That’s right, y’all! It’s time for the 2019 Moonshine Awards. We hope you’ve got your list of favorite fics ready because we have a whole new award experience prepared for you this year.
You’ll notice that some of the categories have changed this year. We’ve expanded a few to include WIPs as well as combining some. The categories for ASZ and On The Road are now considered part of ZA, and we added brand new categories to recognize new authors, fan art, and the year’s best fandom supporter. In an effort to make this year’s awards a little more fun and inclusive for everyone, we created some new stipulations.
You have from now until the 26th of January to submit your favorite fics, fan art, and authors. The nominations will be posted on the 27th and then the voting begins!
Winners will be announced on February 17th.
Here are the rules for this year’s Moonshine Awards:
- There is no limit to how many fics can be nominated per category.
- Most categories have one for Completed works and one for In Progress works. Completed works must have been completed between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019. Works In Progress must have been updated at least once between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019.
- If there is only one category, nominated fics can be either Complete or WIP.
- Fics can be nominated in multiple categories.
- Authors are limited to one fic nominated per category so choose wisely.
What about the new categories? Well, here’s what we changed:
- Best Classic: we will not be accepting nominations for fics that have previously won an award for this category.
- Best Fandom Supporter: this can be anyone on AO3, FFN, or Tumblr who you believe supports fanwork creators in such a positive way that they deserve to be recognized. This person has to have been active in the fandom in some way or another within the last year.
- Breakthrough New Author: this person has to have posted their first fic between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019.
- Author of The Year: this person has to have updated or posted at least one fic between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019. The winner of this category cannot be the same as Breakthrough New Author.
- Best Hershel Fic (In Memory of Scott Wilson): This category is exclusive to 2019 and we will accept nominations for any and all fics completed or in-progress from any time period.
- NEW!! Best SFW and NSFW Fan Art: We will be spotlighting fan art this year! When you nominate, please include a link to the artist’s direct post, whether it be Flickr or DeviantArt or Tumblr or any other site. The only stipulation is that it must contain Bethyl (obviously). Nominations from any and all years will be included for this year’s award.
We hope to see a great turnout this year. Feel free to nominate as many fics and art as often as you’d like. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to us. Stay tuned for voting!