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Nominations Closed

Because I want to acknowledge all the wonderful drabblers out there in fandom, I have organized the first ever Merlin and Arthur Drabble Awards! Please make your nominations in reply to this post.

Your moderator,


Nominations Close: 20 April 2010
Voting Begins: 25 April 2010
Voting Closes: 20 May 2010
Winners Announced: 1 June 2010


  • All nominations must be 350 words or less.
  • All nominations must involve the Arthur/Merlin pairing in some way—pre-slash and friendship are allowed.
  • You may nominate another person’s drabbles (in fact, I encourage it!).
  • You may nominate your own drabble(s).
  • You may nominate as many drabbles as you like for each category.
  • You do not need to make your nominations all at the same time—make additional nominations whenever you like.
  • A single drabble may be nominated for up to (but no more than) three categories.
  • There is no cut-off date for drabble publication—newly published drabbles may be nominated right up until nominations close.


    Best Overall
  1. Best Overall Drabble — all drabbles will automatically be nominated for Best Overall Drabble.

  2. Length-based (must be exact length, give or take about five words)
  3. Best Tweetfic (merlin_tweetfic)
  4. Best 10 Words, 10 Genres
  5. Best 100-Word Drabble
  6. Best 200-Word Drabble (Double Drabble)
  7. Best 300-Word Drabble (Triple Drabble)

  8. Genre-based
  9. Best Angst
  10. Best Character Death
  11. Best Crossover
  12. Best Dark Theme(s)
  13. Best Episode-Related
  14. Best Established Relationship
  15. Best Fluff
  16. Best Finding Out
  17. Best Friendship
  18. Best Humour
  19. Best Hurt/Comfort
  20. Best Kink
  21. Best Modern AU
  22. Best Prompt Response
  23. Best PWP
  24. Best Romance

How to Make a Nomination

  • First find drabbles you like. I recommend searching merlin100, merlin_ldws, merlin_tweetfic, the drabble or ficlet tags at merlinxarthur, or sorting by pairing and word count at Archive of Our Own.
  • For each nomination, please indicate in a comment to this post: Category, Title, Authur, and URL. Your nominations will be screened.

  • Remember: You don’t need to offer a nomination for each category—just nominate the drabbles you want to.


Categories that have 3 or more entries will be voted upon. :)


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Apr. 2nd, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
A single drabble can only be nominated for up to three categories. Please narrow down the categories--I suggest Best 100-Word Drabble and 2 genres.:)
Apr. 3rd, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Awesome idea. I pimped it out at my lj. But could you also, possibly, do one for the longer fics? I'm not a drabble reader so even though i would love to nominate something the shortest thing I found in my bookmarks had 700 words. Do one for normal length fics and I will drown you with nominations. :D
Apr. 3rd, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
camelot_awards hosts the usual Merlin/Arthur Fanfiction Awards. Although this season's awards appear to have been abandoned, I don't wish to step on toes. At this time, I'll only be doing the drabble awards. :)
Apr. 3rd, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, a shame. Not only what you're doing now looks professional and you would do a great job with longer format, but also they aren't doing it this year! Oh well, I'll wait.
Apr. 3rd, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
If I have time and the hosts of the camelot_awards permit me, perhaps I'll consider something for the summer. ♥
Apr. 10th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Do you have much yet? Are people putting in nominations?
Apr. 10th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
There are nominations, but few categories have more than one. Though, to be fair, I haven't made my list of nominations yet. XD
Apr. 11th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
OK - I'll see if I can round you up some more.
Apr. 11th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
That would be good. I'm actually going through and rounding up some nominations myself. I think we'll be in pretty good shape when voting time rolls around (provided people are willing to take the time to vote). :)