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Street Hunt Launch

9th Jul 2022

Street Hunt launches on 9 July and runs until a winner is found. Read on to find out more and pre-order your Street Hunt book to play.

Event Details
The Book Stop, St Helens
  • Launch,
  • Families,
  • Place

Street Hunt is a kind of visual crossword puzzle by artist Joshua Sofaer. A treasure hunt where the riches are road names, a story emerging from the page and your chance to win up to *£6,000! Interested?

*Current prize fund: £1000 (and growing)

Watch the video explainer!

What is it?

A poem has been written with words from St Helens road names. A book of photographs shows the street signs and their surroundings but with the names removed. You have to work out what the streets are, and complete the poem to solve the puzzle.

How does it work?

The first person, family or group to submit a correctly completed book with all the right answers wins. The prize is the total of the book sales until a winner is found, with a guaranteed minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £6,000 if all 1,000 books are sold at £6 each. The more money we receive the bigger the prize pot gets. You can buy as many books as you want, and complete a book with friends/family if you prefer.

To win, you need to give us your copy of the book with all the blank signs clearly filled in correctly, and the poem completed too.

You must be over 18 to enter.

How do I get my copy?

You can pre-order your book online via our Square page from 16 June OR buy in store at The Book Stop, Bridge Street, St Helens from Saturday 9 July, 10am.

All pre-ordered books will be available to collect from 10am on Saturday 9 July at The Book Stop at our special launch event (more details to follow!).

If you can't make the launch you are welcome to collect your pre-order or buy your Street Hunt book after Saturday 9 July at The Book Stop (normal opening hours apply). Books will be available to buy in store until all copies have been sold.

Only 1,000 copies of the Street Hunt book will be released. They are priced at £6 each. The T&C's

We know reading rules can be boring but they will answer a lot of questions that you have (and will also tell you how to submit a winning entry!) Download them below.


Street Hunt Competition Rules

Street Hunt by Joshua Sofaer, produced in St Helens by Heart of Glass, was originally commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Design and animation by Alexandra Papagianni with Cultivate.

Sound design by Antonis Haniotakis.

Voiceover by Gary Conley.

Joshua Sofaer