Master William Blackfox Award Winners Announced

Honor of Restormel, the Society Chronicler, has announced the Master William Blackfox Award winners for A.S. 36. These awards are given for excellence in newsletter writing and publication within the Society for Creative Anachronism. Each year, the chroniclers of the Known World await the announcement of the Master William Blackfox Awards. To be nominated for this award is a great honor; to win is a wonderful accomplishment. Below is a list of this year's winners. To see a list of all the nominees and honorable mentions, visit the SCA website.

Master William Blackfox Award Winners A.S. 36


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.

Tal Mere Tidings, Shire of Tal Mere (Meridies), Chronicler: Baron John Ironstone.


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

Storm Tidings, Shire of Adamastor (Drachenwald), Chronicler: Myfanwy verch Traehearn.


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

The Oak Leaf, Shire of Darach (Caid), Chronicler: THLady Eilidh Swann of Strathlachlan. Artwork: Cover of January, February, and March 2002 by THL Egann of Darach Shire.


Best Special Issue
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.

Tal Mere Tidings, Shire of Tal Mere (Meridies), Chronicler: Baroness Ragnel Gry.


Special Arts & Sciences Issue.
This category recognizes guild newsletters, research newsletters, and Arts & Science focus newsletters (such as lace-making). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

Artes Draconis, Middle Kingdom A & S, Chronicler: Mistress Siobahan O'Neill.


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.

Serpent's Tongue, Barony of Calafia (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Amanda O'Kellahan. Feature: Garb and Needlework by THL Richenda Coffin.
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Song of Llyr, Shire of CarregWen (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Colette Vittraria. Feature: A Snippet of History by Lady Lorraina Tara Morgan Kylander.


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

Otherwords from Otherhill, Shire of Otherhill (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Letitia des Montagnes Bleues. Article: Period Coffee or Caffeine High?

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for these awards. These and other dedicated chroniclers of the SCA are instrumental in keeping the populace informed. Thank you.