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Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:13 PM
GMT Awards Ceremony!!!

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The votes have been counted and verified, the 1st awards of GMT has seen some extremely exciting results. The WTA's finest have gathered here today to present the awards to the winners.

I'd like to take this opportuniety to say thanks for competing from the board. Good luck with your awards and hope to see you next year!!! :) So without further ado lets' begin


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Here we go....

Jose.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:15 PM
:woohoo:
I wanna see who wins :p

Sexysova
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:17 PM
:dance:

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Steffi Graf Award
(Best Graphic Maker)

Nominees:
Niya * Poiree * Maryamator * Droolv.

http://www.funbolt.com/gallery/files/1/0/0/6/4/SteffiGraf.jpg

This was a 2 horse race from the start, voting was neck and neck until 1 maker took the lead.
The best graphic maker of 2008
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with 11 votes is:
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Poiree :worship:

'It was hard between she and Niya. But poiree deserves it.'
'No doubt, she bagged lots of titles this year and if those aren't enough proof better check her graphics thread'
'Without a doubt the best, she taught me everything I know about making graphics too.'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:25 PM
Huber/Black Award
(Best Doubles Pair)

Nominees:
Adal/Nikkiri * iine/Maryamator * drool/medina


http://d.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/20080615/16/1709912437-tennis-dfs-classic-2008-edgbaston-priory-club-day-seven-singles.jpg

Doubles means you have to put a lot of trust in your partener as you cannot win the match on your own. This was a very tight contest, 1 last minute vote decided this result. With only 1 vote in it thw best doubles pair of GMT 2008 is:
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with 7 votes
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Adal/Nikkiri :worship:

'they bagged most of the doubles titles this year and get along well '
'very nice graphic, with great colouring. Hope they compete more next year'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Caroline Wozniaki Award
(Best Newcomer)

Nominees:
Andreas * Corpsucle * 5ean * Shafanovic


http://jovencitaspilladas.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/caroline-wozniacki-nadal-novia.jpg

With so much new talent coming to the game this year this must have been one of the hardest to vote on. However one person must win. The best newcomer to GMT this year is:
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with 10 votes
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5ean

'Never seen a bad graphic, great effects!'
'compare his graphics from the wimby thread to his graphis now :worship:'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:34 PM
Dinara Safina Award
(Most improved)

Nominees:
Zvonarevarulz * Jovana * Medina


http://i38.tinypic.com/2rc4ju0.jpg

Improving your graphics is one of the main benefits of the game, and many people have improved so much. If you compare the French Open to Graphic Maker of the year it's apparent. The person people feel has improved the most:
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with 7 votes
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Jovana :kiss:
This is definately deserved, glad she agrees to play doubles with me

'Doubles champion and Singles finalist in GMOY, compare thqat to her early work. Such a great maker now'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Anyone but Larry Scott Award
(Best Tournament Manager)

Nominees:
Maryam (USO Doubles)
Andreas (YEC)
Poiree (Olympics)


http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/12_01/105tennis_468x497.jpg

Maybe this person should give Larry a few tips? A good manager is essential for a good tournament, a lot of work and time goes into making everything run smoothly. They are all deserving winners however the one you've nominated as your favourite runner or 08 is:
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with 8 votes
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Poiree (Olympics) :hug:
I know she puts a lot of time to making sure everything goes right, thank you

'Very organized and puts a lot of time and effort through!'
'She was really strict with the deadline'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Billy Jean King Award
(Contribution to the game)

Nominees:
Gigi * Andreas * Corpuscle * Tzar


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Billie_Jean_King_by_David_Shankbone.jpg/549px-Billie_Jean_King_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

There is commitment to the game, and then there are those that go above and beyond what is expect, whether it's running duels of always being around to help. They bring a lot to the game and it's definately appreciated. It was close but the perosn voted for the 2008 contribution award is:
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with 6 votes
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Corpuscle :yeah:
Thanks for all yur hels and enthusiasm this year :)

'I always see him in the graphics thread or GMT'
'I think he deserves this award :)'
'Always enthusiastic and willing to run a duel, great asset to the game'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Michelle Larcher de Brito Award
(Most Potential)

Nominees:
Jovana * Kenobi * Arturo * Heart


http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4999/ddbc281b1bbdd798f3e07bazi7.jpg

This was so close, with 2 people neck and neck right to the end, but a vote in the last mintute decided it for the winner. The person you don't want to draw in the future is:
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with 8 votes
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Jovana :worship:

Honourable mention to Heart here who missed out by 1 vote :hug:

'Great coloring, great ideas, and already a great graphic maker! '

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Marion Bartoli Award
(Most Original effects)

Nominees:
$uricate
Iine
Kai
Heart



http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200707/r158365_575522.jpg

