Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! 2007-12-13 12:32:44
Quick note: Check out this My Newgrounds thread!
Also in the spirit of giving, we will be giving Wacom Intuos 3 tablets to a select group of artists.
If you have made noteable contributions to NG and have been drawing with a mouse, please PM me with the following info:
1. Your name and mailing address - be sure to include your country, town, zip code, etc.
2. Your phone number, if you live outside the US (we need this for delivery in some countries)
3. Size, based on your monitor aspect ratio. Traditional monitors should use a 6x8 tablet, whereas widescreen monitors are best with a 6x11. Please specify "6x8" or "6x11".
4. Links to your contributions here on NG, namely Flash and art forum submissions. This is VERY important so present it well.
Don't get your hopes up because judging from last year, I will get a TON of requests and most people won't get one. And please don't post your info in this thread, only do it via private message.
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There is one more gift on the way for an even smaller group of people who made noteable contributions to NG this year: Our FIRST ANNUAL TANK TROPHIES!
This isn't some plastic novelty you can buy in a store; the tank was hand sculpted to match our logo and each trophy is cast from bronze. Our cost alone was over $500 per trophy! The base will include an engraved plaque so everyone knows who the winner was.
These trophies are so heavy you can kill someone with them. MC held an Emmy once and says ours is A LOT heavier, and that's all that matters.
Prize categories have not yet been finalized, but they will most likely be:
1. Movie of the Year
2. Game of the Year - Programming
3. Game of the Year - Art
4. Song of the Year (from Audio Portal)
5. Leadership Award
I broke game of the year into two categories so that one programmer and one artist will receive a trophy, not necessarily for the same game. I'm hoping this will encourage some very attractive games in 2008, because these are annual awards from now on. :)
The leadership award is for a member of the community who has had the greatest impact on Newgrounds in the past year. This award is open to anyone who has organized special events, collabs, contests, etc. We really appreciate the support of community members who STEP UP to make NG a better place, and this annual award is the least we can do to say THANKS!!!
We will be announcing nominees in January. Please respond to this post with your opinion on the following questions:
1) What should we call the trophy? The Tankies? The Shermans? Be creative...
2) Should the song of the year be required to be featured in a game or movie (like the Oscars)? This would encourage more collaboration on big projects.
3) What nominations would you like to make for each of the above categories? These will all be taken under advisement.
Finally, here's a picture of the trophy!!!