Details & Rules for challenge
There will be four houses.
Once you are a member of the house, you are to remain in that house for the rest of the year. If you have any issue with this, please PM @Ash_Matt
Every member has to report their hours studied during the session. Posting a screenshot of hours studied is not necessary, but ideal.
You can record your time either using an application or stopwatch or by writing down your time on a paper from when you sat to study and when you left. This will help keep a check on your EFFECTIVE study hours not let your mind exaggerate.
Score system details:
a. 1 hour = 1 point, 1.5 hours = 1.5 points, and so on.
b. Hours are rounded off to lowest half-hour. That is, 4 hours and 45 minutes of study equates to 4.5 and not 5 points.
4 hours of study is actual study. Reading novels/religious books/ any form of recreational reading are not counted. Class hours may be included as study hours if the member so wishes.
You must study at least 28 hours a week, unless in case of unavoidable circumstances. If so, tag the admin @Ash_Matt . Failure to comply results in expulsion from the House, after 2 warnings.
Each house has a prefect. You can become a prefect by being the person with most study hours in your house- the others really look up to you, and you are a natural leader and hard-worker!
Vacation: Of course, it’s understandable that you can’t work 24/7, year-round. If you wish to take a break, you can declare that you are on vacation. You are not required to post study hours while on vacation. Please be disciplined and do not take vacations unnecessarily. Specify on which days your vacations begin and end. Vacations are limited to three months per year. If you have an issue/further unavoidable need for a vacation, message @Ash_Matt
You are free to post motivational and encouraging content. Trolls are not entertained and will be reported. Please be mature here and don’t waste others’ valuable time
For second years coming from the previous challenge
- Note that the points system has changed, as you suggested.
- Note the new format of matches.
At the end of the challenge,
Team with maximum hours will be the winner of the cup.
The challenger who studies most hours will be the Most Valuable Player.
A note on the challenges:
For the first seven days of the month, the challenge is open to single duels. A challenger may challenge another member (of another house) for a particular day. If accepted, the winner of the challenge is the one who has studied more hours on that day. The winner would earn 1 point for his/her respective house. Duels may include more than two people in case an odd number of people wish to duel
Death duels: In case the first duel is a tie, a second duel will occur on the following day. The winner of that duel will get both points for the two duels, that is, 2 points.
A Quidditch match would occur for the remaining days of the month. The members of the houses must report their study hours as often as possible.
The house that has most points wins the match and earns 5 points.
The runner up house earns 3 points.
The house in third place earns 2 points.
The last house earns 1 point.
The House member with most hours is adjudged the ‘Most Valuable Player’. His House earns an additional 2 points, no matter whichever house it may be.
From time to time, there will be special events occurring. These events are for 1-5 days, and are meant to push you to reach your maximum. These events are a good way to earn extra points for your house, while a Quidditch match is going on. Be sure to check-in, and look out for posts regarding these events! There is a separate scoreboard for special events, which you have to edit to join. You are only allowed to participate if you are already a student at Hogwarts.