(DEADLINE IS FRIDAY)
In celebration of Saturday's release of the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," The Herald wants you to predict the fate of Harry and his friends (and enemies). Who dies? How is the saga of the teen wizard resolved? Write your thoughts in essay form. No more than 150 words, please. Three finalists will be chosen from each of two age categories (8 to 12 and 13 to 17), based on creativity and ideas, and a grand-prize winner who comes closest in his or her prediction will be chosen from the finalists. Winners won't be announced until after the release of the book. All submissions become the property of The Herald and may be published in any format, either in print or online.
1. Each entry must have a valid name, address and telephone number listed and must include a parent's signature.
2. Each essay must be 150 words or less. All submissions become the property of The Herald and may be published in any format, either in print or online.
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3. Only one entry per person or e-mail address.
4. Three finalists will be chosen from each of two age categories (8 to 12 and 13 to 17), based on creativity and ideas, and a grand-prize winner who comes closest in his or her prediction will be chosen from the finalists. The grand prize will be a $50 gift certificate to a local bookstore.
5. Deadline for all entries to be received at The Herald is 5 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2007.
6. Entries should be mailed to Predict Harry's Fate, The Herald, POB 11707, Rock Hill, SC 29731. You also may drop off your essays at The Herald office.
7. Entrants must be 8 to 17 years old. Contest is open to U.S. residents or legal aliens only. Employees, independent contractors, motor route carriers, agents, correspondents and immediate families of The Herald, Enquirer-Herald, Fort Mill Times and Lake Wylie Pilot are not eligible. "Immediate families" includes spouses, parents, brothers and their spouses, sisters and their spouses, children and stepchildren and their spouses.
8. Winners will not be announced until after the July 21 publication of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
9. The Herald is not responsible for misdirected mail or late, lost, stolen or damaged entries.
10. Entry will be deemed consent for the use of entrant's name and photo in The Herald and in all media for advertising and/or trade purposes without compensation.
11. The Herald reserves the right to amend these rules at any time during the contest.
12. Direct questions to 329-4078.
13. Contest void where prohibited by law.