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August Missive

Greetings, Northshield,

The AS LV (May 1, 2020-April 30, 2021) nominees and winners of the Master William Blackfox Awards, the Society-wide awards for excellence in newsletter production are in. While Northshield did not “win” in any of the categories, any group that takes the time to produce a newsletter, and all the people who help contribute to them, are winners in my book. At the time of this writing, I am reviewing the local newsletters for nominees to the AS LVI (May 1, 2021-April 30, 2022) awards.

The winners and nominees for the categories Northshield was nominated for were:

Best Overall Newsletter
This does not necessarily mean the bestlooking 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.

Winner:
Meridies: The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven; Chronicler: Meistress Bronwen O Gydweli

Commendation:
Artemisia: The Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold; Chronicler: Lord Ambrose Norwich
 
Also Nominated:
Northshield: Song of the Tower, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr; Chronicler: Arnbjørn Karlsson

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

Winner:
Caid:: The Serpent’s Tongue, Barony of Calafia; Chroniclers: THL Dagný Starkaðardóttir and Lady Kyra Audax

Commendation:
Gleann Abhann: A Sealion’s Tale, Barony of Seleone; Chronicler: Baroness Ellyn Heath of Hemingford Grey

Also Nominated:
Northshield: Song of the Tower, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr; Chronicler: THL Arnbjørn Karlsson

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

Winner:
Atenveldt: Artist: Lady Ponar’ia Apoloseva & Baroness Sigridr Ulfsdottir deLacy; Cover Art Illustration: May 2020, Tusker Times; Barony of Tir Ysgithr. Chronicler: Baroness Eilidh MacMurtrie, OP

Commendation:
Ansteorra: Artist: Lady Aline Hopton; Cover Art Illustration Cover Art, Elfsea Tidings; Barony of Elfsea. Chronicler: Lady Aline Hopton

Also Nominated:
Northshield: Artist: Mathilda Rhine Harris; Illustration: Marginalia Examples, White Birch; Shire of Rokeclif. Chronicler: Lady Sarra Romney of Mermaid Inn

Best Special Issue
For Arts & Sciences issues or other limitedfocus issues of a geographic group (canton, shire, barony, etc.). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

Winner:
Artemisia: The Gryphon’s Roar: 15th Anniversary Celebration Edition; Barony of Gryphon’s Lair. Chronicler: Mistress Bianca da Ravenna

Commendation:
Meridies: The Equinox Volume 382 April 2020: Center Fold Issue; Shire of Sol Haven. Chronicler: Meistres Brownwen O Gydweli

Also Nominated:
Northshield: Crystal Quill, May 2020: Gold Key Bingo Issue: Barony of Nordskogen. Chronicler: Mistress Roseanore of Redthorn

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.

Winner:
Drachenwald: “Somewhere in the Knowne World…”, Author: Lady Oriana nic Kendrick; Baelfyr, Principality of Insulae Draconis. Chronicler: Lucrezia-Isabella di Freccia

Commendation:
Artemisia: “Arney The Moose”, Author: Lord Ambrose Norwich; The Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold. Chronicler: Lord Ambrose Norwich

Also Nominated:
Northshield: “Recipes”, Author: Maestra Sofonisba Vespasiana Gabrielle and Lady Asabella of Caer Anterth Mawr; Song of the Tower, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr. Chroniclers: Dame Idonia Tait and Arnbjørn Karlsson

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.

Winner:
Atenveldt: Baron Jonathan Blackbow, “We Better Get Back Before Dark”; Southwind Extra, December 2020

Commendation:
Ansteorra: Master Cedric Fithelere, Lion, “The Silent Flame”; The Black Star, September 2020.

Also Nominated:
Northshield: Morgaine Scott Blood, “Of the Quarantine, A historically inspired food odyssey. Live, laugh, love and burning dinner...”; Northwatch, April 2021

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:
Drachenwald: Richard of Salesberie, Illumination; Master of Defense Scroll for Pol O'Briain, Dragon’s Tale, February 2021.

Commendation:
Caid: Baroness Sophia de la Roche, Illustration; Pilgrim’s Map of Caid, The Crown Prints, September 2020.

Also Nominated:
Northshield: Maestro Foro, Illustration; A Chinese Griffin, The Northwatch, November 2020.

Vivant to all the winners and nominees!

Local Chroniclers, are you aware that there is a SCA chroniclers Facebook discussion group, that local chroniclers can share the issues they are producing? It is a great space to find inspiration and share ideas and concerns. https://www.facebook.com/groups/scachronicler

Is your group interested in producing a newsletter or are you interested in becoming a local chronicler? If so, please let me know. I will be very happy to assist you in getting started and/or point you in the right direction.

In Service,

Arnbjørn

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