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2011 Two Part Riddles Contest Announced

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Posted by: Rosi
May 01, 2011, 09:35 PM

For the fourth year running, the Contest Team has brought back its Two Part Riddles Contest over the months of May and June. This year, to make it even easier to remember when riddles will be posted, the Contest Team have started up a Facebook page. If you "like" the page, you will receive updates and reminders on your news feed.

Part One of the contest will take place during May and you are invited to submit a riddle that relates to a person, place or thing found in the Harry Potter books. You may submit up to three riddles of no more than 75 words each and they must be copy-pasted in the body of an e-mail to contests@the-leaky-cauldron.org by 25 May, 2011 at 11:59pm EDT with "2011 Riddle Entries" in the subject line. Please include either a real or Leaky Lounge name to be used for authorship.

The contest team will select the best riddles from the entries to have 10 riddles to post. The team will also write and post riddles to fill in any needs. From these 10 riddles, a new riddle will be posted in the Contest Corner and on the Facebook page each Monday and Friday at 9am EDT during the month of June, for Part Two of the contest.

In June, all answers must be e-mailed with "2011 Riddle # Answer" in the subject line to contests@the-leaky-cauldron.org before the next riddle is posted. Please also submit a name (real name or Leaky Lounge name) to be used for tracking and site announcement (if you should win) purposes. Please replace the # with the riddle number (e.g. Riddle 1 Answer, Riddle 2 Answer, etc). Please do not post your answer in any form or way on the Leaky Lounge and Facebook.

All contestants' riddle entries used in June (this excludes riddles created by the contest team) and all people who submit correct answers for all the riddles will be placed into a drawing for one of three Wizard Wood Wands.

You can find the full rules for both parts of the contest, the schedule for when the riddles will be posted and more details here on the 2011 Two Part Riddles Contest page.

Have fun!

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25 Comments

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1026 Points

Awesome I love riddles!

Posted by AbbyWeasley on May 01, 2011, 10:27 PM report to moderator
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10268 Points

Oh nooooo! Why the word limit? I wrote a fabulous 12-line rhyming riddle months and months ago and have been holding it just for this contest! No fair!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on May 01, 2011, 11:22 PM report to moderator
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10471 Points

That’s so cool! But riddles seems hard to write! I’m still going to try because I want to win the wand! Thank you so much MyLeaky for giving me a chance to write a riddle! =]

Posted by . on May 02, 2011, 01:02 AM report to moderator
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1642 Points

I’ll never get the hang of it xD .. Hahaha !

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on May 02, 2011, 03:54 AM report to moderator
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I shouldn’t have used up all my riddles on the HP Poetry group! Though they probably weren’t hard enough anyway.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on May 02, 2011, 04:40 AM report to moderator
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The word limit is the same as it has been for the previous years’ contests. It is to ensure that A) the author puts a lot of thought into the entry, B) that the contest staff does not have to read through 150 entries that are half a page long, and C) that it does not give too much information and make the riddle too easy, or to hard by contrast.
For those of you who would like some resources to help you in writing your riddles, http://www.ehow.com/how_2064378_write-riddles.html
and http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/riddle/WriteYourOwnRiddle.pdf
should give you some good ideas to get you started! There are links in the contest corner of the forum. Good luck and most importantly, have fun!!

Posted by songbird on May 02, 2011, 08:30 AM report to moderator
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1466 Points

Great! this is such a cool contest…Maybe I’ll try it out.

Posted by Jacket on May 02, 2011, 11:09 AM report to moderator
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948 Points

gonna try out ;)

Posted by Miss Weasley on May 02, 2011, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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80426 Points

How nice…

Posted by Won_Two on May 02, 2011, 11:55 AM report to moderator
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2389 Points

Oooooooh…….. I think I’ll probably be better at solving riddles than writing them….. so I may just let other people do the creative part ;)

Posted by Bellatrix The Strange on May 02, 2011, 04:30 PM report to moderator
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Happy Wizarding independence day everybody!!

Posted by trumpetgirly545 on May 02, 2011, 04:30 PM report to moderator
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Ohhh its hard to think of riddles!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on May 02, 2011, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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113 Points

I love this contest!! I entered last year as well, and I hope this continues for a very long time. I was looking forward to it ever since the end of May last year!
Good luck everyone who enters!!

Posted by nimbus2010 on May 02, 2011, 09:15 PM report to moderator
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Riddle contest? Surely not a Tom Riddle contest…!

Posted by Corus on May 03, 2011, 12:19 AM report to moderator
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91 Points

I love Riddles ;)!

Posted by Dee [^Hiss^] on May 03, 2011, 04:44 AM report to moderator
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