Friday, 29 April 2011

The Cliff by RAUM

Our winning entry is now posted on Raum's profile. Click the winner's banner to be taken there now, and leave some love for this beautiful one shot.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Uncontested Winner

Well, we didn't get as many entries as we'd hoped for. In fact, we got one. But what an entry it was.

The OC Awards admins are pleased to announced that the uncontested winner of the O is for Originality, C is for Creativity Contest is:

Please check out the posted story and leave some love...either as a review or as a direct message to Raum herself. She earned it.

Thought it's easy to say that this was a one horse race, the solo entry is exactly what we wanted. Highly creative and certainly original, Raum is a very worthy winner. Congratulations!

Monday, 21 March 2011

New Affilliate

Please take a moment to check out our new affilliate, My Vamp Fiction.

Why not vote in the Rumble in the Paranormal Contest, check out some articles on paranormal fiction, or check out their fan fiction dungeon?

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Now Accepting Entries

The OC Awards "O is for Originality, C is for Creativity" contest is now accepting entries, until the 16th April.

All validated entries will be uploaded here anonymously.

Please click here to be taken to our entry form.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Points to be Awarded

As discussed in the rules, here are the items/phrases/actions that will accrue points.

Writing Skill: (5 points each--awarded once per entry)
  • Few grammatical errors
  • No grammatical errors
  • No spelling errors
  • Good character development
  • Original and creative plot
  • Realistic dialogue
  • Captivating storyline
  • Items used seamlessly
  • Story has a clear beginning, middle, and end
  • Unique approach to SM's characters and universe
  • MarySue free

Items: (1 point each time used in a way that makes sense, and minus 3 for each time used in a way that does not fit.)
  • Computer
  • Potted plant (real or fake)
  • Jade necklace
  • Salt and pepper
  • Scooter/moped

Actions: (1 point each time used in a way that makes sense, and minus 3 for each time used in a way that does not fit.)
  • Kneeling
  • Reading
  • Brushing/combing hair
  • French kissing
  • Eating/drinking a milkshake or malt

Supernatural Items: (1 point each time used in a way that makes sense, and minus 3 for each time used in a way that does not fit.)
  • Rabbits foot
  • Pentagram
  • Fang
  • Angel
  • Ghost

Phrases: (1 point each time used in a way that makes sense, and minus 3 for each time used in a way that does not fit.)
  • "Vanish into thin air"
  • "It ain't over until the fat lady sings"
  • "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
  • "As white as snow"
  • "Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun." 

Random: (1 point each time used in a way that makes sense, and minus 3 for each time used in a way that does not fit.)
  • Black hole
  • Telekinesis
  • Alien abduction
  • Rocking horse
  • Bermuda Triangle

So now you have your inspiration, remember that your entries must be 1500-5000 words, written in an original character's first person POV, anonymous, beta'd, and that you will get more points for being written well than using everything with a point attached to it.

A post with a table to complete for each entry will be posted on the blog next week, along with links to the OC Awards profile.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Entries must be written specifically for the contest.

Entries must be between 1500 and 5000 words long.

Entries must be written in first person point of view of an original character.

Entries must somehow be related to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.  Canon, AU, and AH stories will be accepted.

Your entry into the contest will be anonymous, and you will need to fill in a form giving us your penname, email, main fanfiction profile link, age, and twitter name.  Once we have this, then we will ask you to send in what you have written, and we will upload this onto our OC_Awards profile. You must not indicate which is your entry to anyone.

Lemons are not required, but are acceptable. Bear in mind that you will have some very random items to include and a tight word count, and this might make the lemon a little...interesting.

M-rated entries will only be accepted from those over 18 years of age. We will be happy to accept entries from those younger than 18 years of age, but they must be rated accordingly.

The original character in an M-rated story must be over 18 years of age, and in other rated stories, the original character must be over 16 years of age.

There will be three winners:

There will be a public vote, and the entry with the highest number of votes will win the public vote.

The judges will vote on their favourite entry, and this will win Judges Choice.

The judges will look at each entry and award points as per the list found HERE.  A minimum of two judges will look at each entry, and the average number of will be taken as your final score.  The entry with the highest number of points will be the final winner.

Entries must have been beta'd, and any entries that do not meet minimum standards will be returned.  Authors can resubmit these once the errors have been fixed.

We do not expect you to use all 25 items, but we do encourage you to get a good basic score with writing skill before you try to gain points from the other items.  Please bear in mind that our judges will look at your use of the item/phrase/action and determine whether it fits in the story.  If they decide that it's use is jarring or doesn't make sense, then you will have points deducted.

Judges' decisions are final.

Contest Judges and Admins