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    Default Writers' Study Yearly Awards 2018 - Nominations thread!



    Welcome to our fifth Yearly Awards competition!

    Everyone is invited to nominate their favourite writing from 2018. We realise that 2018 is not yet over, but we'll be starting the competition in autumn from now on.
    These Yearly Awards will not cover a full year, but future Yearly Awards competitions will. With this in mind, please remember that this year:

    you may only nominate writing posted on TWC between 1 January 2018 and 30 September 2018.



    In this competition, we recognise and reward the greatest writers among us this year – both Creative Writers and AARtists!



    This year's categories are:

    AAR of the Year
    For – what else? – the best AAR!
    You may nominate any AAR that received an update between 1 January and 30 September 2018.

    CW of the Year
    For - naturally! - the best Creative Writing!
    You may nominate any piece of Creative Writing that received an update between 1 January and 30 September 2018.

    Combined Award: Best Newcomer
    Which new WS poster has showered us with the greatest display of talent since the 1st January 2018?
    This award could go to someone who writes AARs, or CW, or both. You can nominate any member who posted an update to an AAR or piece of creative writing between 1 January and 30 September 2018.

    Please read the rules, in the next post, before making any nominations.

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    Default Re: Writers' Study Yearly Awards 2018 - Nominations thread!

    RULES

    Each category has eligibility criteria, shown in the post above. Please read them carefully. Only writing that was posted between 1 January 2018 and 30 September 2018 (inclusive) is eligible.

    When it comes to nominating there are some other rules:

    The nomination period will be open until 11:59 GMT+0, 31 October 2018. Following this, there will be a two week voting period.


    Nominations are to be made in this thread
    Nope, that's not a link. Post your nominations in this thread that you're reading right now please!

    No self-nomination
    You cannot nominate yourself or your own work for any category.

    Maximum of three nominations per category
    You can only nominate a maximum of three nominees for a category. Any more than three nominations and only the first three will be counted.

    You do not need to make nominations in every category
    You may make a nomination (or nominations) in only one category, if you wish. Or you may make nominations in two (or more) categories. It’s entirely up to you!

    When making a nomination, please give as much information as possible.
    Please make sure you say which category you are nominating a person or piece of work for. If you are nominating a member (for Best Newcomer), you need only give the member’s name.

    If you are nominating an AAR or a CW piece, please give the title of the piece, AND the name of the author.

    If you are struggling to remember the exact details of the member or piece of work you wish to nominate, please nominate them anyway, with as much information as you have. If WS staff cannot easily identify the person or work you are nominating, they may ask you for more details. If they still can’t identify your nomination, they may decide not to include it in the competition.


    Best Newcomer
    As set out above, a “Newcomer” is someone who made their first substantial contribution to the WS between 1 January 2018 and 30 September 2018. This means their first substantial contribution as an author of AARs or CW. Their first substantial contribution must have been in 2018. They would still qualify for nomination if they had written a brief one-post AAR during 2017, and then written several AARs (or a larger AAR) during 2018. They might still qualify for nomination if they started their first piece of CW at the end of 2017 and continued it in 2018, depending on how substantial their work was during each year. If you are in any doubt about whether someone can be nominated for the Best Newcomer Awards, please ask the WS staff.

    Each member may only win one award
    If a member wins more than one award, they will be given the chance to choose which award they wish to receive. This applies to second and third place awards as well as first place awards. The other(s) will be awarded to the runner(s)-up.

    ‘Honour’ system
    We are running this competition on the ‘honour’ system. If you notice that you have been nominated for an award you do not qualify for, please notify the WS staff.
    Likewise, if you notice someone else has been nominated for an award they don’t qualify for, please notify the WS staff.

    If, at any stage, the WS staff discover that a nominee for or winner of any award does not qualify to be entered in that category, the WS staff reserve the right to disqualify them. If voting has not yet begun, the disqualified nominee will simply not be entered in the competition. If voting has already begun, and the disqualified nominee obtains enough votes to win an award, that award will be given to the person with the next highest number of votes.





    To make your nominations, please copy and paste the following into this thread, with your nominations for each category:


    AARotY:

    CWotY:

    Best Newcomer:


    For example:

    AAROTY: Story A by Member 1, Story B by Member 2, Story C by Member 3

    Best Newcomer: Member 7, Member 8, Member 9


    If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the chat thread or PM any member of WS staff. Have fun nominating!

