Silmaril Awards 2018 nominations, Most Epic Hero. The time has come!

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Yes, it’s beginning a tad later in the summer than usual, but hey, we’re going to have fun with this! For those who are new to the annual online ceremony, it is the time when awards are presented to fantasy characters nominated and voted by YOU the attendees. These awards will be presented by characters from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, who embody the ultimate standard of each award in the fantasy genre.

The Silmarillion Awards were created by DJ Edwardson and Jenelle Schmidt as a way to honor J.R.R. Tolkien as the Father of Modern Fantasy, open up a discussion about some of our other favorite fantasy works, and to have a ton of fun this summer! You could call it their version of the Oscars for fantasy. 😉

Let The Voting Begin!

My blog is hosting the Most Epic Hero Silmaril.

This award is for the Hero of all great heroes, who stands for justice and truth and all that is good, even at the risk of their life. They do not waver in the face of evil, but stand strong against what is wrong, and put all of their might into saving others.

This award will be presented to the character YOU vote for, by the presenter, the grand speech-giver and battle hero himself, who with his words stirs a righteous fire in the hearts of all who follow him, Aragorn, King of Gondor!

Now, go forth to the comments section below this post and write in the comments who you want to nominate for this Silmaril award. You may also second of third someone else’s nomination.

The rules for voting and other info:

  • Readers can nominate as many characters for each award as they like.
  • Readers may second as many characters as they like.
  • Readers may not nominate and then second their own recommendations (at this stage you can vote for as many characters as you want, but you still only get one vote per character).
  • Authors are welcome to participate but may not nominate or second any of their OWN characters… they are welcome and encouraged to let their readers know about the awards and may suggest characters to their own readers that they could nominate for various awards.
  • The awards are for fantasy characters only. Thus, Katniss Everdeen can’t be nominated because she is from Dystopian. Neither can Ender Wiggin… he’s Sci-Fi.
  • Last year’s winners are ineligible for being nominated for this year’s awards.
  • Tolkien characters are the STANDARD for these awards, and are therefore NOT eligible for winning.
  • This year’s hashtag is #SilmAwards2018.

Below is the awards schedule and list of participating blogs. Each blog is hosting a different award, so be sure and check them all out at

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And now…GO FORTH AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER IN EACH CATEGORY! 🙂 And in the comments below this post, vote for your favorite MOST EPIC HERO.

This year, we have an official website for the Silmaril Awards! Check it out here:

Links to some of the blog posts:

To read last year’s Silmaril Awards posts, look HERE.

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201 thoughts on “Silmaril Awards 2018 nominations, Most Epic Hero. The time has come!

  1. I nominate (oh, so many, get ready…)

    -Lionheart from Goldstone Wood
    -Janner from Wingfeather Saga
    -Sage from The False Prince
    -Daemyn from Dagger’s Sleep by Tricia Mingerink
    -Leith Torren from Blades of Acktar
    -Jace from Ilyon Chronicles
    -Edmund Pevensie
    -Keefe Sencen from Keeper of the Lost Cities
    -and finally, Thorne from Lunar Chronicles.

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  2. Jericho Carver from the Spellsmith and Carver books by H.L. Burke

    Taylan from Halayda by Sarah Delena White

    Delaney from The Worth of a King by Kendra E. Ardnek

    Nick Beasley from the Beaumont and Beasley books

    Will from Ranger’s Apprentice

    Mordion from Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones

    Tomas from Lady Moon by Rachel Starr Thomson

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  3. I nominate:

    -Prince Idris from Fairest Son by HSJ Williams
    -Emperor Kai from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
    -Walter Foley from Dragons in Our Midst by Bryan Davis
    -Mor from The Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin

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  4. I second:

    Lionheart from Goldstone Wood
    Westley from The Princess Bride
    Kai from Cinder
    Mor from Story Peddler
    Roderick from The Last Motley
    Howl from his moving castle. 😉
    Eanrin from Goldstone Wood
    Mendanbar from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles!!

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  5. I nominate Digory Kirke from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. He always annoyed me when I was younger, but I just re-read The Magician’s Nephew and realized he really is a great kid.

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