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30 April 2012 @ 10:51 am
The winners of the 2011 Criminal Minds Favorite Fics!

Thank you everyone who participated in getting the word out and especially those who went through the long list of nominees! And again, congratulations to the nominees themselves - even if you didn't win this year, you all still deserve the recognition for writing such amazing fic for the fandom! Keep it up!!

Now, here's a list of the winners!!

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Congratulations to all the winners!

We will be making a post this week with all of the banners for the winners to choose from. Check back here this week for your banners!

If you notice any mistakes, please let us know. Also, please leave any suggestions or complaints below, or send an email to cmfavoritefics@gmail.com.

Thanks again, everyone!
Voting closed last night and we just want to thank everyone for participating!

However, in the last couple of days, there were some technical issues with the site we used and some ballots were blank or only partially filled out because of it, leading to about 15% of the ballots being empty/partially empty.

That seemed pretty ridiculous because everyone's vote should count, so we sent PM's to everyone whose votes were wonky, so please, please, please check the inbox of whatever account you used (if you did not receive a PM, your vote went through and there's no need to worry).

We are giving those people until Saturday the 28th at 11:59 pm to "manually" email us their votes (cmfavoritefics@gmail.com).

Julie is planning to release the winners some time on Monday the 30th, so be on the look out for that.

Thank you again for your participation! It really means a lot to us and even more to the nominated authors!
29 March 2012 @ 02:15 pm
And now it’s time for the best part, voting! Below is the list of nominations for Criminal Minds Favorite Fanfics of 2011. All eligible fics are listed below in each category in alphabetical order. Please note the ratings and warnings that are posted next to each nomination.

Take your time voting! We want to stress that a lot of people put a great deal of time and heart into writing these fics and we really would like a fair vote. As hard as it is, please look at all fics nominated in a category before just voting for your friends. Take some time to look into the other authors/fics in each category - we’re sure you’ll find a few more authors and fics nominated that you’ll enjoy. Please attempt to read all of the fic (or most of the fic, if some is triggering/uncomfortable) in the categories that you are voting on. Also, as with nominations, you don't have to submit a vote for each category if you don't want to. The voting period ends at APRIL 26TH at 11:59 EST.

When you're ready to vote, click on the link that says "VOTE HERE" at the bottom (will not be open until April 5th). You must submit your screen name and what site you are affiliated with - anonymous votes will not count. PLEASE read the rules before submitting your votes.

(Please note that I have been nominated. As such, Julie will be taking care of the voting site and posting the results.)
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21 March 2012 @ 09:06 am
We're still waiting to hear back from some authors and have one more ballot to tally that came in just minutes before the deadline (and a few more authors to potentially contact), but we'll try to get the voting list out as soon as possible. Remember, authors have until the 27th to respond, so the list will likely be out around the 29th or the 30th.

Thank you so much to those who have participated so far!
06 March 2012 @ 02:22 pm
Because CMFFAs was unable to host their 2011 fanfic awards and told me that they would not accept help (and declined to do other alternatives like postponing them), we decided to create our own awards.

So we present to you - Criminal Minds Favorite Fics of 2011!

Our rules are going to be similar to CMFFA (don't fix what ain't broke!), but please read them carefully to avoid any confusion. We will be bolding the rules that are different.

You can always email Julie and I at cmfavoritefics@gmail.com if you have any questions about the rules.

((Please note that we do not have access to the ballot you sent into CMFFA, so you will need to resend your ballot to this new address after you've read all the changes. Also, we'd like to be clear that we are not trying to step on any toes and these awards are only being held because CMFFA was unable to host theirs. If they hold their awards next year, we won't be holding ours again. If they are unable to host them next year, we will happily have awards here.))

- All nominations need to be formatted according to the ballot located at the middle of this post. The order is slightly changed from CMFFA and one category has been expanded, so please be aware of this if you intend on sending in the ballot you made for them. Please, please, please use this format so that every ballot is in the same order. This will make it much easier for Julie and I to write up the voting list (and the easier it is on us, the quicker we can get to voting!).

- All nominations must include a link or it will not count. If you are nominating fic, the link must go directly to that fic. If you are nominating an author, the link must go to at least one of the author's profiles.

- Authors of a nominated fic will be notified to request their permission to include their fic in these awards.

- When the nomination period has ended, all fics have been verified, and all authors have been contacted, a voting list with links to each fic will be made (I am hoping for the voting period to start within a month of nominations ending).

- Please email your nominations to cmfavoritefics@gmail.com

- The nomination period ends on Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59 EST.

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Thank you so much for participating! If you still have any questions about rules or other things, please email Julie and I at cmfavoritefics@gmail.com

** As a side note and in the interest of full disclosure, I have written fanfic during 2011. In the event that I am nominated, Julie will be handling all of the voting at a separate email account (because cmfavoritefics@gmail.com is a joint account). If this happens, I will be sure to restate this and make it clear that a different email address will be used for voting.
*** Sorry to anyone who may have tagged this post and keeps getting updates that I've edited the post a few times. There were a couple of things I missed on the first go-around, but I'm sure I've gotten it all straightened out.