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The William Blackfox Awards - A.S. 46

The William Blackfox AwardsGreetings -

Once again it is time to salute the efforts of the Chroniclers of the Known World. It is gratifying to see all the beautiful and information filled newsletters nominated for the Annual William Blackfox Awards for A.S. XLVI.

As always there were tough choices to be made between the nominations. It is very rare that there is a clear winner and this year there were many very close contests. My thanks to the people who offered their opinions and expertise in judging this year: Lady Brianna of Arundel, Dame Magda z Stalburg, THL Brianna O'Dinneen, Sir Tojenareum Grenville of Devon, Mistress Melisent le Ruse, Lord Robin of Restormel, Sir John Peregrine of Restormel and Lou Swanson.

This year I would also like to salute one Chronicler in particular. This person has been nominated for at least 20 Blackfox Awards over the years (and won some, too). I remember seeing her work when I served in this office before (2000 to 2003) and it is remarkable she is still serving. I am in awe and amazed at the volume and quality of work generated by this lady. Thus, a Special Achievement Blackfox Award goes to Meistres Brownwen o Gydweli, Chronicler and contributor for The Equinox, newsletter for the Shire of Sol Haven in the Kingdom of Meridies.

To the Chroniclers of the Known World: Keep up the great work! To the populace who benefits from these newsletters, take time to contribute artwork and articles to enrich the content of the newsletters. If nothing else let your Chroniclers know you appreciate their efforts.

In faithful service,
Countess Honor of Restormel, OP
Publications Manager
(Society Chronicler 2010-2012)


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:
From the Tower, Barony of Southron Gaard, Kingdom of Lochac, Chronicler: Mýrún Johansdottir.

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Windfalls, Shire of Coppertree, Chronicler: Lady Aerin Wren
Atlantia
Il Tempo, Barony of Ponte Alto, Chronicler: Damen Adina von der Heide.
Caid
The Seraph, Barony of the Angels, Chronicler: Duchess Natalya de Foix.
The Tydes, Barony of Lyondemere, Chronicler: Lord Pierre de Dieppe.
Calontir
The Dancing Moon, Shire of Calanais Nuadh, Chronicler: Lady Dulcibella de Chateaurien
The Parade, Shire of Herald's Hill, Chronicler: Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn
Ealdormere
The Chronicle, Barony of Skraeling Althing, Chronicler: Lord Dafydd ap Alan.
East
The Seahorse, Crown Province of Ostgardr, Chronicler: Rufina Cambrensis.
The Snowflake, Barony of Concordia of the Snows, Chronicler: Mistress eLeri Nefyn/Lady Pakshalika Kananbala.
Viaduct, Barony of An Dubhaigeainn, Chronicler: Lady Alissenda la Gailharda.
Gleann Abhann
Ardanrunes, Shire of Ardanroe, Chronicler: Barun Rory ua Riada.
Meridies
The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven, Chronicler: Meistres Bronwen o Gydweli.
Midrealm
The Citadel, Barony of Cynnabar, Chronicler: Lord Ermenrich von Duisberg.
RivenStar, Barony of Rivenstar, Chronicler: Lady Marian Hryhorcova.
Voice of Dune, Canton of Dun Traigh, Chronicler: Lord Walter Mareshall
Spearpoint, Barony of Red Spears, Chronicler: Mistress Helewyse de Birkstad, Baroness Red Spears.
Gryphon's Tale, Barony of Flaming Gryphon, Chronicler: Lady Elena mac Pherson.
Zephyr, Barony of Ayreton, Chronicler: Lady Margrette Norwoode and deputy: Mistress Sarafina Sinclair.
Northshield
The Skein, Barony of Jararvellir, Chronicler: Leona Talbot.
The Song of the Tower, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr, Chronicler: Tatiana Marana Melville.
Outlands
Fortress, Barony of Caerthe, Chronicler: Dona Dearbhail inghean Leoid.
Meiassis Dragon, Barony of Dragonsspine, Chronicler: Bernadette de Costa Tempestad.
West
Darkwood Drum, Barony of Darkwood, Chronicler: Baroness Grania Buchanan.
The Eskalyan Chronicle, Barony of Eskalya, Chronicler: Mistress Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor.

