Harry Potter Fanfiction Challenges
A forum made to provide challenges for HP fanfiction writers who need inspiration, a cure for writers block or just want a challenge! We're all really really nice, not to mention insane 0.0, so come on in and join the fun! :D
New Follow Forum Follow Topic
Page 1 2 3 4 .. Last Next »

Hello, my dear. Make yourself at home. Take off your coat, sit down, prop up your feet. Here, let me make you a cup of tea. One lump of sugar or two? While you're waiting, why not enter this lovely new competition?


Now that I have your attention ... I have a list of sixty-one common themes in literature. You, my love, will pick a number and write a story centering around the theme that you recieve. And just to make it interesting, there are two difficulties. Just leave a post containing the entry form below to get started in this magnificent competition!



-- Pick a theme (1-61).

-- Pick your own character(s).



-- Pick a theme (1-61).

-- I pick your character(s).


Entry Form:

Name - (What you would like to be called?)

Difficulty - (Easy or Hard?)

Theme Number - (1 to 61)

Character(s) - (if applicable)

Prompts - (Would you like any prompts? If so, how many?)



1. You can only change your theme/character once.

2. Entries must be at least 500 words in length.

3. Anything goes. I don't care about rating, genre, slash, etc. Whatever works for you, love.

4. Themes can be claimed more than once.

5. Characters can only be used once per theme.

6. You may submit more than one entry, but only one will be judged.


Judging Criteria:

Spelling and Grammar - 10 points

Characterization - 10 points

Originality - 10 points

Use of Theme - 10 points

Overall Story - 10 points


Due Date:

11:59 (Eastern Time) - September 15, 2011

* (Deadline is subject to change.) *









Each entry will be read and reviewed by each judge.

First Place - Six reviews. Entry favorited. Mentioned in my next story. Author favorited. Dedicated one-shot with pairing of choice.

Second Place - Four reviews. Entry favorited. Mentioned in my next story. Author favorited.

Third Place - Two reviews. Entry favorited. Mentioned in my next story.



1 - (Thanatos Angelos Girl - Hannah Abbott)

2 - (Allicat9 - Teddy Lupin)

3 - (Kastahi - Luna Lovegood)

4 - (hat in a box - Lily Evans)

6 - (TeamGredandForge - Fred Weasley/George Weasley)

7 - (DramioneLurver - Viktor Krum)

9 - (Obscurite-Asile - Blaise Zabini)

11 - (Taragh McCarthy - Draco Malfoy/Blaise Zabini + Seamus/Harry)

12 - (Fourmille d'idees - Scorpius Malfoy/Lily Potter)

13 - (Mr Bellatrix Lestrange - Mad-Eye Moody) + (lowi - Oliver Wood) + (ScorpiusAlbus2k11)

14 - (Malory14 - Bill Weasley) + (Mr Bellatrix Lestrange - Rodolphus Lestrange)

15 - (bookworm199612 - James Potter II)

16 - (bathtubblogger - Scorpius Malfoy/Ginny Weasley)

17 - (reallyhatebananas - Draco Malfoy/Tom Riddle?) + (ephemereis - Parvati Patil)

19 - (devourerised - Lucy Weasley)

22 - (jadedxdreams - Luna Lovegood)

24 - (mad not sad - James Potter II/Rose Weasley) + (the.emerald.child - Blaise Zabini/Luna Lovegood)

25 - (Twigglet25 - Neville Longbottom)

26 - (Cassiel Black - Bellatrix Lestrange)

28 - (Saturday Most Superior - Albus Dumbledore/Gellert Grindelwald)

30 - (MissingMommy - Regulus Black)

35 - (ArwenGranger - Scabior)

37 - (LissaWonderland - Dominique Weasley) + (smile.laugh.read - Lily Luna Potter)

40 - (RatherNotBeSaid - Salazar Slytherin)

42 - (selenehekate - James Potter II/ Albus Potter)

45 - (MoonlightNikkie - Sirius Black)

47 - (Slyther-Claw - Draco Malfoy/Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter/Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley/Luna Lovegood) + (s t a r l i g h t illumination - Lucy Weasley/Scorpius Malfoy)

