Info on Categories: GEN stands for General, and includes no pairings. HET is any story that contains a Male/Female or Female/Male relationship. SLASH is any story that contains a Male/Male or Female/Female relatonship.
Info on Sub-Categories: Best Gen - The best Gen story. Best Adventure - The best adventure story. Best Drama - The best drama story. Best Humor/Fluff - The best humorous or fluffy story. Best Friendship - The best friendship story. Best Hurt/Comfort - Hurt/Comfort is when one character is hurt (mentally or physically), and another comforts them. Best Angst/Dark - The best story dealing with angst or dark themes. Best Case Related Fic - The best story centered around a case. Best Episode Related Fic - The best story centered around an episode. Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Supernatural - Self explanatory. Best AU - AU stands for Alternate Universe and occurs when an author changes something canon. E.g., Jane's family doesn't die, or Lisbon never joins the CBI. Best OC - OC stands for Original Character. This nomination includes the OC in the story. Best Het - The best Het story. Best (Het Pairing) - The best story containing a specific Het pairing. Best Slash - The best Slash story. Best (Slash Pairing) - The best story containing a specific Slash pairing. Best Overall Fic - The best overall story. Best Author - The best author.
Rules: - Winners of all categories are voted for via LJ poll. - If there are either zero or one entries in a category, it will be combined with another category where possible. - A tie of three or more entries will be settled with a second poll. A tie of two entries will be recorded as a tie. - An entry can only be nominated in one General Category (Gen, Het, Slash) and up to three sub-categories within that General Category. These Sub-Categories do not include Best Overall Fic. - Entries can only be nominated once in each sub-category. - You may not nominate your own story. - Stories that were nominated in previous rounds cannot be nominated in the current round, even if they did not win an award. - The author of the entry must have begun the story between the time that the last round ended and the current round began. - Both WIPs (Works in Progress) and Completed fics are allowed to be submitted. WIPs must be submitted to the Best WIP sub-category, in addition to any other sub-category. - Nominations must be sent to splashingfish via PM or in a comment on one of the nomination posts if they are to be accepted. Links to those posts can be found at the top of the profile. - You may submit as many nominations as you like. - Your nomination will be anonymous, unless you choose to tell the author of the story that you have nominated their story.