The SCA is a volunteer organization and work best when people are recognized for the good work that they do. The heart of that recognition is the Kingdom (and baronial) award system. But for people to be brought to the royals attention they need to be written in. I was going to post some thoughts on writing people in for awards but it turns out someone has already posted a very comprehensive guide on the eastkingdom wiki.
Please check it out if you haven’t done so already.
The awards form can be found here http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932/lang-en (it is linked on the main page of the EK website).
One tip that I like that isn’t covered in the wiki article is I save all of my award recommendations, as with any writing style it helps to practice it. So having an archive of recommendations to look over when I’m written people in helps make the next one better.
Between the Award of Arms, AOA level “silver” awards, grant level awards and peerages, there is a large range of awards focusing on people’s progression as they put more time and energy and skill in.
The OP database page as a nice listing of the awards and handy way of searching if some has an award already.