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2011 Two Part Riddles Contest Announced

Posted by: Rosi
May 01, 2011, 09:35 PM

For the fourth year running, the Contest Team has brought back its Two Part Riddles Contest over the months of May and June. This year, to make it even easier to remember when riddles will be posted, the Contest Team have started up a Facebook page. If you "like" the page, you will receive updates and reminders on your news feed.

Part One of the contest will take place during May and you are invited to submit a riddle that relates to a person, place or thing found in the Harry Potter books. You may submit up to three riddles of no more than 75 words each and they must be copy-pasted in the body of an e-mail to by 25 May, 2011 at 11:59pm EDT with "2011 Riddle Entries" in the subject line. Please include either a real or Leaky Lounge name to be used for authorship.

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 the Facebook page each Monday and Friday at 9am EDT during the month of June, for Part Two of the contest.

In June, all answers must be e-mailed with "2011 Riddle # Answer" in the subject line to before the next riddle is posted. 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 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.

You can find the full rules for both parts of the contest, the schedule for when the riddles will be posted and more details here on the 2011 Two Part Riddles Contest page.

Have fun!

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5439 Points

Awesome I love riddles!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 03, 2011, 05:29 AM report to moderator
1535 Points

looks like its time for the riddler:P

Posted by the_mudblood_prince on May 03, 2011, 05:57 AM report to moderator
11771 Points

It’s not clear – are we meant to send our answers in with the riddles, or do the judges want their brains teased as well?

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on May 04, 2011, 03:35 AM report to moderator
310 Points

Please send the answer along with the riddle, as well as the name you would want to be known by, should your riddle be used. Good luck!

Posted by songbird on May 04, 2011, 05:58 AM report to moderator
889 Points

It sounds like fun

Posted by molly43 on May 04, 2011, 12:22 PM report to moderator
889 Points

It sounds like fun

Posted by molly43 on May 04, 2011, 12:22 PM report to moderator
112 Points

I thought this was like a Tom Riddle contest!! lol

Posted by dobbyzgirl on May 04, 2011, 10:09 PM report to moderator
112 Points

I thought this was like a Tom Riddle contest!! lol

Posted by dobbyzgirl on May 04, 2011, 10:09 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

To anyone who is thinking of entering, I would strongly recommend that you visit the Contest Corner in the Leaky Lounge and take a look at the riddles that were used last year. There were a couple that became a bit controversial because some entrants (in the second month, when you try to solve them) thought that there was more than one possible correct answer. It’s really important to think very carefully about how you word your riddle. On the one hand it shouldn’t be too easy to guess, but on the other, it can’t be so vague that more than one answer would fit well.

When the contest moderators make up a riddle, they often use puns or wordplay or other tricky clues that are supposed to help you rule out what might otherwise seem like plausible answers. You can learn a lot from reading past examples, and maybe they will inspire you to try your hand at this fun exercise!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on May 06, 2011, 01:06 PM report to moderator
45 Points

Just to clarify WeenyOwl’s post, it was NOT the riddles contest that had the controversial answer, it was the Memories Contest and that is a different contest with a different form to it. So be sure you look at the past 3 years riddle examples (which is a good thing to do if you need some in deciding how to write your riddle) and not the memories contest. You can find the previous years riddles in the Contest Corner forum of the Leaky Lounge (see write-up for link).

Please read the entire write-up of the contest too. It will answer most of your questions and contains important information. If you have anymore questions, though, please ask. :)

TLC Competition Team

Posted by mjk on May 06, 2011, 04:33 PM report to moderator
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