SIYE Challenges  Stories written in reponse to a SIYE Challenge or contest.
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Trophy Room Stories and Authors that have been recipients of Silver Trinket Awards
And The Winners Are....
This time around, there were three authors that took the Challenge and did their best. All three were different takes on the same theme. The five judges gave it their best and the following is their outcome. So now the winners...
The award for Best Overall & Match Making, and the People’s Choice Award goes to:
The winning stories are now prominently listed in our Featured Stories section. The Challenge category is back open. Those of you that have multiple chapters or need to do some editing may continue at this time. If your story is completed, please ensure it is edited and “YES”, as completed.
I would like to thank my many judges who worked hard for this Challenge: Thank you AM, FF, JG, NS, & S/. You know who you are. Thank you very much for all that reading and judging. Your time to help out is quite valuable. The Challenge would not exist if nobody judged them. This time FF & JG picked the winners correctly.
Sir Ollivander on 2013.11.30 - 04:46PM (1 Comments)
Dudley’s Turn Challenge is now Closed
The Challenge is now closed. Dudley has had his turn in the magical world and three authors have captured it. Now it's time for our judges to determine who got it right or got it best. They shall determine the winners for Best Overall, Matchmaking, and Awkwardness. There is also the People Choice Award. Every SIYE member may vote for their most popular story there. The winners will be posted the last day of the month, Saturday, November 30. Good luck to all three stories.
Sir Ollivander on 2013.11.17 - 11:57AM (3 Comments)
Trinket Winners Announced
Sorry all about the late announcement. Here are the winners for the September/October 2013 Dumbledore Silver Trinkets award:
It's time to vote for your favourites for the Dumbledore Silver Trinket Awards. The voting will end at the end of the day on November 10th and will be posted the morning of November 11th. So be sure to cast your ballot for your favourites!
It took a while to arrange a meeting but eventually Aunt Petunia, Harry and Ginny met at a local, Muggle coffee shop near Diagon Alley. After some polite talk about the weather and such, Harry got his aunt to get down to business.
“Last week at breakfast,” she started, “he reached for the plate of sausages which was just out of his reach. The plate moved towards him so he could grab it. I don’t think he realized what happened.”
“Then, the other day when we were watching the telly, the remote was missing. When he asked about it, one of the pillows by him seemed to move on its own. He reached behind it and there was the remote. I don’t know what to do. Obviously I can’t get Vernon involved.”
Harry and Ginny did a quick glance at each other before looking back at Petunia, and then Harry spoke.
“Okay, so Dudders did some accidental magic.” His aunt almost cringed at that statement. “Well, it’s too late for him to start school as a firstie. And I don’t see him entering the wizarding world just yet. So someone will have to teach him.”
Now, Ginny spoke up for the first time. “How about getting him a low-powered witch as a friend to teach him the basics? I mean, if he’s magical, the ministry will try to hold him under the secrecy act, which he knows nothing about.”
Harry smiled at her. “That’s not a bad idea!”
So what’s your idea? Submit your story before it’s too late.
Sir Ollivander on 2013.11.02 - 06:43PM (2 Comments)
Dudley’s Turn Challenge 2013-4
Petunia Dursley saw the beginning signs of accidental magic in Dudley and reluctantly contacted Harry Potter, the only magical person she could come close to trusting. She met with Harry and Ginny for lunch and discussed the situation. Their conclusion was to hook up Dudley with a half blood witch similar in magical power. That way she could teach him of the magical world and still know of the Muggle world he lives in.
The Challenge is to write a story of how Harry & Ginny eventually get Dudley and a witch together to help Dudley with his newly discovered magic and introduce him into the magical world.
1. All general submission rules apply. Stories over 20,000 words are discouraged but not prohibited. R-rated stories are allowed but discouraged. Judges are not required to read stories over 20,000 words or any R-rated stories.
