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Motto Contest

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Gryfftoberfest is all about celebrating what makes Gryffindor… Gryffindor. Celebrating it very, very loudly.


So, we’d like you to come up with a motto for us to use to represent Gryfftoberfest 2017. We’re looking for something short and bold that people can include in their signature designs for the next contest (or that we can yell at random intervals just cause we can). It could focus on our traditional characteristics of bravery and nobility… or follow the trend of Mottos past and celebrate the bubbly insanity that HOL Gryffs specialise in. For instance, 2016’s excellent Motto (provided by Amanda P.X Sim): ‘Roaring Insanity’.




  • This is an individual activity, no partner needed.
  • Deadline is 11:59 PM HOL time on the 30th of September.
  • Keep your Mottos to 15 words or less.
  • You'll earn 5 beans per Motto up to 3 (You can absolutely submit more for consideration, they just won't count for beans.)
  • Third place will win an extra 10 beans, second place an extra 15 and first place an extra 20.
  • The Gryffindor staff will decide winners with a vote.


Send all Mottos to me (Sky Alton) via a Common Room PM titled ‘Mottos 2017’ and include your HOL name, house and ID. Please try to gather them all together into one message - I don’t want my inbox cracking under the strain if you send a new one every time you think up another incredible motto!


Get Creating!

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You have just over a day to get those Mottos in! Remember, you don't have to have a partner yet to participate in these initial activities so what are you waiting for? I can't wait to see what you can come up with!

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It gives me great pleasure to announce the chosen Motto for Gryfftoberfest 2017.... (Drum Roll, please.)


Paws of Glory

submitted by Maxim Trevelyan! Congratulations!


In second place we have Shiloh Adlar with 'Fight Bold' and in third our own Kim Alting with 'Brave Tricksters'. Well done!


We had a lot of truly amazing Mottos this year so massive thanks to everyone who submitted.


Now we have our fabulous Motto, it's time to put it to good use! Watch this space for our traditional Av/Sig contest.

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