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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 2018
#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

Elle says "And the finalists for Best Forum (Non-Contest) are... "a very Wodehouse challenge"   [E] by iKïyå§ama "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge"   [13+] by Brandiwyn♪ "Pursue the Horizon"   [13+] by Cinnamon Fruitcake "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Thank You For The Music"   [18+] by Andy52in52~Wodehousing "Truth or Dare Fundraiser"   [13+] by Kittiara "A Very British Challenge"   [13+] by Andy52in52~Wodehousing "

Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC says "WdC can be really useful. I have it on my CV and most interviewers ask about it and find it interesting and unique."

Robert Edward Baker says "Yeah, Schnujo Thanks SM and SMs! , but as soon as I said that, the poor unicorn got removed from the screen! *Shock2* "

Rhoswen - Relentless Victory says "WDC needs a pink fluffy unicorn emoticon"

Schnujo Thanks SM and SMs! 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 Poofin' In & Out "Mysteries of the Mind Contest"   [18+] by Soh ~ Luminousa "Write from the Heart Poetry Contest"   [E] by ∞PurpleSnowflakes∞ "What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?"   [13+] by Kittiara "The Chapter One Competition."   [E] by A Christmas Carol "I Heart WdC Contest"   [13+] by Gaby "No Dialogue Contest"   [E] by Christmas QPdoll "Love Shouldn't Hurt Short Story Contest"   [GC] by Lyn aka Hecate "

Elle says ""Angel-Witch Bingo -- Game Over!"   [13+] by Web-Witching Through the Snow! "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~loves story couple "Prince Musical Writing Challenge Contest"   [E] by Princess Megan Snow Rose "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"   [13+] by Andy52in52~Wodehousing "Intentionally Bad Story Contest"   [ASR] by Kittiara "Distorted Minds Contest- On Hiatus"   [XGC] by WS_Krampus_Says_Bah_Humbug "

K. J. Miller~NaNo WINNER! says "I'm back. , ,"

Whata Poofin' In & Out says "*tumbsupl*"

Elle says "And the finalists for Best New Contest are... "Mysteries of the Mind Contest"   [18+] by Soh ~ Luminousa "Write from the Heart Poetry Contest"   [E] by ∞PurpleSnowflakes∞ "What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?"   [13+] by Kittiara "The Chapter One Competition."   [E] by A Christmas Carol "No Dialogue Contest"   [E] by Christmas QPdoll "Love Shouldn't Hurt Short Story Contest"   [GC] by Lyn aka Hecate "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- On Hiatus"   [XGC] by WS_Krampus_Says_Bah_Humbug "

Elle says "Congratulations to the finalists!"

Whata Poofin' In & Out 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 Poofin' In & Out 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 Jingle Dragon's on HOLIDAY! "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 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 Poofin' In & Out says "Yay Gaby & Kitt! congrats!"

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~ "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "The Bard's Hall Contest"   [13+] by StephB "30-Day Blogging Challenge"   [13+] by I Saw Mommy Kissing Fivesixer "PersonITfication "   [18+] by Sally "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest"   [E] by Christmas Angels in my Ear "The LGBT Writing Contest: Closed Dec"   [18+] by Osirantinous "Thrice Prompted"   [E] by David the Dark one! "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 "The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway!-CLOSED"   [E] by Jellyfish wants her OWN reef.. "The Dialogue 500"   [18+] by W.D.Wilcox "Love Shouldn't Hurt Poetry Contest"   [GC] by Lyn aka Hecate "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 SoHOHOHOphy "Daily Flash Fiction Challenge"   [13+] by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon "Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest"   [13+] by Queen of Darkness Rises "Limitless YA Contest "   [E] by Khariyya Jia Li ~ Studying 247 "Supernatural Writing Contest "   [18+] by Lorraine "

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~ "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "30-Day Blogging Challenge"   [13+] by I Saw Mommy Kissing Fivesixer "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest"   [E] by Christmas 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 "Love Shouldn't Hurt Poetry Contest"   [GC] by Lyn aka Hecate "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*"

K. J. Miller~NaNo WINNER! says "GO OS! GO, OS! Go Gaby! *Delight* "

Elle says "The nominees for Best Blog are... "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Pen Nibbles"   [GC] by Sally "Poisoned Purple Pen"   [GC] by ∞PurpleSnowflakes∞ "Beautiful New World"   [XGC] by Elisa the Snowman Stik "†Confessions of a Pseudonym"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama "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 Jingle Dragon's on HOLIDAY! "

Elle says ""Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Persistent Perseverance"   [18+] by ~♥~ Krysha ~♥~ "Write One Page Every Day Book"   [XGC] by Sunnie "Microcosm in a Dynamic Universe"   [E] by Mia - on winter’s edge "The Jlog of Jade Amber"   [E] by Jade Amber Jewel "Give it 100 ... Say What?"   [18+] by intuey "River's Rants and Reflections"   [ASR] by River thanks SM & SMs "Reasonings "   [13+] by Alice In The Wonderland ☮ "The World According to Dee"   [13+] by Dee "

Elle says "And these are the finalists for Best Blog... "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "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 Jingle Dragon's on HOLIDAY! "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor "Write One Page Every Day Book"   [XGC] by Sunnie "River's Rants and Reflections"   [ASR] by River thanks SM & SMs "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 Poofin' In & Out says "yay peeps! River will be most happy"

Elle says "And the nominees for Best Portfolio are... Gaby I Saw Mommy Kissing Fivesixer 🌜 Huntersmoon flea Andy52in52~Wodehousing Kittiara Sally WintryWordsmith🎅 ∞PurpleSnowflakes∞ "

Sally says "Thank you so much!"

K. J. Miller~NaNo WINNER! says "Drumroll!. . . ."

Elle says "Oldwarrior ~Minja~ ~ Sisco ~ 11 Wonderful Years! :) Samberine- Thanks SM and SMs Jim Hall eyestar-go Power raiders Tiggy SoHOHOHOphy Osirantinous Lyn aka Hecate "

Elle says "sybarrios Angus iKïyå§ama Elle Jingle Dragon's on HOLIDAY! A E Willcox Lisa Noe~loves story couple WS_Krampus_Says_Bah_Humbug "

Robert Edward 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 Baubles Enbah Nilah "

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

Elle says "Tiggy Choconut Baubles SB Musing 🌜 Huntersmoon Kittiara Andy52in52~Wodehousing Gaby ∞PurpleSnowflakes∞ WS_Krampus_Says_Bah_Humbug flea sybarrios"

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 , Jingle Dragon's on HOLIDAY! and Kittiara *Bigsmile*"

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 Poofin' In & Out says "yay! i know thats whata i was thinking andy best new and best port thatd b crazy....whooo hooey"

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

Sally says "Congratulations, guys!!"

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

Schnujo Thanks SM and SMs! says "CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!"

Whata Poofin' In & Out says "gret show guys n gals. See you next week! "

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

Schnujo Thanks SM and SMs! says "Everyone remember to nominate when reviewing for Game of Thrones!"

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

WakeUpAndLive‍‍~ December 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 Poofin' In & Out says "Sally Sweeps we shall henceforth call her *Ha*"

K. J. Miller~NaNo WINNER! says "Alright! What were some of the funniest parts of the prequills for everyone?"

Schnujo Thanks SM and SMs! 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 Thanks SM and SMs! 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 Thanks SM and SMs! 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 Thanks SM and SMs! 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"

Robert Edward Baker says "Good night, y'all! *Laugh* "

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

Schnujo Thanks SM and SMs! says "I didn't think about that, Elle."

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