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Nominate your favourite programs and people for the 2006 awards

Published: 10th Dec 2006, 19:33:45 | Permalink | Printable

Bring your own shortlist

Is there a powerful program you can't live without? An application you adore? A particular person in the RISC OS market you'd like to thank? Well now you can by nominating them for a top gong in the drobe.co.uk Best of 2006 awards.

Following last year's controversy, we've completely opened up the system so that readers can log in, and nominate whoever they want to be entered into the final awards shortlist. You can nominate as many different people, applications and products as you can think of.

Any person or program with two or more nominations in a category will be entered into the awards shortlist. Later this month, readers will be able to vote on the shortlist to pick the overall winners in each category.

Start nominating now!

The categories are:
Best commercial product
Any piece of software, package or other RISC OS-related product that you have to pay for, including shareware and subscription-based schemes, that has impressed you this year.
Best non-commercial software
Any piece of RISC OS-related software or package that is available free, either as freeware, open source, or public domain, that has caught your eye this year.
Best event of 2006
Any RISC OS-related show, event, roadshow afternoon, or usergroup meeting that took place in 2006
Best ingenious project or idea
Something that doesn't quite fit the rest, a category for any outstanding projects or uses of RISC OS and Acorn kit beyond the 'normal' desktop reported on this year
Best overall contribution
Anyone or any team who has gone that extra mile in 2006 to do something new, creative and worthwhile for the platform
Top own goal
The booby prize - anything that may not have gone to plan this year
Can't decide
Choose this, and we'll try to find the right category for you

Get your nominations in before the end of Friday, December 15. Voting on the final shortlist for the Best of 2006 awards will begin shortly after the nominations form closes. The winners will be announced on New Year's Eve.


Nomination form for the Best of 2006 awards Comments or questions?

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Ok, I'm not going to give away what I've nominated in the own goal category, but here are some clues.

* Almost 3 years late * Cost up to £300 * No new features as far as the user is concerned * Doesn't work with the most useful hardware upgrade for the Risc PC * Breaks quite a bit of software * Pointless version number increment

Oow has that last one made it too easy?

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 10/12/06 9:20PM
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If it was only the first item on your bullet list, you could so easily be talking about *my* software - but the rest of the list leaves me saying "phew - he's talking about something else!" ;-)

 is a RISC OS UserVinceH on 10/12/06 9:59PM
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Thanks to everyone who has nominated things and people so far - I've tweaked the script after some people reported that their submissions may have been lost. You should see a 'Thanks for your submission' page after clicking on the 'nominate' button.

If you think you've been missed out, please do now try again, or drop us an email with your nominations. Cheers. :)

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 12/12/06 12:20AM
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