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 Patron 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 vote for yourself, after changes in the rules.
3) Winners will be announced after the polling is completed. The voting period ends on the 28th of February 2012.
Please vote for your favourite patron(s)
marina_bonomi, patron of ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl
technoshaman, patron of ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl
aoife, patron of ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl
ysabetwordsmith, patron of kajones_writing(aka moonwolf1988)'s the Many Writings of K. A. Jones