Winners of Deathly Hallows Sorting Hat Song Contest Now Online

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Sep 04, 2008

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Last month we first brought you our latest Leaky contest, the Deathly Hallows Sorting Hat Song Contest. With this contest we had you put fingers to keys and create a song you think the famed Sorting Hat would sing either at Harry’s seventh year at Hogwarts, the year following the Dark Lord’s downfall, or nineteen years in the future when Harry’s younger son first made his first voyage to Hogwarts. You answered our call and sent in many splendid entries. As a reminder, the winner of this contest will receive their very own custom made wand from Wizard Wood Wands. Here now are the winners of this contest:

  • First Place: Best of Show: Laura H.

    Climb up upon the stool,
    Pull me down around your ears;
    I’ll reveal the new beginning
    Of your magical careers.
    And as you disperse to Houses
    Where your new friends welcome you,
    Keep in mind the world is looking
    For a new beginning too.
    For each House to play a part
    In the rebuilding that’s ahead,
    You must all resist the follies
    That have left so many dead.
    Clever Ravenclaws: remember,
    As your education starts,
    All your knowledge comes to nothing
    If you fail to use your hearts.
    Faithful Hufflepuffs, take heed:
    While it is noble to be true,
    You must keep your eyes wide open;
    Know the ones your loyal to.
    Cunning Slytherins, be watchful:
    Your ambition won’t come free;
    Those who claim the greatest power
    Claim responsibility.
    Valiant Gryffindors: though battle
    Has a time and place that’s right,
    There are times when even warriors
    Make peace without a fight.
    As you go to forge your futures
    Please remember what has passed,
    Or the peace your friends have fought for
    Will not be a peace that lasts.
    Work together, help each other,
    Banish thoughts of laying blame;
    Though your banners may be diff’rent,
    Deep inside you’re much the same.

  • Second Place: Snape’s Headmaster Year/DH year: godrics_gopher

    Again, we’re gathered here beneath
    This great, enchanted ceiling
    There’s thunder, lightning, heavy rain
    That none of us are feeling

    My task this year, as years before,
    Is choosing your rightful place
    To help you conquer and endure
    The tasks you’re soon to face

    The Hogwarts founders, long ago,
    Trusted me with this task
    Though now I think it may’ve been
    Somewhat unwise to ask

    I fear this may be the last time
    I can so frankly speak
    For there are those among us all
    That hope for our defeat

    And so, before I sort you,
    My other task is clear
    To say the words that Dumbledore
    And I feel you must hear

    Ravenclaw have shown us
    Any problem can be solved
    While Slytherin has long defined
    The advantage of resolve

    Gryffindors know well that fear’s
    Nothing to be afraid of
    And Hufflepuffs know just as well
    What true kindness is made of

    A thousand years these houses stand
    On these few strengths alone
    But great minds and hats think alike
    Weakness is what we’ve shown

    The unity of our four houses
    Hangs by just a tether
    True greatness, power and victory
    We only achieve together

  • Third Place: Year After Final Battle: Willow Knox

    With my patches and my tears,
    I must be quite a sight,
    But when it comes to sorting students
    No hat could be more bright!
    Our founders sought to teach the young
    Good magical technique,
    But though they shared a common goal,
    Their values were unique.
    In the past our four good founders
    Taught their favorites with good grace,
    And now I am in charge to find
    Each student’s proper place.

    Perhaps you’ll go to Gryffindor,
    Where dwell the brave and daring;
    Or make your way in Hufflepuff,
    Hardworking, just and caring;
    You might be fit for Slytherin,
    Where cunning is admired;
    Or find your home in Ravenclaw,
    Where wisdom is inspired.

    The feast begins as always,
    With the sorting and good cheer,
    Yet our memories are heavy
    From the darkness of last year.
    It is time for celebration,
    Hogwarts has endured;
    And though I still shall sort each year,
    I may rest assured:
    Our beloved school was tested,
    But in that fateful hour,
    We stood as one to triumph
    Against that threatening power.
    But I digress, and now too long
    I’ve held you in suspense,
    So step right up! It’s time now for
    The sorting to commence!

  • Forth Place: Epilogue Year: Kathleen Spero

    At Hogwarts I was crafted
    Many years ago
    And through the ages I have seen
    Great wizards come and go

    Whether gifted with a clever mind
    Courage, wit, or virtues
    You must stay wary of your talents
    And with which purpose they are used

    While we glory in these days of peace
    We all still must remember
    The sacrifices that were made
    For our world to continue to prosper

    History can repeat itself
    Without continued examination
    So while you’re learning to use magic
    Keep justice as your foundation

    The pointless deaths of war will haunt
    This hat for all existence
    For I have seen too many lives
    Be paid because of intolerance

    Witch or wizard, muggle or squib
    House-elf or centaur
    The responsibility lies in all of us
    To treat the lot as brother

    And as I have said many times
    And will say again
    I sometimes do regret sorting
    Separating those that might have been friends

    Whether Gryffindor or Ravenclaw
    Slytherin or Hufflepuff
    You must stay united for what is right
    This I cannot stress enough

    And though I’m just a sorting hat
    I have knowledge deep within
    But you’ve all listened enough tonight
    Let the sorting now begin!