These people are not afraid to try something different and take risks, whether it pays off or not they come up with some of the most interesting graphics in the game. This was another incredibly close affair however the winner is:
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with 5 votes
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Kaii and Heart :bigclap:

Ironically the voter who took the most potential award away from Kris gave her this award instead :lol:

'Kai. - I'm surprised by the things he can come up with!'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Bath Mattel Award
(Best Colourer)

Nominees:
Nikkie * Niya * Poiree * Enya


http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/08_03/mattekFTSPT2908_468x571.jpg

Colouring is one of the most important aspects of making a graphic and also one of the hardest to get right. I have no trouble saying this was the most competative and closest award this year. However the award goes to:
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with 4 votes
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Poiree, Nikkie and Niya :eek:

And Enya got 3 votes - if she had got 1 more it would have been a 4 way tie :haha:

'Poiree - very unique and artistic, no one else can come up with it.'
'Nikkie-tough decision between nikkie & poiree but i think nikkie has the most unique coloring of the bunch.. '

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Jelena Jankovic Award
(Best Blending)

Nominees:
5ean * Niya * Medina * Gigi


http://www.jj-jelenajankovic.com/media/vanteren/images/142.jpg

Blending is perhaps the most impressive skill Graphics Makers commonly use, frequently we are requested to blend hopelessly difficult pictures together. The person voters have deicded does it best is:
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with 6 votes
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Niya and 5ean

Another tie! :speakles: Niya seems to enjoy sharing! :yeah:

'Niya - Very smooth and no flaws at all'
'Niya- a great graphic maker and she is also a terrific blender..she made this banner once and it was really :eek:'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Mommy Vera Award
(Best Non Maker)

Nominees:
Andiyan * No Mercy * Audio


http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc219/5e4n/momy.png

There are a number of people who follow the game but don't compete it's their votes that makes the game go faster and i'd like to thank them all for their contribution now, this list was hard to narrow down. However the top groupie non maker this year is:
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with 8 votes
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No Mercy!!! :woohoo:

Hope to see you round next year too ;)

'he's one of the most active voters of duels and most of gmt's activites '
'I never saw the others posr there'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Daniela Hantuchova Award
(Biggest Disapointment)

Nominees:
Miami cancellation
5ean's w/o in USO QF
Poiree Fed Cup pull out


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/532/U2150P6T12D3561719F44DT20080328122313.jpg

Unfortunatleny nothing is perfect, something always goes wrong or someone always messes up. We look back and laugh at them afterwards, this year has seen some fights and fall outs, flops and *insert another f word* but we got through. However the biggest dissapointment this year was:
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with 5 votes
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5ean's w/o in USO QF :ras:

The other two got 4 votes :fiery:

'i was happy with miami being cancelled coz i didnt have pc back then and poiree's withdrawal coz we'llmore chance winning '

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Justine and Venus SF Award
(Best Match)

Nominees:
Andreas vs. Medina at USO
Poiree vs. Niya at Wimbly
Poiree/Andreas[1] vs Nikkiri./Adal


http://photos.killervirgo.com/usopen2007-venuslose.jpg

There is always one match that people remember for being an all time great, this was clear as this award became a landslide vote as people remember the epic match that was:
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with 11 votes
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Poiree vs. Niya at Wimbly

Those 5 sets were the closest and most intense of the year!

'wasnt there, but can imagine how great those graphics must've been'
'saw the Wimbledon thread and it was a hell of a match'
'great match'

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Maria Sharapova Award
(Best Avatar)

Nominees:

http://i38.tinypic.com/2re4jn8.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/20zcx11.jpg http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc219/5e4n/medals.png http://i44.tinypic.com/2jciyra.jpg


http://gossip4u.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/maria_sharapova_06.jpg

TThrough they look easy avatars are somtimes the harest to make, the fact they are so small means that few pictures will work effectively and cropping and colousing are so important. This yeard clear winner is:
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with 9 votes
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http://i33.tinypic.com/20zcx11.jpg
This avatar was made by iine :;): Congrats!

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Serena Williams Award
(Best Banner)

Nominees:

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/4982/banog1.jpg

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/4307/34444867wo9.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/34rt090.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/5ewi15.png


http://sports.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/serena-williams.jpg

The banner set is often the moat competative set, as it's size both allows more effects than an avatar but has far more limitations than a free graphic. The voting here was far more split as people tastes clearly differed. However the best banner of 2008 is:
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with 7 votes
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http://i34.tinypic.com/34rt090.jpg
This banner was made by iine ;) Congrats AGAIN!

