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Reader's Choice Awards: FAQ and Past Winners


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Hello GA Authors! Each year, the site hosts the Reader's Choice Awards. Members can nominate, and then vote on the top nominees, for their favorite authors and stories in numerous categories. It is lovely author recognition from the most important person to an author, their fans! Banner awards are given, which we encourage authors to use for their signatures, forums, About Me profile page additions, etc... Below is a list of the winners from the time the awards began, which we will strive to keep updated.

 

Best Hosted Story:
2006: Desert Dropping by Dom Luca
2007: Living in Surreality by Shadowgod
2008: How The Light Gets In by Ducan Ryder
2009: Bloodlines by Mark Arbour
2010: Millennium by Mark Arbour

2011: Circumnavigation by C James

2012: Paternity by Mark Arbour

 

Best Shared/Promising Story
2006: Loving You, Loving Me by Formosa
2007: Jumping Over My Mountain by Tiffnay Chin (tied)
2007: Roomates by Krista (tied)
2008: Buy Me A Drink by AFriendlyFace
2009: Dangerous Liaisons by Nephylim
2010: Escaping The Pain by Cia

2011: Second Shot by Andrew Q Gordon

2012: Reach by CassieQ

Best eFiction/GA Story
2006: For The Love by C James
2007: Everybody’s Wounded by Duncan Ryder
2008: It Started With Brian by Dan Kinkaid, co-authored by Adam Phillips
2009: The Price of Honor by Cia
2010: Second Shot by Quonus 10

2011: In Safe Hands by Riley Jericho

2012: An English Teen Circumcised in the USA by Riley Jericho

Best Anthology Story
2006: Days of Silence by Viv
2007: Category 5 by C James
2008: Street Life by Graeme
2009: It Was A Monday by Lugh
2010: A Chance Encounter by Jian Sierra (tie)
2010: The Search for Pandora by Graeme (tie)

2011: It Was A Holy Day by Lugh

2012: A Friend In Need by Andy021278

Best Poem
2006: I’ No More by Luc
2007: Who Am I? by Menzoberranzen
2008: Black Light by Corvus
2009: I Saw His Face by AFriendlyFace
2010: A Place Not Far by MikeL (3 way tie)
2010: Consider Arbitrary by Bugeye (3 way tie)
2010: The Greatest Sadness by Bugeye (3 way tie)

2011: Promises...Promises by Bumblebee (tie)

2011: Shoulder to Cry On by Frostina (tie)

2012: Roan from Year’s End by Celethiel



Best Non-GA Story
2006: New Brother by Graeme at Awesomedude
2007: Heart of the Tree by Graeme at Awesomedude
2008: The Price of Friendship by Graeme at Awesomedude
2009: The Scrolls of Icaria by Jamie de Valen at Awesomedude
2010: The Scrolls of Icaria by Jamie de Valen at Awesomedude

2011: Sentinel Mountain by Sequoyah at Awesomedude (tie)

2011: The Fall by Mike Arram at crvboys (tie)
2012: Sentinel Mountain by Sequoyah at Awesomedude


Best Story by a New Anthology Author
2007: What I’ve Done by L0st Cause (aka Meeko)
2008: If No One Notices by AFriendlyFace
2009: Curved Balls by Nephylim
2010: Sorry Mom by Duncan Ryder

2011: A Roommate Wanted by KC Grim

2012: Serendipity by Roan (Awarded Posthumously)

Best eFiction/GA Story by a New Author
2006: For The Love by C James
2007: Everybody’s Wounded by Duncan Ryder
2008: In Due Time by J_Ross
2009: The Price of Honor by Cia
2010: Second Shot by Quonus10

2011: Trials and Tribulations by Billy Brat

2012: Riding Lessons by Andrew Todd

Best Antagonist/Villain (From All Stories)
2006: Aaron in Desert Dropping by Dom Luka
2007: David Martin in The Other Side of Me by Dom Luka
2008: Travis in In The Fishbowl by Dom Luka
2009: Neil in Man In Motion by Mark Arbour
2010: Bridget in Circumnavigation by C James

2011: Bridget in Circumnavigation by C James

2012: Bridget in Circumnavigation by C James

Best Protagonist/Hero (From All Stories)
2006: Rory Norick in Desert Dropping by Dom Luka
2007: Justin in Gone From Daylight by Comicality
2008: Taylor in Hello, Stupid by Dom Luka
2009: Travis in In The Fish Bowl by Dom Luka
2010: Trevor in Circumnavigation by C James

2011: George Granger in St Vincent by Mark Arbour

2012: Ryan in An English Teen Circumcised in the USA by Riley Jericho

King/Queen of Evil Cliffhangers

2007: C James
2008: Mark Arbour
2009: C James
2010: C James

2011: C James

2012: Cia

 

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The original list that Lugh used in the Blog post which included up to and including 2010 had some categories in 2006 that have not be awarded since that year, was left out of the updated list.

