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The William Blackfox Awards

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Greetings –

It is a great pleasure to announce the Master William Blackfox Awards for newsletters published during A.S. 47. The talent and dedication of local group chroniclers, and members of the populace who submitted articles and artwork is truly amazing. Choosing the winners was hard for our panel of judges!

Thank you to all the Kingdom Chroniclers and their staff who compiled nominations (and who work so hard all year long on their own newsletters!), Countess Honor of Restormel for her continual support, and Lord Jok MacPherson, Baroness Morgan Elandris, Miriam Goder, Karen Lewiston, Michael Dunning and Carol Shiffer for their work in judging.

Being a Chronicler entails many hours of dedicated work each month; it is a joy to recognize that with these awards!

In service,
Ysabeau Tiercelin, OP
Society Chronicler

Best Overall Newsletter

Not necessarily the best-looking newsletter, but rather 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. This title is awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner: Knightingale, Barony of Knights Crossing, Kingdom of Drachenwald, Chronicler: Lady Mechthild Quattermart

The remaining nominees:

Best Layout and Design

For the best-looking newsletter in balance and style. Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner: Notes from Underground, Barony of the Bridge, East Kingdom, Chronicler: Lady Mina di Pasquale

The remaining nominees:

Best Artwork

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

The winner: Northern Watch, Barony of Endewearde, Chronicler: Oleksandr Brazhnyk, Artist: Lady Agatha Wanderer, Portrait of Master Gregory Finche

The remaining nominees:

Best Special Edition

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

The winner: Æthelmearc The Early Years of History, Passing of the Ice Dragon, Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Chronicler: Lord Rhiannon Elandris

The remaining nominee:

Ealdormere – Year End Edition, The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, Barony of Skraeling Althing, Chronicler: Dame Helen of Greyfells

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: Atenveldt: Atenveldtus Glorious, A&S themed newsletter, Chronicler: Dame Anita de Challis, Editor: THL Wynne MacNair

The remaining nominees:

Best Regular Feature

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

The winner: Æthelmearc: Ongoing Dietary Series, Author: Gilles de Beauchamp; Echoes from the Mist, Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais, Chronicler: Lady Ariel of Grenwich

The remaining nominees:

Best Article

Recognizes excellence in articles appearing in a local newsletter. Awarded to the writer and the newsletter.

The winner: Author: Meisterin Siglinde Harfnerstochter, “Fishing in the Middle Ages”, The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, Barony of Skraeling Althing, Ealdormere. Chroniclers: Dame Helen of Greyfells/Lady Giana Gabriella di Milan

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: Author: Black John Caro, Untitled Poem, in Portcullis, Barony of Brendoken, Midrealm. Chronicler: Lady Brighid Breatnach

The remaining nominees:

Best Written contribution to a Kingdom Newsletter

Recognizes the author of an article, regular or special feature, poem, etc. provided for use by a Kingdom Newsletter. Awarded to the author.

The Winner: Northshield: “Cheese of One Meale” by Countess Elizabeth Von Kalmbach

The remaining nominees:

Best Artistic contribution to a Kingdom Newsletter

Recognizes the artist of a piece provided for use by a Kingdom Newsletter. Awarded to the artist.

The Winner: West: Anita Ruic, Cover

The remaining nominees:

Honorable Mention

Nominations which didn’t fit into the above categories, yet are still deserving of recognition for their exceptional work and/or dedication to producing the best possible newsletter for the local group served. Awarded to the individual nominee.

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