Who were Paula Wilshe and Marian Kelly and why do they have awards? Paula was a fan who loved to work with new writers. We wanted to keep her memory alive and celebrate writers like she did, so in 2003 we started the Paula Wilshe (PW). Paula loved awards! Check out her fanlore page.
Marian was a Founding Mother in SH fandom. She created award-winning zine stories, art, and letterzine contributions, and ran one of the first Writer’s Workshops at Zebracon in 1980. In 2016, we started the Marian Kelly (MK) Hall of Fame. Check out her fanlore page.
Who’s eligible: For the PW, any writer who first published any Starsky & Hutch writing in any format or genre between January 2016 and April 1, 2022. Writers can only win the award once.
For the MK Hall of Fame, any writer no longer eligible for the PW is eligible for the MK Best Writer Award (unless they have already won). For the other two categories in the MK, Best Artist and Best Vidder, any person who has not won in that category previously is eligible.
How can I know if my fav writer is eligible for the PW? Ask them! Or ask other fans. Or ask us. And don’t forget to nominate yourself.
How can I know who or what is eligible for the MK? There are three Best categories: Writer, Artist, and Vidder. Individual MK Hall of Fame awards can only be won once. And don’t forget to nominate yourself.
Check the list of previous winners to make sure the person you want to nominate has not won previously.
What if my favorite writer isn’t eligible for the PW anymore? They’re still eligible for the Marian Kelly Award Hall of Fame Best Writer Award (unless they’ve already won it.)
I want to participate. How? Go to our survey for the PW or the MK to nominate:
a) For the PW or MK Best Writer, nominate as many writers as you want, but only nominate each writer once.
b) List author names, email address (if you know it), and where we can find their work (if you know), either with a link or your best guess (AO3, FF.net, etc.). If you’re not sure about those details, nominate them anyway.
c) For the other categories of the MK Hall of Fame, the information we need is the same: Creator name, email if you know it, and where we can find their work, if you know.
d) Send any questions about the PW award to firstname.lastname@example.org.
e) Send any questions about the MK Hall of Fame award to email@example.com.
The person I wanted to nominate was already nominated by someone else. So I don’t need to nominate them, do I? Actually, you do. The finalists for the awards are determined by how many nominations they receive. So the more people who nominate a person helps get them closer to becoming finalists.
I sent in nominations already, but want to add more. You can add more nominations by filling out the survey again with new choices. Add your new suggestions but don’t repeat nominations you’ve already submitted.
Then what happens? In both awards, creators with the most nominations become finalists. All nominations close on August 15th at 9pm EDT .
You can vote for the finalists from August 19th through September 9th.
We’ll announce the winners at SHareCon and post it on line afterwards.
Important note: Since Keri T, Cyanne, and Flamingo are organizing this award, they are not eligible in any category.