WRIXAS 2 (AKA The Spring WRIXAS 2012) was the second Writers Express Awards ceremony. The results were revealed on 2nd April 2012, although the process had begun in March 2012. The ceremony was held three months after WRIXAS 1, and included many new projects such as The Avenue, Crown Law, Family Ties, High Peak, Redgate, Saints High and Seymore Valley as well as previous hits including The Forest's, St George's, These Days and Uncertain Nights. These replaced several dropped projects - In Gear, Lem's Casualty and Ocean Lane. In Gear was dropped so that author 'allthingsuk' could work on several other projects. Lem's Casualty was cancelled in favour of Lem's Coronation Street, whilst Ocean Lane came to an end because its author 'jark' - a founding member of the forum - decided to leave Writers Express. He has not returned since.

This was the first WRIXAS to include a Shortlist.


Below is a table featuring both nominated and winning projects and their respective categories. All winners are highlighted in bold:

Award Longlist Shortlist
Best Male Character
  • Tony Westaway (The Avenue)
  • Mark Hewitt (Crown Law)
  • Terry Layton (Crown Law)
  • Dylan Ward (Family Ties)
  • Will Bennett (The Forest's)
  • Lewis Kaminski (High Peak)
  • Mark Aston (High Peak)
  • Jack McLean (Redgate)
  • Paul Gallagher (Saints High)
  • Oliver Jeffries (Seymore Valley)
  • Ryan Hyde (St George's)
  • Glen Wright (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
  • Steven Cowell (These Days)
  • Oscar Clark (Uncertain Nights)
  • Titus Evans (Uncertain Nights)
Best Female Character
  • Shirley Wilkins (The Avenue)
  • Helen Allinson (Crown Law) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Iris Ward (Family Ties)
  • Lisa Fraser (The Forest's)
  • Debbie Sheldon (High Peak)
  • Kate Bagshaw (High Peak)
  • Jade WIlson (Redgate)
  • Francesca Thomas (Saints High)
  • Jayne Khan (Saints High)
  • Hazel West (Seymore Valley)
  • Sophie Green (St. George's)
  • Holly Wainwright (These Days 1.0)
  • Lisa Hopkins (These Days 1.0)
  • Leah Richardson (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Sanchia Clark (Uncertain Nights)
  • Helen Allinson (Crown Law) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Leah Richardson (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER/DRAW
Best Storyline
  • The Kebab Shop Fire/Alison's Death (The Avenue)
  • Allinson assists her husband's suicide (Crown Law)
  • Tamara & Drew Killing Kai (Family Ties)
  • Harry's Self-loathing And Return To work (The Forest's)
  • Tabitha's Rape (The Forest's)
  • Kate/Emma Long Lost Reunion (High Peak)
  • Molly's Secret/Rowland's Mystery (High Peak)
  • Anita/Deborah/Joseph Reveal (Redgate)
  • LV Gang Member Reveals Sexual Abuse (Saints High)
  • Hazel Kills Karl (Seymore Valley)
  • Tasmin's Racial Abuse/The Riots (St. George's)
  • Danielle Missing (These Days 1.0)
  • Holly & Glen's Relationship (These Days 1.0)
  • Delilah/Oscar/Sanchia Triangle (Uncertain Nights)
  • Raymond's Evil Scheming (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
Best Episode
  • Episode 24: Luca's Heartbreak Over Sonia (The Avenue)