50 - (this carnival ride called life - Petunia Dursely)

55 - (Gamma Orionis - Bellatrix Lestrange) + (lightblue-Nymphadora - Ginny Weasley/Nymphadora Tonks)

56 - (PrincessShannon1498 - Susan Bones)

58 - (acciomischief - Harry Potter/Luna Lovegood) + (Ever Smiling - Parvati Patil)

59 - (OwlEye - Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter)

60 - (ilovemoony73 - Sirius Black)


Completed Entries:

-- the strongest souls of suffering by s t a r l i t illumination

-- A Lonely Place by Allicat9

-- For the Small Things by Cassiel Black

-- Gone to the Grave by this carnival ride called life

-- Man Against Nature by Mr Bellatrix Lestrange

-- Completely Shattered by MissingMommy

-- Power by Gamma Orionis

-- Honor by Mr Bellatrix Lestrange

-- Whatever It Took by ephemereis

-- Death is Inevitable by Twigglet25

-- Man Against Nature by Malory14

-- Strength Through Adversity by lowi

-- An Unexplainable Injustice by selenehekate

-- Innocent by ilovemoony73


Alright, love. That's all I've got for now. So get to tapping those keys and come up with the greatest story anyone has ever read! I know you can do it! Oh, I almost forgot. Here's your tea! :D

7/30/2011 . Edited 11/12/2011 #1

oooh lala , may i judge? :)

7/30/2011 #2


Sure! I'll PM you with the details. :D

7/30/2011 #3

Awesome! :) I'm gonna be up all night, waiting for Pottermore so I'm just joining in on everybody's challenges.

7/30/2011 #4



7/30/2011 #5

I literally had a panic attack a few moments ago when I couldn't locate this 'magical quill'. The drowsiness is getting to me, lol.

7/30/2011 #6


Haha. Yeah, its 3 AM where I am. I'm already exhausted. XD

I wonder if it will be a difficult clue?

7/30/2011 #7

Only a true Potter fan can figure it out , I'm guessing.

7/31/2011 #8
Gamma Orionis

I'd like to join (and try to finish, this time)

Name -Gamma Orionis

Difficulty -Easy

Theme Number -55

Character(s) -Bellatrix Black Lestrange

Prompts -Four, please

7/31/2011 #9
controlled climb

Could I please judge? (:

7/31/2011 #10

Name: Slyther-Claw -.-

Difficultry: Easy

Theme number: eh... 47 0.0

Characters (I've decided on using): Harry, Hermione, Ron, Luna and Defienietly an OC or Two

Prompts: got 'em :)

7/31/2011 . Edited 8/1/2011 #11

I'd love to join! This time, I might actually have to try finishing. Haha, I entered my first contest and never finished - that will not happen this time!

Name - Just call me Ashlee :)

Difficulty - Hard

Theme Number -22

Prompts - May I please have two prompts? Although I may not use them :P

Looking forward to doing this :)

7/31/2011 #12

I'd like to be a judge please :) That's if you still need judges?

7/31/2011 #13


I'm a bit worried. There's probably a 99% chance that I won't know the answer. XD


Gamma Orionis:

Great! And I hope you finish too! :)

Your theme is "quest for power".

Prompts: Haunted. Heartache. Moon. Electricity.



Sure! I'll PM you with the details! :)



I love OCs! So, yes, you may use them. And I'll start you off with five prompts and you can come back if you need more. Ok? XD

Your theme is "love and sacrifice".

Prompts: Sunlight. Tease. Heartfelt. Daydream. Dust. Heartbeat. Sticks and stones. Echo. Fire. Fading away.



Good luck finishing! It can be pretty hard sometimes! And you don't have to use the prompts. They're just to help you. :)

Your theme is "childhood".

Your character is Luna Lovegood.

Prompts: Strawberry. Candy.



Sure. I'll PM you with the details. :)

7/31/2011 #14

I wasn'y going to do an ymore competitions but i loved your intro thing so much, (two lumps of sugar please)





may i ask for a prompt if i need one, after you've given me my theme. xx

Thank you, oh and after reading all of this i feel sorry for you guys, i didn't realise in the US you were having to wait up to do Pottermore, over here it's a nice normal time when we can do it, anyways. Thanks xx

7/31/2011 #15

Name -Lissa

Difficulty -Easy

Theme Number -37

Character(s) -Dominique?

