SC 2021 "A Coming of Age Ceremony" Honorable Mentions

This year, I had the honor of judging Prompt 18, "A Coming of Age Ceremony" for Summer Camp 2021. I decided that I would honor everyone who submitted an article by reading every single one of the 457 articles submitted. It took me about a week to get everything read, and another day to pick my winner.

In the process I made a short list of 30-40 prompts, and from there I separated them out to 13 honorable mentions (a baker's dozen) and 12 finalists. Today, I'm going to present the honorable mentions along with my notes about each. A lot of these only have my like on them, and I feel like they deserve to be seen.

Edit: You can find the finalists here: SC 2021 "A Coming of Age Ceremony" Finalists.

In no particular order here they are:


Summer Camp 2021 Hub
Generic article | Aug 1, 2021

Find all my Summer Camp 2021 Hub articles and preparation here.

Honorable Mentions

Getting Your Stick

by samsaratg

Entirely written in prose, this is the story of 2 goblins on a rite of passage, making a fateful decision.

Getting Your Stick
Tradition / Ritual | Sep 28, 2021

31 world building prompts to generate 31 stories in 31 days. Today the prompt is to describe a coming of age ceremony

First Soul Quill

by Pan and Paper

A nice and succinct article about an avian species that makes quills from their own feathers.

First Soul Quill
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 16, 2021

A coming-of-age ceremony for kliasta to show that they are ready to leave home

Passing the Chain

by jmedley

Literal magical chains are passed from generation to generation in the battle against Baba Yaga.

Passing the Chain
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 31, 2021
 

Quetzalcoatlus Bonding Ceremony

by Janet!

World Anvil's very own Janet wrote this flavorful piece of prose that puts you completely inside the ritual. Your reminder that she's an amazing writer.

Quetzalcoatlus Bonding Ceremony
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 31, 2022

First Flight Ceremony

by Scribe of Nekoti

A detailed and well-researched sci-fi article about a first solo flight by hang glider. It's a first draft, but it's excellent.

First Flight Ceremony
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2021

Treeleap

by Kefkejaco

Cat people diving from a high tree into a pool. Short and to the point, this article has a good quote, nice styling, and appropriate images.

Treeleap
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 27, 2022

Tao Mokoa

by Maltacrai

A detailed ritual with magical tattoos chiseled into the skin. The participants gather their own ingredients for the ink.

Tao Mokoa
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 17, 2021
 

Transfiguration- Begin Anew

by rarestereocats

One of the most unique articles I read from these prompts. A painstaking ritual to make an undead part of society again!

Transfiguration
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 14, 2021

Rite of Declaration

by Arenth

This article is a work in progress that's well thought out and detailed. It is solidly set completely in its lore, completely detailing the reasons for and methods of the ritual.

Rite of Declaration
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 1, 2021

The ceremony in which a student declares their intention to join a House.

Dousing the Youngins

by AvalonArcana

A fun article describing a hazing ritual that includes fish slapping and throwing people into the water.

Dousing the Youngins
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 22, 2021

Receiving a Conscience

by Brinsmead

High concept where heaven became a hell! The souls of the dead are collected and fused to the living to prevent them from being tormented!

Receiving a Conscience
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 31, 2021
 

The Vesskir

by FiniteData

Young goblins prove they're ready to become adults. This article is well written, thorough, and helps me understand the culture of these goblins.

The Vesskir
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2021

A coming of age for European Goblins


Comments

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10 Aug, 2021 05:59

Dear Sir! I hereby with the utmost respect write to you to inform you of a slight error in this article. The 13th block which is supposed to link to a goblin-related piece by FiniteData instead links to an article by rarestereocats -- an article already referenced in block number nine. A trifle, I'm sure, which you will sort out at your earliest convenience. Thank you for all your efforts and for liking my article. As a full-time postbox in Surrey, I found your patronage heartening. Yours etc., Brigadier-Grandmaster CraniumBeaver, Special Flying Squad

10 Aug, 2021 06:58

And I fixed it! Thanks for the catch!

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Jeroen Heijster
10 Aug, 2021 06:25

I see that I'm not in the honorable mentions, still in the running ;P

-MoonRaven creator of Paldurog.
10 Aug, 2021 07:17

Thanks for the mention still Kitoypoy! ^^ It was a rather quickly written one so still suprised it is on here :)   Also a few here I haven't read yet so I have some new ones to go through :)

Feel free to check out my latest challenge article the Avaronian Empire if you want to see what I am up to!
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AS Lindsey (Pan)
10 Aug, 2021 07:43

I'm honoured! Thanks for the mention, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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TJ Peterson
10 Aug, 2021 09:38

This is really wonderful to see. I'm gonna have to do something like this next year. Thanks for being such a great member of this community!

10 Aug, 2021 11:39

I love that you've flagged up the honourable mentions here! Such a nice thing to do :D

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Laura VanArendonk Baugh
10 Aug, 2021 17:39

Thanks for sharing these! Note an errant link you may want to fix. I enjoyed the tour!

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Laura VanArendonk Baugh
10 Aug, 2021 17:45

Oops -- apparently I had a cached copy of the page, and you've already fixed it. Thanks again!

10 Aug, 2021 18:12

Your dedication to reading all 457 entries is astounding! I didn't make the cut, but I hope to check out some of these soon. :D

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11 Aug, 2021 03:03

I love how you have a little write-up on every entry -- that shows such dedication and care, it's honestly really lovely to see! :D That's a LOT of work to read so much and manage to sort through them, so I commend you!


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E. Christopher Clark
15 Aug, 2021 14:03

Wow! I'm so honored that my article was named an Honorable Mention. I'm also super-thankful to have a list of other ceremonies I should check out. Off to add them to my Reading List!

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