  • No Way Back (Crown Law) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Episode 15: Mysterious Minds Part 2/2 (Family Ties)
  • Episode 6: Calm After the Storm (The Forest's)
  • Episode 7: Can't Take the Heat (The Forest's)
  • Episode 4: The Anniversary (High Peak)
  • Episode 20: Exit Strategy (High Peak) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Episode 1: Luke & Karl's deaths (Redgate)
  • Episode 11: The Dark Hour (Saints High)
  • Episode 11: Hazel kills Karl (Two Hander) (Seymore Valley)
  • Episode 40: Riot City (St. George's)
  • Episode 52: All Mixed Up (These Days 1.0)
  • Episode 58: Till Death Do Us Part (These Days 1.0)
  • Episode 42 (Scripted) (Uncertain Nights)
  • Episode 72 (Uncertain Nights)
  • No Way Back (Crown Law) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Episode 20: Exit Strategy (High Peak) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Episode 72 (Uncertain Nights)
Best Exit
  • Alison Seaby (The Avenue)
  • Kai Green (Family Ties)
  • Saskia Naismith (Redgate)
  • Karl (Seymore Valley)
  • Alison Stone (St. George's)
  • Ewan Richarson (Uncertain Nights)
  • Raymond Evans (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
Best Scene
  • Sonia Dumps Luca: Episode 24 (The Avenue)
  • Kai Dies After Attempting To Rape Drew: Episode 15 (Family Ties)
  • Gareth's Talk About The Future Of Cardiothoracics: Episode 7 (The Forest's)
  • Tabitha's Rape Admission: Episode 6 (The Forest's)
  • Emma & Hardy's Quiz Night Cat Fight: Episode 19 (High Peak)
  • Molly's Emotional Exit: Episode 20 (High Peak) - WINNER
  • Saskia Tries To Kill April & Molly: Episode 10 (Redgate)
  • Gareth's Proposal: Episode 2 (Seymore Valley)
  • Karl's Death: Episode 11 (Seymore Valley)
  • Georgia Revealed As Beth's Daughter: Episode 37 (St. George's)
  • Danielle Returns Home (These Days 1.0)
  • Rosy Questions Ben's Manipulation (These Days 1.0)
  • Ewan Says Goodbye (Uncertain Nights)
  • Leah Tells All To Brenda (Uncertain Nights)
Best Shock
  • Alison Reveals Terminal Cancer: Episode 27 (The Avenue)
  • Layton Destroys An Incriminating Tape (Crown Law) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Les Attempts To Kill Robbie: Episode 13 (Family Ties)
  • Sam Wakes From Her Coma (The Forest's)
  • Harry Returns To Work After The Bombings (The Forest's)
  • Bob Collapses With Chest Pains: Episode 1 (High Peak)
  • Mindi Snaps & Resigns: Episode 13 (High Peak)
  • Baby Ruby-May Diagnosed With Sickle-Cell Anaemia: Episode 10 (Redgate)
  • Rooftop Stand Off (Saints High)
  • Karl's Death (Seymore Valley)
  • Rhys Attacked (Seymore Valley)
  • Georgia Turns Up At The Hydes: Episode 37 (St. George's)
  • Ben Causes Rosemary's Heart Attack? (These Days 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Glen Identifies A Body (These Days 1.0)
  • Leah Shoots Raymond (Uncertain Nights)
  • Sanchia's Return (Uncertain Nights)
  • Layton Destroys An Incriminating Tape (Crown Law) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Ben Causes Rosemary's Heart Attack (These Days 1.0) - WINNER/DRAW
Best Newcomer
  • Steven Carwell (The Avenue)
  • Robbie March (Family Ties)
  • Kathy Paffett (The Forest's)
  • Richard de Vries (The Forest's)
  • Asif Prasad (The Forest's)
  • Simon Wilson (The Forest's)
