Errors and boo-boos.

Ok, firstly, I must apologise a lot!

This round I made some stonking errors but because you’re all nice, they’ve been pointed out and I’ve fixed them. Best Unfinished was won by a story called Daylight written by turtleback and not colormetheworld as was credited on the award. That has been fixed. I do sincerely apologise for that.

Secondly, Best Author was won by colormetheworld. It has since been pointed out to me by this author that she won it last round and therefore shouldn’t be eligible for it again this round. This is also true and a point I missed while organising. Because this was MY error and not hers, I have done what I think is fair, rather than strip colormetheworld of her award I have moved the runner up, in this case, LilyBartAndTheOthers into the winner spot too, so there are 2 winners and the third place person, Sybilia is now the runner up!

All of the awards are now posted on the ‘Winners’ page so please go and collect your awards. Save them to your device and post them wherever you like from there as they are not hosted on this site indefinitely.

I hope this clears it all up and everyone is happy. Once again, I do apologise.

This entry was posted on April 2, 2015.

Where’d that go?

Some of you may notice that some stories are vanishing or being moved, this is why.

During nominations, I put all correctly filled in nominations onto the page without checking them then, when nominations close I go through them all and make sure everyone is within the rules. The main one is ‘each author may have a maximum of 3 stories in up to 3 categories.’ Obviously, an author can be nominated for more stories in more categories and I don’t think it’s fair to just take the first ones that are nominated. So, once nominations close, I check them and any author with more than the allotted amount of nominations per category gets a message explaining they they have too many nominations and they are asked to narrow it down so they are within the rules. To my mind, this is the fairest way, after all, who knows where a story belongs better than the person who wrote it? They have the option to remove or move their stories but this is solely their decision.

If an author is over their amount and they do not reply to my messages, I will then put all the categories they are in into a hat and pull one (or more if needed) from that. Thankfully this hasn’t yet happened, but should that be the case, I think that is the fairest way to do it.

At any point, an author can ask to remove their story. No explanation is needed, this is just for fun and no one has to take part if they don’t want to.

In the interest of fairness for all, my opinion is that this is the best way to do it, including limiting how many categories you can be nominated in. After all, where’s the fun if one person wins everything? This way we get a good mix of things and a variety of winners.

So yeah, if you notice some things aren’t where they were, this is why. Please be reassured that, while I do send the messages and edit the nominations, I have no other input into the decision making at all. Any edits to categories or nominations is with the full knowledge and total consent of the authors involved. It’s not up to me to be taking folks out all willy nilly.

As always, if you have any questions, you can always email me or holla over on twitter.

Good luck to all the nominees and I thank you all for taking part.

This entry was posted on March 9, 2015.

Nominations closing

Ok folks, as previously mentioned, nominations will be closing today, in exactly 3 hours and 8 minutes to be precise. If your nominations aren’t in by then, well sorry, you’ll have to wait for next round.

Voting will still open on 11th as stated. This gives me time to do everything I need to do. I’m sorry for the extra wait but due to personal circumstances and being totally solo this round, I need a little more time.

This entry was posted on March 6, 2015.

Nomination closing date.

Ok folks, there is a lot of work to do between nominations closing and voting opening. This round, I don’t have anyone to go over it with me so I will be closing nominations on 6th MARCH not the 8th. This is so I can make sure everything is in order, contact any authors that are in more than 3 categories and get a reply and get all the voting forms ready. Due to my personal circumstances, this will take a little longer than usual, which is another reason for closing a couple of days early.

Nominations will close at Midnight (British time) on 6th march. I will give you a countdown via twitter if when that is so you don’t miss anything. The nominees will be available to read at all times and as with past rounds, there will be a page dedicated to the nominees of this round so you can read their stories at any point in the future.

Thanks for understanding.

This entry was posted on February 26, 2015.

Fun for all….. almost

Hi all,

A little note as its rearing its ugly head again I thought I’d take a moment to say this.

These awards are about YOUR favourite stories. Each person has their own tastes and preferences. That’s great. But if you don’t like something, leave it be.
As in most if not all fandoms, the Rizzles fandom has its share of people who aren’t nice and bully others and, rather than offer constructive criticisms can ‘slag off’¬†and intimidate others, sometimes to the point where that person then leaves the fandom entirely.

These awards are a bit of fun, nothing more. No one writer is any better than any other, its a matter of taste. We do not support or include bullies here. People who intimidate or treat others like shit, including but not exclusively; plagiarism, deliberately reporting fic to have it removed out of spite, spamming groups or people with hate messages, getting your friends to intimidate, bully or generally send hurtful or mean messages and reviews to others and generally troll, are not welcome in these awards.

These awards were created to celebrate and share wonderful fic of all genres by people of all levels of writing skill and experience. They are a way to connect with other fans and find new stories that other people love.

We will NOT tolerate bullies or trolls. We will NEVER knowingly include them, nor support them in any fashion. Please know that I am a member and admin of many Rizzles related forums and groups, I see lots of things. I will not hesitate to remove people that are griefing other writers.

This entry was posted on February 12, 2015.


Ok folks, just 2 hours to go before I open nominations.

Please, when voting for either Best Author or Best New Author, include a story in your nomination. So the form should include your name, your email, authors name, authors contact AND a story link. Then you should check either best author or best new author AND a category for the story.

If you don’t include all of this information, your nomination won’t be included.

Please, rest assured that there is one person that sees all this information. I do not share, sell, lend, air write or give out this information in ANY way, shape or form. Whatever you send me is private and confidential.

As always, authors, your public thanks can be sent to me via email with your pen name and I will include it on the relevant page.

Right way, wrong way, just plain confused?

Ok, now and again we have a little bit of confusion about the nomination forms, so before we get going with the next round, I’ve made these lil pics to show how to fill them in. I hope this clears thing up, if not feel free to email me or tweet me with your questions.

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right form