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Task

Write a story about a young witch/wizard performing accidental magic.

Rules

1. All HEX rules apply. Please keep all content appropriate and within the bounds of the site's PG-13 rating.

2. All work must be your own. Any attempt at plagiarism will result in disqualification not only from this contest but future contests, as well as time in Azkaban.

3. Revealing your entry in any way before the results are announced will result in disqualification.

4. Entries must be between 500 - 2,500 words. Please turn BBCode OFF in your owl to preserve your formatting (bold, italics, underline, etc.) for when we compile the entries.

5. Entries must be owled to the Fan Fiction account by
January 31st, 11:59pm HEX time. Stories will be judged based on creativity and usage of the prompt.

6. All questions can be asked in this thread or owled to Jenni, Cody, Maria Ana, Desi, Rii, or Jiae.


Prizes

1st: Ministry of Magic Warning Letter + 2500 HP
2nd: 50,000 Galleons + 1500 HP
3rd: 25,000 Galleons + 1000 HP
Participation: 4-6 tickets towards the Fan Fiction Monthly Raffle; each participant who submits a valid entry will earn 3 tickets towards Author's Notes.

*IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE SUFFICIENT ENTRIES OR IF ENTRIES DO NOT MEET OUR EXPECTATIONS, WE WILL AWARD A PARTICIPATION AMOUNT INSTEAD OF THE NORMAL PRIZES.*
 

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Would pre-Hogwarts magic be considered accidental magic even if it was used with some degree of control? e.g. Lily Evans using magic to deliberately avoid being hurt when she jumped off of a high swing, or Severus Snape breaking a branch over Petunia's head.
 

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@Spark

Whether the story is set pre-Hogwarts or post-Hogwarts is not really important. After all, when Harry accidentally blew up his aunt, it was after his second year of school, so that sort of situation isn't solely applicable to witches and wizards younger than 11. By 'accidental', we mean the act happens unintentionally and/or unexpectedly.

So, if the magic is deliberate, then that would not count as accidental. Just underage magic, which is not the same thing as accidental magic.
 

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Ah... I will have to rethink my idea then. Thank you for the clarification!
 

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Does it have to be with one of the canon characters?
 

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Does it have to be with one of the canon characters?


No. It can be canon or OC as long as it is in HP universe
 

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Oh my! What if I'll write more than 2500 words? 😮
I am sure my broken mind won't take it. 😣

Edited by RaveniaLeHoran
 

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But I am sure what I'll write about, muhahhaa.

Ehm, must it be right from Hogwarts or is allowed use another school of magic?

Edited by RaveniaLeHoran
 

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Hello! Just a question. How do you know if you won the contest or not? Also, when will it be judged? Thanks!
 

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Oh my! What if I'll write more than 2500 words? 😮
I am sure my broken mind won't take it. 😣

Quote: RaveniaLeHoran
But I am sure what I'll write about, muhahhaa.

Ehm, must it be right from Hogwarts or is allowed use another school of magic?



@RaveniaLeHoran

Entries under 500 words or over 2500 words are disqualified, so make sure to trim down your entry if it exceeds 2500 words!
Actually, we did not specify any school with this prompt. As long as your story is set within the Harry Potter universe, that is fine.

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Hello! Just a question. How do you know if you won the contest or not? Also, when will it be judged? Thanks!



@DragonRider2006

Winners are announced in their respective Monthly Theme Prompt thread on the 15th of the next month. So, that means that winners for this theme prompt will be announced here, on February 15th.

We also do make an announcement in our watch thread once winners are posted here, list winners at the top of the forum, and post winners' entries in the best theme prompt entries thread. So, even if you do not keep this thread watched, there are a few ways to find the info once it has been announced.
 

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Thanks!
 

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"Entries under 500 words or over 2500 words are disqualified, so make sure to trim down your entry if it exceeds 2500 words!
Actually, we did not specify any school with this prompt. As long as your story is set within the Harry Potter universe, that is fine."

But how to count it? Any tips?

Edited by RaveniaLeHoran
 

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You can use online programs like https://wordcounter.net
 

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You can use online programs like https://wordcounter.net



WHOA thank you! Now I feel like real amateur on internet xD 😂
 

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You're welcome And you don't get to know about these stuffs till you come across them, so it's totally understandable
 

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