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Summary:

In conjunction with our newest affiliate, hpship_add, we're co-hosting the November Challenge: Ride My Broomstick. Quite appropriate for The Quidditch Pitch, don't you think?

Summary: November is when Quidditch season starts at Hogwarts [Lexicon]. Certain moves are being practiced off the field.

Rules:

  • meets the submission guidelines for this community for posting here and the submission guidelines for hpship_add for posting there..
  • at least 500 words.
  • posted at The Quidditch Pitch or hpship_add before November 30th, 2005.
That's it! Anything goes as long as Quidditch is involved somehow, whether your characters are players, spectators, or simply on the field. Professional Quidditch is also allowed.

And as always, feel free to combine this challenge with one or more of the many others that are going on right now.


Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: We are foregoing a challenge this month in favor of a kind of lax Secret Santa deal.

This is what we want you to do:

1. Pick someone on your flist, friendsfriends, or even some random person in the fandom who has more than one OTP and likes porn.

2. Do not tell this person anything.

3. Write porn. Try to include any or all kinks/squees/whatever the person you're writing for is into.

4. Post said porn here and dedicate it to that person. Make sure they are a member of this community or leave them an anonymous comment linking them to your post.

5. Everyone reads kinky porn and is merry.

Rules:

The norm. At least 500 words, meets the guidelines of The Quidditch Pitch posted by January 1st at midnight. Plot optional. Anything else goes.

We are collaborating with [info]hpship_add again on this one, so watch for their post about this challenge if you're interested in archiving with them.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:

Chain My Heart
My Twisted Valentine Challenge


We are collaborating with [info]darkones, [info]harry_and_ron and [info]hpship_add on this one.

Guidelines:

  1. At least 500 words
  2. Must relate to Valentine's Day
  3. Must use at least one of the following elements: BDSM, bondage, D/S, master/slave, sex toys, or items/scenarios similar to those specifically mentioned
  4. Due by 28 February 2006
  5. Must meet the guidelines of the community it will be posted within
Let's get cracking!
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:
The Quidditch Pitch's April Fools Day Challenge!


Fred and George are always up to a bit of mischief. Now is your chance to help them celebrate not only April Fools Day but their birthday!


The Rules:
1. All stories must be a minimum of 500 words
2. All stories must include a prank by Fred and George however they do not have to be the focus of the story
3. The Prank must happen within the framework of the story
4. Any rating, Any time period
5. Have fun!



The Challenge will close on April 30th 2006. Voting for your favorite will commence on May 1st!

Happy Writing!
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:

The "I Touch Myself Challenge"

May is worldwide Masturbation month and we feel all the characters of Harry Potter could use a good wank now and again.

So this month's challenge is a Wank Challenge.
    Rules:
  • Must be 500 words or more
  • Must include wanking in the story
  • Story can be mutual masturbation
  • Complies with Terms of Service and Submission guidelines
  • Challenge ends on May 31st at 11:59 pm.
Good luck and lets get to stroking---with our Quills of course.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Spring has given way to summer. The heat is on and our favorite characters need to cool down. The Quidditch Pitch proudly announces it's June Challenge:



We challenge you to get your favorite character wet. They can be getting clean, getting cool, or getting just down right dirty. Squirt Guns at the ready!!!


+ Any rating, Any pairing
+ All fics must be a minimum of 500 words
+ Must fit the submission guidelines
+ Must be betad
+ Challenge Closes on June 30th at 1159 pm EST

Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Harry is turning another year older so The Quidditch Pitch is pleased to present the "Wear Your Birthday Suit Challenge"! It's all about Harry! Stories should center Harry's birthday and they can be naughty or nice!

http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/JulyChallenge.png

Rules:
+ Any rating, Any pairing
+ All fics must be a minimum of 500 words
+ Must fit the submission guidelines
+ Must be betad
+ Challenge Closes on July 31st at 11:59 pm EDT


Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: The Captains are excited to announce their Challenge for August!

Anything Goes

We had so much fun with the drabble-a-thon we decided to do something similar for the August Challenge!