 

Here is the missing 2006 categories where in fact, Lugh did win an award for poetry :)

 

Best Supporting Character From a Hosted Author
2006: Luke in Desert Dropping by Dom Luka
Best Supporting Character From a Shared Author
2006: Storm in Jumping Over My Mountain by Tiffani Chin
Best Protagonist/Hero From a Shared Author
2006: Dave in Loving You, Loving Me by Formosa
Best Antagonist/Villain From a Shared Author
2006: Martin in Bad Seed by Empathy
Best Protagonist/Main Character From an eFiction/GA Stories Author
2006: Steve in For The Love by C James
Best Antagonist/Villain From an eFiction/GA Stories Author
2006: Eric in For The Love by C James
Best Supporting Character From an eFiction/GA Stories Author
2006: Nicky in Indefensible by AFriendlyFace
Best Protagonist/Hero From an Anthology Entry
2006: Jess in Once Upon A Blizzard by Ieshwar
Best Antagonist/Villain From an Anthology Entry
2006: The Muse in The Muse by C James
Best Supporting Character From an Anthology Entry
2006: Lucas in This Time Will Be Different by Bardeara
Best Spring Anthology Entry
2006: Days of Silence by Viv
Best Summer Anthology Entry
2006: No Shirt? No Problem! by C James
Best Fall Anthology Entry
2006: Trick or Treat? by Graeme
Best Winter Anthology Entry
2006: Right Up Until The Very End by Bardeara
Favourite Family Member From a GA Story
2006: Grandma Alice in Desert Dropping by Dom Luka
Best Boyfriend in a GA Story
2006: Seth Fisher in Desert Dropping by Dom Luka
Most Romantic Scene in a GA Story
2006: ‘I Wrote My Number in Your Dirt’ in Desert Dropping by Dom Luka
Funniest Moment in a GA Story
2006: ‘Connor Meeting Tatyana’ in Someday Out of The Blue by Little Buddha
Most Anticipated Couple in a GA Story
2006: Nelson Larmont/Milo Trust in With Trust by Dom Luka
Best Short Story
2006: Valentine’s Day Goes To the Dog by Dom Luka
Best Cast Ensemble in a Gay Story
2006: Desert Dropping by Dom Luka
Best Protagonist/Main Character in a Non GA Story
2006: Kayden in Kayden and Zac by Ryan Keith at The Mail Crew
Best Supporting Character From a Non GA Story
2006: Adam in New Brother by Graeme at Awesomedude
Most Moving Poem on GA
2006: Stone by Birsdsofafeather
Poem with the Best Imagery on GA
2006: Tell No Secrets by Lugh

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I see the awards are listed up till 2012, has anyone won awards for each category for 2013 and 2014?

Just wondered that's all.

Curious Quokka

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Hello Admin, I was just wondering why there has been no Readers Choice awards since 2012?

Has it been dropped or just forgotten?

Quokka

 

I'm almost positive there was a 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. Check the topics in the Lounge. I'm 99% sure there's one for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.

 

If I remember correctly, they are usually around this time...maybe next month?

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At this time, the Administration team decided to not run the annual Reader's Choice Awards for 2014. We had planned on some features with Stories 2.0 but the upgrade from IP Board has put all that on hold. We discussed running them a bit late this year, however, when assessing the past 2-3 years, the number of participants has been dwindling to incredibly low numbers. We've decided to focus on running contests and varying the site blog content this year.

 

If you have a story that you really wanted to see receive recognition, please consider nominating it for a blog feature by PM'ing Renee Stevens or me. You can do a review for our weekly features, request it get featured for a CSR book club event, or make a suggestion of something new and fun we could do to showcase your favorite authors and their stories.

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At this time, the Administration team decided to not run the annual Reader's Choice Awards for 2014. We had planned on some features with Stories 2.0 but the upgrade from IP Board has put all that on hold. We discussed running them a bit late this year, however, when assessing the past 2-3 years, the number of participants has been dwindling to incredibly low numbers. We've decided to focus on running contests and varying the site blog content this year.

 

If you have a story that you really wanted to see receive recognition, please consider nominating it for a blog feature by PM'ing Renee Stevens or me. You can do a review for our weekly features, request it get featured for a CSR book club event, or make a suggestion of something new and fun we could do to showcase your favorite authors and their stories.

 

 

:(

 

This would have been my first time voting...

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At this time, the Administration team decided to not run the annual Reader's Choice Awards for 2014. 

 

I assume this means that the team has decided to not do Reader's Choice Awards at all for the future either because it would be weird to not have it for just one year, I would think.

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As part of our Stories 2.0 Specs 'Wish List' (features we want to try to make happen, but might not be able to) is a way to allow readers to give author's stories special awards/banners based on a different criteria, and that would be automated within the system itself. If that is not possible, we will be garnering feedback from members on new ideas for how to run a program/award event to recognize site stories, because, as great as the RCAs have been in the past, the last few years it just hasn't been working as a way to focus on the stories themselves.  

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Because people had asked

 

Winners of the 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards

Best Hosted Story – 9/11 by Mark Arbour

Best Promising Story – Pour Me Another by KC Grim

Best GA Story – Dust and Ash by T Mc Callahan

Best Anthology Story – Great Balls of Fire by KC Grim

Best Non-GA Story – Somerset Farm by Jamie Haze at wolfnest.n40c.net

Best Antagonist/ Villain – Bridget from Circumnavigation by C. James

Best Protagonist/ Hero – Dustin from Dust and Ash by T Mc Callahan

Best Poem – Winter Frost by Celethiel

Best Anthology by a New Author – If I Don’t Tell You Now by Joann414

Best GA Story by a New Author – Nemesis by Thorn Wilde

King of Cliffhangers – T Mc Callahan

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