Hi All, Kimberly, VT staff here.
We know you have all been eagerly awaiting the return of the Barney Awards and we're pleased to announce that they are back! We will be sending out an internal message later this week, but we wanted to give you a heads up.
You can find out more details (when nominations are open, categories, submission period, etc) at this link. virtualtourist.com/meetings/...
Look forward to seeing all the submissions, I know there are some great travel pages out there!
Well thank Heavens for that!
As surprised as I was to be nominated and completely flabbergasted to be voted Member of the Year 2010, it has been a while and we are now mid 2012, give or take, so it is great the Barneys have made a reappearance.
I do realise there has been much happening on Planet VT and you have all had your hands full on the Mothership but it is great to see the awards back again, there are so many great members here who deserve to be recognised for their contributions. I'm glad it is a little while until nominations open as it will undoubtedly take me a while to make my choices, there are a lot of very deserving people out there.
Oh, I'm all excited now.
I have one choice already made for sure
Way to go Kimberley looking forward to it
Nice to see it's back.
Well it was all Glam and glitter last time so do your stuff Kimberly.
Will the Barney Mascots be in the warm up to the games...they are still around. Aussiebarney has just arrived home from exciting travels with Al2401.
And EuroBarney is eating me out of house and home in Belgium
Just feed him lardons, eggs, noodles etc. No problem.
He has more expensive tastes I am afraid
Excellent! I have a question concerning Rookie of the Year, though? I see the nominations must be for members joining in 2012 but we're only 1/2 way through this year. We have a few excellent, new-ish faces who have not yet been members for a full year at time of the award announcement but joined in mid-to-late 2011. Sure hate to exclude these folks - any chance of extending the entry requirements for this category to members of less than a year as of, say, June 1, 2011?
Don't want to throw a wrench in the machinery here - just wondering about giving some deserving folks a shot that got missed last year. Rookie is sort of a category unlike the rest as photos/video/spirit/best page/etc. are sort of ongoing, widely recognized talents among the established community where it can take a wee bit of time (longer than 6 months, say) for those 5-star rookies to have their pages seen by enough of us to issue a nomination?
Kate, all categories are available for contributions from January 2011 to September 2012. I have made it a little more clear on the page. So yes, we will be accepting noms for Rookie of the year from all of 2011 :)
You're the best, Kimberly - thanks for that! Sorry if I somehow missed the date requirements - was SURE I read it as having to be a member just since 2012.
Good to see the Barney Awards back :-)
Kate: I think we both think about the same member to nominate for Rookie, don't we?
I think you just might be right, Ingrid!! :O)
Is it the guy who joined vt this morning and promised me 17 million dollars?
I am sure voting for him as rookie of the year :)