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(Thanks to Indigopotter for running this previously, and for letting me steal all of her lovely formatted text.)

mb is given out for excellence in microbadge design, so here is your chance to acknowledge some of the quality designers out there. This is arguably the most prestigious microbadge design award, and the current way of giving it out only comes round every 6 months, and only up to 3 designers will get it each time, so if you're interested in participating, don't hold back!

You can more or less see the award as a lifetime achievement award, even though any designer (new or old, with many or few sales or badges) can have it awarded to them, as long as they fulfill the following criteria:

Successfully and appealingly representing five difficult images and/or complex ideas in the restrictive 16x16 pixel format.


mb How this works, in a nutshell mb
mb Any mb owner can nominate two different designers, including themselves. In order to do that, simply send me a geekmail stating the usernames of the designers you wish to nominate. There's no need to provide any information on the designer or why you are nominating them, but please feel free to add a small list of their designs that you think are particularly good.
mb A nomination list will be compiled from the received nominations, and voting volunteers will receive a multi-option poll via geekmail to choose who is worthy of the award this time round. Any mb owner can volunteer to vote simply by geekmailing me and stating just that.
mb The poll described above will determine who, from 0 to 3 designers, will receive the award.


mb Time constraints mb
mb You have about 1 1/2 weeks from this post to make your nominations and/or volunteer to be a voter (until March 7th, 2015).
mb The poll will be sent out to all voters a day or two after the nomination/voting volunteering is over, after any nomination/voting conflicts have been dealt with.
mb Up to a week will be given to voters to vote. If there are no ties, the final results should be known about a week after nominations close.


mb What do you have to do, and how can you participate? mb
mb You want to nominate someone and are a mb owner? Simply geekmail me your nomination list, which may include up to two designers and which may include yourself, preferably with a list of 5 of their best microbadges.
mb You want to vote on who receives the award and are a mb owner? Simply geekmail me stating that you volunteer to vote! (If you are not a mb owner, you still may be able to vote, as up to two guest judges are allowed)


mb Complete award rules mb

General approach:
mb A new thread to be created here in the guild, asking for nominations and for voting volunteers (voters). Nominations and voting volunteering performed by sending a geekmail to the moderator (in this case, me). The moderator is not necessarily a voter or makes any nominations.
mb Nominators, who must be mb owners, may nominate up to two different microbadge designers (with no limitations, including themselves). Although not mandatory, every nomination may be accompanied with a list of 5 of the designer's exceptional badges (badges that are more complex than a wooden cube).
mb Voters, who must be mb owners, except for up to two guest voters, may not be on the nomination poll (i.e., if you want to be in the running, don't volunteer to be a voter). If someone volunteers to be a voter and is nominated by someone else, that user will be given the choice of which role he or she wants to have.
mb A committee of at least 6 members is setup. The committee will usually be composed of up to twelve voters (with a maximum of two guests), if there are more volunteers than that, some further adjustments might be made.
mb All received nominated designers are put into a multi-voting poll and geekmailed to the committee's members.
mb The nomination lists and polls' results are kept private and only accessible to the committee. The only publicly available information is the committee's composition and the final awarded designer list, if any.

Periodicity and poll:
mb A new committee to be formed every 6 months. No restrictions on each new committee exist (i.e., somebody can participate in all of them, just one, whatever).
mb Each committee, so every 6 months, may award up to 3 designers with mb (0 to 3 awards). In the case that more than 3 designers would be awarded at the end of the poll, a simpler tie-breaker poll will be used to check who is to receive the award.
mb In order for a designer to receive the award, he or she must have at least all but one votes (or all but two, in case of over 10 voters) in the multi-voting.

Limitations:
mb Nominators must be mb owners.
mb All voters must be mb owners, except for up to two guest voters.
mb Prior or current microbadge admins are exempt from the previous two restrictions.
mb Voters may not be on the nomination poll (i.e., if you want to be in the running, don't volunteer to be a voter).

