|How do I recommend someone for an award?|
This is a question heard far too often in the Society. Some people don't even know that anyone can recommend someone for an award.
Making an award recommendation is as easy as writing a letter to the Crown or the Barony, stating who may be deserving of an award, and why.
You don't need to be a Peer, hold an office, have an award, or even be a member to make a recommendation!
Many people, however, are intimidated with the thought of writing a letter to Royalty. Such a letter doesn't need to be done in a period style, with all the flourishes and embellishments (although, such a letter may help you get recognized for an award).
Anyone can recommend anyone else for any type of award. It should go without saying that recommending yourself for an award is bad form. Although awards are bestowed by the Crown, Coronet (if the area is a Principality) or the local Baron/Baroness, the entire system depends upon recommendations from members of the populace to bring to light deeds that are deserving of attention.
Please ensure that you have the following information at hand before starting:
Note: All Kingdom-level awards granted within the Kingdom of Artemisia require the recipient to have an SCA membership. Requirements vary for Baronial awards.
After submitting your recommendation, remember to be patient and bear in mind that the granting of awards is entirely at the prerogative of Royalty. By making the recommendation, you have done your duty. A recommendation is simply that - a recommendation. If the person you are recommending is truly worthy, their labors will be recognized and rewarded!
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