Thank you all for participating in this year's first awards. You are the people that made this all work! There were over 2.8 million votes and there were 3,000+ users nominated in the first round. This truly has been an amazing awards, and thank you for sticking with us through the highs and lows of this year's awards.
What are the 'points total'? We run all of the books nominated through an algorithm which takes into account various scenarios and statistics and it weights this data to come out with the three winners fairly. The combined total is the number of the three winning stories came out with when added together. It just gives people an idea of roughly how competitive each genre was! (It is possible that a story got the most votes cast but didn't even place inside the top three - it did happen in a couple of cases).
But now, it's time to get onto the part you all want to hear. It's time to celebrate. All winners will be messaged with the sticker to add to their stories, if they wish to add it! The 2016 Fiction Awards are officially over. And, until next year, we say goodbye! (The contests will continue, though!). However, since it's Christmas, please allow us a few days to give us time to send you all the links for stickers.
NOTE: Results are in no particular order.
Best International Story Winners
Painter by snowflakesx3
Kitten by xiumeh
101 Roses by LovelyOga
Combined Points Total: 133,032,751
Best Action Story Winners
Badass Nerd Can Fight by trinitystories_xo
Cheater. Faker. Troublemaker. by jr0127
Notorious by hepburnettes
Combined Points Total: 7,642,124
Best Adventure Story Winners
In 27 Days by honorintherain
No Capes by joecool123
Roommates With A Super Villain by catastrophes
Combined Points Total: 8,232,542
Best Paranormal Story Winners
A Love Of Down Lives Sunset After Sunset by ShawonEric