Get lost in a book competition



We’re super excited to launch our first ever “Get Lost in a Book” competition. We’re giving local primary schools in Sussex the chance to win a share of 5,000 books for their school.


Sound good? Find out how to enter below…


Sussex, it’s time to get creative. We’re inviting pupils to ‘get lost’ in their favourite story by drawing or writing themselves in to a scene from their favourite book.


Whether they draw themselves in the epic Battle of Hogwarts fighting alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione or perhaps write about discovering mysterious coves with the Famous Five, we want to see them!


The top entries across all participating primary schools will be chosen by a judging panel from World of Books, with the 10 winners receiving up to 500 second hand books for their school and a fantastic personalised prize hamper for themselves


Grownups – here’s where you need to help…


Simply read through the terms and conditions listed below, download and complete the entry form and send that back, along with the entry itself by Sunday 2nd April.


  1. You can email everything to


You can post your entries to us at:


Get Lost in a Book Competition
Marketing Department,
World of Books,
Mulberry House,
Woods Way
West Sussex
BN12 4QY



Click the link below to download the entry form



“Get Lost in a Book” Competition Terms and Conditions


To enter the World of Books Get Lost in a Book competition (the “Competition’’) to win 500 books for your school, please read these Terms and Conditions. By sending in an entry, each participant accepts these Terms and Conditions. Entries will need to be sent via email at or via postal entry to the following address: "Get Lost in a Book Competition", Marketing Department, World of Books, Mulberry House, Woods Way, Goring by Sea, West Sussex BN12 4QY


  • Eligibility for Participation: The Competition is only open to individuals (referred to as “Participants”) who must be (i) a pupil, aged 11 or under,  at a primary school in East Sussex or West Sussex; and (ii) have the permission from a parent/guardian and their teacher to enter. Only one entry per child. A school may only receive one prize of 500 books. There are ten such prizes. World of Books employees and their immediate family are not permitted to enter the Competition.


  • Access to Competition: Participants enter the Competition by submitting one of the following:i. A drawn poster of a scene from their favourite book, including themselves as a character.ii. A written scene from their favourite book, including themselves as a character in the story, together with their name and address, age, contact email address or telephone number,  and their primary school.


  • No entry fee is payable.


  • Entries to be submitted via either:



  • ii. Post to: "Get Lost in a Book Competition", Marketing Department, World of Books, Mulberry House, Woods Way, Goring by Sea, West Sussex BN12 4QY


  • World of Books does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry or any viruses or malware from any email or online submission or correspondence.


  • Entries may be sent by the individual Participant or together with others by their school.


  • Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. 


  • All entries must be received by World of Books by 23.59 GMT on 02/04/2017


  • Winners: Those selected to win the prize will be informed on or around 16/04/2017. Winners of all prizes will be notified via email or telephone. If the winner cannot be contacted within 5 working days of the terms of the notification, another entry will be selected and the original winner will forfeit any prize.


  • The Prize: 10 schools will win 500 second-hand children’s books (suitable for ages 4-11). The choice of books will be determined by World of Books. The child whose entry wins the books for their school will also receive a goodie pack curated by World of Books


  • Selecting winners: The winner will be selected by the World of Books jury that will review the creativity of the entry, the style of writing as well as the story or artwork. The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to this decision.


  • World of Books is not responsible for any lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible or incomplete entries. If, for any reason, the Competition is not capable of running as planned, as a result of any causes beyond the control of World of Books or there is anything which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Competition, World of Books reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition and/or select winners from all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.


  • World of Books reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any Participant or a school it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition; to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person or contestant.


  • Ownership: Upon submission, each physical contest entry (manuscript or artwork) becomes the property of World of Books. Each of the ten winners also grants a non-exclusive license to World of Books, for a 12-month period following the end date of the Competition, for it to share or reproduce the story or picture online, through press or social channels, or at exhibitions or physical displays, as part of promotion of and as a result of the competition.  The name of the winning Participant and their school will also be used alongside such sharing, reproduction or exhibition unless the Participant or their school requests World of Books, in writing, not to credit the Participant or the school. 


  • This Competition shall be governed by the laws of England and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts


  • Competition organiser: The Competition is organised by World of Books Limited.