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by Elle
Rated: 13+ · In & Out · Writing.Com · #2115718
1 April 2017, 3pm WDC time. Bring your friends!


FORUM
The Quill Awards  (ASR)
Recognizing the best of WDC in 2017
#1376303 by Elle




For a full list of nominations, go here: "Quills 2016 Nominations



Hello and welcome to the 2016 PreQuill Gala! The PreQuill Gala will take place on Saturday 1 April at 3pm WDC time. Thanks to all who nominated and congratulations to all those who were nominated!


What's a PreQuill, you ask? Well, it's a red carpet event for all our nominees, panelists, and friends (and anyone who wants to attend) to come and mingle! At this event:

- you'll experience the big reveal of who the finalists are in 21 categories; and
- we'll present 6 Quill Awards (but we're not saying which ones yet! *Wink*)


PreQuill Ceremony Manners:
*Quill* I will give an introduction at the beginning and the presenters will give a little spiel on each award, followed by the announcement of the winner.
*Quill* After each winner is announced, there will be a minute or so of time for the winner to post an acceptance speech if he/she is so inclined and/or present.
*Quill* For the PreQuill, you're invited and encouraged to chat along in the thread! Feel free to give comments, congratulate winners, call out your favorites, describe your attire, etc., etc. (Hint: Press the F5 key to refresh the page and keep up with comments *Wink*)
*Quill* You're also welcome to talk in this item both before and after the ceremony.
*Quill* Keep it in the rating please!
*Quill* Have fun!

Special thanks to our panelists and all our judges!


Program Order
(feel free to email Elle with suggestions for additions or changes)

*Fleurdelis* Welcome and opening

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Educational

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Short Non-Fiction

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Inspirational

*Fleurdelis* Surprise award #1

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Nature

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Political/Opinion

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Flash Fiction

*Fleurdelis* Surprise award #2

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Short Story (1)

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Horror/Suspense/Thriller

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured

*Fleurdelis* Surprise award #3

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Comedy

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Medium-Length Poem, Free Verse

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Community

*Fleurdelis* Surprise award #4

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Fantasy/Paranormal/Sci Fi

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Dark

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Relationship/Romance/Love

*Fleurdelis* Surprise award #5

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Drama/Emotional

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Forum (Non-Contest)

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best New Contest

*Fleurdelis* Surprise award #6

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Contest

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Blog

*Fleurdelis* Finalists announced for Best Portfolio

*Fleurdelis* Closing words

Schnujo says "Typical jealous humans... Wink"

Elle says "Congratulations to the finalists!"

Elle says "Next is Best New Contest. It is always a challenge to come up with something unique, but the members here do it time and again."

Elle says "These are the nominees for Best New Contest... "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Fable if You're Able"   [E] by Aesop "The 4 Controversies ORIGINAL Contest"   [18+] by Whata Trying to Try 2Day "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Write from the Heart Poetry Contest"   [E] by ∞Purple Princess∞ "What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?"   [13+] by Kittiara "The Chapter One Competition."   [E] by Carol St. Ann "I Heart WdC Contest"   [13+] by Gaby "No Dialogue Contest"   [E] by QPdoll "Love Shouldn't Hurt Short Story Contest"   [GC] by Lyn "

Elle says ""Witch-Kitty Bingo Game!"   [NPL] by Ŵeb☆Ŵiɫch "Folklore Monthly Writing Contest-ON HOLD"   [13+] by Mare ~ extended hiatus "The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest"   [18+] by Sally "Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest"   [13+] by Jim Hall "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "A Story-Poem Contest!!!"   [E] by Lisa Noe~kittylove "Prince Musical Writing Challenge Contest"   [E] by Spring Princess Megan Rose "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"   [13+] by Andy52in52~More Star Trekking "Intentionally Bad Story Contest"   [ASR] by Kittiara "Distorted Minds Contest"   [18+] by Warped Sanity "

Kerri J. Miller~Gone Camping! says "I'm back. , ,"

Whata Trying to Try 2Day says "*tumbsupl*"

