Book yourself an incredible prize!

Do you ever read in an unusual place? Have you spotted a library somewhere unexpected? If so, you could win up to £100 in book vouchers!

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has designated 2020 to be the Year of Reading and there are already plenty of ways for everyone to get involved.

And now there’s a chance to win one of four prizes to boost your own library, thanks to Kathryn Jackson, lead governor on Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Hospital Trust’s council of governors.

As Kathryn prepares to step down from her position at Alder Hey, she is sponsoring a competition to mark the occasion. All you need to do is take a photograph of either you reading somewhere unusual or of a “library” you have come across in an unexpected place.

The prizes are:

  • First prize – £100 of book vouchers
  • Second prize – £50 of book vouchers
  • Two third prizes – £25 of book vouchers.

Said Kathryn Jackson, lead governor on Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Hospital Trust’s council of governors: “’The internet’s great but it’s not all you need – pick up a book and just start to read – stories and knowledge all plant the seed for ideas, thoughts and imagination freed!  Good luck with the competition!”

Said Cllr Barbara Murray, cabinet member for education, employment and skills and lead for the #LiverpoolReads said: “We’re so grateful for Kathryn’s sponsorship of the competition.

“This is a great opportunity for people to have some fun and share their love of reading, hopefully we’ll all get some new ideas of what to read, where to read it and hopefully people will also be inspired to set up their our ‘little libraries.’

How to enter

Entries must be digital photographs.

Entrants must live in Liverpool and the competition is open to residents of all ages.

Email photos with your name, age and contact details to

Please state if you do not want your photograph shared on social media.

The competition will be judged by the Year of Reading planning group.

The closing date is Tuesday 31 March.

Liverpool Waterfront