The William Blackfox Awards

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As was the case last year, there were some very difficult decisions to make to choose one winner for each category; there was so much excellent work to choose from! In some cases it was impossible (even with the varied opinions and backgrounds of the judges) and there are ties noted. It is my great pleasure to be a part of this process and to see the beautiful artwork, excellent articles and terrific publications which serve the local populace of the SCA. (Please note that all errors in spelling and misinformation are my errors. For these I humbly apologize.)

The winners, nominees, and “honorable mentions” of the Master William Blackfox Awards are permitted to use the Award logo on their newsletter with the appropriate notation. (Example: Winner of the A.S. 34 Best Over All Newsletter, A.S. 35 nominee for Best Article, or Honorable Mention, A.S. 35.) Individuals can add this accomplishment to their resume.

Congratulations to all participants in the A.S. 35 Master William Blackfox Awards!

In faithful service,
Honor of Restormel, Society Chronicler

The following nominations are for submissions covering May 1, 2000 – April 31, 2001.

Best Overall Newsletter

The newsletter which best meets the needs of the local group or guild for which it is published. It should accurately reflect the status of the group and be a valuable tool for growth and promotion of SCA goals and ideals. Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The Winners: ***TIE***
SCAndelcrag, Barony of Andelcrag (Middle) Chronicler: Lord Dalkrvor the Intimid.
The Tydes, Barony of Lyondemere (Caid) Chronicler: Lord Johannes Spiess von Hochwald.

The remaining nominees:

Best Layout and Design

For the best-looking newsletter. Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner: L’Echo des Cantons, Barony of Havre des Glaces (East) Chronicler: Seigneur Enndarick, “dit le preux”.

The remaining nominees:

Best Art

For artwork on the cover or interior of the newsletter. Awarded to the newsletter and the artist.

The winner: Mountain Mayhem, Barony of Hidden Mountain (Atlantia) Artist: Master Bran Trefonnen. (February 2001 cover)

The remaining nominees

Best Special Issue

For Arts & Sciences issues, or other limited-focus issues of a geographic group (Canton, Shire, Barony, etc.). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner; The Horn of Narval, Shire of Narval Dorado (Trimaris) Russian edition (Third Quarter 2000) Chronicler: Alessandra di Nicola da Vinci.

The remaining nominees

Best Special Interest Newsletter

This category recognizes guild newsletters, research newsletters, and Arts & Science focus newsletters (such as lace-making). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner: Artes Draconis (Middle) Chronicler: Mistress Siobhan O’Neill (Arts and Sciences Journal of the Middle Kingdom).

The remaining nominees

Best Regular Feature

For those cartoons, articles,and columns which appear regularly in the particular newsletter. Awarded to the creator or feature writer and the newsletter.

The winner: Silversparren, Principality of Nordmark (Drachenwald) Author Fru Elin Helsings for artwork and cartoons which appear in the newsletter.

The remaining nominees

Best Article

Recognizes the author of an outstanding article. Awarded to the writer and the newsletter.

The winners ***TIE***
It Cameth in the Mail, Barony of Bryn Gwlad (Ansteorra) Author THL Suvdchin of Moritu for “Banner Painting.”
The Phoenix, Barony of Sacred Stone (Atlantia) Author: Mistress Stephania Herring and Lord Pemestaik Nikulai Ivanovich for “Troll: Life Beneath the Bridge.”

The remaining nominees:

Honorable Mentions:

These are nominations which didn’t fit into the above categories who demonstrated excellence and dedication as noted. The majority of these nominations were made by the Kingdom Chroniclers, although some additions were made during the judging process.