[imgleft]http://www.themouthpiece.com/images/awards07/5awards.jpg[/imgleft] tMP Announces '5 Years Live' Awards! It has come to that time where once again, we invite you to have your say about the contributions to tMP, and also banding in general, over the last 12 months. I am sure some of you will remember previous years awards, so as we approach our 5th birthday, later today (4th November) we will open the nomination categories for this years awards. These nomination threads will run until mid day on Saturday 1st December, when we will close and collate the nominations. From Sunday 2nd December, you will then be able to vote on the top 10 nominated entries in each category up until midday on Saturday 15th December. The results of all the polls will be collated, and announced on Sunday 16th December. We have a only a few rules, but please take time to read them before making your nominations. The Judges decision is final - judges on these awards are tMP Moderators and SiteAdmin - though the polls will determine ultimate winners... The "5 Years Live" awards are meant as a good 'ol banding fun - please don't be offended if you don't win. There will be a maximum of 10 nominations entered in each category, - if more than 10 nominations are received, then the award judges will determine which nominations are carried forward and entered into the final polls. Nominations will be accepted up until midday Saturday 1st December - voting in online polls will commence on Sunday 2nd December. Voting will close on Sat 15th December with the results being announced and posted on tMP on Sunday 16th December Anonymous nominations can also be made by PM to one of the judges. The judge will then enter the nominee in the category. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Own-band CD/DVDs will not be accepted. This will be difficult to police, so please comply. Any Own-band nominations for CD or DVD, if found, will be removed/disqualified. Once again the categories have been split up into two main groups - 'Fun Awards' and 'Banding Awards' - nominations will be accepted for all categories with the exception of Awards 7, and 19 (nominees being the winners from the previous 12 months), Award 13 (being decided by Prediction Central) and and Award #20 - the 'tMP Special Award - for outstanding contribution to the banding movement' - the winner of this award will be selected by the tMP Team. So, here are the categories for this year. tMP 'Fun' Awards: 1 - Funniest User - tMP Comedian Award 2 - Best Individual Post - tMP Post Award - No 'Random' posts to be considered 3 - Best Avatar - tMP Best Picture Award 4 - Best Signature - tMP Autograph Award 5 - Best Username - tMP Intuition Award 6 - Best Thread or Article - tMP Author Award - No 'Random' threads to be considered 7 - Caption of the Year - tMP Caption Award 8 - Person who gives most info on banding - tMP Banding Boffin 9 - General favourite poster - tMP Users Choice Award 10 - Best contribution (individual post or complete thread) to randomness - tMP King/Queen of Random 11 - Most sarcastic comment/user - tMP Danger Award 12 - Person who spends most time on tMP - tMP Saddo Award 13 - Crystal Ball Award - tMP Top Predictor tMP Banding Awards: 14 - Solo CD of the Year - tMP Soloist Award 15 - Band CD/DVD of the Year - tMP Gramophone Award 16 - Best new music of the last 12 months - tMP Musician Award 17 - Band of the Year - tMP Best Band Award 18 - Bandsperson of the Year - tMP Service Award 19 - Website of the Year - tMP www Award 20 - tMP Special Award - for outstanding contribution to the movement (tMP Team to decide on winner) We sincerely hope you enjoy this latest round of tMP Awards, and join in every single one of the categories to place your nominations and vote for your favourites! Happy nominating, and voting!