2016 Silmarillion Awards Nominations for Most Faithful Friend
Welcome to the inaugural Silmarillion Awards! The Silmarillion Awards highlight all of the wonderful elements from the best in fantasy fiction. These awards are not for authors or books, but for the characters, monsters, poetry, and weapons 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: June 20-July 1
Voting for Awards: July 4-15
Presentation of the awards: July 16-28
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. Nominations must be from a work of fantasy fiction. Other than that, here are the rules for making and endorsing nominations.
- An individual person may make as many nominations as they desire.
- Include the book 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 by a single person one time.
- An individual may not second their own nomination, but may second as many other nominations as they wish.
- Characters and creatures and weapons 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 Faithful Friend award. Write your nominations or second someone else’s nominations in the comments below.
Qualifications: The most faithful friend is someone who stands by his friends though all the world may be against them. He never gives up on them, never stops believing in them, never ceases to fight to protect them. His actions may seem small in the grand scale of the story, but when it comes to matters of the heart, none matter more than the words and deeds this character does in support of his friends.
The award will be presented by the character who is a dropper of eaves, a cooker of coneys, a tender of gardens. This person’s friends wouldn’t have gotten very far without him for he, more than any other character in Tolkien’s work perhaps, proved himself to be the most faithful friend.
After nominating or endorsing one or more faithful friends below, be sure to visit the other award pages and nominate your the entries you deem most worthy for the following categories.
Mae govannen (well met), and happy nominating!