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The Newsstand Daily Prophet March Contest - House Achievements & Activities



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February's Daily Prophet focused on Ravenclaw: its members, its achievements, its legacy. Here on HEX, we know that every House is made up of a group of talented and awesome students who do their part throughout the year to make sure their House's hourglass fills up with shiny jewels in the race for the House Cup. For this month's contest, you are to create a Yearbook Page for the 2018-2019 HEX Term that shows your House's 2018-2019 HEX Term Achievements! The page can include anything related to activities here on HEX, including House-sponsored contests and events, Quidditch, homework, site-wide events, etc. Show us your House pride! You may use graphics, photographs, or hand draw your pictures. Each page should also include "captions" to explain what the graphic/picture or page as a whole shows regarding your House's achievements and activities during the current term.

Contest Guidelines:

  • All work must be your own. Anyone found cheating or using the work of another will have their entry disqualified and further disciplinary action may be taken.

  • The pictures must relate to your House's achievements and activities here on HEX during the current 2018-2019 school term in some way. However, you are free to be creative with regards to the students involved and the pictures used (i.e., you do not need to have a picture of a real HEXian, nor use a real HEXian's name, as long as the student is highlighted as having achieved something for your House).

  • You may use any picture medium that you'd like (e.g., digital graphics, drawing, photographs) so long as the work is your own and is designed like a yearbook page layout.

  • Your pictures should have captions, similar to a high school yearbook, that indicate who each featured student is and what is happening in the picture (or you can choose to use a caption for the page as a whole).

Rules:

  • ALL HEX terms and rules apply to this contest.

  • If you have any questions, then please post them in this thread or owl Ash.

  • Owl your entries to Ash.

  • All entries are due by 11:59PM HEX time on March 28th.

  • This is a graphics/writing contest.

  • First and second place will be judged by Publications Management Staff based on adherence to the prompt, overall creativity, and how well the page would fit into a Hogwarts yearbook. Third and consolation prizes will be randomized from among all valid entries. Note: users who place first through third will get to select which version of the listed prize they receive (e.g., the Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw House Party Hat, etc.).

Prizes:
FIRST: House Party Hat + 1,000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
SECOND: House Shot Glass + 1,000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
THIRD: 2016 House Glasses + 1,000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
RANDOMIZED:
1,000 HP + 3 raffle tickets
1,000 HP + 3 raffle tickets
1,000 HP + 3 raffle tickets


*All other qualifying entries will earn 1 Ticket to the Newsstand's Quarterly Raffle.

Written by Zen Squirrel

Edited by Zen Squirrel
 

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Since I'm a Slytherin here on HEX - I should use Slytherin and its achievements? Or can I choose any other house?
Should we only design one single page or a spread or even more pages?
Is there a minimum of 'archievments' or featured Hexian etc we should showcase or is it up to us how many we display?
 

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Hi, Lady! Those are great questions! Here are the answers:

1. You may use any house you'd like, but if you win a prize, it will be the item indicated for your current house assignment
2. Please submit only a single page highlighting awards & achievements for the current term
3. You need at least four achievements for the house and/or Hexian on the page

Hope that helps! Feel free to let me know if you have additional questions!

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What house was i sorted into😕
 

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What house was i sorted into😕



It looks like you have not been sorted yet
 

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What house was i sorted into😕



@Becar, it looks like you were sorted into Hufflepuff. Congrats! That's a great house!

But for the purposes of this contest, you can feel free to submit a page for any house you'd like.

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Hi, Lady! Those are great questions! Here are the answers:

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Hope that helps! Feel free to let me know if you have additional questions!

Thank you! I'll get back to you if I have more questions
 

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Hi, Lady! Those are great questions! Here are the answers:

...

Hope that helps! Feel free to let me know if you have additional questions!

Thank you! I'll get back to you if I have more questions



You're welcome. I'm glad you are having fun thinking about your entry!

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I have no idea what a high school yearbook is supposed to look like. Any guidelines?
 

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@Miss-Padfoot, you could do a page that has a collage or group of pictures of activities students have participated in with captions underneath, sort of stating what is going on and who is in the pictures. Basically, it would be pictures of students from the school term, but with a focus on the activities and stuff they were involved in. For example, some HS yearbooks have pictures focusing on clubs, such as yearbook staff, chess club, or sports, such as basketball---and that page would have members of the club or team and/or some pictures of the clubs/teams in action with captions saying who is in it and what is going on. Does that help?



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Kind of... thanks Zen! I'll ruminate on this a bit. 😆
 

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I'm trying to think of how to explain it better

If I can think of another way---I'll post again.

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It's ok... I'll just try my best
 

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Good luck! I'm sure it will be lovely! Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions!

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Do these have to be based on real things that happened during this school year on HEX?
 

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Do these have to be based on real things that happened during this school year on HEX?



It can be real things that happened here on Hex or made up---as long as it's related to the current term here on Hex and the house's achievements (or a member from the house, if you go that route).

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Just a friendly reminder that the deadline to get your entries in and highlight your chosen House's Activities and Achievements for the 2018-2019 term is March 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. HEX time! That's a little less than 48 hours from now!

Feel free to post here with any last-minute questions!

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Your pictures should have captions, similar to a high school yearbook, that indicate who each featured student is and what is happening in the picture (or you can choose to use a caption for the page as a whole).



So this could mean that if I were to focus on the participants in a competition, I could state something like : XYZ Comp - Ravies! and name each participant on the graphic background I made? Please tag, thanks!

 

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Your pictures should have captions, similar to a high school yearbook, that indicate who each featured student is and what is happening in the picture (or you can choose to use a caption for the page as a whole).



So this could mean that if I were to focus on the participants in a competition, I could state something like : XYZ Comp - Ravies! and name each participant on the graphic background I made? Please tag, thanks!



@EFFIE319 , yes, you could do that. You could also describe a bit what is going on in the photograph---in addition to listing the names, or a little bit about the competition, for example. But either is fine.

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Brilliant, thank you!

 

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