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The Anti-OTP

Rules & Dates

Dates for Round Four:
Nominations: January 1 - 31
Judging/Voting: February 1 - March 15
Winners Announced: March 31


    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.

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