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Patrick
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: KarateForums.com Awards 2018: Nominate Your Favorites! Reply with quote

Hello,

Welcome to the 17th annual KarateForums.com Awards!

Through these awards, we recognize just a few of the individuals who have made outstanding contributions to KarateForums.com in the past year. Over the last 16 years, we have honored 148 different members with a nomination and 53 with an award. Both of these numbers will grow again this year.

Your participation is vital. It is the members of this community who select the nominees and vote for the winners.

What You Should Know Before Nominating

1. Review the KarateForums.com Awards 2018 Nominations Guide, serving as a starting point in filling out your ballot.

2. These awards take into consideration all community activity between October 19, 2017 and October 18, 2018. Members must be nominated based upon their activity in this period.

2. To nominate, you must have a KarateForums.com account with at least 25 posts made on or before October 18, 2018.

3. Only one member can be nominated for each award. In other words, you cannot nominate two members for Member of the Year. You have to pick one person. One person can be nominated for more than one award, however.

4. You cannot nominate yourself for any of the awards.

5. Your nominations will be kept private. We do not publicly reveal who nominated whom.

6. Please do not attempt to artificially inflate our nomination totals in any way. This includes, but is not limited to: Trading nominations, encouraging people to nominate indiscriminately (publicly or privately), sending spam and any other behavior that could lead to results being artificially skewed. Members found to be participating in these activities will be disqualified from nomination in any category.

7. Though it is unlikely to occur, a banned member cannot be nominated.

8. Please note that you do not have to nominate in every category. You can nominate for as many or as few as you would like. Please go for as many as you feel comfortable with. The more valid nominations we receive, the better!

From these nominations, the ballot for each award will be chosen, consisting of the top 4 nominees plus ties. Through the poll system available on these forums, you will be able to vote for the winners!

Categories

Important note: All members (including Sempais and Senseis) are eligible for nomination in any category, except where otherwise noted. However, I (Patrick) am ineligible for nomination in any category.

1. Member of the Year
This award is intended to acknowledge the member who you feel best exemplifies the qualities that KarateForums.com puts a premium on. Knowledge is valuable, but most valuable is a kind and helpful nature. You don't need to be a martial arts expert to be nominated for this award - you need to be someone who is kind and who shares what they know in a productive fashion that helps others. Current staff members (Sempais, Senseis and Patrick) cannot be nominated for this award.

2. New Member of the Year
This award is the same as Member of the Year, except that this one is strictly for members that registered on or between the dates of October 19, 2017 and October 18, 2018. Eligible members must have made at least 50 posts by October 18, 2018. Current staff members (Sempais, Senseis and Patrick) cannot be nominated for this award.

3. Community Spirit Award
This award should go to a person whom you feel has a strong passion for this community. A person who is all about the home team - in this case, KarateForums.com.

4. Staff Member of the Year
This award is the same as the Member of the Year award, except that this award is for current staff members only (except Patrick). If you are unsure of who is on staff, please visit http://www.karateforums.com/staff.php for a complete listing.

5. Funniest Member of the Year
Humor is an important aspect of the forums, and this award recognizes the member who has brought a smile to your face many times.

6. Karate Contributor of the Year
This award is for your favorite contributor within the Karate forum - a member who has added substantial value to that section in the past year.

7. Equipment Contributor of the Year
This award is for your favorite contributor within the Equipment forum - a member who has added substantial value to that section in the past year.

8. Health, Training and Fitness Contributor of the Year
This award is for your favorite contributor within the Health, Training and Fitness forum - a member who has added substantial value to that section in the past year.

9. Instructor Central Contributor of the Year
This award is for your favorite contributor within the Instructor Central forum - a member who has added substantial value to that section in the past year.

Please note: Due to a lack of activity, the Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Martial Arts Contributor of the Year award has been removed this year. We hope activity in that section grows, and we are able to add it back in the future.

Ready to Nominate?

Please nominate. You will find a blank ballot at the bottom of this message that you can copy and paste.

You nominate by sending a private message to the account with the username Awards through this link: http://www.karateforums.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=2715 - nominations will be closed on November 3, 2018 at 7 PM ET. Please do not post your nominations publicly in this thread or elsewhere in the forums.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to private message me or reply here.

Thank you for reading and for visiting KarateForums.com. Your participation in these awards is what makes them meaningful. I can't wait to see who you choose to honor this year.

Here is a blank ballot that you can use:

Quote:
1. Member of the Year:

2. New Member of the Year:

3. Community Spirit Award:

4. Staff Member of the Year:

5. Funniest Member of the Year:

6. Karate Contributor of the Year:

7. Equipment Contributor of the Year:

8. Health, Training and Fitness Contributor of the Year:

9. Instructor Central Contributor of the Year:

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Patrick
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Joined: 01 May 2001
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Location: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have not yet submitted your nominations, please be sure to do so! These awards represent the community recognizing the contributors who have made a different in the past year, and your participation makes all the difference!

Thanks,

Patrick
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Patrick
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Location: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you to everyone who has nominated thus far! Your voices are the most crucial part of our awards. If you haven't yet done so, you still have time! Please submit your nominations by 7 PM Eastern on Saturday. Our ballots come from your nominations, so we'd love to have your input as part of this process.

Thanks again,

Patrick
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Location: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nominations are now closed! Thank you to everyone who nominated. The ballots will be revealed next week!

Patrick
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