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Awards Information

There are a growing number of awards for Tolkien fanfiction, and many of the stories and authors at Stories of Arda have been nominated. Below are listed the awards, links to the hosting or sponsoring site, and a description of the award. Please note that Stories of Arda does not sponsor any awards and is not affiliated with any of the sponsoring sites. Warning: Some of these sites may link to stories containing slash or adult material.

Mithril Awards

Who can nominate:
Anyone

Who can vote:
A panel of judges will shortlist and then vote on stories in each category. There are voter's choice categories as well, where everyone can vote.

Status:
Voting is still ongoing for the 2005 awards.

What they are about:
'The Mithril Awards were established to honour excellence in fiction, poetry and critical essays relating to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and other works by JRR Tolkien. All material freely available on the web in English is eligible for awards, regardless of rating, genre, subject matter, category and source (book or movie), with the exception of actor fic/RPS.'

MEFAwards

Who can nominate:
Anyone who is a member of the MEFAwards Yahoo Group

Who can vote:
Anyone who is a member of the MEFAwards Yahoo Group or a nominated author.

Status:
2004 and 2005 winners are posted.Nominations are complete for 2006, but voting is still
ongoing.

What they are about:
The Middle-Earth Fanficiton Awards seek to recognize good fanfiction set in the Middle-Earth created by JRR Tolkien.  Unlike most fanfiction contests, the MEFAs are comment-based.  The longer comment you provide, the more points you earn for the story or author. Any member may nominate up to twenty pieces and vote for as many pieces as they like. We accept nomination of any drabble, poem, story, or essay rated G-R. WIPs and self-nominations welcome.

Aniron Awards (link removed due to popups and javascript errors)

Who can nominate:
Anyone

Who can vote:
A group of judges has been selected

Status:
Winners are posted.

What they are about:
The story of Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and Arwen Undómiel, the elf maiden who forsook her people and the destiny of her kind for love of him, is one of Tolkien's greatest and most underrated masterpieces. The Aníron Awards are a celebration of that story and the best works of fan fiction that are inspired by it . 

Golden Mushroom Awards

Who can nominate:
Anyone

Who can vote:
Anyone

Status:
Nominations opened November 15

To View the Categories:
General: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/gmagennoms2004.htm
Adult: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/gmaadultnoms2004.htm

What they are about:
'The purpose of these awards is to promote companionship among the authors and readers of hobbit fanfiction--by allowing us to poke a little fun at ourselves!'

MPA (My Precious Awards)

Who can nominate: Members of the Yahoo groups listed on the site, or by emailing the site hostess directly.

Who can vote: Anyone

Status: Winners are posted..

To view nominees for last year's awards:
http://elvenlords.bravehost.com/mpa.htm
or
http://www.geocities.com/bastet_1999/Elven_Lords_Website/mpa.htm

What they are about:
"This year's theme will revolve around Halloween and the show will be posted the Saturday before Halloween."

Galvorn Awards

Status: Winners are posted at the Galvornawards LiveJournal Community

What they are about: 'for Silmarillion-based fics and adjacent writings that stand out in any way conceivable by the participant

 


These are all the awards I am aware of. If anyone affiliated with any of these Awards would like to correct any of the information I have posted, please contact me directly. If new awards are created, please let me know and I will add them.

Sincerely,

Nilmandra

Updated 10/13/2006



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