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Wizard Currency Symbol Contest Announced

Posted by: Rosi
October 02, 2010, 09:23 PM

Our Contest Crew have just announced their latest contest for the month of October, the Wizard Currency Symbol Contest. Entrants to this month's contest must design and illustrate the three symbols that represent the three denominations of wizarding currency--the Galleon, the Sickle and the Knut--and write a short description (150 words or fewer) description of the basis or history of the symbols.

All descriptions must be copy-pasted into the body of your email, with one image file smaller than 2MB (.jpg, .png, or .gif) with all symbols included. Submissions must be e-mailed to by 11:59 pm (EDT) on the 31st of October, with "Wizard Currency" in the subject line of the e-mail. Entrants should additionally supply a name to be appear with your designs (either a real name or your Leaky Lounge name). Anyone 13 years of age and over who is not involved in the judging process is welcome to enter and please bear in mind that all entries must meet the PG-13 rating.

The first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands and 200 MyLeaky points. Second, third and honourable mention(s) will receive 150, 100 and 50 MyLeaky points respectively. More information, including the full rules of the Wizard Currency Symbol Contest can be found via this link. You can also find further discussion of all of our contests in the Contest Corner Forum at the Leaky Lounge.

Good luck to everyone!

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5439 Points

Oooh, this could be fun!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on October 03, 2010, 04:46 AM report to moderator
1111 Points

wow, this is a great contest…
i think ima enter:)
time to get creative ;)

Posted by Harrypotterultrafan on October 03, 2010, 06:54 AM report to moderator
29 Points

Can’t wait to get to work^^

Posted by Arina I on October 03, 2010, 12:26 PM report to moderator
442 Points

wow this seems like fun!

Posted by Sohumdore on October 03, 2010, 01:45 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

This sounds like a great contest. Good luck to everyone who enters!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on October 03, 2010, 02:28 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

This sounds like fun. I think that the challenging part for many people would be resisting the urge to overdesign. Symbols used in typefaces need to be simple, not too busy – but in this case they should seem original and not too obvious, at the same time. I’m looking forward to seeing the entries!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on October 03, 2010, 03:06 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

That sounds awesome! I am so entering!

4852 Points

Haha! Wow I really like this one! If only I had time… Oh well! Good luck to everyone who enters!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 03, 2010, 05:30 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Haha! Wow I really like this one! If only I had time… Oh well! Good luck to everyone who enters!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 03, 2010, 05:30 PM report to moderator
519 Points

I don’t know if I’ll enter, but I can’t wait to see what others come up with!

Posted by RavenclawGirl13 on October 03, 2010, 06:26 PM report to moderator
393 Points


Posted by hermy on October 03, 2010, 06:32 PM report to moderator
2062 Points

I’m excited to see what people come up with!

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on October 03, 2010, 07:25 PM report to moderator
3134 Points

Clever contest! Good luck to all!

5503 Points

This will be cool!

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on October 03, 2010, 09:01 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

this could be pretty good i always wondered what jk thought though

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on October 03, 2010, 10:23 PM report to moderator
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