Celebrating the Best of 2016
It's that time of year again! Time to take a look back at the previous year's offerings in this section to reflect and celebrate—the Shipping Oscars!
Special thanks to the past hosts: xEryChan, Meowth City, Skiyomi, Encyclopika, Water Spirit, shadow_shipper and Uzumaki Hinata.
We'll be following the same drill as last year and head straight to the 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 2016. That means even if your story was started in, say, 2013, as long as you’ve posted a chapter in 2016, 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 March 1st, 2017, 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!
And when you vote, you'll get a nice avatar signature with your name and pairing of your choice on it to proudly show your participation:
Note: Specify Pairing, Colors, and whether or not you want Background Effects.
I've also made some Shipping Oscars 2016 graphics if you'd like to display them in your signature to spread the word about the competition. Feel free to use them, if you'd like.
Spoiler:- Shipping Oscars Graphics:
- 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.
- If you have any questions regarding the event, don't post them here. Just send me a PM.
- 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 Multiships Fic, Best One-Shot, 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 2016 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.
Well, there's been enough stalling. On to the main event! The following posts will contain the categories you'll be voting for and the people up for the awards. Happy reading and happy voting!
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 Multi-Chapter Fic
Best AdvanceShipping Fic
Best AmourShipping Fic
Best Multiships Fic
Best Other Pokemon Shipping Fic
Best Non-Pokemon Fic
Best Male/Female Drabble
Best Female/Female Drabble
Best Non-Pokemon Drabble
Best Multiships Drabble
Best More Please! Fic
(This tricky little category covers the line between one-shots and multi-chaptered fics. It's for stories that were meant to be multi-chaptered, but for whatever reason, at least at the time of this posting, only have one chapter)
Best Timeless Fic