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08 June 2010 @ 11:39 pm
Nominations for the 2010 Awards are now open!  


I'm filling in briefly for the amazing brdwaybebe to bring you the nomination post for the Fourth Annual Superman Movieverse Fanfiction Awards!

Ground Rules:

* Fanfiction written between June 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 is eligible. For WIPs, at least one chapter of the longer work must have been originally published during the qualifying period.
* Any story which won an award in any previous year is not eligible for the same award in the current year, regardless of whether newer chapters were published during the qualifying period. (Previous Winner Link Corrections)
* Exceptions to the 'previous winners' rule are Best Overall Author -- any author is eligible, regardless of previous wins -- but only based on his/her work during the qualifying period.
* Likewise, you may nominate a different moment of the same fic that won last year's Best Moment Category provided that the moment you are nominating was written during the current year.
* The stories may be hosted anywhere online.
* The main focus of the story must be the Superman Movieverse (not Smallville, Lois and Clark, comicverse, etc).
* Writers may not nominate their own fanfiction for any category.
* Nominations will be accepted between June 9, 2010 and June 30, 2010, 11:59pm EDT. The top five fics nominated in each category will be placed onto the final ballot. If there is a tie, we will include a sixth nomination. A run-off ballot will take place on July 1 & 2, 2010 for any categories which do not have a clear nominations list.
* Voting will take place between July 3, 2010 and July 17, 2010 using the non-LJ-affiliated Zoomerang survey service.
* Awards will be announced on July 18, 2010.

Please do not "Join" the community! All participants may nominate and comment on this entry, either using OpenID, LJ username or Anonymous. Instead, LJ users should click "Watch This Community" to stay up-to-date on the nomination and voting process.


Nomination Categories:

*Please be aware that the categories have changed this year, as our fandom has evolved! Several categories have been merged or redefined, a few have been removed, and several have been added.

Length: (Must be complete except for Epic)
--Best Overall Super-Short (100-500 words)
--Best Overall Ficlet (500-2,000 words)
--Best Overall Short (2,000-10,000 words)
--Best Overall Mid-Length (10,000-50,000 words)
--Best Overall Epic (50,000 words plus)

Genres/Pairings: (Any length or WIP can be nominated in these categories)
--Best Fluff
--Best Action
--Best Angst/Drama
--Best Humor
--Best Family-Oriented
--Best Clois Romance
--Best Non-Clois Het Romance
--Best Slash/Femslash Romance

Moments: (Any length or WIP)
--Best Kiss
--Best Love Scene
--Best Cliffhanger
--Best Reveal
--Best Parenting (not limited to Clark or Lois with Jason, could also include OCs or the previous generation, i.e. Jor-El or Jonathan Kent with Clark)
--Best One Liner
--Best Ending (for completed fic)

Technique/Characters/Other: (Any length or WIP; consider the fic as a whole for these categories, as opposed to moments)
--Best Dialogue
--Best Description
--Best Plotting
--Best Canon Characterization (nominate the fic that you feel best captures the canon characters – Lois, Clark, etc)
--Best Use of Supporting Characters
--Best Villain
--Best Original Character
--Best WIP of any length
--Best Completed fic of any length
--Best Series (two or more works in the same related 'universe', sequel or otherwise)

People: (Last year’s winner may be nominated in these categories)
--Best Overall Author
--Best Beta
--Best Reviewer


Submitting Your Nominations:

* Submit your nominations in comments to this entry.
* Please indicate "Nomination Ballot" in the Subject Heading of your comment.
* You may nominate up to two fics per category.
* You do not need to nominate in every category.
* Make sure your nominations are clearly marked for each category.
* Include the URL of the fic (or chapter of the fic for specific moments) in your nomination.
* For moments, please be as specific as possible about where it is located (chapter number, thread page, etc).
* If you are unfamiliar with LJ, click "Leave a Comment" to make your nominations. (If you don't have an LJ account, please be sure to sign your anonymous comment somehow with your username from other sites at the bottom of your nomination list.)
* Comments will be screened. Non LJ-users should leave an email address in the comment if you would like confirmation that your nomination was received.


Let the nominating begin and the Awards get underway! Please continue list your eligible stories here, and pimp this event in your LJs and story updates this month; we want as wide a spectrum of fandom as possible. Thanks!


Nominations are now closed!!