The ballot for the fourth annual Tolkien Society Awards is now online and members have until April 8 to vote.
The Tolkien Society Awards recognize excellence in the fields of Tolkien scholarship and fandom. The winners will be announced April 22 during the Annual Dinner at the Springmoot and AGM in Warwick, UK.
- “Finrod Crossing the Helcaraxe” by WiseNailArt
- “Flight from Amon Hen” by Jay Johnstone
- “Maglor” by Elena Kukanova
- “How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front” by Joseph Loconte
- “’The Lord of the Rings’ as Pastoral” by Adam Roberts
- “Tolkien and the aesthetics of philology” by Edmund Weiner
- A Secret Vice, ed. Dimitra Fimi and Andy Higgins
- The Elvish Writing Systems of J.R.R. Tolkien, by Matthew D. Coombes
- The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition, by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, ed. Verlyn Flieger
Outstanding Contribution Award
- John Garth
- Hammond and Scull
In the Best Website category, the Trustees “felt there was no clarity amongst the nominations, so have decided that there will be no award in this category this year.”