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The Anti-OTP
31 January 2009 @ 11:28 pm
Categories
For Round Three


  • Best Overall Angst Fic

  • Displays a general depressive mood or sense of anxiety or disquiet, but does not contain graphic dark elements. The ending can be happy or sad.

  • Best Overall Dark Fic

  • Must contain some overarching or graphic dark element or theme, such as dubious consent or non-consensual sex, torture (psychological or physical) or slavery.

  • Best Drabble/Ficlet

  • Between 100 and 999 words, both angst and dark fics are eligible.

  • Best Het

  • The focus is on a romantic or sexual relationship between different-sexed individuals, both angst and dark fics are eligible.

  • Best Slash/Femmeslash

  • The focus is on a romantic or sexual relationship between same-sexed individuals, both angst and dark fics are eligible.

  • Best Gen

  • The focus should NOT be on a romantic or sexual relationship, both angst and dark fics are eligible.

  • Best Dub- or Non-Con

  • Contains sexual elements that have dubious or no consent, including rape!fic. The focus does not have to be on the sexual act, itself, but either the act or the aftermath should play a large role in the fic, both angst and dark fics are eligible.

  • Best Crossover

  • Contains one or more BtVS/Ats characters crossed over with characters/events from another fandom, both angst and dark fics are eligible.

  • Best Author

  • For a writer who excels in Angsty and/or Dark fiction.
 
 
The Anti-OTP
31 January 2009 @ 11:43 pm
Dates for Round Four:
Nominations: January 1 - 31
Judging/Voting: February 1 - March 15
Winners Announced: March 31



Rules:

    What types of fics are eligible?
  • Any fic that was named a 'Winner' or 'Fan Fave' in any category is not eligible for further nomination. Fics that received two 'Runner Up' places or one 'Runner Up' and a 'Judge's Choice' are also ineligible for further nomination. Fics that only received one 'Runner Up' are still eligible for nomination in Round Four. A list of ineligible fics is available here.

  • All fanfiction must be based on the BtVS/Ats fandom. No RPF is allowed.

  • A WIP (Work-in-Progress) is eligible, but it must have at least three parts, and must have been updated within two months of the beginning of the judging period.

  • Fics less than 1,000 words are only eligible in the drabble/ficlet category.

  • Crossovers are allowed but we cannot guarantee the judge(s) in your category will be familiar with the other fandom.



    Who can nominate/be nominated?
  • Anyone can make nominations.

  • Judges and Mods may be nominated, but they cannot judge a category they've been nominated in.

  • Self-nominations are accepted; however, it is preferred that for every time you nominate yourself, you nominate someone else as well. This is not a hard-and-fast rule, and I won't be checking, but the best part of an awards site is spreading the love around.



    How many times can I be nominated?
  • Authors may be nominated in no more than 50% of the total number of categories. For example, out of 8 total categories, an author may be nominated in a total of 4. If enough categories expand to make 10 categories, an author may be nominated in 5.

  • Authors can only be nominated once per category.

  • A single work of fiction can be nominated in two categories.



    Nominations will be discarded if:
  • A valid email address or LJ username is not provided.

  • It is riddled with spelling, punctuation & grammar errors.

  • It is friends-locked or password-protected.

  • It is not nominated in the correct category.

  • The author declines the nomination.



    What else do I need to know?
  • Categories must have a minimum of three entries to go to judging/voting. Categories will contain no more than ten nominees.

  • Nominations will be taken in the order of author acceptance. First come, first served.

  • Categories that become full before the nominations process is over may cascade* at the mods's discretion.



About Cascading Categories:
Cascading categories are ones that might be split into further sub-categories, depending on the number and type of nominees. For example: the Best Het category might split into Best Spuffy and Best Other Het, again, depending on the number and type of nominees.