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    Sweek Harry Potter fanfiction competition: #MyPotterWorld!

    July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

Sweek Harry Potter fanfiction competition: #MyPotterWorld!

UPDATE

Dear Sweeker,

Thank you for participating in the #MyPotterWorld competition! It was great for the jury to read all those creative versions, new characters, backstories and alternative endings. We proudly present the shortlist and winning story!

The Lost Weasley. – ShakespeareGambit
https://www.sweek.com/read/1/2200493569

His daughter – sharonaC
https://www.sweek.com/read/2/1300468047

Shared Powers – Dana Alink
https://www.sweek.com/read/62598/1400000162

Two Become One – Hazzer123
https://www.sweek.com/read/54761/1400000162

The Valki School of Magic – Titas Choudhury
https://www.sweek.com/read/57843/1400000162

What If? – thehalfbloodprincess
https://www.sweek.com/read/54779/1400000162


And.. the winner!
I’ll sing you a lullaby of ruby blood dripping from your soul – TheCinderCrown
https://www.sweek.com/read/57038/1400000162

Happy birthday to our beloved queen J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter!

Today, we are celebrating the birthday of the author who changed our childhood forever; who brought magic into our lives and allowed us to discover the true power of literature and friendship. It is also the birthday of The Boy Who Lived! What could be a better day to organize our own tournament for all the Potterheads and let their imagination fly in our Harry Potter fanfiction competition?

No matter if it’s already an existing fan fiction story of yours, or something yet to be written, we invite you to upload it on Sweek with the hashtag #mypotterworld. No limitations – the story can be as long as you want, poetry or prose, about anything related to any of the Harry Potter books! The Potterhead with the best story will receive $100 in Harry Potter goodies of their choice!

But there’s more! Are you wise like a Ravenclaw or brave like a Gryffindor? Show your house pride and help it win the House Cup of Sweek! Add the hashtag of your house to your story and we will add 10 points to the hourglass of your house for every story you upload. The most popular story of each house will get a Hogwarts Scarf + Hat set

Get your quill and parchment out, come to Sweek and tell us your story!

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STEP-BY-STEP ON HOW TO JOIN

Step 1: Download the Sweek app or use our website:

Website: https://sweek.com/

Android app: http://bit.ly/SweekforAndroid

iOS app: http://bit.ly/SweekforiOS

Step 2: Create an account or log in

Step 3: Upload your story by going to ‘My stories’ and ‘Start a new story’

Step 4: Publish your story with the tag #mypotterworld and your house tag (#HouseGryffindor,  #HouseSlytherin, #HouseHufflepuff and #HouseRavenclaw)  in the tags section in Story Details

That’s it! Don’t forget to share with your friends and family to get more readers 😉

DURATION

Submissions open: 31st of July – 28th of August [extended]

Winners announcement: 20th of September

PRIZES

Best story [jury]: $100 of Harry Potter goodies of your choice*

Most popular #HouseGryffindor story: Gryffindor scarf & hat

Most popular #HouseSlytherin story: Slytherin scarf & hat

Most popular #HouseHufflepuff story: Hufflepuff scarf & hat

Most popular #HouseRavenclaw story: Ravenclaw scarf & hat

All the stories of the winning house will receive a very special letter delivered by a virtual owl 😉

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  1. You need to be 14 years or older to participate. Younger participants need their parents’ permission.
  2. The story must be tagged #mypotterworld and your house tag in story details
  3. No word limit
  4. The story doesn’t have to be exclusive, but needs to be newly uploaded on Sweek
  5. The story is written in English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Turkish or Portuguese
  6. The story must be created by you. You can also write with a friend if you want to, but in case you win, the prize will be shared.
  7. The story must be submitted and finished before the deadline: 28/08/2017, 23:59 CET
  8. You can participate with multiple entries
  9. Crowd prize is determined by the number of followers (all the allowed languages are participating). The deadline for the followers count is: 19/09/17, 23:59 CET. Falsification of followers will lead to a warning, followed by immediate disqualification if the behavior continues.

*The goodies can be selected and purchased from https://worldofharry.com/. If the purchase is not possible for some reason, Sweek will transfer an equivalent cash/gift card amount to the winner.  The cash amount will be transferred to a bank account with a valid BIC code. The transfer fee will be paid by Sweek, but is not responsible for the conversion rate from Euro to a local currency the receiving bank uses. In case of non-availability of a bank account, a solution using Paypal or gift card to Amazon can be considered.

86 Comments
  • Chetna, July 31, 2017 Reply

    Hi, is there a word limit for this?

    • Sabine van der Plas, July 31, 2017 Reply

      Hi, no there isn't this time!

  • Chetna, July 31, 2017 Reply

    Also, can my entry be a crossover between Harry Potter and some other fandom?

    • Sabine van der Plas, August 1, 2017 Reply

      Hi, that's allowed as long as you indeed relate to the Harry Potter world in your story :) sounds interesting!

