Awards and Honors

Awards in the Barony of Vinhold

The lists of holders of awards was last updated: August 15, AS LII (2017).

This page of the West Kingdom web site awards list system is used to explain the various awards that are listed in the West Kingdom Awards List that may be given by The Baron and/or Baroness of Vinhold.

Descriptions of awards and tokens comes from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: The Laws of the Barony of Vinhold, the West Kingdom Ceremony Book, an article in the West Kingdom Herald's Handbook on Awards, Baronial websites, or heralds, etc.

The Shire of Vinhold was a Barony for many years, up to November 5, 2016 (A.S. LI), as the Barony's activity level had dropped to a point the populace felt it better to return to Shire status.

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Order of the Grape Leaf
The highest honor in the Barony of Vinhold. The award is a silver grape leaf dependent from a black ribbon created by the first baron of Vinhold, Anthony the Sinister. This award is for outstanding service to the barony. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Grape Leaf

Harpist of Vinhold
Founding member is Joan the Harpist. This award is for music, and created by James and Ghiselaine. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Harpists of Vinhold

Eternal Harpist
This is the Lifetime award for Excellence in Music. There may be only one living member at a time. This award was created by Aurelia de Montfort. Founding member is Joan the Harpist, who is still alive. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Eternal Harpist

The Purple Unicorn
Reminisent of the first baron of Vinhold, this award is for children who show promise and understand of the three pillars of SCA (fighting, service and arts and sciences) and was created by Aurelia de Montfort. The award is a small purple unicorn pendant on a black ribbon. The award is given to any child that shows promise in SCA. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Purple Unicorn

Ring of Friendship
A large brass ring on five ribbons of purper, or, argent, sable and vert. This is given to people who do not live in Vinhold but often come and show their support and freindship. This award was created by Joseph and Cassandra. Listing of all Recipients of the Ring of Friendship

Vinholder in Absentia (VIA)
This award was created by joseph and cassandra. It is a candle, usually a votive in a small brass holder of fleur de lis. It is given to vinholders who leave the barony, but it is hoped they shall return. The candle is lit in hopes they will come back, and any time it is lit the owner will know they are loved in this barony. This award can be given to anyone who is in Vinhold or who has a ring of friendship. Listing of all Members of the Order of Vinholders in Absentia

Vinyardist
For outstanding work with newcomers, a small white ribbon tied on the left arm of someone who has tended the new comers of the barony. Created by James and Ghiselaine. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Vinyardist

Baroness' Treasure (Vinhold)
Two people are selected at the All Hallows Feast that have been of particular helpfulness or support to the reigning baroness of Vinhold. Only two may be selected each year. They are offered a small chest with personal tokens inside, that represent their value to her excellency. This award was created by Ghislaine. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Baroness' Treasure

Champion of Vinhold
The Heavy fighter champion of vinhold which is determined each year by combat trials. The fighter gets a baldric to wear for a year and the joy of planning next year's competition. Listing of all Current and Past Champions of Vinhold

Archery Champion (Vinhold)
The Champion archer of Vinhold. This honor was created by James and Ghiselaine. It is symbolized by a quiver, helm and baldric. Listing of all Current and Past Archery Champions

Bard of Vinhold
The is the second longest held bardic competition in the SCA. It was created by Anthony the Sinister. This competition is held at the All Hallows Feast each year. (One year, the competition was skipped during the reign of Geoffrey and Kira.) Listing of all Current and Past Bards of Vinhold

Cooking Champion
The cooking champion of the barony of Vinhold is chosen at the Baronial championship each year. This honor was created by Erik Holdstar and Megan of Tara Hylle. Listing of all Current and Past Cooking Champions of Vinhold

Opus
For Baronial Achievement in Arts and Sciences, created by Erik Holdstar and Megan of Tara Hylle. This is awarded for outstanding achievements in the arts and sciences. The first award was a small clay owl imprint dependent from a purple ribbon. During the reign of James and Ghiselaine, it was a silver owl in a small circle on a purple ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Opus

Soteltie Champion
This was created by Erik and Megan of Tara Hylle. It is for excellence in food sculpture and awarded each year at the feast. Listing of all Current and Past Soteltie Champions of Vinhold

Cordial Champion
This was created by Erik and Megan of Tara Hylle. It is for excellence in cordial creation and awarded each year at the feast. Listing of all Current and Past Cordial Champions of Vinhold

Rapier Champion (Vinhold)
The Champion Rapier Fighter of Vinhold. This honor was created by James and Ghiselaine. Listing of all Current and Past Rapier Champions of Vinhold

Baroness' Guard (Vinhold)
This is an an award for completing 100 tasks of basic chivalry, fighting and honor during the reign of a baroness. The token is a personal favor from the Baroness to her guard. This award was created during the reign of Megan of Tara Hylle. If there are multiple guards, the baroness shall choose a sergeant. Listing of all Current and Past Members of the Baroness' Guard

Butler of Vinhold
??? Listing of all Current and Past Butlers of Vinhold


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