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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 week from this post to make your nominations and/or volunteer to be a voter (until September 9th, 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),
Microbadge Design Award - Round 14 [March 2015].

24 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, Kattvippa, Kaffedrake, entwife, and Thorin2001.
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entwife won this one, too!
And that's 24 owners...
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Thorin2001 wrote:
Schwartzkopf wrote:

entwife won this one, too!
And that's 24 owners...


Lazy cut and paste fixed!
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Schwartzkopf wrote:


I see that Daniel has eschewed colons from the title of the award. That must be because he is (ahem) more dashing.
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On a serious note, the sentence
Award Rules wrote:
if you want to be in the running, don't volunteer to be a voter
makes it sound like if you volunteer to be a voter, and someone else nominates you, you get removed from the nominations.

Is this true? If so, it would seem to limit voting volunteerism from those who have not won the award.

If it is not true, then it would be better written "if you want to vote, don't nominate yourself."'
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edbolme wrote:
On a serious note, the sentence
Award Rules wrote:
if you want to be in the running, don't volunteer to be a voter
makes it sound like if you volunteer to be a voter, and someone else nominates you, you get removed from the nominations.

Is this true? If so, it would seem to limit voting volunteerism from those who have not won the award.

If it is not true, then it would be better written "if you want to vote, don't nominate yourself."'


I think

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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.


Would answer that?
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edbolme wrote:
On a serious note, the sentence
Award Rules wrote:
if you want to be in the running, don't volunteer to be a voter
makes it sound like if you volunteer to be a voter, and someone else nominates you, you get removed from the nominations.

Is this true? If so, it would seem to limit voting volunteerism from those who have not won the award.

If it is not true, then it would be better written "if you want to vote, don't nominate yourself."'

No.
If you volunteer for voting, but get nominated you have the chance to decide whether you want to vote or not. If you chose to vote, you won't be on the list...
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Thorin2001 wrote:
edbolme wrote:
On a serious note, the sentence
Award Rules wrote:
if you want to be in the running, don't volunteer to be a voter
makes it sound like if you volunteer to be a voter, and someone else nominates you, you get removed from the nominations.

Is this true? If so, it would seem to limit voting volunteerism from those who have not won the award.

If it is not true, then it would be better written "if you want to vote, don't nominate yourself."'

No.
If you volunteer for voting, but get nominated you have the chance to decide whether you want to vote or not. If you chose to vote, you won't be on the list...


This is correct.
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Correction:

Time constraints
You have about 1 Week(?) from this post to make your nominations and/or volunteer to be a voter (until September 9th, 2015).
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This was the wrong time for me to nominate, but I was going to volunteer to vote but forgotted. Maybe you have enough volunteers anyway?
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Sorry for the delay I'll get the ballots out to voters tonight.
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I think I remember volunteering for voting.
Did I miss the geekmail? Or did you miss my volunteering-mail, Daniel?

(I hope the delay doesn't mean your condition is getting worse!)
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Thorin2001 wrote:

I think I remember volunteering for voting.
Did I miss the geekmail? Or did you miss my volunteering-mail, Daniel?

(I hope the delay doesn't mean your condition is getting worse!)


I haven't gotten a voting geekmail either.
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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 TWO amazing and very deserving
winners! Thank you to everyone who participated in the nomination
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Without further ado - on to the winners!

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CONGRATULATIONS!
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Congrats to you both!
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Woah. Congrats.
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Congrats both!
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Congratulations, you two! Well deserved
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Congrats!
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Congratulations!

I'm curious, what was the smallest winner's portfolio ever?
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Wow. Totally made my day week. I'm speechless. Thanks everyone!

Congratulations, Dunyc!
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Congratulations, guys!
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Congratulations!

I'm curious, what was the smallest winner's portfolio ever?


I think Kim when she won last round. Of course who knows how many badges the early winners had when the award was first distributed.
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