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Wizarding World T-Shirt Contest


You are the owner of the struggling wizarding clothes shop, Bolts and Bobbins, trying to drum up business. You hit upon the idea to get more kids into the shop (because we all know that where the youngsters go so follow mommy and daddy’s galleons!). You’ve decided to market a line of T-shirts for Hogwarts students bearing slogans, quips, and phrases appealing to teenage wizards and witches. For December's contest, create an original design for a T-shirt you think could be a best-seller. Winning entries will be made available for our readers to download and transfer to their own T-shirts!

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 the contestant. Any entries found to contain the work of another artist 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 donated by Wizard Wood Wands (changes monthly) and 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 on the FAQ, or would like to discuss this Contest, please come to the Contest Corner Forum of The Leaky Lounge.

Contest Rules
  • Design a T-shirt (via computer or hand) to be sold to teenage witches and wizards. Base your design on an originally worded slogan, quip, or phrase. You may put a wizarding twist on an existing joke or saying if the change gives the words a new meaning. Please do not include quotes or illustrations from the HP books, interviews, movies, official licensed products, or any such official media, owing to copyright issues.
  • Please remember this contest is for teenage witches and wizards and not for us as readers and fans so quips like "I've got a SIRIUS obsession" would not work for this contest since Sirius is considered a criminal in the wizarding world.
  • Your design may be for the front or back of the shirt, or both, and may include an illustration. An illustration or fancy design is not required since simplicity works just as well to showcase the slogan.
  • Please create a full-scale illustration of your design which can be copied for screening onto a t-shirt. Create a separate illustration showing the format and placement of the slogans on the shirt (front and back if needed). You may indicate the colors you recommend for both the shirt and the printing if you feel they are important to the overall effect.
  • Please submit your entry in .jpg, .png, or .gif format. You may submit two files (one for the full scale design and the other for the format (front/back in one file)). File sizes no larger than 2 MB, please.
  • Please include the name you would like to have appear with your slogan (real name, Leaky Lounge, MyLeaky, etc).
  • All submissions must be e-mailed to contests@the-leaky-cauldron.org by 11:59 pm (EDT) on December 17, with "T-shirt Slogans" in the subject line of the e-mail.

UPDATE: The winners have been picked! Click the links below to see a close-up of the t-shirt and a full view of the t-shirt. Congratulations to the winners!

First Place: ThatEnglishHalfBlood

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Close-up of design

Second Place: nellythemarrow

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Close-up of design

Third Place: Jenni S.

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Close-up of design

Honorable Mention: Rachezee
(Note: Please keep in mind that pants are underwear in the U.K.!)

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Close-up of design



Thanks to everyone who entered!

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