Any work which centres around a journey or quest that involves travelling to specific places, including, but not limited to, collecting badges, contest ribbons and similar tokens of achievement.
Any work which expands upon the existing canon, whether it be into the past or present.
Any work which does not feature Pokémon or crosses Pokémon with another fandom.
Any work which explores dark themes, including, but not limited to, explorations of morality, the experiences of villains and/or villainous teams and particularly grim worlds.
Any work which does not easily fit into any of the above categories, including, but not limited to, poetry, crack fics and shipping fics.
The central character of any work.
A villain, rival, or enemy of any kind featured in any work.
Essentially, any character that is not the central protagonist or antagonist.
Any Writer’s Workshop user who gives reviews.
Any Writer’s Workshop user who has become active in the Workshop since the last Awards season in September. Overall Awards
The winners of Best Journey Fic, Best Expansion Fic, Best Non-Pokémon/Crossover, Best Dark Fic and Best Alternate Work are all eligible to win Best Work.
The winners of Best Protagonist, Best Antagonist and Best Supporting Character are all eligible to win Best Character.