Welcome to Hogwarts! This is a Harry Potter themed contest group. All contestants will start as first years and work their way up to graduated Witch or Wizard. Anyone can join at any time, so even if others are second years or higher, you can start school as a first year. To choose which house you're sorted into (the hat does take your choice into consideration :) ) go to the conversation The Sorting Hat.
Each year at school will have three classes or three entries to make it to second year and so on. However, once a student makes it to their fourth year, the contest actually begins and students will have to "study harder" to take their O.W.L.s in the fifth year and then their N.E.W.T.s in their seventh year.
To complete each of the three required classes in each year, you must build a scene of you and other students - as well as the teacher of the class - doing something that would be done in that class. For example : Herbology - Professor Sprout is having us study Mandrakes. Better bring your ear plugs! The winner of each class moves on to the next grade, while the other students take one of the classes again. That way, everyone gets unlimited chances to win/graduate to the next year.
Feel free to add your character to the group. I, as headmaster of Hogwarts lol, will assign which classes are to be taken in the first year once enough people join. Remember, you only have to win one class to graduate to the next year. Have fun!