Well, here it is boys and girls! Timing: ALL nominations must be in by Dec. 25th. That means that at midnight PST that officially marks the start of Christmas Day, the nominating will be closed. I?ll do the vote count and hopefully have the voting thread up by the 26th barring many problems and then voting will go on until Jan 1st. This means that at midnight PST that officially marks the start of the new year, the voting will be closed. Rules: 1) All catagories pertain to ORIGINAL CHARACTERS in SW fanfiction only. This also means that even if the story is AU, you can't vote for an AU Obi-Wan, Anakin, etc. I understand that there are several wonderful characterizations out there where canon characters have been portrayed as very different but this is really to applaud those who had the creative insight to create a new character on their own w/no prompting whatsoever from GL's brain. 2) You can have overlapping voting. As in, if you vote for say ?Bar Bar Jinks? as Original Male Character, you can also vote for him as Best Original Character in a Main Role or something. 3) Be fair. If you have multiple screennames on this board, don't sign in pretending to be different people and voting for your favorite! That's just stuffing ballots! 4) Be respectful. No flaming of people's choices, no snide remarks about who people pick. Just vote and give thanks on the thread but NO flaming. If there is anything like that, your vote will be nulled. The Catagories: Best Original Character (this one you can choose from any timeframe you wish) Best Female Original Character Best Male Original Character Best Original Character Couple (Romantic or otherwise. If you think a particular master/padawan team is awesome or Jedi Knights who are awesome at working together, this is the catagory to vote in) Most Likely To Be Mistaken as a Canon Character Original Character Best Force-Sensitive OC Character Best Non-Force sensitive OC Character Best Original Character in a Supporting Role Best Original Character in a Main Role Best Original Character in a Villain Role **Thank you to Melyanna for the great suggestions on some of these!** And of course, PLEASE remember to put along w/the nominations the AUTHOR of the character as well as in what STORY the character appears in.