Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Newest in Contests for Edinburgh
The Sunday Star Times of New Zealand announced its HBP competition. Reader Xander sent us the article on the contest, which is open through June 16 to those aged 8 to 16; here are the relevant details:
-The winner will arrive at Edinburgh Castle by horse-drawn carriage.-Prefects will guide him/her to the Great Hall, where just after 12:01 a.m., J.K. Rowling will do the reading.-There will be a "sumptuous, Hogwarts-type banquet at the castle" early evening July 16.-The reporters will assemble on Saturday, July 16, to devise their questions.
The prize includes $1,000 spending money. If you live in NZ, the contest's full rules are on C17 of this paper. To enter:
You have to send the cutout from the newspaper, plus three questions you'd ask JKR, before June 16, to:
Harry Potter CompetitionSunday Star-TimesPO Box 1074Auckland
Send in your name, address, age at July 16, 2005, and phone number.

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