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Posted by: Edward
June 03, 2009, 12:11 PM

For the month of June, our Contest Crew has devised a new contest which asks you to write a diary entry from the point of view of an adult Order of the Phoenix member about the Battle of Hogwarts.  In a diary entry of less than 500 words, relate the events of one of the Order members, detailing their personal experience of one or more of the events found in the chapters "The Lightning-Struck Tower," "Flight of the Prince," "The Phoenix Lament," and "The White Tomb."  All diary entries should fall within the bounds of the Harry Potter book canon. 

Readers over the age of 13 and not involved in the judging process may submit one, original, PG-13 appropriate entry to contests@the-leaky-cauldron.org before June 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm (EDT) with "HBP Diary Entry" in the subject line of the e-mail.  Please copy-paste the story into the body of the e-mail and include a name to be used for authorship (real name or Leaky Lounge name).  The first place winner will receive a custom made wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands.

Complete information about this contest can be found on the Contest Page, while Lounge discussion of all of our contests is located via this link.  Additionally, thanks go out to SiriusBSirius for devising the original idea for this contest.  We are still accepting ideas for future contests, so please check out this page to submit your ideas.  If your idea is chosen, you will receive your very own custom made wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands.

Good luck to all who enter!

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43 Comments

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74 Points

Great!! This should have loads of brilliant ideas forthcoming!!

Posted by marymackie on June 03, 2009, 12:16 PM report to moderator
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4452 Points

Cool AWESUM!! thats a really good idea. its a very good idea coz it will get people into english and stuff!

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4452 Points

i mean like school english. not the language. haha!

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1013 Points

Just to clarify, by “Battle of Hogwarts”, you mean the small skirmish where one person died, a dude got almost bitten, and a hut got set on fire in HBP, not the giant epic battle in DH?

Also, I’ve got a fun idea for this contest…

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on June 03, 2009, 01:21 PM report to moderator
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783 Points

I’m so doing this :DD

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on June 03, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
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Hmmm, tempting. I wasn’t sure what battle you meant at first, but I think doing the HBP one is a great idea. Writing about the emotions involving Snape’s “betrayal” and Dumbledore’s death sounds exciting. :)

Will we be able to read all of the entries, or just the winners?

Posted by neeshaknowsall on June 03, 2009, 02:50 PM report to moderator
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44049 Points

Do we get to tread the entries ?

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 03, 2009, 03:33 PM report to moderator
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872 Points

This one sounds really cool!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on June 03, 2009, 04:46 PM report to moderator
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4151 Points

ooh sounds fun! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on June 03, 2009, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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19573 Points

Sonde in! I shall put my thinking cap on get some strangely wonderful ideas coming out of my brain

I think this will win for the most incredibily pointless post ever

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on June 03, 2009, 05:56 PM report to moderator
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484 Points

I would like to join but am afraid because i am poor in constructing english in correct grammar.

Posted by EnricoDc on June 03, 2009, 06:07 PM report to moderator
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123 Points

wait so you can’t do it if you are 13.

Posted by harrypotterlover10 on June 03, 2009, 06:38 PM report to moderator
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1812 Points

cool! 2nd =D

Posted by Freya-Storm on June 04, 2009, 12:36 AM report to moderator
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573 Points

That sounds so cool! I’m definitely writing one! Thanks Leaky!

Posted by Another Weasley on June 04, 2009, 12:37 AM report to moderator
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12005 Points

Interesting idea!

Posted by budgie on June 04, 2009, 12:59 AM report to moderator
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