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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.
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Summary:


The Quidditch Pitch and Fiction Alley are teaming up to bring you a Back to School Challenge!

Eligibility

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

Entries for the Challenge

  1. This is a fanfiction and fanart contest
  2. NC-17 material is not allowed. The rating guidelines for this challenge mirror Fiction Alley's rating system. Please review the ratings before submitting your story
  3. Your entry must be original to you or a derivative work based on JK Rowling's Harry Potter series of books. By submitting your entry, you represent and warrant that you are the author/artist of all elements of your entry or, if you are not the author/artist of one or more elements, that you have the right to use all elements of your entry.
  4. Minerva McGonagall must be the central character to the story or piece of art
  5. Stories/Art must be submitted with the following format:
    • Title:
    • Author/Artist:
    • Rating:
    • Warnings
    • Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
    • Summary:

 

  1. Stories and art may be entered via challenge@thequidditchpitch.org email address. All entries will be forwarded to both sites for approval/verification.
  2. All stories/artwork must be submitted by October 10th 2007. Voting will commence on the chosen stories on October 15th 2007. Voting will close on October 18th, 2007 at 23:59:59 USA EDT. Winners to be declared on October 19th 2007.

Judging

Staff of Fictionalley and The Quidditch Pitch will choose 10 fics/pieces of art to be voted on. The vote is open to everyone, but it will be a "blind vote," Once the winner is announced, the entries will be revealed.

Prizes:

A signed copy of a Meg Cabot novel.

A copy of Order of the Phoenix signed by Mary GrandPré.

A 2008 FictionAlley calendar.

A "7 books, 1 fandom" t-shirt.

A Quidditch Pitch t-shirt customized for your use

A TQP Bootleg CD

 

***The Winner is: Da BeST Team for their Story Curiosity

 


Categories: None Characters: Minerva McGonagall
Summary: http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/200711-snape.png

Monthly Challenge (2007-11) Snapealicious Snapeabration!

This month we are celebrating Snape – Everything Snape! This is in honor of Madam Minnie being right and we need your stories. We celebrate many things in fandom and its finally Snape's turn at the Quidditch Pitch!

Rules:
  • Must be 500 words or more
  • Must include Snape in the story
  • Story can have other characters besides Snape but Snape has to be central
  • Complies with Terms of Service and Submission guidelines
  • Challenge ends on November 30th at 11:59 pm.

Categories: None Characters: Severus Snape
Summary: The image “http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/DecChallenge/YuleBall-Ani.gif”
How it works:
  • Pick one or two characters and a prompt from the table below
  • Choose someone from your friends list or member of TQP
  • Write the drabble and email it to secretelf@thequidditchpitch.org
  • All drabbles will be posted under the name secret elf until the reveal on December 30th.

Drabble Rules
  • Maximum length is 1000 words.
  • Minimum length is 100 words.
  • Maximum rating is RT.
  • You must use a prompt and character from the table.
  • Email completed drabbles to secretelf@thequidditchpitch.org.
  • Drabbles must be received via email by December 29th.
  • 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 name or Live Journal name.
  • Title
  • Pairing or Character
  • Prompt
  • Rating

You can find the character and prompt table at The Captains Pitch


Reveals!!!!
And here they are!

madam_minnie wrote:
How Are You Holding That Up? for deeryma [Sirius/Remus, RT]
Dim the Lights for oldenuf2nb [Harry/Draco, RT]
It's Snowing Men for Dream_wia_Dream [Remus/Sirius, FG-13]
Happy Christmas to All for IamAGhost [Sirius/Remus, RT]
Waiting in Winter for tjwritter [Snape/Lily,GA]

oldenuf2nb wrote:
Happy New Year, Harry for mapleandmahogany [Harry/Ron, FG-13]
Lucky You for madam_minnie [Remus/Sirius, RT]
Red, Red, Wine for Tart [Harry/Draco, RT]
Who Knew for rospberry [Harry/Draco, MT]
What are You Doing for New Years? for Dream_wia_Dream [Harry/Sirius, RT]

deenas wrote: Tinsel for queenb23 [Harry/Ginny, RT]

