Awhile back I floated the idea of a monthly award that seeks to recognize the valiant pursuits of the Eve Blogging community, and reward them for their otherwise thankless and sometimes Herculean task of bringing out content that enriches the Nation of Eve (thanks for that phrase,
Stan er CCP Pokethulhu, I will be using it for some time to come). I was not surprised to see that the idea was met with lots of support. Let’s face it; not very many bloggers can get rewards for doing what they do – and who doesn’t like rewards?
I set out immediately to setting down a rough format for the awards, as well as contacting potential judges and sponsors of the initiative. After a few weeks of doggedly pursuing this project, I am happy to announce that it will indeed be coming to fruition! Starting with the month of April, a select panel of judges will be selecting winners in two categories from among the Eve Online Blogosphere. Here are the details:
The Eebees, Brought to you by Evebloggers.com and SOMER Blink
Judges: Marc Scaurus, Ripard Teg, and Seismic Stan
Categories: Post of the Month (for best individual blog post) and Blog of the Month (for best blog over the course of the month)
Reward: 1 PLEX per winner each month, delivered by the fine folks at SOMER Blink
Rules: All blog posts having to do with Eve Online are eligible each month for selection as Post of the Month (barring media sites such as Massively.com, TenTonHammer.com, etc). All blogs having to do primarily with Eve Online are eligible each month for selection as Blog of the Month (again, barring media sites).
Selection is limited to once per category per six month period. Must have an active Eve Online account at the time of winning and be willing to inform Marc Scaurus of an active Eve Online character to which the prize will be rewarded. Prizes will be delivered in Jita by contract from SOMER Blink.
Schedule: Winners for the month of April will be determined NLT May 4th, with announcements made NLT May 5th. Prizes must be claimed (by informing Marc Scaurus of an active Eve Online character to which the prize will be delivered) NLT the end of May. This schedule will repeat each successive month.
Now, as it stands I haven’t got any sweet graphics made up yet for the winners, so if anyone wants to toss a submission in regarding that, please feel free to leave a comment here or hit me up on Twitter. Otherwise I will be forced to photoshop something incredibly corny. Winners will be announced both on this blog as well as on Evebloggers.com
Good luck to everyone, and remember: GUD POASTIGN PAYS.
Edit: If anyone can think of a name I like better than ‘The Eebees’, I will gladly steal the idea.