Awards, Trophies, and Honours
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"Dangerous" Dai Commemorative Medal
Given each year to the Quidditch player who has been the most reckless, in honor of "Dangerous" Dai Llewellyn, a notably reckless player for the Caerphilly Catapults (QA7).
Won each year by the Hogwarts House that has earned the most House Points.
Awarded to the winner of the Triwizard Tournament and held as an honor by the victorious school until the next tournament.
trophy for the winner of the annual broom race in Sweden
Shaped like a Swedish Short Snout dragon (since the race runs through the Swedish Short Snout reservation, which thins the ranks of contestants somewhat) (QA2)
Gryffindor Quidditch shield
In PS/f, a shield is shown with several names on it. At the top it says "Gryffindor" and prominently displayed in the center is a small shield with James Potter's name on it, listing him as playing Seeker in 1972. The other names are R. J. H. King (1969) and M. G. McGonagall (1971). Since Rowling has stated that James played Chaser, this plaque cannot be considered canon (although, as several fans have noted, there's no particular reason why James couldn't have played more than one position during his years on the team). Since we know that James was born 1960, this would suggest that he won the award early in his years at Hogwarts.
Order of Merlin
The Order of Merlin is a great honour, bestowed on wizards who have demonstrated their devotion to the principles of living harmoniously with Muggles. The Order was created by Merlin, the famous wizard of the Middle Ages, to pass laws against using magic against Muggles (fw). It is likely that the true meaning of the Order has been somewhat lost over the years, since Sirius Black's grandfather had been given an Order of Merlin, First Class. The medal was found on the drawing room shelves during the cleaning of that room. Sirius said he'd gotten it for donating a lot of gold (OP6). Others who have received the Order include:
Albus Dumbledore - Order of Merlin, First Class
Cornelius Fudge - Order of Merlin, First Class
Newt Scamander - Order of Merlin, Second Class
Peter Pettigrew - Order of Merlin, awarded by the Ministry posthumously, or so they believed
Gilderoy Lockhart - Order of Merlin, Third Class