 

Best Layout and Design

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

The winners (TIE):
The Q.D., Barony of Caer Mear, Kingdom of Atlantia, Chronicler: Lady Ysabella Cacemoine.
And
The Ursus, Barony of Septentria, Kingdom of Ealdormere, Chronicler: Baroness Seonaig nic Thomais

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
The Althing, Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, Chronicler: Sumayya al Ghazzi
Windfalls, Shire of Coppertree, Chronicler: Aerin Wren
An Tir
Full Tilt, Barony of Delftwood, Chronicler: Lady Desiderata Drake.
Atenveldt
Twin Moons Missive, Barony of Twin Moons, Chronicler: Beatriz Teixerya Drago
Ansteorra
The Oracle, The Barony of Bonwicke, Chronicler: Sir Chiang Chi-sh h.
The Thorny Truth, The Shire of Rosenfeld, Chronicler: Mistress Juliana Avenel.
Caid
Serpent's Tongue, Barony of Calafia, Chronicler: Baroness Veronique de Viennois.
Calontir
The Barge, Barony of Three Rivers, Chronicler: Lord Julian O Néill.
The Clarion, Barony of Forgotten Sea, Chronicler: Lady Narcissa Patricius
Drachenwald
Aarniwalcea, Barony of Aarnimetsä, Chronicler: Lady Filisia Eriksdotter Gift.
Ealdormere
The Cataract, Barony of Rising Waters, Chronicler: Baroness Ariadne Athingana
East
The Mudpuppy, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Chronicler: THL Owynn Greenwood
Quid Nunc, Barony of Ruantallan, Chronicler: Mistress Zaneta Gavlinne Angiolieri.
The Viaduct, Barony of An Dubhaigeann, Chronicler: Lady Alissenda la Gailharda.
Gleann Abhann
The Littoral, Shire of Northover, Chronicler: Lady Alsinda de Rochabaron.
Midrealm
RivenStar, Barony of Rivenstar, Chronicler: Lady Marian Hryhorcova.
The Gryphon's Tale, Barony of the Flaming Gryphon, Chronicler: Lady Elena MacPhearson
Spearpoint, Barony of Red Spears, Chronicler: Mistress Helewyse de Birkstad, Baroness Red Spears
Siren's Song, Barony of Illiton, Chronicler: Lady Muriel Zimmermanin.
Outlands
Fortress, Barony of Caerthe, Chronicler: Dona Dearbhail inghean Leoid
Meiassis Dragon, Barony of Dragonsspine, Chronicler: Bernadette de Costa Tempestad

 

Best Artwork

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

The winner:
Phoenix, Barony of the Sacred Stone, Kingdom of Atlantia, Artist: Master Bran Trefonnen.

The remaining nominees:

Caid
The Tydes, April 2012, Barony of Lyondemere, Artist: Tiarna Ciothruadh Dubh.
Baronial Banner, August 2011, Barony of Starkhafn, Artist: THL Maelbrigit of Dublin.
Ealdormere
The Unicorn's Tale, March 2012, Shire of Trinovantia Nova, Artist: Lady Muirne Ultach.
East>
The Clochette, June 2011, Barony of Carillion, Artist: Mistress Kis Maria.
The Clochette, December 2011, Barony of Carillion, Artist: Lady Lilly of the Valley.
Midrealm
Gryphon's Tale, May 2011, Barony of Flaming Gryphon, Artist: Lady Syrena-Katheryne Grai.
Gryphon's Tale, Winter 2012, Barony of Flaming Gryphon, Artist: Lady Isra alZarqa.
Siren's Song, "Winter Morning" Fall 2011, Barony of Illiton, Artist: Lord Mike Pozar.

 

Best Special Issue

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 winners (TIE):
Well Versed VI, Kingdom of Northshield, Chronicler: Viscountess Elashava bas Riva.
And
The Ursus, Barony of Septentria, Kingdom of Ealdormere, Chronicler: Baroness Seonaig nic Thomais (Baronial Candidates Issue).

The remaining Nominees:

Æthelmearc
Full Tilt, Barony of Delftwood, Chronicler: Lady Desiderata Drake, (A&S Issue).
Calontir
The Boar's Snore, Barony of Coeur d'Ennui, Chronicler: Atsutaka, (April Fool's Edition).
Lochac
Foli Roani, Barony of Rowany, Chronicler: Lady Dragana Rózsa (Newsletter for newcomers).
Middle
The Gauntlet, Region of Pentamere, Chronicler: Lord Rijckaert von Utrecht, (Scandinavian Issue).
Hawk's Flight, Shire of Blackhawk, Chronicler: Lady Hendrikje Novella Duin with contributor Lord Patrick von Brandenburg (Camping Survival issue).
Citadel, Barony of Cynnabar, Chronicler: Lord Ermemrich von Duisberg (Peerage issue).
Voice of Dune, Canton of Dun Traigh, Chronicler: Lord Walter Mareshall (Bread Issue).

