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2017 Silmarillion Awards Nominations for Most Magnificent Dragon

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*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

Nomination Rules

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.

  1. Make as many nominations as you rakeesire.
  2. Include the book or series name along with the name of your nomination, i.e. Legolas from The Lord of the Rings.
  3. Feel free to wax eloquent as to why you think your nomination/second deserves to win the award.
  4. Each nomination may be seconded (or thrided or fourthed, etc.) by each person one time.
  5. An individual may not second their own nomination, but may second as many other nominations as they wish.
  6. 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.

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Award details

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.

Least Competent Henchman
Silver Tongue
Most Mischievous Imp
Strangest Character
Wisest Counselor
Most Faithful Friend
Most Epic Hero
Most Epic Heroine
Most Nefarious Villain

But wait there’s more!

silmarillion grand prizeThis 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.

Dragon's Future book

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Phew! That was quite the whirlwind, eh? Now get to nominating before the dragon wakes up and chases us out of his treasure trove!

Comments (117)

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  4. Zachary Totah July 3, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Okay, was just about to say, “I nominate Smaug.” Then I remembered the rules… *headdesk*

    For my actual nomination, I choose Saphira from Eragon.

  5. Florid Sword July 3, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I nominate Makaidos from the Dragons in Our Midst saga and Yurgen from Wingfeather Saga.

  6. H. L. Burke July 3, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Grandion from Dragonfriend by Marc Secchia

  7. madelinejrose July 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I nominate the Jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland (does that count…?)
    And I also nominate Death-in-Life and Life-in-Death from The Tales of Goldstone Wood.

  8. Deborah O'Carroll July 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I nominate Kazul from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. 🙂

  9. Heather Hayden July 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I nominate Grandious from Thaddeus Whiskers and the Dragon.

    I also nominate Gnaw from The Dragon and the Scholar series.

  10. Rogue9 July 3, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I nominate the Dragon Furious from the How to Train Your Dragon books.

  11. Annabeth July 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I nominate Meenore from Tale of Two Castles 🙂

  12. Rogue9 July 3, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    I nominate the Reluctant Dragon (from The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Graham)



  13. RJ Conte July 3, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Nominating Cricket from Cora and the Nurse Dragon by HL Burke! <3 <3

  14. Angela Ashley July 4, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Cricket looks amazing! I second this as well.

  15. Sarah Taleweaver July 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I nominate Kai from The Invisible Library.

  16. madelinejrose July 4, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I nominate Toothless from the How to Train Your Dragon series.

  17. Tracey Dyck July 4, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I nominate:

    -Shardas from Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George–he collects stained glass windows, so that’s a pretty awesome horde. 🙂
    -Abaddon from the Oracles of Fire series by Bryan Davis–his alliteration is so skillful I have to read his dialogue twice (once to appreciate the alliteration and a second time to realize what he actually said)
    -all the kitten-sized dragons in the DragonKeeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul

  18. Matthew Cyr July 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I nominate Temeraire from Naomi Novik’s nine-book Temeraire series about dragons fighting the Napoleonic wars. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. There are a fantastic variety of breeds fighting for various nations, but England’s Temeraire, captained by William Laurence, is the one that gives all others pause, even those twice his size. A rare breed virtually never seen outside of China, where they are considered royalty, their Divine Wind breath weapon instinctively strikes fear in any dragon’s heart, can shatter whole battalions of troops and cannon, and by itself can turn the tide of a battle. Add to this Temeraire’s superior flying ability and extraordinary intellect – and the fact that the only thing he CAN’T do well is follow orders – and one can see why even his own adopted nation’s government fears that he may one day turn against them.

  19. Matthew Cyr July 4, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Since we aren’t limited to one, I’m going to second Yurgen from Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga. Can’t believe Temeraire and Yurgen haven’t been getting more respect around here!

  20. NanJ July 5, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I nominate Rhendak, King of the dragons in Yorien’s Hand, by Jenelle Schmidt. 🙂

  21. Lostfairy July 5, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I nominate Darkstalker from Wings of Fire because he is so…. mysterious and cool. XD

  22. Jess Elliott July 5, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Oooh, I second Cricket, Gnaw, and Grandios! And I nominate Kazul from The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede.

    • Jess Elliott July 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Oops, I guess that was a second for Kazul. Dang, so many great dragons! lol. I’ll skip a formal nomination since it would seem rather self-serving to nominate one of my own dragons. 😉

  23. Erica July 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I nominate:
    Orlith from Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern

  24. Shay July 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    I’m nominating Gnag the Nameless from Andrew Peterson’s “The Wingfeather Saga”, because he *was* a dragon for a little while!
    And also that anonymous forest dragon that wants to toast Migmar in Batson and Hopper’s “The Berinfell Prophecies: Venom and Song”. XD

  25. Jana Leah July 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Falkor from The Neverending Story.

  26. Christine July 6, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Can I nominate Eustace from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader? I mean, he was a dragon for a bit. XD

  27. Christine July 6, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I also want to nominate…

    -Miss Drake from A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder
    -Bridger from One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul
    -Hartanna from the Dragons in Our Midst/Oracles of Fire series by Bryan Davis

    (I could probably go on and on. I read a loooot of books with dragons in them, but I’m TRYING to not go overboard. xD)

  28. sherry butcher July 6, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I second Saphira from Eragon.

  29. Catherine July 6, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I second Yurgen, Death-in-life, Eustace, and Toothless, and nominate Hri Sora/Dragonwitch from Tales of Goldstone Wood.

  30. Blue July 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I second Yurgen and Hri Sora

  31. Erika July 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I nominate Gem from Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight!

  32. Erika July 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I nominate Exsis from Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight! All the dragon-fighting maneuvers as well as keeping Kaden safe!

  33. Jim Walker July 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I nominate Zdeanak from “Minstrel’s Song” Series.

    I second Rhendak from that same Series

  34. Mary July 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I nominate Grackle from The Oracles of Fire by Bryan Davis. She may not have had a huge role in the story, but she was the inspiration for the name of one of my stuffed dragons so she ranks pretty highly. 😉

  35. Lisa July 7, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I am ashamed I haven’t heard of so many of these. But I second Eustace and Darkstalker and the DragonKeeper Chronicle dragons.

    And I nominate Glory from Wings of Fire.
    And Deathbringer (from same).

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