All About Loquax!

Loquax was the UK's first competition portal. Starting life as a simple Demon homepage, we took an interest in entering, and occasionally winning, competitions and turned it into a community site to help others enjoy the hobby of comping. We're proud to say that we led the way as the UK's leading resource for both compers and promoters. Loquax's name became synonymous with online competitions!

The Ducks

The site officially launched in February 1998. The name "Loquax" (Lo-quacks), our registered trademark, comes from the Latin Loquatious. Loquax was chosen as as a domain name it could be attributed seamlessly to any subject online plus it also because it's quite memorable. Our duck logo was introduced in 2004 to add character to the site. The logo was revamped in 2010 to give it more dimension. However 'Quack' has been partially retired as gambling partners were concerned it may appeal to children.


As a comping service Loquax has always been ahead of the game in terms of innovation. We were the first site to introduce entry tracking facilities and the first site to allow users to block types of competitions - including Facebook and Twitter. We even developed a unique tracking system especially for advent competitions and brought in a mobile version of Loquax for compers. It's fair to say we were the best competition site of our time!


In 2013 the site's founders, Jason Dale & Kirsty Darbyshire, took the difficult decision to end the free competition listing service citing business and personal reasons. The site's community stepped up and created their own user-led service. Ten years later Loquax still remains a busy site for the comping community. We are the leading resource for win a house competitions and we continue to develop. In 2022 we moved our bingo content into it's own home at Loquax Bingo whilst in September 2023 we moved the competitions service on to a brand new platform. Our biggest move in 20 years!


Jason Dale

Jason Dale is the Managing Director of Loquax and is responsible for the day to day running of the business. Away from Loquax, Jason used to blog at OneLittleDuck, and even won some awards. Today Jason spends a lot of time doing photography and following the dwindling fortunes of Southampton FC.

Kirsty Darbyshire

Kirsty Darbyshire is the Technical Director of Loquax and is responsible for keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes. Kirsty spends her time knitting, sewing, taking photos and reading too many books.

Get In Touch

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Loquax Ltd is based in Northern England & South Wales
Registered in England and Wales, company number 04219383.
Registered office: 1 Cooper Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 3BP.

Find out about Loquax in the Press and our awards, how you can advertise on Loquax and find out more about the other sites we've been involved with over the years.