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
How You Can Help
As a relatively new award, Rose and Bay depends on everyone's participation and enthusiasm to make it a success. Here are some ways you can help that happen:
a) Vote. Voting is open all of February. Don't forget to check out the polls for all six categories.
b) Promote. Blog, email friends, tweet, post to Facebook, GooglePlus, Tumblr, or other social websites. Use the banners and icons. Hire a skywriter. Organize a flash mob. Just spread the word.
c) Share. If you're a patron or audience member, highlight your favorite nominated projects and patrons from 2011 and direct people back to the award and relevant voting post.
d) Speak up. Don't be shy. If you've been nominated for Rose & Bay, let your audience and patrons know and link them to the relevant voting post(s). Let your fans know there is a way for them to honor your project and the patrons who make it possible.
e) Plug in. Consider joining crowdfunding on LJ if you're not yet a member. You may also want to check out freestuffday where many crowdfunded projects are announced. If you're on Dreamwidth, don't forget to check out the Crowdfunding community there as well.
Vote for your favorite Other Project(s).