+ Welcome to Icon Appreciation Month Activity #2 - Icon Appreciation Month Awards!
+ To celebrate the end of an amazing year of icon making and icon flailing, we present to you to 2011 Icon Appreciation Month Awards!.
+ Not only do we celebrate the best of icons themselves, but we are also celebrating the best the icon community has to offer, from challenge communities to everyday people who consistently make us smile with their amazing comments!
+ Here's the deal: if you want to submit a nomination to one of the categories below, simply click the link that takes you to the thread. Comments are screened, so only you will know who you have nominated.
+ A list of the categories can be found here.
+ Nominations close November 27th. Then the voting begins.
+ You are welcome to nominate up to 3 icons/names per category. You may submit them all in one comment, or separate comments.
+ Please include a link to a URL if you are nominating a specific icon, as well as providing a username.
+ If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to let us know here and we will try to answer it as promptly as possible.
+ Don't forget, HAVE FUN AND GO CRAZY! We want to celebrate the amazing-ness of the icon community as much as possible!
Best Icon Chameleon: Nominate someone with an ever-changing style who consistently pushes the graphic making envelope
Best Icon Flailer: Nominate someone who is supportive in their comments to a multitude of icon makers.
Best Icon Critiquer: Nominate someone who consistently provided useful critique on a multitude of icons throughout the year.
Friendliest Icon Maker: Nominate an icon maker who goes out of their way to be nice and friendly to everyone they interact with.
Best Tutorial: Nominate an informative, well written, interesting and most importantly, useful tutorial!
Best 'Up and Coming' Icon Maker: Nominate someone who has developed their skills ten-fold throughout the year.
Best Texture Maker: Nominate someone who provides interesting textures for the icon community.
CHALLENGE COMMUNITIES (Note: Elite communities are counted in their respective categories).
Best Icon Challenge Community: Nominate an icon challenge community that you think is consistently good with everything an icon challenge community should be.
Best 20in20 Challenge Community: Nominate a 20in20 community that you think is consistently good with everything a 20in20 community should be.
Best Other Challenge Community: Nominate a community that may not fit into either of the previous moulds, but that you love participating in anyway.
Best Single Use of Color in an Icon: Nominate an icon with exceptional use of a single color.
Best Color Combination in an Icon: Nominate an icon with exceptional use of color.
Best Black and White Icon: Nominate an icon with exceptional use of black and white.
Best Close Crop: Nominate an icon with an exceptional use of close crop.
Best Center Crop: Nominate an icon with an exception use of centre crop.
Best Use of Negative Space: Nominate an icon with exceptional use of negative space.
Best Minimalistic Icon: Nominate an icon with exceptional use of minimalism.
Best Complex Icon: Nominate an icon with exception use of complexity.
Best Texture Use: Nominate an icon with exceptional texture use.
Best Text Use: Nominate an icon with exceptional text use.
Best Emotional Representation: Nominate an icon with exceptional emotional representation.
Best Funny Representation: Nominate an icon with exceptional ‘hilarious’ representation.
Time Machine Award (Best "Old Days" Icon): Nominate an icon from days gone by. Note: Icon must be at least 1.5 years old, and preferably from a more ‘inactive’ icon maker who you wish to celebrate.
Best Overall Icon: Nominate your favourite icon from 2011.
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