Prompts -2

thanks :)

7/31/2011 #16


I'm glad you liked it. And I didn't get to go to sleep until 5 AM last night. I'm so tired right now. But I got in so I'm happy. XD

Your theme is "Death is inevitable".



Your theme is "the heartbreak of betrayal".

Prompts: Temptation. Whispers.

7/31/2011 #17
Lavinia Swire

Name - Hattie

Difficulty – Hard (but can I beg and plead not to be given a Slytherin or a Death Eater for my character? I just cannot write the evil guys!)

Theme Number - 4

I don't think I need any prompts for now, but I'll let you know if I do.

Also, would I be able to do this as a freeverse? I might not, but I'd like to have the option.

7/31/2011 #18


Yes, you can do freeverse. Do whatever you want. :)

Your theme is "love sustains/fades with a challenge".

Character: Lily Evans

7/31/2011 #19

Oh that's such a perfect theme, thank you xx

I haven't got in yet, i completed all the tasks and i gave me a username and everything but i've had no confirmation email :( I'm quite frustrated!!

7/31/2011 #20
Lavinia Swire

That's brilliant, thank you!

7/31/2011 #21

since I was a judge in the last competition I feel like i shoud join this one :D

Name: bookworm/ Lexi/ crazy person I respond to anything basically

Difficulty: easy

Theme 15 please

Characters: James Sirius

Prompts 2 please!

7/31/2011 #22

Awesome idea!

Name: Selene

Difficulty: Easy

Theme 42 please!

Characters: ... Can I get back to you on that?

Can I have one prompt?

7/31/2011 #23


I got my confirmation email. But I still can't get into the site yet. :/



Great. :)



Your theme is "appearence vs. reality".

Prompts: Morning. Doubt.



Your theme is "injustice".

Prompt: Snow.

7/31/2011 #24

I'm completely swamped at the moment. But... you make fun challenges. So I'm joining. /headdesk

Name - Chloe

Difficulty -Easy

Theme Number -um... 17? And I didn't actually read the other posts. So sorry if it's already been picked. :/

Character(s) - Draco. Or Tom Riddle. Can I get back to you on that?

Prompts - Yes, please! Prompts are my life! Kind of. Um... perhaps... two, please? Darkish?

7/31/2011 #25

Name -(What you would like to be called?):MissingMommy or Sam, whatever you would like :)

Difficulty -(Easy or Hard?): Hard though, can I request that it not be a trio gen character. I feel the JK Rowling did a fanastic job with them as it is.

Theme Number -(1 to 61) :I'm all about the even numbers so can I have 30

Character(s) -(if applicable)

Prompts -(Would you like any prompts? If so, how many?)

7/31/2011 #26

Name: Malory

Difficulty: hard

Theme Number: 14

Prompts: surprise me?

7/31/2011 #27
george's firework

Name - Starlit

Difficulty - Easy

Character(s) - Lucy and Scorpius

Theme Number - 47 (if double claims are allowed)

Prompts - N/A - unless I must, in which case I'll take one

7/31/2011 . Edited 7/31/2011 #28

Name - Shay

Difficulty - Easy

Character(s) - Draco and Harry

Theme Number - 59

Prompts - 5 please

7/31/2011 #29

Name - Shay

Difficulty - Easy

Character(s) - Draco and Harry

Theme Number - 59

Prompts - 5 please

7/31/2011 #30
Page 1 2 3 4 .. Last Next »
Forum Moderators: Megsy42 Fire The Canon, dimitrisgirl18, Gamma Orionis, autumn midnights, silver-nightstorm, AlwaysPadfoot, Schermionie, thegirlofcrazy
  • Forums are not to be used to post stories.
  • All forum posts must be suitable for teens.
  • The owner and moderators of this forum are solely responsible for the content posted within this area.
  • All forum abuse must be reported to the moderators.
Membership Length: 2+ years 1 year 6+ months 1 month 2+ weeks new member