Fantastic Beasts CompetitionBloomsbury have announced their Creatures in the Classroom Competition. The competition is being held in conjunction with the Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 1st of February 2018, with a celebration based around “Fantastic Beasts, the original cornucopia of mythical creatures, which sits at the very heart of the Harry Potter stories. Schools across the UK are invited to bring Fantastic Beasts to life on Harry Potter Book Night by creating their very own wild and wonderful beasts as part of our Creatures in the Classroom competition.” (Bloomsbury)

The Top Prize:
The wining school will win a ‘Professor of Potter’ Book Festival event, themed around Fantastic Beasts, plus a menagerie of books for their school library consisting of: The Hogwarts Library box set, the Illustrated Edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and a hardback box set of the Harry Potter series.

SEVEN runners-up will also receive a copy of The Hogwarts Library box set and an Illustrated Edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The competition is to create fantastical creatures:

Your class can either:

i) create a magical display of made-up mythical beasts using a range of textures and materials (e.g. paint, colouring-in pencils),


ii) physically bring the beasts to life through live role play and dressing up with a ‘Creatures in the Classroom’ parade. Each child could dress up as their own beast or you could create one big beast using all the children in the classroom!

Visit for more information on how to enter and to view the full terms and conditions.

There are free resources available as well:


There is also a Discussion Guide for each of the seven books plus ideas and other classroom activities, and lots of other ways to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night. Download the free kit filled with inspirational activity and event ideas and practical resources themed around Fantastic Beasts.

Fantastic Beasts Competition