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Winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2021 announced
“He Beheld a Vision of Gondolin Amid the Snow” by Ted Nasmith

We are pleased to announce the winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2021.

The Tolkien Society Awards recognise excellence in the fields of Tolkien scholarship and fandom, highlighting our long-standing charitable objective to “seek to educate the public in, and promote research into, the life and works of Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE”.

Tolkien Society members were invited to vote on shortlists prepared by the Trustees, which was based on nominations submitted by members of the public.

Congratulations to all winners!

The Tolkien Society Awards 2021

Best Artwork

Best Article

Best Book

  • Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, and Tolkien, Anna Vaninskaya
  • Gleanings from Tolkien’s Garden, Renee Vink
  • Hither Shore 14: Literary Worldbuilding (ed. Thomas Fornet-Ponse)
  • WINNER – Unfinished Tales (illustrated edition), J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, John Garth

Best Online Content

Outstanding Contribution Award

Dimitra Fimi
Tolkien Scholar

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 2,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.