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Awards 2007 Fanfic Awards Information, Rules, and FAQ Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Luna_Nightshade, Jun 23, 2007.

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  1. Luna_Nightshade

    Luna_Nightshade Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's the most wonderful time of the year...

    They're back! Jaya Solo and I have been busily gearing up for this season's fun, and we're really excited as we look forward to this summer.

    First, it is our pleasure to introduce the lovely people who will be hosting our ceremonies this year. Please join us in welcoming...

    Before the Saga: Durhelediel
    Saga: BigFatty
    Beyond the Saga: Zonoma
    Entertainment Guru: Drabba_the_Hutt

    Congratulations to our fabulous hosts!
    After discussion with the hostesses about summer schedules, the 2007 Awards Order of Events will be as follows:

    [b]SCHEDULE[/b]

    [b][color=teal]Saga Awards[/b][/color]

    [i]Nominations[/i]: June 25 - July 9
    [i]Excerpts (to be sent in)[/i]: July 9 - July 16
    [i]Excerpt Reading and Voting[/i]: July 16 - July 26
    [i]Ceremony[/i]: July 28

    [b][color=purple]Before the Saga Awards[/color][/b]

    [i]Nominations[/i]: July 2-July 16
    [i]Excerpts (to be sent in)[/i]: July 16-July 23
    [i]Excerpt Reading and Voting[/i]: July 23-August 2
    [i]Ceremony[/i]: August 4

    [b][color=maroon]Beyond the Saga Awards[/color][/b]

    [i]Nominations[/i]: July 9-July 23
    [i]Excerpts (to be sent in)[/i]: July 23-July 30
    [i]Excerpt Reading and Voting[/i]: July 30-August 9
    [i]Ceremony[/i]: August 11
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    [b][color=steelblue]Other Important Information[/b][/color]

    [b][color=navy]Eligibility Dates[/b][/color]

    [b]Stories eligible for nomination include:[/b]

    --stories begun between June 1, 2006 and May 31, 2007
    --stories with a new post falling between June 1, 2006 and May 31, 2007

    [b]New Authors:[/b]

    To be eligible for the New Author award, authors must have posted their first story post in any era between June 1, 2006 and May 31, 2007.

    [b]Stories/authors ineligible for nomination include[/b]:

    --Stories that have won the same award in a previous awards season, for the same story or the same character (see the Fanfic Index for a detailed list of all previous winners)
    --Reposts of any story beginning outside the eligibility dates
    --Authors who have already won the "Best Author" award

    [b][color=navy]Award Categories[/b][/color]

    Per discussion and polls, the following is the list of eligible awards for the 2007 Awards season.

    [b]Genre[/b]

    Best Alternate Universe
    Best Canon
    Best Action
    Best Drama
    Best Romance
    Best Humour
    Best All Around (at least one scene of each genre - romance, action, drama, humor)

    [b]Style [/b]

    Most Underrated (a story that averages 6 or less readers per post)
    Best Response To A Challenge
    Best Songfic
    Best Poem
    Best Crossover (a story that mixes Star Wars with another movie, tv series or book)
    Best Short Story (multiple posts and 30,000 words or less)
    Best Epic (over 30,000 words)
    Best Vignette (1 post only)
    Best Series

    [b]Character [/b]

    Best Canon Interpretation, Male
    Best Canon Interpretation, Female
    Best Original Character, Male
    Best Original Character, Female
    Best Non-Human
    Best Child (for characters under the age of thirteen, either canon or original)
    Best Villain
    Best Ensemble Cast

    [b]Author [/b]

    Best Author
    Best New Author (must have started first story in any era between June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2007. Does not include socks of a different, established user.)
    Best Collaborative (Multi-author or round-robin)

    [b][color=navy]Voter Registration[/b][/color]

    To prevent sock voting, we require that everyone register to participate. If you registered last year, you DO NOT need to register again. If you have not registered before, go to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/26940990/p1/?16]The Voter Registration Thread[/link] for the easy instructions on how to do it.
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    [b][color=navy]Rules of the Road[/b][/color]

    The following are the detailed rules for nominating, sending excerpts, and voting.

    We are still working on an online system that will make this nomination and voting system obs>
     
  2. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Those are definitely the hostesses (and host) with the mostest!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS! Zonoma, BigFatty, Durhelediel and Drabba!!!