 

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:
The Calon Scrolls, Kingdom of Calontir, Chronicler: Lady Melisent McAffee.

The remaining Nominees:

Atlantia
The Crows Nest, The Corsarium, Chronicler: Lady Fríða in hárfagra.
East
Ars Scientia Orientalis, Kingdom of the East, Chronicler: Lord Aleksei Dmitriev.

 

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:
Ardanrunes, "The Ardanroe Herbarium" by THL Rovena of Bri Leith, Shire of Ardanroe, Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
The Apple Press, "Happenings in the Shire" by THL Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir, Shire of Sylvan Glen.
An Tir
The Sundog's Tale, "March (or April, or etc.) in the Middle Ages and Mungo" by Lady Wynfryda of Lyn, Shire of Sigelhundas, Avacal.
Ansteorra
The Shadow Knows, "The Shadow Reader" by Lord Paedric O Mullan, The Shire of the Shadowlands.
Atlantia
The Q.D., "Musings from the Mad Monk" by Sir Amos the Pious, Barony of Caer Mear.
Caid
Gyldenholt Press, "Announcements" by Lady Carol of Gyldenholt, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt.
Calontir
The Parade, "Member Review" by Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn, Shire of Herald's Hill.
Drachenwald
The Baelfyr, " Tips from Ceara's Kitchen" by Lady Ceara inghean Eoin mhic Lucais, Principality of Insulae Draconis.
Ealdormere
The Chronicle, "Avelyn's Book Nook" by Lady Avelyn Wexcombe of Great Bedwyn,, Barony of Skraeling Althing.
The Clarion, "Off Boar'd" by Lady Augusta, Barony of Ben Dunfirth.
East
Viaduct, "Seen on the Web" by Lady Alissenda la Gailharda, Barony of An Dubhaigeainn.
Meridies
The Equinox, "The Muse" by Meistres Bronwen o Gydweli, Shire of Sol Haven
Middle
RivenStar, "Event Reports" by Lady Marian Hryhorcova, Barony of Rivenstar.
Zephyr, "Event Reports: Terpsichore: Delight in Dancing" by Lady Margrette Norwoode, Barony of Ayreton.
Zephyr, "Emma" by Baroness Nadezda de ZeZaztrizl, Barony of Ayreton.
Outlands
Meiassis Dragon, "Gentleman's Elizabethan Construction Manual - Clothier's VI – Drawers" by Lady Lêofsige Õ Caoimh, Barony of of Dragonsspine.
Meiassis Dragon, "Noble Elizabethan Lady's Basic Construction Manual" by Lady Lêofsige Õ Caoimh, Barony of Dragonsspine.

 

Best Article

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

The winners (TIE):
"Variations On A Theme (The Making of Henrician Kirtle And Gown)" by Baroness Mary Verch Thomas, The Baelfyr, Principality of Insulae Draconis, Kingdom of Drachenwald.
And
"The Matter of Birthstones," Parts I & II by Mornay of Anglesey, Dreiburgen News, Barony of Dreiburgen, Kingdom of Caid.

The remaining nominees:

