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Since the 2013 Tree & Flower Awards will be opening soon, we are posting a list of last year's winners.

Stories which won last year are NOT eligible for this year; the exception is that a story which won in the Work-in-Progress category may run in a different category IF IT HAS BEEN COMPLETED BEFORE OR BY AUGUST 3 OF THIS YEAR.



2012 Winners of the Many Paths to Tread Tree & Flower Awards:


RACES:

Favorite story featuring Elves

First Place:
The Army of the North by darthfingon
Hidden Within by Keiliss
Second Place:
Back to the Valley by Thundera Tiger
Third Place:
Winds of Change by curiouswombat
The Green Grave by Ellyn
Abundance by pandemonium_213
Awaiting the Death of the King by Erulisse
Honorable Mention:
Things That May Yet Be, by Marta
The Longest Night by Dawn Felagund
From the Inside by Adonnen Estenniel

Favorite story featuring Men

First Place:
Shadows of Memory by Linda Hoyland
Second Place:
Bedtime Tales of the Sun by Dawn Felagund
Third Place:
Hearts in Stone - Raksha the Demon
Honorable Mention:
The Time for Secrecy by Nath

Favorite story featuring Dwarves

First Place:
Mazarbul by Thundera Tiger
Second Place:
Lake of Fire by Marta
Third Place:
Bones of the Earth (Azaghal), by Marta, (from Marta's Mathoms)
A Rose Among Thorns by Thevina Finduilas
Honorable Mention:

Favorite story featuring Hobbits

First Place:
A New Reckoning by Dreamflower
Yavanna's Gift by Linda Hoyland
Second Place:
Of Shape and Hue and Home by Thundera Tiger
Third Place:
A Dream of Tea Green Silk by Larner 2 1
Honorable Mention:
Pity by Dreamflower
To Absent Friends by Celeritas
Read and Review by Dreamflower, Celeritas
Washed clean by Larner

Favorite story featuring Other races or beings

First Place:
Beneath the Sickle's Swing by Clodia
Second Place:
The Robin's Tale - Lady Branwyn
Third Place:
Of Time and Trees, by Huinare
Awakening by Linda Hoyland
The Burning Cold of Snow, by Erulisse
Honorable Mention:
Caterwauling by Elleth
Entmoot by Pearl Took

TYPES:

Favorite Novel

First Place:
Carefully Taught by Linda
Second Place:
A Little More Conversation by Keiliss
Third Place:
Murder Most Foul by Larner
Honorable Mention:
If Truth be Told - Virtuella

Favorite Drabble or Drabble series

First Place:
Harvest Dreams by Linda Hoyland
Second Place:
A Is For Apple by curiouswombat.
Marking Fours by Raksha the Demon
Duty, Honour, Country by Rhapsody
Third Place:
"The Long Road Home" by curiouswombat
Honorable Mention:
Mightier than the Sword, by Linda Hoyland (in Hues of Middle-earth
Gandalf Observes Boromir, by Dreamflower

Favorite Fixed-Length-Ficlet, other than drabble

First Place:
Fire and Ice, by Linda Hoyland
Second Place:
Heart of Glass by Raksha The Demon
Letters in the Sand by Rhapsody
Third Place:
Reflections, by Adonnen Estenniel
Just Right by Dana
Honorable Mention:
Rite of Spring by Raksha the Demon


Favorite Poem

First Place:
Tears for the Fallen by pandemonium_213
Second Place:
Upon Meeting Arwen-Voices of Middle-earth by Armariel
Sleep Easy by Shireling
Third Place:
Ice Maiden by Shireling
Quietly by Pearl Took
Honorable Mention:
Utumno to Valimar by Huinare

Favorite Nonfiction, essay

First Place:
A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in Canon and Fandom by Dawn Felagund
Second Place:
Characterization in Fanfic: Using Canon as the DNA for Your Characters by Dreamflower
Third Place:
A Man of Quality: Faramir, Captain of Gondor by Antane
Honorable Mention:
Aragorn: a Feminist's Nightmare? By Virtuella
The Myth of the One Ring's Power by Dreamflower

