Order of the Snowflake

The Order of the Snowflake is the second highest Order of Westarctica. The intention of the order is to honor those who have provided a service to Westarctica. It was created in January 2015.

Regalia for the four grades of knighthoods in the Order of the Snowflake

There are four classes of the order:

  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross
  • Knight/Dame Grand Commander
  • Knight/Dame Commander
  • Knight/Dame

Only the Grand Duke himself has the power to bestow new knighthoods and thus far, he has awarded the medal to foreign dignitaries, artists, prominent nobles, and other supporters of Westarctica. All knights and dames receive the regalia of the class being bestowed; the Order of the Snowflake is always awarded for life. Membership entitles the bearer to attach the post-nomial "KtS" ("Knight of the Snowflake") or "DtS" ("Dame of the Snowflake") following their name in correspondence and other forms of written address (business cards, place settings, calling cards, etc.).

Distribution of classes

 
Breast star for the grade of Knight Grand Commander

Knight Grand Cross

The highest grade, that of Knight Grand Cross, is reserved for Heads of State and members of the Royal Family. It remains the most rarely awarded class. The regalia for this class consists of a silver breast star with over 100 Austrian rhinestone crystals. In the center of the star is a snowflake symbol encased in glass.

Knight Grand Commander

On 12 August 2020, Grand Duke Travis created the class of Knight Grand Commander as a way to further recognize distinguished service from existing knights and dames. This grade is intended for existing Knight or Dame Commanders who have held the honor for at least two years. The regalia is a silver breast star modeled after the star of the Order of the British Empire. In the center of the star is a blue enamel badge with the words "ORDER OF THE SNOWFLAKE" in white lettering surrounding a white enamel snowflake design.

Knight Commander

The grade of Knight Commander is the most frequently awarded class and has been given to many allies of Westarctica as well as many citizens and nobles in recognition of their significant contributions to the nation. The regalia for this class is a blue and white striped ribbon drape with a snowflake pendant. The pendant is silver with white enamel and a single rhinestone crystal in the center. Originally, these pendants were sourced from a retail supplier; however, in starting in 2020, Grand Duke Travis arranged to have custom pendants manufactured after the original pieces were discontinued.

Knight

The class of Knight is often awarded to foreign diplomats where the class of Knight Commander might not be appropriate when that grade was already held by the recipient's Head of State or Head of Government. The original regalia for this class was a small pewter snowflake, which was updated in October 2020 along with the regalia for the other classes. The current regalia consists of a blue drape ribbon with a solid white stripe and a brushed silver snowflake pendant with a single crystal in the center. The pendant is identical to the pendant used for for the grade of Knight Commander, but without the white enamel.

List of Knights Grand Cross

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
  Grand Duke Travis 2015 Sovereign
  Prince-Consort Dinny 2015 Royal Consort
  President Kevin Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied Head of State
  King Timothy of Shiloh 2015 Allied Head of State Raised from Knight in 2018
  Queen Carolyn of Ladonia 2015 Foreign Head of State Raised from Dame Grand Commander in 2023
  Grand Duke Niels of Flandrensis 2016 Allied Head of State
  Emperor Eric Lis of the Aerican Empire 2017 Foreign Head of State
  King George II of Slabovia 2019 Allied Head of State Raised from Knight Commander in 2022

