Note: I am the judge for the World Ember 2021 Items category. The list below are some of my favorite items, it is unranked and the winner may not even be in this list (I don't want to spoil anything).
I really enjoyed the items that were submitted. I've gone through all eligable entries and I tried to comment on them (sorry if I missed yours, let me know if I did!). There was a lot of time, effort and love put in the articles. All, well done.
This article makes great usage of art. I try to make use of this, but this is just stepping it up even more!
I want to write as detailed as Kveldulfr83 did in this article. It is amazing to go through.
As always, amazing artwork. I really love the ritual described here, something I should add to my articles.
One more where I really think I lack in art, I love the significance described here and how it works. I want to work on the inner workings more.
Recipes can be amazing to show what the people in the region like. Having a history with it as well and a preview of it, something I aspire to do in the future.
The basic and mundane are often overlooked in my world. Having articles that speak about something like dire meat and how people look at it really adds to the world.
It shows that BasicDragon thought about this well and described it so nicely. Having the layout like this makes it pleasing to the eye. I feel like I should make better use of the layout.
Fun little item, I try to add items just for fun as well, but this really exceeds what I usually come up with.
Money is often overlooked when it comes to worldbuilding. Having the lore surrounding it and also who makes the money is a really nice touch. Something I should steal... Ehm.. Do myself.
I'm not always good at figuring out what to create. Having some alternative way to create explosive arrows like this is just amazing. I love things like this and I want to create creative items just like this.
I hope 2022 will be an amazing year for worldbuilding, just like 2021 was!