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Gryfftoberfest is Coming! (Motto Contest)

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There’s a thrill of anticipation in the air of Gryffindor tower. Mysterious deliveries keep arriving, the staff are having whispered conversations with the house elves and the Den is alive with excited speculation. October is approaching and that can mean only one thing… It’s time for Gryfftoberfest!


  For those of you who’ve never experienced the wonder of Gryfftoberfest before, it is a massive, month long party that runs from October 1st to the 31st. 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!


  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!).


 This year is no exception. We’re looking for something short and bold that people can include in their signature designs once the activity gets started. Mottos should be about Gryffindor itself, our lion mascot, our house colours, the qualities the house represents and really anything else that you think screams ‘Gryffindor’. 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 Sunday 27th 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 (Prof. Sky Alton) via a Common Room PM titled ‘Mottos 2020’ and include your Hol Name and house.  Please try to gather them all together into one or two messages – I don’t want my inbox cracking under the strain if you send a new one every time you think up another incredible motto!


Good luck!

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Get those mottoes in! You have just over 24 hours before the deadline. Don't miss out on your chance to put your stamp on this years Gryfftoberfest :~D

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I'm delighted to announce that this years winner is....

(drum roll)

'  'Mischief (will be) managed!' by Maxim Trevelyan of Ravenclaw. Congratulations Maxim!

  In second place we have 'Roaring royalty' by our own Iverian Gnash and in third 'Where there's a wand, there's a way' by Prof. Tarma Black of Hufflepuff. Very well done both!

  Thank you for all those wonderful motto suggestions. Here's to a Gryfftoberfest full of mischief!

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