What voices did you have in your earbuds while you did chores, took walks, exercised or played games this year? And why weren’t you listening to the music and sound design of that game? Probably because you were listening to your favorite podcast!
There are some restrictions for this category in particular. Podcasts by nature are long-running, and they only get more popular as they go, so it’s easy to have the same old names every year. We are limiting this category to podcasts that have been running for 2 years or less! It must have started in 2016 or 2017 to be valid. We don’t want your old standby, we want to hear about the podcast you cherish in 2017, the new thing in your queue that you made room for, the fresh podcast that turned out the best episodes in 2017. Consider everything you listened to before nominating a podcast that fits within this time window just because it has your favorite personalities on it. We’re trying to celebrate and boost fresh voices working on new, recent shows.
All right, your mics are hot and we’re recording. Do we need to do the clap, or do you do a countdown thing? One more thing before we start, remember to bold your nomination so we know you mean it!
Q: Uhhh, sorry to ask, but... what are the GILM Awards?
A: Nothing to apologise for! Just head over to our pinned topic if you need a catch up! You can also find details on the process for the awards here.
Q: How do I nominate something?
A: To nominate something, you have to write it in your post and bold it, ideally at the top of your post. If we don’t know what you’re picking, we can’t count it. You get one (1) nomination. For a game to be eligible for the voting phase, it must have two nominations.
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You can make a list as long as your arm, just be clear. We welcome thoughtful posts about how you made your decision and discussion, as long as we keep it positive and respectful.
Q: I disagree with someone else's choice!
A: As per our Code of Conduct, be considerate about other people’s perspectives. There’s no need to puff out someone else’s candle to make yours a little brighter. Negativity is only going to hurt your case for what you love. What’s said in the thread stays in the thread. The mod team frown deeply on people taking disagreements thread-to-thread, like bringing up a user’s nomination in a previous category in a case against the present one.
Q: Someone already nominated what I wanted to, what do I do?
A: We still want to hear your thoughts! Be mindful of what has already been nominated, but as always, this topic is a conversation, so feel free to share your thoughts on what has been nominated.
Q: When does the nomination process end?
A: The period of time to make your nominations will end 12/10/2017.