Headline presents
A 2021 Red Carpet Gala

 

Categories

Artists

The 1000-Word Artist – For the artists who can tell an entire story in one image.  They truly prove the old adage; a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

The Triple-Take Manip Maker -  For the artists who consistently make us question if that “dragon” was really there for the photo shoot.

 

The Unsung Hero Artist – For the artists who consistently do the work that keeps our fandom running.  Those who make the banners that announced our events and the awards that celebrate everyone else.

 

Vidders

The Good-Time Vidder -  For the video makers we turn to when we just want to feel warm and happy.

 

The Vidding Story-Teller -  For the video makers who blow us away by taking a story we know and turning it into something completely different.

 

The Vidder of Romance -  For the video makers who we return to when we need to find the love.  They have the ability to make us believe in any ship.

 

The Vidding Comic – For the video makers who can always make us laugh with their fun twists to even the darkest stories.

 

Fic Writers

The Feel-Good Writer -  For the writers whose stories we seek out to get the warm fuzzies.  Just seeing their names will make us happy, because we know we’re in for a sweet treat.

 

The Funny Bone Tickler – For the writers who know how to give us a good laugh.  They can make us laugh out loud, even when we shouldn’t.

 

The Heart Melter – For the writers who can bring out the beauty in even the most flawed relationships.  They can make the most cynical among us believe that love truly can conquer all.

 

The Screen Steamer – For the writers who have that way with words that make us all constantly say, “I’ll be in my bunk.”

 

The Master of the Darkness – For the writers who have perfected bringing the darkness in our favorite heroes and villains to such bone-chilling life that we might never sleep again.

 

The Dean of Drabbles – For the writers who can always pack a punch with only a few words.

 

The Sultan of Sagas – For the writers with the ability to create entire worlds that we can’t help but disappear into and want to return to time and again.

 

The Thought Provoker – For the writers who give us the stories that enter our consciousness and infuse us with ideas that return to our thoughts week, months, and even years after we’ve read their work.

 

The Brilliant Beginnings Writer – For those writers who tease us with the start to amazing worlds and adventures, but leave us hanging without a proper ending.  Hint, hint…

Regular Headline categories will return in 2022.

Headline Award Categories

Video awards 

Best Character Vid    [The Another Hero Award]

All fanvids in this category should be about character. These are character studies in video form, either set to music or not. They must be about ASH-bases life-forms. Crossover vids are allowed only if the majority of focus is on ASH characters.

 

Best Story Vid    [The Messin’ with Magic Award]

All fanvids in this category must tell a story. It can be a retelling of events from a show, two characters falling in love, or clips put together to make an original story.  Crossovers are allowed as long as a main character is ASH-based.

 

Best Tony Tribute Vid    [The Staring at the Sun Award]

All fanvids in this category must be a tribute to Tony Head himself. Character clips are fine as long as the video is dedicated to Tony Head the actor and not the character he played.

Fan Pick (Voted)    [The Under My Skin Award]

This is a voted category. All fanvids from the other categories are automatically entered and the one with the most votes wins Fan Favorite for the year.

  

Art/Graphics Awards

Best Graphic    [The Qu’est Ce Que J’ai Fait Award]

All entries must be computer generated graphics, banners, or screen cap/gif sets (Tumblr). They can focus on either an ASH-based character, or Tony Head himself.

Best Manip    [The Change Award]

All entries must be photographic manipulations. They can focus on either an ASH-based character, or Tony Head himself.

 

Best artwork (Paintings and sketches)   [The Owning My Mistakes Award]

All entries must be original artwork, either digital or otherwise. They can focus on either an ASH-based character, or Tony Head himself.

 

Fan Pick (Voted)    [The Angels in Many Guises Award]

This is a voted category. All artwork and graphics from the other categories are automatically entered and one with the most votes wins Fan Favorite for the year.

 

Fanfiction

All fiction in these categories must be between 500 and 25,000 words.  Please see rating restriction for each category.

 

Giles

 

Best Gen Fic    [The Watcher Watchers Award]

All fic entries must focus on only Giles, or his friendships with other characters. Any pairings should be only in the background of the story. All ratings accepted.

Best Romantic Fic    [The Twosome of Cuteness Award]

All fic entries must focus on Giles paired with another character. These stories should be either fluff or romance (budding or established). All ratings accepted.

 

Best Smut Fic    [The Good Squirm Award]

All fic entries must focus on Giles in a pairing, threesome, or moresome. These are the sexy PWP stories. Ratings should be FRM or FRAO (R or NC17).

Best Characterization   [The Rather British Award]

Entries may be either gen. or romance. This category is for the best characterization of Rupert Giles. All ratings accepted. Crossovers allowed.

