In celebration of our Third Anniversary, we are pleased to announce the very first Many Paths to Tread "Tree and Flower" Awards!
Here are the rules:
1. Only stories posted at the Many Paths to Tread Archive are eligible.
2. Stories must be posted at the MPTT Archive by August 3 of this year to be eligible. All stories posted to the site prior to that date are eligible.
3. No self nominations.
4. Nominations will be made to screened posts at the LiveJournal Community. (If you have trouble accessing LiveJournal, you may email the mods at: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. to make nominations for you.)
5. Stories may run in only one category; if the story is nominated in two or more categories the author may choose where to run it. Nominators may nominate one story per category, but may make nominations in as many categories as they wish.
6. Nominators are permitted to promote the stories they have nominated, though they cannot ask people to vote for any particular one.
7. Nominations will open on August 10, and will run through August 24.
8. The first round of voting will begin on August 27, and will continue to September 14. Votes may be cast in a poll at the LiveJournal Community or in a poll at the LOTR_GFIC_Community Yahoo!Group. Voters are asked to vote at only ONE of the polls.
9. The winners in each category will run in a second round of polls to select the top four winners overall. Voting for that round will begin on September 17, and run through September 20. Overall winners will be announced on September 22.
10. Places will be first, second, third and Honorable Mention in each category, and in the overall round.
This is a simple old-fashioned "ticky-box" awards, but we hope everyone will enjoy participating in it! Come and help us celebrate our Third Anniversary!