So the guidelines are as follows:

1. Respond to this post with your username at TQP.
2. The Captains will give you a prompt and pairing.
3. You will write a story or drabble 100 plus words.
4. Indicate in your title that it's for the challenge (ie-Swing Love 8-06 challenge)
5. No beta service offered. You can use an outside beta for this one.
6. Must adhere to submission guidelines for the site.
7. All Fics must be submitted by September 1, 2006 new deadline September 6, 2006.

Categories: None Characters: Various
Summary:
Phoenix Rising and The Quidditch Pitch are proud to present:

Come one, come all to our Masquerade ball. We'll revel in music, scrumptious food, and the dance. A parade of masques will hide you from the maddening crowd--no spells are required, no potions allowed. Masquerade--Let the spectacle astound you.

The Quidditch Pitch and Phoenix Rising have partnered for a challenge. Challenge submissions will open on September 1st 2006 and run through September 30th 2006, with the winner being announced on October 7th 2006.

Details

Eligibility
Staff of Phoenix Rising and The Quidditch Pitch are disqualified from entering the competition. Competitors do not have to be TQP members, but as membership is open and easy to attain, it is encouraged. Both TQP & Phoenix Rising must approve of any given entry for it to be qualified for the competition.

Entries for the Challenge
  1. This is a fanfiction contest
  2. NC-17 material is not allowed, but all ratings R and below will be allowed.
  3. Your entry must be original to you. By submitting your entry, you represent and warrant that you are the author of all elements of your entry or, if you are not the author of one or more elements, that you have the right to use all elements of your entry.
  4. All Pairings are accepted.
  5. Stories must be submitted with the following format:
    • Title:
    • Author:
    • Rating:
    • Warnings & Disclaimer:
    • Summary:
  6. Fics may be entered via TQP's standard challenge form or to contests@thephoenixrises.org All entries will be forwarded to thecaptains@thequidditchpitch.org and amber@thephoenixrises.org

Judging
Staff of Phoenix Rising and The Quidditch Pitch will choose 5 fics to be voted on. The vote is open to everyone, but it will be a "blind vote," capitalizing on the Masquerade theme. Once the winner is announced, the entries will be "unmasked."

Prize
The winner will be given the opportunity to choose a mask (or masks) in an amount up to $25 from Any Time Costumes

So take your quills in hand and get to writing!

When submitting a story online, please indicate that the story is for the September - Magic Behind the Masque Challenge.
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > The Founders, Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts, Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast, Dark Tales > Darkness Falls, Bad Moon Rising > School Days, Hallowed Halls > Vacant Rooms, Remains of the Day > Eternity, Dark Tales > Slytherin Common Room, Bad Moon Rising > War and Peace, Hallowed Halls > Golden Trio, Remains of the Day > Three of Hearts, Dark Tales > Going Under, Bad Moon Rising > Drabbles, Hallowed Halls > Drabbles, Remains of the Day > Drabbles, Dark Tales > Drabbles Characters: None
Summary: The Halloween Feast Challenge:



It's time for pumpkin pasties and trolls in the Dungeon. We are pleased to announce the Halloween Challenge for October.

We want to see dark fic, we want scary ghost stories, and we want to see some Halloween tricks and well as treats!

So in honor of this special month we are issuing the following challenge:

  1. Choose a word from each list.
  2. Sign up at this post to claim your words.
  3. Use the words in the story and bold them.
  4. Stories must center around Halloween.
  5. No word limit.
  6. Must fit the submission guidelines of the site.
  7. Must be betad before submission, as they do not go through the beta process.

Categories: None Characters: Various
Summary: December is a time for The Yule Ball: embarrassing dress robes, bad dancing, and maybe even some snogging in dark hallways. This December we have The Yule Challenge - A Secret Drabble Exchange. Come and join in our secret fun.

How it works:
  • Comment here, or send an email to secretelf@thequidditchpitch.org
  • Leave your TQP name, email address, pairing and a prompt.
  • We will randomly assign drabbles to writers.
  • Deadline to sign up for the Challenge is 12/1/06.
  • This is going to be a secret Challenge. The authors will be revealed after the voting.