Best Dark Fic    [The Dark Age Award]

All entries must be dark fiction. These stories should focus on evil or dark subjects (torture, rape, death, ect…) Evil Giles, or Vampire Giles. All ratings accepted.

 

Fan Pick (Voted)    [You Were the One I Loved Award]

This is a voted award. All nominated Giles fics are automatically entered. The story receiving the most votes wins Fan Favorite Giles Fic of the year.

Uther

Best Gen Fic   [The Pendragon Pride Award]

All fic entries must focus on only Uther, or his friendships with other characters. Any pairings should be in the background of the story. All ratings accepted.

 

Best Romantic Fic    [The Heart of Camelot Award]

All fic entries must focus on Uther paired with another character. These stories should be either fluff or romance (budding or established). All ratings accepted.

 

Best Smut Fic    [The Sins of the Father Award] 

All fic entries must focus on Uther in a pairing, threesome, or moresome. These are the sexy PWP stories. Ratings should be FRM or FRAO (R or NC17).

 

Best Characterization   [The I am Your King! Award]

Entries may be either gen. or romance. This category is for the best characterization of Uther Pendragon. All ratings accepted. Crossovers allowed.

 

Best Dark Fic    [The Wicked Day Award]

All entries must be dark fiction. These stories should focus on evil or dark subjects (torture, rape, death, ect…) or Evil Uther. All ratings accepted.

 

Fan Pick (Voted)   [The Camelot’s Choice Award]

This is a voted award. All nominated Uther fics are automatically entered. The story receiving the most votes wins Fan Favorite Uther Fic of the year.

 

Other Characters

Best Gen Fic    [The Best Thing Since Rainbows Award]

All fic entries must focus on only the ASH character, or his friendships with other characters. Any pairings should be in the background of the story. All ratings accepted.

 

Best Romantic Fic   [The Imagine You and Me Award]

All fic entries must focus on an ASH character paired with another character. These stories should be either fluff or romance (budding or established). All ratings accepted.

 

Best Smut Fic     [The Gold Blend Award]

All fic entries must focus on an ASH character in a pairing, threesome, or moresome. These are the sexy PWP stories. Ratings should be FRM or FRAO (R or NC17).

 

Best characterization    [The Behind Green Eyes Award]

Entries may be either gen. or romance. This category is for the best characterization of an ASH character. All ratings accepted. Crossovers allowed. (Please indicate character when nominating.)

 

Best Dark Fic   [The Legal Assassin Award]

All entries must be dark fiction. These stories should focus on evil or dark subjects (torture, rape, death, ect…) or an ASH character being evil. All ratings accepted.

 

Fan Pick (voted)    [The May the Best Man Win Award]

This is a voted award. All nominated ‘Other Character’ fics are automatically entered. The story receiving the most votes wins Fan Favorite ASH-based Life-form fic of the year.

Additional Fiction Awards

Best Short One-Shot  [The Little British Award]

This category is for stand-alone drabbles (under 500 words). All entries must focus on an ASH character. Any rating accepted.

 

Best Long-fic or Series   [The Epic Award]

This category is for works over 25,000 words. These works can be one long story, or several stories meant to be read together. Please note that, though we have not put an upper limit on word count, extremely long series’ might be difficult for our judges to finish. All works must focus on an ASH character or pairing. Any rating accepted.

Best Meta    [The Over Our Head Award]

All entries must be essays or some sort of meta-analysis of a character or aspect of a character, such as background, traits, actions, and so forth.  Please note that these should be well thought-out and written pieces, not just an off-hand comment or thought.

 

Best Crossover   [The Mystical Convergence Award]

All fic entries must be crossovers with other works (books, TV, movies, radio…). These stories must have an ASH character as one of its main characters. Gen. or romance and all ratings accepted.

 

Best fic with multiple ASH-base characters    [The Hydra Award]   (Category updated 2019)

All fic entries must have two of more ASH characters or multiples of the same ASH character in them. These are crossovers and stories where Tony runs into himself. Gen or romance and all ratings accepted.

 

Special Service Award

Special service to the Tony Head fandom award (Voted)    [Head-case of the Year Award]

This is a voted award to recognize individuals who have given their time and effort during the preceding year to furthering and celebrating our shared love for Anthony Stewart Head and his many inspiring works and charitable endeavors. (When nominating, please give a short statement of why they deserve this award.)

Best ASH-based Community or Archive  (Voted)     [Head-Space of the Year Award]

This voted award is for communities or archives focused on Tony and his characters.  These are places where fans can gather, interact, and/or share their work.  (When nominating, please give a short statement on why you love this space.)