A timely mistake


We weren’t even close.

Valentine’s Day is the deadline for Kunkel Award nominations. Or it was.

We’re moving that up, and it’s your fault.

We’ve received 118 nominations representing 36 websites and webcasters, and it’s not even December yet. That’s way more than we expected, and there’s still a month to go. (All entries must be posted in 2015.)

So the new deadline to nominate a story or stream is 11:59:59 p.m. Friday, January 15. That’ll give our oppressed judges – all of them professional SPJ members but also all volunteers – more time to scrutinize the heavy load.

Originally, we thought we’d need till Valentine’s Day to beg the gaming public for nominations, and if we got 50, we’d be pleased with our first-year effort. We got double that after one week.

So it seems our projections were off by three months and 100 percent.

Want to make life even harder for our judges? Nominate more entries by filling out this form. It’s free and even anonymous if you want it to be.

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