Categories

Outstanding Stories by Length

Outstanding Ficlet

For stories under 1000 words that display overall excellence in literary composition, character establishment and narrative.

Outstanding Never-Ending Story

For stand-alone stories with a word count over 25K that have ended in the current eligibility period.

Outstanding Series

For a series of stand-alone stories that occur withing one fanfiction universe and whose most recent story has been completed during the current awards eligibility period. A series is considered as two or more stories that are connected.

Outstanding Work in Progress

The Work-in-Progress category is exempt from the eligibility requirements. For stories that are not yet completed or are completed after the beginning of the nomination period.

Outstanding Stories by Genre

Alternate Universe

For stories set outside the realm of the show but not including crossovers, pre- or post- show.

Angst

For stories focused on mental anguish.

Case File

For stories with a realistic portrayal of an investigation, mission or undercover assignment that has been designated to the team.

Crack!Fic

For stories in which the characters are put into random or nonsensical situations, are intentionally out of character or other variation of the splendidly absurd.

Crossover

For stories that involve existing characters from other television series, films, books, etc.

Death

For stories focused on death, where the death may occur within the story or the story may be based around characters' reactions to a death.

Drama

For stories that lean toward the dramatic, as opposed to humor, horror, suspense, etc.

Episode Tag or Missing Scene

For stories that fill in missing scenes during episodes or pick up where an episode left off.

Humor

For stories written with an exceptional level of humor.

NFA Challenge Response

For stories that were originally submitted in answer to an NFA challenge. The story did not have to win the challenge in order to be nominated here. Skills Challenge entries and WWC entries are also eligible in this category.

NFA Games

For outstandingly written responses to NFA games such as the Weekly Writing Game, Hangman prizes and Jumbled Storytelling, as well as stories written for exchanges such as Secret Santa, the White Elephant Exchange or the Haiti Auction fics.

Poem

For poetry inspired by or based on NCIS. Can be any length or poetic style.

Pre/Post NCIS

For stories about one or more characters prior to or after the existing series.

Recollection

For stories that deal with events occurring in the past via the memory of one of the characters

Songfic

For stories written alongside a particular song. Can be a one-shot or multi-chapter story based on more than one song.

Suspense

For stories that display an exceptional level of suspenseful writing in technique and structure; both in combination with situations and action contained in the story, as well as the inclusion of cliffhangers.

Team

For stories that focus more on the entire team rather than one or two particular characters.

Torture

For stories focused on physical suffering.

Outstanding Stories by Scene

Action

For stories containing one or more exceptional portrayals of a suspenseful and riveting action sequence.

Death

For stories containing one or more exceptional portrayals of a realistic, empathetic and dramatic death scene.

Plot Twist

For stories with one or more shocking or unexpected plot twists.

Secret

For stories with one or more highly shocking or unexpected secret.

Outstanding Stories by Characterization

Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Abby exceptionally well, providing new insight into her behavior, reactions or personality.

Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Tony exceptionally well, providing new insight into his behavior, reactions or personality.

Caitlin "Kate" Todd

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Kate exceptionally well, providing new insight into her behavior, reactions or personality.

Donald "Ducky" Mallard

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Ducky exceptionally well, providing new insight into his behavior, reactions or personality.

Jenny Shepard

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Jenny exceptionally well, providing new insight into her behavior, reactions or personality.

Jimmy Palmer

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Jimmy exceptionally well, providing new insight into his behavior, reactions or personality.

Leon Vance

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Director Vance exceptionally well, providing new insight into his behavior, reactions or personality.

Leroy Jethro Gibbs

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Gibbs exceptionally well, providing new insight into his behavior, reactions or personality.

Original Character

Outstanding achievement in the creation of a unique, realistic and relevant original character.

Original Villain

Outstanding achievement in the creation of a unique, realistic and relevant original villainous character.

Other NCIS Character

May include characters such as Ari Haswari, Cynthia Sumner, Jeanne Benoit etc.

