Light My Fire Awards
|Name:||Light My Fire Awards, LMFA|
|Date(s):||2004 - 2009|
|Format:||popular vote - nominations and final ballot|
|Type:||online fanfic and fanart, websites|
|URL:||Light My Fire Awards|
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The Light My Fire Awards began in 2004, "designed to honor outstanding Sentinel fanfiction, artwork, and websites available online."
Nominations for eligible fanworks and sites took place each spring, in a number of categories divided by "class" (fiction, art, websites). After roughly four months for nominations, the LMFA committee would spend the summer tabulating results and checking eligibility. In the fall, a final ballot would be announced for people to vote on.
It was a long process; for the 2009 awards, for example, nominations opened on March 3, voting began on September 18th, and winners were announced on December 31 -- ten full months after the process began.In January 2010, the LMFA committee sent a note to Sentinel fandom (both mailing lists and LJs) announcing the end of the awards:
It's with much sadness, but a lot of pride in what's been accomplished, that the Light My Fire Awards committee announce the closing of the awards.
For the last six years, the LMFA have been a way for the Sentinel fandom to highlight and showcase the best the fandom has to offer in the way of stories, art, vids, and resources. Hundreds -- thousands -- of fanworks have been nominated over the years and the fandom has voted to honor those it felt were worthy.
(note: some of these categories were different in earlier years)
- Class: Sentinel Fanfiction
- Categories (grouped by type)
- Other Flavors
- Episode Related (Whole Truth Award)
- Post-TSbyBS (Brass Ring Award)
- Story Elements
- Relationship Themes
- Slash-Specific Relationship Themes
- Pre-Slash/First Time (Clue Bus Award)
- Established Relationship (Old Married Award)
- PWP (Plot? What Plot?) (Hot in Cascade Award)
- Multipartner & Kink (Extra Sensual Pleasures Award)
- Short Story: 0 - 60k in size when converted to a text file.
- Long Story: 60 - 200k in size when converted to a text file.
- Novel: 200k and above when converted to a text file.
- Series: Two or more interconnected or sequential stories.
- Collaboration: Story or series written by two or more authors working together.
- New Author
- Classic Author
- Outstanding Author
- Class: Sentinel Art
- Romantic or Erotic
- Freehand Art
- Computer-Generated Art
- Best Overall
- Songvid (Gen, Het, or Slash)
- Class: Sentinel Websites (eliminated as of 2009)
- Information/Resource Site
- Multiple Authors or Artists
"Committee Awards" were also possible, if the committee chose to give out a select award.
List of Winners
A list of nominees and winners can be found here.