Gingerale wrote:
Lead Time for Tart [Ron/Hermione, GP]
Baggage for oldenuf2nb [Harry/Draco, GP]

rospberry wrote:
One Green Baubble for oldenuf2nb [Harry/Draco, MT]
Bah Humbug! for madam_minnie [Snape/Harry, RT]
Winterchill for bewarethesmirk [Snape/Harry, FG-13]

Tart wrote: Making Merry for oldenuf2nb [Draco/Harry, FG]

tqpannie wrote:
The Elves Dance-Ron Doesn't for shocolate [Harry/Ron, RT]
Calling the Match for mapleandmahogany [George/Lee, RT]
Peppermint and Pink for gingerale [Ginny/Draco, MT]
Socks for Hysterical Hystorian [Harry/Hermione, RT]
Wrapping it Up for Amieam [Ron/Hermione, RT]
The Morning After The Night Before for Schmoo999 [Snape/Hermione, RT]
Magic Mistletoe for Rupert Talley [Ron/Tonks, RT]
Kisses in the Snow for msmoocow [Lavender/Neville, GP]
Frumenty for belovedranger [Ron/Hermione, MT]
Tensions for Dream_wia_Dream [Sirius/George/Fred, RT]
Santa Baby for coffee_n_cocoa [Neville/Ginny, RT]
Dress Up for winnett [Harry/Draco, RT]
Which Baubble for heidi8 [Hermione/Draco, RT]
Warm Up for avidbeader [Harry/Hermione, RT]
Potions for sesptwd [Remus/Snape, RT]
Oh Christmas Tree for Redblaze [Ron/Hermione, RT]
Christmas Wishes for kerryblaze [Harry/Ron, RT]
Candy Canes for oncelikeshari [Harry/Ron, RT]
The Proof is in the Pudding for Santa Elidan [Trio, RT]
Mistletoe Dreams for madam_minnie [Harry/Snape, RT]
New Years Resolutions for simons_flower [Harry/Hermione, RT]
Fairy Lights for deenas [Harry/Ginny, RT]
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Summary:

With the ending of Deathly Hallows we have a whole new generation to incorporate into the Harry Potter World. In honor of the newest additions to fan-fiction and art we are challenging you to write/draw about them! We are not putting a limit on the ages of the next generation...but they do have to be born already! So lets get to work writing and drawing The Next Generation!

Rules for stories:

  • Must be 500 words
  • Must be prebetad
  • Must comply with our terms of service
  • Must include the next generation as focal points
  • Challenge ends on January 30th at 11:59 pm EST.

Art:

  • Must be willing to let us host the artwork in our gallery for January and February
  • Must contain the next generation
  • You would submit all artwork via email to thecaptains@thequidditchpitch.org
  • Your email should contain:
  • Your penname:
  • Your email address
  • Rating
  • Summary
  • Title:
  • Focal Point should be The Next Generation

Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:

The Birds and the Bees

The Quidditch Pitch is pleased to bring you The Birds and Bees Challenge! Spring is coming, it's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air. This month's challenge is a challenge about love. We want to see stories and art that is sweet, naughty, fluffy, and just downright embarrassing. So submit your stories soon and let's have a love in. Yes, we are reliving the sixties and seventies!

Rules for stories:

  • Must be at least 500 words
  • Must be prebetad
  • Must comply with our terms of service
  • Must include love, the birds and the bees, or naughtiness

Challenge ends on March 12th at 11:59 pm EST.

Art:

  • Must be willing to let us host the artwork in our gallery for March and April
  • Must contain love, the birds and the bees, or naughtiness
  • You would submit all artwork via email to thecaptains@thequidditchpitch.org
  • Your email should contain:
    • Your penname
    • Your email address
    • Rating
    • Summary
    • Title
  • Focal Point should be Love.

 


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Summary:

http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/2008-04-Challenge-Rebirth.png

The Quidditch Pitch is pleased to bring you our April challenge: "Rebirth". The Wizarding World is entering a post-Voldemort era of rebirth. We want your stories/art of spring, things blooming, winter fading, allergies exploding--okay no allergies exploding. Is there a post-Voldie baby boom? Does the Phoenix really rise again? These are questions we need answered!

