The Genesis Awards

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Name: The Genesis Awards
Date(s): 2007-2009?
Frequency: intermittent
Associated Community:
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X.
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The Genesis Awards was a series of awards for fanfic authors in the Final Fantasy VII fandom. The awards are for pieces of fiction that “show a certain standard of grammar and formatting, relevance to canon and characterisation.”[1] Although primarily created for Final Fantasy VII fanfiction, in 2009, they also accepted nominations from within the Final Fantasy X fandom.

The awards were originally proposed in 2006 at [2]]. In 2007 the awards were handed over to another administrator who ran the first rounds 2006 to 2008. In March 2007, the awards found a new home on [3]

In July 2008, the awards underwent another series of administrative changes causing them to be pushed into 2009. A new website was designed and the forum was moved to a more secure forum server[4], and a podcast, the Shinra News Network, was introduced.

The third, and possibly final round of awards were held in 2009 and were split into two categories: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X.

Additional reading

The Genesis Awards - Fan History Wiki: The Fandom History Resource, Archived version


  1. ^ FAQ.
  2. ^ Genesis Awards.
  3. ^ forum now offline.
  4. ^ The new forum was launched in April 2009.