nice, be good - and win the SUN Awards!
18, 2004 - by Bimbo NL
There exists kindness
in SimNation! Some sims are nice and unselfish, and you might be one of
those. This Spring the SUN hosts the SUN Awards in order to recognize our
better side. Read on to learn how your hood can participate.
at the SimCity Airport, a dreadful weather and my aching feet put a stop
to my plans of visiting Starr Grey in her private environment, I wanted
to show her that being trendy can also be a good and unselfish thing. But
instead we had to arrange the interview via email.
These days the SUN (Sims
United Neighbourhoods) is scheduling the take off for the soon to come
SUN Awards. A chance for us all to stand out in a positive way.
Starr Grey, your main
job at the time as a SUN core member is operating the SUN Awards. What
exactly is this award about?
The SUN Awards is a contest
focusing on kindness & community spirit. There are three catergories:
Community Spirit Award focusing on community service, Good Neighbor Award,
focusing on good old-fashioned “neighborliness” and SUN Hood of the Year,
which is for Hoods with meaningful SUN community participation. We wanted
to have a contest that rewarded sims because of something unselfish. Not
necessarily a local hero, but close to it.
Who can participate and
what would they have to do to win?
Anyone can enter all the
catergories, however to promote fairness, the SUN Core Hoods are restricted
from entering the SUN Hood of the Year event. All Hoods should hold local
events to select the local winners for each category and the local winners
would be submitted to the SUN Core for the SUN Event by March 21st.
Only one SIM can be submitted
per category per hood. Which means that, for example, only your name could
be submitted for the Good Neighbor Award, not your name and say...Juliana's
name. But your name could be submitted for the Good Neighbor Award and
Juliana's name submited for the Community Spirit Award. Do you see what
Of course I do, but I
don't even know my neighbours very well because they are not so - ehm,
trendy. But I don't quite get it how the candidates will be chosen and
the winners picked?
All entries to the SUN Event
will be considered and the SUN Core Group has a criteria list to consider
for each catergory in judging. For example, the Community Spirit Award
candidates the significant impact of thier contributions and efforts, innovativeness
of the contributions and efforts extended in order to perform community
service are considered.
Pleaze, tell us more about
the local events!
It is suggested that Hoods
hold local events, for example: Greymount is planning to hold a local event
and then submit our winners to the SUN Event. But anyone is able to directly
submit a name-however, since only ONE SIM PER HOOD can be submitted for
EACH CATEGORY, it is suggested that the Hood chooses a representative.
The goal is to have a nominee
from each hood, similar to those beauty pagents you hear about all the
time. We suggest that each resident suggests a sim to thier hood rep, or
another individual in charge of selecting the representative, and that
sim submits each name.
Will SUN Awards be excluding
hoods that are not registered with SUN?
Yes, SUN Awards is for SUN
participating hoods only, but pending hoods are eligible, too. So it will
be enough to submit a first registration
before entering the contest.
What are the prizes and
how will the winners be announced and celebrated?
Each winner will recieve
a custom designed plaque from Chris JB and the two runner-ups will receive
a wonderful bouquet of flowers. We are still discussing if a monetary contribution
and a trophy will be included as well. More details on this will be posted
Will there be a coolness
Uh, no. A coolness award
is not at all what we're promoting, besides, coolness can't exactly be
Do you think it's typical
for sims of today to be more selfish than our great-grandparents were?
But of course! We have so
much more than our ancestors, like magazines, lavish vacation resorts,
tons and tons of shopping options. They had to make due with a selection
of perhaps three beds, while now we have hundreds to chose from! We can't
help but be more selfish!!
Well, lets all prove that
sims can be nice and kind and have a huge heary, and all those other not
so trendy terms, too. If you know a local sim who you think would deserve
a nomination, notify the hood's local council or spokes sim to arrange
a local election. Your final nominations should be posted to SUN via the
web form available at the SUN main page!
Photo: Starr Grey is both
a superstar and SUN core member.