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The mb is back! The award 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
1 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 give any information on the designer, but please feel free to add a small list of their designs that you think are good examples of the designers' work.
2 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.
3 The poll described above will determine who, from 0 to 3 designers, will receive the award.

mb Time constraints mb
1 You have 1 week from this post to make your nominations and/or volunteer to be a voter (so until the 13th of March, 2011).
2 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.
3 Up to a week will be given to voters to vote. If there are no ties, the final results should be known at the end of the month.

mb What do you have to do, and how can you participate? mb
1 You want to nominate someone and are a mb owner? Simply geekmail me your nomination list (up to two designers, which may include yourself), preferably with a list of 5 of their best microbadges.
2 You want to vote on who receives the award and are a mb owner? Simply geekmail me your stating that you volunteer to vote!

cscottk, our microbadge administrator, will feature as a guest voter.


mb Complete award rules mb

General approach:
mintcamel 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.
limecamel Nominators, who must be mb owners, may nominate up to two different microbadge designers (with no limitations, including themselves). It is recommended that every nomination be accompanied with a small paragraph describing the designer's work and 5 of the designer's exceptional badges (as before, badges that are more complex than a wooden cube).
grapecamel 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.
lemoncamel A committee of up to twelve (maximum of two guest voters) voters is setup. If there are more than 10 volunteers (the maximum amount), a multi-voting poll is created and geekmailed to all voters in order to decide who is on the final voting committee. The committee must have at least 6 members.
orangecamel All received nominated designers are put into a multi-voting poll and geekmailed to the committee's members.
goldencamel The nomination lists and polls' results are kept private and only accessible to the committee. The only publicly available information is to be the committee's composition and the final awarded designer list, if any.

Periodicity and poll:
cinnamon 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).
clove 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.
ginger 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:
1 Nominators must be mb owners.
2 All voters must be mb owners, except for up to two guest voters.
3 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:
1 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.
2 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 first season of the award at Microbadge Design award (quality award) and at Microbadge Design Award: Season 02, Episode 01. There are currently 8 designers that have been awarded mb, which are: Munin, simonh, TabbySunLion, Debate, jgrundy, mrbeankc, garion and rmidjord.
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Is this a typo?
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Just out of curiosity what happens if more than three designers get voted on by all (or all bar one) of the committee members? I know is very unlikely, but is there a process in place?

 
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modest Oops missed that. Thanks.

 
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I don't see that being a problem. We barely managed to give one out last time.
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drewdane wrote:
I don't see that being a problem. We barely managed to give one out last time.


I know but we could all experience some unexplained and massive communal philanthopy, right? Yeah I doubt it also.

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Is this a typo?
Yep, thanks, it has been corrected.

tiggers wrote:
drewdane wrote:
I don't see that being a problem. We barely managed to give one out last time.


I know but we could all experience some unexplained and massive communal philanthopy, right? Yeah I doubt it also.
I very much doubt that that will be an issue laugh Well, let's just and see!
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The second mb awarding committee has been formed, and is composed of:

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Thanks to everybody that volunteered for voting and/or made nominations.

Voting for the 6th round of the mb award will commence shortly. Committee people, expect a geekmail arriving in your geekbox in the next day or so.
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The Microbadge Design Award Committee for Round 6 mb has deliberated that the prestigious Microbadge Design Award (mb) be awarded to...

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Please congratulate Kevin as the new mb microbadger!

Thanks to everybody that participated in awarding the badge. The next mb award ceremony will be held in August, 2011.
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Please congratulate Kevin as the new mb microbadger!

Thanks to everybody that participated in awarding the badge. The next mb award ceremony will be held in August, 2011.


Wow! Thank you very much. Wow!

I feel like I just won an Oscar. I'm going to have to figure out where to put it.

Thank you.
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It was well-earned, Kevin. Congratulations!
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kevintlee wrote:
I feel like I just won an Oscar.

I think of mb as being akin to a sort of microbadger hall of fame, or maybe a lifetime achievement award. Whatever the heck it is, you deserve one. You're one of the best there is. thumbsup
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drewdane wrote:
kevintlee wrote:
I feel like I just won an Oscar.

I think of mb as being akin to a sort of microbadger hall of fame, or maybe a lifetime achievement award. Whatever the heck it is, you deserve one. You're one of the best there is. thumbsup
Agreed, hall of fame / lifetime achievement type thing it is, and Kevin is certainly one of the best. The microbadge equivalent to an Oscar is mb.

Kevin, where did you put mbmb? Maybe they'll look cool all together. Above the fireplace, if you have one, or is that too traditional for you? Or maybe next to your microbadge designing workplace, hanging on the wall?
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