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In a few days the fourth annual Men of Middle-earth Awards will begin! I hope everyone's looking forward to another year. Nominations will be accepted between July 15 and August 31, so start sifting through your bookmarks, memories, and favorite comms and get your list of fics together. There will be a post available for pointing readers to your fic or recommendation lists; it should be up in about a week.

If you have any questions about the categories, the process, eligibility, etc., please leave a comment here or send me an e-mail.
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Only the stories that received the most nominations were on the final ballot. However, all of the stories that were submitted are worthy of recognition. Here you'll find a list of all the stories that were nominated organized by pairing (some fics may be f-locked). Use it as a reading list, an archive, or a place to refill your fandom tank when someone once again proclaims that the LotR fandom is dead. :-)

Last year I kept putting it off and putting it off until the list was never put together. So this year I forced myself to get it done in a week. The result, though, is that my proofing may be a little spotty. If I missed anyone or have an incorrect link, let me know and I'll correct the error ASAP.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. I'd love if every possible pair could be represented on the ballot next year, so if anyone has suggestions of comms or other places I can promote the awards, please let me know. Also, if you'd like to be a MOME cheerleader for your OTP, give me a shout. *g*

2009 FPS Nominations )


2009 RPS Nominations )
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The Results Are In!

Once again most categories were decided by just one vote so a huge thanks to everyone who selected their favorites from this year's wonderful selection of stories. This fandom is clearly not dead or even dying, as the number of participants in all stages of the awards will testify. Thanks to everyone for your patience and sticking with me through unexpected computer and personal roadblocks. And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] stormatdusk for her gorgeous graphics.

Congratulations to all the winners, everyone on the final ballot and all the nominations!

2009 MOME Awards Results! )

Icons are available for all nominees on the final ballot. They can be picked up here. )

Thanks again and see you next year!!

Thank you!

Nov. 28th, 2009 05:41 am
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
There were a couple of situations this year that made me question whether I wanted to continue doing the awards. And while each was resolved well and in the end had no influence on the awards themselves (thanks in part to the sheer number of participants) I was still disheartened.

But then I started putting the results post together. And I remembered why the MOMEs bring me joy. The general categories seemed even more diverse than in previous years, and it was anyone's guess which story would eventually emerge with the most votes. I loved the variety on the FPS side, from Sharpe to Ghost Ship to a full slate of Star Trek fics featuring the lovely Dr. McCoy in the very first year they were eligible (and with only two months worth of eligible fics to draw from). And watching an Astin/Elijah fic compete neck and neck with a VigBean makes this pairing lover's heart sing.

So many categories went down to the wire, and while I still have to make a concerted effort to reach out to Silmarillion writers and those who write about the hobbit characters and actors, there was still continued interest across a wide spectrum of the fandom.

And in the end, 99% of you are what this is all about. You scoured your bookmarks and favorite comms for stories to nominate, you spread the word in your journals, you voted with care and thought. And on a personal level, I was touched by your extraordinary patience. Still choosing to participate even as the dates kept slipping, keeping the momentum going even when I didn't have any. I even received e-mails of encouragement from total strangers, lovely words that I will forever be grateful for. And because of all of you, potential unpleasantness didn't see the light of day.

So I'll add rules and seal up cracks over the break, and come up with more ways to keep all of you participating and add more people like you to the ranks of MOME supporters. The results will be posted tomorrow morning, the results that to me show how fair and thoughtful you are, and I hope how much you also enjoy the idea behind the awards. Thank you all for reminding me why I wanted to do this in the first place, for helping me rediscover my MOME joy. :-)

Results will be up Sunday morning!
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This year we've had an extraordinary number of email ballot requests (more than 100 *boggles*) and while I'm working on contacting everyone to remind them of the deadline, I thought I'd post here as well on the chance that some of you are also following this community.

Voting is closing this Saturday (November 21), so if you've received a ballot by email please send it back to mome.awards AT gmail DOT com by 11:59 pm eastern time to ensure your vote counts.

Thanks for your participation and if you have any questions let me know.
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
There are only ten days left to cast your votes for the [livejournal.com profile] mome_awards; voting ends at 11:59 pm on Saturday, November 21. With 70 different pairings in both real and fictional person slash, there's something for everyone. Check out the ballot and if you have any questions, just let me know.

