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June Contest: Hogwarts Yearbook

Posted by: Mel
June 18, 2012, 06:59 PM

In this month's contest we're asking you to design a page of the Hogwarts yearbook. You can make a page devoted to a particular Hogwarts House, to a favorite subject, an extracurricular activity (Quidditch, anyone?), or even a "Most likely to..." page featuring the "Cutest Couple", the "Class Clown", most likely “to be minister of magic” one day etc. And your idea can feature whichever era you like; anytime from the very first year when the founders opened the school, to the age when Harry’s own children began attending. Just make sure you stick to canon, for example having Lily and Snape on the same page would be correct, having Tom Riddle (Voldemort) and Lupin on the same page would not, as they did not attend Hogwarts at the same time. 

The first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand (design changes each month) donated by Wizard Wood Wands, as well as 200 MyLeaky points. Second, third, and honorable mention(s) will receive 150, 100, and 50 MyLeaky points respectively.

Please be aware that the submission deadline is later than usual: all submissions must be in by July 15th at 11:59 EST. You can read more about the contest here. Good luck!

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884 Points

first!! oh this sounds like fun!!!!!!

Posted by Mudblood_and_proud on June 18, 2012, 07:20 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

Now this grabs my attention! I’d love to try my hand at designing a page, even though I’m not the best at graphic’s, I think it’ll be a lot of fun. =D

Posted by LunaLuver on June 19, 2012, 12:45 AM report to moderator
11773 Points

I would just like to point out that this isn’t really a custom at UK schools, though it has started to come in recently under US influence. This is probably true of most other countries, too. So perhaps it would be fair if Leaky were to give links to some examples of the sort of thing they have in mind?

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on June 19, 2012, 01:41 AM report to moderator
1787 Points

This sounds like A LOT of fun!

Posted by horcruxhunter7 on June 19, 2012, 02:27 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Right you are V-J….

Posted by Won_Two on June 19, 2012, 10:36 AM report to moderator
5723 Points

Kind of late in the month to be announcing a “monthly” contest, because I take it we only have until the end of the month to produce this yearbook page!

Posted by La La Toadstone =:) on June 19, 2012, 05:55 PM report to moderator
5723 Points

Oops, just saw it is until July 15…

Posted by La La Toadstone =:) on June 19, 2012, 05:57 PM report to moderator
467 Points

Would love to do this! :D

Posted by lovelle on June 19, 2012, 10:52 PM report to moderator
3343 Points

I really have no idea what a yearbook would look like! But I might try something. Besides this is Hogwarts we’re talking about! We can Anything :P Or almost anything ;)

Posted by Hedwig♪WBM♪OS on June 21, 2012, 03:30 AM report to moderator
667 Points

My daughter is pestering me about winning a wand for her…

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on June 21, 2012, 04:21 PM report to moderator
3343 Points

I’ve already one a wand once, but it never reached me :(

Posted by Hedwig♪WBM♪OS on June 24, 2012, 04:29 AM report to moderator
310 Points

That is a very good point about needing to post examples of yearbooks for those who are not familiar with them. If you do a search on google for “yearbook pages” there are several things that come up. One is a “yearbook yourself” where you can put your own face in existing photos from yearbooks, with crazy hair styles etc from various decades. It also includes group shots from things like homecoming, prom, clubs, teams…that should give you an idea of the kind of thing that’s usually included. In “images” of yearbook photos, there are many examples of existing pages so you can see what a layout might look like. If you have specific questions about what’s acceptable and what is not, don’t hesitate to ask us, either here or in the contest corner of the lounge, or you can send an own to one of us directly.

Hedwig♪WBM♪OS , when did you win your wand? If it was in the last 6 months or so, we are working on that, but our wand provider has had some real life issues she’s dealing with that take precedence. She IS trying to catch up, but she is quite behind, so she will eventually get there, but it may take a while. If you don’t receive it within a couple of months, you might want to send us a note so we can inquire about it. And if it was longer ago, please let us know. When I was a contest participant, my wand took more than a year to get to me because of similar issues. But to our knowledge, no winner has ever NOT received their wand eventually. Just keep us informed so we can keep on top of it. Thank you!

-Songbird – Leaky Contest Staff

Posted by songbird on June 24, 2012, 08:45 AM report to moderator
152 Points

This is such a cute idea!

Posted by hogwarts-is-my-home on July 12, 2012, 02:18 PM report to moderator
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