Saturday, October 13, 2012


Thank you for understanding the delay on the announcement of winners. After many nights of counting votes and recounting votes just to be sure we counted correctly, the winners are in. Many categories were very close and some stories were only separated by one or two votes. Everyone nominated should be very proud of their hard work on creating such wonderful stories that have captivated so many reader's interest. This was a tight race.

A HUGE thank you to our absolutely wonderful banner maker, Christag_banner, for making all these amazing winning banners. Another HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to help us out with validating the many nominations.

Keep up the hard work, writers, and we will see you all again next year.

MCGT and Earthprincess4

Winners can be found under 2012 winners

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Delay in announcement of winners

We have to apologize for delaying the announcement of the winners. There has been a mishap with the new survey host we're using which is requiring us to go through every ballot individually. It's very time consuming and taking a lot longer than we expected. Please understand why we need to delay the reveal. We should have the winning stories for O/S and Shorts announced within a few days and the winning stories for WIP and Completed announced in about a week. Thank you for understanding.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Voting NOW OPEN for Full Length Fics & Oldie but Goodie Authors

Have you checked out all the fantastic nominees for full length fics and oldie but goodie authors?

Check out who's nominated, then cast your vote!

Work in Progress Nominees

Completed Nominees

Oldie but Goodie Nominees

Voting will remain open until 9/21

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Voting is Open!

Voting for Oneshots, Short Stories, and Newbie Author is open.

Notes: If a category only had one story nominated they were not added to the official ballot. Those stories will win by default.

Please pay attention to what category you are voting in since some categories are not added because of the point stated above.

Only one vote per category and per person.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nominations are LIVE - check them out!

The nomination ballots have been counted and validated.  
Check out all the nominated stories below.
Congratulations to all the nominated authors and their stories.

Voting opens September 1st for the above categories.

Stay tuned, nominations for full length stories will be announced soon.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Time is running out to get your nominations in.
Open until Sunday, August 5th.

Please submit your favorite under-appreciated Twi-fics.
There are two nomination forms:
Don't forget your favorite new & oldie author awards too.

Remember a great O/S you read for a contest?  Nominate it!
Love a WIP and can't figure out why the author doesn't get more reviews?  Nominate it!

Can't wait to start posting the nominees in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Reminder of the Rules

Please remember that when nominating your own story you are only eligible to nominate it once. As for other nominations a story is only eligible in two categories. If a story is nominated in more than two categories by any nominators the validation team will choose which two categories to put it in.

Also, please be advised we do monitor IP addresses. If a story in nominated numerous times using the same IP address, even if pen names are different, it may result in disqualification.

We want to make sure everyone has a shot at winning an Emerging Swan Award, which is why we have these guidelines.

We apologize for any difficulty you may be having with nominating. The survey host we normally use has been shut down because of hackers, so at the last minute we went on a search to find a new host. ESurveysPro is new to both of us and we are still trying to work out any bugs with nominations. If for any reason you are having trouble making your nominations please let us know as soon as possible so we can work out an alternative for you.

Thank you,

MCGT and Earthprincess4