[GMT] Awards 2009.
The second season of GMT has come to an end. Itís been an eventful one to say the least; there have been bitch fights and beautiful graphics, as well as the occasional Board Election thrown in. But now itís time for our annual GMT Awards.
Once again the Board has trawled the yearís tournament threads to refresh our memory and rediscover forgotten masterpieces in order to compile a shortlist for our awards. If you have not been nominated don't take it personally, narrowing down each shortlist to the final contenders is no easy task.
Those who have been nominated for the Beth Mattek, Marion Bartoli & Laura Robson Awards now have 24 hours to submit a graphic they have used in GMT this year to convince voters that they deserve the award. After this voting will open. If you are eligible to vote you will be sent a PM. Please vote for who you think most deserves the award rather than your best friend. And, once again, we ask you to please keep your vote secret.
In addition to the awards below, this year the Board has decided to introduce a special GMT Honorary Award, presented to a person we feel has been devoted to the game, made a difference and is a general asset to the game. This winner of the 1st Honorary Award will be announced after the other awards have been awarded.
And so, without further ado, we present you with the GMT Awards 2009 Shortlists:
Board Nominated Awards:
Steffi Graf Award (Best Graphics Maker)
Poiree, Reetard, Renalicious, Stadia
Team Williams Award (Best Doubles Team)
Renalicious/Stadia, Poiree/Andreas, Heart/Ksenia
Melanie Oudin Award (Best New Comer)
Yana, InsideOut, Acinolbaj
Flavia Pennetta Award (Most improved)
Taniaaa, Zvonarevarulz, ArturoAce.
Anyone but Larry Scott Award (Best Tournament Runner)
Sean (Wimbledon), Reetard (US Open Doubles), Andreas (YEC Doha), Droolv. (Roland Garros)
Hopman Cup Award (Best Exo)
Last Man Standing, Dulce De Leche, Fed Cup, Colour by Numbers, Some like it Black & White, GMT Factor Exo
Billy Jean King Award (Contribution to the game)
Sean., Sexysova, Reetard
Laura Robson Award (One to watch)
Michael., Kirinea, Acinolbaj, Caraleede
Marion Bartoli Award (Most original maker)
Renalicious, Zvonarevarulz, Yana, LizeT, Heart
Beth Mattek Award (Best Colourer)
Medina, Louisa., Kiristea, Ksenia, ArturoAce
Mommy Vera Award (Best non maker)
Broseghini, Daszmareli, SimplyMaSha.,skronck
Ana Ivanovic Award (Biggest disappointment)
Poiree & Heart Exchange withdrawals in finals, Constant Board Changes, AHS final fiasco
Kimiko Date-Krumm Award (Veteran Award)
Droolv., Stiles, Medina, Kai.
Player Nominated Awards:
Elena vs. Serena SF Award (Best match)
USO Final: Reetard def. Ksenia, 7-5 6-0 6-4 7-6 6-4
Dubai Final: Droolv. def. Poiree, 6-4 2-6 3-6 7-5 6-3
AHS Round of 16: Heart def. Kirinea, 6-4 0-6 7-6
Sveta Kuznetsova Award(Funniest Graphic)
Maria Sharapova Award (Best Avi)
Jelena Jankovic Award (Best Banner)
Serena Williams Award (Best Free)
Please Vote now....
Deadline, Monday 1am GMT
Vera Zvonareva * Ana Ivanović * Li Na * Laura Robson ......
Last edited by Sean.; Dec 5th, 2009 at 12:01 AM.