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Fred and George Family Prank Contest


It's that time of year again when we celebrate those masters of mayhem Fred and George Weasley. Over the years their mischief has been limitless and almost no one has been spared. Remember when they set that swamp up in the Hogwarts corridor and Filch had to shuttle students across it by boat for days, or when they attacked Umbridge with a swarm of blazing fireworks? Positively brilliant we say! But the pranks we really want to know about are the ones they've committed against their own family.

Your task this month is to interview any member of the Weasley family and get them to recount the story of a previously unknown prank pulled on them by Fred and George. Then come on back and share the story with rest of us in 500 words or less. Try to answer the questions, when did it happen, where did it happen, and what was the twin's motivation behind it. Make sure to keep your stories cannon correct with both time and place. If they were at Hogwarts, what year was it? If they were at home, was it durning the holiday break, or did it occur before they started school or after they left?

Be creative and have fun.


General Rules:
  • Anyone 13 years of age and over may enter the contest, including staff members who are not involved in the judging process.
  • One entry per person.
  • All submissions must be the original work of a single contestant. Any entries found to contain the work of another author will be disqualified.
  • All entries must meet PG-13 standards of decency and good taste.
  • All decisions by the judges are final.
  • The first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand (design changes each month) and a copy of the book The Practitioners Guide to Wand Magic by William C. Wilson, both 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 refer to our FAQ if you are not sure of something.
  • If you have any questions not answered in the FAQ, or would like to discuss this Contest, please come to the Contest Corner Forum of The Leaky Lounge.

Contest Rules:
  • In 500 words or less, write a story of a brilliant prank that Fred and George pulled on any of their family members, it can take place at any time, anywhere, but it must be cannon correct
  • Your submission must be e-mailed to contests@the-leaky-cauldron.org by 11:59 pm (EDT) on April 30th, with "Family Prank" in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • Please copy-paste your description into the body of the e-mail and include a name to be used for authorship. You may use your real name or your Leaky Lounge name.

UPDATE: Winners have been picked! You can read the winning entries by clicking the author's name.


First Place: AJ Clarke
Second Place: Winnie Weasley
Third Place: QuillMirror121


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