Just a midweek reminder that I'm still accepting nominations for the first annual U2 LJ Community Awards, celebrating what's been a great year for the band and our fun little forum (not so little any more, having passed the 1,000 members mark a few months ago).
The award categories can be found below the LJ-cut. Feel free to nominate under as many or as few of the headings as you like. Remember, at this stage there's no limit to how many nominations you can submit for each category. The actual voting will begin once I've drawn up the shortlist of nominees.
You can't nominate yourself, although I will allow you to nominate your own posts, icons etc if you so wish. I'd appreciate brief reasons for each nomination (to help with presentation speeches later on), but it's not essential.
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The award categories are as follows...( Collapse )
I'm also accepting suggestions for additional categories, whether serious or silly. The best ones will be included as an open vote (i.e. no shortlist).
Thanks to all the people who have already submitted nominations, I'm pleased with the way this is going so far. :) But *please* keep them coming! If you feel there's someone who's brightened the community this year and deserves some recognition, why not make their day by nominating them for an award? I particularly need additional nominations in the following categories:
- Veteran of the Year - are there any established figures in the community who are still as involved and valued as the newbies?
- Quote of the Year (LJ members) - has anyone in the community said something this year that made you think, smile, or just go "HELL YEAH!"? Immortalise those words now!
- Quote of the Year (the band) - think magazines, speeches, TV, award ceremonies, concerts! I could really do with more Adam and Larry quotes in particular.
- Most Comical Poster - who makes you laugh on here? It can include people who make funny icons or graphics, for example.
- Expert of the Year - who's always got the answers; who'd be your phone-a-friend when it comes to U2-related trivia?!
- Best Userpic - amusing, gorgeous, or whatever. If you can't find the one you like, just describe it as best you can and I'll try to track it down.
- Best Username - clever, funny, wish-I'd-thought-of-that...
- Performance of the Year - what's one occasion this year where U2 just blew you away?
- Concert of the Year - I can't believe more people haven't contributed to this one yet! Pick the best show you attended, or even one you didn't go to - it could be a great Vertigo bootleg you've downloaded, or just a show that stands out for having an amazing setlist or some significant event.
- Post of the Year - even if you can't find the URL, tell me if a specific post has stuck in your mind for some reason this year.
- Discussion of the Year - what was the comment thread you enjoyed the most? Again, don't worry if you can't actually find it.
- Poster of the Year - who's made the single biggest contribution to this community in 2005, in your opinion?
Nominations are open until at least Friday, and possibly into this weekend. Don't be shy now!