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Awards, Trophies, and Honours

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Awards

Barnabus Finkley Prize for Exceptional Spell-Casting
Albus Dumbledore won this before his eighteenth birthday (DH18).

"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).

Gold Medal for Ground-Breaking Contribution to the International Alchemical Conference in Cairo
Albus Dumbledore won this before his eighteenth birthday (DH18).

Medal for Magical Merit
Given to Tom Riddle 50 years ago. Since Tom was one of the brightest wizards ever to attend Hogwarts, this award may be one for achievement in academic studies (CS13).

Gilderoy Lockhart
Most Charming Smile award
This somewhat silly award is given out by Witch Weekly Magazine. It has been won quite often by Gilderoy Lockhart.

award for special services to the school
Gold shield awarded to Tom Riddle for exposing Hagrid as the one who opened the Chamber of Secrets and released the monster (CS13).

Harry and Ron received Special Awards for Service to the School after they rediscovered the Chamber and defeated the basilisk (and the memory-Tom Riddle as well) (CS18)

Trophies

House Cup
Won each year by the Hogwarts House that has earned the most House Points.

Quidditch Cup
Won each year by the top House Quidditch team

Triwizard Cup
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)
Quidditch Plaque from PS/f
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). This shield is "film fiction" and not canon since Rowling has stated that James played Chaser ( "About the Books: transcript of J.K. Rowling's live interview on Scholastic.com," Scholastic.com, 16 October 2000).

Honours

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:

Quidditch titles

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