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Gryfftoberfest 2019: Motto Contest!

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You might have noticed a ripple of excitement and anticipation around The Den recently. The portraits are whispering amongst themselves, several huge boxes have arrived for the Prefect in Charge and the Head of House has got everyone polishing butterbeer flagons. This can mean only one thing… Gryfftoberfest is coming!


  For those of you who’ve never experienced the wonder of Gryfftoberfest before, it is a massive, month long party. We play games, drink lion’s shares of butterbeer and make so much noise that Gryffindor tower has been known to shake quite alarmingly. It’s a time to celebrate all the best and silliest aspects of Gryffindor and what it stands for. While this month is all about the scarlet and gold, as ever our doors are wide open to anyone from HOL who wants to stop by The Den to join in. Come right in!


  In order to enjoy and send-up the most fun and ridiculous aspects of being a house known for bravery and chivalry, we’re all taking a trip to a magical Renaissance fair this year. The gates will open on October 1st but before they do, we need your help.


  Gryfftoberfest traditionally begins with the quest for that years Motto: a slogan to set the tone for the rest of the month’s festivities and give us something to yell at random intervals (try not to spill your drinks when that happens!). We’re looking for something short and bold that people can include in their signature designs once the activity gets started.


  It could talk about our traditional characteristics, like last year’s fabulous motto: ‘Roaring with pride’ by Vanessa Tilley. Alternatively, it could follow this year’s theme of the Renaissance Fair. It can be as funny or as OTT as you like – taking ourselves seriously is one thing we struggle with in The Den.



- The deadline is 11.59 PM Hol-time on Saturday 28th September.

-Keep your Mottos to 15 words or less and entirely HOL appropriate

-You must be happy for people to reuse your motto on signatures and the like.

-You’ll earn 5 rubies per Motto for the first 5 you submit (25 in all). You can submit more for consideration but you won’t earn rubies for them.

-Third place will win an extra 10 rubies, second place an extra 15 and first place an extra 20

-The Gryffindor staff will decide winners


  Send all Mottos to me (Sky Alton) via a Common Room PM titled ‘Mottos 2019’ and include your Hol Name and house.  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!

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Thanks to those of you who have already sent in some awesome mottos - for those who haven't gotten to it yet, remember you have until tonight (11:59 PM HOL-time to be specific) to enter!

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  The good people of the fair are getting set up, ready to welcome you for a month of fun! In the meantime, I just have a moment to announce the winners of our illustrious annual motto contest (and this year, as with every year, it was very difficult to pick those winners).


  It is my great pleasure to announce that the winning entry is ‘Roaring and Revelry’ by February Fortescue! In second place is ‘Eat, Sleep, Gryfftoberfest, Repeat’ by Maxim Trevelyan and in third ‘Red and Gold Flaming Bold’ by Prof. Tarma Black.


  Many, many congratulations to our worthy winners and well done to everyone else who submitted mottos. Have a glass of butterbeer on me. This way to the fair!

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