Media Resources

Below is the event media policy and the media use policy for publications, in addition to a brief list of notable appearances of quidditch in the media. For resources available for use in preparing stories about US Quidditch, please see the links located in the sidebar on the left.
For contact requests or to request high-resolution photos and video of quidditch, please email


All media captured at US Quidditch events is copyrighted by US Quidditch (USQ). By attending a US Quidditch event as a player, spectator, volunteer, vendor, official (referee), or in any other capacity, you are granting US Quidditch the right to use any and all images, videos, or any other media in all forms captured at USQ events whether now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity in any manner USQ sees fit. US Quidditch reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any USQ event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video or that of the creator. USQ reserves the right to remove or add any watermark as they see fit. Upon entering a USQ event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release in digital and print publications or other media material including but not limited to: news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose to be used, produced, or contracted by USQ and its approved affiliates and representatives. You release USQ, its volunteers, employees, board members, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or of such use. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by USQ or the person or entity designated to do so by USQ. USQ reserves the right to add or change these policies at any time.



Any published image(s) must clearly display the photo tag line 'Photo: [Name]/' alongside each image. There is no exception to this policy unless otherwise agreed in writing with the company prior to the image(s) being published.

You acknowledge that by receiving image(s) the ownership of the image does not get transferred to You, the publication or individual, and you must not claim that it is Yours. Your license is non-transferable, which means that You, the publication or individual, are not allowed to sell, rent, give, sublicense, or otherwise transfer the image or the right to use the image to anyone else.


Upon approval of your request, you may use the approved image(s) only for the purpose which you specified while placing the request. Any additional usage requirements must be arranged with US Quidditch immediately and will be subject to a new approval for new or additional use.


You may NOT use any image received in the following ways unless they are expressly permitted by US Quidditch in writing prior to its use:

  • In electronic items for resale, such as website templates, document templates, wallpapers, screensavers, e-cards or similar products that you intend to sell or distribute.
  • For creating printed reproductions that you intend to sell. On physical items for resale and 'print on demand' items such as t-shirts, postcards, mouse pads, coffee mugs, calendars (e.g. on sites like Cafepress or Photobox), or on any similar mass produced items that would contain the image in a dominant way.
  • For pornographic, unlawful or other immoral purposes, for spreading hate or discrimination, or to defame or victimize other people, societies and/or cultures.
  • In a way that would make people assume that the person(s) depicted on the Image is/are endorsing a certain product or a service.
  • In a way that could give a bad name to either the photographer or the person(s) depicted in the Image, including illustrating sensitive social subjects such as health issues, crime, sexual preferences, drug abuse or similar issues.
  • As part of a business name, trademark, service mark or logo. Selling and redistribution of the image (individually or along with any other images) is strictly forbidden.

Note: All images/videos taken at US Quidditch events are copyrighted by US Quidditch. Please contact if you are interested in using images for editorial or commercial purposes. 


The following is a brief list of notable appearances of quidditch in the media.
For a list of appearances in the media regarding US Quidditch Cup, click here.

2019-20 Season

SF Gate | September 15, 2019

Quidditch Pan-American Games 2019: How to Watch, Live Stream Sport Tournament Inspired by 'Harry Potter'

Newsweek | July 12, 2019

Wizards at Play

Richmond Magazine | July 10, 2019

Salt Lake City to host 2021 U.S. Quidditch Cup

Deseret News | July 5, 2019

2018-19 Season

Quidditch Cup tournament draws thousands to Round Rock

Hill County News | April 16, 2019

Crab cakes and quidditch: That’s what Maryland does

The Washington Post | April 11, 2019

Quidditch match in Oak Lawn brings world of Harry Potter to life

Chicago Tribune | October 8, 2018

How Harry Potter's Quidditch turned into a money-making game (video)

CBS News | September 10, 2018

(Half)-Blood (Prince) Sport: The Busted Bodies and Broken Bones of Muggle Quidditch

The Ringer | July 16, 2018

U.S. beats Belgium to win (Quidditch) World Cup

Reuters | July 2, 2018

2017-18 Season

Harry Potter comes to Italy as Americans compete in Quidditch World Cup

ABC News | June 26, 2018

Here’s what it’s like to play real-life Quidditch in NYC (also in April 25, 2018 print edition)

Time Out New York | April 24, 2018

Learn how to play Quidditch for muggles  (also in August 4, 2017 print edition)

