Imagine That!

Young people's literature competition

Imagine That! is all about encouraging young people to experience their favourite stories in a new way. If you're aged between 4 and 16 and love books then this is the competition for you. 

Aged 4-11

What's your favourite story? We need you to create a brand new front cover using your imagination, creativity and drawing skills! Draw your front cover on an A4 piece of paper and either scan and email to or drop in your drawing to Prestwich Library in an envelope marked 'Imagine That competition entry' (remember to include your contact details on the back of your drawing!). If dropping your picture off please also email us to confirm your entry.

Aged 11 - 16

Have you ever loved a book so much you didn't want it to end? This challenge is for you - we want you to write an extra chapter after the end of your favourite book, showing what you think happens to your favourites characters after the end of the original story. Maximum 500 words.

Everyone that enters will be invited to our very special Imagine That celebration event on Sunday 29 September - with Prestwich's very own  poet extraordinaire Tony Walsh! Winning entries for both competitions will include a reading from their favourite book and a book token.

To enter either competition,  email your entry to with your name, age and address. Closing date is Monday 23 September. Good luck imagineers!

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To submit your idea please email with as much information as possible about your proposal. 

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