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Old 10-03-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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Lightbulb OFFICIAL Nomination Thread for the 2013 Trip Report and/or Video Challenge

I am resurrecting this cool concept that was first successfully tested in 2011.

See that test here:

This is the nomination thread for Best Trip Report and/or Video for the year 2013.

There will be a pool of eight prizes for two time periods as follows:

1.) the first three quarters of 2013.

2.) the last quarter of 2013.

The cut-off date for nominating and seconding for both time periods is January 15, 2014. We will then revert to a voting poll thread for the finalists. The three geographic regions are USA East Coast (includes Gulf), USA West Coast, and International. There will also be a prize for best video in each time period. The video may or may not be part of a trip report and thus a compilation video may qualify. Spearfishing has to be the primary subject of the video.

Please read carefully the rules here:


Note the following member qualifications to nominate, second and vote from the official rules:

Members with more than 50 posts can nominate their own or some else's trip reports and videos. Trip Report and/or Video Originators with less than 50 posts can be nominated by someone with more than 50 posts in order to accommodate brand new members that have great trips to report. The top three trip reports and the top three videos in each region with the most nomination seconds are entered into a final poll. For ten days after the end of a calendar quarter, all members with more than 50 posts are then able to vote one time for their favorite trip reports and/or videos among the eighteen final nominations (3 reports and 3 videos x 3 regions).
Here are the specific rules for this nomination thread:

•Only post nominations or seconds should be in this thread, no superfluous comments are allowed.

•All seconds are to be placed in 1 post per region, with a maximum of 3 seconds in each region.

•All seconds should include the word "second".

Please follow these rules or your post will be removed. If you have to comment about a trip report and/or video, please do it on that trip report's and/or video's thread, not here.

According to the official rules, the following timeline must be observed for this thread:

 Diving – Any time in the 6 months prior to the trip report or video thread origination date
 Trip report and video thread origination – From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013
 Eligible for nomination – From October 1, 2013 to January 15, 2014
 Seconding of the nominations – From the date of nomination to January 15, 2014
 Poll Voting on the top three reports and/or videos in three regions – From January 15, 2014 to January 31, 2014
 Winners announced – February 1, 2014
Nominations will be accepted until January 15, 2014 at midnight and then this nomination thread will be closed.

When self-nominating the trip report and/or video you authored or produced, please post the trip report and/or video thread title, the URL to the trip report and/or video, which of the three geographic regions applies, a short description of the trip report and/or video, and a reason for nomination that will motivate others to second the nomination. If a nomination post is too promotional, it will be edited accordingly.

Please present your nomination is in the following format (using an example from the distant past):

Original Poster: Spearboard Name of the original poster or primary creator of the trip report or video
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Repeat the exact title here.
URL: - this must be clickable to get to the report and/or video.
Geographic Region: State one of the three regions in the rules.
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: - This date must be between 1-1-2013 to 12-31-2013.
Description: Briefly, what is the trip report and/or video about?
Reason for Nomination: Tell us why you think this trip report and/or video rocks!

When seconding nominated threads, please ensure that you use only one post per region for the maximum of 3 allowed seconds. Any seconds not located in your first seconding post for a given region will not be counted. Please also quote the nomination post you are seconding in your post (Use Multi-Quote Option if you are seconding multiple trip reports and/or videos).

The next step from the official rules will be:

The 3 trip reports and 3 videos in each region (18 total) that have the most seconded nominations will be placed in three separate regional voting poll threads. They will be listed in the poll in a random order and not alphabetically or by nomination seconding rank. Separate voting poll threads for trip reports and videos may be used depending on the response.
That is it for now. Send me a PM with any questions or comments.

Now, let's have fun with the Spearboard Best Trip Report and/or Video Challenge!
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