An Tir
"Event Report: Yule Feast" by HL Dunstan, The Looking Glass, Barony of Glymm Mere.
"Decorating with Fabric Paint" by HL Lavinna de Beaujolais, The Looking Glass, Barony of Glymm Mere.
Ansteorra
"Symposium Kitchen: A Feast of Thank Yous" by Mistress Tessa of the Gardens, The Trumpeter, The Barony of Bordermarch.
Atlantia
"How I Became a Protégé," by Dýrrfina Freviðardòttir, The Windlore, Barony of Windmaster's Hill.
Caid
"The Bard I Want to Be" by THL Sadb ingen Abner uí Lorccaín, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt.
"Reversible Blackwork" by Baron Giles Hill, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt.
"Cheese Making for Beginners" by Lady Caitilín Bhallach, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt.
"Some Thoughts on Tradition" by Messer Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt.
"A Few Christmas Legends and the Origins of Some Holiday Traditions" by Lord Paul Stoddard, Baronial Banner, Barony of Starkhafn.
Calontir
"Pietro de Crescenzi: His Life and Work" by Lady Dulcibella de Chateaurien, The Dancing Moon, Shire of Calanais Nuadh.
Ealdormere
"Excellent Small Cakes," Mistress Odette de St. Remy, Ramshaven Herald, Barony of RamsHaven.
"Improving Authenticity in your Early Period Fabrics" by Countess Rylyn Buchanan, Ramshaven Herald, RamsHaven.
East
"History of Marionettes up to the Early 1600s: With a Focus on the Asian and European Continents" by Mistress Kis Maria, The Clochette, Barony of Carillion.
"Purpose-made Garters, Spindle and Loom" by Lady Elizabeth Elenore Lovell, Ars Scientia Orientalis.
"Prayer Beads 101" by Lady Éliane de Lorraine, Ars Scientia Orientalis.
Gleann Abhann
"The Ardanroe Herbarium" by THL Rovena of Bri Leith, Ardanrunes, Shire of Ardanroe.
Lochac
"Making easy fabric ties" by Alliette Delecourt, Stormscroll, Barony of Stormhold.
Middle
"Shining the Torchlight" by THL Ermenrich von Duisberg, Citadel, Barony of Cynnabar.
"Yeastie Beasties" by Lady Femke de Roas, Voice of Dune, Canton of Dun Traigh.
"Making Bread with Ale Yeast" by Lady Femke de Roas, Voice of Dune, Canton of Dun Traigh.
"How to Make Rosewater" by Lady Tilla Chandler, Gryphon's Tale, Barony of Flaming Gryphon.
"Tribute to Baron Orson" by Baron Master Moonwulf; photo essay by Lady Muriel Zimmermanin, Siren's Song, Barony Illiton.
Outlands
"Spanish Breeches of the Sixteenth Century" by Mistress Katharine of Northhall, The Baronial Shaft, Barony of al-Barran.
"Largess from the store: I'm not an artisan, but I want to contribute to largess … what can I buy?" by Bernadette de Costa Tempestad, Meiassis Dragon, Barony of Dragonsspine.
"Blood, Sweat and Swears: The learning and doing of the arts - Inkle Weaving for Dummies" by Elena De Braci, Meiassis Dragon, Barony of Dragonsspine.

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:
"War Storm" by Master Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn, Fewmet, Barony of Thescorre, Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

The remaining nominees:

Atlantia
"The Last Saxon Queen," by Baron Bardulf, The Quill, Barony of Nottinghill Coill.
Caid
"Let All Rejoice, It Is The Time of Spring," a Petrarchan Sonnet by Herzog Dietrich von Vogelsang, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt.
"Sol Invictus Had Conquered All The Pour," a Petrarchan Sonnet by Herzog Dietrich von Vogelsang, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt.
Untitled Poem by Friherre Jens inn draumspaki, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt.
Calontir
"In Service to the Dream" by Lorenzino Barolome dei Albizzi, The Runestaff, Barony of Mag Mor.
"The Falcon Flies Home" by Fujihara Murasaki, The Dragonflyer, Barony of Vatavia.
Ealdormere
"Tancred's Song" by Lady Ysabeau de Comport, The Cataract, Barony of Rising Waters.
East
"Poem from Investiture" by Quyn of Bhakail, The Iron Monger, Barony of Iron Bog.
"Loyalty Be" by Lady Evangeline d'Orleans, Quid Nunc, Barony of Ruantallan.
"Maelgwyn ap Caderyn" by Lady Alana O'Keeve, The Thorn, Shire of Blak Rose.
Meridies
"The Makers" by Meistres Bronwen o Gydweli, The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven.
"The Heralds" by Meistres Bronwen o Gydweli, The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven.
Middle
"Saint Cynnabarius and the Missing Baron" by Master Midair MacCormaic, Citadel, Barony of Cynnabar.
"We Brave Who Go Marching" by Lord Agnarr Tyr Johanson, Gryphon's Tale, Barony of Flaming Gryphon.
"The Silver Hammer" by Lady Raghnailt, Gauntlet, Region of Pentamere.
"We'll Not Stand Alone" by Lady Kasia Welnatarczy, Gauntlet, Region of Pentamere.
Outlands
"Baron Darkes Mac Bey" by Lady Veronique, Novelle, Barony of Fontaine dans Sable.

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:
"Book Review" by THL Johnnae llyn Lewis, August 2011, Pikestaff, Kingdom of the East.

The remaining nominees:

Caid
"The Peppermill: Old-Time Tools" by Master Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia, March 2012, Crown Prints.
East
"Flokkr for Gabriel" by Master Toki Redbeard, August 2011, Pikestaff.
Meridies
"The Bog Coat" by Anneke von Eisenberg, November 2012, Popular Chivalry.
Middle
"Momoyama Period: Evolution of Japanese Arts" by Lady Kimiko, August 2011, The Pale.
"On Diverse Things, Chapter 3: On A&S Pentathlons" by Duke Sir Alen Elegil, September 2011, The Pale.

