Well this should have happened at the end of the season but for reasons beyond my control I couldn’t do it. Here we are at the start of a new year, how do we fill the time until the season starts again? For a bit of fun (hopefully) I thought we could do some forum awards for 2018. Brogan and cider_and_toast kindly said they had no problem with it, so here they are. I’ve tried to make this inclusive to all and it’s now time to hand it over to you the members to nominate your favourites for the awards listed below. You can nominate as many people as you like for each award. At the end of the nominations period I will do some adding up, find the top 3 or 4 etc. in each category and then we’ll all vote on them. I hope as many people as possible will take part in this process, it’s not about me, it’s supposed to be about us all celebrating this place we all love to visit and where we discuss a sport we all enjoy. The categories are some which were suggested and others that I thought up and hoped would be welcome. Oh and before I forget, Special Awards. If there is an award you think someone deserves for a particular reason, then you can either nominate them on this thread or drop me a private message if you want it to be a nice surprise. These I will have to limit to one per member though or it might get out of hand. I won’t be handing out any awards that might cause anger, distress or upset, these are supposed to be positive awards that make us all feel good, with any luck. Nominate away, your categories are: 1. Thread Of 2018 (which thread have you spent most time in and find most enjoyable?) 2. Best Avatar (who has the best picture by their name?) 3. Best PQR Thread of 2018 (they’re all good but which race thread inspired you most?) 4. Funniest/Wittiest Member (who makes you laugh most?) 5. Best Long Term Lurking Member (who used to be around but isn’t so much now and you would like to see more of them?) 6. Clip The Apex Treasure (who would you hate to see leave as the place would be lost without them?) 7. Best Predictions of 2018 (who was the smarty pants who got everything right?) 8. Worst Predictions of 2018 (who thought they knew what would happen but ended up being way off?) 9. Rookie Of The Year (which new member in 2018 has made their mark with you?) 10. Most Innovative Thread Starter (who has the best ideas for threads that make you want to read them, and better still, comment?) So there you go, to recap as I said above, you can nominate as many people as you like for each of the 10 listed categories. Any ‘special awards’ you would like you can nominate, but only one per member please as I can’t let this get too out of hand, sorry. Any mean or upsetting special awards will be ignored, I want this to be a positive experience for all, not something that upsets anyone. Thanks to all who join in, it really does mean a lot. Enjoy and get nominating!!