Rules for stories:

  • Must be at least 500 words
  • Must be prebetad
  • Must comply with our terms of service
  • Must be centered around the challenge theme

Art:

  • Must be willing to let us host the artwork in our gallery for May.
  • The focal point should be the rebirth theme
  • You would submit all artwork via email to thecaptains@thequidditchpitch.org
  • Your email should contain:
    • Your penname
    • Your email address
    • Rating
    • Summary
    • Title

Challenge ends on April 30th! Good luck and Happy writing :)


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Summary:

Gluttony: the June 2008 Monthly Challenge

Gluttony. You've heard of the seven Potters and this month we challenge you to write about one of the seven sins: Gluttony.

We challenge you to use food to seduce, food to bribe, food to well--heck even a sit down dinner would work.

Rules for stories:
  • Must be at least 500 words
  • Must be prebetad
  • Must comply with our terms of service
  • Must be centered around the challenge theme
Art:
  • Must be willing to let us host the artwork in our gallery for June
  • The focal point should be the Gluttony theme
  • You would submit all artwork via email to thecaptains@thequidditchpitch.org
  • Your email should contain:
    • Your penname
    • Your email address
    • Rating
    • Summary
    • Title
Challenge ends on June 30th! Good luck and Happy writing :)
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Summary:
Artwork in banner by Sarapsys
It's the time for another Challenge from The Quidditch Pitch. We are issuing the Wild World of Weather Challenge. All stories must have the weather as the central focus to the plot. Wizards can't control the weather…can they?

Rules:
+ Any rating, Any pairing
+ All stories must be a minimum of 500 words
+ All art must feature weather in the background
+ Must fit the submission guidelines
+ Must be betad
+ Challenge Closes on September 30th at 11:59 pm EDT  
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:
The Quidditch Pitch is pleased to present the October 2008: That's Frightening Challenge

Halloween has always been a central focus in the Harry Potter books and now The Quidditch Pitch wants your scary stories. We want stories that focus on Urban Legends such as Bloody Mary, Characters telling each other ghost stories, and even the ghosts of Hogwarts scaring the witches and wizards.

So take out your quills and get to writing.

The Rules:
+ Any rating, Any pairing
+ All stories must be a minimum of 500 words no maximum.
+ All art must feature Halloween in the background
+ Must fit the submission guidelines
+ Must be betad
+ Challenge Closes on November 12th at 11:59 pm EDT
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:

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Flaming Nargles ( http://community.livejournal.com/flamingnargle), the
Harry/Ginny/Luna LJ community, has its second annual Flame On!
Challenge ( http://community.livejournal.com/flamingnargle/37576.html)

Prompts are available for sign-ups--come, check them out and create away!

We are accepting fics or art of any size or rating; the deadline is
September 1, 2006.

 


Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:

This is our first week of drabble challenges!

Our first challenge for drabbles rated G-R is:
Premise: A misunderstanding between Muggle methods and Wizarding methods
Pairing: Dean & Seamus
Phrase that must be used: "Where are you going to put that?"

Our NC-17 Challenge is:
Premise: A misunderstanding between Muggle methods and Wizarding methods
Pairing: Ron/Hermione
Phrase that must be used: "Where are you going to put that?"

The Rules:
Must be posted by November 9th.
Must be under 500 words
Must have forum drabble challenge after the title for submission ease.
Voting will be done here on the forums
NC-17 stories will be voted on in the broomshed area.


***This week's drabble challenge is brought to you by Captain Dream Wia Dream and Pumpkin Spice Latte****

 

 

And the winner is:

 


Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Our G-R rated challenge is:
Premise: Breaking into the Firewhisky sixth year
Pairing/characters:  Slytherin Boys
Phrase that must be used:  "It just wasn't the same once she pulled that out"

Our NC-17 challenge is:
Premise:  Finding some of Sirius's "special" stash at Grimmauld
Pairing:  Trio in any combination
Phrase that must be used:  "I never knew your eyes could glow like that"

The Rules:
Must be posted by November 16th.
Must be under 500 words
Must have forum drabble challenge after the title for submission ease.
Voting will be done here on the forums
NC-17 stories will be voted on in the broomshed area.


***This weeks drabble challenge is brought to you by Captains Simons Flower and three hard shell tacos and a chicken quesadilla from Taco Bell****
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