Drabble Rules:
  • Maximum length is 500 words.
  • Minimum length is 100 words.
  • Maximum rating is R.
  • Pair/Prompt assigned must be used in some way.
  • Email completed drabbles to secretelf@thequidditchpitch.org.
  • Drabbles must be received via email by Dec 17th .
  • All drabbles must be betaed prior to submission.
  • Can be set in any time period.

When emailing your drabble, please include:
  • Your TQP penname.
  • Your recipient's TQP penname.
  • Title
  • Pairing
  • Prompt
  • Rating

Categories: None Characters: Various
Summary:
http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/FebChallengeBanner.png

Valentine's Day - a day of love. We at the Quidditch Pitch want to celebrate just that. Even the minor characters in the Wizarding World need love and this month we'd like our members to give it to them. (Stop snickering, Minnie.)

With that, we proudly announce Gilderoy Lockhart's Valentine Extravaganza!

The Rules:
  1. No wand flourishing. Leave that to Gilderoy.
  2. Only Rarepairs are accepted. For Example - Harry/Ginny/Hermione/Ron are not to be paired with each other in any configuration. You can write Ron/McGonagall but not Ron/Hermione, for example. See the Common Pairing List below.
  3. Must include Valentine's Day.
  4. Stories must be at least 300 words. There is no maximum.
  5. Stories will not be subject to our beta queue but do require a minimum of spellcheck be done on them. The Staff reserves the right to reject any story that doesn't meet our Submission Guideline.
Deadline for stories would be February 24th.

Common Pairs that may not be used.
Slash:___________Het:
Harry/Draco......Snape/Hermione
Remus/Sirius.....Harry/Hermione
Snape/Harry......Ron/Hermione
Harry/Ron........Draco/Hermione
Snape/Draco......Harry/Ginny
Snape/Lupin......Draco/Ginny
.................Remus/Tonks

Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Reason and Rhyme Challenge


The Captains are excited to bring you our Poetry Challenge!

Do you have the words of a poet? Do lines of poetry stimulate and excite you? If so, we've got the perfect challenge for you this month.

There are two parts to this challenge. The Quidditch Pitch will accept poetry or limericks. We've also put together some "lines" of poetry for you to choose from when writing your story.

The Rules

1. No word limit for poems or limericks
2. Poetry quotes must be claimed here.
3. All stories must be at least 500 words.
4. All stories, poems, or limericks must meet the submission guidelines of the The Quidditch Pitch.
5. While stories are not subjected to beta services, they should be prebetad.
6. All stories will be due by March 29, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
7. Voting will open on April 1, 2007.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > Vacant Rooms, Hallowed Halls > Golden Trio, Hallowed Halls > Drabbles Characters: None
Summary:


They Solemnly swear they are up to no good Challenge

April Fool's Day is a day traditionally dedicated to Fred and George Weasley. However, The Captains have decided that the ghosts of wizarding world want their shot. Therefore, we proudly announce our:

The Dead Just Want to Have Fun

Hogwarts and many wizarding homes are inhabited by ghost and ghouls. They want to have a bit of fun this April Fools Day. They are bored, they have time on their hands, and they want to influence the lives of the living.

The Rules:

1. No word limit
2. The stories will not be subject to beta
3. All stories must have the ghost or ghouls influencing behavior, lives, and/or events.
4. All stories are due by April 29, 2007 at 11:59 pm EST.
5. No rating limit.
6. Polls will go up on May 1, 2007.

You can use Ghosts in the Harry Potter Universe at the Lexicon for background.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: The One With All the Endings Challenge


Time is drawing short for the Harry Potter series. In just a few months we'll have many of the answers we've been seeking since the first book. Everyone has their own theory about how the series will end and The Quidditch Pitch is challenging you to put quill to parchment and write your version of the ending.

This challenge will be a two month long challenge, allowing authors the time to develop and organize their ideas.

The Rules

1. All stories must be a minimum of 500 words.
2. All stories should be prebetad.
3. All stories must be meet our submission guidelines.
4. All stories must be submitted by June 29, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
5. Voting will commence on July 1, 2007 and end on July 12, 2007.
6. The winner will get a $10.00 gift certificate to the movie theater of their choice.
Categories: None Characters: None