Favorite Nonfiction, research

First Place:
Hobbit Names and Naming Conventions by Dreamflower
Second Place:
That Guy Who Carries the Banner by Nath

Favorite Art, traditional

First Place:
And Maedhros Stood Aside by Erulisse
Second Place:
Deep in the Forest by Linda Hoyland
Crickhollow at Twilight by Dreamflower
Third Place:
I Espy With My Great Eye by pandemonium_213

Favorite Art, photomanip

First Place:
Rauros by Elleth
Second Place:
Artwork for "Dust" by Ellyn
Tilion's Chase by Rhapsody
Third Place:
Minas Tirith by Ellyn

Favorite Work-in-Progress

First Place:
The Princess and the Horse Lord by Oshun
Second Place:
The Prisoner and the Hobbit by pandemonium_213 and Dreamflower
Third Place:
Lords of Gondor by Linaewen
Honorable Mention:
Istari: circa 1040 Third Age by Huinare
Quest by Cathleen

Favorite Vignette

First Place:
A Crash Course in History by Himring
Second Place:
Renewal by Linda Hoyland
Hithlain by Himring
Third Place:
Born Again (in Through the Eyes of Maia and Wizard) by Larner
Clouds Will Clear Again by Elleth
Honorable Mention:
Ranger's Dawn by Raksha the Demon

SOURCE:

Favorite Story set in The Silmarillion

First Place:
Season of Hope by Keiliss
Second Place:
The Silmarillion Gospel by Araloth the Random
Two Small Pieces of Glass by Ellyn
Third Place:
Noldolante by Dawn Felagund
Honorable Mention:
Broken by Keiliss
Wind Song by Erulisse

Favorite Story set during The Hobbit

First Place:
A Case of Silver Spoons by Elleth
Second Place:
Winged Release by FoxRafer
Third Place:
The Jay and the Moon: Things They Didn't Tell You in the Red Book by Huinare
At the Last It Biteth by mercuriewords

Favorite Story set during LotR

First Place:
The White Tree by Linda Hoyland
Second Place:
Eight Elven Cloaks by Virtuella
Third Place:
Bachelors by Zhie
Honorable Mention:
Day's Ending by Raksha the Demon

Favorite post-LotR story

First Place:
A Time to Reap by Linda Hoyland
Dust by curiouswombat
Second Place:
Halbarad's Last Journey by Ellyn
Passover and Pilgrimage by Larner
Third Place:
Living Jewels by Shirebound
Mr. Frodo's Waiting by Linaewen
Honorable Mention:
The King's Time by Larner

Favorite Story inspired by other books by Tolkien

First Place:
Indignation by Zhie
Second Place:
Western Duty, Eastern Desire by Adonnen Estenniel

Favorite story set in The Lord of the Rings movies by Peter Jackson

First Place:
Can You Sing, Master Hobbit? By Shirebound
Second Place:
There's Always Hope by Elleyn
Third Place:
At the Black Gate by Shirebound
Honorable Mention:
Marian's Wish by Linaewen

GENRES:

Favorite Humor story

First Place:
Miss Dora Baggins' Book of Manners: Or The Shire Hobbit's Guide to Proper Behavior for Every Occasion by Dreamflower
Second Place:
Avar an Away by ignoblebard
Third Place:
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Linda Hoyland
Honorable Mention:
Ladies' Guide to Middle-earth's Eligible Bachelors, by Virtuella

Favorite Romance story

First Place:
Horse Talk by Oshun
Second Place:
In Need of a Wife by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
Better Once Than Never by Celeritas
Honorable Mention:
Seal Upon Thy Heart by Linda Hoyland
Peregrin and Diamond by Pearl Took

Favorite Adventure story

First Place:
Trotter by Dreamflower
Second Place:
A Mirkwood Solstice by Thundera Tiger
Third Place:Where No Birds Sing by Linda Hoyland
Honorable Mention:Thoughts of a Dagger by Virodeil

