Voting is now open for the Patron category of the Rose and Bay Award. This award honors excellence in creative crowdfunding, and this category recognizes those people who have supported crowdfunded projects both financially and personally (e.g. feedback, promotions, taste, etc). Everyone is encouraged to vote. Please read the complete details below, and then make your vote in the following poll. For more information about this award, visit the 2012 landing page.
What Is the Rose and Bay Award?
The Rose and Bay Award was launched by ysabetwordsmith (Elizabeth Barrette) in January 2009, and quickly gained additional volunteers. This award focuses on a growing business model known as "crowdfunding" or "cyberfunded creativity," which directly connects creative people and patrons of the arts online. This award recognizes exemplary projects and enthusiastic patrons. It currently features six categories: Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, Other Project, and Patron.
The award period for eligible activities spans January 1-December 31, 2011.
The nomination period spans January 1-January 31, 2012.
The voting period spans February 1-February 29, 2012. (Leap Day provides an extra day this year.)
These are the handlers for the 2012 award season:
Other Project: lilyayl
Please vote for your favorite patron(s).
Marina_bonomi, patron of ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl
The_vulture, patron of ysabethwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl
Ysabetwordsmith, patron of moonwolf1988's The Many Writings of K. A. Jones
Laffingkat, patron of ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl
Booraven22, patron of miintkwa's The Community Sponsored One Card Draw
Moon_fox, patron of ankewehner's Free Small Art 1 and Flash Fiction Fishbowl 2
Nekomata, patron of shadows_gallery's Free Sketch Day
Edward Cammarota, patron of Sketch Fest, EMG-Zine, and more
Meeks, patron of ariestess's Free One Card Draw
Morgwensraven, patron of ariestess's Free One Card Draw
Luscious_words, patron of ariestess's Free One Card Draw
Capriox, patron of Karen Wehrstein's The Philosopher in Arms/asa kraiya
Bryant Durrell, patron of mizkit's "No Dominion" Kickstarter