Now is the time to recognize the members who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and we need YOUR help. Can you think of a member who has made exceptional contributions to the community? One that impressed you with his or her total commitment to helping others, offering knowledge, support or just lifting everyone's spirits? Now is the time to tell us about it! We will be giving out award badges to members who have made noteworthy contributions in the following categories - 1. Suppurrtive Furriend - Nominate members who excel at providing others with an ear and a shoulder. Whether they helped you via threads or in PM's, if you felt like you made a friend here on TCS, nominate that person here. 2. Cat's Whiskers - Nominate members who impressed you with detailed knowledgable posts that explain more about cat care issues to others. 3. Pawsitive Purrson - Nominate members who spread positive vibes all around them. Support in cat care threads, jokes and fun in social threads and welcoming messages in New Cats On The Block. They may not always have care advice to share but they try to be there and cheer others up. Nomination Process: Make your nomination via a Private Message to any one of the site moderators, or the site owner (myself). Include the following - a. The username of the member you are nominating (please make sure you get this one right!) b. Which award you are nominating him/her for - Suppurtive Furriends, Cat's Whiskers or Pawsitive Purrson. c. Briefly describe why you are nominating that member. Be specific and provide links to relevant threads if you can. You may nominate up to twenty (20) members in total. It doesn't have to be in a single PM. Take your time and send more PM's if you think of someone else later on. TCS team members - moderators, advisors and mentors - cannot be nominated. They are all pretty awesome, and being on the team is recognition of that already Award Process: All nominations shall remain confidential and known only to TCS moderators TCS Moderators will serve as the Awards Committee. Member must be active and in good standing in the TCS community to receive and/or retain awards. Members may be nominated for, and be awarded, in more than one award category; eligibility requirements must be met for each individual award. Members may not nominate themselves for any award; all self-nominations will be voided. The Awards Committee, at its discretion and by majority vote, may elect to reclassify a nomination to a more appropriate award classification. Nominations will be accepted until December 10th, so you have just over a month to send them to us! Awardees will be formally announced by December 18th.