Today, we kick off the nominations for the Silmaril Awards. I haven’t been able to participate in them since 2016 where Boromir presented the award for Best Redemption Story. So I am very excited that I am able to participate in them again.
So let’s begin!
Most Epic Heroine Silmaril Award
Who will win it? THAT is up to YOU to decide. Nominate by commenting below who you think should be recognized as the Most Epic Heroine in the realm of fantasy.
1. Just a quick reminder The creators of these awards saw that Tolkien’s characters are the gold standard by which we measure these categories, thus they are not eligible to win these awards, and why they will be presenting them. That’s right, Eowyn will be visiting my blog!
2. These awards are for FANTASY characters only! So no science fiction. Sorry! Maybe somebody will create a Star Wars/Star Trek themed award. Hmmmmm. . . . BUT, if you can convince us a certain science-fiction story has fantastical elements, please do so! (For example: The Lunar Chronicles contain elements of magic and are fairy tale retellings, thus making them eligible for nomations.)
3. When you nominate your character, please mention which book they are from.
4. You may nominate as many characters as you wish and “second” as many characters as you want. **But please, do not second your own nominations.** The top five MOST seconded characters will go on to the final voting round.
5. If you are an author, you are welcome to participate, but please refrain from nominating your OWN characters. You may, of course, direct your fans to this event, though.
6. Characters who have won in a particular category in a previous year are ineligible to be nominated for the same award again. The Silmarils are Lifetime Awards. For a list of the previous winners in each category, please check out our Hall of Fame.
7. Please remember that these are Fantasy Book Awards. Therefore, a movie character is only eligible for nomination if they were a book first!
8. AND of course, most importantly, have fun! We are celebrating our favorite characters and look forward to seeing who YOU think should win. Don’t forget to go visit the other participating blogs to nominate your favorite characters for the other Silmaril Awards!
September 2nd: Nominations open
September 9th: Voting begins
September 16th-27th: Awards will be announced on the various sites of the various presenters each weekday during this time.
And there is a Facebook Group for those of you who’d like to meet up, discuss nominations, and such, join by clicking here!