Okay, so we are a little bit late, but nominations are now open for the 2010 Crossing Over Awards
. The format of the awards remains the same as in previous years, although we have extended the time periods this year in response to feedback from the last awards. We have also removed the awards specifically for unfinished works as this isn't compatible with an extended voting period.
Some top-level categories on the site do not have their own award category this year as there are insufficient qualifying stories posted. However, for the very popular television category, we have three awards: Crime, Sci-fi/Fantasy/Supernatural and all other shows.
A plea to those making nominations: please make sure you check whether the story you are nominating is a multiple crossover and nominate it in the right category; as we have re-organized the Comics, DC Universe, Marvel Universe and X-Men sections of the site, there are many stories in the Multiple Crossings category that should now belong in the Marvel Universe or DC Universe categories. Conversely, there are often cases where the author fails to explicitly state that their story is a multiple crossover. The general rule for award nominations is that multiple crossovers between fandoms in the same fictional universe are nominated in the category for that universe. Multiple crossovers between fandoms in different universes go in the multiple crossovers category.
A plea to authors: if you have old multiple crossover stories that may be in the wrong place as a result of us moving categories around, please move them.
Finally, thanks to all those who participated in our 'Hug a Donor' challenge.