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Other Uses for the Room of Requirement Contest


Many secrets lie hidden in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts. One is known by some as the Room of Requirement. Harry and his friends used it many times to their advantage, first as a training room where they could practice defensive magic, then later as refuge when they needed to hide from the Carrows. We also know that on one occasion Dumbledore stumbled across its entrance when he was in urgent need of a bathroom. And even as Hogwarts Headmaster, he could never find it again. Speaking of things that shall never be found, we’ve also learned about the room’s ability to safe guard the thousands of hidden objects, some quite sinister, that students have stashed out of sight for decades.

So here’s the question: how would you as a student of Hogwarts utilize the room’s enchantments to your benefit? Would you ask for something clever and kind or would you have the room aid you in deceit? Keep in mind that Hogwarts has always maintained a strictly PG13 code of conduct, and points will be taken from any student who uses their creativity to suggest such uses as “a place to hook-up”, “a place to imprison and torture first years,” or “a place to kill irritating staff and students.”


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 mentions 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:
  • Describe how you would use the Room of Requirement to your benefit, give us the: who, what, how and when. Be thorough in your description covering all the loopholes and requirements to make such an idea work.
  • Descriptions must be no more than 50 words in length.
  • All submissions must be e-mailed to contests@the-leaky-cauldron.org by 11:59 pm (EDT) on 30 September, with "Room of Requirement uses" 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: We have the winners! The winners and their entries are thus...


First Place: agarwalsonika7

For me, the Room of Requirement will work like Google. It'll provide information, moving images, maps and answer all my questions. I'll see videos in the form of a memory of the person in the video. With my 'Come and GOogle Room', I'm rather keen on entering any Triwizard Tournament.

Second Place: Bethan Viney

I would use the Room of Requirement to produce a weekly newspaper filled with gossip and articles on all the latest Hogwarts news. The room would be equipped with printing equipment and machinery. I would hire three other students to help produce the newspaper. Now I can have my say!

Third Place: Freds_ear
Make Filch's cat a playroom. Mrs. Norris would be too busy playing to notice my shenanigans. I would be on her good side so when she did notice she wouldn’t alert Filch. Bonus!... Filch would be driven crazy looking for his cat and we all know how fun that is.

Honorable Mention: Kneazel Tamer

Nurs’ry fer carin’ fer and raisin’ magical creatures (never you mind wha’ sort).
Mus’ be undetectable to anyone but me. Needs a good fireplace fer hatchin’ and fireproof walls, see. Should be a good supply of brandy an’ chicken blood handy an’ teddy bears. Ceiling an’ doorway mus’ be high.

Honorable Mention: maddielion

I would be entrepreneurial in using the Room. I would partner with George Weasley and manage a Hogwarts branch of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. I would ask the room to transform itself into a small store, stock it with Weasley products, and inform trustworthy students of how to find and enter.

Honorable Mention: LadyBlack

Room Of Requirement- Indoor Broomstick Obstacle Course.

No Staff
Any student can compete
Room needs a first-aid closet and a shortcut to the hospital wing (just in case)
1st-years aren’t allowed brooms, so we’d sneak theirs in through the Hogs Head passage
Also need broom storage lockers for safe keeping.


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