Half-Blood Prince Diary Contest Opens

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Jun 03, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

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 [email protected] 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!





43 Responses to Half-Blood Prince Diary Contest Opens

Avatar Imagemarymackie says: Great!! This should have loads of brilliant ideas forthcoming!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Cool AWESUM!! thats a really good idea. its a very good idea coz it will get people into english and stuff!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: i mean like school english. not the language. haha!Avatar ImageZivlok says: 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...Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: I'm so doing this :DDAvatar Imageneeshaknowsall says: *glances at copy of HBP* 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?Avatar ImageDolemite says: Do we get to tread the entries ?Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: This one sounds really cool!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: ooh sounds fun! :DAvatar ImageR-for-H says: 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 Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: I would like to join but am afraid because i am poor in constructing english in correct grammar.Avatar Imageharrypotterlover10 says: wait so you can't do it if you are 13.Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: cool! 2nd =DAvatar ImageKellyAnn says: That sounds so cool! I'm definitely writing one! Thanks Leaky!Avatar Imagebudgie says: Interesting idea!Avatar Image9and3qtrs says: This is very interesting. Seems like fun.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Good luck to all who participate! I am sure that all of the submissions will contain original and refreshing perspectives!Avatar Image9and3qtrs says: This is very interesting. Seems like fun.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Sounds fun! Great idea!Avatar Imagejenge says: Sounds like a fun contest! How you manage to come up with all these ideas for contests I will never know...Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I hope Leaky does this for DH later on. Not sure I’m up to it, but I’d love to try my hand with McGonagall. She’s wonderful during the Hogwarts battle and her line about Snape doing “a bunk” is priceless!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool idea! I'll see if I can come up with anything.Avatar ImageGryffindorSeeker2124 says: that sounds cool! i cant wait to get started! :) Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: That sounds fascinatingAvatar ImageRaveKatie says: I want a wand!!! Avatar ImageFredFan says: To answer some of your previous questions and comments, this contest is specifically about the Battle at Hogwarts as found in HBP. Please submit entries from the perspective of an adult OOTP member who was actually at that battle (no Arthur, Molly, Aberforth, etc.). And you may enter the contest if you are 13. Good luck everyone!Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: I think this is an interesting challange. Flying off to work!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Will there be an age line?Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: Good idea, i might give this one a go actuallyAvatar ImageLillylove says: What an amazing contest! I have lots of ideas already...just hope I can scratch up enough time to get them down in writing!Avatar Imageblind_pilot says: This could be really fun, I might try and enter. :)Avatar Imagesaffran says: Good idea! Would be nice to read all the stories!Avatar ImageLucilla says: Hmmm, I'd love to be able to read the entries! Cool contestAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: Very awesome contest idea! There's going to be so many great entries! :)Avatar Imageeruwaedhiel says: I'm not gonna win, but I'm writing entering a submission anyway, I'm just excited to write a few for fun!Avatar ImageCatherine says: cool!Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: Is anybody else having a hard time following the canon? :D I mean I chose McGonnagal hoping she was the easiest and she is the hardest...I didn't quite understand what they want from us!Avatar Imagewisemar says: Yay! I've been wanting an excuse to get back in to writing! This is just what I needed to get my creative thoughts flowing. Ack! Deadline's at the end of the month, though! Not much time!Avatar Imagesanjuangelina says: This contest sounds great!!!!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: WOW!! This should be good. If I get time I might even have a go!! :)Avatar Imagekingdom says: very creative and interesting!Avatar Imagekingdom says: this is great!Avatar Imagekingdom says: very creative and interesting!

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