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  Community Awards 2016 - Nominations
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 01-10-2017 08:26 AM - Replies (11)
0Fellow Dawi Zharr. Another great year has passed in Zharr-Naggrund and the CDO community. So it's once again time to show our appreciation of fellow members with awards.

Thanks to Carcearion we now have some medals for this!

Our newer members might have seen profiles with some impressive Golden Cups, this is the yearly Community Awards. Members are nominated and voted for by the community.  

Only 5 medals are awarded each year, special pixel bling never to be awarded again - as such these medals are held in high regard and it's an honour to receive a nomination.

So with all this now is the time to get your nominations in.  REMEMBER: As in years past this is only for achievements in the year 2016. Anything that has been achieved in years past other than 2016 is not counted for nominations. So keep this in mind when nominating your fellow hobbyists.

So you guys have to do some work now. Go scout the sub sections, check the blogs, look at the dates and look back in your memories.

The categories for 2016 are unchanged from previous years and are as follows:

Best Attitude - A member should be nominated on their forum presence and behavior toward other members, displaying exemplary attitudes of kindness and encouragement.

Best General - This member is always ready to give advice on army lists, has very good lists of his own, and perhaps has won a tournament or two using his Chaos Dwarf army.

Best Hobbyist -A nominee for this award has contributed an amazing model, or models that exemplifies what a Chaos Dwarf army should look like: flawless execution of conversion and painting while adhering to the Chaos Dwarf mythos.

Best Contributor - This award will go the member that has contributed most to the cause of the Chaos Dwarfs.  He or she has done or made something that has profoundly benefited the presence of Chaos Dwarfs as a whole!

Best Overall Member - This member may not be the best hobbyist, might not ever win a tournament, but he or she has a great presence on the site, the forum, the wiki, the chat and whatever else!  They are dedicated to the cause of the Chaos Dwarfs!

What to nominate for?
The staff encourage you to supply the reason for your nominations. As these nice words should not be left only for the Staff, reasons will be posted as anonymous quotes in the upcoming voting threads.   If for some reason you can't think of who to nominate in a specific category, please do some research.  If you don't know who the best general should be for example, take a look at the Gaming section of the forum - some members shine through with their tactical knowledge and advice. Who's been posting battle reports, tactic and helping others with army lists? These should help you come up with a nominee.

Portfolio Post
Given the nature of the awards,  members are welcome to make a '2016 summary post' in the thread. Highlighting the best blog projects, count their number of games played, link their battle report section etc. It will not be counting as unsportsly or against the rules.

How to Nominate
PM your nominations to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to).  

NOTE: You can only nominate one person per category. If you can't decide which one, flip a coin! You can nominate the same person for different categories.

Nominations should include this:

Award Name
Member Name
Optional: The contribution that should be recognized and why they should be recognized.

As in the past the nominations will be tallied and ranked.  The top 3 members for each category will then be sent a pm asking them to accept or reject their nomination. If they accept they will then become an official nominee.

If a member rejects the nomination it will be offered to the person with the 4th highest votes, and so on.  This may mean if a lot of people reject nominations, or there are not enough people nominated in a category there may only be 1 or 2 people to vote for (or potentially none).

If a person does not reply to the pm we will work on the assumption that they want it and it will automatically be accepted on the behalf of the Staff.

We will not tell people how many other nominees there are, nor will we reveal who the nominees are prior to the next posts that announces the official voting.

The final nominees' names will then be prepared in separate polls for all to vote on early February.  After this there will be a 2 week public poll to decide the winners.

The deadline for sending in nominations is 11:59 PM EST (eastern standard time) January 24th, 2017. This gives a solid 2 weeks to get nominations in and prepare the polls.

Exempt Members
Note, any members with warnings outstanding will not be given the opportunity to accept a nomination. We will not discuss any of this with the community at large as this is only pertinent to the Staff and the member(s) in question.

The Staff CAN be nominated, HOWEVER, they must not be nominated for their staff-related duties.  For example, Admiral could be nominated for his work on organizing competitions and themes, but not for being excellent at moderating the forums (sticking threads, being sheriff etc.).  This way we are all on fair ground.  We are dealing with what we offer the forum as members, not as staffers.

If you have any questions, ask Admiral or Bloodbeard, we'll take it to the Staff section if we can't answer right away!  

