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31 January 2009 @ 11:43 pm
Rules & Dates  
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.




 
 
 
Butterfly: [BTVS]DarkWillow_Spikesnogged on February 23rd, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Quick question:

Can the stories be from any year?
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on February 23rd, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
For this round, yes. We'll have to re-visit the question for further rounds. :)
ubiquirkubiquirk on February 24th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
All fanfiction must be based on the BtVS/Ats fandom.

Does that mean only the BtVS/Ats fandom. Or are crossovers that stay true to the BtVS/Ats fandom okay?
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on February 24th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
This round, we're saying 'no' to crossovers. But we're seriously thinking about adding an x-over category for next round, so keep the nom in your hat, k? ;)
tamibrandttamibrandt on August 19th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
I have a few dark fics I've written that could be nominees, but since I don't read anyone else's work (or those that I do have already won/been nominated) I guess that mine are out as per your self-promotion rule.
the adventures of Christine: Wesleycdaae on July 7th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
I've just discovered this community.

Is there going to be a round four?
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on July 7th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
No. Due to lack of interest of the community at large and lack of time on the mods' side, we decided that Round 3 would be the last.
the adventures of Christine: Wesleycdaae on July 8th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, poop! Well, at least now I have a load of fics to read through.

I don't suppose you can recommend any other particular communities, or archives, for dark BtVS/AtS fics?
velvetwhip: Angelus/Willow by Spikesredqueenvelvetwhip on January 3rd, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
We're having Round 4 now after all. We sure hope you can participate!


Gabrielle
red_satin_doll: The Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 21st, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Is your answer to snogged's question Can the stories be from any year? still "yes" for round 4?
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on January 21st, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)
Yes. Any fic from Any Time.
red_satin_doll: The Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 21st, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!