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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:22 pm    Post subject: KarateForums.com Awards 2020: Winners Revealed! Reply with quote

Hello,

Thank you for visiting KarateForums.com.

After more than a month of nominations and votes, the 2020 edition of the KarateForums.com Awards have come to an end. It is now time for us to announce the winners!

Before I do so, I wanted to once again congratulate everyone who was nominated. Regardless of whether or not you won the award, the fact that you were nominated means that, when asked to identify a member who really stood out in the past year, your fellow community members thought of you. Out of the 18,396 registered members in the history of this community, only 160 have ever been nominated for an award.

To be nominated is pretty cool, and you should be proud. If you did not win or were not nominated, please don't take it badly. These awards do have meaning, but they are also for fun and not everyone can win or be nominated. Please join me in congratulating our winners.

I would like to specifically thank everyone who participated in the process by nominating and voting. It is the community that selected the nominees and decided the winners. There are no KarateForums.com Awards without you.

Several nominees took the time to vote in categories where they were nominated. Since you can't vote for yourself, your choice is to vote for someone else or not vote at all. Though I can't reveal who voted for whom, please know that I appreciate everyone who thoughtfully voted in the categories where they were nominated. It says a lot about you, and I love to see it.

Before I share the winners, I wanted to prepare you: This was a different year for our awards! The most ties we've ever had in a single awards year, before this one, was 3. In 2020, we have 5 ties! But that just means that more members are honored.

Without further ado, here are our winners:

1. Member of the Year: (tie) Fat Cobra and RW

2. New Member of the Year: (tie) Capella and MAD Mike

3. Community Spirit Award: sensei8 (for the 8th consecutive year!)

4. Staff Member of the Year: bushido_man96 (for the 4th time!)

5. Funniest Member of the Year: (tie) Bulltahr and JR 137 (for the 2nd time!)

6. Karate Contributor of the Year: (tie) Wado Heretic and Wastelander (for the 3rd time and 2nd consecutive year!)

7. Health, Training and Fitness Contributor of the Year: bushido_man96 (for the 4th time and 2nd consecutive year!)

8. Instructor Central Contributor of the Year: (tie) DWx (for the 2nd consecutive year!) and Spartacus Maximus

Congratulations to bushido_man96 (2 wins!), Fat Cobra, RW, Capella, MAD Mike, sensei8, Bulltahr, JR 137, Wado Heretic, Wastelander, DWx, and Spartacus Maximus! We had 5 first time winners this year, including Fat Cobra, RW, Capella, MAD Mike, and Wado Heretic! Congratulations as well to DWx on reaching 10 wins in the history of the awards, 4th all-time, and to Spartacus Maximus and Wastelander for picking up their 5th wins, tying for the 6th most ever.

For past winners and all of the awards historical data, please check out: http://www.karateforums.com/awards.php

Thank you for reading and for supporting the KarateForums.com Awards.

Sincerely,

Patrick
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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, everyone!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Congratulations, everyone!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you to everyone who voted, and congratulations to everyone who won!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to everyone! JR, I didn't realize that you had a sense of humour!!!
Have a great Christmas everybody!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats all!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all. I really enjoy these forums and discussions with everyone.

Bushido!!!!

Karate no Michi!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations everyone
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations everyone!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for your nominations and votes. It is much appreciated and I am humbled to be a winner. Apologies for the late response: real life has been a bit hectic of late.
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