Rita Skeeter Writing Contest

Aug 01, 2011

Posted by: John Admin | Comments

Fun - Contests

« Back to

Rita Skeeter Writing Contest

August’s contest
was suggested in our Brainstorming for
thread by Kneazel Tamer,
who will receive a handcrafted wand by Wizard Wood Wands. We continue to
welcome suggestions for future contests.

The career of Rita Skeeter, special reporter for the Daily Prophet,
has taken a turn for the worse. One of her recent articles contained
some shocking (and untrue) remarks concerning the character of the
current Minister for Magic. Kingsley Shacklebolt is a very popular
Minister, and although he himself laughed off the insults, Rita’s
popularity took a nose-dive. The Daily Prophet‘s editors, while not
wanting to lose Rita’s talent (nor to suffer the effects of her venomous
quill if they sacked her), thought it might be best to reduce her
visibility somewhat. She has, accordingly, been given the relatively
harmless (or so they hope) role of Wedding Reporter. Her first
assignment, much to her chagrin, is to cover the wedding of Ms. Luna
Lovegood to Mr. Rolf Scamander. For August’s contest, we invite you to
submit the article you think Rita would write about this wedding.

General Rules:

    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 a
    single contestant. Any entries found to contain the work of another
    author will be disqualified.
  • All entries must meet PG-13
    standards of decency and good taste.
  • All decisions by the
    judges are final.
  • The first place winner will receive a
    handcrafted wand (design changes each month) and a copy of the book The Practitioners Guide to Wand Magic by William C.
    Wilson, both donated by Wizard Wood Wands, as well as 200
    MyLeaky points.
  • Please refer to our FAQ if
    you are not sure of something.
  • If you have any questions
    not answered in the FAQ,
    or would like to discuss this Contest, please come to the Contest Corner
    of The Leaky Lounge.

Contest Rules:

    the article you believe Rita Skeeter would write for the Daily
    about the wedding of Luna Lovegood and Rolf Scamander.
  • Articles
    must be no more than 350 words in length.
  • All submissions
    must be e-mailed to [email protected] by 11:59 pm (EDT) on
    31 August, with “Rita Skeeter article” in the subject line of the
  • Please copy-paste your article into the body of the
    e-mail and include a name to be used for authorship. You may use your
    real name or your Leaky Lounge name.

UPDATE: The winners have been picked! Please click the author’s name to see the winning entries. Congratulations to the winners!

First Place: AubNoelle
Second Place: Amy Staniszewski
Third Place: Kneazel Tamer

Honorable Mention: Auric
Honorable Mention: katandcon
Honorable Mention: LadyBlack
Honorable Mention: Hayley Whelan

« Back to

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.