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2012 Rose & Bay Voting: Fiction Category

2012 Rose & Bay Voting: Fiction Category

Voting is now open for the Fiction category of the Rose and Bay Awards. These awards honor excellence in cyberfunded creativity (aka crowdfunding), and this category recognizes superlative writing in the field of fiction. Everyone is encouraged to vote. Please read the complete details below, and then make your vote in the following poll. For more information about this award, visit the 2012 landing page.

What Is the Rose and Bay Award?

The Rose and Bay Award focuses on a growing business model known as "crowdfunding" or "cyberfunded creativity," which directly connects creative people and patrons of the arts online. This award recognizes exemplary projects and enthusiastic patrons. It currently features six categories: Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, Other Project, and Patron. (Other Project includes any cyberfunded creativity that isn't art, fiction, poetry, or webcomic -- or that spans more than one category -- such as movies, music, etc.) The categories and their handlers are listed below:

Art: jenny_evergreen
Fiction: jenny_evergreen
Poetry: ysabetwordsmith
Webcomic: ysabetwordsmith
Other Project: lilyayl
Patron: lilyayl

The award period for eligible activities spans January 1-December 31, 2011.
The nomination period spans January 1-January 31, 2012.
The voting period spans February 1-February 29, 2012.

Voting Rules

1) Voters are encouraged (but not required) to browse the nominees before making a final decision; that's what the links are for, and the purpose of this award is to promote the splendor of crowdfunded projects. If you have not already explored the nominees, please refer back to the Fiction nomination post.

2) Voting will take place via LiveJournal non-transparent polling in this community, open to all. Everyone is eligible to vote; if you do not have a LiveJournal account, you may leave a comment below with your full name and your vote. In each category, you may vote for as many entries as you consider worthy of the award. (There may need to be more than one poll question per category, and runoffs, in categories with a high number of nominees.) You may not vote for your own project, nor yourself as a patron.

3) Winners will be announced after the polling is completed.

How You Can Help

The Rose and Bay Award depends on your enthusiasm to make it a success. Here are some ways you can help that happen:

1) Cast your vote! Watch for the voting polls to appear for the other projects, and vote in those too.

2) Promote the Rose and Bay Award by blogging about it, emailing your friends, posting it on social networks, or any other method you can imagine. Everyone is encouraged to spread the word as far as possible whether you are a creator, a donor, or a curious bystander. Here is some art for the 2012 Rose and Bay Award.

3) If you're a patron or audience member, link to your favorite nominees and then direct people to the relevant voting pages.

4) If you're a creative person, let your audience know which of your projects have been nominated for a Rose and Bay Award, including a link to the relevant voting page(s). Let your fans know there is a way for them to honor your project and the patrons who make it possible.

Poll #1815908 Voting for the 2012 Rose & Bay Award: Fiction Category
This poll is closed.

Vote for your favorite fiction project(s).

The Many Writings of K.A. Jones by kajones_writing aka moonwolf1988
The Fiction of Lyn Thorne-Alder by aldersprig
Garden of Prose by Clare K.R. Miller (clare_dragonfly)
Require: Cookie by Stormy (Grace McDermott)
A Rosary of Stones and Thorns by M.C.A. Hogarth
No Dominion by C. E. Murphy
Eclipse Court by Shirley Meier
Hiraeth: the Adventures of Trevor and Jason by robling_t
Free Microfic Day! by skjam
Philosopher in Arms by Karen Wehrstein
Wonder City Stories by Jude McLaughlin


You can log in with a Google account, a Facebook account, or an OpenID to vote in the poll itself.

Got it!

I'll pass this on to my readers. Thanks for the explanation.
You should be able to click the poll and vote.

Anonymous non-logged in voting...?

Is there a way to do it, for people who don't have and don't want LJ accounts? Voting should always be anonymous. Wasn't it possible via email last year? Can that be done again?


Re: Anonymous non-logged in voting...?

I assume the reason you can't vote anonymously is so that ppl can't vote for the same person twice (or several hundered times times).

If you are really worried about others knowing who you voted for leave a non-logged in comment with your name and who you are voting for and a request to the modorators to remove your comment as soon as your vote as been counted. That way only the website modorator will see it.
You can log in and vote with a FB account, a Google account, or Open ID, as I can see that people have already done.

Edited at 2012-02-02 01:49 pm (UTC)



Re: Anonymous non-logged in voting...?

Last year the vote-by-email option was only for the Fiction category, because it was something I was willing to do, as I was the person running the category. I am not running a category this year - I'm often a week behind on LJ at this point.
Someone's pointed out RE my linkback to this post that it might be helpful to have the links to the nominated works directly on this voting-page, rather than kind of buried in the nomination comments -- something to think about if y'all have the time...?
The nomination posts are and were linked on this page in the first of the voting rules.