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2010 AcademEE Awards

November 18, 2010
by Jacob Russell

The biggest award show in EE is back, and we need your votes.  Show love for your favorite add-ons and developers and help them win accolades and devot:ee store discounts!

We've added two new categories to the awards this year in light of the increasing importance of Accessories and Fieldtypes with the growth of EE 2. You can head over to the voting page now to cast your ballot both for those and for our returning categories of Extension, Module, Plugin, and Developer of the year. We've also limited the awards to add-ons released in the past year in the spirit of this being a yearly award. All the nominees are well deserving of their spots, and we can't wait to see who wins. So what are you waiting for? Go vote! Winners this year will receive discount codes to the devot:ee store for whatever they might want to buy. First place winners in each category will receive a 15% off coupon, while second place will get 10% off, and third place 5%. In addition each first place winner will be enshrined on our AcademEE Awards page and get a special mention on the page of the winning add-on.

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6 Comments:

Euan 11.18.10

Euan

Great to see the awards up and I like that only modules, add-ons, etc released in 2010 are counted.

One thing I’d like to see changed is for them all to be in alphabetical order.

Also, for developer of the year… should that not also be for 2010 as per all the other awards?

In addition, the module I’ve voted as Module of the Year I can’t vote the developer as Developer of the Year and yet some names up there haven’t release much new stuff this year.

nevsie 11.18.10

nevsie

How were the lists generated? i assume you deliberately missed out top ones from previous years?

Jacob Russell 11.18.10

Jacob Russell

Read carefully nevsie, only add-ons released in the past year are eligible. :)

The lists of nominees are generated using a combination of favorites and high ratings.

Euan,  I addressed your developer concern on twitter, but I’ll repeat here for anyone else wondering: while we segment the add-ons by year, developers are providing a constant service through support and new add-ons.  Therefore we don’t limit that list as much, and it’s also why it’s a larger group to pick from.

Getting an add-on on the list is not a guarantee that a developer will be nominated as well, although it does make it much more likely.  Developers are picked based on a combination of nominated add-ons and observed impact on the community.

Order is random.  It could be alphabetical, but I don’t know that it will change much as far as the votes go.

Jacob Russell 11.18.10

Jacob Russell

By the way, the specific time range is November 2009 through October 2010,  since we can’t catch the end of the year and don’t want to be unfair to anything released in early November.

nevsie 11.18.10

nevsie

too true on the reading and not scan!!! sorry… I am still surprised at the lack of morphine and quicksave – perhaps my values are off, lol… be interested to see how the poll comes out. Cheers.

Jacob Russell 11.18.10

Jacob Russell

It’s not a perfect system nevsie, but we try to get most of the important ones on there.  There’s were a LOT of good add-ons released in the past year, and the rate is increasing, so it’s inevitable that some worthy candidates will be left out.  Next year we’re likely going to have a nomination process, where people can select from the full list of eligible add-ons to create the final vote list.  Didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to implement that this year though. :)

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