Friday, January 4, 2008

Daily Prophet, Issue 4

63 students and counting!
This is the most students we've ever had at Hogwarts! Again, thanks to those that have really kicked up the zeal by spreading the excitement around.

Previous HSKS House Stats
I thought it would be interesting to highlight the Quidditch scores from the previous HSKS swaps.

Gryffindor Champs!

Gryffindor Champs!

Hufflepuff Champs!

Common Rooms
Lingr was having some issues today which was causing this site not to load completely. So for now I've removed the links to the common rooms, but hope to restore them later today or tomorrow.

1st Round ~ January 30th - February 4th
2nd Round ~ February 18th - February 23rd
3rd Round ~ March 12th - March 17th

Quidditch is the highlight of the HSKS swap and one of the main activities that sets us apart from other swaps. During this swap there will be 3 rounds of Quidditch. When Quidditch begins a set of 10 trivia questions will be posted along with a 5-picture scavenger hunt.
Scores are reflected by the percentage of people in each House that participate in the trivia with bonus points awarded for 100% House participation. The points are as follows:
HSKS Logo ~ 5 pts.
Trivia ~ 25 pts.
Picture Scavenger Hunt ~ 5 pts.
Finding the Snitch ~ 150 House points
100% participation ~ 50 House Points

Prizes are awarded to those that find the Snitch and this year I will have the person donating the prize mail the prize directly to the winner.

Searching Swap Members Blogs for the Snitch
When it comes time to search for the Snitch you will each receive an email to your secret email account containing ALL the links to swap members blogs. Those that have a character blog will be posting information on their blogs, so those will be the urls listed as well as actual blogs for those that do not have character blogs. The Snitch will not be located in the comments section, but on some other page within the blog.

Other opportunities for prizes ~

Best Character Blog Contest
This will go to the person with the most creative character blog.

Most Consistent Blogger Award
This will go to the person who blogs most consistently.

Best Prefect Award
This one goes to the prefect that is the best cheerleader for her House and keeps the communication flowing between me and her House.

Best Swap Package, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
To enter this contest your delivery confirmation must be received by me by the deadline. This is for the packages that go above and beyond in creativity, content, and design.

*After today the Daily Prophet will become the Weekly Prophet*


DogYarnFun said...

This sounds so exciting. I'm a first year, so I'm really looking forward to all the games.

Neila said...

Ah-hum (clearing throat)...we all know which prefect will win! (spoken modestly with a big grin) I'm throwing down the gauntlet to the other prefects. It's going to be a battle.

Miss Mandy Finch-Fletchley said...

I don't know . . . Hufflepuff may just give you a run for your magic!! Muuuaaaahhhhhhh! Eh-hem!

Fleur Crockford said...

Most Consistent Blogger Award
This will go to the person who blogs most consistently.

But wouldn't that be a tie between all of those who consistently do not blog? :P

Fleur Crockford said...

And speaking of blogs . . . could I start a webring for the character blogs? Or would that cause problems during Quidditch?

Jenean said...

Fleur, you are making my brain think too hard!! LOL Hopefully, that award will encourage some to blog more often.

A webring sounds delightful. As long as it's character blogs only.

Minerva Kwikspell said...

Great idea Fleur!! :D If there's anything I can do to help with anything, just send and owl! ;)

Fleur Crockford said...

I've created the webring and have a tutorial post on how to join and insert code!