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 Post subject: Winners of the 2013 Forum Awards Announced
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Congratulations to all the nominees and to the winners in the Forum Awards 2013! It is an honour, but also a responsibility, to be acknowledged in this way!

A big vote of thanks to all the Forum Award Committee members who did an excellent job to choose the nominees, and encouraged us all to vote!

They are:

Barryels
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Grantmissy
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RosemaryH
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As always, the participation was outstanding! A big thanks to everyone who voted! In total there were 1248 votes cast.

A couple of the awards were nail-biters, where one or two votes made the difference. In one category we even had a three-way tie!


The winners are:


Birder of the Year: wildtuinman


Cammer of the Year: melph68


Forumite of the Year: anne-marie


Funniest/Best Forumite Name - A Tie - Bush Baptist, HippoPotty and tent dweller


Quiz Whiz of the Year: onewithnature


Newcomer of the Year: JeanniR


Sighting of the Year - Birds: Johan van Rensburg Pel's fishing owl

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Sighting of the Year - Non Predator: WendyA The birth of an Elephant calf in the road

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Sighting of the Year - Predator: gb225450 Leopard with Aardwolf kill

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Sighting of the Year - Small Creatures and Insects: Kaapsedraai Boomslang Looking in Nests

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Small Parks Promoter of the Year.: Kaapsedraai


Travel Tale of the Year for KNP: Heksie - Camping... a pocket full of special


Travel tale of the Year - Other Parks: anne-marie - Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!


Video of the Year: Nico Heavy rains in Kruger


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Congratulations to all the winners!! :clap: :clap: Well deserved! And what a high standard of winners!

Congratulations to all the nominees!! All stars!

And a huge thank you to the FAC, and the mods involved. You all worked so very hard to reach this point.

Particularly, thanks to Jazil, who heads up the entire Forum Awards process from start to finish, and has done so for many years. Many hours of hard work go in that none of us see. Well done on, once more, a very successful Forum Awards!!

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:congrats: ….To all the individual category winners!!! …As well as all the nominees :great:

Richly deserved everyone :clap: :clap: :clap:

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It's a big congrats from me to all the winners :gflower: :clap: :clap: and all the nominees :clap: :clap: Your contributions to the forum over the last year has been fantastic!! Thank You :D

A very special :thanx: to Jazil for all your hard work and dedication to these awards every year :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:23 am 
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:dance: :dance: :dance: well done all the nominees and the winners :clap:
thank you Fac and Jazil for your great work :gflower:
and of course :redface: ... a big thank you, I'm very, very honored :k

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Well done to the Nominees :clap: :clap: :clap:
Well done to all the Winners :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Congrats, Not only to the winners, but to all the nominees too.

A very big thank you to a wonderful FAC to all the hard and tireless work you put in over the last few months.

Also a very big thank you to Elsa, MATTHYS and Saraf for their valuable assistance.

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Congratulations to all the winners, well deserved!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you to all the FAC members, job well done.......... :gflower: :gflower:

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A HUGE congrats to all the winners!! You all made it immensely difficult to decide on which one to nominate, although I must admit to being pleased to see some of my first choices in the winner's list :clap: :clap:

To the nominees, you should by no means feel let down that you didn't win this year, as the calibre of your contributions was outstanding!!

A truly fantastic effort by all, and thanks again to the mods and my fellow FAC members for a brilliant job.

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Huge congratulations to all the winners!
All richly deserved! :clap: :clap:

My thanks also to this years FAC who worked so hard and of course Jazil who does such a wonderful job in guiding, helping and generally making it such a success it is each year. :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Winners of the 2013 Forum Awards Announced
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Image All you Magic winners, do not realize what you all mean to this Forum and to all Mites. Thank you for being there.....and keep it up. :clap: :dance: :clap:

:clap: :clap: A BEEEG thank you also to all FAC members on a job well done.
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:clap: :clap: :clap: congratulations to all the worthy winners and nominees :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Thanks for all the voters, I never expected this :gflower:

And all the nominees, for a lot of the awards, it was very difficult to decide on a vote in most cases :slap:
Congratulations to all the winners :thumbs_up:

And not to forget the FAC that worked so hard during this year to search for nominees and organise this Forum Awards :k :gflower: It wouldn't have been possible without your hard work :w:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:25 am 
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I feel quite silly as I did not even know that I was in the run for my category, never mind winning it. Heck, I didn't even know that there were forum awards! Had it not been for one of the people who way more deserved to win it, who congratulated me via email.

Thank you to everyone who nominated me and voted for me. It is an honor although I don't think I deserved to come out as the winner as there are many other people who contributed a heck of a lot to birding on here.

To the other guys and girls - you know who you are, who deserved it just as much if not more. Good luck for next year and thank you for all your hard work here. I learned quite a bit from you. :thumbs_up:

Also congrats to all the other category winners. There sure was a bunch of highlights on the forum this year.

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Congratulations to all the winners! :clap: :clap: Thoroughly deserved :D

This is an achievement you have truly earned. :dance: :dance: :dance:

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