Hey, howdy hey, look what time of year it is! It’s time for the PixarPlanet Awards!
I know things are a bit slow-going this year as far as getting this event up and running, but we almost debated on not holding it this year due to the inactivity. However, I believe that the show must go on, and the awards are something many new members and old members alike have looked forward to with anticipation since we started holding them back in 2008.
thedriveintheatre and I will be your official hosts, but the other mods, including ellie-jessie-eve, Spirit of Adventure, and Violet Parr will be helping out, as well! You are free to direct any of your questions about the awards or the voting process to any of us, at any time.
So… here we go! Let’s get started and look at the award categories we’ll be having this year!
Best New Member of 2012
Best Pixar Planet Staff Member
Most Informative Member
Member You Would Most Like to Meet in Person
Member Most Likely to Get a Job at Pixar
Craziest Pixar Fan
Best Pixar Fan Fiction
Best Non-Pixar Fan Fiction
Best Pixar Artwork
Best Non-Pixar Artwork
Best Video Maker
Best Graphic and Icon Artist
Best Fan Fiction Writer
Best Fan Artist
Best Original Artist
Favorite Fandom Medium
Best Thread Creator
We will be considering adding these two new categories to the mix this year, but they are still subject to debate. They are categories based on the Oscars and will be open categories; that is, you will vote on the films you think should have been nominated or should win these awards:
Best Animated Film
Again, those two categories are subject to change or be removed, but your suggestions are welcome regarding them or any of our categories.
[size=150]Reminders and Important Notices:[/size]
-Non-Pixar Categories for Fanfiction and Artwork are included.
-Best Video is an Open Category like Best Avatar and Best Sig. This means both Pixar and non-Pixar entries are accepted.
-Threads from the Toy Story Board having to do with the buying, selling, or trading of merchandise are disqualified from nomination or voting, since they will be removed on February 14, 2013.
-Take note!! This year, we’re allowing you a bigger window for your fan works and submissions to be considered in the awards. In the past, we typically had a cutoff date sometime in December, but this year, due to the inactivity, we’ve decided to extend it into the awards. Fan works created before February 2, 2013 will be considered. So here’s your chance to finish that fan fiction or fan art!
-The above change does not apply to new members. Only members who joined before December 31, 2012 will be considered as nominees for the Best New Member of 2012 category.
-The categories “Best Debater” and “Most Mysterious Member” have been removed this year.
Let’s take a quick look at our schedule for this year. The dates are pretty much fixed, but could be changed for any reason, so keep your eye out!
One week from now:
For Your Consideration opens - Tues, January 22
(FYC will be open for two weeks!)
Two weeks later:
Submissions deadline - Tues, Feb 05
(FYC thread closes)
Nominations Begin - Sun, Feb 03
One week later:
Nominations End - Sun, Feb 10
Five days later:
Voting starts - Fri, Feb 15
One week later:
Voting ends - Fri, Feb 22
Two days later:
Winners announced - Sun, Feb 24 (Academy Awards night!)
Those dates are subject to change but we’ll try our best to adhere to them.
Feel free to discuss any aspect of the awards this year or provide feedback, suggestions, or inquiries in this thread. Please note that this is not a nomination or voting thread, we will create them at the later dates stipulated in the schedule. We will also be posting any updates or notifications here in this thread, so keep a lookout!
The Rules will also be posted for you guys to look at in the very near future, so if you have any questions about them, please wait until the thread has been posted and you’ve had a chance to look over the rules before you ask.
We’re super excited for this thing to get going, and we’re sure you are, too!