  • Chirayu, August 1, 2017 Reply

    Check out my story on Sweek: "Steve And The Sough of Curious". https://web.sweek.com/story/C28CAAkDCgUBBQEIbAEC

    Please read and review it..

  • Akanksha, August 1, 2017 Reply

    What is the time limit or is it too late for me to ask?

    • Sweek team, August 3, 2017 Reply

      The last day to join is 14th of August

  • Ridhi Rajpal, August 2, 2017 Reply

    Hi, is this open to people from anywhere in the world?

    • Sweek team, August 3, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, yes :)

  • Shannon Noel Issette, August 2, 2017 Reply

    Can my fanfic story bein honor & in loving memory of Alan Rickman? Of course my story involve Severus Snape & myself.

    • Sweek team, August 3, 2017 Reply

      Sounds great!

      • Shannon Noel Issette, August 4, 2017 Reply

        Oh did you see my tags in my story for the contest? I accidently typed in the hashtags in my story instead of at the Story Details.

        • Sabine van der Plas, August 4, 2017 Reply

          Hi Shannon, if it's in the chapter text, we won't be able to recognize it. So please go to 'edit story details' to add the tag. Be sure to hit enter after you type it!

  • Manshaa Babbar, August 3, 2017 Reply

    Is there an entry fee?

    • Sweek team, August 3, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, all our contests are for free :)

      • Manshaa Babbar, August 4, 2017 Reply

        Can the fic be open ended? Or does it have to a proper closing?

        • Sabine van der Plas, August 4, 2017 Reply

          It can be open-ended, but it should have a proper story development with a plot, so make sure you don't stop the story abruptly ;)

  • LittleHope, August 3, 2017 Reply

    Hallo, ich hätte eine Frage: Muss die Fanfiction fertig geschrieben sein (von Anfang bis zum Schluss) oder können ein paar Kapitel geschrieben sein (so weit man kommt)? Oder wie? :)

    • Armina Pilipovic, August 3, 2017 Reply

      Hallo :)

      Du solltest die Geschichte zu Ende schreiben. Du kannst aber natürlich auch das Ende offen lassen und der Vorstellung deiner Leser überlassen ;)

      Liebe Grüße

      • LittleHope, August 3, 2017 Reply

        Danke für die Antwort :)

  • GayatriJasmineCandy, August 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi there! Can our story not involve any of JK Rowling's characters, but our own, and take place in Hogwarts? There will be a few existing teachers, though, of course. Thanks! :)

    • Sabine van der Plas, August 4, 2017 Reply

      Hi, yes, that's possible as it takes place in the HP world :)

  • vibhaw, August 4, 2017 Reply

    hi there
    can my story contain new characters and their own side adventure ?

    • Sabine van der Plas, August 4, 2017 Reply

      Hi, as long as the story takes place in the Harry Potte world, that's fine!

  • Małgorzata, August 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi! So if I'm from Poland I can write it in my polish language?

    • Sabine van der Plas, August 4, 2017 Reply

      Hi, yes, you can! The guidelines in Polish are here: https://blog.sweek.com/pl/konkurs-literacki-harrypotter/

  • L, August 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi,
    Mine has quite dark themes that could be triggers, is that okay or not?

    • Sabine van der Plas, August 4, 2017 Reply

      Hi, if you think it's too violent or not appropriate for teens under 18, please indicate 'adult content' for your story. You can also add a warning in the short description. For the jury, it's not a problem.

  • L, August 4, 2017 Reply

    Also, can it be any ship? It's just that I usually write Draco and Harry!

    • Sabine van der Plas, August 4, 2017 Reply

      Yes, you can write about any scenario!

  • Pragya Goswami, August 4, 2017 Reply

    Is this supposed to be a short story or can it run long. Also if I tag a particular house, will it mean that I cannot involve characters from other houses in a positive note?

    • Sweek team, August 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, there is no word limit for this contest. And of course you can involve characters from the other house :)

      • Pragya Goswami, August 7, 2017 Reply

        Thanks...

  • Fatima, August 6, 2017 Reply

    Hey, i haven't quite understood what type of story is to be written for this competition. Is it supposed to be something clearly of our imagination or related to Harry Potter?

    • Sweek team, August 7, 2017 Reply

      It can be both, as long as the story is related to Harry Potter :)

  • Emma, August 7, 2017 Reply

    Do you write the story on the website or do you share it to the website?

    • Sweek team, August 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, you upload it via the website as mentioned in the guidelines. This tutorial might help as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPP3Lsz2QkY

  • Srishti, August 7, 2017 Reply

    Does it have to have chapters? If yes how many?

    • Sweek team, August 7, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, there is no minimum or maximum number of words, it is up to you :) You can upload your story either in chapters, or as one chapter, it does not matter.

  • Sulo, August 7, 2017 Reply

    Must it be a completed story?

