Tales of Beedle the Bard Contest

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Written on 7:14 AM by Sarthak K

A delightful opportunity for Harry Potter Fans!

Amazon, the owners of one of only seven copies of the Tales of Beedle the Bard, are running a contest whereby one lucky fan can win a weekend in London, England, with the book. The book will apparently be accompanied by security guards!

The competition, entitled the Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest, is open to those aged 13 & over. To qualify, you have to write a submission of 100 words or less (in English), in response to ONE of these questions;

-- What songs do wizards use to celebrate birthdays?
-- What other sports do wizards play besides Quidditch?
-- What have you learned from the Harry Potter series that you use in everyday life?

Entries will be accepted from April 9th through to April 22nd, in two age groups; 13 - 17 and 18+.

Te contest is open to residents of 24 countries, including the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and China.

10 semifinalists will be chosen by a committee and from May 5th people can vote online for their favourite for a week. The final 2 entries will go head-to-head in a vote to decide the winner, who will be announced in mid May (May 22nd). Each finalist will receive a $1,000 gift certificate.

To enter, go here (entrants under 18 must get a parent or guardian to complete the entry form).

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