It seems like months since the first Summer Awards thread went up, and since then the Northern Hemisphere has quickly begun its annual celebration of beating temperature records and the Southern hemisphere has begun to freeze to death as the snow engulfs us all, but now, after all this time, I am very pleased to give you the results of the 2013 Summer Awards!
I am very pleased with the new systems instigated this round, allowing for less popular fics to get recognised through the self nomination, a tidier set of nominees moving on, and the judging was tidied up as well to ensure only the top fics went through. For our next Awards there will be some new change to allow people without their own stories to get involved in the nomination process, as we must value our readers as well as our writers, but more on that next time!
I will just quickly say that I was overwhelmed with the quality of the stories, some of the best I have had the pleasure of reading yet! I hope that this trend continues for the rest of the Awards to come.
But, without any further ado, I am very pleased to give to you the winners of the 2013 Fiction Fairground Summer Awards!
Best Journey Fic – Judged by @Soulmaster @Flaze @Kyuuketsuki
Best Dark Fic - Judged by @LightningTopaz @AetherX @Princess Crow
Best Expansion Fic - Judged by @Caitlin @harryheart @nicolem_animefan
Best Crossover/Non Pokemon Fic - Judged by @AceTrainer14 @Pokemaster97
Best Alternate Fic - Judged by @AceTrainer14 @PokePal15 @AetherX
All Character nominees were judged individually by those reading that story
Best Supporting Character
And now, the biggies, the ones that get y’all hot under the collar!
Thank you to everyone of our amazing judges! They put in more hard work than ever this time, reading more fics than ever before in order to guarantee fair judging across the board. They were absolutely brilliant, so a big round of applause for them! You have a right to ask the judges for feedback on your work, but give them a two week period before you start harassing them to let them post their views themselves. Also, a big thank you to harryheart for his tireless work on the banners! I wanted two Pokemon to represent Spring and Summer due to the former being scrapped as an Awards period, and harry was an expert at following my bizarre instructions so top points for him!
And least we forget the user voted Awards! Thank you to everyone that voted – sadly, not as many people as I would have liked did, but I am sure that can be corrected next time, and deserving people still won!
Congratulations to everyone of the winners and to all the judges for their fantastic work! This has been all worth the long hours reading away and ignoring my own work, and I hope that next time we get even more entries!