2011 Two-Part Riddles Contest

May 01, 2011

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2011 Two-Part Riddles Contest

Welcome to the 2011 edition of the two-part riddles contest! It is year 4
and we have a Facebook
this year! For those who wanted “reminders” last year for when
riddles are posted, Facebook is our answer for you. So go and “like” our
page to receive our updates and reminders on your news feed.

Part 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. The team 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 and on our Facebook page 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 three Wizard Wood Wands.

General Rules:

  • There is a strict PG-13 rating for all riddles
  • All
    work must be original
  • 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.

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

  • The answer to each riddle must relate to one 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 actual riddles (e.g. not
    trivia questions).
  • Please keep riddles no longer than 75
  • There is no particular format that is desired for
    the riddles.
  • You may submit up to 3 riddles.
  • All
    riddles must be e-mailed to [email protected]
    by Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm (EDT)
    with “2011 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
  • 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:
Every Monday and Friday at approximately 9am EDT through the month of
June, the Contest Team will post a riddle on the Contest Corner and our Facebook page to be
answered via e-mail. Please see the schedule below for the exact dates.

  • All answers must be e-mailed with “2011 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 and Facebook. All attempts or answers
    will be removed with the person notified as to why the post was removed.
    In addition, the answer (even if e-mailed afterwards) will be forfeited
    and considered incorrect.
  • All answers submitted will be
    recorded and kept throughout the month for each person who enters.
  • Answers
    to the riddles and the percentage correct will be posted only in the Contest Corner after the new riddle has
    been posted. Answers will not be posted on our Facebook page because
    of spoiler concerns.
  • If you would like some sort of
    “reminder” when new riddles are posted, please “like” our Facebook page as each
    riddle will be posted there (in addition to the traditional method on
    the Contest Corner) and will show-up on your
    daily feed.
  • 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
All riddles are posted on Monday and Friday at 9am EDT or 2pm BST on the
Contest Corner and on our Facebook page. Please
note the first riddle starts at the end of May and the last goes into

Riddle #1 – Mon, May 30
Riddle #2 – Fri, June 3
Riddle #3 – Mon, June 6
Riddle #4 – Fri, June 10
Riddle #5 – Mon, June 13
Riddle #6 – Fri, June 17
Riddle #7 – Mon, June 20
Riddle #8 – Fri, June 24
Riddle #9 – Mon, June 27
Riddle #10 – Fri, July 1

Mon, July 4 – Riddle #10 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
Molly DeVries
A Sluggish Memory

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


riddle solvers (Part
Rowena r


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.

of the wands

winning entries and answers can be found here.

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