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Shadowfam: Here’s how to vote for ‘Shadowhunters’ in the TCAs

A Teen Choice Awards win can help us #SaveShadowhunters. Now as part of our 'Shadowhunters' mission, we help y’all get organized about how and when to vote.

Shadowfam: Here’s how to vote for ‘Shadowhunters’ in the TCAs

Voting for the Teen Choice Awards reopened on Monday the 8th of July and no one was more outraged than us that Shadowhunters wasn’t available to vote for in any category (it seems Voting Period 2 is movies and music). But, we’ve learned to look on the bright side in the fight to #SaveShadowhunters, all this means is we’ve got even longer to prepare for Voting Period 3.

Now we’ve got to admit that we don’t really know when Voting Period 3 starts. We think there’s a mistake on the TCA website, as it says voting is open today; it isn’t. We do know it ends on August 11th – or does it? We’ll be the first to let you know when Voting Period 3 is happening, but in the interim, we’ve still got a lot of planning to do. Read through for our tips on how to organize your voting.

We’ve already spoken at length about how a TCA win can help us #SaveShadowhunters. Now as part of our #FreeShadowhunters mission, we’re here to help y’all get organized about how and when to vote.

If you didn’t catch our earlier piece, here’s a little background. We’ve been fighting the good fight to #SaveShadowhunters for well over a year now. Since the final episode aired back in May, one thing has become abundantly clear: there’s a giant block getting in the way of our mission to save the show, and we believe it’s time that blocked was cleared. Yes, Shadowfam: we’re talking about Constantin Film. 

We believe bolstering the reputation of our show by helping it gain further awards will help show our captors what a valuable property they’re holding hostage.

Rules and Regulations

Before our fingers get clicking, it’s probably wise to chat nuts & bolts. Here are the rules – we can’t be getting banned before we get started.

Who can vote: people residing in the USA, DC, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands. You’ll need to be at least 13 years old, and you can’t work for or be affiliated with any employees of Fox Broadcasting Company, LLC, Bob Bain Productions, or Telescope Inc. (If you’re a Shadowfam member living outside the US, why not try a VPN service so you can vote too? We suggest NordVPN.)

Since the final episode of 'Shadowhunters' aired, there’s a giant block getting in the way of our mission to save the show: Constantin Film.

How to vote: go to Teen Choice and vote using your Facebook or Twitter account.

Or you can use Twitter:

  • Make sure your Twitter account is public. (They don’t accept votes from private accounts.)
  • Tweet #category + @nominee or nominee full name as it appears on TeenChoice.com.
  • Or, if the nominee doesn’t have a Twitter account: tweet #category + #nominee.
  • You can only vote for one person per tweet.
  • When voting again on Twitter, make sure you change the wording of each tweet so it counts as a new tweet (if you use the same wording your tweet will be invalid).
  • Keep things simple, include only one hashtag, no numbers and only one Emoji. (We suggest avoiding using Emoji’s and Gif’s entirely just to keep things simple.
  • If you’re still stuck, our friend Nevermind came up with this great guide. 

How often you can vote: you can vote up to 10x per day, per category, per voting method.

Now we’ve got that out of the way, onto our TCA voting challenge:

Voting Period 2 begins on July 8th, 2019 at 9:00am PT and ends on July 15th, 2019 at 9:00am, which means we’ve got a mere seven days to make our voices heard. We’ve compiled these prompts knowing that the fandom has a life outside of Shadowhunters

None of us is getting paid for doing Freeform’s job for them, but we’re in desperate times. We’ve compiled each task so it will take no more than 30 minutes per day. If you’ve only got 10 minutes, just do the best you can in that time – every vote helps.

N.B.: You’ll need at least one active Twitter account to join this campaign. Feel free to @ our Twitter so so we can broadcast them to our audience.

Between now and Monday the 8th, y’all got some organizing to do. Here’s our handy list to prep:

Day 0

  • Decide what time you’re going to vote personally every day. It helps to stick to plans if we have a definite time set aside to handle the voting.
  • Make a list of 10 friends/family members you think you can enlist to join us for just one day of voting.
  • Draft an email/text to, or DM, your friends/family/lovers/colleagues telling them why their help would mean everything to you.
  • If you’re on Facebook join as many Shadowhunters groups as you can.
  • If you’re on Twitter join Shadowhunters group chats and look for Shadowhunters lists and follow them.
  • When you’re happy with your letter draft, start hitting up your network.
Here’s our version of the letter to send to your network:

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Dear ________,

As you probably know, I’m a massive fan of the show Shadowhunters. I’ve been working to save the show since it was cancelled back in 2018. Sadly, we’re still campaigning and I’ve got a favor to ask. Would you mind voting for our show in the Teen Choice Awards? All you need to do is go to Teen Choice and follow the instructions there. This show means so much to so many people. It would mean everything to me if we could save this show.