Favorite Drama

First Place: The Day of the Dragon by Keiliss
Second Place:The Heirloom by Keiliss
Third Place:
We Shall Stand by Alma Heart
Song of Hope by Linda Hoyland
Pippin's Crucible by Pearl Took
Honorable Mention:
Beneath the Midsummer Moon by Linda Hoyland
The Elysian Fields by Marchwriter
In the Darkness of the Moon by Erulisse

Favorite Crack!Fic

First Place: FINDUILEORN SUNDERED!, in: A crack and the staff split asunder by Huinare
Second Place:The Job Interview by Larner
Third Place:Mushroom Tales by Nath
Honorable Mention:In Dwimordene, In Lorien by Kaylee Arafinwiel
Favorite AU story

First Place: </i>
Vairë Was a Weaver, or, Real Men Wear Corsets (a farce) by Celeritas
Second Place:
At the Turn of the Tide by Raksha the Demon
Things That Have Not Yet Come to Pass by Levade

Third Place:
Transformation by Larner
Evil Undone by Virtuella
The White Ladies of Eryn Carantaur by ningloreth
Honorable Mention:
Púkelwoman by Virtuella
Favorite Crossover story

First Place:
Ships That Pass in The Night by Thranduil Oropherion Redux
Second Place:
Walking Down Narrow Streets by Marta
Hastaina by Dawn Felagund
Third Place:
Red Fell the Dew in Rammas Echor by San Antonio Rose
Honorable Mention:
A Month of Sundays by KarasAunty

Favorite Gapfiller

First Place:
The Unwillingby Thundera Tiger
Through the Dimrill Gate by Nath
Second Place:
Ranger,Ringbearer and Resolutionby Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
The One by Linda Hoyland and Raksha the Demon
Honorable Mention:
One Breath of Air by Celeritas

Favorite Fluff

First Place:
Down the Withywindle by Clodia
Second Place:
Hunting the Dragon by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
Yew by Pearl Took
Honorable Mention:
Under the Lilac Bush by Dreamflower

Favorite Family story

First Place:
One Bright Star by Levade
Second Place:
Lingering Shadows by Linda Hoyland
In the Town Called Acceptance by Dawn Felagund
Third Place:
Concerning the Matter of Tom Took by Pearl Took
Honorable Mention:
Seeing Stars Raksha The Demon

Favorite Recipe!fic

First Place:
The Taste of Strawberries by Dreamflower
Second Place:
No Skills In The Kitchen by Libbstarz
Third Place:
Sharing Dinner on Lobelia Lane by Pearl Took
Honorable Mention:
Of Bread and Butter by Cathleen

CHARACTERS:

Favorite characterization of Aragorn

First Place:
A Lesson in Operative Technique by SurgicalSteel
Second Place:
The Light Bearer by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
The Healer's Journey by Linda Hoyland
Invocation Of Memory by curiouswombat
Gone Fishing by Linda Hoyland
Turtles All the Way Down by Marta
Honorable Mention:
Acrostic by Virtuella
The Blue Hour Over Ered Luin by FoxRafer
Mask of Virtue by Linda Hoyland

Favorite characterization of Arwen </i>

First Place:
Manners Maketh Man by Linda Hoyland
In the Depths of Winter by Marta
Second Place:
Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
While the Candles Burn by Virtuella
Watching from afarby Nath
Honorable Mention:
Envinyale by Nath

Favorite characterization of Bilbo

First Place:
A Place for Gandalf by Dreamflower
Second Place:
Not all gold? by Nath
Escaping by the Dozen by Thundera Tiger
Third Place:
The Diary by Pearl Took
Honorable Mention:
His Wealth Shall Flow in Fountains by Celeritas

Favorite characterization of Boromir

First Place:
In Empty Lands by Larner
Second Place:
Rest and Recreation by Raksha the Demon
Third Place:
The Slave of the Ring by Linda Hoyland
Honorable Mention:
The World Ahead by Linaewen

Favorite characterization of Denethor

First Place:
The Eagle's Gift by Raksha the Demon
Second Place:
Kingdom of Ashes by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
Hope Stirs by Linaewen
Honorable Mention:
A Wish for Yestare by Rhyselle

