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The Hogwarts Trophy Room

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MuggsieToll, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. MuggsieToll

    MuggsieToll First Year

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    The Facts:

    Hogwarts has a dedicated Trophy Room.

    The Trophy Room is packed with trophies, plaques, medals, and Special Awards for Services to the School . So many that Harry and Ron spend hours polishing then as a detention in CoS.

    There are 2 trophies, the House Cup and the Quidditch Cup, that are awarded on an annual basis.

    Besides the two Cups, the Services to the School awards, and the Barnabus Finkley Prize for Exceptional Spell-Casting, there are pretty much no other awards mentioned in canon.

    The Question:

    What other trophies, plaques, and medals could or should be awarded annually at Hogwarts?
     
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  2. Zombie

    Zombie Black Philip Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Runner up in the Most Charming Smile trophy.
     
  3. Alistair

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    In fairness, if Hogwarts is 1000 years old, you could accumulate a fair collection of silverware just with the ones you mention.

    However, I'd say maybe there's a trophy awarded each year to the top graduating student, and maybe a trophy for top student in each subject. This'd be a single trophy, awarded each year and you get your name engraved on it if you win.

    Otherwise, perhaps a few of the more well established and popular extra-curricular clubs have a trophy awarded each year, so Gobstones, the Choir, maybe charms club. A similar deal, with a single cup awarded annually to the member who performed best, or devoted the most time or whatever.

    I'd expect a plaque recording past Head Boys/Girls and the prefects as well.

    Maybe there are Founder's Award's, give to students who best embody the principles of their house in each year. I'm less sold on this, because if there was a Gryffindor trophy awarded by Dumbledore or McGonnagal, Harry'd be all over it in at least 1st, 2nd and 4th year.

    Beyond that, perhaps a couple of teachers left their academic or personal awards to the school after they died, so Dumbledore's Order of Merlin, perhaps Flitwick's Duelling League trophies, stuff like that.
     
  4. Nevermind

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    I‘d imagine Hogwarts‘ past winners of the Triwizard Tournament would receive some kind of honour or display space.

    In one of the early movies, there‘s the scene in which Harry finds James‘s name as part of a plaque for the Gryffimdor quidditch team, so perhaps the winners are honoured with one of those on an annual basis as well. With a sport as old as quidditch, though, that‘d amount to a lot of plaques. Perhaps they‘re exchanged on a running basis (i.e. the last 50 years are displayed, the rest goes into storage)?
     
  5. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    I would expect that the House Cup and Quidditch Cup each have a plaque or shield either awarded each year, or a larger one that gets 10 or 15 years worth of winners engraved before a new shield starts to get used. That would create quite a back log.

    Also, its likely that over the course of a thousand years various prizes have been created and done away with along the way. Maybe from the 1300s to the 1500s there was a medal given to the top student in each graduating class. And then for a few decades in the 1700s there was a competition for the finest potion brewer, awarded every 5 years. In the 1200s there was a shield given to the Best Prefect each year, and in the 1800s the chaser with the highest goal total each year got a special award.

    If there's the prize for exceptional spell casting, there's probably a handful of other prizes awarded on an ad hoc basis. And in all likelihood they go in and out of fashion based on the interests or perspectives of Heads of House or the Headmaster.

    And perhaps some of the student clubs have a big plaque that names go on? Gobstones Champion of the Year, etc. I know that at my high school there was a small prize each year for the winner of the Chess Clubs annual tournament, and in a more traditional boarding school it is the sort of thing that might get your name on a big wall plaque or a larger shield that, similar to what I mentioned before, gets 10 or 15 years worth of winners engraved on it before being put back on a shelf and a new one being started.

    Plus a thousand years worth of Special Services awards, prefects, and Head Boys/Girls is going to add up.
     
  6. LucyInTheSkye

    LucyInTheSkye Third Year

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    - Awards for discovering new species of magical plants and creatures
    - Awards for crafting new spells
    - Awards for creating new potions

    - Award for crossbreeding the most interesting new species of venomous tentacula
    - Award for (un)successfully shagging and getting caught in every broom cupboard in the castle (awarded by Filch)
    - Award for melting the most cauldrons in potions class of all time (Neville snatches the award from the previous record holder around fourth year)
    - Award with a small stipend to any student who loses at least two limbs/eyes/ears during Care for Magical Creatures class (in memory of prof Kettleburn)
    - Award for spending the longest time unconscious after a quidditch match in the Hospital Wing (solid chocolate award but there is also a commemorative plaque in the trophy room)
    - Award to any student or member of staff who can find a way to banish Peeves from the castle (Yet to be awarded, but Filch has had his eye set on this particular trophy for a very long time)
    - Award for managing to stay more than one consecutive year in the post of DADA professor (anonymous donor set up this award in the early 70s, trophy handles are in the shapes of snakes)
     
  7. DarthBill

    DarthBill The Chosen One

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    Just a ton of participation trophies. Hufflepuff seems like it would support participation trophies.
     
  8. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    You just know that Harry and Ron's Award for Special Services to the School during the Chamber of Secrets incident was hella bold and brash.
     
  9. Blorcyn

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    I’d go wider too. There’ll be prizes for international societies, other school things, Brazilian transfer students etc.

    It wouldn’t look out of place to see “The British Society of Healing Charms, Salves, and Potions awards Terry Boot, Lisa Turpin, and Mme. Pomfrey Most Novel Application of a Charm” or whatever.
     
  10. Prongsie2

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    Award for getting published in a reputable journal perhaps
     
  11. Mordecai

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    We know that when he was at Hogwarts Dumbledore also won the Gold Medal for Ground-Breaking Contribution to the International Alchemical Conference, potentially thats the sort of thing that might be displayed in the trophy room after he graduated even though its awarded by an external body.
     
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