July 24, 2012 8.59 am This story is over 117 months old

Calling Muggles: Lincoln libraries celebrate Harry Potter

Harry potty: Fans of Harry Potter in Lincoln are being given a chance to win magical prizes in celebration of the book series’ 15th anniversary.

Libraries across Lincoln are taking part in a national competition to find the UK’s biggest Harry Potter fan.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is asking fans of Harry Potter to explain why they love the boy wizard in no more than 50 words.

Bloomsbury will be on the lookout for the most original and entertaining reasons and encourages competition entrants to make their letters as creative and elaborate as possible.

Winners will receive a family trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort and a special 15th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Head of Heritage and Libraries, Jonathan Platt, said: “Lincolnshire libraries are delighted to be supporting the search for the biggest Harry Potter fan.

“Stocking the full range of Harry Potter titles across our libraries, we’re encouraging people to not only enter the competition, but also re-kindle their love for Harry and his adventures.

“It’s also a great opportunity for those who may not have read the Harry Potter series to discover what all the fuss is about.”

Entires for the competition can be posted at all Lincolnshire libraries (including mobile libraries) between Tuesday, June 26 and Tuesday, July 31

The winner and runners up will be announced on Saturday, September 1.

For further details about the competition, please visit www.bloomsbury.com/harrypottercompetition

Source: Lincolnshire County Council