Favorite characterization of Elrond

First Place:
Driftwood by pandemonium_213
Second Place:
A Walk in the Forest, an Evening by the Fire by Himring
Third Place:
A Fool's Hope by Thundera Tiger
Honorable Mention:
Droplets by Dawn Felagund

Favorite characterization of Éomer

First Place:
Éomer's Guide to Contemporary Bardic Works by curiouswombat
Second Place:
Some Like It Hot by Virtuella
Third Place:
Remembrance by Rhyselle
Honorable Mention:
The Course of Defeat by Adonnen Estenniel

Favorite characterization of Éowyn

First Place:
Worse Than the Witch-King by Virtuella
Edoras to Ithilien…in Twelve Moves by curiouswombat
Second Place:
Spring's First Thaw by Marta
When Winter First Begins to Bite by Marta
Legend by Raksha the Demon

Favorite characterization of Faramir

First Place:
Fey by Thundera Tiger
Second Place:
Heart of the Storm by Raksha the Demon
Third Place:
Catastrophe by Linda Hoyland
Honorable Mention:
New Roads and Secret Gates by Larner
The good will of all good men by Nath

Favorite characterization of Fëanor

First Place:
A Gift for a King by Dawn Felagund
Second Place:
For What I Wait by Dawn Felagund
Essecarme by Dawn Felagund

Favorite characterization of Frodo

First Place:
All Things Were Now Made Ready… by Dreamflower
Second Place:
Of Cakes and Crumbs and Distant Dreams by Lindelea
Third Place:
Decorum by Larner
Honorable Mention:
Second Mum by Larner

Favorite characterization of Galadriel

First Place:
Footsteps in Time by Keiliss
Second Place:
Stranger at the Gates by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
Passing Grace by Virtuella
Honorable Mention:
The Light That Binds Them by Adonnen Estenniel
The Lady's Gift by Dreamflower

Favorite characterization of Gandalf

First Place:
Looking for Dragons by Raksha the Demon
Second Place:
A Sign of Hope by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
Thoughts of the Servant of the Secret Flame by Larner
Honorable Mention:
Hoarded History by Linaewen

Favorite characterization of Gimli

First Place:
Of Rowan and Ruin by Thundera Tiger
Second Place:
Holiday by Nath
Too Young by Linaewen
Third Place:
Fissures by Thundera Tiger
The Soil of the Shire is Deep by Celeritas

Favorite characterization of Glorfindel

First Place:
Flame of the Desert by pandemonium_213
Second Place:
Gofi and the Balrog by Levade
Third Place:
Broken and Burnt by Peregrin Ionad
Honorable Mention:
Red Herring by pandemonium_213

Favorite characterization of Halbarad

First Place:
The King's Surgeon: the Happy AU by SurgicalSteel
Second Place:
The Gift of Foresight by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
The Summons by Marta
Honorable Mention:
In the Name of the King by Ellyn

Favorite characterization of Legolas

First Place:
Stray but a little… by Thundera Tiger
Second Place:
Leaf Subsides to Leaf by Ignoblebard
Third Place:
Knew I Love Once? by Thranduil Oropherion Redux
Honorable Mention:
Gifts from the Black Gates by Erulisse

Favorite characterization of Maedhros

First Place:
White Nights, in Through Sorrow to Find Joy by Dawn Felagund
Second Place:
Flying Free by Keiliss
Third Place:
For the Want of a Hand by Rhyselle

Favorite characterization of Maglor

First Place:
Homeward Bound by Keiliss
Second Place:
Once Upon Amon Hen by Rhapsody
Third Place:
Oaths Forsworn by Rhapsody

Favorite characterization of Merry

First Place:
Inner Light by pandemonium_213
Second Place:
Good King Elessar by Dreamflower
Third Place:
Annals of the West by Dreamflower
Honorable Mention:
As Close As by Dana
Merry and Blackie's Wonderful Day by Pearl Took

Favorite characterization of Pippin

First Place:
The Elven Way by Linda Hoyland
Second Place:
The Dare by Dreamflower
Third Place:
A Time to Reap by Cathleen
Honorable Mention:
Yule Tails by Pearl Took

