2002 Blackfox Award Winners Announced

Honor of Restormel, Deputy Society Chronicler, has announced the winners of the William Blackfox Awards for 2002. If asked, Honor of Restormel, Deputy Society Chronicler, will tell you what a difficult job it is choosing the winners for the William Blackfox Awards. These awards are given annually to chroniclers, writers and artists for excellence in newsletter production.

The 2002 winners are:

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. The title is awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner:
Drachenwald: Principality of Nordmark, The Silversparren
Chronicler: Lady Uvhild Ingrsdotter Skragge.

Best Layout and Design
For the best-looking newsletter. Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner:
Trimaris: Shire of Stagridge, Stagge Ragge
Chronicler: Lady Lyneue la Sawyere

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

The winner:
An Tir: Barony of Three Mountains, The Plume, cover art for July A.S. XXXVII.
Chronicler Hlutwige Wolfkiller.
Artist: unknown

Best Special Issue
For Arts and Sciences issues, or other limited-focus issues of a geographic group (Canton, Shire, Barony, etc.). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winners (tie):
AEthelmearc: Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands. The Althing, a Miscellany
Chronicler: Lord Michael Alewright.

Ansteorra: The Flamebearer, Barony of Wiesenfeuer, Arts and Sciences issue A.S. 37
Chronicler: THL Isaac Bane.

Best Special Interest Newsletter 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:
AEthelmearc: The AEthelmearc Scribal Newsletter
Chronicler: Lady Alienora Russeal

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:
Middle: Shire of Dernerheralde, The Derneheralde
Chronicler: Kari of Dernehealde,
Author of "The Anvil's Ring": Laird Eidiard an Gobhainn, OGR.

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

The winners (tie):
Middle: The Gauntlet, Regional Newsletter for the Region of Pentamere
Chronicler: Lord Dalkrvor the Intimid. Article: "How to Run Successful Demonstrations" by Lady Caitlyn of Green Castle.

Meridies: Principality of Gleann Abhann, The Ambassador
Chronicler: Robert von Flusswasser. Article: "Practical Creativity" by Lady Aisling Delynyk le Dering.

Honorable Mentions:

These are 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.

An Tir
Barony of Wastekeep, The Wastekeep Word
Chronicler: Baroness Mistress Catriona of Rathcroghan.

Ansteorra
Shire of Mooneschadowe, The Northern March
Chronicler: Lady Lilas MacGuffin
For consistently publishing a newsletter of wonderful quality.

Artemisia
Shire of Bronzehelm, The Bronzehelm Watch
Chronicler: Lord Thomas de Mourtenshire
For all the work and effort for making the newsletter look good.

Caid
Barony of Dun Or, The Tower Tails
Chronicler: Lady Lasairfhiona inghen Fhaolain mhic L