Any reminders you'd like to post at your journals would be greatly appreciated. :-)
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
I know many probably thought this day would never come (*g*) but the 2009 MOME Award voting has begun. This year there are 70 different pairs over 64 categories. The general categories have the greatest mix and may include up to five different pairs in one group. You'll find a variety of stories (fluff, angst, romance, dark, etc.) so make note of headers when reading. Vote in as many categories as you can, and in each group please read every story before making your choice. You might discover a new favorite writer and be surprised by a previously unknown gem. Voting closes on Saturday, November 21 at 11:59 pm EDT.

The ballot is comprised of a series of polls, one poll for each category. It's important to click the "submit poll" button underneath the text box when you enter a selection to ensure your vote is registered. Poll results will not be viewable and once you've submitted a vote, the text box will disappear. You do not have to vote for each category at one time. To review or change your vote, click on the poll number, select "fill out poll" and your previous response will be displayed.

Only members of the awards community will be able to vote by filling in the polls. (If you are "watching" the comm, you may need to go back and join in order to vote.) If you do not wish to join the community, please send an e-mail to mome.awards@gmail.com to receive a ballot. E-mail ballots will only be accepted from those addresses where ballots were sent. Each year a good percentage of the votes come by e-mail so please don't hesitate to request a ballot if you prefer this method of voting.

Have fun and enjoy the stories!

2009 MOME Awards Ballot )
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The ballots will be posted tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for your patience and helping to keep the MOMEs fun. I hope you enjoy reading through the stories.
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Edit: Going to shut it down now. Thanks so much for your help.

Hopefully if all goes as planned the ballots will be posted on Sunday, October 11 *fingers crossed*. But there were a lot of authors nominated and several I haven't yet managed to contact. If you know any of the following people and have a way of getting in touch with them, could you please let me know (or contact them and ask them to e-mail me at mome.awards AT gmail DOT com).

Thanks for your help!

[livejournal.com profile] cimness
[livejournal.com profile] duckie7582
[livejournal.com profile] vivianedesblanc
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Due to a variety of reasons, I haven't only not been online for a while, I haven't even really been on a computer for quite some time. As a result, things are woefully behind here. I suppose this is a primary pitfall to only one person running a community. I do this on my own because I firmly believe that with an awards program the people in charge should have no personal stake whatsoever and I don't want anyone I know to either not be able to vote or have their stories eligible for voting. Until now going solo hasn't been a problem and I apologize for creating this delay.

On a hugely positive note, I am amazed by the number of nominations we've received without the awards being promoted at all the entire summer. All of you are absolutely incredible and have proven to me once again that even if our fandom is smaller than it was it is in no way dead. *applauds all of you* To be absolutely fair to everyone who didn't get any last minute warning that the nomination deadline was approaching, I'm going to make an announcement at a few comms today and give everyone another two days to get in their nominations. If I work very hard I should be able to have ballots up and ready for reading and voting by next Monday.

Thanks to all of you for your commitment to this fandom and this community, for your patience and for your understanding. Please spread the word to anyone who worried they missed the opportunity to nominate that they now have until September 23.
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
Due to some technical problems not only have I not been able to focus on the awards and promote it properly this entire month but I also lost most of the work I had completed up through July. None of the nominations received so far have been lost, but I have to reenter all of them into my spreadsheet which is going to take some time.

For both of these reasons I have decided to extend the nomination period an additional two weeks. You may now nominate stories up until 11:59 pm on Monday, September 14 (EDT). I should be able to get the ballots up no later than Sunday, September 20, which will still leave six weeks for voting putting us back on target to close the voting period by October 31.

I want to send a huge thanks to everyone who's nominated a story (or in many cases multiple stories *g*) so far. I've been thrilled at the response.

There's still a little over three weeks left for everyone to send in the list of fics that they feel are deserving of special recognition. So go through those bookmarks and fics saved to your memories and nominate! Specific details about eligibility and the information you need to nominate a story can be found at the nomination post.
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Nominations are now being accepted for the Men of Middle Earth Awards!

A pairing will only become its own category if it receives at least five distinct nominations in a specific fic size. If awards are going to be presented to as wide a variety of pairings as possible, it's important that we receive a lot of nominations.

Nomination Tip: If you know of at least three ficlets (or drabbles, short fiction, etc.) in your favorite pairing that you consider to be exceptional and worthy of recognition, consider nominating all three and not just the one you like the most. That way you can almost guarantee that pairing will have its own category in that particular fic size.

You don't have to be a member to submit a story. So spread the word, find those exemplary stories and nominate, nominate, nominate!

Details inside )
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
Please consider putting together a list of your own fics and/or those stories you've enjoyed reading that you'd like to bring to everyone's attention. If you have time, including word counts and dividing the fics by pairing would be wonderful but this isn't required. Please remember only stories completed between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009 are eligible; in the classic fiction category they must have been completed by December 31, 2007.

