Advance Warning: The 2021 Jamie Awards Apr 30, 2021 18:44:27 GMT -5 Roquefort Raider, thwhtguardian, and 2 more like this
Post by shaxper on Apr 30, 2021 18:44:27 GMT -5
THE 2021 JAMIE AWARDS
Seven years ago tonight, this website was registered a little after 9pm, and seventeen members made 117 posts before the clock hit midnight. The members and the posting only picked up from there and really haven't stopped since.
It's staggering to consider how far we've come in seven years, nor how much we've changed. There are some amazing old friends we haven't seen in years, as well as so many that have joined us since and made the CCF a more special place than it was before they found us.
With such a rich history and legacy, it seems appropriate to keep celebrating this amazing place, year after year, with the annual JAMIE AWARDS event. If you haven't joined us for one of these before, here's how it works:
A total of ten categories will honor members and threads for their contributions to the community between April 30th, 2020 at 9:22pm EST (the fifth anniversary of the first ever post made at the CCF) and April 30, 2021 at 9:21pm EST (our anniversary, one year later).
A week from today (May 7), two categories will be opened up for nominations. For each category, members will be invited to nominate (not vote upon) one person/thread, including a detailed explanation justifying their choices (please note that, if your nominee wins, what you write in your explanation is what we use in the actual award thread, so please put thought/care into it). Winners from previous years can be nominated again.
Every three days, new categories will be opened for nomination, and the previous ones will be closed.
Voting will then begin on Monday, May 24th and will close on May 31st at 11:59pm EST.
Note: As it has become a sensitive issue for some, a member or thread that has previously won an award should not be nominated for that award again unless, in the past year, they have truly attained a new level of amazing that is particularly worthy of recognition.
So, for example, I won "Best Discussion Starter" in both 2016 and 2017. I've had my fun and gotten my time in the limelight. Thus, unless I do something so supremely significant and different that it is abundantly worthy of additional recognition, I should not be nominated again for the same award (by all means, nominate me for "Best New Member" though ). It's time for someone else to get a turn.
All of our previous award winners can be found in The CCF Hall of Fame.
Favorite Classic Comic Thread
The Professor Xavier Award: Best discussion starter
Favorite Beyond the Back Issues Thread
The Brother Power the Geek Award: Funniest member
Favorite Original Fiction or Art piece
The Krypto Award: Friendliest member
Favorite Review Thread
The Uatu Award: Most knowledgeable member
The Jasper Sitwell Award: new member whose activity has most benefited the community
The Captain Jim Zimmerman Award for best overall member who most exemplifies the spirit of the CCF
So now is the time to start trekking through old threads, rekindling old memories, and making some tentative decisions
It's also a time to reflect upon the positive. This is not an opportunity to nominate others sarcastically, get competitive, or put others down. When enough people participate, countless members and threads end up being publicly recognized and appreciated, regardless of who wins. This should be a time of affirmation, not competition. For six years now, our community has celebrated this event with the utmost class and respect. Thank you for always using this celebration as an opportunity to showcase the best of who we are and what we do.
A special thanks to the members and staff who actively participated in the creation, development, and design of the Jamie Awards.
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Want to see what this event looked like last year? Click here.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Post it all here!