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PostSubject: The Indie Twific Awards   Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:30 pm

The site is not up and running yet, but per the Twilighted Forum for these awards, you can find the following information:

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Everyone had to start somewhere...RPatz wasn't always Edward, and Billy Burke didn't always have the rocking 'stache.

And because everyone has to start somewhere, we want to acknowledge the great up and comers. Those wonderful diamonds in the rough, which with a bit of polishing, could be a heart shaped diamond hanging for a charm bracelet...

So we've created The Indie TwiFi Awards - designed to highlight the wonderful stories out there that deserve attention.

You may not know The Indie Twific Awards just yet, but you may know Hmonster4 and Gustariana. We are both avid fanfic readers and we have our own stories we write as well.

There are so many great stories out there yet they seem to get lost in the shuffle. So we put our heads together and came up with the idea for the Independent TwiFic Awards - a way to focus on the up and comers, the stories that aren't getting the recognition that they should. These awards will focus on these stories, and even though we all love the big stories that are hugely popular, we want to spotlight the ones that do not get enough press.

The purpose of the Independent Twific Awards (The Indies) is to highlight and promote the best "hidden gems" of the Twilight fanfic world. And what is an Indie story? It is a well written piece of fan fiction that has less than 30 reviews per chapter for a work in progress, or less than 1000 reviews for a completed work.

The stories will be nominated by the readers and the judges and validation readers will ensure they meet the criteria to be eligible. Once the stories are validated the voting will open, and the readers will get to pick the winners. Our intention is to include a wide array of judges that cover the whole spectrum of the Twilight Fandom. These judges will help us validate the content but the ultimate decision will be at the hands of the readers. We want to ensure that a sense of fairness and
objectivity is palpable in all stages of the process.

Stay tuned for more news!

I will update when I receive word that the website is updated, and link to it here on MoW. It's in the final stages of development, but ... for now, here's a link: The Indie Twific Awards

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:51 pm

Mmmm, thanks for the info. =D
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:48 am

Site appears to be up and running, ladies.

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:57 am

And wow, they really have their stuff figured out. Check the rules for noms. They guarantee that only little known fics can be nominated:

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What makes a fan fic an indie? The easy/simple definition is a well written piece of fan fiction that:

  • Has 1000 or less reviews if a completed work (must be complete at time of submission)
  • Has 30 reviews or less on average per chapter if it is a work in progress
  • Has not won any other awards

The categories for which we will be awarding The Indies are: (covers both completed and work in progress):

  • Canon
  • Alternate Universe
  • Alternate Universe Human
  • Crackfic
  • Other
  • Best Collaboration
  • Best undiscovered erotica
  • Best use of music as inspiration
  • Best characterizations (non Edward/Bella)
  • Best use of comedy
  • Most original story line
  • Most romantic moment
  • Best original character
  • Best secondary story line
  • Best non ExB story (average reviews per chapter for WIP 20 or less, completed work 1200 reviews or less)

In addition to the above categories Special Judges awards will be given to Fics of Exemplary Note: Judges will award three awards for pieces of work that are truly unique and innovative, representing what they feel are the best in Twilight Fan Fiction.


Process to nominate:

  • Open nominations via this website for ten (10) days.
  • Upon close of nominations, top 10 fics in each category will be validated for criteria and content.
Validation Criteria:
At the time of submission review count for all nominations will be verified against the guidelines and locked in our records. For stories that appear on multiple sites the highest review count will be the used for eligibility purposes. For example, a Completed story with 200 reviews in Twilighted but 1500 on fanfiction.net will not be eligible, the 1500 will be the count used for validation purposes.

For Collaboration stories, the highest review count will be the used for eligibility purposes. If both authors have posted the story, we will use the highest of the counts.


The Top 10 stories for each category will be validated according to the following criteria:

  • Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation: A story will be ineligible if there are significant mistakes in spelling, punctuation, verb
    tenses, etc.
  • Shipping: All ships are acceptable, including slash pairings that are tastefully done and well written, but pedophilic pairings and incest pairings are NOT acceptable. Any story found to violate this criteria will be ineligible for The Indies.


Why 2 different review criteria?
The first question you may ask, why different criteria for WIP vs Completed?

There are a few answers. To explain, we'd like to take you through the process used to create the criteria.

Using FanFiction.com, we looked at roughly 100 stories that were either complete or WIP, analyzing the review trends. What we found was the following:

  • There is a threshold at approximately 28 reviews per chapter for a work in progress. Once a fic starts to clear that number, it seems to pick up momentum, pulling reviews in along with it
  • There is a 'magic' number of 1,000; when a fic hits the 1k mark, it seems to pick up additional momentum due to the credibility that 1,000 reviews brings
  • A number of completed works averaged below 30 reviews per chapter for the duration, then upon completion went above the 30 average due to people reading and reviewing only the last chapter. As an example, a fic that was completed in December might have averaged 28 reviews for the first 20 chapters, and then received 100 reviews on the last chapter, effectively putting it out of contention. By creating the 1,000 review band for completed works, we have guaranteed that fics are not penalized due to the pattern of reviewing the last chapter of a fic and skewing the average

There may be situations where a story does not fit either criteria (e.g. a completed work with 65 chapters and 1300 reviews, which works out to 20 reviews per chapter). Those will be reviewed at judges discretion for inclusion in the process.

See it heeeeare.

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:30 am

i am very excited about all of this. what a great way to acknowledge the little people. Wink

and ang, i enjoy that the link is all hayley-williams'd out.
HOW DID WE GET HEEEEARE?!

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:06 am

Someone needs to nom Just Call Me Sunshine *shrugs* just saying elephant (the elephant in the room*)
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:13 am

Lights!Camera!Jaxion! wrote:
Someone needs to nom Just Call Me Sunshine *shrugs* just saying elephant (the elephant in the room*)

mels, youre nuts. Very Happy i love you AND mister elephant. elephant
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:18 am

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Lights!Camera!Jaxion! wrote:
Someone needs to nom Just Call Me Sunshine *shrugs* just saying elephant (the elephant in the room*)

mels, youre nuts. Very Happy i love you AND mister elephant. elephant

well we love you too, and after talking about it, have both agreed i am not nuts. JCMS ftw.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:22 am

Lights!Camera!Jaxion! wrote:
kcullen10 wrote:
Lights!Camera!Jaxion! wrote:
Someone needs to nom Just Call Me Sunshine *shrugs* just saying elephant (the elephant in the room*)

mels, youre nuts. Very Happy i love you AND mister elephant. elephant

well we love you too, and after talking about it, have both agreed i am not nuts. JCMS ftw.

*blushes again* bounce thank you both.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:42 am

kcullen10 wrote:
Lights!Camera!Jaxion! wrote:
kcullen10 wrote:
Lights!Camera!Jaxion! wrote:
Someone needs to nom Just Call Me Sunshine *shrugs* just saying elephant (the elephant in the room*)

mels, youre nuts. Very Happy i love you AND mister elephant. elephant

well we love you too, and after talking about it, have both agreed i am not nuts. JCMS ftw.

*blushes again* bounce thank you both.
Oh, pig Piggie and I (duh, I'm Circe) are soooo with Mel and mister elephant on this one.

*adds No Outlet and LHtB*
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:41 am

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*adds No Outlet and LHtB*

*squees like an idiot*

Smile

I was actually surprised when I realized that TBE qualifies ... sigh. NGL. I love that Edward.

And I mentioned JCMS to Kimber at like 2 in the morning last night, so I'm not sure she remembers. haha.

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:24 am

I am so flipping excited for this. I'm gonna go nom crazy when they open up. And they've got a great website, btw.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:58 am

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And I mentioned JCMS to Kimber at like 2 in the morning last night, so I'm not sure she remembers. haha.

haha of course i remember. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:40 pm

Zhey ah oh-pen!!! Go nom!

Edit: BTW, whoever did the design for that site did a fantastic job.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:58 am

Helena wrote:
Zhey ah oh-pen!!! Go nom!

Edit: BTW, whoever did the design for that site did a fantastic job.

AngstGoddess003, as usual.

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:24 am

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AngstGoddess003, as usual.

i could start ranting here again about what is and is not technically "good design" (ang, you remember that outburst im sure) ...but i wont. *zips lips*

haha Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:22 pm

No MoW representation on the list of nominees thus far. *sad*

See the list thus far here.

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:38 pm

Trust me, I will remedy that. I've been busy as all heck lately and haven't had time to nom. That is on my list for this afternoon.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:43 pm

WIP (Work in Progress):
Just Call Me 'Sunshine'

Best Alternate Universe Human:
A Constant Craving
Left Holding the Bag

Best Collaboration:
Left Holding the Bag

Best Characterizations (non Edward/Bella):
No Outlet

I'm gonna go pass out now. I'm so exhausted. And then form won't let me enter these... So, I'm a little freaked.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:38 pm

Argh, have any of you nominated yet? It's not submitting for me. Are any of y'alls having problems?
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:17 pm

It's not letting me either.

FML.

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:32 pm

I spent like an hour and a half on those nominations, if they don't go through, I'm going to freaking cry.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:01 pm

I nominated earlier with no problems...maybe there's a glitch with the site right now?
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:04 pm

circe wrote:
I nominated earlier with no problems...maybe there's a glitch with the site right now?

*Sigh* Time to do it again. Omg, entering all the fics is such a bitch.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:23 pm

From HMonster4 today:
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Hey gang - just letting you know we are have some tech challenges today, so the nomination form is offline. We’ll extend voting to accomodate this!
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:52 pm

Well thank goodness.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:28 pm

Um.

Let Love In is on the preliminary nominee listing.

Stories with the most votes go to the next round.

<-- shocked.

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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:31 pm

*cheers* YAAAAY! congrats again, bb. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:34 pm

ahelm wrote:
Um.

Let Love In is on the preliminary nominee listing.

Stories with the most votes go to the next round.

<-- shocked.
*sighs* I love that story.
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PostSubject: Re: The Indie Twific Awards   Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:28 am

This is me, mind boggled.

TBE's on the list now, too.

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