BitTalk.TV is hosting our own awards ceremony that will be broadcast on BitTalk.TV announcing the winners. We are in no rush to hurry up and finish and for this reason we will allow a full two weeks
Since other similar contests seemed more focused on giving away bitcoins to anyone willing to participate than actually doing a good job creating a fair contest, we will focus on rewarding individuals the proper way.
To combat cheating, add value to the votes, raise money for charity, and ensure that only serious bitcoiners are participating in the contest as contestants or voters, a microtransaction to a specified bitcoin address will be necessary.
To ensure a fair contest, no members of BitTalk Media, including myself, or any individuals directly affiliated with them may claim candidacy. Any nominations for these individuals will be ignored.
All finalists of the BitTalk.TV Best of 2011 contest in each category will:
1) be published in the BitTalk.TV magazine's January issue;
2) be broadcast in a special presentation on BitTalk.tv;
3) receive a free year subscription to the BitTalk.TV magazine (est. $30 value)
4) receive a FREE casascius coin in the mail!
The categories will be soft-listed on the official forum thread. Feel free to petition for additional categories if you believe it is appropriate.
Good luck to everyone!To vote for your favorite nominee:
1) Send 0.10BTC to 132kGxDjTyRjYRtsco9p99Y9uznSybskFg
2) Reply to this thread in the following format:
My address:All fees collected less cost of Casascius coins will be donated to the highest voted Bitcoin Charity.
Best Influence to Bitcoin
Best Bitcoin Event
Best Mining Pool
Most Helpful Bitcoiner
Most Interesting Bitcoin Project
Most Inspiring Bitcoin Start-up
Most Deserving Bitcoin Charity