*NOTE: Though nominations are ended, you can still vote for the winners through July 14th
Mae Govennen (elvish for ‘well met’)! Welcome to the second annual Silmarillion Awards! The Silmarillion Awards highlight are a celebration of the best in fantasy fiction, but with a twist. These awards are not for authors or books, but for the characters and monsters within them.
In honor of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, this online awards event will recognize elements from ten categories (see below). These awards are both by fans of fantasy and for fans of fantasy. The awards will happen as follows:
Nomination Process: July 3-8
Voting for Awards: July 10-15
Presentation of the awards: July 17-28
Final Celebration: July 29
Nominations are made by entering a comment on the post for a particular award. The top five nominees for each award will move on to final voting. Award hosts will break any ties. Nominations must be from a work of fantasy fiction. Other than that, here are the rules for making and endorsing nominations.
- Make as many nominations as you rakeesire.
- Include the book or series name along with the name of your nomination, i.e. Legolas from The Lord of the Rings.
- Feel free to wax eloquent as to why you think your nomination/second deserves to win the award.
- Each nomination may be seconded (or thrided or fourthed, etc.) by each person one time.
- An individual may not second their own nomination, but may second as many other nominations as they wish.
- Characters and creatures nominated must be from a work of fantasy fiction, but they cannot be from any of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work.
This is the page to vote on for the Most Magnificent Dragon award. Write your nominations or second someone else’s in the comments below.
Qualifications: The most magnificent dragon is the dragon who stands above and beyond not only puny mortals (that goes without saying), but is so awe-inspiring, so majestic, so terrifyingly imposing that he gives even other dragons pause. He may gain his superiority through magic, cunning, or his sheer massive strength or the size of his treasure horde. Mere lizards and pseudo-dragons need not apply. This award belongs only to full-blooded draconis magnificus!
The award will be presented by one whose armour is like tenfold shields, whose teeth are swords, whose claws spears, the shock of whose tail is a thunderbolt, his wings a hurricane, and his breath death!”
After nominating or endorsing one or more magnificent dragons below, be sure to visit the other award pages and nominate your the entries you deem most worthy for the following categories.
But wait there’s more!
This year, in addition to the awards, we have PRIZES to give away! Each blog will have a different giveaway running throughout the nomination and voting process! We have so many fun things to give away, you will not want to miss out!
During the Awards Ceremonies, we will also have a Scavenger Hunt that you will be able to enter for the chance to win one of our Fabulous Tolkien-Themed Prizes, including a replica of the ring, a book on Tolkien Trivia, and a map of Middle-Earth!
Dragon’s Future giveaway
As mentioned, each of the host sites for The Silmarillion Awards will be giving away a prize. And on this site, we are giving away—what else?—a book and a mug about dragons! A special thank you to author Kandi Wyatt for chipping in this magnificent prize. Just the thing for all you dragon aficionados! The book is part of a series so check out Kandi’s Page for more information about Dragon’s Future.
Phew! That was quite the whirlwind, eh? Now get to nominating before the dragon wakes up and chases us out of his treasure trove!