Well, folks, it's that time again! The scores are finalised, the jury is in, the tables are set, the baked Alaska is in the oven, and a whole bunch of other unrelated idioms are wandering around like amnesiacs. The Autumn Awards involved some stiff competition, but we have our winners! Regardless of who won and lost, I want to first take a moment to thank everybody who created such wonderful works. Secondly, I'd like to thank those who took the time to make nominations for the awards and voted on the user-decided categories. This obviously couldn't happen without you.
Last, but most definitely not least, I want to thank the judges. Our Workshop staff and other helpful members put in a lot of hours reading, critiquing and judging the nominated fics, and it is a big commitment for busy people. So on behalf of the whole Workshop, I'd like to extend a huge thank-you to the following people, listed by category.
@Mako; (special mention for coming over to help out despite not being WW staff)
@Zeb; (like Mako, a longtime friend of the Workshop)
@Princess Crow; (on-loan from the Pokemon Ultra RPG - go check it out!)
@Lugion; (special thanks to a WW regular who gave up his time to help out)
@Misheard Whisper; (>_>)
@Soulmaster; (like Lugion, a regular user who volunteered to help with the judging process)
Note: Character awards were a group effort, with each of our judges judging the characters in fics from their category.
Further note: If you want more individualised feedback for your fic from the judges, you may PM them and ask for it. However, none of them are under any obligation to provide it; not everyone has the time to write up reviews while scoring. Often you'll find we are happy to oblige, but just a heads up.
So, without further ado, let us get to the results! (Badges can be found here)
Adventure Badge for Best Journey Fic - Heart of Crystal by @Feliciano;
Distortion Badge for Best Expansion Fic - Heart of Crystal by Feliciano
Combo Badge for Best Non-Pokemon/Crossover Fic - The Abstract Ideal of Staying Alive by @Caprizant;
Shadow Badge for Best Dark Fic - The Abstract Ideal of Staying Alive by Caprizant
Mystery Badge for Best Alternate Fic - Brotherhood by G-Mama
Hero Badge for Best Protagonist - Alaska from How to Conquer Kanto in Eight Easy Steps by AceTrainer14
Villain Badge for Best Antagonist - Tyson from Pokemon Academy Year II - Second Year Rhapsody by @Stellar Gale;
Sidekick Badge for Best Supporting Character - Darren from Pokemon Academy Year II - Second Year Rhapsody by Stellar Gale
Congratulations to all our winners! Further results will be posted in a few days, once the judging panel has come to a decision over the Best Story and Best Character awards and tabulated the votes for Best Reviewer and Best Newcomer.