Half-Blood Prince Diary Entry
To celebrate the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, we invite you to select an adult Order of the Phoenix member who fought at the Battle of Hogwarts (Professor McGonagall, Hagrid, Bill Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, or dare we suggest—Snape?) and write a 500 word or less diary entry from that person's perspective of what occurred and your character's reaction to those events. A review of the last few chapters in HBP is recommended in order to keep the journal entry as canon/character correct as possible (The Lightning-Struck Tower, Flight of the Prince, The Phoenix Lament and The White Tomb). Some possible ideas for journal entries—Dumbledore's death, the realization that Hogwarts defenses were lacking, concern for Harry's readiness to stand against Voldemort, Snape's betrayal, etc.
NOTE: A special thanks to Leaky Lounge member, SiriusBSirius, who came up with the original idea for this contest. She is the winner of a Wizard Wood Wand. Thank you for the idea and congratulations!
We are still accepting ideas for upcoming contests. If you have an idea, please go to the Contest Corner and submit it. If your idea is selected, you will also win a Wizard Wood Wand.
Rules for Entrants:
- Write a diary entry as an adult OOTP member who has just experienced the Battle at Hogwarts as found in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 500 words or less.
- Your diary entry must be consistent with the canon from the Harry Potter books.
- There is a strict PG-13 rating for the stories
- One entry per person. 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 part of the judging process.
- All submissions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm (EDT) with "HBP Diary Entry" in the subject line of the e-mail. Please copy-paste the story into the body of the e-mail and include a name to be used for authorship (real name or Leaky Lounge name).
- Winners will be chosen for first, second, and third place. The First Place winner will receive a custom made Wizard Wood Wand as a prize. 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 of the Leaky Lounge.
Update: Winners have been picked! Click their name to view their winning entry.
First Place: Faerenach
Second Place: Lillylove
Third Place: Mac_Beth13
Honorable Mention: Fidelia
Honorable Mention: bloodyxxfairy