January 2011’s Character Motto Contest

Jan 02, 2011

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Character Motto Contest

style=”text-align: left; font-family: Arial;”>We are all familiar with
Hogwarts’s school motto “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus” (“Never
tickle a sleeping dragon”), but have you ever wondered what a
character’s motto would be? What short saying would Hermione have that
would express her guiding ideal or principle? What about Harry’s? More
interestingly, what would Snape’s be? How about Aberforth’s? Your first
contest of 2011 is asking you to come up with a motto of any of the
characters mentioned in the Harry Potter books.

Definition of
“motto”: A short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs
or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution. (Oxford
American Dictionary)

General Rules:

  • Anyone
    13 years of age and over may enter the contest, including staff members
    who are not involved in the judging process.
  • One entry per
  • All submissions must be the original work of the
    contestant. Any entries found to contain the work of another author will
    be disqualified.
  • All entries must meet PG-13 standards of
    decency and good taste.
  • All decisions by the judges are final.
  • The
    first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand donated by Wizard
    Wood Wands
    (design changes each month) and 200 MyLeaky points.
  • Please
    refer to our FAQ if you are not sure of something.
  • If
    you have any questions not answered in the FAQ, or would like to discuss this Contest, please
    come to the Contest Corner Forum of The Leaky Lounge.


  • Create a motto for a character in the Harry
    Potter books.
  • You may use any character you wish, so be creative
    in who you pick.
  • Mottos are to be no more than 10 words in
  • All submissions must be e-mailed to
    [email protected] by 11:59 pm (EDT) on January 31st, with
    “Character Motto” in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • Please
    copy-paste your motto into the body of the e-mail and include a name to
    be used for authorship (real name or Leaky Lounge name).

UPDATE: The winners have been picked!

First Place: Hedwig2751
Weasley: Life is short, live it and end it laughing.

: Linda Shakespeare
Fred and/or George Weasley: Who said
jokes had to be practical?

Third Place: UpToNoGood7
Weasley: “Familia primum semper procedit” meaning ‘Family always comes

Honorable Mention: WeenyOwl
Wilkie Twycross:
Have 3 Ds – Will Travel

Honorable Mention: Avery W. Krouse
Ollivander Family: It takes one to know wand.

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