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



Important Dates

Contest announced Saturday 12th-Sunday 13th March.

Entries accepted Saturday 19th March-16th April

Voting and judging takes place 23rd April-Saturday 7th May

Winners announced Saturday 14th May

Please take time to make sure your story is beta'd.

OC Awards Contest

O is for Originality, C is for Creativity Contest

As we thought that once a year wasn't enough to celebrate original characters in Twilight fan fiction, we thought we'd have a little fun with a new contest.

The OC Awards admins and judges are proud to announce the "O is for Originality, C is for Creativity" Contest.

What we want from you are one shots between 1500 and 5000 words long, written in first person from an original characters point of view.  Sound fun? Think you can do that? 

Well, you didn't think we'd make it that easy, did you?

We will publish a list of phrases, actions, items, and random "stuff", and the aim is to get as many of these into your story as possible to score points.  Okay, so it's easy to just randomly throw in a word here and there, so that's why you get points taken away for using these items in a way that doesn't quite fit.  There will be mega points for elements of good writing to make sure that we have a deserving winner.

Keep an eye on this blog, and on our OC_Awards twitter for more information over the coming weekend.