Criteria for 2016 Annual Forum Awards

SANParks Competitions and Forum Awards
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Criteria for 2016 Annual Forum Awards

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Cammer of the Year - Binocular Award (for the one that never misses a thing to meet the required criteria for this category)

Definition:
The cams are a 'life-line' to many Kruger-hungry Saffies and foreigners.
This person is a dedicated and considerate cammer, and aims to give joy to other cammers and non-cammers by posting his / her captures.


Criteria:
1. Has posted regularly over the award year
2. Has overall posted with consideration and has been generally kind and helpful to others.
3. Has posted helpful advice and / or given valuable information on the cam forum.



Forumite of the Year - Eagle Award ( for the one that soars to meet the criteria for this category)

Definition:
This Forumite has added value to the forum over the past year.


Criteria:
1. Has added to the forum content by creating interesting topics and/or giving valuable information.
2. Has contributed to the forum community by organising or assisting with fundraising or forum activities.
3. Through their contributions has added great value to the overall enjoyment/experience of the forum.
4. Is always courteous/polite towards other Forumites in comments, discussions, etc.
5. Will go to great lengths in finding solutions/answers for queries/questions that others can't find answers for.
6. Must constantly partake on various Forums (not only Travel Tales or Chit Chat for example).



Face Book Fan of the Year - Sociable Weaver Award (for the one that meets the criteria on the social networks)

Definition:
This Online Fan has consistently added value to one, or more, of SANParks' Facebook groups over the past year.

Criteria:
1. Has consistently brought value to the SANParks Facebook groups by creating interesting topics and/or giving valuable information.
2. Through their contributions has added great value to the overall enjoyment/experience of the Facebook group/s.
3. Is always courteous/polite towards other Online Fans in comments, discussions, etc.



Guru of the Year - Owl Award (for the wise one of all the Guru's that meet with the criteria)

Definition:
A SANParks member of staff who contributes to the forums over and above their job description.


Criteria:
1. A SanParks Employee who has spent his/her own time adding value and interest to the Forum.
2. This employee is NOT a member of the Communications department.



Sighting of the Year - Birds - Fish Eagle Award

Definition:
The forumite who captured the best sighting of the year. (Not a Cam sighting)

Criteria:
1. Sighting must have been in a national park within SANParks; during the award year
2. The sighting should be memorable. It may be of a rare or unusual bird, or of interesting behaviour in a common species, or it may be noteworthy in some other way. Maybe a rare bird hardly ever seen.
3. The picture does not have to be one that would win a photographic competition.



Sighting of the Year - Non Predator- Antelope Award

Definition:
The forumite who captured the best sighting of the year. (Not a Cam sighting)


Criteria:
1. Sighting must have been in a national park within SANParks; during the award year.
2. The sighting should be a memorable and unusual one of any non predator
3. The sighting should be memorable and unusual
4. The picture does not have to be one that would win a photographic competition


Sighting of the Year - Predator - Honeybadger Award

Definition:
The forumite who captured the best sighting of the year. (Not a Cam sighting)


Criteria:
1. Sighting must have been in a national park within SANParks; during the award year.
2. The sighting should be a memorable and unusual one of any predator
3. The sighting should be memorable and unusual
4. The picture does not have to be one that would win a photographic competition.


Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award

Definition:
The forumite who captured the best sighting of the year. (Not a Cam sighting)


Criteria:
1. Sighting must have been in a national park within SANParks; during the award year.
2. The sighting should be a memorable and unusual one of any small creature or insect
3. The sighting should be memorable, and the size of i.e. a Squirrel, Suricate, Mongoose or smaller. And an unusual sighting.
4. The picture does not have to be one that would win a photographic competition.



Video of the Year - Bushbuck Award (for the fleeting one who understands the movement to qualify for this award)

Definition:
The forumite who posted the best video of the year.


Criteria:
1. The Video must have been taken in a national park within SANParks; during the award year.
2. The video should be memorable and interesting
3. The video does not have to be one that would win a competition.



Travel tale of the Year - KNP - Kruger Campfire Award

Definition:
This forumite posted the best trip report of the year.

Criteria:
1. The report sparked interest in SANParks, and reflected enthusiasm for SANParks and nature.
2. A lot of time and effort went into compiling the report.
3. An entertaining and easy to read report.
4. The report must have been posted between 1 September 2015 - 30 Sept 2016 by which time it must be finished.



Travel tale of the Year - KTP - KTP Campfire Award

Definition:
This forumite posted the best trip report of the year.

Criteria:
1. The report sparked interest in SANParks, and reflected enthusiasm for SANParks and nature.
2. A lot of time and effort went into compiling the report.
3. An entertaining and easy to read report.
4. The report must have been posted between 1 September 2015 - 30 Sept 2016 by which time it must be finished.


Travel tale of the Year - Smaller Parks - Small Parks Campfire Award

Definition:
This forumite posted the best trip report of the year.

Criteria:
1. The report sparked interest in SANParks, and reflected enthusiasm for SANParks and nature.
2. A lot of time and effort went into compiling the report.
3. An entertaining and easy to read report.
4. The report must have been posted between 1 September 2015 - 30 Sept 2016 by which time it must be finished.
Don't forget to PM any Mod your Kudu nominations for the month.

If you want to list your Park Dates in the YR Thread then please PM me.
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