Silmaril Awards 2019 nominations are now open! Most Faithful Friend Award

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The Silmaril Awards are all about celebrating fantasy fiction. While most awards go to authors or books, these awards go to the characters themselves!

This annual award ceremony, is the time when awards are presented to fantasy characters from novels, who are 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. Awards such as: Most Epic Hero, Least Competent Henchman, Most Wisest Counselor…just to name a few. 😉

The Silmaril 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! You could call it their version of the Oscars for fantasy. 😉

Let The Voting Begin!

Nominations are now open, up until this Friday evening.

My blog is hosting the Most Faithful Friend Silmaril.

This award is for the most faithful of friends. The sort of friend who will never let you down, but stay by your side, through any hardship, any trial, any blood-soaked battle. And who is even willing to save you from yourself.

This award will be presented to the character YOU vote for, by the presenter, the ever faithful, ever present traveling companion, who would even brave the fires of Mordor for his friends, Sam Gamgee!

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 or 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.

See the official website for the full schedule and links to the other silmaril awards at or use the links below:

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 FAITHFUL FRIEND.

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160 thoughts on “Silmaril Awards 2019 nominations are now open! Most Faithful Friend Award

  1. I nominate Havoc the wolf from The Iron Trial and the Magisterium books by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. (Jasper’s probably still upset about that!)


  2. I nominate Seleni from Mary Weber’s To Best the Boys! She risked so much for Rhen in her own unique way.

    I also nominate Walter Foley from Dragons in Our Midst by Bryan Davis, who proved himself over and over to multiple friends.

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  3. I second:
    Rosie from Tales of Goldstone Wood

    I nominate:
    Raine from So Sang the Dawn by AnnMarie Pavese
    Carthage and Huxley (I can’t really choose just one of them) from The Electrical Menagerie by Mollie E. Reeder

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  4. Brad Andrews from The Adventures of Ordinary Sam (READ THESE!!! Self published, I think, but so fun.)
    Fllewder Flam and Gurgi from the Chronicles of Prydain.


  5. I second Iko, Fflewddur Flam, and Gurgi and nominate Holden and Rayad from The Ilyon Chronicles, Shadrach Alastair from The Blades of Acktar, and Shung Noatak from The Blood of Kings.

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  6. Ooh, and I also nominate Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance from The Mysterious Benedict Society. I can’t think of any more devoted friends in fiction. (It counts as fantasy, for sure, even if the fantasy is slight.)


  7. I second:

    Walter Foley
    Jericho Carver
    Shung Noatak
    Horace, Will, Halt, and Tug

    and nominate:

    Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
    Hinckdan Faluk (Kinsman Chronicles)


  8. I nominate:

    -Simeon from “Shiloh” by Helena Sorensen
    -Laura the Doorkeeper from Kendra Ardnek’s Rizkaland
    -Luis from “Mechanical Heart” by Sarah Pennington
    -Meg from Kyle R. Shultz’s Crockett and Crane series
    -Julio from the above-mentioned series
    -Elodie from “Where the Woods Grow Wild” by Nate Philbrick
    -Lucien from “Circus Phantasm” by Naomi P. Cohen
    -Avery from the above-mentioned book
    -Julia from the above-above-mentioned book (this is the last one from this book, I promise. Maybe.)

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  9. I nominate:
    — Hwin from The Horse and His Boy (Narnia; C.S. Lewis)
    — Jewel from The Last Battle (Narnia; C.S. Lewis)
    — Trask from Ilyon Chronicles (Jaye L. Knight)
    — Wendy from Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie) <– think about that one, guys.
    — Regidor and Gym from The DragonKeeper Chronicles (Donita K. Paul)


  10. I nominate:
    Janner from the Wingfeather Saga
    Picket Longtreader and Jo Shanks from The Green Ember series
    Paris Catresou from Bright Smoke, Cold Fire


  11. I second: Gurgi, Crispin, Dobby, Flewddur Fflam. And everyone from Rangers Apprentice and Rangers Apprentice the Early Years: Tug, Will, Halt, Horace, Crowley and Gillan.


  12. I second:
    Carthage and Huxley!!
    Fflewddur Fflam
    Horace, Will, and Halt


    I also nominate:
    the Cairns and Alan MacDuffy, from Oath of the Outcast by C.M. Banschbach

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  13. I nominate Fin from The Map to Everywhere and Keefe Sencen from Keeper of the Lost Cities. Oh, and Talas Folkan from the Ilyon Chronicles!!


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