Love,

________________

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So for now, fandom fam, let’s sit back and enjoy the 'Shadowhunters' episodes like "City of Glass" we do have left and we'll see you on the frontline soon.

This is where the real work starts. The TCAs! 

Day 1: Monday

Voting opens on Monday and it’s going to be our first day back at work/school/life so we’re going to go easy.

  • Vote using your own links (including any additional Twitter profiles you may have).
  • Tag 10 friends from the Shadowfam on Twitter and encourage them to vote.
  • Retweet any voting activities you see on your timeline.
  • Help any friends who got in touch regarding your call to help vote.

Day 2: Tuesday

  • Vote using your own links (including any additional Twitter profiles you may have).
  • Tag 10 friends from the Shadowfam on Twitter and encourage them to vote.
  • Retweet any voting activities you see on your timeline.
  • Follow 10 new Shadowfam members on Twitter you found from Twitter lists.
  • Tweet at them to make sure they’ve voted.
  • If you’re on Facebook, post in one Shadowhunters Facebook Group about how important it is to vote in the TCAs.
  • If you didn’t manage to get 10 friends to join our fight, reach out to some other friends and try to get your numbers up to 10.

Day 3: Wednesday

  • Vote using your own links (including any additional Twitter profiles you may have).
  • Tag 10 friends from the Shadowfam on Twitter and encourage them to vote.
  • Retweet any voting activities you see on your timeline.
  • Follow 10 new Shadowfam members on Twitter you found from Twitter lists.
  • Tweet at them to make sure they’ve voted.
  • If you’re on Facebook, post in three Shadowhunters Facebook Groups about how important it is to vote in the TCAs. Craft a cute and fun hump day message. Feel free to paste a link to this Film Daily article to help people vote.
  • If you didn’t manage to get 10 friends to join our fight, reach out to some other friends and try to get your numbers up to 10.

Days 4 – 7: Thursday – Sunday

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel to grow our voting. Consistency is key. Follow the previous days’ guidelines for Thursday to Sunday and bring our show to success.

  • Vote using your own links (including any additional Twitter profiles you may have).
  • Tag 10 friends from the Shadowfam on Twitter and encourage them to vote.
  • Retweet any voting activities you see on your timeline.
  • Follow 10 new Shadowfam members on Twitter you found from Twitter lists.
  • Tweet at them to make sure they’ve voted.
  • If you’re on Facebook, post in three Shadowhunters Facebook Groups about how important it is to vote in the TCAs. Craft a cute and fun hump day message. Feel free to paste a link to this Film Daily article to help people vote.
  • If you didn’t manage to get 10 friends to join our fight, reach out to some other friends and try to get your numbers up to 10.

Here’s a reminder of our competition and what categories you’re voting in.

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

Charmed
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Legacies
Shadowhunters
Supernatural
The 100

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Aubrey Joseph, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
Bob Morley, The 100
Dominic Sherwood, Shadowhunters
Harry Shum Jr., Shadowhunters
Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
Ross Lynch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Danielle Rose Russell, Legacies
Ellen Page, The Umbrella Academy
Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters
Kiernan Shipka, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Melonie Diaz, Charmed
Olivia Holt, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

We’ve teamed with Boom Bitches SH and David Nephilim to reveal his excellent fan-funded LA billboard poster for the upcoming season of 'Shadowhunters'.

Choice TV Villain

Adam Scott, The Good Place
Cameron Monaghan, Gotham
Jon Cryer, Supergirl
Luke Baines, Shadowhunters
Sarah Carter, The Flash
Sea Shimooka, Arrow

Choice Ship

Katherine McNamara & Dominic Sherwood, Shadowhunters
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Lana Condor & Noah Centineo, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Laura Marano & Noah Centineo, The Perfect Date
Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse, Riverdale
Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan, Riverdale

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