Share your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover

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Roald Dahl HQ
Posted on
10:00am, 1st February
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Charlie
Nicola from Roald Dahl HQ with her copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Nicola from Roald Dahl HQ with her copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Amanda from Roald Dahl HQ with her copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Andrea from Puffin Books with her copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Adele from Puffin Books with her copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is 50 years old this year, and we want to see which edition you have!

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is 50 years old in 2014. That means there have been a lot of covers for the book over the years – and we want to see which one YOU read.

So share them with us! Upload a picture or video of yourself with your favourite copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – maybe even the one you read as a child – as well as your name, age and location and we’ll share our favourites here on our blog, as well as on our social media channels. 

If you’re camera-shy, you could hold the book in front of your face so we can just see the cover. That is fine too!

Your picture might look something like the pictures above, which show members of Roald Dahl HQ and the Puffin Books team with their copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

WHO CAN POST A PICTURE OR VIDEO?

Anyone can post a picture or video! Whether you’re a fan who still has their childhood copy, a parent reading the story to their child, a teacher teaching the book to their class, or anyone else at all – wherever you are in the world, we want to see what your copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks like.

WHAT ELSE?

We’d love to know your first name, age and where you’re from, and if you’d like to tell us more about what Charlie and the Chocolate Factory means to you or what you most remember about the book, please do. We have put together three questions which might help you start thinking about this, but these are just a guideline – feel free to word it how you would like. But please do note answers may be edited for length if they are re-used on our website.

Here are the three questions which you might want to answer:

  1. What for you is the secret of this story's enduring appeal?
  2. Who is your favourite character and why?
  3. What impact has this story, and its characters, had on you personally? 

HOW DO I SHARE MY PICTURE OR VIDEO?

There are a few ways you can share your photo or video:

You can post your photo on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest and your video on Instagram, Vine, Facebook or YouTube using the tag #CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory.  

  • Upload your picture or video along with your first name, age and location and the sentence “Here is my #CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory.”
  • We’ll be keeping an eye out and re-posting some of our favourites on our social media channels. If we would like to use your photo on our website blog or anywhere else then we will contact you via the social network you posted your photo on.
  • You can share your picture or video directly with us on our social media channels by posting or tagging us on the Charlie Facebook page, the Roald Dahl Facebook page, the Roald Dahl HQ Twitter account, or on Instagram or Pinterest.

WHEN CAN I POST MY PICTURE?

Any time from 1st February and all the way through 2014!