The results are in, and thanks to all who nominated and voted for the 2012 Feste Award!
This year's festivities were a bit subdued, no doubt due to the passing of a long-time Fool stalwart and greatest champion of the Feste Award, MichaelRead. Time after time he was nominated and championed robustly (most energetically by himself), only to fall at the last moment and fail to grasp the prize. But finally, he was over the top for the 2007 Feste Award. Michael was a rapier wit, an unparallelled humorist, and a generous educator; the very embodiment of a true Fool. We still miss him in myriad ways. Rest easy, Michael.
This year's winner is no less an educator; working tirelessly to express opinions and generate discussion of complex subjects and investing information. A worthy holder of the title indeed!
Winner: Yodaorange! [more]
The results are in, and thanks to all who nominated and voted for the 2011 Feste Award! [more]
It's that Fest'e'ive time once again. For those of you who don't know what the Feste Award is, check out the links at the bottom for a description and previous year's "Feste"ivities.
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As always, we'd like to bestow The Feste Award on one member of the community who best exemplifies our mission of Learning Together:
Because this is a community award, the nominations for this award should bubble up from within. We'd like to use this discussion board to accept your nominations for The Feste Award. In order to nominate someone, you must include the following:
- member name
- a few paragraphs detailing why this person deserves the award
- links to 3 posts from 2011 that exemplify this person's dedication to the community and to Learning Together.
We'll accept submissions through March 14, review them internally, and whittle the list down to 10 candidates. From there, we'll let the community vote to determine the winner of the eleventh annual Feste Award!
A few points to mention:
- this isn't a lifetime achievement award. The winner should be chosen based on contributions from 2011 only.
- you must list 3 posts (boards or CAPS blog)from 2011 that exemplify the person's Feste deserving contributions or your nomination will not be considered.
- you must write a few lines about why this person is deserving or your nomination will not be considered.
- the more thoughtful your nomination, the more likely we'll give your candidate serious consideration.
- Past winners are exempt from this year's balloting and simply take their rightful places in the pantheon of community Fools. Past nominees who didn't win may be nominated again.
- TMF staff, despite how much you may love them are not eligible, though I'm sure they'd still love it if you sang their praises.
We always enjoy doing this and hope you do as well. Have fun!
Explanation of the Name and Origination of the Feste Award:
Past Feste winner and runners-up: