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"There is a room in the Department of Mysteries, that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than forces of nature."
- J. K. Rowling

C H A L L E N G E
There are many things, both in and out of this world that we don't know a whole lot about. For example, death, time, space, thought, love, and prophecies - what are they, really? Each of these concepts presents a great mystery to human and wizardkind. Thus they are each illustrated in one of the six rooms we currently know about within the Department of Mysteries.

But, obviously, in order to shroud the department with even more mystery, we do not know about every room. It does make you wonder what else can be found in the darkest department in the Ministry of Magic. So this month, we would like to see what you imagine might be found in the Department of Mysteries. Your challenge is to design a new room for a different mystery posed to human and wizardkind.

R E Q U I R E M E N T S
+ Design a room in the Department of Mysteries.
+ Your room cannot themed around the following concepts:
- death
- time
- space
- thought
- love
- prophecies

+ You may use any medium to create your entry.

S U B M I S S I O N S
Simply go here and paste your entry into the submissions box. Remember to check for formatting issues! Our portals use HTML, so to format an image, use : <img src="DIRECT IMAGE LINK">. Please remember that Imgur can no longer be used to post pictures on HEX or for HEX contests. Please see this post for more information and suggestions for alternatives for image-hosting.
R U L E S
01: Submit your entries via the October Graphics Challenge form by 11:59pm HEX time on October 24th.
02: The entries must follow the HEX Terms and the A&G Forum Rules, as well as the challenge requirements.
03: All work must be your own. Anyone caught cheating or using someone else's work will be disqualified from this month's challenge and will potentially risk disqualification from future challenges.
04: All entries must be created specifically for this task and cannot be shown to anyone or posted anywhere before results have been announced.
05: Winners will be determined by the A&G Staff.
06: With your permission, winning entries will be posted to the official HEXRPG Tumblr page. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted on the page in the case it wins.
07: With your permission, entries will be posted anonymously for fan-favorite voting. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted for fan-favorite voting.
08: If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread or to owl Maddy.

P R I Z E S
1st Place: Time Turner Charm + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points
 

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Is this purely a graphic challenge or can there also be a written component? I’ve a concept but it would be a stronger one if it can also be explained in words as well as in an image.

Please tag. Thank you.
 

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space I assume is referring to outer space correct?

 

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I’m guessing from the list of subjects not to use (death, time, space, thought, love, and prophecies) that we are not to use a subject that has already been used in one of the rooms of the cannon Department of Mysteries.
 

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Quote: Amity CatWalnut
Is this purely a graphic challenge or can there also be a written component? I’ve a concept but it would be a stronger one if it can also be explained in words as well as in an image.

Please tag. Thank you.

@Amity-CatWalnut you can add in a written element if you feel that it will help, but as this is a graphics challenge, we will judge it on the graphics element only.
Quote: snakesnitch43
space I assume is referring to outer space correct?

@snakesnitch43 that is what I am assuming too
 

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thanks. Just wanted to double check

 

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OMG. I spent so much time thinking up a concept, researching, and planning out the page ... then thought up a better, simpler concept that will not need any type of explanation
 

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Just to check (before I pour far too much work into this): are interactive works allowed? I have a concept that I'd like to do but my skills are more in the realm of 3d graphics, animation and the like.

It will be primarily a graphical end result, but not in the sense of images, drawings or videos.
 

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I have turned in my entry.
PLEASE tell me if I’ve not formatted it correctly.
The drawing part is easy, this technology stuff confuses me.
 

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@Thijs-Schipper that is fine, as long as it can definitely still be counted as a graphic
 

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Heya, can the room be themed about something tangible or does it -have- to be a concept ? The rules didn't specofy one or the other but i am worried to submit my entry now that i re-read the intro <.>
 

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Quote: Joan dArc
Heya, can the room be themed about something tangible or does it -have- to be a concept ? The rules didn't specofy one or the other but i am worried to submit my entry now that i re-read the intro <.>

@Joan-dArc it can be tangible as long as it can still be counted as a mystery Just because the others are concepts doesn't mean yours has to be (:
 

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Oh brilliant ! Thank you so much !!
 

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Submitted my entry.
This was really fun!
 

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This was fun! Thanks <3
 

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I would have liked to enter, but I have Inktober this month so there's no space for any other art.
 

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Boy I can't draw, Hope you at least understand what I was trying to represent. Thanks for the challenge!
 

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So excited!
I do have a sneaky feeling at least one person may have the same concept though.
 

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Sent in my entry!
 

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graphics fan faaave is up for voting!
clicky clicky!
 

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