And here they are:

the results of the Papa Bear Awards 2009!

And we'll start with the two biggest winners of all:

a difference of five votes between gold and silver in the categories


Short Comedy

Gold:

IT´S WHAT´S FOR DINNER

by Jordanna Morgan

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Silver:

O Tannenbaum

by Atarah Derek

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Bronze:

From the Dossier of R.E. Hogan

by Lady WhiteHaven


and

Short Drama

Gold:

REMEMBRANCE

by Snooky-9093

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Silver:

A Friend in Need

by Bits and Pieces

and

Can´t Stand the Sight of Blood

by Atarah Derek

and

Still Flying

by Jennaya

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Bronze:

Mother and Son

by LJ Groundwater

and

Shocking

by Johnny Davenport


On to the rest!

Best drama:

Gold:

CODE NAME ANGEL

by Jennaya

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Silver:

Soul Storm

by Zoey Traner

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Bronze:

A Life Blown Apart

by ColHogan

and

Broken

by Nitestalker


Best Comedy:

Gold:

THE MARY SUE EXPERIMENTS

by lots of authors

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Silver:

Hogan´s Ghost

by Alone on a Pumpkin

and

The Ghostley Witch

by konarciq


Best Special Story:

Gold:

BURKHALTER´S MUSINGS

by Jennaya

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Silver:

Carter´s Tribe

by Marleen23

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Bronze:

Boldly to Go

by Mistress V


Most Unique Story:

Gold:

FROM THE DOSSIER OF R.E. HOGAN

by Lady WhiteHaven

and

THE MARY SUE EXPERIMENTS

by lots of authors

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Silver:

A Life Blown Apart

by ColHogan

and

A Papa Bear of His Very Own

by Jordre

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Bronze:

No Greater Love

by Atarah Derek


Best General Story:

Gold:

CHERRY PIE

by The Ducky Pirate

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Silver:

A Papa Bear of His Very Own

by Jordre

and

Forget Me Not

by Bits and Pieces

and

No Silent Night

by konarciq

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Bronze:

To Everything, There Is a Season

by Zoey Traner


Best Poem or Song:

Gold:

HOGAN´S HEROES MARCH

by konarciq

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Silver:

A Leader of Men

by ColHogan

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Bronze:

Point of View

by Fantasy Forest


Best Slash Story:

Gold:

A HOLLOW PRISON

by Hogan´s Helga

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Silver:

The Bet

by Bits and Pieces

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Bronze:

Cigarette Kisses

by Missie DuCaine


Best Overall Story:

Gold:

RETURN TO THE SKIES

by LJ Groundwater

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Silver:

Code Name Angel

by Jennaya

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Bronze:

A Death in Barracks Two

by ColHogan

and

It´s What´s for Dinner

by Jordanna Morgan


Best Portrayal of a Canon Character:

Gold:

HOCHSTETTER in CODE NAME ANGEL

by Jennaya

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Silver:

Hogan in From the Dossier of R.E. Hogan

by Lady WhiteHaven

and

Schultz in It´s What´s for Dinner

by Jordanna Morgan

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Bronze:

Carter in Forget Me Not

by Bits and Pieces

and

Newkirk in A Friend in Need

by Bits and Pieces


Best Original Character:

Gold:

LISAL BERGER / ANGEL in CODE NAME ANGEL

by Jennaya

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Silver:

Lt. Karl Weber in A Papa Bear of His Very Own

by Jordre

and

Noel Jackman in The Dark Menace

by ColHogan

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Bronze:

Oberst Linzer in Picturing a Happy Place

by Captain Smirk


Best Tickling Teaser:

Gold:

SOMETIMES, IT'S NOT THE GERMANS THAT CAUSE THE PROBLEMS.

(From the Dossier of R.E. Hogan, by Lady WhiteHaven)

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Silver:

The prisoners learn there are some things even Schultz won't eat.

(It´s What´s for Dinner, by Jordanna Morgan)

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Bronze:

London, we have a problem: all the characters got mixed up!

(Pantomime Season, by Sacskink)

and

Major Hochstetter has a little sentimental moment in his office.

(O Tannenbaum, by Atarah Derek)


Best Quote:

Gold:

"COLONEL HOGAN...

I KNOW THE RATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN SO GOOD LATELY.

BUT SURELY IT MUST BE AGAINST REGULATIONS TO EAT YOUR OWN MEN!"

(Schultz in It´s What´s for Dinner, by Jordanna Morgan)

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Silver:

"Well, what would you do if people treated you like you were stupid and kept telling you to shut up?"

"I'd shoot them."

(Carter & Hochstetter in Carter´s Tribe, by Marleen23)

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Bronze:

"Eh, these Germans are all gristle and grease, mon Colonel.

I cannot work with substandard ingredients."

(LeBeau in It´s What´s for Dinner, by Jordanna Morgan)

and

The sergeant with the matinee-idol looks could make a gourmet dinner out of a pair of army boots,

which probably explained why the US Army in its infinite wisdom had made him a mechanic.

(the narrator in Pantomime Season, by Sacskink)


Congratulations to all the happy winners of course!

And thanks to all of you who participated: with stories, with nominations, with votes and with enthusiasm!

It has been great fun for us, and we hope to see you again in next year´s PBA!

(Here and there I´ve seen people mention in reviews that they want to nominate this or that story or quote for the PBA of 2010...
so keep your eyes open when you´re reading new stories!)

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Finally: a kind request to the winners who have not voted by email to report at

papabearawards at yahoo dot com

in order to receive their awards.

They´ll be sent out in the coming weeks, but we do need an email-address for that!

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For now: enjoy the summer, keep reading and writing,

and we´ll report back to you by the end of the year with info on the next PBA!

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Sue and Margherita

(who kindly wish to thank all those who voted for their work!)