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Ana Ivanovic Award
(Best Free Graphic)

Nominees:

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1899/gmtaward1eb8.th.png (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gmtaward1eb8.png) http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9910/gmtaward2vj0.th.jpg (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gmtaward2vj0.jpg) http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/8959/gmtaward3ts0.th.png (http://img367.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gmtaward3ts0.png) http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2462/gmtaward4hp6.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gmtaward4hp6.jpg)


http://www.rizzosports.com/AnaIvanovic%20Hot.jpg

The free graphic is often so open to interpreation a the makers imagination and creativity is reallt tested, this leads to some of the most awesome and eye catching graphics being made. This yeard best free graphic and also BEST GRAPHIC is:
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Can iine take the clean sweep?
with 8 votes
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http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9910/gmtaward2vj0.th.jpg (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gmtaward2vj0.jpg)
Made by:
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Poiree :worship:

Sean.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:44 PM
That concludes this awards ceremony congreats to all who took part and well dont to all who won an award. Those you didn't GL for nezt year :yeah:

Thanks to everyone who commented! :kiss:

Ksenia.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Congrats everyone!

Yay 3 awards for me :) being named among both best blenders and colorers is very flattering :)
And addition yay for our Wimbledon match, Poiree :lol: :yeah:

iine :worship: amazing banner and avie

Andreas
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Didn't win anything :o

At least I can be happy to have beaten the best avatar :lol:

Jose.
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:57 PM
I won Mommy Vera :lol:
Congrats to all the winners :bowdown:

Sexysova
Dec 26th, 2008, 07:04 PM
thanks for BJK award.. hope to win it next year as well :yeah:

congrats to all winners :bounce:

Poiree
Dec 26th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Thanks for all the awards :eek: and thank you all who helped me win them :kiss: I can't even count how many :awww:

I would also like to congratulate all the award winners :worship: you all did a great job in making GMT a better game.
:hug: for all the other nominees. Better luck next year

And a special thanks to Niya for that awesome Wimbledon final :yeah:

And I can't skip to mention iine's lovely New York banner as the best graphic of the year in my opinion :hearts: Well done :worship:

kai.
Dec 27th, 2008, 12:11 AM
thanks for the award, congrats to heart :hug:

but really i dont deserve that award :S i dint play the GMT.


and congrats to all the winners
:wavey:

heart
Dec 27th, 2008, 02:08 AM
thanks for the award, congrats to heart :hug:

but really i dont deserve that award :S i dint play the GMT.


and congrats to all the winners
:wavey:

thanks kai:kiss:
and for that nice comment too:awww: and btw im a girl:p
your part of gmt already you've been very active on duels and have a great graphics thread:D
good luck next year!:bounce:

congrats to all the winners too!:bigclap:

ArturoAce.
Dec 27th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Congrats to Everyone!! :rocker2:
I hope to have a lot of fun with you guys next year :)
watch out!! :p
:lol:

domon17th
Dec 27th, 2008, 07:28 AM
COngrats people. Although I know nuts about graphics making, but it's certainly fun to vote and appreciate the beauty that u people manage to produce. Excellent job everyone!

Nikkiri
Dec 27th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Thanks to those who voted for me! :D

Willam
Dec 27th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Daniela Hantuchova Award
(Biggest Disapointment)

Nominees:
Miami cancellation
5ean's w/o in USO QF
Poiree Fed Cup pull out


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/532/U2150P6T12D3561719F44DT20080328122313.jpg

Unfortunatleny nothing is perfect, something always goes wrong or someone always messes up. We look back and laugh at them afterwards, this year has seen some fights and fall outs, flops and *insert another f word* but we got through. However the biggest dissapointment this year was:
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with 5 votes
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5ean's w/o in USO QF :ras:

The other two got 4 votes :fiery:

'i was happy with miami being cancelled coz i didnt have pc back then and poiree's withdrawal coz we'llmore chance winning '

:nerner: Thanks Guys :worship:

Willam
Dec 27th, 2008, 10:19 AM
Sean i can't belive i was not nominated for Best Colourer. :rolleyes:

Whatever, people still thinks it was a dissapointment me withdrawing :p.

And Shame of you who think 'SEXYSOVA' did more than i for this game.

Ksenia.
Dec 27th, 2008, 10:21 AM
Sean i can't belive i was not nominated for Best Colourer. :rolleyes:

Whatever, people still thinks it was a dissapointment me withdrawing :p.

And Shame of you who think 'SEXYSOVA' did more than i for this game.

so sore :hug:

mckyle.
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:38 AM
I can't believe the Wimbledon fiasco(s) didn't get nominated for biggest disappointment :o A new fight every day :lol:

Sean.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:29 PM
I can't believe the Wimbledon fiasco(s) didn't get nominated for biggest disappointment :o A new fight every day :lol:

We were going to have a Clown Award, but thought people might get offended :lol: