Harry Potter 'chocolate frog' competition for schools

Harry Potter 'chocolate frog' competition for schools

Bloomsbury has launched a competition for schools to win a workshop with Harry Potter jacket illustrator Jonny Duddle as part of Harry Potter Book Night, which will take place on the 5th February.
 
To win the workshop, pupils must design a new "chocolate frog" card. The cards, which feature moving pictures of famous wizards and witches, are a feature of the novels, making their first appearance in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, where they are given away with chocolate frog confectionery.
 
The winning pupil will also receive a hardback set of the new editions of Harry Potter and a signed Jonny Duddle print. Six runners-up will win a paperback set of the books and a signed print.
 
More details are on the website and the closing date for entries is the 6th February.
 
More than 8,500 groups, including bookshops, schools and community groups, have signed up to take part in Harry Potter Book Night by downloading a pack of games and activities.
 
In the UK, the Reading Agency’s Chatterbooks reading groups are hosting an event, as are 240 Brownies and 80 Girl Guides groups.

Waterstones Picadilly is hosting a party with Duddle, writers Damian Kelleher and Laura Dockrill, and the team behind the online fan site Pottermore.