Award for the Best Manners
Including such fine character traits as faithful reporting and no sassing Your Great Master.
Shared between Sarah and Sylvia
The 'I Know It's Nothing to be Proud of but I got There First' Smackdown Award
The 'I Know it's Nothing to be Proud of but I Spent the Longest Time on' Smackdown Award
The 'I Know it's Nothing to be Proud of, and I Was So Enthusiastic But Stuff Got in the Way' Smackdown Award
Stacy (smacked down the month she joined in)
High Five Award
Aniket – who obeyed every rule, most months achieved only one or two points – but finished the year on a high of five!
Award for the Finest Poetry
For this little gem:
"There once was a fearsome koala,
came over sabbaticalala.
'Phew,' said her chums,
removed armour from bums.
In Oz — a marsupial ha ha..."
Award for Best Excuse for Not Accruing Pointage
Merry (she floated away with this one - it's hard to beat a flood)
Most Humiliating Smackdown
Me (Yes, I won this one last year too. I have a horrible feeling I'll be winning it every year. Unless some famous writer joins us. Then I'll find some way of awarding it to them…)
Award for the Most Points in a Single Month
Shared between Travis and JJ de Benedictis (both on 20 points, in different months)
In and Out Award for Most Inconsistent Reporting
Travis, were you all happy with your last award? Well, you get this one too… One month you appeared…the next you disappeared…the next you appeared… (This award takes the form of a lettuce leaf.)
And the top award…the person who spent the most time on Approves/Almost Happy… McKoala's Most Consistent Writer and Submitter for 2010 is…well, I thought Robin was going to take this one again, but when I analysed the statistics with more care….
In third place… Robin!
In second place… Sylvia!
In first place, my star of the year, is…. Pam!!! Eight months on approved, one on almost happy – that's hard to beat.
Or is it? 2011 awaits you my pretties… Rules will be up soon, in the meantime keep on writing.
Once again, thank you to JJ de Benedictis for the wonderful artwork that brings the challenge to life. (Ah, my pet...I'll get you some more tasty toenails in 2011, I promise.)