  • Emma Draycott (High Peak)
  • Phillipa Hardy (High Peak)
  • Autumn-Rose Edney (Redgate)
  • Esther Dawson (Seymore Valley)
  • Rebecca Rhodes (Seymore Valley)
  • Hazel West (Seymore Valley)
  • Georgia Costen (St. George's)
  • Ben Warren (These Days 1.0) - WINNER
  • James Warren (These Days 1.0)
  • Alan Powell (Uncertain Nights)
  • Delilah Pearce (Uncertain Nights)
Best Baddie
  • Saul Roberts (The Avenue)
  • Marty McFarlane (Crown Law)
  • Terry Layton (Crown Law) - WINNER
  • Robbie March (Family Ties)
  • Jonathan Haworth (The Forest's)
  • Phillipa Hardy (High Peak)
  • Saskia Naismith (Redgate)
  • Phil Davies (Saints High)
  • Hazel West (Seymore Valley)
  • Andy Good (St. George's)
  • Anita Johnson (These Days 1.0)
  • Ben Warren (These Days 1.0)
  • Percy Renshaw (Uncertain Nights)
  • Raymond Evans (Uncertain Nights)
Best Couple
  • Luca Rossi & Sonia Wilkins (The Avenue)
  • Les Britain & Sandy Ward (Family Ties)
  • Josh & Tessa Rowland (High Peak)
  • Debbie & Sam Sheldon (High Peak)
  • Anita & Joseph Clarke (Redgate)
  • Helen & Oliver Jeffries (Seymore Valley)
  • Rebecca Rhodes & Rhys Jeffries (Seymore Valley)
  • Gareth Harte & Lauren Stanley (Seymore Valley)
  • Delia & Jonathan Hyde (St. George's)
  • Glisa (AKA Glen & Lisa) (These Days 1.0)
  • Sticki (AKA Steven & Ricki) (These Days 1.0)
  • Gordon & Patrick Clark (Uncertain Nights) - WINNER
  • Natalie & Percy Renshaw (Uncertain Nights)
Best Friendship
  • Georgia & Shaniqua Seaby (The Avenue)
  • Hewitt & Layton (Crown Law)
  • Thomas & Wingfield (Crown Law)
  • Dylan Ward & Tamara Street (Family Ties)
  • Lisa & Sam (The Forest's) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Catherine & Kate (High Peak)
  • Jaimee & Luke (High Peak) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Autumn-Rose Edney & Jade Wilson (Redgate)
  • Francesca & Paul (Saints High)
  • Esther & Simon (Seymore Valley)
  • Lauren & Poppy (Seymore Valley)
  • Ryan Hyde & Sharon Richmond (St. George's)
  • Kelly McIntyre & Rachel Hornby (These Days 1.0)
  • Rosy Lyons & Steph Donnelly (These Days 1.0)
  • Kimberly Johnson & Natalie Renshaw (Uncertain Nights)
  • Percy Renshaw & Titus Evans (Uncertain Nights)
  • Lisa & Sam (The Forest's) - WINNER/DRAW
  • Jaimee & Luke (High Peak) - WINNER/DRAW
Best New Project
  • Crown Law (allthingsuk)
  • Family Ties (AppleCobbler & Ross)
  • High Peak (MGambitt & Noxy) - WINNER
  • Redgate (Ross)
  • Saints High (allthingsuk)
  • Seymore Valley (Jaay)
Best Solo Project
  • Crown Law (allthingsuk)
  • The Forest's (allthingsuk)
  • Redgate (Ross)
  • Saints High (allthingsuk)
  • Seymore Valley (Jaay)
  • St. George's (Ross)
  • These Days 1.0 (Noxy) - WINNER
  • Uncertain Nights (AppleCobbler)
  • The Forest's (allthingsuk)
  • These Days 1.0 (Noxy) - WINNER
  • Uncertain Nights (AppleCobbler)
Best Collaborative Project
  • The Avenue (AppleCobbler & Ross)
  • Family Ties (AppleCobbler & Ross)
  • High Peak (MGambitt & Noxy) - WINNER
Best Fan:Fic Project
  • AppleCobbler's Coronation Street
  • AbbleCobbler's Emmerdale
  • Jess' Coronation Street
  • Jess' EastEnders
  • Lem's Coronation Street - WINNER
  • Lem's Waterloo Road
  • Ross' Emmerdale

