Get it Sorted! Sign up for the Houses of Hogwarts Challenge!

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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

In honor of J. K. Rowling’s birthday, we’re holding a Harry Potter competition!

Register using the form below and the Sorting Hat will place you in one of the four houses of Hogwarts. The Sorting Ceremony takes place in EyeWire at 10:30 on Thursday, half an hour before the real challenge begins. Any attempts to cheat the Sorting Hat by registering more than once will result in a ban from the competition.

Oh you may not think I’m pretty,
But don’t judge on what you see,
I’ll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.

By Gryffindor, the bravest were
Prized far beyond the rest;
For Ravenclaw, the cleverest
Would always be the best;

For Hufflepuff, hard workers were
Most worthy of admission;
And power-hungry Slytherin
Loved those of great ambition.

Now slip me snug about your ears,
I’ve never yet been wrong,
I’ll have a look inside your mind
And tell where you belong!

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Registration starts immediately and closes at 10 AM US Eastern Time on Thursday, July 31st. Houses will be revealed 30 minutes later.

The battle for wizardly glory begins Thursday, July 31st at 11:00 AM and lasts for 24 hours.


  • 10000 points for being on the winning team, if you earned at least 2500 points
  • The top player on the winning team gets an extra 2500 points  EDIT: This bonus was not awarded.
  • The top 3 players overall will get 10000, 5000 and 2500 points, respectively
  • If you score over 5000 points you win 2500 points
  • If you score over 15000 points you win 5000 points
  • If you score over 25000 points you win 10000 points
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Dir. Chris Columbus. Perf. Daniel Radcliffe. Warner Bros., 2001.

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