    Here's to a excellent awards season!!!! [face_alien_1]
     
  3. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Congratulations, ladies and man! Looking forward to seeing your mad skills in action. :D
     
  4. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Yay, schedule.[face_dancing]
    Am I the only one to note it in my filo?:-B [face_blush]
     
  5. Zonoma

    Zonoma Jedi Master star 5

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    Nope. :p
     
  6. correllian_ale

    correllian_ale Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Congrats to Durhelediel, BigFatty, & Zonoma ! =D= All excellent choices!

    Whoa, and entertainment is dependant upon Drabba's twisted mind!?! This should be one _ of an awards show! =D= [face_laugh]


    Uh, oh. Noms for Saga starts in two days? I better get crackin'!
     
  7. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Congrats everyone. I'm happy with the schedule, too. Far enough apart that people can manage them all, if they wanted to.
     
  8. BigFatty

    BigFatty Jedi Padawan star 4

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    So I guess I'm teal for the summer. :p Fine with me.

    Congrats and best of luck to my fellow hostesses. Looking forward to working with you and our overseers for the next few weeks.
     
  9. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    Teal is a great color ;) :p


    Looks like an awesome team of hostesses! Good luck this year ladies :D
     
  10. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Congratulations!!! And good luck [:D]
     
  11. Lola64

    Lola64 Jedi Master star 4

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    Congratulations all. =D=
     
  12. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Congrats to everyone!=D=

    I did have a question... Did we get official eligibility dates for nominated fics? I don't recall seeing them if we did... [face_thinking]
     
  13. Golden_Jedi

    Golden_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    :D Yay for the schedule! Great job! :)


    I may getting short sighted already, but what I can't find is where the rules, list of categories, other important dates about the fics in the game (you know, fics updated between the dates so and so...) are. Can somebody help me?
     
  14. Luna_Nightshade

    Luna_Nightshade Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Fear not--all of that will be coming up in an Awards FAQ that will be coming out sometime today/early tomorrow. It is still being made understandable. :) Check back soon and all that info will be put in, but we wanted everyone to know the hosts and schedules first so they can start getting ready while we put the finishing touches on everything else.
     
  15. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Congratulations to all the hosts. :)
     
  16. Space_Wolf

    Space_Wolf Jedi Master star 3

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    Wouldn't it be best to sticky this?

    Stress....
     
  17. Golden_Jedi

    Golden_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I feel younger now... :)
     
  18. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    Aww, I was just sticking all the dates into my iCal when I realised I probably won't be able to hang around for the Before Awards ceremony. I'm volunteering at this year's SIGGRAPH (big fat international computer graphics conference) and I fly out on the day of the ceremony. :( Sadness, sweeping over the land.
     
  19. Alley_Skywalker

    Alley_Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Congrats to the hosts=D=


    Wee! Noms for Saga start in like...two days...so excited!


    *notes the dates^ There's so no way I'm letting my parents drag me out to the Summer House Of Doom on the important dates :)
     
  20. Kestrel_Kenobi

    Kestrel_Kenobi Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 26, 2005
    Wow - this all sounds great! :)

    Congrats to all the hosts and lots of [face_good_luck]

    :D

    *off to dig out all my fav saga fics!*

     
  21. darksideyesplease

    darksideyesplease Jedi Master star 4

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    I look forward to working with BigFatty on the Saga Awards, congrats to everyone!
     
  22. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thanks for letting me know! I'll be patient, I promise. :D
     
  23. KILIK

    KILIK Jedi Master star 4

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    May 21, 2005
    These awards are fun, I don't think I've get one of the awards but who knows.
     
  24. DreamingIce

    DreamingIce Jedi Knight star 3

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    Oh goodie! Awards season! *starts compiling personal shortlists*

    One question though, are we allowed to nominate story that are written by overseers and/or hosts? [face_batting]
     
  25. Alley_Skywalker

    Alley_Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    As far as I know the overseers' stories can not be nominated and the hosts' stories can not be nominated in the era that they are hosting.



    Ah...I've got s bit of an uncertanty concerning the Best Child catagory that I'd like to clear up. Is a "child" character considered to be any character under the age of 18 or is there another age limit....?
     
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