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  • Welcome to the AFA Awards Ceremony 2009!!!

    Despite a slight delay, we have now arrived at one of the most anticipated nights of the year! I want to wish all of our attendees a very warm welcome to the Academy of Fanart Artists: Second Annual Awards Ceremony!

    [Pause for applause]

    The AFA formed just over a year ago and held it's first event last February, and after its outstanding success I am pleased to announce that the event has grown exponentially, and attracted several new members to join in and take part in this amazing ceremony! I am proud to be here tonight in the presence of so many fantastic artists to celebrate and award the work of our members, and I hope that you feel the same way.

    Our awards could be considered some of the most prestigious Fanart awards available, as they are not just awards ?they also symbolise the votes of our Fanart community and our appreciation to these works of art. In saying this, we have 369 awards in total to be presented over the course of this evening, and 30 of those are the highly coveted "First Place" awards in each of the categories. For anyone who is wondering we have had 41 artists nominating in 28 categories, with over 750 wallpapers in total; and 41 members of the AFA in total have voted ? the points are all finalised and verified ? and decided this year's winners! In comparison to last year there have been 66% more wallpapers nominated in this year's ceremony, which is a very impressive increase that I would like to thank everyone for helping us to achieve!

    But, before we continue with our event, I have a few people to thank for helping it to get to this stage. First of all I would like to offer my greatest thanks and appreciation to all of the members who have taken part in this ceremony, for taking the time to make your nominations and your votes ? we wouldn't have this event without you. With that in mind, the first award I would like to present is one for everyone, for your participation.



    Next I would like to thank one of my biggest sponsor's of this event: Nikki & the Buffyforums.net website for giving the AFA a forum for feedback, queries, questions and general event chat. But most importantly, I would like to thank you for being the Official Venue of our 2009 awards ceremony. And this is my token of appreciation to you.



    Similarly I would like to thank Dana and Chosen Art for advertising the AFA and getting the word out about voting dates and the ceremony ? I really appreciate the help, and consider you one of the first sponsors of the AFA. And would now like to give you this little thank you.



    And last, but far from least, I would like to thank those of you who gave up your time to create our awards that we are about to receive. Without your help I don't think it would have been possible to have quite so many awards available. And more importantly we wouldn't have the variety of styles, colours, and techniques throughout these awards if it hadn't been for each of you and your unique creations. And so my thanks go out to each of you for your contributions, click on your names to receive your ?thank you' awards!

    Amber, Amy, Andrew, Anna, Arista, Bre, Clement, Debbie, Ehlwyen, Erin Nicole, Galathea, Heather, Jenni-Lou, J.J., Josh, Line, Lrae, Marie, Marilyne, Matilda, Mindy, Signe, SmthBlue, Wendy, Zugma.

    (If you do not see your name, and you have made an award for this ceremony, please contact me as it's possible I just missed it off when writing up these posts!)

    Thank you once more to all of those who helped shape this ceremony.

    And now? may we dim the lights please as we move on with the show. Good luck to all of the contestants ? you all deserve to win an award for your hard work, but now, it's down to the votes. So sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of show?

    May I remind you that we will be following the order stipulated in the ?map to the AFA' with the links to each thread, but I'll remind you at the end of each post where to look next!

    But first! We'll be right back after this commercial break, with the winners from our first category of the event: Best Use of Stocks!

    Don't change the channel!
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    Art by Sayjay at Radiance

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    Thanks so much for the award honey, it's an honour to host the AFA on the forum

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    • #3
      WOO! *dies* I already have a pretty pink award to call my own?

      Yay to award-makers! And to Nikki for hosting the event! And to Dana!
      would you do anything for me

      buy a new diamond ring for me

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      • #4
        awww, you don't have to go through all the trouble of making even more beautiful graphics! You do so much already!!
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        • #5
          YAY to everyone! I love you all/it all! It's so wonderful, really

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          • #6
            YAY for Nikki, Dana, and the award makers!

            I'm so excited to see this party get started

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            • #7
              *squeee* thanks so much for the award hun. tis gorgeous and I was happy to do it. Long live AFA.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jenni Lou View Post
                awww, you don't have to go through all the trouble of making even more beautiful graphics! You do so much already!!
                Pfft! This just makes it all the more challenging for me, it wouldn't be fun otherwise!!
                SJ
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                Art by Sayjay at Radiance

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                • #9
                  Aw, that is a great speech and beautiful awards! Thank you!
                  [ ...In my exile. ]
                  LJ; Tumblr; Wallpapers

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                  • #10
                    Congrats to everyone! This is SOOOOOOO awesome! Special thanks to Sayjay, Nikki, Dana and everyone else who helped make this night so amazing and special.
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                    Banner Set made by the lovely Dana.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks sayjay for such beautiful awards and for being such a wonderful hostess organizing all of this - it's so much work! Thanks so much!

                      And thanks to Nikki for making the forum so much fun to come to all of the time, and for hosting these fabulous awards on the forum. The forum banners look beautiful btw.

                      *is on edge of seat for awards presentations!*

                      On with the show!
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                      • #12
                        Is anyone ready for some awards yet???

                        *teases*


                        SJ
                        xox
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                        Art by Sayjay at Radiance

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                        • #13
                          *applauds to the very eloquent speech and is in awe of the beautiful awards*

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                          • #14
                            YIPPEEEEEE an award before it's even started
                            >> and we want s p e c t a c u l a r v i e w s if we're to stay for the w e e k e n d <<

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                            • #15
                              Oh wow, thank you so much for the award sweetie I'm just glad I can help out as much as possible. Chosen Art (and me *giggle* ) is VERY proud to be a part of all of this!

                              *squishes*
                              PRETTY AS A PICTURE HAS RETURNED
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                              With the return of PAAP comes the integration of Screencap Paradise
                              Keep a look out for Chosen Art, Roadhouse and the others

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by slaycandy View Post
                                Is anyone ready for some awards yet???

                                *teases*


                                SJ
                                xox
                                You are evil!
                                [ ...In my exile. ]
                                LJ; Tumblr; Wallpapers

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                                • #17
                                  *clutches my award* omg I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

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                                  • #18
                                    Amazing awards already, fantastic job all of you do.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by slaycandy View Post
                                      Is anyone ready for some awards yet???

                                      *teases*


                                      SJ
                                      xox
                                      Wait. There are going to be....*whispers* awards here? Are you sure?
                                      would you do anything for me

                                      buy a new diamond ring for me

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                                      • #20
                                        THANK YOU SAYJAY FOR ALL OF THIS!!! THANK YOU NIKKI FOR HOSTING IT! THANK YOU TO WHICHEVER OF YOU PUT UP THE AWESOME BANNERS FOR EVER FORUM STYLE!!!

                                        THANK YOU TO ALL THE AWARD MAKERS! I think I am most excited this evening to see all the awards that are made and not who wins.

                                        Lydia made the punch!

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