And let me add that it was an incredible experience, not winning, although that... yeah. But participating, forcing myself to write fic far above my admittedly 'relaxed' level of quality, and meeting all the AU people and asking for their advice and reading the stories and stressing about the results...
...this fanfiction contest thing?
I highly recommend it.
P.S. - Team AU put together a soundtrack; each person picked a song they believed represented their story the best, or whatever they listened to while writing. You can find that here at the World Cup, including the song I picked for primum mobile: Now Is Mine, by K's Choice. This is temporary however, so go now so that you can get the good musics.