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If you subscribe to Tournaments Illuminated, you’re already aware that it contains the William Blackfox Award results for A.S . 48. It gives me great pleasure to share those pertaining to the East.

The William Blackfox awards are given for excellence in local newsletters. Kingdom newsletters are not eligible, with the exception of a category for cover art. Each May the Kingdom Chroniclers of the Known World review the past year of local newsletters from their kingdom, and chose the best examples to submit to the Society Chronicler and her panel of judges. You can read more about the awards and their history on the main SCA web site: http://www.sca.org/officers/chronicler/blackfox-awards.html

This year I’m very proud to say that Lady Christiana Crane and The Moonstone, the newsletter of the Province of Malegentia, have been recognized as the Best Overall Newsletter. Her work was chosen from a field of entrants representing fifteen kingdoms.  She’s made it available on Facebook, and if you’re not a regular reader I urge you to go and take a look at it: https://www.facebook.com/download/623622317703266/Moonstone%20-%20Winter%202014.pdf

I would also like to recognize those gentles who were nominated in other categories. The range of local newsletters across the kingdom is broad indeed, and choosing which to nominate to represent our kingdom was not an easy task. All of those who were nominated from the East can be proud of that status.

Best Layout and Design: The Salamander, newsletter of the Barony of Bhakail. Chronicler: Lord Martyn de Halliwell.

Best Artwork: Lady Yzabel Du Perche, for her cover on the Summer issue of Northern Watch, the newsletter of the Barony of Endewearde. Chronicler: Lord Oleksander Brazhnyk.

Best Special Interest Newsletter: Ars Scientia Orientalis. Chronicler: Meesteres Annetje van Woerden. It’s available on-line here: http://aso.eastkingdom.org/

Best Article: A Story of a Cold and Stormy Winters Day by Lady Marguerite von Elfenau, appearing in Kenning Points, the newsletter of the Barony of Smoking Rocks. Chronicler: Lady Marguerite von Elfenau.

Best Cover for a Kingdom Newsletter: Lord Robert of Stonemarche, for his work which appeared on the January Pikestaff.

Mistress A’isha bint Jamil

East Kingdom Chronicler