Entertainment Weekly | July 28, 2017

2016-17 Season

Quidditch showcase: Teams meet for exhibition in Park Ridge

Chicago Tribune | June 20, 2017

There May Not Be Flying, But Quidditch Still Creates Magic

NPR | June 3, 2017

Real-life Quidditch: No flying, but lots of strategy, tackling and athleticism

Chicago Tribune | November 18, 2016

The Curiosity Correspondent: How to play Harry Potter's Quidditch when no one can fly

Los Angeles Times | November 16, 2016

Potter fans turn out for Naperville Quidditch match

Chicago Tribune | August 2, 2016

Rev up your broom for a 'Quidditch Experience'

Chicago Tribune | July 28, 2016

2015-16 Season

Quidditch, the sport of wizards

CBS News | April 17, 2016

A how-to guide to Quidditch

CBS Sunday Morning | April 16, 2016

60 Teams Vie for U.S. Quidditch Cup (video)

NBC News | April 16, 2016

Great Lakes Regional Championship

Cincinnati Enquirer | November 8, 2015

University of Idaho finds magic in Quidditch

Washington Times | October 17, 2015

Muggles, Rejoice: Quidditch is Becoming a Serious Sport

Smithsonian Magazine | July 30, 2015

Quidditch leads campus gender-integration

MSNBC | July 20, 2015

2014-15 Season

Athletes fly into Rock Hill for Quidditch World Cup

WBTV Charlotte | April 12, 2015

Flying broomsticks: Quidditch Tourney comes to Palm Coast

Gainesville Sun | February 27, 2015

Quidditch: Could the real world sport fly here?

Chicago Tribune | December 10, 2014

Quidditch is real, and it wants to go pro

CNN | November 24, 2014

Watch the trailer for Quidditch documentary "Mudbloods"

CBS News | October 15, 2014

2013-14 Season

USC vs Appalachian State: Quidditch makes debut in North Myrtle Beach (+ photos)

The State | April 5, 2014

Around Crofton: Quidditch tournament raises money for Kenya Connect

Capital Gazette | April 1, 2014

2012-13 Season

Quidditch World Cup draws fans to Florida

NBC News | April 14, 2013

Playing a Wizard’s Game on Ordinary Broomsticks

New York Times | April 13, 2013

The Surprisingly Serious Quest to Make Muggle Quidditch a Real Sport

The Atlantic | April 12, 2013

‘Harry Potter’ Sport Stages World Cup in Florida

Yahoo News | April 12, 2013

2011-12 Season and earlier

Quidditch goes from fiction to reality (video)

FOX News | March 2, 2012

Harry Potter fans bring wizard world to life in Quidditch match

New York Daily News | November 15, 2011

They're still taking bets on the World Quidditch Championship

CNN | November 8, 2011

Grab your broom and play Quidditch

NBC News | November 6, 2011

Harry Potter faithful play a round of Quidditch ahead of last movie's premiere

New York Daily News | July 14, 2011

Quidditch World Cup in NYC (video)

FOX News| May 3, 2011

How to Play a Real-Life Game of Quidditch (video)

FOX News| April 28, 2011

Quidditch World Cup Flies into NY

CBS News| November 13, 2010

Broomsticks aground, Quidditch cup comes to NYC

Washington Times | November 13, 2010

From Harry to Harvard: Quidditch Takes Flight in the Muggle World

FOX News | November 12, 2010

Harry Potter's Quidditch Goes National With NYC 'World Cup' This Weekend

ABC News | November 10, 2010

A Muggle's Dream: Quidditch As A NCAA Sport

NPR - All Things Considered | November 7, 2010

Quidditch World Cup Diary: Day 1

TIME Tech | November 3, 2010

College students hope to get Quidditch recognized by NCAA

NBC News | October 26, 2010

How Much Do You Love Quidditch? (video)

MTV | June 24, 2009

10 Reasons Why the Quidditch World Cup is the Best College Sporting Event

Mental Floss | October 28, 2008

Unique Spring Break: Quidditch Tour (video)

MTVU | March 29, 2008

Quidditch for Muggles (video)

CBS News | March 28, 2008

Collegiate Quidditch takes off-- figuratively, at least

USA Today | November 26, 2007

What’s That Student Doing With A Broom?

Wall Street Journal | December 16, 2006