Favorite characterization of Sam

First Place:
Praiseworthy by Thundera Tiger
Second Place:
Sam the Turtle Goes to Mordor by Dreamflower
Third Place:
Fighting Dragons by Larner
Honorable Mention:
A Moment's Peace by Pearl Took
Slipped Under the Door of the Master Bedroom, September 25, 1444 by Celeritas

Favorite characterization of Saruman

First Place:
Saruman's Housewarming Party by Huinare
Second Place:
The Tower of the Cunning Mind by Larner

Favorite characterization of Sauron

First Place:
The Tower by Raksha the Demon
Second Place:
Non-violent communication in Barad-Dur, in: A crack and the staff split asunder:
Crackfic and General Wackiness
by Huinare
Third Place:
Jerusalem, Jerusalem - for Kaylee Arafinwiel by Celeritas
Honorable Mention:
Coveting the Light by Larner

Favorite characterization of Theoden

First Place:
May It Be a Light To You In Dark Places by Cathleen
Second Place:
By Pastures Green (in "Under the Rainbow" by curiouswombat

Favorite characterization of Thorin

First Place:
Questing by Thundera Tiger
Second Place:
The Return of the Kingdom: A Journey through Arda by Larner

Favorite characterization of a member of the House of Finwë

First Place:
After Rain by Himring
Second Place:
The Craft of the Elven Smith by Larner
Third Place:
Tales from the Other Side—It's Not All About War--Summertime by Erulisse
Father and Son by Adlanth

Favorite characterization of a resident of Doriath

First Place:
The Long Road Home by curiouswombat
Second Place:
Forth to War by Dawn Felagund
Third Place:
Mercy Found in Betrayal by Kaylee Arafinwiel

Favorite characterization of a member of the Ainur

First Place:
If Ever a Fruit Ripens by Pearl Took
Not All Who Wander are Lost by Kaylee Arafiniel
Second Place:
Variation on a Theme by Eru by Rhyselle
The Hidden Lady by Rhapsody
Third Place:
In Defence of Vána, the Ever-Young by Himring
Honorable Mention:
The Omen by Ellyn

Favorite characterization of a Numenorean

First Place:
The Far Side of the World by SurgicalSteel
Second Place:
Grace and Memory by Larner
Full of Wisdom and Perfect in Beauty by dracoena
Tower of the Moon by Nath
Third Place:
Spindrift by Nath
Honorable Mention:
Fire and Smoke by Marta

Favorite Story featuring an Original Character

First Place:
A Surgeon in the Making by SurgicalSteel
Second Place:
No Traveler Returns by Ignoble Bard
Third Place:
Voice in the Night by Linda Hoyland
Honorable Mention:
The Measure of a Man by Virtuella
Uncle Teo's Fiddle by Cathleen

First Place:
Lalme, Alalme by Himring
Second Place:
Shelter from the Storm by Linda Hoyland
Third Place:
A Golden Flower by Celeritas
How I Wish by Dawn Felagund
Not One But Two by Linda Hoyland
Honorable Mention:
A Proper Man for Summer by Linda Hoyland
Becoming by Nath
Healing in the Halls of Mandos by Pearl Took

SPECIAL CATEGORIES:

Favorite story by a new author (author a member of MPTT for six months or less)

First Place:
And All Our Wounds Forgiven by Marchwriter
Second Place:
The Music of Her Life by Wtiger5
Third Place:
Cormallen by the_mad_hobbit

Favorite Illustration of a story by an artist

First Place:
Art for Larner's 'Murder Most Foul' by Citrine2
Second Place:
The Gate to Everywhere--artwork by Armariel
A Gallery of Pictures for "If You Could See What I Hear", (by Cathleen) by Paul Ferendzo

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lindahoyland
Jul. 10th, 2013 11:15 am (UTC)
What wonderful news that we are having the awards! It really cheered me up as I had some bad news this morning.The awards are something fun to think about!

Edited at 2013-07-10 11:16 am (UTC)
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