The William Blackfox Awards

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The Chroniclers of the Known World are putting out some great newsletters! And the contributions that have been sent in this year as photography, illustrations, cartoons, articles, poems and stories are inspirational. Thank you to each of the submitters who spent time and effort to create something wonderful. You enrich these publications and the Society as a whole. Huzzah and well done!

I also extend my gratitude to my judges for their assistance in the selection of this year’s winners and commendations.

Recipients of this prestigious award will receive a Master William Blackfox token, a certificate and the right to use “Master William Blackfox Award Winner, “category”, AS LIII (53)” in their newsletters with the Blackfox logo.

Mistress Arianna Stefana Falconi, 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: An Tir: Dragon’s Tongue, Barony of Dragon’s Mist; Chronicler: THL Kendryth filia Gerald

Commendation: Gleann Abhann: Ardanrunes, Shire of Ardanroe; Chronicler: Barun Rory ua Riada 

Also nominated:

Best Layout and Design

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

The winner: Caid: The Serpent’s Tongue, Barony of Calafia; Chronicler: THL Dagný Starkaðardóttir

Commendation: West: Vox Cynaguae, Principality of Cynagua; Chronicler: Treásach Þjóðhagi

Also nominated:

Best Artwork

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

The winner: Artemesia: Artist: Lord Yusif al-Quds; “Cover Illustration, portrait of Nacho Stanford”, The Bronzehelm Watch; Barony of Bronzehelm. Chronicler: Lord Colgrym of Avebury

Commendation: East: Artist: Ettore Dandolo; Illustration, “Commons”, The Stronghold; Canton of Northpass.  Chronicler: Conandil ingen Donngaile

Also nominated:

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: Ansteorra: The Shadow Knows: Special Newcomers Edition; Shire of Shadowlands.  Chronicler: Lady Miriel atte Linde

Commendation: Atenveldt: Tusker Times: Arts & Sciences Special Edition; Barony of Tir Ysgithr; Chronicler: Baroness Eilidh MacMurtie, OP

Also nominated:

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: Lochac: Cockatrice; A&S Newsletter, Various Authors.  Chronicler: Lady Gwen verch David

Commendation: Atlantia: “Wooden Box in Timurid Style”; The Mountain Mayhem, Author: Lady Umm Samin, Barony of Hidden Mountain.  Chronicler: Mistress Jorunn nic Lochlainn

Best Regular Feature

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

The winner: Calontir: “What Newcomers Should Know About…”, Author: Baroness Ayisha bint Asad;  The Clarion, Barony of Forgotten Sea. Chronicler: THL Edward Logan de Munro

Commendation: Lochac: “The Vine”, Author: Sir Eva von Danzig; The Derneherald, Barony of Aneala. Chronicler: Wolfgang Germanicus

Also nominated:

Best Article

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

The winner: Drachenwald: “Medical and Culinary Use of the Violet”, Author: Katharina Woinowich; The Court Jester, Ad Flumentum Caerulum. Chronicler: Geirdís Geirhardsdóttir

Commendation: Lochac: “Comparing Medieval Medicine with Modern Allopathy and Homeopathy”, Author: Damon Daines; The Tower, Barony of Southron Gaard. Chronicler: Agnes Graye

Also nominated:

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: An Tir: “Le Chanson de Garet”, Poet: THL Cáemgen mac Garbith ui Andrais; The North Wind, Barony of Lions Gate. Chronicler: Lady Mjorna al Rakkasah Lauritsdottir

Commendation: Trimaris: “I Fight for Her”, Poet: Mistress Ambra Michelli; The Vair Bell, October 2018 Issue, Shire of Starhaven. Chronicler: THL Eithne ingen Muirgein

Also nominated:

Kingdom Chroniclers’ Honorable Mentions

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. Recognition of merit given to the individual nominee.

Kingdom Newsletter Categories

Best Cover for a Kingdom Newsletter

Recognizes the creator of a piece provided for use as the cover of a kingdom newsletter. Awarded to the artist(s).

The Winner: Lochac: Mistress Katherne Rischer, Illumination: “St. Michael and the Dragon”; Pegasus, October 2018 Issue.

Commendation: Atenveldt: Baroness Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir de Lacy, Photograph: Untitled; Southwind, January 2019 Issue.

Also nominated:

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: Drachenwald: Aleydis van Vilvoorde, Article: “Par Vestimentorum – A Set of Clothes”; Dragon’s Tale, July 2018 Issue.

Commendation: West: Sir Colin MacLear, Bard of the West, Story: “The Alltaf Fullur”; The Page, January 2019 Issue.

Also nominated:

Best Artistic Contribution to a Kingdom Newsletter

Recognizes the artist of artwork or photography used in the interior of a kingdom newsletter. Awarded to the artist(s).

Winner: Lochac: Lord Frederyc de Herle, Illustration; Pegasus, March 2019 Issue.

Commendation: Atenveldt: Lady Celestria Conte, Photograph; Southwind, October 2018 Issue.

Also Nominated:

Best Overall Kingdom Supplements for the year A.S. 53

Recognizes the work done on Kingdom Supplements.  Awarded to the Kingdom chronicler and their team.

Top Three Winners:

Also Nominated: