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?