Retell the whole of a Dickens story or just a particular scene from one of his books in the style of a favourite newspaper, magazine or comic.
- Bleak House could be turned into a searing article on the injustices of the Victorian legal system in the style of broadsheet investigative journalism
- A scene from A Christmas Carol could be turned into a ghostly Manga comic strip.
- Great Expectations – dashing young star “Pip” Pirrip tells a celebrity magazine about his amazing rags to riches story.
- Oliver Twist – sensational tabloid expose of the “violent street gangs terrorising London”
You can get creative with your entry – adding pictures and graphics – or just submit plain text. You can enter on your own or as part of a group.
The prize categories are:
- Children’s competition: 11 and under
- Teenage competition: ages 12 to 16
- Adult competition: ages 17 and over
- Group competition: all ages – can include families submitting one entry
All entries should fit onto a single side of A4 paper. Entries can be posted into a ballot box at any Southwark library or emailed to email@example.com
The lucky winner(s) from each category will enjoy free DVD and CD rentals for a whole year. The winners and runners up will also win free copies of Oliver Twist. Selected entries will also form part of an exhibition in Southwark libraries.
Submissions must include:
- Contact number
- Email address
- Southwark Library card number
- Entry category from the following groups:
Children’s (11 and under)
Teenage (ages 12 to 16)
Adult ages (17 and over)
Group (all ages – please indicate how many people are in your group)
Deadline for entries 31 May 2012