2010 Riddles Contest

Apr 25, 2010

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2010 Two Part Riddles Contest

Due to the
continued enjoyment everyone has had with the previous two Riddles
contests, the two-part riddles contest is back for 2010!

One will occur during the month of May. You are invited to submit a
riddle that relates to a person, place or thing found in the Harry
Potter books. The contest team will select the best riddles from the
entries to have 10 riddles to post. We will also write and post riddles
to fill in any needs. From these 10 riddles, a new riddle will be posted
in the
Contest Corner each Monday and Friday at 9am EDT
during the month of June (see schedule below) for Part Two of the
contest. All contestants’ riddle entries used in June (this excludes
riddles created by the contest team) and all people who submit correct
answers for all the riddles will be placed into a drawing for one of
Wood Wands

General Rules:

  • There
    is a strict PG-13 rating for all riddles
  • All work must be
  • All decisions by the judges are final
  • Anyone 13
    and older may enter the contest including staff members who are not
    involved in the judging process
  • 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 on The Leaky Lounge.

Part One Rules
During the month of May, the Contest Team is
asking for people to submit riddles. To help you create your riddles,
here are a few sources to help you along:
your own riddle worksheet
(requires Acrobat Reader) and writing
riddles from ehow.com

  • The answer to each riddle must
    relate to a person, place, or thing found in books 1-7 of Harry Potter.
    Please ensure that these riddles are solvable (test them out on friends who won’t enter!), do not have obscure Harry Potter related answers, and, most
    importantly, are actually riddles (e.g. not trivia questions).
  • Please
    keep riddles no longer than 75 words.
  • There is no particular
    format that is desired for the riddles.
  • You may submit up to 3
  • All riddles must be e-mailed to [email protected]
    by May 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm (EDT)
    with “2010 Riddle Entries” in the
    subject line of the e-mail. Please copy-paste the riddles into the body
    of the e-mail with the answers and include a name to be used for
    authorship (real name or Leaky Lounge name).
  • All entries that
    do not include the answers and name for authorship will be disqualified.
  • The
    authors of all riddles used in the second part will be automatically
    placed into the drawing for one of three Wizard
    Wood Wands

June’s Part Two Rules:
Monday and Friday at approximately 9am EDT through the month of June,
the Contest Team will post a riddle on the
Contest Corner to be answered via e-mail. Please see
the schedule below for the exact dates.

  • All answers
    must be e-mailed with “2010 Riddle # Answer” in the subject line to
    [email protected] before the next riddle is posted
    (see schedule below). Please also submit a name (real name or Leaky
    Lounge name) to be used for tracking and site announcement (if you
    should win) purposes. Please replace the # with the riddle number (e.g.
    Riddle 1 Answer, Riddle 2 Answer, etc).
  • Please do not post your
    answer in any form or way on The Leaky Lounge. All attempts or answers
    will be removed with the person notified as to why the post was removed.
  • All
    answers submitted will be recorded and kept throughout the month for
    each person who enters.
  • Answers to the riddles will be posted
    after the new riddle has been posted.
  • To be eligible for the
    drawing of a Wizard
    Wood Wands
    , you must have all 10 riddles answered correctly. If you
    miss a deadline, your list of answers will not be counted towards a
    full list of correct answers. You are encouraged to still submit answers
    after a missed deadline in case there is no one with a full list of
    correct answers. If no one submits and/or answers 10 riddles correctly,
    the next highest amount correct will be used for the drawing of the
    three Wizard
    Wood Wands

Schedule of Posted Riddles:
riddles are posted on Monday and Friday at 9am EDT or 2pm BST. Please
note the first riddle starts at the end of May and the last goes into

Riddle #1 – Mon, May 31
Riddle #2 – Fri, June 4
#3 – Mon, June 7

Riddle #4 – Fri, June 11
Riddle #5 – Mon, June

Riddle #6 – Fri, June 18
Riddle #7 – Mon, June 21
Riddle #8 –
Fri, June 25

Riddle #9 – Mon, June 28
Riddle #10 – Fri, July 2

July 5 – All entries are due by 9am EDT or 2pm BST

UPDATE: The contest is finished and we’d like to give recognition to a few people!

Authors of the Riddles (Part 1):
Nicolette B.
The Flying Broomstick
Jenn Massier

Four people this year got all 10 riddles correct and we want to recognize those people.

riddle solvers
Kyle Milka

of the 3 wands were picked by a drawing between those riddles that were
used for Part 2 from Part 1 and those who got all 10 riddles correct.

Winners of the wands

winning entries and answers can be found here.

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