Elle says "And the finalists for Best New Contest are... "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Write from the Heart Poetry Contest"   [E] by ∞Purple Princess∞ "What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?"   [13+] by Kittiara "The Chapter One Competition."   [E] by Carol St. Ann "No Dialogue Contest"   [E] by QPdoll "Love Shouldn't Hurt Short Story Contest"   [GC] by Lyn "The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest"   [18+] by Sally "Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest"   [13+] by Jim Hall "

Elle says ""Intentionally Bad Story Contest"   [ASR] by Kittiara "Distorted Minds Contest"   [18+] by Warped Sanity "

Elle says "Congratulations to the finalists!"

Whata Trying to Try 2Day says "dang cat lol. oh contests!"

Elle says "Shall we present our final Quill for the day?"

Elle says "And our final Quill award for today is for Best Mystery/Crime."

Whata Trying to Try 2Day says "Congrats peeps! Not easy those contests"

Elle says "The nominees for Best Mystery/Crime are... "The Lost Socks"   [13+] by Kittiara "Hidden History"   [ASR] by Dragon "Shattered Screams"   [GC] by Gaby "Rainbow's Enticing Disgust"   [13+] by Sasha Renee "Remembering the Fallen"   [13+] by Matt "

Jim Hall says "Congrats to all finalists!"

Angus says "Congrats to everyone in the New Contest category! "

Elle says "And the honourable mention goes to..."

Elle says ""Shattered Screams"   [GC] by Gaby "

Elle says "Congratulations Gaby!"

Elle says "And the Quill for Best Mystery/Crime goes to..."

Elle says ""The Lost Socks"   [13+] by Kittiara "

Elle says "Congratulations Kit! Your first ever Quill! Who knew the mystery of lost socks was so important?! *Laugh*"

Sally says "Woohoo! Congrats Kit!!"

Osirantinous Capricornus says "Yay, Kit!!"

Elle says "That was our final Quill for the day, but don't go anywhere, as we still have to announce the finalists for three more categories, including our most popular ones - Best Contest, Best Blog and *drumroll please* Best Portfolio!"

Whata Trying to Try 2Day says "Yay Gaby & Kitt! congrats!"

SWS says "Way to go Kitt!! "

Elle says "And it's time for Best Contest!"

Jim Hall says "Congrats Kit! "

Angus says "Congratulations, Kittiara!"

SB Musing says "Woo, Lost Socks win! Good deal! And go Gaby ! "

Elle says "These are the nominees for Best Contest... "WdC Kind Hearts"   [E] by ~Minja- away~ "The Reviewer"   [13+] by Osirantinous Capricornus "BLINK!"   [13+] by Autumn "The Bard's Hall Contest"   [13+] by StephB "30-Day Blogging Challenge"   [13+] by Fivesixer ☮ "PersonITfication "   [E] by Sally "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest"   [E] by Angels in my Ear "The LGBT Writing Contest: Closed."   [18+] by Osirantinous Capricornus "Thrice Prompted"   [E] by Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest"   [E] by Writing.Com Support "

Elle says ""What a Character! : Official WDC Contest"   [E] by Writing.Com Support "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Letters of Life, Love & Hope"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama - Still I Rise "The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway- CLOSED"   [E] by Jellyfish - Hello Sunshine! "The Dialogue 500"   [18+] by W.D.Wilcox "Love Shouldn't Hurt Poetry Contest"   [GC] by Lyn "Tweet Me a Story"   [18+] by Sally "SCREAMS!!!"   [XGC] by Angus "

Elle says ""Game of Thrones"   [13+] by Gaby "The Writer's Cramp"   [13+] by Sophy "Daily Flash Fiction Challenge"   [13+] by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon "Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest"   [13+] by Darleen ~ Working Woman "Limitless YA Contest "   [E] by Khariyya Jia Li ~ Studying 247 "Supernatural Writing Contest - Hiatus"   [18+] by Lorraine: Busy, Busy, Busy! "

SB Musing says "I'm watching Rock II as the Quill is going on with you guys talking in my ears and keeping my eye on this feed. Multitasking all over right now. "

Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC says "That reminds me, I need to announce the Three Prompts winner........ That's kinda awkward"

SB Musing says "The reasoning for no double consecutive wins back to back years is you can't kick repeated butt with blogs. Totally. "

Elle says "And the finalists for Best Contest are... "WdC Kind Hearts"   [E] by ~Minja- away~ "The Reviewer"   [13+] by Osirantinous Capricornus "30-Day Blogging Challenge"   [13+] by Fivesixer ☮ "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest"   [E] by Angels in my Ear "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest"   [E] by Writing.Com Support "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest"   [E] by Writing.Com Support "Letters of Life, Love & Hope"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama - Still I Rise "Love Shouldn't Hurt Poetry Contest"   [GC] by Lyn "Game of Thrones"   [13+] by Gaby "

Elle says "Congratulations to the finalists!"

Elle says "Now, a hotly contested category...Best Blog! We have such a wonderful variety of blogs on this site, on a range of topics with a range of ratings. *Laugh*"

Kerri J. Miller~Gone Camping! says "GO OS! GO, OS! Go Gaby! *Delight* "

Elle says "The nominees for Best Blog are... "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Mind the Shark's Teeth"   [GC] by SB Musing "Pen Nibbles"   [GC] by Sally "Poisoned Purple Pen"   [GC] by ∞Purple Princess∞ "Beautiful New World"   [XGC] by Elisa the Bunny Stik "†Confessions of a Pseudonym"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama - Still I Rise "Whiskers and Tails - The Sequel"   [GC] by Kittiara "Doves On Distant Oaks"   [13+] by Eric Wharton "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Queen of Comedy Blog"   [18+] by Lornda "Dragon's Den"   [ASR] by Dragon "

Elle says ""Bloggerholic II"   [18+] by Acme ~ 10 year WdC Anniversary "A Whole New World"   [18+] by ~♥~Krysha~♥~ "Write One Page Every Day Book"   [XGC] by Sunny "Microcosm in a Dynamic Universe"   [E] by Mia - Soaking up spring "The Jlog of Jade Amber"   [E] by Jade Amber, Ensign Write "Give it 100 ... Say What?"   [18+] by Intuey "River's Rants and Reflections"   [ASR] by River "Reasonings "   [13+] by Elycia ☮ Busy working "The World According to Dee"   [13+] by Dee "

Elle says "And these are the finalists for Best Blog... "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Mind the Shark's Teeth"   [GC] by SB Musing "Pen Nibbles"   [GC] by Sally "Whiskers and Tails - The Sequel"   [GC] by Kittiara "Queen of Comedy Blog"   [18+] by Lornda "Dragon's Den"   [ASR] by Dragon "Bloggerholic II"   [18+] by Acme ~ 10 year WdC Anniversary "Write One Page Every Day Book"   [XGC] by Sunny "River's Rants and Reflections"   [ASR] by River "The World According to Dee"   [13+] by Dee "

Elle says "Congratulations to the finalists!"

Elle says "And we're up to our final category! Best Portfolio! "

SB Musing says "Yay! *Delight* *Laugh* "

Elle says "This is arguably (ha ha, I hate that word!) the most important category in the whole awards, because it represents an overall achievement, incorporating writing skill, presentation and community involvement."

Rhoswen - Relentless Victory says "Congrats to all the finalists!!!"

Whata Trying to Try 2Day says "yay peeps! River will be most happy"

Elle says "And the nominees for Best Portfolio are... Gaby Fivesixer ☮ 🌜 HuntersMoon flea Andy52in52~More Star Trekking Kittiara Sally Lostwordsmith ∞Purple Princess∞ "

Sally says "Thank you so much!"

Kerri J. Miller~Gone Camping! says "Drumroll!. . . ."

Elle says "Oldwarrior ~Minja- away~ ~ Sisco ~ PDG Rocks ♫♥♫ Samberine Everose Jim Hall eyestar-Go Power! Tiggy - Mars is coming! Sophy Osirantinous Capricornus Lyn "

Elle says "SWS Angus iKïyå§ama - Still I Rise Elle Dragon A E Willcox Lisa Noe~kittylove Warped Sanity "

R E Baker says "Well done yet again, Sally! "

Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC says "If I were to sponsor an award, would I become ineligible to when said award?"