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:
Cover Art April 2012, The Page, Artist: Anita Ruic, Kingdom of the West.

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Cover Art April 2012, The Æstel, Artist: Master Cynwye McDare.
Caid
Cover Art October 2011, The Crown Prints, Artist: Robert Lanternsmith
Cover Art February 2012, The Crown Prints, Artist: Brenda Stumpf
Cover Art July 2011, The Crown Prints, Artist: Ciothruadh Dubh
Calontir
Cover Art December 2011, The Mews, Artist: Lady Lavina le Rider
Cover Art February 2012, The Mews, Artist: Lady Lavina le Rider
Ealdormere
Cover Art July 2011, The Tidings, Artist: Lady Muirne Ultach.
Cover Art August 2011, The Tidings, Artist: Lady Muirne Ultach.
Cover Art September 2011, The Tidings, Artist: Lord Ulrich of Greyfells.
East
Cover Art October 2011, Pikestaff, Artist: Mistress Carolyne de LaPointe.
Cover Art January 2012, Pikestaff, Artist: Lady Creatura Christi of Oakes.
Cover Art April 2012, Pikestaff, Artist: Syr Culann mac Cianain.
Meridies
Cover Art April 2012, Popular Chivalry, Artist: THL Bragg MacMorrichai.
Middle
Cover Art March 2012, The Pale, Artist: Lord Tariq al Sanna af Fjall.
Northshield
Cover Art March 2012, Northwatch, Artist: Lady Simonis Adriane.
Cover Art January 2012, Northwatch, Artist: Lady Simonis Adriane.
Outlands
Cover Art, March 2012, Outlandish Herald, Artist: Lord Giovanni.
Cover Art, May 2012, Outlandish Herald, Artist: Lord Rioghan.
West
Cover Art July 2011, The Page, Artist: Lord Oddvarr Hvítbein
Cover Art January 2012, The Page, Artist: Vicountess Uta Fellhammer

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.
Æthelmearc
Lady Elss of Augsberg, The Althing, Barony March of the Debatable Lands. Lady Elss always completes the newsletter on time and does a great job providing a quality publication for her Barony. Consistent and steady service and a stellar Baronial newsletter!
Atlantia
Lady Stella da Lodi, The Key, Canton of Middlegate. This Chronicler is so beloved there was a populace nomination for a Blackfox Award. She has made significant changes to the newsletter during her tenure creating a beautiful and beneficial newsletter for and with the contributions of the the populace of her Canton. An extraordinary newsletter for a Canton!
Calontir
Neassa inghenn Cearnach, The Banner, Barony of the Lonely Tower. Because of the dedication of this Chronicler, The Banner has improved significantly during her tenure. The Banner is a very attractive newsletter packed lots of information for the populace with a nice use of colored pictures and artwork. Keep up the beautiful work!
 
Fujihara Murasaki, The Dragonflyer, Barony of Vatavia. Changes have been made to this newsletter to better meet the needs of the populace of the Barony of Vatavia. Much improved!
Drachenwald
Lord Arnulf der Zeitlner and Lady Mechthild Quattermart, Frankmark Express, Central Region of Drachenwald. The Frankmark Express is a new newsletter for German speakers in Drachenwald. Excellent example of using a newsletter to meet the needs of the populace. The issue submitted with the nomination was 22 pages long! Well done!
Lochac
Lady Rosamond de Montfort, The Rhol, Canton of Abertridwr. Lady Rosamond produces a consistently quality newsletter. Keep up the great work!
 
Lady Dragana Rózsa, Foli Roani, Barony of Rowany. The February/March was a fantastic read and well thought out. It presented well for first timers and may well be the foundation for future recruitment newsletters. Well done!
Midrealm
Mistress Kirsten Thorsteinsdottir, Currents, Shire of Riviere Constelle. Consistently a quality publication. Nice use of color clip art and photos along with some lovely articles. Beautiful!
 
Lady Reyna Thorne, Talon Tales, Shire of Talonvale. Thanks to the dedicated work of Lady Reyna, Talon Tales reflects the shire in a positive light. Great job!
 
Lady Saoirse o'Callaghan, Flammeus Alles, Barony of Fenix. This newsletter is a beautiful reflection of the Barony of Fenix. Well done!
 
Lady Celestria de Cranham, Gale Winds, Shire of Altenberg. The dedication of this chronicler is evident even when there isn't much to report. Keep up the good work.
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