Ludo Bagman reveals that the Triwizard Cup will be placed in the centre of a maze on the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch for the third task of the Triwizard Tournament. The first champion to touch the Cup will receive full marks for the task.
The Triwizard Cup stands gleaming on a plinth in the maze. When Harry and Cedric decide to grasp the Cup together, thus jointly winning the third task, it is revealed to be a Portkey, and transports the two boys out of the maze.
The Triwizard Cup is a Portkey, and delivers Harry and Cedric to a graveyard miles from Hogwarts, near to the Riddle House. Harry drops the Triwizard Cup to the ground on their arrival at the graveyard.