WRIXAS League Table (as of April 2012)Edit

Project Author/s Genre

Awards (WRIXAS 2 only)

Awards (TOTAL)
Crown Law allthingsuk Drama 4 4
The Forest's allthingsuk Drama 1 4
High Peak MGambitt | Noxy Soap 5 5
In Gear allthingsuk Drama N/A 1
Lem's Casualty Lem Fan:Fic N/A 1
Lem's Coronation Street Lem Fan:Fic 1 1
Ocean Lane Jark Drama N/A 3
St. George's Ross Soap 0 2
These Days 1.0 Noxy Soap 4 9
Uncertain Nights Ross Soap 3 6

Forum Members League Table (as of April 2012)Edit

Forum Member Awards (WRIXAS 2 only) Awards (TOTAL)
allthingsuk 5 9
AppleCobbler 3 6
Jark 3 3
Lem 1 2
MGambitt 5 5
Noxy 9 14

Stats & TriviaEdit

As WRIXAS 1 before it, WRIXAS 2 boasted 15 sub-categories within 3 categories: Drama, Fan:Fic and Soap. There were 19 winners because 4 sub-categories had shared winners, which was one more than last time. There were 181 options to vote for - an increase of 50 on WRIXAS 1 - which remains a record number. At this stage, the WRIXAS still had no visual promotion or formal awards ceremony.

Some categories were dropped, whilst others were merged. 'Best Scripted Episode' and 'Best non-Scripted Episode' were merged into one Best Episode sub-category, as few projects at WRIXAS 2 were scripted. Similarly, 'Best Scripted Scene' and 'Best non-Scripted Scene' became simply Best Scene. 'Biggest Shock' was renamed Best Shock, whilst 'Best Relationship' became Best Couple. 'Best Fan Fiction' transformed into Best Fan:Fic Project, and 'Best Villain' was now Best Baddie. Finally, 'Best Scripted Soap' and 'Best non-Scripted Soap' became simply Best Soap. The Moment Of The Year sub-category was dropped altogether, whilst Best New Project, Best Collaborative Project and Best Solo Project all made their debut.

Soap High Peak was the most successful project at WRIXAS 2, picking up five awards - matching the amount picked up by These Days at WRIXAS 1:

  • Best Episode (Episode 20: Exit Strategy)
  • Best Scene (Episode 20: Molly's Emotional Exit)
  • Best Friendship (Jaimee Sheldon & Luke Rowland)
  • Best New Project
  • Best Collaborative Project

This did not diminish the continued the success of These Days 1.0 however, which managed to collect another four trophies for its mantlepiece:

  • Best Male Character (Glen Wright)
  • Best Shock (Ben Causes Rosemary's Heart Attack?)
  • Best Newcomer (Ben Warren)
  • Best Solo Project

New drama Crown Law also put in a strong performance, itself collecting four awards, making it more successful than any drama at WRIXAS 1:

  • Best Female Character (Helen Allinson)
  • Best Episode (No Way Back)
  • Best Shock (Layton Destroys An Incriminating Tape)
  • Terry Layton (Best Baddie)

Birmingham soap opera Uncertain Nights managed to scoop another three accolades for itself:

  • Best Female Character (Leah Richardson)
  • Best Storyline (Raymond's Evil Scheming)
  • Best Exit (Raymond Evans)

Meanwhile, The Forest's managed to pick up another award, this time for Best Friendship (Lisa and Sam), whilst Lem's Fan:Fic Coronation Street won Best Fan:Fic Project - the second consecutive time Lem had won such an award for a project. Unfortunately, high school soap opera St. Georges was the only surviving project from WRIXAS 1 not to win a WRIXA this time round.

The following projects did not win any awards at this ceremony. There were 10 this time, compared to 13 last time:

  • AppleCobbler's Coronation Street
  • AppleCobbler's Emmerdale
  • Family Ties (AppleCobbler/Ross)
  • Jess' Coronation Street
  • Jess' EastEnders
  • Lem's Waterloo Road
  • Redgate (Ross)
  • Ross' Emmerdale
  • Saints High (allthingsuk)
  • Seymore Valley (Jaay)

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