Elle says "Intuey SB Musing Eric Wharton Starr - Honored by Quill Noms! Choconut ~ The Purple Panther Enbah Nilah "

Elle says "And...*drumroll please*...the finalists for Best Portfolio are..."

Elle says "Tiggy - Mars is coming! Choconut ~ The Purple Panther SB Musing 🌜 HuntersMoon Kittiara Andy52in52~More Star Trekking Gaby ∞Purple Princess∞ Warped Sanity flea SWS "

Elle says "Congratulations finalists!"

Elle says "And congratulations to ALL our nominees, finalists, honourable mentions and winners today. You should all be very proud of yourselves. We're proud of you! *Heart* "

SB Musing says "Yaaaaaayyy you guys! Bigsmile "

Elle says "I'm delighted that three people won their very first Quills today, that's super exciting. An extra big congratulations to Jim Hall , Dragon and Kittiara *Bigsmile*"

SWS says "Congrats everyone!"

Elle says "The official Quills ceremony will be next week, same time. Please check out "The 10th Annual Quills Ceremony for more details. We will be presenting all the remaining Quill Awards."

Elle says "In total, including the six from tonight, there will be 55 Quills and roughly the same number of Honourable Mentions. So next week will be epic! Make sure you're there!"

Whata Trying to Try 2Day says "yay! i know thats whata i was thinking andy best new and best port thatd b crazy....whooo hooey"

Osirantinous Capricornus says "Congratulations to all the winners, honourable mentions and finalists!!"

SWS says "Excellent job, Elle! "

Sally says "Congratulations, guys!!"

RavanaRaven says "Did you do best new portfolio or best poetry collection?"

SWS says "Enjoyed the chatter, everyone! *Bigsmile*"

Schnujo says "CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!"

Whata Trying to Try 2Day says "gret show guys n gals. See you next week! "

Sally says "Congrats, Elle - great job this evening [morning]!"

Schnujo says "Everyone remember to nominate when reviewing for Game of Thrones!"

Rhoswen - Relentless Victory says "after-party time!!!!"

WakeUpAndLive~Spring's Eye ★ says "It was awesome, thank you all!! Thanks Elle!"

Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC says "I have 100K I want to sponsor an award with. Fantasy makes sense, but I have 2 nominations there. What to do....?"

Whata Trying to Try 2Day says "Sally Sweeps we shall henceforth call her *Ha*"

Kerri J. Miller~Gone Camping! says "Alright! What were some of the funniest parts of the prequills for everyone?"

Schnujo says "Thank you for all your hard work, everyone, ESPECIALLY YOU, Elle!"

Elle says "We're all talking about Waikikamukau now!"

Rhoswen - Relentless Victory says "WiKiKaMooCow"

Sally says "RavanaRaven they haven't been given tonight, no. Next Saturday will have all the other Quills."

Schnujo says "That looks like a Hawaiian city--Waikikamukau."

Rhoswen - Relentless Victory says "Why Kick a Moo Cow when You Can Tip a Moo Cow??? Y'all are hilarious!!!! *Rolling*"

Rhoswen - Relentless Victory says "bye y'all!"

Schnujo says "BYE!"

Sally says "Night guys!"

Elle says "Matt, the official rules say that you can't win an award you sponsor."

Elle says "RavanaRaven - nope, those will be next week."

Schnujo says "I enjoyed this. Thanks!"

RavanaRaven says "Thank you!!!"

Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC says "OK. I'll think about which to sponsor. I might just go Fantasy. The FSFS has won a fair few awards before, and I don't think 3 Prompts will win Best Fantasy anyway. I'll send the GPs over once I've decided"

R E Baker says "Good night, y'all! *Laugh* "

Elle says "Hawaiian and Maori are both Polynesian languages, so makes sense they're similar."

Schnujo says "I didn't think about that, Elle."

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