Hello Workshop, and welcome to yet another Awards Season!
With the Emmy’s wrapping up the other week and everyone turning their attention to the movies, it is only fair that we slip our own prestigious ceremony into the mix (though no word yet on whether Walter White will triumph over Carrie Mathison for Best Protagonist…)
The first part is once again the self nominations of your own work. You have until Monday 7th 8.30 AM NZ Time (which is a Sunday night for most people, so don’t panic) to Private Message me with your self nominations. After some requests last time, and due to the possibility of some users being away, people that do not have any stories can nominate a single story in order to join in the fun, but I am going to restrict it to that for the time being so that people don’t just nominate all the stories/characters they will eventually vote for.
And here are the categories you will be nominating:
-Best Journey Fic (for stories that follow a gym or contest storyline or something of a similar theme)
-Best Dark Fic (for stories that have dark themes/a dark storyline at the core of the story)
-Best Crossover/Non Pokemon Fic (for stories that cross over Pokemon with another franchise or a story that is either for a different fandom or is completely original)
-Best Expansion (for stories that expand on canon characters and concepts)
-Best Alternate (for all stories that don’t go anywhere else)
-Best Protagonist (the lead of your story)
-Best Antagonist (the villain of your story)
-Best Supporting Character (any other character in your story)
-Best Pokemon Character (for Pokemon characters that have been written exceptionally well. Pokemon that speak human are allowed here, but at the moment that is the only thing we are allowing.
-You may have two nominations per category, but there is a limit of four nominations for the story categories and seven nominations for the character categories.
-A link to each story must be provided just for ease of checking your work. Your entry will be void if you do not submit a link.
-Do not nominate any one else’s work if your submission unless you have no stories of your own. You may encourage people to nominate themselves but do not nominate them yourself.
-Fics that have been updated since June 8th NZ Time are eligible for these Awards. Work updated during this nomination week will be counted but any chapters posted after October 7th will not be counted in this round.
-Do not try and slip your stories/characters into other categories in order to get them in (ie if you have three Journey fics and you try to get one of them nominated under Alternate). If we catch you out the story will be made void and it may hamper for your Awards chances.
Hopefully everything is clear, but feel free to post here/message me if you have any further questions. I hope to see a lot of nominations this time, especially with regards to our new category, and this should be a lot of fun as always :D So start the nominations!
Also, we have lost a few judges this time so if anyone out there would like to judge please let me know urgently so we can build up a great team. I have exams during the judging time so cannot spread myself out as much, so if you would be interested in helping than please come forwards!