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 led the way as the UK's leading resource for both compers and promoters. Loquax's name became synonymous with online competitions!
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.
As a comping service Loquax has always been ahead of the game in terms of innovation. We were the first site to introduce 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.
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 but instead prefers doing photography and following the fortunes of Southampton FC.
Loquax Ltd is based in Holmfirth, Llanelli and occasionally Calasparra
Registered in England and Wales, company number 04219383.
Registered office: 1 Cooper Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 3BP.