As you may have been aware, we are looking into adding new categories to the Awards in order to make them a tiny bit broader and include more people and more stories in the celebrations. We have four categories for people to vote on, and we ask for you to vote on one of each from each category to help us decide which categories we will choose.
DECIDED BY JUDGES:
Best Pokemon Character: An award to highlight the important of writing Pokemon characters in your fan fiction, and will award characters/authors who bring us Pokemon that have personality and significance to a plot
Best Romantic Coupling: A category that has been suggested a few times. An award to highlight the writing of a particular romance within your story.
DECIDED BY PUBLIC VOTE:
Best Contributor to the Written Word: An award designed to highlight on a person that provides interesting discussion on a variety of writing issues, is helpful with answering questions, or provides joyful conversation in the General or Book Chat. Will be user submitted ala Best Reviewer and Newcomer
Best Academy Lesson: All writer's of an Academy Lesson published between Awards is automatically entered into this category, and users will vote on the lesson they felt was most helpful and informative.
Now, depending on how many votes we get, this may decide what categories move on or us moderators will simply use the votes given to help us decide. We do not want to make things to crowded so only one from each category will move on, so please vote wisely. I will make it so you can vote twice but do not vote for the both awards in a category, that defeats the purpose of this exercise. REPEAT: DON'T VOTE FOR MORE THAN TWO AWARDS
You have a week to cast your vote. On September 30th user submissions will begin for starting the short list of nominees.