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The William Blackfox Awards

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Greetings –

This is one of the jobs of the Society Chronicler that I truly enjoy. This year I have added the “Most Improved” category. This award is judged by seeing where the chronicler has started, with steady improvement to the end of the year. Again, the “Best Electronic Layout” has been merged with “Best Layout and Design” category. This year Drachenwald and Lochac sent submissions in, and it was wonderful to see how the newsletters differ from nation to nation, and the differences in style from English-speaking to other languages. I would like to thank all of the Kingdom Chroniclers for all of the hard work that they put into the newsletters, developing new talent, and administration of the job on the whole. It is truly a thankless job; if you are doing your job well, no one thinks about it and when it isn’t going well, you are known by all.

I would like to say that this year’s “Best Articles” nominees were by far the best I have seen. We had serious scholarly work as well as helpful information in how to play our game. It was by far the hardest section to judge.

Winners will receive a Blackfox token, a certificate, and the right to use “Master William Blackfox Award Winner, category, AS XLIII” in their newsletters with the Blackfox logo. Commended entries will receive a certificate as well.

Congratulations to the winners,
Herr Otto von Schwyz
Society Chronicler


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 winner: Il Tempo, Barony of Ponte Alto [Atlantia], Lord Brénainn MacShuibne, Chronicler

Commended: Willoughby Vale Whispers, Shire of Willoughby Vale [Lochac], Arglwyddes Rhiceneth Rhieinfellt, Chronicler

The remaining nominees:

Best Layout and Design

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

The winner: The Talon, Barony of Hawkwood [Atlantia], Lord Vladimir Krisa Tirgovishtets, Chronicler

Commended: Willoughby Vale Whispers, Shire of Willoughby Vale [Lochac], Arglwyddes Rhiceneth Rhieinfellt, Chronicler

The remaining nominees:

Best Art

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

The winner: Cover Art, Lady Portia de Sancto Lucianno, The Talon, Barony of Hawkwood [Atlantia]

Commended: Cover Art, Lady Ysabeau Tiercelin, Across the Hills, Barony of Endless Hills [Æthelmearc]

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: Black Star Arts and Sciences Issue, Kingdom of Ansteorra Arts & Sciences, Master Modius von Mergentheim and Baron Kainin Tepesa, Chroniclers

Commended: FoxTales, Newcomer’s Edition, Shire of Vulpine Reach [Meridies], Lady Cynewise of Shadowed Wood, Chronicler

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: — Unavailable —

Commended: Black Star Arts and Sciences Issue, Kingdom of Ansteorra Arts & Sciences, Master Modius von Mergentheim and Baron Kainin Tepesa, Chroniclers
The Calon Scrolls, Kingdom of Calontir, Mistress Cassandra di Capelletti, Chronicler

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: “Spooki”, by Lord Spence Colby, Echoes from the Mist, Shire of Abhainn ciach Ghlas [Æthelmearc]

Commended: “Mirth Lyons of the Barony”, by Lady Kythera of Anevern, The Tydes, Barony of Lyondemere [Caid]

The remaining nominees:

Best Article

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

The winner: — Unavailable —

Commended :”Surviving Diabetes in the SCA”, by Padraig MacRaighne and Geniveve Rose D’Glendalough, The Gauntlet, Pentamere Region [Middle]

The remaining nominees:

Best Poetry or Short Fiction

Recognizes the author of an outstanding poem or piece of short fiction. Awarded to the writer and the newsletter.

The winner: “Lord of Chivalry”, Master Fridrikr inn gamli, Fewmet, Barony of Thescorre [Æthelmearc]

Commended: “Tales of Black Diamond”, Metylda the Cunning, Edicts and Epistles, Barony of Black Diamond [Atlantia]

The remaining nominees:

Most Improved

Recognizes the chronicler for showing their skills improving from issue to issue. Awarded to the chronicler.

The winner: The Apple Press, Shire of Sylvan Glen [Æthelmearc], Lady Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir, Chronicler

Commended: The Gryphon’s Roar, Barony of Gyphon’s Lair [Artemisia], Lady Maire Bridgit, Chronicler

The remaining nominees: none others

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