We have combined the three non-fiction sub-categories of Essay, Research, and Tutorial, into one sub-category of Non-fiction.
We have combined the sub-category of movies: it will now be "Favorite story inspired by Peter Jackson's movies of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings". So any story that is movie-verse can be nominated in this category.
Another step we have taken is to formalize our policy on ties, as it's what we have always done anyway. Two-way ties will share the award equally. Three-way or more ties will have a run-off. If they still tie, then they will share the award.