Fwd: [Mid] Awards: Why hasn't my friend gotten one, when she is so very deserving?
- The advice below this email definitely applies to newcomers - you can and
should be putting people up for awards.
Think about anyone who, by their actions, has enhanced your SCA experience,
whether they intended to or not!
The award process is fairly easy - I usually write my award recommendation
on my computer and cut and paste, so I can reference it later, or share it
with the newly awarded recipient.
Go to http://www.sca.org/
go to your Group and find your kingdom,
find a link that says something like Award Recommendations
on the Midrealm website: http://www.midrealm.org/index.php
it's toward the bottom, under the heading What's Where, as a subset of
Middle Kingdom Order of Precedence.
You will be asked for your User ID and password.
Follow the directions for submitting an award recommendation.
It will help to know some upcoming events that the person you are
recommending will be attending.
It will also help to know the person's full SCA name, and of which
kingdom/shire the person is a member.
It also helps in your recommendation to be specific and use examples.
Flowery language is good, if you can do it, but not sufficient in and of
The award recommendations are deleted as they are used, so you can track
your recommendations that way.
And remember to have fun with your recommendations!
From: Heather Murphy <jemmablakeney@...>
Sent: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 2:55 pm
Subject: [Mid] Awards: Why hasn't my friend gotten one, when she is so very
This is a public service announcement regarding awards.
Have you ever found yourself saying, "Why on earth doesn't that person over
there have an Award of Arms? He is certainly deserving of one, what with
all the good he's done for the group. And, speaking of merit, that lady who
keeps kicking my backside halfway to Lochac in tournaments really ought to
be part of the Red Company, I think."
It may be that Their August and Beneficent Majesties would love to reward
that person's merit, but didn't realize how deserving he or she is. You
don't have to be a knight or a baroness to recommend people for awards-
anyone, from the Glorious and Magnificent Queen Herself all the way to
Martha the Scullery Wench can suggest that some special person is worthy of
special notice. Yes, even you. In fact, if you've ever grabbed the
shoulder of someone grabbing the shoulder of someone with a hand on the
Mighty Sword Oathbinder and promised "to serve where serve I might..." one
might even say that you have a certain obligation to notice worthy people
and point them out for recognition.
It's easy! Just use the Kingdom On-line Award Recommendation Thingy to draw
Their Wise and Startlingly Attractive Majesties' attention to the person
you've noticed and the award you think they're lacking. You could do it
right now, even.
This has been a public service announcement. Now you know... and knowing is
half the battle.
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