2. CORRECTION: All entries must be submitted under “Dudley’s Turn” Challenge 2013-4, sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Friday, November 15, 2013.
3. Completed stories are seriously preferred. Multiple chapters are allowed as long as all the requirements are in the chapters that are submitted by the deadline.
4. The categories for judging are Best Overall, Matchmaking, Awkwardness, and The People’s Choice Award.
***The basis of this Challenge idea came from an unknown seminar moderator at the LeakeyCon fan fiction convention earlier this year. Thanks.
It's September 1st and time for the Hogwarts Express to load up with children on their way to Hogwarts! It's now also time for you, the SIYE readers, to make your selections for the July/August Dumbledore Silver Trinkets Awards. Make sure you're logged in and vote for your favourites today! Voting will end on September 10th with the announcement of winners on September 11th! So cast your ballot today.
Well, what can I say? We had two very different takes on the same Asylum Challenge. One went the dramatic route and the other down the humorous lane. The six judges were quite specific on this. Therefore, the winners are…
The award for Best Overall, Best Drama, and the People’s Choice Award goes to:
The winning stories are now prominently listed in our Featured Stories section. The Challenge category is back open. Those of you that have multiple chapters or need to do some editing may continue at this time. If your story is completed, please ensure it is edited and “YES”, as completed
The 2013-4 Challenge will start October 1st. Somebody least expected is getting involved.
I would like to thank my many judges who worked hard for this Challenge: Thank you AM, FF, JM, NS, S/, & SM. You know who you are. Thank you very much for all that reading and judging. Your time to help out is quite valuable. The Challenge would not exist if nobody judged them. This time AM & SM (no relations that I know of) picked the winners correctly. Also, 12 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award.
Sir Ollivander on 2013.08.31 - 01:05PM (1 Comments)
The 2013- Asylum Challenge is now closed
Hey there boys and girls. Ginny has not been killed by the Death Eaters. The individual she helped to acquire asylum did, in fact, enjoy a few dances and a butter beer or two at Ginny’s birthday celebration earlier this week. Afterward, the Ministry Erasers whisked him/her away to protected obscurity on much sunnier shores.
This Challenge’s stories are in, and now the judging begins. The categories are Best Overall, Best Drama, Best Sneakiness (Fred and George…you don’t qualify), and in People Choice Award. Look for the results at the beginning of next month—same bat boogie time…same bat boogie station! For the vacationing Sir Ollivander…Mischief managed!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2013.08.15 - 11:57PM (2 Comments)
H/G Songfic. the song is "broken" by Seether.
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter nor the song!!!Rating: G Category: Post-DH/PM, Post-DH/PM Genre: Songfic Words: 1253 Chapters: 1 Published: 2010.10.08 Updated: 2010.10.10 Hits: 1531 Reviews: 5
This is the second of a planned 4 stories covering Harry and Ginny from the Battle of Hogwarts to the day Albus leaves for Hogwarts. It may help to read the first story, “The First Year,” before reading this story. This story will cover Ginny’s Quidditch career, but focus on Harry’s growing power and influence as they capture the remaining death eaters.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance Warnings: Death, Intimate Sexual Situations, Rape, Violence Words: Chapters: 20 Published: 2013.08.31 Updated: 2013.12.12 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 4586 Reviews: 29
A "seventh-year" story, true to canon as I could imagine it to be. Part I: Ginny Weasley, Part II: Minerva McGonagall. Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-HBP, Post-HBP Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Violence Words: Chapters: 29 Published: 2013.09.29 Updated: 2013.12.11 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 7322 Reviews: 137
Ginny has been blessed or cursed, depending on how she looks at it, with the gift of second sight. When a case in the Auror’s Office stirs up disturbing images, she finds herself aiding the investigation.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, Drama, General, Romance Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2013.12.02 Updated: 2013.12.09 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 1036 Reviews: 25
The life of a typical American teenager (okay, maybe not so typical) is shaken by tragedy. Then he discovers a new world awaiting him, filled with new people, new struggles, and, perhaps, new love.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance, Tragedy Warnings: Death Words: Chapters: 17 Published: 2013.11.01 Updated: 2013.12.09 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 6633 Reviews: 98
When a prankster menace has his identity discovered, he invites the discoverer to join him on a final prank before Christmas holidays-where discoveries are made. AU 6th year, Fun and fluff one-shot.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Comedy, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2013.12.06 Updated: 2013.12.09 Status: Completed Hits: 434 Reviews: 9
With Dumbledore gone, Harry faces an uncertain, and dangerous future. Should he return to Hogwarts, or choose the lonely path that leads to Voldemort? And, worse, can he truly leave the love of his life behind? Rating: G Category: Post-HBP, Post-HBP Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance Words: Chapters: 12 Published: 2013.11.28 Updated: 2013.12.09 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 2062 Reviews: 31
Nominated for Nov. 2013 Best Romance, Best Comedy and Best New Story.
