Winners of the New Magical Creature Contest Announced

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Mar 09, 2011

Posted by John Admin

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:
WeenyOwl

(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!





18 Responses to Winners of the New Magical Creature Contest Announced

Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Brilliant work, all, and congratulations. WeenyOwl, I can just hear Minerva reading your piece.Avatar Imageginevra47 says: These were a fun read....I love the phrase "Hagrid approved" it says sooo much!Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: weenyowl, you rock. Avatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: 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 ;] ?Avatar ImageFresca says: 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! Avatar ImageXyra44 says: 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!Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: 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!!!Avatar Imagemoglet says: 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 :DAvatar Imagehewy says: That was wonderful. Great writing and story telling.Avatar ImageLoopeyLooneyLuna says: brilliant job!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: That was hilarious! Great job!!Avatar Imagetealover says: Ditto! So enjoyable to read about and imagine these new creatures!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: 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.)Avatar Imagebellatrix15101 says: 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! Avatar ImageA Sluggish Memory says: 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 :DAvatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: Congrats! This is amazing.Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: amazing article. :)Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I liked halfbloodprincess219's the best. Sounds just like a Flanimal!

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