Fred and George Weasley’s First Encounter with Filch Contest
Sep 01, 2010
Fred & George’s First Encounter with Filch Contest
some clean up work in preparation for another year at Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry, we stumbled across a few old boxes that looked
like they had been hastily hidden behind a wardrobe in the Room of
Requirement. Inside the boxes we found a couple of portable swamps and
some Weasleys’ Wild-Fire Whiz-Bang fireworks. Needless to say, we ended
up doing a lot of additional clean up when one of the contest staff
members accidentally set off the box of fireworks and another staffer
had the not-so-brilliant idea of putting out the fireworks by using the
portable swamp…but we digress. Our luck improved drastically when we
discovered a large stash of time turners”since they were all supposedly
destroyed several years ago.
Of course we tested the time
turners to see if they still worked (like a charm!). Much to our delight
we were transported back to Fred and George Weasley’s first year at
Hogwarts when they were young but not exactly innocent. We were so
fascinated by these Masters of Mischief and Mayhem that we decided to
hold a contest in their honor. So put on a time turner and go back to
the day when Fred and George encountered the Hogwarts caretaker, Argus
Filch, for the first time. Write a story of no more than 750 words
(which translates to about 12 inches of parchment) detailing the event.
Six clicks of the time turner should do it. Good luck!
- Write a story of 750 words or less
13 years of age and over may enter the contest, including staff members
who are not involved in the judging process.
- One entry per
- All submissions must be the original work of the
contestant. Any entries found to contain the work of another author will
- All entries must meet PG-13 standards of
decency and good taste.
- All submissions must be e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm (EDT) on 30 September, with
“Fred and George encounter Filch” in the subject line of the e-mail.
copy-paste your story into the body of the e-mail and include a name to
be used for authorship (real name or Leaky Lounge name). Please make
sure your copy-paste looks the way you’d like it (e.g., breaks/paragraph
indentations are visible).
- All decisions by the judges are
- The judges will be looking for creative, interesting and
canon correct stories that are well written. You may find the “tips and hints” helpful.
first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands (design changes each
month) and 200 MyLeaky points.
- Please refer to our FAQ if you are not sure
- If you have any
questions not answered in the FAQ, or would like to
discuss this Contest, please come to the Contest Corner Forum of The Leaky Lounge.
about Fred and George Weasley’s first encounter with Filch. Please do not write about the Marauder’s map because that story has already semi-been told in Prisoner of Azkaban. Instead, think up some other instance that may be their first encounter.
UPDATE: The winners for the contest
have been picked! Please help us in congratulating the following
To view the winning entries, please click the name of the winner.