Welcome, welcome, welcome all you writers, readers and reviewers! 2012 went by fast, didn’t it? Well, before we all dip into the bright and wonderful possibilities that 2013 can bring, I say we stop and take a look back at all the fantastic contributions that have been made to this section over the last year. So, without further ado, I bring you: this year’s Shipping Oscars!

I’m privileged to be running this show for the second year in a row. A big thanks to everyone who helped out last year and to the Oscar’s past hosts Encyclopika, Water Spirit, shadow_shipper, and Uzumaki Hinata! Thank you all for making this possible!

We’ll be following basically the same format we did last year, by which I mean, we head straight to a vote. All the eligible stories/people have already been listed out in their appropriate categories. All you have to do is cast your vote. Eligible stories = stories that were updated at some point during the year 2012. That means even if your story was started in, say, 2010, as long as you’ve posted a chapter in 2012 your story is eligible for this year’s Oscars.

How do you vote? Simple enough. Just send me a PM telling me which folks you’d like to vote for. BAM! Done. The deadline for voting is February 28th, 2013, which means you’ve got some extra time to get some reading in even if you haven’t already checked a lot of these out. So please do vote!

Rules:
-All forum and sub-forum rules apply.
-Vote by sending me a PM, not by posting here.
-You cannot vote for yourself.
-Vote based on the quality of the work, not on how you feel about the author as a person. Do not vote for someone just because they’re your friend.
-When you vote, you can vote for as many or as few categories as you want. But only one vote per category.
-You can vote for the same fic multiple times as long as long as it’s for different categories. (Ex. Say a fic was up for Best MultiShipping Fic, Best Oneshot, and Best Fic—you could vote for it in each category if you wanted to.) Same goes for authors/reviewers.
-You can sig campaign for this. As in, write "Vote for my/so-in-so's story in such-and-such category in the 2012 Shipping Oscars!" or something of the like in your signature, and I do encourage you to spread the word to your friends about this contest but... be ethical about it, kay? Don't attempt to coerce people who haven't even read your fic to vote for it or get your friends to vote for you--you'll be looking at disqualification and a possible infraction for sending unsolicited messages/advertising if you do.

Voting is, of course, its own reward, because you get to help celebrate and encourage talented writers and reviewers, but I’m not leaving it there. After all, I made stickers last year for voters… so what have I got cooked up for good little voters this year? Why, a lovely locket! How appropriately shippy!



Yep! Voting gets you your own locket with the pairing of your choice on it.

I’ve also whipped up a few official contest graphics if you’d like to spread the word about the Oscars in your signature. Feel free to use ‘em!

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Alrighty! Enough chit-chat—let’s get to the categories and contenders!

Categories and Contenders

(Please note that I'm a flawed human being and if there are mistakes, misspellings, misplacement or miscategorizations on this list then you have only to PM me and let me know and I'll fix 'em).

Best AdvanceShipping Fic:

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Best ContestShipping Fic:

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Best EncourageShipping Fic:

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Best NegaiShipping Fic:

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Best PearlShipping Fic:

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Best PokeShipping Fic:

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Best WishfulShipping Fic:

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Best MultiShipping Fic:

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Best Pokemon/Pokemon Shipping Fic:

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Best Human/Pokemon Shipping Fic:

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Best Other Female/Female Pokemon Shipping Fic:

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Best Male/Male Pokemon Shipping Fic:

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Best Other Pokemon Shipping Fic:

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Best Non-Pokemon Shipping Fic:

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Best Male/Female Pokemon Drabble

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Best Female/Female Pokemon Drabble:

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Best Male/Male Pokemon Drabble:

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Best Pokemon/Pokemon Drabble:

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Best Human/Pokemon Drabble:

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Best Poly Shipping Drabble:

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Best Crossover Drabble:

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Best Non-Pokemon Drabble:

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Best Drabble:

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Best Drabble Author:

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Y’all wrote more fics this year than you did last year, so this will require two posts. Please check the next post to see the remainder of the categories and contenders.