Other stuff:
mb Any unforeseen situations will be dealt with common sense. Unforeseen settings that can't be dealt with common sense in an obvious manner shall be discussed and decided upon here.
mb Everything related to the award will be announced here. The final result of this whole thing will also be announced in the main microbadge thread.

mb Award history mb
You can find out more about the award at
Microbadge Design award (quality award),
Microbadge Design Award: Season 02, Episode 01,
Microbadge Design Award: Season 02, Episode 02 (round 6),
Microbadge Design Award: Season 02, Episode 03 (round 7),
Microbadge Design Award: Season 02, Episode 04 (round 8),
Microbadge Design Award: Round 9,
Microbadge Design Award: Round 10 (March 2013),
Microbadge Design Award: Round 11 (September 2013),
Microbadge Design Award: Round 12 (March 2014),
Microbadge Design Award: Round 13 (September 2014).

21 designers have been awarded mb in the past, which are: Munin, simonh, TabbySunLion, Debate, jgrundy, mrbeankc, garion, rmidjord, kevintlee, Lajos, spearjr, indigopotter, wildthayne,
drewdane, Bail Organa, zorro_jv, anomander64, schwartzkopf, crazylegs, Delinear, and Kattvippa.
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Schwartzkopf wrote:
You have about 1 1/2 weeks from this post to make your nominations and/or volunteer to be a voter (until March 7th, 2014).


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When If I do not receive this award this year, I'm going to design a Susan Lucci mb award for myself.

-DK
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The nomination period has closed. I'll work on getting the poll out to those who volunteered top vote shortly.
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The poll has been sent. Good luck to the nominees!
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HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

I have the pleasure of announcing that for this round of the prestigious
Microbadge Design Awards around we have THREE amazing and very deserving
winners! Thank you to everyone who participated in the nomination
and voting process!

Without further ado - on to the winners!

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CONGRATULATIONS!
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I'd like to congratulate all three of the winners! There were 9 judges this time around, and to receive the Design award, 8/9 judges had to deem them worthy. It was an incredibly hard round, and there should be no doubt that they are all very deserving of the honor!
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Congratulations, Per!

Congratulations, Markus!

Congratulations, Kim!

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Congratulations! cool
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Congratulations guys. VEry well deserved.
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Wow! Thanks so much - what a great thing to see before I snuggle down to sleep

Congratulations to Markus and Kaffedrake - fantastic company to be amongst!

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Congrats!
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Congratulations for the very deserving designers
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Congratulations folks.

Though it would be nice to see the winning microbadges in the post.......lol
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Bifford wrote:
Congratulations folks.

Though it would be nice to see the winning microbadges in the post.......lol

Sam, this award is not about any particular winning microbadges, it is given out for excellence in microbadge design

Basically, you can search for microbadges designed by these designers and in a way they would all be the winning microbadges.
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Congratulations,
Per, Markus and Kim!
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Congratulations!!
All of you deserve it
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This is so AWESOME!

Thanks everyone!

And congrats to Per and Kim, too!
You won't believe how surprised I was seeing you two winning with me! I really thought you two already received this Award a long time ago!
But it's nice to be in such good company!
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Congratulations!

As already said, the criteria for the award is "Successfully and appealingly representing five difficult images and/or complex ideas in the restrictive 16x16 pixel format."

Here you got some samples of the winners plus a link to review its work

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Samples of his work: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

All of his designs: http://boardgamegeek.com/microbadges?creator=Kaffedrake

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Samples of her work: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

All of her designs: http://boardgamegeek.com/microbadges?creator=Entwife

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Samples of his work: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

All of his designs: http://boardgamegeek.com/microbadges?creator=Thorin2001
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Congratulations to you all!

Not part of the jury but you would have my vote!

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DKahnt wrote:
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When If I do not receive this award this year, I'm going to design a Susan Lucci mb award for myself.

-DK


Ok, lets see it!

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Every cycle I'm amazed to see who is selected as a winner. Each the design award goes to individuals who I assumed would already have the award for their spectacular work!
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What! You're really scraping the barrel now aren't you. (Whose award am I referring to!? It's my own. Or is it?? Yes it is. But really??) It may be telling that five of the "samples of my work" are wholly or partially derivative. Thanks though!

Remind me to take the trouble to nominate some real designers next round.
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