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Nominate someone for a Quill!
Hello and welcome to the 13th Annual Quill Awards, recognizing the best of Writing.Com in 2019! *Trophyg*

The Quill Awards were founded by Andrew , and aim to recognize the contributions of members of Writing.Com to the site and to writing in general by presenting awards meant to highlight quality work in categories ranging from community efforts (such as contests and groups) to writing ability (such as poetry and stories). Ultimately, the Quills wish to build the community at WDC by promoting high quality work and good faith between members of the site.

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How to nominate an author or work
Have you found an item that is excellent, well written or well thought-out, and an asset to the WDC community? Do you know an author that consistently provides quality work and/or whose efforts serve the WDC community? Any registered WDC user can nominate someone for a Quill!*

Step #1: Check to see what category the item/author fits into.
         *Checkb* Remember, genre nominations will be processed later by judges, so don't nominate people in those!
         *Checkb* Don't worry too much about getting it into the right category; we'll make sure it gets there. *Wink*

Step #2: Check to see it's eligible!
         *Checkv* Hint: Was it written/created in 2019? It's eligible! Was it heavily modified in 2019? If yes and it's a non-static item (shop, contest, group, etc.), it's probably eligible! If it's a static item written before 2019 (short story, poetry, etc.), it's probably not eligible.
         *Checkv* Click on each award to see any category-specific rules.

Step #3: Fill out the form below, selecting a category and (if you'd like) a couple sentences explaining why it's extraordinary in the body of the post.
         *Checkg* For help linking items, see "Linking Help And Practice.

*Star* If in doubt, nominate and we'll check the eligibility for you! *Smile*

And you're done!

A couple things to keep in mind when nominating...
*Bulletr* You cannot nominate yourself.
*Bulletr* *To prevent self-nominations, nominations by secondary accounts will not be accepted.
*Bulletb* An author may have no more than two nominations in any single category. If an author is nominated multiple times in a category, they will be contacted and asked to select those they wish to be official nominations.
*Bulletb* You may nominate as many items as you wish, as long as you follow the other rules. So go forth and nominate!

and a couple more general things...
*Star* Nominations will close in January 2020. Finalists will be announced in March for the requisite categories at the PreQuill Gala. The awards ceremony will take place in late March or April 2019.
*Star* The awards to be handed out will be entirely funded by donations. If you wish to donate, please send GPs to group #1375927. Those donating 40K or more GPs will receive a merit badge!

And of course...

          Have a fun time! *Bigsmile*

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Awards are offered in the following categories (***Please click on them for more info; nominees for awards in brackets will be selected following the end of the regular nomination period so you may not nominate in those categories! Click on them for more information regarding this. Categories may change as the panel deems appropriate, depending on numbers of nominees and other factors.)

Non-Static Awards:
must have been created and/or reasonably active in 2019 (read rules for specifics)

Best Forum (Non-Contest)
Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive
Best Single-Person Activity
Best Educational Course
Best Image/cNote
Best Image/cNote Shop
Best New Contest
Best Contest
Best Raffle/Auction
Best New Group
Best Group*
Best Blog

Static Awards:
must be static or book items created in 2019 unless otherwise noted

Best Short Poem, Structured
Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured
Best Long Poem, Structured
Best Short Poem, Free Verse
Best Medium-Length Poem, Free Verse
Best Long Poem, Free Verse
Best Poetry Collection
Best Short Non-Fiction
Best Long Non-Fiction
Best Non-Fiction Collection
Best Flash Fiction
Best Short Story (1)
Best Short Story (2)
Best Long Story
Best Chapter
Best Novella
Best Novel
Best Short Story Collection
Best Fiction Collection
Best Mixed Collection

must have been created or reasonably active in 2019, depending on the type; nominees in this
section may also be nominated in either Static or Non-Static sections; genre awards may vary
from year to year; nominees will be categorized following the end of nominations

[Genre Awards ]
Best Newsletter
Best Reviewing
Special Contributions to WDC
Best New Portfolio
Best Portfolio

*Star* For a list of this year's nominees, please see "2019 Quill Nominations.

For the main Quills forum, visit
The Quill Awards  (ASR)
Recognizing the best of WDC in 2019
#1376303 by Elle
Multiple submissions allowed | (R) denotes a required field.
1.   What category are you nominating this item in?
2.   What item are you nominating? Please provide the item number in {bitem:} or {entry:} format. If nominating a member, use {user:} format or similar. (R)
3.   Why do you think this item is worthy of nomination for a Quill?
*Note* Disclaimer: The information submitted will be sent to Elle . Do not submit anything private or confidential.


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