Sorry for the delay with this, I know you have all been waiting eagerly since last month to find out who won, sitting on the edge of your seats, never eating, sleeping or bathing - you people disgust me, I can smell you through my hard drive! But the time has come, the time to announce something far more exciting than French set games, the possibilities of new types or the glorious returns of Mewtwo and Charizard to the anime!
It is time for the winners!!!
Firstly, I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that assisted with judging. There were the usual moderators, but we also contacted old friends, got several volunteers and assisted the use of winners from the Christmas Competition to help things go smoothly! Thanks to the moderators for helping making my lifes easier, and a special mention must go to AetherX, who stepped in when we lost contact from one of our judges and got all of his work done in less than day to ensure that we could get it all done, so thank you very much to him from all of us! Judges will be listed below with each category, feel free to contact them if you would like extra feedback on your repsective works.
Now onto the prize winners! We had some amazing submissions this season, and they were all a joy to read. From the epic journey fics that spanned fifty plus chapters to one shots that were a brief but pleasurable read, there were some fantastic entries! We all enjoyed what we got to read, and the results ended up being very close for many categories. But without further stalling, here we go:
Best Journey Fic - @LightningTopaz @Instrutilus @Pokemaster97
The Surprising Adventures of a Glaceon in Unova by @apenpaap
Best Expansion - @Caitlin @Silverwynde,
The Girl Who Knows the Hearts of Dragons by @Gotpika
Best Crossover/Non Pokemon Fic - @harryheart @PokePal15
Abstract Ideal of Staying Alive by @Kurloz Makara
Best Dark Fic - Me and @Princess Crow (Another special mention to Caitlin, who was a brilliant and effecient tiebreaker)
The Abstract Ideal of Staying Alive by Kurloz Makara
Best Alternate Fic - Me @Gama @AetherX @Soulmaster
The Story of Fritz Westmyn by @System Error
(Characters was a collaborative effort with each character judged from the respective judges of each story)
Best Protagonist: Reggie Damon from Pokemon Academy Year II: Second Year Rhapsody by @Flaze
Best Antagonist: Diego from The Surprising Adventures of a Glaceon in Unova, by apenpaap
Best Supporting Character: Toxica from The Surprising Adventures of a Glaceon in Unova, by apenpaap
Thank you to all the voters as well for the turnout for the publicly voted awards!
Best Reviewer: @System Error
Best Newcomer: @Caite-chan
Now, the two biggies: Best Overall Story and Best Overall Character! Who are the big winners...
Congratulations to every single winner, they were all well deserved! Banners will be posted in the Hall of Fame soon (made amazingly by new moderator harryheart). I think these awards are signs of a new age of the Workshop: with so many more stories and chapters being posted, so many new members and so many old friends returning, the Workshop is born again, and I cannot wait to see what will happen next! There may be some changes with the next awards that stand to give recognition to a broader range of fics, but nothing is confirmed. Until then, keep up with our new Review Game and General Writing Questions to get your fics more attention, find some new ones and improve your writing! A brand new, very exciting, very tense game with rewards all round will launch very soon as well, so make sure you are all keeping an eye out for that!
Thanks and congrats once more!