First off, a congratulations to everyone that was nominated, you all deserve a round of applause and a pat on the back for getting this far. Secondly, a thank you to everyone that nominated and voted, you are what made this what it is.
And here, we announce, those who you have voted as your Deviants of the Year for 2006:
Best New Deviant - GH-MoNGo (Prize: ODD feature from oibyrd +3 month sub donated by timmy64)
Forum Choice Award - electricjonny (Prize: ODD feature + 3 month sub donated by robinism)
Best in Chat - Chuckskull (Prize: ODD feature + 3 month sub donated by robinism)
Best Avatar - truemarmalade (Prize: ODD feature + 3 month sub donated by Step-Into-Liquid-516)
Best Signature - darkmoon3636 (Prize: ODD feature + 3 month sub donated by Step-Into-Liquid-516)
Best Senior Member - bellchild (Prize: ODD feature + Print from oibyrd's shop)
Best Chat Admin (MN@) - shutdown (Prize: ODD feature + Print prize from TastyOne)
Best in Staff - hexentanz (Prize: ODD feature + Print from oibyrd's shop)
Favourite Former Staff - jark (Prize: ODD feature + Print prize from arthaus)
Deviant of the Year - tExTuReMaTtIc (Prize: ODD feature + 1 year sub from timmy64 + Print prize from robinism)*
Congratulations to the winners, you all deserve to have received this commendation for your services to the site.
And now, as the Deviant of the Year Awards 2006 draw to a close, I suppose it may be customary to just thank everybody who made this possible. A big thank you needs to go out to TastyOne for helping me develop the concept, also to thank in that respect is Step-Into-Liquid-516 for helping to narrow down the categories to an economically viable list. Also, thanks must go to junoknight for trying to badger lolly for admin support. Thanks to Moonbeam13 for correcting the typo in our Nominations article. Also, a huge thanks to junoknight, Tepara, Azildin and cloude, all of whom kept me sane while I counted the nominations and the votes. Thanks go out to all those who nominated, and all those who voted. While your deviant may not have been picked, I like to believe you made some kind of a difference all the same. Special mention must go to the few who would wish to defy the rules and try to nominate themselves. You certainly did give me a laugh in your creativity in trying to sell yourselves. In closing, I would like to thank the sponsors, those who nominated and voted, and everyone who supported us. It's been a wonderful experience, and I hope to see you all again later this year of DOTY 2007.
Thanks a million, it's been great.
timmy64 - Founder of Deviant of the Year Awards.
Note: We will be taking suggestions on how we may improve the awards for 2007, so if you have any ideas, note this account.
* Prizes from oibyrd may be significantly delayed as she is experiencing a backlog from previous large projects, Minor delays may be expected from other sponsors.