The Silmaril Awards 2022 are now open! Nominate your favorite dragon characters!

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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 presents awards to fantasy characters from novels–characters who are nominated by YOU. That’s right, it’s your vote that decides the win!

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: September 5-9th.

Also included this year is a lovely fantasy-themed GIVEAWAY!

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The Giveaway list: Set of Extended Edition Lord of the Rings trilogy DVDs (gently used collector’s item), The Hobbit Card Game (opened but unused), cool dragon bookmark, and assorted dragon stickers.

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I’ll be hosting the Most Magnificent Dragon award here on the blog! So, vote below in the comments of this post for your favorite dragon from fantasy books to win!

This award is for the most noteworthy dragon–whether they be the most terrible (burning everyone to a crisp, like Smaug), the most boastful (also like Smaug), or the most wise and endearing (definitely not like Smaug). A dragon whose deeds will be remembered, and who, therefore, is worthy of being named Most Magnificent Dragon!

This award will be presented by the great and greedy Smaug to the winning character! That’s right, you heard it. Smaug will be here in all his fiery and arrogant glory! Look forward to it. 😉

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 #SilmAwards2022.

And now, in the comments below this post, nominate your favorite MOST MAGNIFICENT DRAGON!

Visit the other nomination blog posts for each Award by clicking below. And view the full schedule at The Awards are:

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117 thoughts on “The Silmaril Awards 2022 are now open! Nominate your favorite dragon characters!



    I nominate:
    -Hartanna from Dragons in our Midst
    -Legossi from Dragons in our Midst
    -Thigocia from Dragons in our Midst
    -Yole from the Mistrel’s Song
    -Hulwen from WIngfeather Saga
    -Una from Tales of Goldstone Wood

    and if anthrozils count, Ashley and Billy from Dragons in our Midst


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  2. Being a dragon must be quite magnificent in and of itself. Good luck with hosting all of these high egos! XD

    I nominate:
    Fyrian from The Girl Who Drank the Moon
    Shardas from Dragon Slippers
    Falkor from The Never-Ending Story

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  3. I nominate Rekavidur from the Vazula Chronicles by Deborah Grace White
    And Eldrekki from the Kyona Legacy by the same author.


  4. I second:

    -Hulwen from Wingfeather Saga
    -Hartanna and Thigocia from Dragons in Our Midst
    -Billy and Bonnie (if anthrozils count)

    Also, does The Daisha from Moonscript count? Or has she won in previous years? *shrugs* If she counts, she has my vote, lol.

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  5. I nominate:

    Gnaw from The Dragon and Scholar series by HL Burke
    Grandion from Dragon Friend by Marc Secchia
    Sprout from The Green Princess Trilogy by H.L. Burke

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  6. I second:
    – The Dragon and Una from Goldstone Wood
    – Amber/Lady Dragon from Rizkaland
    – Gymn from Dragonkeeper Chronicles
    – Hartanna, Legossi, Thigocia, Makaidos, and Roxil from Dragons in our Midst
    – Hulwen from Wingfeather Saga
    – Shardas from Dragon Slippers
    – Julio Aquino from Crockett and Crane (he really deserves to win after all the times he’s made it to the finals xD )
    – Gem from Ilyon Chronicles
    – Kazul from Enchanted Forest Chronicles

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  7. I don’t know a whole lot of these, but I second:
    Spit Fyre (because the NAME)
    Makaidos (I remember that from a different year, but I don’t know which one)
    The Discworld dragons
    And… well, I could only think of one to nominate, which is the dragon from Spenser’s Faerie Queen (the one fought by the legendary Saint George).

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  8. I nominate Eldrekki from Kyona Chronicles, Rekavidur from Kingdom Tales and Vazula Chronicles, Temeraire from the Temeraire series, and Kazul from Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

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  9. AAAAH. I love the new top of your blog! I need book three so. muuuuuch. *sobs*
    I have Madness Solver and I need to read it. It looks great! But I look at it and am like “…But it’s not my Aken and Cyrus.” XD I have a problem. 😛

    Ahem. On to seconding dragons…

    I second:
    The Daisha

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    • Yay, thank you! I thought it would help my blog look more “authorly”. 😉
      Lolol, I totally get that! I wish I was one of those super authors who can turn out amazing books in like 3 months. Then I’d have the whole Draev Guardian series published by now! XD
      There’s actually a dragon in Madness Solver, and he might have to make an appearance at the awards ceremony (because I’ll need all the help I can get managing all these dragons! XD ).


  10. I second Vollys!

    And nominate Kai from the Invisible Library series… if dragon shapeshifters count? (I mean, it’s too late a nomination for him to get traction with seconds anyway… but I just want to acknowledge him because he’s fun xD)

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