Despite the title, we are not accepting Squiddie nominations right now. Sorry! In case you missed it, the 2016 prizes have already been awarded. However, we have received a few questions about how we choose the winners and what makes a good candidate. Before we get to that, I want to do two things first: 1) Explain the Squiddies to anyone who might not be familiar with them, and 2) Provide a brief overview of some of the other major annual awards within the greater simming and online role playing community.
- The Squiddie (officially the “Ongoing Worlds Medal for Superior Online Roleplaying”) is presented annually to three entities: one person, one sim, and one sim club. It also consists of three categories: Excellence in Roleplaying, Originality & Innovation, and Facilitating the Community Experience. The award is sponsored by us, Ongoing Worlds, and was first presented in 2013.
- The Squiddie is one of three families of major community-level awards. The oldest is the Simming Prize (officially the “Prize for Simming and Online Role Playing in Memory of Seth Cotis“), dating back to 1999. Originally awarded by the Simming League and later by Ongoing Worlds, it is now bestowed by a group of trustees. It is presented to up to five entities each year and is named in memory of an early influential simming leader. ToS (“Tournament of Simulations”) is the final group of awards. In ToS, volunteer judges from around the community read posts form participating games and choose winners in different categories that may vary from year to year. ToS also dates back to 1999. It is currently presented by Ongoing Worlds, but began in the Simming League as well.
Clear as mud? Fantastic! So here’s how we choose Squiddie winners… Read More