Leave a comment below with a link to the recommendation list in your journal. This way everyone on your friends list (regardless of whether they are currently members of this comm) will be able to see it. Or, if you'd prefer, you can list the stories directly in this post. Obviously, nominations will not only be limited to these stories. But this will be a good place for everyone to start if they don't have a favorites list of their own.

Thanks for your help. Nominations will be accepted from July 15 - August 31.
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
The third annual Men of Middle Earth Awards will launch in a little over a week! Nominations will be accepted this year between July 15 and August 31, so start sifting through your bookmarks, memories, and favorite comms and get your list of fics together. In a few days I'll put up a post for pointing readers to your fic or recommendation lists.

I hope you're all as excited about this year as I am. I think we showed last year that the LOTR fandom is alive and well; let's give even more proof this year.

If you have any questions about the categories, the process, eligibility, etc., please leave a comment here or send me an e-mail.
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
This year more than two-thirds of the categories were decided by just one vote and several times people changed their vote before the polls closed, a sign to me that readers had a difficult time making a selection between the stories. The quality of the stories on this year's ballot demonstrate that the fandom is strong, producing exceptional writers and fics in every conceivable pairing. Thanks to everyone who participated this year and congratulations to all the winners, everyone on the final ballot and all the nominations!

Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] stormatdusk who created all of the awards graphics. I couldn't have pulled this off without you.


2008 MOME Awards Results! )

Icons are available for all nominees on the final ballot. They can be picked up here. )
Thanks again and see you next year!!
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
At midnight the carriage turns back into a pumpkin and the 2008 Men of MIddle Earth Awards ballots close. Now's the time to make your final selections.

More than half of the categories are being hotly contested so every vote counts. Please check out the ballot and get those votes in.
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There are only a couple of weeks left to get your vote in for the [livejournal.com profile] mome_awards. The ballots close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 31, so please check out the ballot and get those votes in.
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2008 MOME Award voting has begun. This year there are 62 different pairs over 77 categories. (!!)There are so many categories the post is too large; please click here for the complete voting guidelines, to ask questions or leave feedback.

Voting closes on October 31 at 11:59 pm EDT. Have fun and enjoy the stories!

2008 MOME Awards Ballot )
[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
Voting has now begun for the 2008 MOME Awards. There are 62 different pairs (50 if you match some FPS with their RPS counterpoints) represented on the ballot in 77 different categories. The general categories have the greatest mix and may include up to five different pairs in one group. You'll find a variety of stories (fluff, angst, romance, dark, etc.) so make note of headers when reading. Vote in as many categories as you can, and in each group please read every story before making your choice. You might discover a new favorite writer and be surprised by a previously unknown gem. Voting closes on October 31 at 11:59 pm EDT.

The ballot is comprised of a series of polls, one poll for each category. It's important to click the "submit poll" button underneath the text box when you enter a selection to ensure your vote is registered. Poll results will not be viewable and once you've submitted a vote, the text box will disappear. You do not have to vote for each category at one time. To review or change your vote, click on the poll number, select "fill out poll" and your previous response will be displayed.

Only members of the awards community will be able to vote by filling in the polls. (If you are "watching" the comm, you may need to go back and join in order to vote.) If you do not wish to join the community, please send an e-mail to mome.awards@gmail.com to receive a ballot. E-mail ballots will only be accepted from those addresses where ballots were sent.

Have fun and enjoy the stories! Ready to vote? Please click here
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EDIT: Closing it down now. Thanks for all of your help.

I was going to wait until Friday to post this, but decided it would be best to get help a little earlier.

There were quite a lot of authors nominated (more than 150 *applauds everyone who submitted nominations*) and there are a few that I haven't yet been in contact with. If you know any of the following people and have a way of getting in touch with them, could you please let me know (or contact them and ask them to e-mail me at mome.awards AT gmail DOT com).

Thanks for your help!

[livejournal.com profile] alexabond
[livejournal.com profile] almostnever
[livejournal.com profile] bexone
[livejournal.com profile] fragilebroken
[livejournal.com profile] geniusartist
[livejournal.com profile] goldenglitter
[livejournal.com profile] hazel2blue
[livejournal.com profile] jaelawyn
[livejournal.com profile] katiekat_2505
[livejournal.com profile] kissing_athelas
[livejournal.com profile] little_unwell
[livejournal.com profile] lostlollipop
[livejournal.com profile] lyra_wing
[livejournal.com profile] scribendi
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