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There are sadly few nominations as yet. I'm really hoping more people will nominate.The more stories taking part, the more fun the contest. All you have to do is comment on the appropriate LJ post. This is one of the sadly few contests we have now and it needs our support!
It makes an author's day to be nominated and I think it is a a nice way to show appreciation of a story that brightened one's day, filled one with admiraion or carried the reader away to M-e! It is also fun choosing a favourite story from the MPTT website http://www.lotrgfic.com/viewpage.php?page=search_options and discovering some hidden gems.
Some Categories have only one story and it's not much fun to win if you are the only person taking part, so I do hope a few more folk will nominate. I'm going to try to find more stories this weekend!