To mavjade & Briannakin: Thank you for hosting this. I do feel a Favorites Festival is less labor-intensive than a full-blown awards. Categories I found the "epic, short story, etc." ones easier as well as "alternate universe, canon-compliant." The timeline categories were harder due to overlap and filtering issues: e.g., was the story tagged a certain way? Characters and Relationships I like the way these categories were set out. I'd keep these. I totally enjoyed, as with the awards, the author and reviewer categories. It's a chance to celebrate an overall level of quality. Drop-off of participation Besides perhaps the timing, maybe having more categories per week? The anonymity is a great option to include for those who feel inclined to share their favorites that way.