Think about it all, find your nominees and send them in.

On behalf of all CDO Staff

// Bloodbeard

  Golden Hat XXVI - Winners!
Posted by: Admiral - 12-18-2016 05:55 AM - Replies (15)

Enjoysrandom Presents: The winners of the 26th Golden Hat competition!

"And lo, their might be revealed, thus beholden and tremble!"

We had a shining turnout of entries, with submissions spanning from dragons and giant war maggots, through monster skateboards and wolves, to mechanical marvels and mammoths. It was splendid to see all the leaders on their mounts! Takes Hat off

And the winners are:

    <1        <2        <3

1st Place - Golden Hat Winner: Entry #7 - Pappa Midnight
2nd Place - Silver Hat Winner: Entry #8 - Slavemaster Hod
3rd Place - Bronze Hat Winner: Entry #2 - Enjoysrandom

And some honourable mentions to Bassman and Jackswift, who trailed the bronze winner valiantly.

The entry key!
You can share your love for each entry by donating slaves to the owners of the entries!

01 - Pyro Stick
02 - Enjoysrandom
03 - Zanko
04 - Bassman
05 - Will Liam
06 - Abecedar
07 - Pappa Midnight
08 - Slavemaster Hod
09 - Kamphre
10 - Murkwood
11 - Jackswift

Slaves and medals are coming! Should you have earned a new Veteran's Medal (gained at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 main contests entered), please contact us and link us all your entries in all previous Golden Hat and Artisan's Contest competitions (note: Scribe's Contest does not count towards this purpose, but have its own Veteran Scribe's Medal).

And now for the prizes!

Congratulations to Pappa Midnight, who wins this painted miniature of the Dwarf female captive from War Booty of Ancient Times:

And congratulations to Slavemaster Hod, who receives this painted Goblin porter slave with amphora from War Booty of Ancient Times:

Further, congratulations to Bassman, who by extension as being on fourth place (the bronze winner was the contest sponsor, after all!) gets this painted Goblin porter slave with sack from War Booty of Ancient Times:

And last of all, congratulations to Murkwood, who wins the random prize draw and claims this painted Satyr captive from the Taming of the Wildman of Ancient Times:

A big "thanks" to everyone who participated and voted, as well as a big thanks to Enjoysrandom for his generous prize donations!

And that's it for this round of Golden Hat. Now let's see the participants' entries in the blogs. Wink

The Staff

Also on CDO: Happy Holidays 2016

  Golden Hat XXVI - Voting!
Posted by: Admiral - 12-12-2016 02:48 AM - Replies (34)

Enjoysrandom presents: The voting thread for the 26th Golden Hat competition!

And the lords beholden in their majesty, mounted their mighty steeds and rode to war and deeds of bloodshed, where fell fates and dark fortune awaited them all.

How to vote:
Please submit 3 numbers as votes by sending a PM to the Golden Hat account (a special account all Staff members can access). We had 11 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 11 slaves once the winners have been announced.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 11. There is no need to specify which one you think is 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Simply list the three that you like and we will do the rest. You are not allowed to vote for yourself.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM December 17th, 2016  EST (Eastern Standard Timezone). Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

    <1     <2     <3     <4     <5     <6
    <7     <8     <9     <10     <11

Album of images in case the attachments do not show up.

Remember, this round there is a slew of prizes up for grabs!

Great job everyone and good luck!
The Staff

Also on CDO: Happy Holidays 2016

  Happy Holidays 2016
Posted by: Willmark - 12-02-2016 10:07 PM - Replies (22)
0Happy Holidays-2016 from CDO!

On behalf of the entire Staff best wishes for a great Holiday Season! (whatever you personally celebrate).

Its that time again... The Holiday Thread! The Dark Lord of Hashut (aka) me has rounded up more slaves from the Pits of Zharr Nagrund. What better way to celebrate being Chaos Dwarfs than to dole out slaves?

Partake in the poll and see if your rewarded. Poll will run until December 31st.

- WM

Special thanks to CDO member Mostyn for the Santa Orc picture.

  Golden Hat XXVI
Posted by: Admiral - 10-30-2016 06:30 AM - Replies (93)

"Fly high!"