    • Sweek team, August 8, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, yes :)

  • Nishant Khandelwal, August 7, 2017 Reply

    Hi, is it necessary that my story should be related to harry potter and his world or it can be any fiction?

    • Sweek team, August 8, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, it has to be related to the Harry Potter world in some way :)

  • Vigga, August 9, 2017 Reply

    If it is written in chapters , should I post one chapter at a time, or all at once?

    • Sweek team, August 10, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, this is up to you :)

  • kpkp, August 10, 2017 Reply

    I am from India. Can I participate? Tell me.

    • Sweek team, August 10, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, this is a global contest, so yes :)

  • Bella, August 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi, if I'm in one house, but I'm writing a fic based with another house, should I tag both houses?

    • Sweek team, August 14, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, this is up to you :)

  • Aimee john, August 10, 2017 Reply

    Does it have to involve harry

    • Sweek team, August 14, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, it doesn't, but it needs to be related to Harry Potter in some way

  • Lenneke van de Vorst, August 11, 2017 Reply

    Hello, when is the deadline? I read somewhere that it is the 14th august and than i read in the description that it is 28th august. So can i also upload my story the 28th of august?

    • Sweek team, August 14, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, it was extended until the 28th :)

  • Nel, August 11, 2017 Reply

    Can a story written in Dutch also win the prize for best story?

    • Sweek team, August 14, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, any story can win the Best story prize, independent of the language :)

  • LittleHope, August 12, 2017 Reply

    Muss man, wenn man ein Haus Tagt (Also zb. #HouseHufflepuff) dann das Haus nehmen, worin die Protagonistin meiner Geschichte ist, oder kann ich das Haus nehmen in welchem ich selbst bin bzw. in welchem ich selbst gerne wäre?

    • Sweek team, August 18, 2017 Reply

      Du kannst natürlich auch das Haus nehmen in dem du gerne wärst. Das ist vollkommen dir überlassen 🙂

  • Setterslsett, August 15, 2017 Reply

    This is my entry for the competition: https://sweek.com/read/58816/1400000162

  • Tanvi, August 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi, just published it today, do I still stand a chance to be a part of the competition?

    • Sweek team, August 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, the deadline is until 28th, so perfectly on time :)

  • Mercedez MAson, August 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi is it still possible for me to sign up?

    • Sweek team, August 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, the deadline is until 28th of August, so definitely :)

  • Zeeshan, August 18, 2017 Reply

    I have a big problem ..
    I am from India and my English is not good at all... 😞
    But i will try my best 😉

    • Sweek team, August 18, 2017 Reply

      Great to hear :)

  • Mercedez Mason, August 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi so can I add other people from other fan fictions as well?

    • Sweek team, August 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, sure :)

  • pragya, August 21, 2017 Reply

    Hi there, wanted to confirm if my story "the bookish proposal" has been registered in the competition or not.

    • Sweek team, August 24, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, it is participating :)

      • pragya, August 24, 2017 Reply

        Thank you! :)

  • Alzia Khan, August 21, 2017 Reply

    Can i still participate.??
    I am from India....
    Is it necessary that my stories should be related to harry potter??

    • Sweek team, August 24, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, the deadline is the 28th of August, so definitely :) It is a worldwide contest :)

  • Isha, August 26, 2017 Reply

    Hey. Does it have to be strictly a story? Is a poem on the Potterverse not allowed?

    • Sweek team, August 29, 2017 Reply

      Hi there, that is allowed ;)

  • autumn, August 27, 2017 Reply

    how do I know my story got entered?

    • Sweek team, August 29, 2017 Reply

      If you tagged your story correctly, it is participating

  • Dana Alink, August 28, 2017 Reply

    I just uploaded my version, but it's my very first post on Sweek and I cut it really close so I am not entirely sure if it got through? and if it was in time?

    • Sweek team, August 29, 2017 Reply

      If you give me the story title, I can check it for you:)

      • Dana Alink, September 4, 2017 Reply

        Hi! I thought I replied but apparently my reply didn't get through. But the name of the story is "shared powers" Thanks!:)

        • Sweek team, September 7, 2017 Reply

          Your story is participating:)

  • Charlene Foo, August 28, 2017 Reply

    Hi, so it is the number of followers that makes the writer win the price and not the number of likes or readers?

    • Sweek team, August 29, 2017 Reply

      For the popularity prize it is the number of followers indeed :)

  • Swetha Subramaniam, September 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi,
    I want to know if my story, "the last House to visit" is participating or not.
    Thanks

    • Sabine van der Plas, September 4, 2017 Reply

      Hi Swetha, it's participating and the jury will start reviewing your story soon. Meanwhile, have you already heard of our newest competition, #MicroDream? https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-flashfiction-competition-microdream/

  • pragya, September 21, 2017 Reply

    yesterday was the day for the declaration of the results, where can I find the results?

    • Sabine van der Plas, September 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi Pragya, you can find them on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sweekstories. Later today it'll be updated here in the blog post as well :)


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