List of Knights / Dames Grand Commander

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
  2nd Viscount of Reynolds 2015 Devotion to Westarctica First knight of the order. Raised from Knight in 2022
  First Lady Adrianne Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Dame Commander in 2022
  Constable Lexi Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Dame Commander in 2022
  Commodore Jonathan Miller of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Knight Commander in 2022
  Emperor Olivier of Angyalistan 2016 Allied Head of State Raised from Knight Commander in 2023
  President Yaroslav Mar of Lostisland 2016 Allied Head of State Raised from Knight Commander in 2023
  Duke of Waesche 2017 Service as Minister of Defense Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
  Sir James Murphy 2017 Civic Services Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
  Chancellor Rankin MacGillivray of Slabovia 2017 Allied Head of Government Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
  Prince Jean-Pierre of Aigues-Mortes 2017 Allied Head of State Raised from Knight Commander in 2022
  Countess of Benton 2017 Services to Westarctica Raised from Dame Commander in 2022
  C Jordan Farmer 2018 Service as Prime Minister Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
  Stefan Winkler 2018 Service as Foreign Minister Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
  Baron of Dorrel 2018 Service as Consul-General to Spain Raised from Knight Commander in 2021
  Baroness Fallone 2018 Service as Consul-General to England Raised from Dame Commander in 2021
  Chancellor Olivier of Aigues-Mortes 2018 Allied Head of Government Raised from Knight Commander in 2023
  Duchess of Hanessian 2019 Devotion to Westarctica Raised from Dame Commander in 2021
  Stephen Silberkraus 2019 Civic services Raised from Knight Commander in 2021
  Trevor Stratton 2020 Work with Adopt-a-Highway Raised from Knight Commander in 2022
  Duke of Fox Grove 2020 Service as Minister of Culture Raised from Knight Commander in 2022
  James Stoshak 2021 Devotion to Westarctica Raised from Knight in 2022
  Lyle H. Sorrell 2021 Work with eBay Charity program Raised from Knight Commander in 2022
  Brendan Cook 2021 Devotion to Westarctica Raised from Knight Commander in 2023
  Stephen Luke 2021 Successful launch of first MicroWorkshop Raised from Knight Commander in 2023
  Emperor George II of Atlantium 2022 Foreign Head of State Only non-promoted holder

List of Knights / Dames Commander

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
  Matt Roth 2015 Achievement in photography Raised from Knight in 2017
  Count of Farwell 2015 Devotion to Westarctica Raised from Knight in 2019
  Katie Bellis Miller of Molossia 2015 Devotion to Westarctica Raised from Dame in 2022
  Baron of Forrester 2015 Services to Westarctica Raised from Knight in 2022
  Brandy Hardiman 2016 Devotion to Westarctica
  Hal Bodner 2016 Achievement in literature
  Gabriela Alvarez 2016 Services in photography
  Sam Green 2016 Devotion to Westarctica
  Grand Marshall Yagjian of Obsidia 2017 Allied Head of State
  Sôgmô Will Sorgel of Sandus 2017 Allied Head of State
  King Andrew of Briarcliff 2017 Achievement in micronationalism Awarded by Prince-Consort Dinny
  Viscount of Whitmore 2017 Services to Westarctica
  Princess Samantha of Shiloh 2017 Valor in battle
  Princess Rebecca, Duchess of Rockefeller 2017 Devotion to Westarctica
  Minister Matthew Salzer of Ladonia 2018 Foreign government official Raised from Knight in 2022
  Martin Schmidt 2018 German translation of Westarctica's website
  Brittany Anne Bullock 2018 Naming of Sir Percival Waddlesworth
  Dominique Garing of Saugeais 2018 Foreign government official
  Michael Richards 2018 Service as Ellsworth King of Arms Investiture performed by the Duke of Waesche
  Lars Vorländer 2018 Patronage of the Civilian Corps
  Count of Dendtler 2018 Service as Minister of Information
  Brian Erdelyi 2018 Service as Minister of Blockchain
  Christian Seitz 2018 German translation of The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Westarctica
  Nikita Vuimin 2019 Artistic services
  Willamina Moray 2019 Foreign diplomat
  Daniel Morozov 2020 Service as Ellsworth King of Arms
  Sheri Sanders 2020 Service as Minister of Conservation
  Michael Desrosiers 2020 Service as Honorary Consul to Thailand Raised from Knight in 2024
  Duke of Tapley 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Keith Stoller 2021 Assistance in acquiring 501(c)(3) status
  David Chase Callahan 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Thomas Marek 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Christine McPhee 2021 Service as Chief Justice
  Duke of Moulton-Berlin 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Count of Discovery Ridge 2021 Service as Minister of Transportation
  Sterling MacLeod 2021 Service as Consul-General to New England
  Chun Yin Benedict Chak 2021 Service as Honorary Consul to Hong Kong Raised from Knight in 2023
  Alex Radionov 2021 Service as Senate Leader Raised from Knight in 2023
  Crown Prince Ashton Roman 2022 Heir to the Westarctica Throne
  Emperor Claudio I of Reunion 2023 Foreign Head of State
  Summi Imperatoria Christina 2023 Foreign Head of State
  Sultan Randy Williams 2023 Foreign Head of State
  Sing-Hong (Oscar), Ou 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Prince Freï of Lorenzburg 2023 Foreign Head of State
  Prince Vincent of Hélianthis 2023 Foreign Head of State
  Thomas Straub 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Duke of McCuddin 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Sandra Nußer 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Duke of Hammond 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Darren Graham Ashford 2024 Devotion to Westarctica