Timothy "Tim" McGee

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with McGee exceptionally well, providing new insight into his behavior, reactions or personality.

Ziva David

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with Ziva exceptionally well, providing new insight into her behavior, reactions or personality.

Outstanding Stories by Friendship (M/F)

Gibbs/Abby

Stories that display friendship between Gibbs and Abby in an exceptional way.

Gibbs/Other Female

Stories that showcase a frienship between Gibbs and an "other" female character.

McGee/Abby

Stories that display friendship between Tim and Abby in an exceptional way.

McGee/Ziva

Stories that display friendship between Tim and Ziva in an exceptional way.

Other Male/Female

Stories that display friendship between two characters -male and female- in an exceptional way. This could be between two male/female characters from the show, a male/female character from the show and an OC male/female character or two OC characters

Tony/Abby

Stories that display friendship between Tony and Abby in an exceptional way.

Tony/Ziva

Stories that display friendship between Tony and Ziva in an exceptional way.

Outstanding Stories by Friendship (M/M)

Ducky/Other Male

Stories that exemplify a friendship between Ducky and another Male character

Gibbs/McGee

Stories that display friendship between Gibbs and Tim in an exceptional way.

Gibbs/Tony

Stories that display friendship between Gibbs and Tony in an exceptional way.

Other M/M

Stories that display friendship between two male characters in an exceptional way. This could be between two male characters from the show, a male character from the show and an OC male character or two OC male characters.

Tony/McGee

Stories that display friendship between Tony and McGee in an exceptional way.

Outstanding Stories by Friendship (F/F)

Other F/F

Stories that display friendship between two female characters in an exceptional way. This could be between two female characters from the show, a female character from the show and an OC female character or two OC female characters.

Outstanding Het Romance (FR7 - FR 15)

Gibbs/Abby

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with two characters' romantic relationship exceptionally well, providing new insight into their attraction, conflicts and behavior toward one another.

Gibbs/Jenny

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with two characters' romantic relationship exceptionally well, providing new insight into their attraction, conflicts and behavior toward one another.

McGee/Abby

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with two characters' romantic relationship exceptionally well, providing new insight into their attraction, conflicts and behavior toward one another.

McGee/Ziva

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with two characters' romantic relationship exceptionally well, providing new insight into their attraction, conflicts and behavior toward one another.

Other Male/Female

Romance between any character combination not mentioned above. Can also include Regular Character/Original Character and OC/OC.

Tony/Female

Outstanding Het Romance FR7-15 pairing Tony with a female character

Outstanding Het Romance (FR 18 - FR 21)

Other Male/Female

Romance between any character combination not mentioned above. Can also include Regular Character/Original Character and OC/OC.

Outstanding Threesome/Moresome

Other Threesome/Moresome

For stories of any genre or theme that deal with three or more characters romantic relationship exceptionally well, providing new insight into their attraction, conflicts and behavior toward one another.

Outstanding Overall Achievement

Outstanding Author 21 and Over

For authors of age 21 or over whose work is considered to be outstanding.

Outstanding Author Under 21

For authors under the age of 21 whose work is considered to be outstanding.

Outstanding Literary Technique

For authors who display an exceptional level of literary skill in their manner of composition, imagery imaginative description and character-reliant dialogue.

Outstanding Overall Author

For authors of any age whose work is considered to be outstanding.

Outstanding Overall Original Concept

For stories of any genre or theme that reveal, discuss or provide insight into the relationships, issues or situations of the show in a wholly unique and imaginative manner.

Outstanding Overall Story

For stories of any genre or theme that display overall excellence through exemplary literary composition, character establishment,narrative, etc.

Outstanding Slash Romance FR 18 - FR 21

Male/Male

Outstanding Slash FR 18 - FR 21

Outstanding Slash Romance FR 7 - FR 15

Other Male/Male

Romance between any male/male character combination not mentioned above. Can also include Regular Male Character/Original Male Character and Male OC/Male OC.