Selected Pictures are some of the best pictures the Harry Potter Wiki has to offer.

A small picture of the Hogwarts crest (Hogwarts crest.jpg) in the top right corner of an image's description page indicates that the picture is selected. Additionally, each selected picture, along with a short description of what it's about will be shown on the main page for a time period. Please update the Featured article on the Main Page on {{Selected picture}} according to the schedule below. The text content of the Selected Picture template should be the first paragraph of the article the picture portrays.

The rest of this document covers what type of pictures should be considered, the criteria they should be judged by, the nomination/promotion/rejection procedure, and updating of the main page in detail, as well as lists of current selected pictures.


Articles nominated for Featured Article status should adhere to the following criteria:

  • Pictures should be of a reasonable size.
  • Be interesting to all visitors to the site.
  • Not have a {{don't know}} licensing template.
  • Be used in an article.


Images should be nominated on Harry Potter Wiki:Selected Pictures nominations. Each nomination will have a seven day period from the date of nomination to be either promoted or rejected.

All articles nominated should be tagged with {{S.P. Nomination}} template at the top of the page to produce this:

Portrait of Ulick Gamp.jpg Selected Pictures is nominated for selected picture. Feel free to review this image's entry

All failed articles should be tagged with {{Failed S.P. Nomination}} template at the top of the page to produce this:

Portrait of Ulick Gamp.jpg Selected Pictures was nominated to be a selected picture, and was rejected. This image cannot be resubmitted unless a new version is released. Feel free to review this image's entry


Voting should be limited to registered users only. Votes registered by anon users should be struck off using a strike through (<s>Some text</s>).

After seven days, pictures must be promoted or rejected depending on their vote total. Currently a clear 3 votes in favour/against will be sufficient, although this is subject to review if and when the community expands.

After the waiting period is over each picture will be promoted or rejected. For a few days an archive of the voting shall remain on the nominations page. Afterward a record of the nomination must be entered on the former nominations page, regardless of success or failure.


No picture may be re-nominated unless a new version of it is uploaded.

Duplicate nominations

Any nominations that are already Selected Pictures should be removed from the list immediately.

Main Page


Pictures are to remain on the Main Page for two weeks.

On the start date indicated, the {{Selected picture}} should be updated for each new SP.

List of Selected Pictures

The queue should be listed in order of promotion to Selected Picture status. Each picture listed should have a start date listed next to it.

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