Enjoysrandom & Zanko Presents: The 26th Golden Hat competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

This round of Golden Hat has been sponsored by EnjoysRandom! The Gold winner will receive this painted miniature of the Dwarf female captive from War Booty of Ancient Times:

The Gold winner will also receive a prize from Zanko (won last Golden Hat by Enjoysrandom but donated to this one by him). The gold winner of the contest will receive 8 Titan Wargames Dragoons (4 front rank, 4 rear rank)!

While the silver winner will receive this painted Goblin porter slave with amphora from War Booty of Ancient Times:

Finally, the bronze winner will receive this painted Goblin porter slave with sack from War Booty of Ancient Times:

On top of this, there will be one random prize draw give-out of this painted Satyr captive Taming of the Wildman of Ancient Times:

Subject Matter: Mount Up!

For this contest we want you to paint one mounted character thematically appropriate for a Chaos Dwarf army; including Sorcerer-Prophets on Tauri and Lamassi; Hobgoblins on Wolves; Daemonsmiths on shackled fire Daemons, possessed lava waves or reconfigured Juggernauts; Overlords on magma golems; petrified Sorcerers on a palanquin or Chaos Dwarf priest on a slave-carried throne platform; a High Priest mounted on a baroque prestige throne upon an Iron Daemon; a reclusive mutant Chaos Dwarf mounted on a flying rune-carved column; a Chaos Dwarf carried upon the back of a slave Giant, Ogre, Orc or similar; or a cruel Dawi Zharr warlord mounted on a bull chariot; or Astragoth on mechanostilts. The mounts themselves need not be present in any evil Dwarf army list out there. Note that Bull Centaurs/Boar Centaurs alone do not count toward this contest theme, but will have a separate competition down the road (it is however possible to enter with a Sorcerer-Prophet mounted on a Bull Centaur...).

The rider need not actually ride on his mount, but must be part of the same base. You could e.g. model your rider standing at ease on the ground beside his mount, surveying the battlefield; or pulling the stubborn mount on by nose ring or chain, or pushing it forward by pressing up against its behind; or getting accidentally trampled by his mount; or hanging helplessly down one side of the mount from a stirrup; or even digging the mount out from quicksand or standing yelling in despair as his prized mount sinks into lava. (Note that voters however are likely to award riders actually seated in their saddles.)

Any mount and base may include as many extra models, hangers-on, shackled rivals, Daemon spirits, slaves, trampled enemies, crew etc. as you deem appropriate. Be advised, however, that less is often more and that more models on the same base won't necessarily be a vote-winner.

Now, let your imagination loose, open the stable and break out the paintbrushes!

If you are unsure if your entry will fit the subject matter, please contact Admiral and he'll sort it out with the rest of the Staff.

Basing is unrestricted and up to your discretion with the following exception: Display bases and plinths are not allowed, and neither are overly large diorama style bases. Also, only one base for your mounted character please, no more (though slot-in bases allowing you to e.g. field a monster on either a 50mm base or a larger 150mm base are fine).

Subject: Character mounted upon something, appropriate for the Chaos Dwarfs and evil Dwarves of other settings.
Bases: Up to your discretion. No display bases, plinths, or overly large diorama style bases though, please. One base, one character.
The Due Date: 11:59 PM December 11th, 2016 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)

Please read the full rules that apply to the Golden Hat competition before submitting your entry.

All entries must be sent to the Golden Hat account no later than the due date. Entries will not be accepted after this. (Entrants have approximately 4 weeks to complete entries). If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact one of the Staff. In order to avoid problems, entrants should not wait until the last minute to submit their entries.

How to Enter
Upload up to 4 photos of your entries to the Internet. Photos may not have additional text or items/models unrelated to your entry.  Next, send a PM to Golden Hat (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the links where the pictures can be found. (Note: This is the same as previous Golden Hats).

If you win:
- Walk across the backs of the cowed masses you have scorned and pushed aside, in order to take your place in the vaunted Golden Hat Hall of Fame.
- Receive the Golden Hat medal for your online persona.
- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 20 people enter we award 20 slaves to each person who entered. Entries will count towards a veteran medal.
- Win slaves in colour! See above for details.

Once all entries are received a thread will be created for voting and determining the winners!

If there are any questions it is best to post them here so that everyone can benefit from any details or clarifications that may arise.

All top three winners will receive painted slaves, and one random participant will do likewise, courtesy of Enjoysrandom

Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral and he will sort it out with you and the Staff.

Good luck everyone!

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