Ron’s Chocolate Frog Card Contest

Jan 11, 2008

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color=”#a50000″ face=”Comic Sans MS”>Ron’s Chocolate Frog Card Contest

Lecanard: Will we see Harry and his friends having their own history on chocolate frogs cards?
J.K. Rowling: Definitely, and Ron will describe this as his finest hour.
(J.K.
Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, July 30, 2007 (2.00-3.00pm
BST). Source: Bloomsbury.com, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Transcription
credit: Bloomsbury. Courtesy of Accio Quote!)

Voldy-war
II is over, and the wizarding world has many new heroes. C.N. Fection
and Sons, who supply Honeydukes of Hogsmeade and many other wizarding
shops with their exclusive Chocolate Frogs, are working overtime to
create Chocolate Frog cards for these newly famous witches and wizards.
C.N. Fection and Sons know that it takes time to create a quality card,
yet popular demand for a new set of the collectible cards is growing.
We here at Leaky, having been informed of this dilemma by one of our
vigilant reporters, have offered to help out. A card design is still
needed for Ronald Bilius Weasley. We feel sure that our readers know
Mr. Weasley better than anyone (excluding J.K. Rowling herself), and we
believe that our huge pool of talent can create a card which will meet
the exacting standards of C.N Fection and Sons. Leaky’s January 2008
contest, therefore, invites our readers to create Ron Weasley’s
Chocolate Frog card, including the picture on one side and the
biographical information on the other. We suggest you use Dumbledore’s
card, quoted below (Scholastic pb. SS, p.128), as a guide:


ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

CURRENTLY HEADMASTER OF HOGWARTS

Considered
by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Dumbledore is particularly
famous for his defeat of the Dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the
discovery of the twelve uses of dragon’s blood, and his work on alchemy
with his partner, Nicolas Flamel. Dumbledore enjoys chamber music and
tenpin bowling.

General Guidelines

  • • Each entry must present a design for a complete Chocolate Frog card,
    including an illustration and a brief biography of Ron (see detailed
    instructions below).
  • • Collaboration will be allowed for this
    contest. A team of one artist and one writer may submit a joint entry.
    The entry should be submitted under one team member’s name, with credit
    given to the other member. Each team member may participate in only one
    team. Entries from individuals who wish to design both the written and
    illustrated parts of the card are also welcome. There is a limit of one
    entry per individual or team.
  • • All work must be original. Any entries found to contain the work of individuals outside the team will be disqualified.
  • • All entries must be of an exemplary quality; they must be creative,
    organized, focused, coherent and not contain net speak or other slang.
    Spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be taken into consideration
    when judging.
  • • Please keep the card no larger than 5″ by 5″.
    Manipulating the card look within the 5″ by 5″ is acceptable (e.g.
    creating a hexagon that is 5″ by 5″).
  • • Please try to keep all
    file sizes below 1 MB. If you submit two files (front and back), please
    have the file sizes be combined to less than 1 MB.
  • • This
    contest is open to readers all over the world who are 13 years of age
    and over, as well as members of Leaky staff that are not involved in
    the adjudication process.
  • • All decisions by the judges are final.
  • • Please e-mail your submissions to [email protected] by
    11:59 pm ET on 10 February. Please place in the e-mail header “Ron’s
    Chocolate Frog Card”.
  • • 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.

Ron’s picture

  • • Original hand-drawn or computer generated art will be accepted.
  • • Photographs or manipulated photographs will not be accepted.
  • • Animated entries are acceptable but not required.
  • You may create your piece using any two-dimensional medium.
  • • Submissions will be accepted in .jpg, .png, or .gif format.
  • • Please include a name to be used for authorship (e.g. Leaky Lounge name or real name).

Ron’s written information

  • • Write a brief description of Ronald Bilius Weasley, including his major
    accomplishments and interests (see Dumbledore’s card, above)
  • • Your written description should be 75 words or less, not counting Ron’s
    name and occupation (if included). All other words count.
  • • The
    written part must look like and be submitted in the same format as the
    picture side. The written part may be submitted in the same file as the
    picture side or as a separate file (see above for accepted formats).
  • • Please include a name to be used for authorship (e.g. Leaky Lounge name or real name).

UPDATE:
The winners have been announced! They are:
First Place: Luna5
Second Place: Hydra
Third Place: Text: Queenb23 Graphics: Ninny Treetops
Honorable Mention: Leggers

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