List of Knights / Dames

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
  Prince Christopher, Duke of Hudson 2015 Allied Head of State Awarded during reign as King Christopher of Vikesland
  Victoria Kordysh 2015 Achievement in film production
  Gary Nicholson 2015 Achievement in film production
  Baron Mitchell 2015 Services to Westarctica
  Prince Arthur of the House of Homestead 2015 Allied Head of State
  Grand Duke Jacob of Broslavia 2015 Foreign Head of State
  Kenny E. Marchant, Jr. 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
  Natalie George 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
  Baron Omar Cisneros of Flandrensis 2017 Foreign government official
  Francesco Alvaro Ronchi 2018 Service as Honorary Consul to Italy
  Barbara Bryan 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
  Christine McPhee 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
  Andrew Lauterbach 2020 Devotion to Westarctica
  Danni Michele 2020 Service as Minister of Communications
  Spencer MacGillivray 2020 Gallantry during Exercise: MOSTLY HARMLESS
  Elisa Ghirardi 2020 Service as Vice Consul to Italy
  Kurt Fuchs 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Hans Jürgen Dohmen 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Matteo Ricciardi 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Kristina Sullivan 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Count of Canisteo 2021 Producing Don't Want to Miss You
  Lindsay Gitter 2021 Performing Don't Want to Miss You
  Aleksander Charles Jonas Everett 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
  Prince Phillip Joseph Pillin of Pibocip 2022 Foreign Government Official
  Emperor AP of Aeternia 2022 Foreign Head of State
  Sir Charles Ross 2022 Foreign Head of State Awarded during reign as Grand Emir of Raphania
  Minister John Farr of West Who 2022 Foreign Government Official
  Massimiliano Matteo Masperi 2022 Devotion to Westarctica
  Emperor Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia 2023 Foreign Head of State
  Jessica Farmer 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Alexandra MacGillivray 2023 Foreign Government Official
  Supreme Leader Iain Turnbull of Moontonia 2023 Foreign Head of State
  President Morber of Soundland 2023 Foreign Head of State
  Wen-Cheng (Vincent), Ou 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Ching-Tai (Amanda), Hsu 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Lee-Fong (Olivia), Chong 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Countess Sophie Meis 2023 Service as Grand Ducal Court Justice
  Queen Mother Cherry of Lithua 2023 Foreign Acting Head of State
  Crown Prince John of Lithua 2023 Foreign Government Official
  Princess Clare Alexandra of Lithua 2023 Foreign Government Official
  James Patrick Howard II 2023 Devotion to Westarctica
  Suryavanshi-Navneet. Singh 2024 Devotion to Westarctica
  Suryavanshi-Navneet Singh of Goodwin 2024 Devotion to Westarctica

Gallery of Investitures


Orders of Westarctica
Active Westarctica   Orca  Snowflake  Westarctica  Desert Heart  Polar Cross  Sword  Legion of Peace
Kolios   Kolios
Defunct Westarctica   The Cross  Merit
Calsahara   Thespians  Masters of the Universe
Kolios   Rose Throne  Crucifix
Awards of Westarctica
Royal Guards   Westarctica Cross  Defense Commendation •   Distinguished Service •   Defense Security •   Antarctic Service •   Construction Service •   Foreign Service •   C2 Training •   Good Conduct
Civilian Corps Activity Ribbons   Balleny Islands Expeditionary •   Calsahara Expeditionary •   Achievement •   Commendation •   Service •   Community Outreach •   Global Campaign Service •   Government Service •   Iceberg Award •   Long Service •   Nobles •   Recruiting •   Westarctica Expeditionary
Honored Westarctican   Artist •   Citizen •   Conservationist •   Diplomat •   Innovator •   Servant •   Volunteer
Kolios   Friendship Cross  Quartercentennial medal