    Congratulations to all!





  • 37 Responses to Winners of Deathly Hallows Sorting Hat Song Contest Now Online

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    woo first :) ?

    love the songs

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    Fun to read! Congrats to all the winners—and to everyone else who made something up for the contest

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    Great job everyone!!!

    Laura H, absolutely awesome! I imagine Jo herself would be impressed and excited about what you’ve brought forth from her books! I think it captured the essence of Harry Potter! Great writing… can we quote you? ;)

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    I really love the message and wording of First Place and Second Place is awesome possum! Congratulations, all! :D

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    Great job to all, but especially to Laura H who really hit the thematic nails on the head! (Also, your poem/song scans perfectly – even better than Jo’s, dare I say it, which didn’t always scan perfectly!)

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    All of the songs were awesome! Congrats to everyone!

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    Well done, everybody and congratulations to Laura H. a worthy winner. I’m going to type these out and keep them.

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    Woohoo, I got second place! I gotta say though, Laura H.: truly deserving winner! Thanks, Leaky!

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    i’ve never left a comment on leaky before, but after reading the first place winner’s entry i just had to…..it was amazing!! excellent job!

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    Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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    All the winners were great, but the first place entry stole the show. Way to go, Laura H. Your song could totally make it into book 8 “Harry Potter and the _ _ _.” It really was amazing!

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    to Laura H. Yours is so beautiful, how did you make this up!? Congrats with your first place!

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    Wow, all are good, but that first one is amazing, like it came from JK herself. True winner, it’s perfect! Congratulation.

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    congrats to all the winners, they all sound amazing. Laura H. – yours was phenomenal! I absolutely love it. Kudos on a job well done

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    Wow, Laura H., that was amazing! I bet anyone hearing that who had been in the final battle would have been sobbing.

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    Amazing songs guys! I had little tunes going with the words in my head, it was awesome!

    Just one small comment to make though, and everyone’s going to hate me for pointing this out, but….. In Laura H’s song, on line twenty it says “Know the ones your loyal to.”, but it should say “Know the ones you’re loyal to.” It’s you’re instead of your. Sorry! I thought that maybe someone would like to correct it.

    Again, amazing songs guys!

    Jack

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    Do I remember correctly Laura H. won the Beedle-The-Bard-Contest as well? I love these contests, they really inspire creativity.

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    Thanks for all your nice comments, guys! I really had fun writing it, and I loved reading all the other winners’ songs!

    Jack – I did make that your/you’re typo, and was horribly embarrassed and hoping no one would notice… :) Oh well. I asked them if they could fix it even before they put it up, but I’m not sure it’s possible. I’ll just have to type more carefully next time! :)

    Flonk – I am the same Laura H. who won the adult category of the Beedle the Bard contest. I can’t believe you remembered that! That was an amazing experience. I’m just so glad I’ll finally be able to read Beedle the Bard when it’s released in December. I was completely honored and thrilled to get as far as I did in that contest, but it was hard to come so close and not be able to read the book! Now I’m just so relieved that we all get to read it!

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    Darned strike-throughs! I’m not sure what caused them this time…

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    Wow There All Amazing !!

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    Those we’re so cool! I have to say though, first place really deserved it. Great job everybody!

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    I have to echo everyone else here, nice job Laura H

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    wonderful! everybody’s was wonderful! congrats to all four of you. great job :)

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    wow those are amazing! All of the ring true. congrats!

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    Don’t worry Laura! It was still amazing. I’m sure they will be able to fix it… I mean as long as they don’t change anything important (not that Grammar isn’t important!) It should be OK? Right?

    Well, not much else I can say, apart from Well Done again!

    Jack

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    Well done, well done!!! I thoroughly enjoyed all the winning entries. It’s fun to know there is so much creativity among the Potter fans! Congrats to all the winners, especially Laura H.

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    I sure do hope JKR will see these! She would absolutely love them!

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    Laura H. is my sister, and believe me, SHE would never mistake “your” for “you’re.” The mistake must be the result of whoever typed her poem into this Web site.

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    I appreciate your confidence in me, but it really was my typo! :-)

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    I think they are all wonderful. Congratulations to Laura, whose song was especially brilliant.

    Your wand is in the making.

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    These are great! It’d be great to be abled to see everyone else’s too! Thank you for sharing!

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    Well that is a talent :) I like all of them :)

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    Wow! I never comment, but after reading those I just had to. LauraH, that was an amazing peice of writing. It gave me chills. Are you sure you’re not JK in disguise?

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    Wow! I loved all the entries, absolutely fantastic! I loved the endings of the first and second entries, and hoe each song seemed to mention coming together and working as one. =]]

    Congratulations to all!

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    well done to all. It’s not easy writing a sorting hat song -(I gave up!). Laura H, you captured the essence brilliantly, a worthy first place entry. Congratulations.

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    LauraH – wow! your song made me cry, i loved it so much! a well-deserved win

    all the rest are amazing as well. :) great job, everyone!

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