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It’s 2017 Squiddie Time!

That’s right–now that the Tournament of Simulations is completed, it’s time to turn our attention to Ongoing Worlds’ pinnacle award: The Squiddie (aka The Ongoing Worlds Medal for Superior Online Roleplaying).  Each year we present Squiddies to three different entities: one person, one sim/game, and one club.  Squiddies are bestowed for exemplifying one or more of the following characteristics, primarily during the previous calendar year:

  • Excellence in role playing: Outstanding role play or leadership performance far above and beyond the typical person, game, or club.
  • Originality and innovation: Using a new technology or innovation or combining existing technologies together in a new way to elevate the role play adventure
  • Facilitating the community experience: Enhancing interaction, cooperation, and/or collaboration among role players to improve or advance the community

You can read about past winners here: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Here are the rules (there aren’t many):

  • Nominations may be made by anyone
  • Self-nominations are permitted
  • There is no limit to the number of nominations one can make
  • Prior winners are not eligible

Each nomination should include a write-up of why the person, sim, or club is deserving.  The write-up should not exceed 250 words and should concentrate on one or more of the three characteristics highlighted  above (focusing on actions and events of 2016).  It is highly recommended that nominators read this first before submitting their nominations.

All nominations will be considered by the Ongoing Worlds Board of Advisors.  The winners will be decided by consensus and will be announced shortly after the nomination process ends.  Nominations will be accepted through June 15th.

Nomination Form

All forms should be emailed to star (dot) idf (at) gmail (dot) com.  If you do not receive a receipt confirmation email within 48 hours, please resubmit.  Requested information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Nominee name
  • Nominee category (person, sim/game, or club)
  • Nominee email or URL
  • Primary reason for nomination (Excellence in role playing, Originality and innovation, or Facilitating the community experience)
  • *Secondary reason for nomination (Excellence in role playing, Originality and innovation, Facilitating the community experience, or N/A)
  • Write-up (≤ 250 words)

*Not required

Good luck, everyone!