Saturday, January 1, 2022

Welcome to 2022 aka 2020 Take Three!

 Happy New Year, fandom! 

Welcome back for another year of TFFA. This year promises to be a busy awards season, and we're excited to get started. Several changes have been made to the staff, Rules and Categories pages, and nominations forms.

First, the staff. Please help me welcome Cheryl Sunshine to the TFFA Staff! Cheryl will be our Social Media Manager, and her organizational skills will allow our validators to fill in some blanks and keep the nomination announcements painless. Thank you in advance for all of your help, Cheryl! 

Hilary has also been promoted to Head Validator. For the past few years, she has taken on additional tasks to make the validation process cleaner for all involved, so it was a no-brainer to make things official. Thank you, Hilary!

Second, the Rules page. As of today, January 1st, the Rules and Categories pages have been updated to include more details and specifics. PLEASE review them again. Please note that the Rules page will update again later this week (before nominations open). Hopefully, these updates will make it easier to navigate the awards itself, and help clarify the guidelines and criteria for the nomination forms. 

Finally, the nomination forms. The nomination forms have been updated to include all of the new information provided on the Categories page. Additionally, for the categories that do not allow for repeat wins*, ineligible authors and stories will be listed with the criteria. We hope these changes will reduce the number of disqualifications performed during the validation process. The final update to the forms is the addition of social media requests at the bottom. While they're not required to submit your nomination, any information you provide would be extremely helpful. (Social media is collected for purposes of notifications and announcements.)

Thanks for joining us again on what is sure to be a great year!

*The only categories that allow for repeat wins are Cliffhanger, Da Vinci, Fandom 411, Fangirl, Fic Pimp, Fic Pimp Site, Grammar Guru, Mister Rogers, Screener, Scribbler Alliance, and Veteran Author

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Favorite Ellen Category Retired

Fandom, in an effort to be more concise, the Staff has decided to retire the Favorite Ellen category. It joins the list of categories that were retired last year. Favorite Mister Rogers, a parallel category, remains. Please nominate your favorites there. Thank you!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New 2019 Changes

You’ll notice a few changes on the Categories page. Favorite Boomerang, Captain Sassafras, Porn Dealer, and Writing Help Site categories have been retired. Also, the name for the beta category has been changed to Favorite Grammar Guru, for obvious reasons. (My apologies for not doing so much earlier or even at all.)

There will also be a change as to how I announce nominations from now on. One of the greatest joys I have in life is watching my timeline go crazy with happiness on announcement day. However, over the years, FB has gotten more and more difficult to deal with because of the number of people I notify in such a small amount of time. As such, and to keep the liveliness of the announcements going, I've decided to post nomination announcements on my own FB wall and to tag each person mentioned. Those nominated and tagged will be done so in no particular order. Hopefully, this will allow us to celebrate as we always have on announcement day. As always, those I’m not able to contact on FB will be contacted via Twitter, FFn private message, or chapter review.

**Winner announcements will continue to be posted in this group, on my personal FB wall, and on Twitter**

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sample Nomination Forms

To make the nominations process easier for you, below are sample nomination forms. Each category has its own set of required information needed in order to submit a proper nomination form. At the top of each nomination form is a reminder of the category's description and criteria. 

Please use these forms to prepare the necessary information to nominate your favorites.

(Click on an image to enlarge it.)