Wizard Currency Symbol Contest Announced

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Oct 02, 2010

Posted by John Admin

Our Contest Crew have just announced their latest contest for the month of October, the Wizard Currency Symbol Contest. Entrants to this month’s contest must design and illustrate the three symbols that represent the three denominations of wizarding currency–the Galleon, the Sickle and the Knut–and write a short description (150 words or fewer) description of the basis or history of the symbols.

All descriptions must be copy-pasted into the body of your email, with one image file smaller than 2MB (.jpg, .png, or .gif) with all symbols included. Submissions must be e-mailed to [email protected] by 11:59 pm (EDT) on the 31st of October, with “Wizard Currency” in the subject line of the e-mail. Entrants should additionally supply a name to be appear with your designs (either a real name or your Leaky Lounge name). Anyone 13 years of age and over who is not involved in the judging process is welcome to enter and please bear in mind that all entries must meet the PG-13 rating.

The first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands and 200 MyLeaky points. Second, third and honourable mention(s) will receive 150, 100 and 50 MyLeaky points respectively. More information, including the full rules of the Wizard Currency Symbol Contest can be found via this link. You can also find further discussion of all of our contests in the Contest Corner Forum at the Leaky Lounge.

Good luck to everyone!





30 Responses to Wizard Currency Symbol Contest Announced

Avatar ImageJillxoxo says: Oooh, this could be fun!Avatar ImageElphabaROCKS1 says: What a fun contest, I'll have to start designing!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: could be pretty awesomeee! :) might enter...hmmm...Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i keep saying im going to enter contests, but im definitely doing this one. im already thinking of ideasAvatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: does it mean tell about the backstory of the coin and its name, or where the symbol comes from?Avatar ImageSindi says: Sounds great! :D Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Sounds like a great contest! I'd love to enter but i can't draw and i'm rubbish at making up stories. :( Good luck to everyone that enters!Avatar Imagedumbledork31 says: This sounds like a really intersting contest, I'm interested to see who wins and what their pics look like =]Avatar Imagepigwey says: i'm in:)Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: All the very best to everyone who enters.Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: All the very best to everyone who enters.Avatar Imageratorr2 says: Cool! I wish I was more artistic. Avatar Imagemjk says: We're looking for the story of where the symbols came from -- similar stories as where the British pound or American dollar symbol came from in the write-up. Good luck to everyone and we hope to see you all enter!Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: Great idea ^^ maybe I'll give it a try :)Avatar Imagenasta_potter says: I 'll do my very best!!! :) :)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Oooh, this could be fun!Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: wow, this is a great contest... i think ima enter:) time to get creative ;)Avatar ImageArina I says: Can't wait to get to work^^Avatar ImageSohumdore says: wow this seems like fun!Avatar ImageFresca says: This sounds like a great contest. Good luck to everyone who enters!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: This sounds like fun. I think that the challenging part for many people would be resisting the urge to overdesign. Symbols used in typefaces need to be simple, not too busy - but in this case they should seem original and not too obvious, at the same time. I'm looking forward to seeing the entries!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That sounds awesome! I am so entering!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Haha! Wow I really like this one! If only I had time... Oh well! Good luck to everyone who enters!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Haha! Wow I really like this one! If only I had time... Oh well! Good luck to everyone who enters!Avatar ImageRavenclawGirl13 says: I don't know if I'll enter, but I can't wait to see what others come up with!Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: interesting,,,Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I'm excited to see what people come up with!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Clever contest! Good luck to all!Avatar Imageksddancer says: This will be cool!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: this could be pretty good i always wondered what jk thought though

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