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The Tree and Flower Awards!

Tree and Flower banner, banner for the MPTT Tree and Flower awards

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: aelfwina@gmail.com, virginia_lee_redcat@yahoo.com, or celeritassagittae@gmail.com. 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!


( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 27th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)

This is such a great idea, and I love the banner :)
Jul. 27th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, on both counts! *grin*
Jul. 29th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Yes, isn't it beautiful?!!
Jul. 27th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
Wonderful idea! :)))
Yes, I love the banner, too. :)
And I suppose that choosing September 22nd as the day of proclaiming winners is not accidental, is it? *grins*
Jul. 27th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
LOL! You are quite right-- no accident at all!

And thanks for the compliment on the banner. I am having a lot of fun at LunaPics.
Jul. 29th, 2012 11:32 am (UTC)
LOL, I love Lunapics!
Jul. 27th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
This sounds great fun! What a wonderful way to celebrate the site's birthday!May I share the news?

Edited at 2012-07-27 05:09 pm (UTC)
Jul. 27th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, you may! We'd appreciate the signal boost!
Jul. 27th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
o/ Question!

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.

And what if you update a story after the third?

Edited at 2012-07-27 07:57 pm (UTC)
Jul. 27th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
That's fine, too, so long as the story itself is posted there before then.
Jul. 27th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
What a great idea :-)

And the banner is just so beautiful. (Plus, it brings snow to my melting-from-the-heat brain. That is such a nice feeling)
Jul. 28th, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like the idea! We like to do something special for each anniversary!

105F high here, 115F heat index. How is it in your neck of the woods?
Jul. 28th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Ada (that is I am Oropherion, forgive my manners, in forgetting to introduce myself properly), really should have chosen the dwarven caves, we saw on our way here, (East, from the coast).

LOL, thank you for askin....
(I really shouldn't complain. It's "only" 88F ....)
Jul. 29th, 2012 11:33 am (UTC)
Heh, here too, in the good old North Country! But then, we're more accustomed to below zero!
Jul. 29th, 2012 11:30 am (UTC)
A Huge 'Thank You!'
Oh, Barbara! This looks lovely, you've done SO MUCH work!!! *APPLAUSE*

Hey guys, let's give Barbara a huge hand for keeping us all running and up to date when some of us are not available!! You ROCK, girl!

Jul. 29th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: A Huge 'Thank You!'
Thank you, sweetie!
Jul. 29th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
A great idea and a wonderful initiative!
Are the categories mentioned above those the Archive uses already or categories specially for the contest? Will there be guidelines to let us know which categories we can nominate for?
Jul. 29th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
There will be special categories for the awards. I can say now that Art and Nonfiction will be included, and that there will be categories based on "Race", "Source", "Type" (or form), "Genre", and "Characters", as well as a few special categories. "Characters" will be the largest set of categories.
Aug. 29th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
I have a question on voting: can one vote for oneself?
Aug. 29th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
Yep! I am trying to hide the votes, but I missed doing that on just a couple of the polls and cannot edit them. But there is no rule about voting for yourself or not.

Congrats on your noms, BTW! One of them I wanted to make myself, and someone beat me to it!
Aug. 29th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I meant to make a few nominations, but work was crazy getting ready for an alpha release. OMG.
Aug. 29th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
I was so busy with everyone else's noms that I only ended up making about a third of what I wanted to!
Aug. 30th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
Someone has asked me if voting was members only or not, and I realised I don't have a clue *g*. I'm guessing yes?
Aug. 30th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Anyone can vote if they've read the stories and want to vote for them! I am hoping the competition will draw in new members!
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