This is the official site for the Madrigal Awards. The Madrigal Awards is for the best of the best in the 39 Clues fandom. Here, you can nominate stories for categories for the sad state of that fandom.
Any questions? Go to the FAQ paragraph at the bottom. Thank you. :)
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Affiliates of us are fellow award sites/hosting sites/etc etc. It's a system of self-promotion, so if you've read another set of books (e.g. Percy Jackson and the Olympians) you can check out PJO's award site too! :D That way, no one is left behind if they bother to check us out. :)
I think the title explains it all. ^_^
Q: Who are you guys?
A: We’re the Madrigals. We’re the ones that pick out the best of the fandom and make sure that they’re the ones that get noticed. We also go along with the fitting phrase: Beware the Madrigals.
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: The 39 Clues, even with good authors lurking around, is teeming with fangirls with bad fanfictions. We make sure that the good ones are getting popular, and review the bad fanfics with helpful reviews (though Joyce prefers to flame. A lot.) and constructive criticism.
Q: You guys are copying the Nellie Gomez Foundation!
A: No, we aren't. Even Sun Daughter, an admin of TNGF, let us do this. And she's even part of the Madrigals. Top that. :)
Q: How often are winners announced?
A: Four times a year. Once at every start of a new season. Or, if you want to be fancier, on all the solstices and equinoxes.
Q: How do I nominate?
A: Simple. You go to the “Nominate” page, and fill everything out accurately. Easy, huh?
Q: Can I nominate myself?
A: Don’t you have a big ego? ;) But it’s allowed, nominating your own story. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that your story is automatically a nominee. The Madrigals handpick the nominees from the nominations sent in.
Q: Are there any rules for nomination?
A: Nope! Any length, any size, any pairing--you just need standards. :) Other than that? Any story can be nominated. If it's not romance, adventure. drama, or angst, and it's an amazing fic, put it into miscellaneous.
Q: How do I vote?
A: You click on the Voting page hidden underneath the The Madrigals Awards main page on the navigation bar, and go from there. It's pretty simple, huh? :)
Q: Waitwhat? How do you delete extra votes from the same IP adress?
A: (from Theia) A magician never reveals her secrets. ;D
Q: I won! What do I get?
A: Silence, young grasshopper. :P You get many things for achieving awesome-ness in the 39 Clues fandom, don't worry. ;)
You get the honor of winning, first of all. You also get to write that you won this in your summary, like "Blah blah blah. One-shot. Dan/Reagan. Winner of the Madrigals Award." You also get a banner made by Theia. Finally, we link your story in the "Winners" page for some extra publicity.
Q: WAITASECOND! I didn't win!
A: Oh, gee, we're sorry you weren't good enough. There's always a next round, kid, chill out.
Q: If a story wins in one category, can it win again?
A: Sure, if it's good enough to be nominated again for a separate category and win there. That's really good.