Hopefully you had a chance to submit one or more nominations to our 2018 Awards Ceremony process? We’re currently working on determining this year’s award winners, and we’ll announce those at the ceremony that begins near the end of this month.
But before our ceremony begins, there’s an opportunity for you to put the nominations you wrote for our awards ceremony to more good use – nominating someone for a Squiddie Award! Also known as the “Ongoing Worlds Medal for Superior Online Roleplaying,” this independent awards process honors one each of simmers, simming games (like a ship or base), and clubs that exemplify the following characteristics:
- Excellence in role playing: Outstanding role play or leadership performance far above and beyond the typical person, game, or club
- Originality and innovation: Using a new technology or innovation or combining existing technologies together in a new way to elevate the role play adventure
- Facilitating the community experience: Enhancing interaction, cooperation, and/or collaboration among role players to improve or advance the community
Our community, UFOP: SB118 Star Trek PBEM RPG, won a Squiddie for facilitating the community experience in 2016, and StarBase 118 Ops won the excellence in roleplaying category in 2013. There are lots of long-time members of our community who deserve this recognition, and any of our other ships or bases are still eligible for a win. What better time to submit that nomination than now, when so many of us have recently written out similar content for our own award ceremony?
What makes a great nomination
Your nomination, submitted below, must include information about why the person or game you’re nominating deserves this award. The write-up cannot exceed 250 words and should concentrate on one or more of the three characteristics highlighted above, focusing on actions and events in 2017.
If you need some inspiration, you can check out this page of past nominations for the Squiddies.
If you need to retrieve a copy of the nominations you submitted to our 2018 Awards Ceremony, contact FltAdml. Wolf either via email or he forums with your character name and email address, and the character name of the person you nominated. He can retrieve the text of what you submitted for use in this Squiddie nomination.
Submit your nomination now
All nominations will be considered by the Ongoing Worlds Board of Advisors. The winners will be decided by consensus and will be announced shortly after the nomination process ends. Nominations will be accepted through July 15th.