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Rita Skeeter Writing Contest


August's contest was suggested in our Brainstorming for Ideas thread by Kneazel Tamer, who will receive a handcrafted wand by Wizard Wood Wands. We continue to welcome suggestions for future contests.


The career of Rita Skeeter, special reporter for the Daily Prophet, has taken a turn for the worse. One of her recent articles contained some shocking (and untrue) remarks concerning the character of the current Minister for Magic. Kingsley Shacklebolt is a very popular Minister, and although he himself laughed off the insults, Rita's popularity took a nose-dive. The Daily Prophet's editors, while not wanting to lose Rita's talent (nor to suffer the effects of her venomous quill if they sacked her), thought it might be best to reduce her visibility somewhat. She has, accordingly, been given the relatively harmless (or so they hope) role of Wedding Reporter. Her first assignment, much to her chagrin, is to cover the wedding of Ms. Luna Lovegood to Mr. Rolf Scamander. For August's contest, we invite you to submit the article you think Rita would write about this wedding.


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.
  • 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:
  • Write the article you believe Rita Skeeter would write for the Daily Prophet about the wedding of Luna Lovegood and Rolf Scamander.
  • Articles must be no more than 350 words in length.
  • All submissions must be e-mailed to contests@the-leaky-cauldron.org by 11:59 pm (EDT) on 31 August, with "Rita Skeeter article" in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • Please copy-paste your article 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: The winners have been picked! Please click the author's name to see the winning entries. Congratulations to the winners!

First Place: AubNoelle
Second Place: Amy Staniszewski
Third Place: Kneazel Tamer

Honorable Mention: Auric
Honorable Mention: katandcon
Honorable Mention: LadyBlack
Honorable Mention: Hayley Whelan


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