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I would like to propose the idea of introducing a few monthly "OTM"(of the month") events for this community so that we not only generate some friendly competition across the site but also give the members a chance to be recognized for their various talents.

Specifically, I would like to introduce this in 4 parts, which should be self-explanatory. If not, please do not hesitate to ask me to elaborate as I would be happy to do so,

Each of these monthly competitions would ideally work in two parts. The first being an open nominations thread for each of the categories so that the community can nominate their fellow members, and the second half being a polling thread where we would run a poll for the last 7-14 days of the month, voting on the top 3-5 nominations in the prior half of the month.

Member of the month would simply be a recognition of a community member who stood apart in the community during the month. They could stand out in a variety of ways such as a sheer amount of activity, contributions to the forums such as contributing support on a regular basis or making a lot of high-quality tutorials for the community.

Similar to Member of the month, Tutorial of the month is aimed to bring recognition to a community member who has made a great tutorial contribution that really stands out from the pact. This would be similar to the event we ran a few months back that @cracker won for his PCB etching thread

This would be a competition we could run each month, where we would have our community show off their various GFX skills.

We are a gaming community, so naturally, our community plays games pretty actively. Clip of the month would be the chance for you to show off all of your epic gamer moments and have a stage to show them off on.

Similar to AOTM(Artist of the month) this category would be directed towards video editing and would run off clips submitted from Clip of The Month(clip of the month) The winner edit could than be uploaded to the official GBATemp social profiles for more content.
 
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I would like to propose the idea of introducing a few monthly "OTM"(of the month") events for this community so that we not only generate some friendly competition across the site but also give the members a chance to be recognized for their various talents.

Specifically, I would like to introduce this in 4 parts, which should be self-explanatory. If not, please do not hesitate to ask me to elaborate as I would be happy to do so,

Each of these monthly competitions would ideally work in two parts. The first being an open nominations thread for each of the categories so that the community can nominate their fellow members, and the second half being a polling thread where we would run a poll for the last 7-14 days of the month, voting on the top 3-5 nominations in the prior half of the month.

Member of the month would simply be a recognition of a community member who stood apart in the community during the month. They could stand out in a variety of ways such as a sheer amount of activity, contributions to the forums such as contributing support on a regular basis or making a lot of high-quality tutorials for the community.

Similar to Member of the month, Tutorial of the month is aimed to bring recognition to a community member who has made a great tutorial contribution that really stands out from the pact. This would be similar to the event we ran a few months back that @cracker won for his PCB etching thread

This would be a competition we could run each month, where we would have our community show off their various GFX skills.

We are a gaming community, so naturally, our community plays games pretty actively. Clip of the month would be the chance for you to show off all of your epic gamer moments and have a stage to show them off on.

Similar to AOTM(Artist of the month) this category would be directed towards video editing and would run off clips submitted from Clip of The Month(clip of the month) The winner edit could than be uploaded to the official GBATemp social profiles for more content.
I like the idea. Maybe artist of the month could be expanded to include music as well?
 
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I like the idea. Maybe artist of the month could be expanded to include music as well?
That could definitely be discussed if there is interest yes.

I feel like music would need to be judged differently however as people have very different musical tastes between each other
 
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this sounds like fun! actually, right now nothing prevents you from doing it, right? if you want to, go ahead and do it :)
and if you expect some kind of endorsement from the forum staff, we can give you some front page spotlight somehow.
how about badges people can put in their signature after they win?

how about a "staff member of the month" category? (and if I don't win every month, you're banned)
 
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this sounds like fun! actually, right now nothing prevents you from doing it, right? if you want to, go ahead and do it :)
and if you expect some kind of endorsement from the forum staff, we can give you some front page spotlight somehow.
how about badges people can put in their signature after they win?

how about a "staff member of the month" category? (and if I don't win every month, you're banned)
Well technically you aren't a staff member, you are the big baows! And it would only be @Chary so it would be pointless :P
 
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this sounds like fun! actually, right now nothing prevents you from doing it, right? if you want to, go ahead and do it :)
and if you expect some kind of endorsement from the forum staff, we can give you some front page spotlight somehow.
how about badges people can put in their signature after they win?

how about a "staff member of the month" category? (and if I don't win every month, you're banned)
All of these events with the exception of EOTM(Unless we can find clips elsewhere for month one and get permission) can be worked on ASAP.

I wasn't expecting any endorsement from forum staff but that would be great, as it would entice more members to enter, who otherwise may have not noticed the threads

Instead of signature badges that anyone would be able to add to their account, what if we went a step further? We could give the winners a unique banner/username color for a month after they win, and have their names documented in a "winners" thread? This might be a bit much for the first iteration, of course, but there is quite a bit of things we can do to hype up the community here!

Where would the nomination/polling threads go? The edge of the forum I assume?
 
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