|First, let me say…Happy New year!!!|
Second, The Marauders Map Challenge is now closed. We have thirteen great contenders, eight completed and five works in progress, fighting for the grand prize; to be named Best Overall, Adventure, Secrets, or Drama. The judges, mostly veterans of previous Challenges, are ready to read through the works and vote their decisions.
Our thirteen candidates pretty much stuck to the rules, getting most, if not all, the requirements in as they should. There were a variety of ways in discovering Sirius Black and getting him, Harry and Peter Pettigrew together for the final confrontation. It’s a shame Sirius never gets to enjoy a long life of freedom with Harry. But that’s for another story.
The judges have started their work and will have their nominations in by Wednesday, January 14 so I can tally up the votes and post the winning entries on Thursday, Jan 15. Good luck to all the authors.