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Winners of the New Magical Creature Contest Announced

Posted by: Rosi
March 09, 2011, 03:43 AM

In February our Contest Team invited you to take part in their New Magical Creature Contest, which asked you to provide a description of 100 words or less of two likely creatures Hagrid has paired and what they have produced. After receiving many great entries, the judges have now picked the winners as follows:

First Place:

(excerpt from Headmistress McGonagall’s private journal)

I fear Horace’s pursuit of rare potions ingredients is luring Hagrid back to his old hybridizing experiments. Their recent mead-fueled debate on the magical properties of pufferfish eyes and the correct pronunciation of ‘bowtruckle’ may explain the Lake’s proliferation of hitherto-unknown wooden fish. When disturbed, these creatures, which Hagrid calls Bowless Rafterfish, swell up until they resemble log rafts. On hot days, students use them as floats and diving platforms – until they suddenly revert to their original form, occasioning much hilarity. At first I worried about potential drownings, but the Giant Squid faithfully retrieves all who drift too far out.
Second Place: Sluggish Memory
Third Place: odgensnut
Honourable Mention: B.L. Gooby
Honourable Mention: halfbloodprincess219

Read the winning entries at this link. The first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands (design changes each month) and 200 MyLeaky points.

Congratulations to everyone who won!

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11771 Points

Brilliant work, all, and congratulations. WeenyOwl, I can just hear Minerva reading your piece.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on March 09, 2011, 03:59 AM report to moderator
58 Points

These were a fun read….I love the phrase “Hagrid approved” it says sooo much!

Posted by ginevra47 on March 09, 2011, 08:49 AM report to moderator
667 Points

weenyowl, you rock.

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on March 09, 2011, 09:13 AM report to moderator
948 Points

Bilmey, I did not see that coming, laughed my stomach off and had to drink calming potion ^^
Well done!
…and the price is not shabby, eh ;] ?

Posted by Miss Weasley on March 09, 2011, 11:44 AM report to moderator
4208 Points

Weeny owl, That was a funny and well written piece. I can just see Hagrid and Horace at Hagrid’s kitchen table, sloshing back the mead and getting lost in rapturous wonder at the magical animals they have known and loved!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on March 09, 2011, 01:04 PM report to moderator

Congratulations WeenyOwl – well done. Very creative and amusing. Not only can I hear Professor M, but also picture every thing describe. Again a hearty well done!

Posted by Xyra44 on March 09, 2011, 01:30 PM report to moderator
156 Points

well, second Place is a fun thing for old Fairies like me, because it mentions one of my favourite songs about one of my favourite drinks (that s what causes an “earworm”, the german word if something reminds you of a song and you have it in your brain zthe whole day…) and of course, it s a great bit Artemisian, too. Good job!!!

Posted by Giant Fairy on March 09, 2011, 03:17 PM report to moderator
28416 Points

There all really good, but WeenyOwl’s is brilliant, and it really does sound like Minerva talking. It also made me laugh out loud.

Well done to all of you, each one is so wonderfully creative :D

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on March 09, 2011, 04:01 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

That was wonderful. Great writing and story telling.

Posted by hewy on March 09, 2011, 04:53 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

That was hilarious! Great job!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on March 09, 2011, 07:31 PM report to moderator
80 Points

Ditto! So enjoyable to read about and imagine these new creatures!

Posted by tealover on March 10, 2011, 05:47 AM report to moderator
10268 Points

All this praise is making me blush! What I especially like to picture is the expression of mild disapproval on Dame Maggie’s face as she carefully articulates the phrase ‘wooden fish.’ (She probably wouldn’t much approve of the student swimmers’ ‘hilarity,’ either – high spirits aren’t exactly Minerva’s forte.)

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on March 10, 2011, 12:21 PM report to moderator
2389 Points

Woohoo, good job WeenyOwl! Your sense of humor never fails to make me grin. :) I can SO hear McGonogall saying that…

Must go read the other winners’ entries now!

Posted by Bellatrix The Strange on March 10, 2011, 09:13 PM report to moderator
609 Points

Wow this is great! Congrats to Weeny Owl on your entry, it was hilarious!! Well done to the other winners and all who entered as well :D

Posted by A Sluggish Memory on March 11, 2011, 02:51 AM report to moderator
3158 Points

Congrats! This is amazing.

Posted by potternotrotter on March 12, 2011, 05:46 AM report to moderator
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