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 Post subject: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Dear Forumites :)

The Forum Awards are run annually as a way of celebrating the forum and the members who contribute to making it the dynamic, interesting and an entertaining place that it is.

Forumites used to be able to vote randomly for ANY forumite in a designated category-no small task since we have over 24419 registered members and a core of about 300 very active ones.

The process has been structured, as per guidance since 2007, where there has been decisions taken on nominees, the categories and the criteria.

In order that the awards are representative of the forum, the moderators, along with Admin handed this task over to the forum.

As such, we approached a sample of forum members to represent the diverse forum contributors (that's you) whose passion for the online community and our parks helps to make this forum a success. We asked them to form a committee tasked with compiling a short list of nominees that other forum members can then vote for.

Not everyone approached could participate, but the end result is a representative committee of 9 forum members as listed below - a varied bunch :wink:

Boorgatspook
Bush Baptist
Crested Val
hilda
Hugh
lion queen
normana53
roaneric
Rooies

Over the past few months, they have debated and discussed and generally worked extremely hard to shortlist 5 nominees in all categories. I must say that the process was fair and it hasn't been an easy job!

About the Awards

Their work is done though and the time has come to hand the awards over to you-the forum. For this we will use the Competition and Awards Forum.

We hope that the awards will encourage and acknowledge positive contributions to the Forums, and not encourage negative competition. The awards should promote and acknowledge the values, rules and ethos of the Forums and SANParks.

Each award category-with definition, criteria and nominees - has been listed as a topic with a poll in the Competition and Awards Forum.

# There are 15 categories in total.

# A poll has been set up for the nominees in each category, listing them in alphabetical order.

# Each poll is a blind poll, and each registered forum member can vote once in each category.

# There will be no campaigning allowed as this will indeed affect the voting process from being fair and unhindered.

# The winner is simply the nominee with the most votes in each category.

# Nominees were considered based on contributions from 1 October 2011 - 30 September 2012

Voting closes on 22 November 2012 and the Winners will be announced on the Forum's Birthday, 27 November 2012

Committee members are not eligible for awards (nor are moderators, Admin, Forum Assistants and Gurus), but will be recognised for their contributions as FAC 2012 members (Forum Award Committee 2012)

If you have any enquiries about the awards or the selection process, please mail me at Lize.Ferreira@sanparks.org and I'll try and answer your questions.

Kind regards,
Lize

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:58 am 
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Varied, indeed, but I couldn't think of a nicer bunch 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:09 am 
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Varied is best, as this group looks like a great cross section of the forum. Great job. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:53 am 
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Award: Forumite of the Year & Travel Tale of the Year, Other Parks (2013)
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:dance: nice group...
:clap: for the lot of work you did :k

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:49 am 
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Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
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Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
Thank you fellow forumites for your dedicated and hard work! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: We know that it takes hours of effort. Great committee choice as all of you are very knowledgeable, diligent, expressive, pleasant, and generally superb in your participation on this forum. :dance: :dance: :dance: :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:07 am 
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Award: Travel Tale of the Year for KNP (2013)
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OWN said it best :thumbs_up:
Great group and I know that you guys did a great job :D

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:35 pm 
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What an impressive gang.
Well done you lot :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:49 pm 
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Award: Angel of the Year Award: Small Parks Promoter of the Year (2012)
:k :gflower:

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Take a bow :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you for your hard work and precious time.

I am sure it was not easy :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:40 pm 
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Fantastic team :thumbs_up: Thanks for your time and hard work. Hope you enjoyed it :) Great nominees :D Well Done :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Thanks to the FAC!!!
A lot of work. Hats off to you :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
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Well done FAC, :clap:
I know how much hard work and dedication goes into it but also the sense of camaraderie and fun! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:00 pm 
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What a great way to celebrate the forums! :dance: Thank you to all the FAC members 2012! :clap:

And :congrats: to all the nominees - you all deserve it! Wish I could've voted for all the nominees - as each contributed to making these forums so fun and exciting! :thumbs_up:

Casted my votes... :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Great work by the FACs and congrats to all nominees - you are all winners :clap:

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3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:21 am 
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Award: Cammer of the Year (2013)
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Award: Cammer of the Year (2012)
Thanks to all the new FAC members for taking investing so much of your time into these wonderful forum awards :gflower: :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Awards 2012
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:21 am 
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Lets keep the logo vote and forum awards under 'new posts' 8)
Let us have everyone know about it so all can participate :dance:

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