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Half-Blood Prince Diary Contest Opens

Posted by: Edward
June 03, 2009, 12:11 PM

For the month of June, our Contest Crew has devised a new contest which asks you to write a diary entry from the point of view of an adult Order of the Phoenix member about the Battle of Hogwarts.  In a diary entry of less than 500 words, relate the events of one of the Order members, detailing their personal experience of one or more of the events found in the chapters "The Lightning-Struck Tower," "Flight of the Prince," "The Phoenix Lament," and "The White Tomb."  All diary entries should fall within the bounds of the Harry Potter book canon. 

Readers over the age of 13 and not involved in the judging process may submit one, original, PG-13 appropriate entry to before June 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm (EDT) with "HBP Diary Entry" in the subject line of the e-mail.  Please copy-paste the story into the body of the e-mail and include a name to be used for authorship (real name or Leaky Lounge name).  The first place winner will receive a custom made wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands.

Complete information about this contest can be found on the Contest Page, while Lounge discussion of all of our contests is located via this link.  Additionally, thanks go out to SiriusBSirius for devising the original idea for this contest.  We are still accepting ideas for future contests, so please check out this page to submit your ideas.  If your idea is chosen, you will receive your very own custom made wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands.

Good luck to all who enter!

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1316 Points

This is very interesting. Seems like fun.

Posted by 9and3qtrs[ROAR] on June 04, 2009, 01:15 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

Good luck to all who participate! I am sure that all of the submissions will contain original and refreshing perspectives!

Posted by Kirk on June 04, 2009, 01:25 AM report to moderator
1316 Points

This is very interesting. Seems like fun.

Posted by 9and3qtrs[ROAR] on June 04, 2009, 01:40 AM report to moderator
586 Points

Sounds fun! Great idea!

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on June 04, 2009, 03:08 AM report to moderator
13519 Points

Sounds like a fun contest! How you manage to come up with all these ideas for contests I will never know…

Posted by jenge {Meredith Mooncloud} ~ [ITC!] on June 04, 2009, 03:33 AM report to moderator
6352 Points

I hope Leaky does this for DH later on. Not sure I’m up to it, but I’d love to try my hand with McGonagall. She’s wonderful during the Hogwarts battle and her line about Snape doing “a bunk” is priceless!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on June 04, 2009, 04:45 AM report to moderator
6921 Points

Cool idea! I’ll see if I can come up with anything.

Posted by badger666 on June 04, 2009, 04:46 AM report to moderator
204 Points

that sounds cool! i cant wait to get started! :)

Posted by ShilohMarianna8 on June 04, 2009, 05:02 AM report to moderator
1151 Points

That sounds fascinating

Posted by McGiggles92 on June 04, 2009, 05:21 AM report to moderator
1565 Points

I want a wand!!!

Posted by RaveKatie [WBM] on June 04, 2009, 05:42 AM report to moderator
175 Points

To answer some of your previous questions and comments, this contest is specifically about the Battle at Hogwarts as found in HBP. Please submit entries from the perspective of an adult OOTP member who was actually at that battle (no Arthur, Molly, Aberforth, etc.).

And you may enter the contest if you are 13.

Good luck everyone!

Posted by FredFan on June 04, 2009, 07:58 AM report to moderator
523 Points

I think this is an interesting challange. Flying off to work!

Posted by Rhiannon on June 04, 2009, 11:54 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Will there be an age line?

Posted by Won_Two on June 04, 2009, 01:48 PM report to moderator
1218 Points

Good idea, i might give this one a go actually

Posted by Prisoner Of Azkaban on June 04, 2009, 06:36 PM report to moderator
1839 Points

What an amazing contest! I have lots of ideas already…just hope I can scratch up enough time to get them down in writing!

Posted by Lillylove on June 04, 2009, 08:10 PM report to moderator
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