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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets October Contest: Playful Packing



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Ginny: Mummy, have you seen my jumper?
Molly: Yes, dear, it was on the cat.

- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)


TASK

This year is very special for little Ginny Weasley: her very first year at Hogwarts. She's grown up all her life watching each of her older brothers receive their letters and disappear off for most of the year one after the other, and finally it's her turn. Of course, we don't get much of an insight into her actions, thoughts or feelings as she prepares for the biggest day of her life. The good news is, that leaves it up to you to imagine what sort of emotions she experienced as she packed her first ever Hogwarts trunk!

Imagine you are watching Ginny pack her trunk. Select 5 items (not school supplies) that might make it into her luggage for her first year, and write 2-3 sentences for each item explaining why she chose it - sentimental value, practical reasons, or something else? Then, write a short diary entry from Ginny's perspective the night before she leaves for school.



RULES

- You must specify at least 5 items Ginny picked to take to Hogwarts with her. These cannot be school supplies (such as books, robes or her cauldron), or canon items we know she had (such as Tom Riddle's diary).
- You must name each item/make it clear what it is. Each item must have 2-3 sentences with it to explain why Ginny took it.
- The diary entry must be between 100-200 words, and must focus on how Ginny feels about starting at Hogwarts.
- First prize will be chosen by Magical Archives staff. Second and third place will be randomized from eligible entries. You must submit both parts together to be eligible.
- Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification.
- Any questions can be asked in this thread or owled to Tati.
- Entries must be posted in this hidden replies thread by 11:59pm on October 31st to be eligible.
- All HEX terms apply.



PRIZES

First: 50,000 G + 500 HP
Second: 25,000 G + 250 HP
Third: 10,000 G + 250 HP


Participation in this contest will count toward November's Book of Records


Edited by Faithful Puppy
 

Pureblood
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Looks like fun!

Edited by Clover
 

Broom Rider
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Can both parts be combined into the diary entry?

 

Muggle Born
Gryffindor
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Submitted it all
 

Magical Archivist
Hufflepuff Prefect
Quidditch Captain
Nine-tailed fox

Fairy princess

Queen of hearts
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@Twigs I would rather the two parts are separate to make word count simple.
 

Muggle Born
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I submitted them together but they are separated on the entry the word count was just for the Diary
 

Magical Archivist
Hufflepuff Prefect
Quidditch Captain
Nine-tailed fox

Fairy princess

Queen of hearts
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Hufflepuff
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Yes they should be in the same entry. But the list shouldn't be part of the diary entry.
 

Muggle Born
Gryffindor
Gryffindor Pride RooaarrrrR Please No Pranks or Hexes
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Okay then I'm good Phew!
 

Broom Rider
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Quote: Faithful Puppy
@Twigs I would rather the two parts are separate to make word count simple.


Ok, I'll do that.

 

Broom Rider
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submitted an entry.

 

Muggle Born
Ravenclaw
Have you managed mischief today?
1st year Witch
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submitted, thanks for the challenge!
 

Sirin
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Hopefully that was submitted correctly. It was fun. Thanks.

 

Pureblood
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Submitted, that was fun!
 

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NTS: sent mine in
 

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NTS: Submitted
 

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I just submitted my entry!
 

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Pureblood
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Valentine Cracker, I would like the item back, thansk!
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This was hard to do....thinking wise! Submitted my entry!
 

Pureblood
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Can the diary items be things found on HEX but not included in the actual story?
 

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Quidditch Captain
Nine-tailed fox

Fairy princess

Queen of hearts
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Hufflepuff
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Owling you.
 

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Slytherin Prefect
HINT Mod
Magical Archivist
Heir of Slytherin
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Pureblood
Slytherin
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Submitted my entry too!

 

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