    We are very grateful to all (Scottish King, Hitai de Bodemloze, m_1512, Radzeer and Dance) who began the Writers’ Study Yearly Awards in 2014. We want to say a huge thank you to Joar for designing the artwork. Please rep him generously for his trouble!
    Last edited by Caillagh de Bodemloze; October 04, 2018 at 08:45 AM. Reason: Correcting a date - it said "2017" when it should have been "2018". Oops.

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    So this was not an entirely easy task, and I must admit I am going to by necessity put in more than three AARs (not as potential votable candidates -- I read the rules well Caillagh -- but just to give those ones I find great a bit more publicity!). Anyway, here are my nominations for the Yearly Awards!


    2018 Yearly Awards Nominations

    AAR Nominees
    The Last Chariots of the Tarquins, by Skotos of Sinope
    Of Wolves and Prey, by Cookiegod
    New Town, by Alwyn

    Unfortunately, I can only nominate three AARs, but I would also like to draw everyone's attention to the following two as well, as they are also quite good!
    --Song of the Sleep Bringers, by thecheese
    and
    --A Wolf Among Sheep, by Seether


    Creative Writing Nominees
    Cat Tails, by NorseThing
    Caligula's Anthology of Tales, by Commisar Caligula


    Genesis of Empires, by m_1512** is another great idea in the Creative Writing section, where m_1512 is bringing together many contributors for Genesis of Empires, as he'd like to create a sort of community writing project. It is a great idea, already with a number of different people involved, but all credit goes ultimately to him for thinking of it and organizing it. Unfortunately, I can't nominate it for the yearly awards as I myself have contributed, but I'd still like to encourage everyone to have a look at the thread and see if you'd also like to contribute as well!


    I myself only discovered the writing areas of TWC a few months back, and so I only know of one person who I can say with certainty is a "Newcomer", but he is definitely one of the best ones there could be!
    Best Newcomer
    C-Beams


    Last edited by Kilo11; October 21, 2018 at 07:32 AM. Reason: Removed nomination the was in breach of the rules
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    I'm nominating Kilo11 for best newcomer, since he, as far as I'm aware, fits the criteria and has written both well and a lot.

    I can't nominate any AARs because all those which I've read are already nominated.

    Last "minute" edit: Best newcomer nomination (additionally to Kilo11) Derc.

    AAR: Derc plays through world history.
    Last edited by Cookiegod; October 31, 2018 at 05:48 PM. Reason: Last "minute" edit

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    Default Re: Writers' Study Yearly Awards 2018 - Nominations thread!

    As Kilo11 said, it's really difficult to narrow the nominations down to three for each category, because there are so many deserving writers. Fortunately, as Cookiegod said, some of the many deserving writers have already been nominated. I hope we'll have more nominations before nominations end (on October 31).

    Best Newcomer

    Kilo11
    Skotos of Sinope
    Turkafinwë

    AAR of the Year
    An Orcs Tale by Maltacus
    Song of the Sleep Bringers by thecheese
    Toutatis Favours the Brave
    by Welsh Dragon

    Creative Writing of the Year
    Swords Made from Letters by Basileos Leandros I
    The Fool and His Keeper by Kilo11
    Words of the Forgotten by Admiral Van Tromp

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    Default Re: Writers' Study Yearly Awards 2018 - Nominations thread!

    As other people have also said, some of the things I might otherwise have nominated have already been named above. So, here are three more things I liked that have been updated in 2018 :

    AAR of the Year
    La Fleur et L'épée by Axis Sunsoar
    To Rule the Earth (We Already Rule the Waves) by reaper101
    The Danish House of Hen by Darkan

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    Due to the limited time I've had recently, I done goofed up and now its past the deadline and I can't nominate. Thankfully, everything that I've wanted to nominate is already up there! Guess we have a sort of consensus when it comes to these sort of things

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    Default Re: Writers' Study Yearly Awards 2018 - Nominations thread!

    I've had years like that, Swaeft. I think "I must remember to post my list of nominations - just need to check and see if there's anything I've forgotten" and the next thing I know, it's a month later and I'm too late. I blame real life for getting in the way. I'm glad everything you wanted to nominate is already included, though.

    I'm just going to lock this thread so nobody gets confused and tries to post more nominations while the imps I mean I draft the voting threads. Obviously I'll be doing the work. Of course I will.

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