1st Yun-Hee ‘Tight-Lips’ Yubari for “The Black Song’s Flight”
2nd Alda Malukker for “Captured”
3rd Theodosius Savnar for “Eulogy for an Astrahus”
4th Zedicon Prime for “Rhyme of an Amarr”
Honorable Mentions Miyoshi Akachi, Prince Seraghis
1st Aria Jenneth for “One True Law”
2nd Tamara Zelair for “The Messenger”
3rd Tanagura Amoii for “Jin Emperor’s Leaning Tower”
4th Prince Seraghis for “The Farthest Shore”
Honorable Mentions: Miyoshi Akachi, Elsebeth Rhiannon (all 3 entries), Zedicon Prime, Raultalainen Isise, Duke Shasta, Brisc Rubal, Corix, and Daiko Kobayashi
A comment: “This was perhaps the most competitive year ever for the prose category. I feel comfortable saying that in past years all of the winners and honorable mentions might have been first place winners in their own right.”
1st Nauplius for The “True Emperor” Holo Reel and Spin-Off (Luna glares at judges)
2nd evepandora for “Dammfam Finery Attacked”
3rd Octantia Dadarwar & Nauplius for “Custody Battle”
4th Emilia Dallocort for “Podded”
Honorable Mentions Prince Seraghis, Jorianna Gallaire, Miyoshi Akachi
1st Evelyn Arnoux for Ashes to Ascendance
2nd Gavin Lok’ri for A Briefing on the State of the Empire
3rd Miyoshi Akachi for Establishing an industrial colony: a journal
4th Zedicon Prime for Eras of Soliara III
From Loai Qerl to Miyoshi Akashi: would like to offer a special prize to Miyoshi Akachi, author of “Establishing an industrial colony: a journal” in the Academic category. I found it both rigorous as a practical manual and very charming as a fictional account. The structure complemented the contents remarkably well. I loved it. The prize is a potted jama plant, related by direct cutting lines to the first jama planted on the Qerl estate, out of respect for her appreciation of the efforts of new settlement.
From Cassandra Habalu. Her special prize will be a ‘Stealth Bomber Starter Kit’ awarded to Evelyn Arnoux for her report on population demographics in Syndicate. It was engaging and immersive, and she loved the footnotes and the use of visuals which suited the medium very well. An outstanding achievemen
From Pol Macsliebh, a Vargur, to Elsebeth Rhiannon for best overall Matari entry, “Why is the Sea Salty”
No Special Award this year for Best Triglavian Entry or Ms. Valate’s themes. They will roll over to next year.
Organizer’s Prize to Duke Shasta for “The Blood of Gladiators”
Organizer’s Prize to Miyoshi Akachi for her two Academic Writings
Organizer’s Prize to Emilia Dellacorte for “Podded”
Prizes will be delivered in roughly 72 hours!
I want to offer the following thank you to our Donors! Franco Phonaga and Clementine Lafleur, One Billion isk from ARC, Two Billion isk from Lady Karmilla Kor-Anashtih, Two Billion ISK from Sahara Jackal and 12.5 billion isk from Jinari Otsito and . 10 billion isk from Lauralite Anne Brezia.
Also a thank you to this year’s panel of Eight judges for volunteering their time and efforts: Loai Qerl, Maira Blackfire, Korsavius, Clementine Lafleur, Nevyn Kumamato, Cassandra Habulu, Pol Macsliebh, and Bin Orlenard.**