Following his special appearance at last year’s FNORD Awards as Guest of Honour, President Kevin Baugh of Molossia has decided to revive the original Norton Awards this year, at the suggestion of Carson Smith, the King of Ronen, among many other things.
As before, the Norton Awards are held to celebrate Emperor Norton Day on January 8th, to commemorate the anniversary of his death in 1880. A short biography of his life and achievements may be found here.
The winners of the 2005 Norton Awards are:
Cultural achievement: President Kevin Baugh – for developing the Republic of Molossia’s culture.
Intermicronational achievement: Marjorie Boodlesmythe of the NFA – for getting Micro-Net back on the Internet.
Political achievement: Northern Forest Archipelago – for being mentioned in 2 articles in the macronational press, one article focusing mainly on the NFA.
New micronation of the year: Utopia – for its promotion of individual sovereignty, and Interlingua as a common tongue.
Personal achievement: Kieran Bennett, Julian Starr, and Richard Shears – for the founding of Kallidéa.