WELCOME TO THE 2016 NOMINATIONS THREAD FOR THE BEFORE AND SAGA ERAS!Nominations for Beyond and ST are now closed. Nominations are due: Wednesday 06 April 2016 at midnight PST. Nominating for: Before and Saga, plus the Random Award. In this thread you will find detailed instructions to nominate stories, authors and reviewers in for the Before and Saga eras. Please read this carefully, some award categories have peculiarities and it’s easy to mess things up You can also nominate now for the Random Award, which is not era-specific. Please do NOT post your nominations in this thread and do NOT send them to me. Send them by PM to the appropriate sock following the procedure described below. Please note that Before and Saga are two different eras, each one with its own categories and eligible stories. To know which stories are eligible in which era, check out the list of eligible fics here. ELIGIBILITY 1) Stories that were started OR updated in these two eras between 01 January 2015 at 00:00:01 PST and 31 December 2015 at midnight PST are eligible.2) Stories that won one or more awards in the past are not eligible in the category(ies) they won, but they are eligible in every other category. Reposts are eligible like any other story.3) Some categories have peculiarities, these are indicated in their definition below.4) The list of eligible fics and users will indicate if a specific story or user is not eligible in one or more categories. GENERAL NOMINATION RULES 1) You may nominate up to two fics per category. This means zero, one or two, not more2) You may nominate the same fic in up to three categories. This means zero, one, two or three, not more.3) Anyone is welcome to nominate, whether reader, writer or lurker.4) Writers may not nominate themselves. This includes works they co-authored.5) Stories are eligible only in the era under which they are listed in the list of eligible fics. PROCESS TO NOMINATE FOR THE RANDOM AWARD 1) The Random Award is not era-specific. You may nominate ONE fic from ANY ERA for it.2) All 2015 fics except Chyntuck's are eligible for the Random Award. This includes the volunteers and the mods.3) Make up a crack!category (e.g. Best WTF Moment, Best Scene Pushing the ToS, Punniest Character Name, etc) and select the fic you want to nominate for it from the list.4) Send a PM to BOTH Anakin Solo Revanchist and Chyntuck with the following information:Award name:Title:Author:URL (no embedded links please, the link may go to the story itself or to the specific chapter for which you are nominating it):Any relevant details (e.g. character name, chapter number, etc):Please remember that the Random Award is intended for good-humored fun. Anything that can be construed as baiting or flaming will be dealt with by the mods. PROCESS TO NOMINATE FOR BEFORE 1) Click here to read the definitions for this era’s categories. Please pay attention to the definitions in dark red as they can be a bit tricky.2) Click here to see the list of eligible stories in this era and make your selection.3) Click here to see details of eligible users for the author and reviewer categories.4) Click here to open a PM convo with the Before era sock (Before_Awards_Sock) and type “2016 nominations” in the title bar.5) Copy-paste this post into your PM and fill in the details. You must provide all the details in every category for which you are nominating; don’t forget the links!6) Click “send” PROCESS TO NOMINATE FOR SAGA 1) Click here to read the definitions for this era’s categories. Please pay attention to the definitions in dark red as they can be a bit tricky.2) Click here to see the list of eligible stories in this era and make your selection.3) Click here to see details of eligible users for the author and reviewer categories.4) Click here to open a PM convo with the Saga era sock (SagaFanficAwards) and type “2016 nominations” in the title bar.5) Copy-paste this post into your PM and fill in the details. You must provide all the details in every category for which you are nominating; don’t forget the links!6) Click “send” GOING TO THE VOTING ROUND 1) To go to the voting round, a fic or author should have two nominations or more. However, If a category has 3 or less fics nominated, then any story nominated for that category will go on to the voting round.2) If a fic was nominated in more than 3 categories, it goes to the voting round only in the 3 categories where it received the most nominations. In case of a tie for third place, the least populated category will be chosen. In case of a tie between two equally populated categories, a category is drawn at random. For more details about the awards process, please refer to the Awards Guide and Announcements Thread. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them! Please do not post questions here pertaining to an individual fic, as it could be construed as advertising.