We all know that Outlander deserves every award out there (and some that haven’t been invented yet), but the People’s Choice Awards give us the opportunity to make it happen.
This is a big task. Most of the shows which have won have fan bases 10-20 times the size of Outlander’s. Fortunately, few of them have fan bases as dedicated (or as benignly nutty) as ours. To encourage Outlander fans to vote often and repeatedly, Outlander Ambassadors, Sandie Russo of Knitzy Blonde and an anonymous donor are offering prizes for those who help Outlander get recognized (often and repeatedly) in these awards.
When the nomination ballot is announced on October 21, we expect Outlander and its cast to appear among the 10-15 choices in a number of categories. Every time you vote for Outlander (or cast members) in ALL of the categories in which it appears, you will receive an entry in this giveaway. There is a daily limit of 20 entries per e-mail address, but don’t let this keep you from voting more if you have the time. When you have finished voting for the day (or have voted all of the Outlander categories 20 times), go to the outlanderquotes link below, enter your e-mail address and the number of entries you have earned. To get you started, you’ll receive 5 entries just for registering to vote on the People’s Choice Awards. Here’s that link: https://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/register.jsp
Two things to keep in mind: 1. You do NOT have to vote all of the categories on the ballot. If you don’t care who wins Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, you don’t have to vote it. Concentrate on the categories where Outlander and the cast appear. 2. Write-ins are rarely successful, so make sure to vote the categories where Outlander already appears before you spend time on write-ins. A write-in vote takes 3-4 times as long to do and we need all hands on deck to get through the nomination process in the categories appearing on the ballot.
The nomination period ends on October 30. At that time, every e-mail which has 150 or more entries in the giveaway will be entered into a random draw for Claire’s cowl in the winner’s choice of color, courtesy of Knitzy Blonde.
Voting for the awards opens on November 4. For every award Outlander is eligible to win at that time, Outlander Ambassadors will award one prize from all of the entries during the nomination period. For example, if Outlander is in the top 5 for Favorite New TV Show, Favorite Actor in a New TV Show, Favorite Actress in a New TV Show, Favorite Premium Cable Show and Favorite On-screen Chemistry, we will award prizes to 5 winners.
To the best of our knowledge, only US residents are eligible to vote for People’s Choice Awards. If anyone from outside the US knows how non-US residents can register to vote, PLEASE contact us with the details. We are planning a worldwide giveaway in the very near future. Stay tuned for more information.
THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU CAN VOTE. The 20 entries per day per e-mail limit is simply designed to give those with less time to devote to the cause a chance to win.
Clear the calendar. Limber up the clicking fingers. The PCAs are about to get Outlandered! Caisteal Dhuni! (OK, OK – we’ll say it.) Tulach ard!