2016 NF Award Nominations: Last year this went pretty well and even earned me a spot in one of Shroomsday's parodies. This year we'll continue the Awards and hopefully it will be a fun tradition that will continue as long as this forum stays alive. Now I've made a few improvements due to feedback I got last year. This year if you win an award the mods will give you a sparkly avatar and you'll have bragging rights. Yeah, I know that's not much but its more than we had last year. The awards we're handing out have also changed, so I expect this to be a lot of fun. This thread will simply be the nomination thread. We'll have this thread open as long as the contest is open. I'll keep track of the nominations on the second post. You can nominate up to three people per award category, and these are the different awards you can nominate for: Section Based Awards: Naruto Avenue Star is @cctr9 Akihabara District/Gallery Star is @God Movement One Piece Avenue Star is @Admiral Kizaru Bathhouse Stars are @Lust and @Mariko Chucklefudge Star is @Seraphiel Country Club Star is @DemonDragonJ Konoha Mall Star is @Naruto Outskirts OBD Star is @Fang Cafe Star is @afgpride Forum Wide Awards: Best Artist is @Shroomsday Funniest Poster is @Vino Nicest Poster is @Tsubomii Best Looking Male is @Rey Best Looking Female is @Chloe Troll of the Year is @jayjay³² Smartest Poster is @Shroomsday Staff Member of the Year is @Mbxx We'll also have a 2016 NF Poster of the Year award but you can't nominate someone for that. To qualify for that you'd have to be one of the top vote getters in one of the other contests. I'll explain how that works soon. After a while I'll close the nomination period for each contest. Once voting begins you'll see a link in this thread and nominations for that particular contest will no longer be accepted. I'll continue to post in this thread to let you know when nominations are closed and when voting will begin. A link to each individual contest will be placed into this OP. Here are some additional rules: 1. You cannot nominate yourself. 2. You can create nominations for as few or as many of these awards as you want. For example suppose you're only interested in the "Cafe Star" award. You can nominate someone for that alone. 3. For the "best looking" awards we have an additional rule that those nominated must agree to participate in the contest in order to be placed into the contest. They can then, if they agree to do so, send me a pic they would like to put into the OP for that award. I'll encourage people to participate if they're nominated but I won't try and twist any arms. 4. I've created a threshold for the award voting - you'll need a certain number of nominations to qualify for the award voting. That threshhold will be publicized when I make the OP listed in rule number 3. 5. I'll create a thread and a poll for each award. 6. I'll arbitrate any disputes. I have a reputation for being fair and I'll continue to try and be fair in this contest, but if something comes up where my objectivity is in doubt (e.g. one of my good pals gets nominated to run against someone I don't like) I have a few stand in posters that can arbitrate those disputes for me.