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The Quills home page. General information, links and donations.



                   Introduced in 2022, this is the new Quills branding.


Welcome to The Quills, celebrating our 17th year!


Nominate someone "Quill Nomination Form 2022
Current year's nominees "Quill Nominees 2021
Previous years' winners "The Quill Book
Full Quill rules "The Quills Rulebook
Item alias for this page {item:quillhome}


Who We Are
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The Quills' mission is to recognise the contributions of members of Writing.Com, honor writing by presenting awards highlighting quality work , and acknowledge community involvement.


What We Do
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We provide site-wide recognition of WdC's highest-quality work, as nominated by the community. We present unique, commissioned awards across 43 categories and up to 60 individual genres.

The Quills is volunteer-run and relies solely on donations and awards sponsorships.


How to Nominate
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Any WdC member, of any case color, is eligible to nominate another member for a Quill. You cannot nominate yourself, and nominations from secondary accounts are not accepted.

When you find well-written, high-quality work, unique and well-executed activities/contests, and members whose contributions are an asset to the community, you can nominate them for a Quill "Quill Nomination Form 2022 .

Items written from January 1 to December 31 of the current year are eligible for nomination, provided the meet the criteria rules.

You will need either the item number, entry number or user name (not handle) to submit the nomination.

You must agree to keep the nomination confidential before the form can be submitted. See "The Quills Rulebook for the complete Quills rules and regulations.

Nominations close January 10 of the following year.


Category Criteria
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The criteria are available right on the "Quill Nomination Form 2022 .

Quick Rules


Writing Awards

Poetry

Fiction Prose

Nonfiction Prose

Other Prose


Community Awards

Contests, Fundraisers, and Activities

Groups

Other Community Awards


Overall Awards

Portfolio Awards

Special Contribution and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Other


Genres

No Direct Genre Nominations

Genres the Quills Does Not Use

Importance of Genre Selection



Judging
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The Quills categories are evaluated by panels of judges who select the winners; winners of genre categories are voted on by on the general membership by poll.

Any WdC member, regardless of case color, is welcome to be a panel judge. A call for judges will be put in the newsfeed, but you are welcome to contact Jayne at any time if you'd like to be a judge.

General judging rules are in "The Quills Rulebook, and you can also consult "The Quills Judges' Handbook


Donations and Sponsorships
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The Quills relies on donations and sponsorships to continue to provide exclusive awards recognizing WdC's highest calibre work. Our current awards can be found here: "Currently Available Quill Awards.

Donations:
You can make a donations through this forum, or you can make a direct donation by sending gift points to group item ID: 1375927.

Donations of 50k gps will an exlusive Quills Donor Badge (design pending).

Sponsorships
Sponsorship of categories/genres are on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsorships begin at 100k gps. There is no limit to the number of categories or genres you can sponsor, but there are rules related to sponsorships, your own nominations, and judging "The Quills Rulebook.

To discuss sponsorship, please contact Jayne .

Category and genre sponsors will receive an exclusive Quills Sponsor Badge.


Thank you to our nominees, nominators, sponsors, donors, judges, and volunteers for continuing to make The Quills a Success!

Nominate someone today "Quill Nomination Form 2022 and check out our current nominees "Quill Nominees 2021 !


In addition to the forum, you can email Jayne with any questions.

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