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The Newsstand Daily Prophet January Contest: Christmas Carol Creations



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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the waaaaaaaay! It seems that the Daily Prophet staff recently got into the holiday spirit with their latest issue featuring Christmas carols. What better way to spread the holiday cheer than with some lovely caroling and eggnog! For this month's contest, we'll be doing a little caroling of our own. Of course, nothing is that simple as we've added a little twist. Grab your favorite ugly holiday sweater because we're about to bring Joy to the World!

TASK
We hope you're ready to use your ugly Christmas sweater as inspiration for this month's contest. Your task will be to create an original Christmas carol with a 100-word count minimum and a 500-word count maximum. However, here's the twist: you'll need to incorporate AT LEAST 3 of the categories listed below into your holiday song. Below are 6 different categories for you to choose from. You're welcome to add more than one person, item, song, spell, etc. per category once you've met the initial requirements, but extra additions will not affect how many tickets your entry receives.

Choose 3 Categories:
- Name at least one character of the Wizarding World
- Name at least one spell (Either the name of the spell or the incantation works fine)
- Name at least one potion
- Name at least one magical creature
- Name at least one thing that is Christmas-related (Snow, Eggnog, Santa, etc.)
- Name at least one magical object (Wand, Wizard's Chess, Chocolate frog, etc.)


RULES
- All HEX rules apply.
- Entries should only be submitted when they are complete.
- Your carol must be AT LEAST 100 words and include three of the required categories listed.
- Only entries that meet all of the necessary requirements will count towards prizes.
- First, second and third place will be awarded based on creativity as judged by the Newsstand staff. Fourth, fifth, and sixth place will be randomized from all other qualifying entries.
- If you have any questions, feel free to post them here or owl Camila.
- All work must be your own. Anyone found to be cheating will be immediately disqualified.
- All entries must be submitted in this hidden replies thread no later than
January 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM HEX time.

PRIZES
First Place: Ghost Carolers Music Sheet + 1000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
Second Place: Wreath of Christmas Roses + 1000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
Third Place: Christmas Pudding Every Flavor Bean + 1000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
Fourth Place: 1000 HP + 3 raffle tickets
Fifth Place: 1000 HP + 3 raffle tickets
Sixth Place: 1000 HP + 3 raffle tickets


All other users who submit a valid entry will earn two (2) tickets to the Newsstand's Quarterly Raffle.

[color=white]Edited by Morgan93
 

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so two questions, one can we spoof a holiday song and if we can how much would we need to change? (like if we do 12 days of christmas would we be allowed to do "on the 1st day of Christmas (someone) gave to me (something)


and if we choose the category of one character do they need to be referred to by name or would some description also work? (like Ferret for Draco or Loony for Luna)

 

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and if we choose the category of one character do they need to be referred to by name or would some description also work? (like Ferret for Draco or Loony for Luna)


Those descriptions work fine as long as the reference is clear.

As for your other question, I am currently verifying. I'll be back with a response.
 

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thanks!

 

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Unfortunately, using the lyrics to another song may not be used for this contest. We will only be accepting original lyrics. However, you are free to use the tune of a song as inspiration.
 

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welp there goes that idea

 

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For the potion....the one I am thinking of using is Felix Felicis could we refer to it as Liquid luck and it still meet the requirement.

 

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You're hinting to the same thing so it's fine.
 

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