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The William Blackfox Awards

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Every Kingdom has many talented and hard-working chroniclers, recording the culture and history of their groups and enriching the Society both now and for the future. Their pride in group, Kingdom, and the SCA, shines throughout these publications. To the many contributors of photography that reflects who we are, illustrations that shows our heart, poetry that lifts our souls, articles that educate our minds, how-to’s that inspire us, and cartoons that lift our spirit-you have my gratitude.

Recipients of this prestigious award have the right to use “Master William Blackfox Award Winner, “category”, AS LIV (54)” 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: Meridies: The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven; Chronicler: Mistress Bronwen O Gydweli

Commendation: Artemisia: The Bronzehelm Watch, Barony of Bronzehelm; Chronicler: Lord Colgrym of Avebury

Also nominated:

Best Layout and Design

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

The winner: Ansteorra: The Thorny Truth, Shire of Rosenfeld; Chronicler: THL Jessimond of Emerickeskepe

Commendation: Drachenwald: Court Jester, Ad Flumentum Caerulum; Chronicler: Geirdís Geirharðardóttir

Also nominated:

Best Artwork

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

The winner: Ansteorra: Artist: Maesro Petruccio Cuccieri; Cover Art, The Thorny Truth; Shire of Rosenfeld. 
Chronicler: THL Jessimond of Emerickeskepe

Commendation: Middle: Artist: Lady Vinica Taviani; Photograph: Musicians at Winter Revel, The Thunderbolt; Barony of Andlecrag. Chronicler: Lady Vinica Taviani

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: Atlantia: The Drakkar: Special Pennisc Edition; Barony of Storvik.  Chronicler: Lord Morgan O’Lathlann

Commendation: Ansteorra: The Thorny Truth: Special “Resource Sampler” Edition; Shire of Rosenfeld; Chronicler: THL Jessimond of Emerickeskepe

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/Lord Bjorn Sæmundarson

Commendations: Atlantia: “Three Raised Embroidery Stitches for the Anachronistic Embroiderer”; The Nod-y-rIT, Author: Mevanou verch reys Yriskynit, Barony of Tir-y-Don.  Chronicler: Lady Christina O’Cleary

Also nominated:

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: Atlantia: “Lore From the Larder”, Author: Lady Scolastica Joycors;  The Yoeman, Barony of Bright Hills. Chronicler: Lady Scolastica Joycors

Commendation: Meridies: “Shire Shire” Cartoon, Cartoonist: Mistress Bronwen O Gydweli; The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven. Chronicler: Mistress Bronwen O Gydweli

Also nominated:

Best Article

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

The winner: Calontir: “Malory’s Le Mort D’Artur and Literary Images of Women in Fifteenth Century Europe”, Author: HL Dulcibella de Chateaurien; The Dancing Moon, Shire of Calanais Nuadh. Chronicler: THL Dulcibella de Chateaurien

Commendation: Gleann Abhann: “Noblesse Oblige”, Author: Sir Thomas of Aylesbury; The Clouded Issue, Barony of Grey Niche. Chronicler: Ivan Alexovich

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: Middle: “Thorkel Returns Home”, Author: Thorhalla Carlsdo ttir af Broberg; Shadow Press, Barony of Shadowed Stars. Chronicler: Ulrich Halfdon Ulfsson

Commendation: Drachenwald: “A Poem: Cat, Pelican and Shield”, Poet: Alessandra di Riario d’Aretino; Baelfyr, Insulae Draconis. Chronicler: Lady Amphelise de Wodeham

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: West: Rob the Minstrel, Photograph: “Ducal Bardic”; The Page, November 2019 Issue.

Commendation: Calontir: THL Konstantia Kaloethina, Illustration: “Lucian and Tamar”; The Mews, March 2020 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: Artemisia: HE K. Braden von Sobernheim, Regularly Featured Articles: “Random Carp”; The Sage Advice, Multiple Issues.

Commendation: Drachenwald: Danel Udalschou, Article: “Viking leg wraps”; Dragon’s Tale, July 2019.

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: Ealdormere: Duchess Kaylah the Cheerful, Cartoon; Parallax, Tidings, Multiple Issues.

Commendation: Atenveldt: Baroness Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir de Lacy, Photograph; ”Overall Contributions” Southwind Extra, Multiple Issues.

Also Nominated:

Best Overall Kingdom Supplements for the year A.S. 54

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

Top Three Winners:

Also Nominated:

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