Summer is the best time of the year, no matter what those Christmas carols say. Because during summer, you can wear cut-off jeans, run around barefoot and cause a general ruckus. Summertime is the time of care-free fun, and summer nights elicit sudden feelings of warmth and romance. During summer the days are long and lazy, and the in a particular little village in Devon England, love is in the air. Summer is when my good friend Cupid runs rapid, not Valentine’s Day, ‘cause that’s just one day while summer has weeks and weeks of warm air and sweet kisses. Good ole Cupid enjoys a good summer fling, and he knows just who needs a good fling, with a kick in the pants to get there. Let’s just say that Harry and Ginny become fast friends, given Ron and Hermione’s peculiar behavior, and if I know Cupid, they’ll become fast more-than-friends too.Rating: PG Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Fluff, Humor, Romance Words: Chapters: 3 Published: 2013.12.02 Updated: 2013.12.07 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 788 Reviews: 9
Some traditions are meant to be passed from generation to generation.Rating: G Category: Holidays, Holidays Genre: Fluff Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2009.12.23 Updated: 2013.12.06 Status: Completed Hits: 3319 Reviews: 19
Two pivotal things happen the night of October 31, 1981. They will change the course of Harry's life. Forever.Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Drama Warnings: Mild Language Words: 90366 Chapters: 11 Published: 2013.07.25 Updated: 2013.11.12 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 12521 Reviews: 134
Harry has been entered into the Triwizard Tournament against his will, and his friends don’t believe him when he insists he didn’t enter his name. Will Ginny Weasley sit by and watch him suffer alone, or will she risk exposing the dark secret she has been hiding. GoF re-write from Ginny’s POV. Smart & slightly manipulative Ginny! Extreme Ron-bashing! Rating: PG-13 Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance Warnings: Mild Language Words: 79864 Chapters: 10 Published: 2013.08.26 Updated: 2013.10.14 Status: Completed Hits: 15283 Reviews: 158
During a trip to Muggle London Ginny Weasley stumbles upon a boy without a body. In a time of war and uncertainty her decision to help him will change the fate of the Wizarding world.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Sexual Situations, Violence Words: 29152 Chapters: 4 Published: 2013.09.05 Updated: 2013.09.29 Status: Completed Hits: 5844 Reviews: 83
Janus by Tazio (R) ** Winner of the DSTA for Best New Story **
Growing up, Ginny had always been ambitious. Up until now, it had served her well, but with a new assignment, a new partner, and a new sort of case, she just might have bitten off more than she can chew. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure Words: 15778 Chapters: 3 Published: 2013.09.08 Updated: 2013.10.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 4236 Reviews: 43
Harry discovers the immediate consequences of his victory over Voldemort, more than a decade after the battle.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Comedy, Fluff, General, Humor Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations Words: 4657 Chapters: 1 Published: 2013.10.20 Updated: 2013.10.22 Status: Completed Hits: 1836 Reviews: 12