Drunk Duck Awards

2014 Call for Volunteers
Niccea at 9:10AM, July 2, 2014
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It is that time again. It is time for the community to rally together to put on the best comic awards on the internet…I’m only assuming because I’m not familiar with any other comic awards based 100% online…Even if there are, we are still the best. But, what makes us the best?
 

 
The answer is YOU.
 
At this time we need volunteers to start stepping forward to help get this inebriate mallard into the sky.  Here are the two most common positions, what they entail, and how to sign up (different rules for each one.) You can take an as many volunteering duties as you want. No artistic skills necessary (but they sure do help). 
 
 
Presenter
 
Do you like being in the spotlight? Do you want the everyone to see your art? If so, being a presenter is right for you. The presenters will have the month of August to create their presentation pages for the awards.  We have 36 presentation we will need this year. Assignments due by the end of August)
  
 Structure
The presentation pages need to have the nominees for the award, and leave a space for the name of the winner to be placed on the page. Some people leave a white space at the bottom and others leave speech bubbles. Either way it is up to you. The only rule regarding the presentation pages is that they have to be viewable by everyone. So, keep the pages PG at the worst and no slanderous/insulting remarks against other users/comics. 
 
Sign up
There are two ways to sign up to be a presenter this year. Whichever way you sign up to be a presenter please state if you want to do more than one page and any likes or dislikes for the categories. We will try to accommodate.  Also, please include an email to be reached at in case the site crashes (not required by encouraged). You can either PQ me or email me at niccea(at)gmail(dot)com. Please include “Presenter Signup” in the subject line. If you don’t wish to provide an email, you can also sign up here.
 
 
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Judge
 
Do you like telling other people what you think? Do you quietly observe comics like a stalker in the corner? Consider judging. The judges are the heart and soul of the awards. It is up to them to decide the winners from each category. This is also done during the month of August. 31 categories are going to be entrusted to their care this year.
 
Structure
Judges, though they are not expected to be professional art critics, are required to put some thought behind their decision. The best way for judges to show this is to do a pro and con comparison of the nominees. Though anything is all right as long as it is easy to see that some thought went into picking the winner. Judges are only responsible for reading the last year’s worth of comics for the nominees. (July 2013 – August 2014). The only exception to this is the Best Completed Comic where the judges are encouraged to read the entire comic.
 
Sign Up
If you already have an account on the Judges’ Forum. Go ahead and go to the thread set aside for judging sign ups and sign up. 
If you haven’t made an account yet,  go ahead and create one.  Post here or PQ me with the user name that you have used, so I know to activate the account. From there you can sign up to be a judge for this year on the forum. 
Please remember to post on the sign up thread on the other forum, so we know for sure that you are signing up to judge.
 
 

 
 
Other Opportunities
 
If you wish to contribute in any other way, please let me know here or by PQ. The comic could be beatified with a proper layout, extra pages are always accepted, and it would be great to have a volunteer wrangler. These are just some suggestions. Do what you do best.
 
 
 
Have at it.
Genejoke at 2:41AM, July 7, 2014
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I'll judge and present.
jgib99 at 9:34PM, July 7, 2014
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I'm ready to be a presenter again!! 
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PBandJ at 9:22AM, July 15, 2014
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Count me in for a Presenter. :)
Call Me Tom at 11:23AM, July 15, 2014
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I'll present.
Asbin at 5:43AM, July 16, 2014
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I'll gladly present
shastab24 at 2:03PM, July 18, 2014
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I've already sent a PQ, but I guess I can say here that I can present.
Niccea at 12:04PM, July 27, 2014
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We are doing good in recruiting presenters, but we need a lot more judges. So far, only two people have stepped up, and I thank them. However, if there are not more judges signing up, I will have to cancel this years' awards. Last time we did a bit of a rush job on the judging and had to resort to some rather drastic measures, but we still got it done. I don't want to go through with that again. If you want to safe the awards, look into judging. You don't have to be an experienced art critic, you just have to say who wins and why they win and be prepared to debate with your fellow judges.
meemjar at 1:20PM, July 27, 2014
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I'd like to voluteer as a judge but I don't know where to sign up and select the catagories I wish to judge in unless you have no choice and must take was is given. I'm ok with it either way, but please just direct me to the judgeing section to sign up.
Niccea at 1:50PM, July 27, 2014
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Judging Signups:
Step 1: Create an account on the Judges' Forum
 
Step 2: PQ or post you username here for me to approve the account.
 
Step 3: If you have any likes or dislikes, post them here once your account is set up.
kawaiidaigakusei at 2:53PM, July 27, 2014
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Hello! I just signed up to be a judge.

Username: kawaiidaigakusei
darrell at 5:43PM, July 27, 2014
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Registering as a judge this year. User name: darrell
Niccea at 6:29PM, July 27, 2014
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Approved Kawaii and Darrell
AnisykesComics at 6:42AM, July 28, 2014
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I'd like to be a presenter
strixvanallen at 9:42PM, July 28, 2014
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Presenting myself for judge duty! o/
PBandJ at 9:19AM, July 29, 2014
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Volunteering for judging! :)
 
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kawaiidaigakusei at 4:09PM, July 29, 2014
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KimLuster, VinoMas, and Zac have all mentioned that they are interested in Judging on the front page newspost.
Niccea at 7:46PM, July 29, 2014
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Approved accounts for PBandJ, strixvanallen , and Zac.
Waiting on registrations for VinoMas and Kim. Already in discussion with Kim, though.
Call Me Tom at 7:56PM, July 29, 2014
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I sign on a a judge of last last result.
Dragonaur at 10:13PM, July 29, 2014
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I've signed up on the judges forum.
KimLuster at 6:18AM, July 30, 2014
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I registered in the Judges forum, and I'll do a presentation (thought I'd already volunteered for that part… oh well)
Niccea at 6:19PM, July 30, 2014
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Approved accounts for Kim and Dragon
KimLuster at 4:38AM, Aug. 1, 2014
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So, the big question… do we now have enough judges to not cancel the awards? :)
Niccea at 9:03AM, Aug. 3, 2014
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Don't have as many as I would like, but if we can pull together, it can work.
 
 

It is…acceptable.
 
 
I'm compiling nominees right now. I will post an announcement about tiebreakers seperately (if needed).
last edited on Aug. 3, 2014 9:17AM
fallopiancrusader at 7:16PM, Aug. 3, 2014
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I'm just reading this now. If you still need more judges, I can work as a judge.
Niccea at 6:37PM, Aug. 4, 2014
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There is always room for more.
PIT_FACE at 4:51AM, Aug. 7, 2014
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Hey, Niccea! I can judge a catagory.
Niccea at 8:23PM, Aug. 8, 2014
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Just need an account on the judges' forum
KimLuster at 7:34PM, Aug. 9, 2014
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Sweetness!  So now that nominations are out, how will we know what cateories we'll be judging?  PQ?  Judge's' forum?  If it's been said I missed it :)
Niccea at 8:21PM, Aug. 9, 2014
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Yes Judges forum. Within a week everything should be up and running

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