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Old 07-03-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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Arrow Addendum USA East Coast and International nomination thread for Best Trip Report Q1

This is the addendum USA East Coast and International nomination thread for Best Trip Report of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011. The cut-off date for nominating and seconding is July 10, 2011. We will then revert to a voting poll thread for the finalists. The two geographic regions for these nominations are USA East Coast (includes Gulf) and International.


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 in their region. The top five trip reports 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 among the fifteen final nominations (5 reports 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 should include the word "second".

Please follow these rules or your post will be removed. If you have to comment about a trip report, please do it on that trip report'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 thread origination date
 Trip report thread origination – From January 1 to March 31
 Eligible for nomination – From April 1 to July 10
 Seconding of the nominations – From the date of nomination to July 10
 Poll Voting on the top five in three regions – From July 11 to July 20
 Winners announced – July 21
Addendum Nominations will be accepted until July 10, 2011 at midnight and then this nomination thread will be closed.

When self-nominating the trip report you authored or someone else's report, please post the trip report thread title, the URL to the trip report, which of the three geographic regions applies, Date of Trip report thread origination, a short description of the trip report, 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:

Trip Report Thread Title: Repeat the exact title here.
URL: - this must be clickable to get to the report.
Geographic Region: State one of the three regions in the rules.
Date of Trip report thread origination: - This date must be between 1-1-2011 to 3-31-2011.
Description: Briefly, what is the trip report about?
Reason for Nomination: Tell us why you think this trip report rocks!

When seconding nominated sites, please quote the nomination post you are seconding in your post (Use Multi-Quote Option if you are seconding multiple trip reports).

The next step from the official rules will be:

The 5 trip reports in each region (15 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.
That is it for now. Send me a PM with any questions or comments.

Thank you for your patience with this process. As new trip reports are created every day, I see more and more people using the "Trip Report Prefix" designation on their threads which should make future Best Trip Report Challenges easier.

Last edited by SpearMax; 07-03-2011 at 06:22 PM.
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