2017Awards

Award Categories for the 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life

The Awards cover various areas such as fundraising in and out of Second Life, campsite design and fundraising, mission representation, designer areas, new and returning team participation, and the Spirit of Relay Award for team and individual, just to name a few.

HALFWAY THERE AWARDS  

The Fundraising Club celebrates the teams at the midway point, when a Fundraising Club Ribbon, representing the teams combined fundraising totals, will be presented during the Halfway There event.

A Dashboard Participation Ribbon will also be presented at the Halfway There event. This ribbon is presented to each team who has registered on the Fundraising Dashboard site and have received at least one donation of any amount of $25.00 USD or more. The cutoff for these award levels for inclusion at the Halfway There event is 8pm SLT May 4.

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RELAY WEEKEND AWARDS  (PRESENTED AT CLOSING CEREMONIES JULY 16)

cancer education awareness award

For teams that choose to participate

  • Source of content must come from cancer.org
  • The experience should be interactive
  • Judges scoring will be based on how the information is incorporated into the experience, the interactive experience, and the quality of the build
  • Teams must sign up in advance to compete for this award via a registration form distributed by the Awards Committee.

Entries Due: No later than 8pm slt on July 13 (ONE entry per team may be submitted via a registration form available online) Dates Judged: July 12, 9am SLT, ending July 14, 8pm SLT Judges: up to 5 Judges
Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams

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THE INVENTIVE CREATIVE FUNDRAISING AWARD

For teams that choose to participate

Awarded for the unique, creative and successful method of RFL fundraising at the team campsite.  For the first 3 criteria below, judges will score entries on a scale of 0-5, 5 being the best score. For “Judges Favorite”, each judge will score a “5” for only one entry considered to be his or her favorite. For “Popular Vote”, each team captain will score a “5” for only one entry considered to be the team’s favorite.

  • Fundraising (Worth 30% of final score) – The fundraising aspect must be an interactive component of the campsite build.
  • Originality (Worth 25% of final score) – Break the box! Is the concept and/or item unique and creative?
  • Presentation (Worth 25% of final score) – based on inspiration, ambiance and quality of the build. Judge’s Favorite (Worth 10% of final score) – Each judge will choose their personal favorite by awarding a 5 to one entry.
  • Popular Vote (Worth 10% of final score) – Each RFL volunteer has the opportunity to cast ONE vote.

Entries Due: No later than 8pm slt on July 13 (ONE entry per team may be submitted via a registration form available online) Dates Judged: July 12, 9am SLT, ending July 14, 8pm SLT Judges: up to 5 Judges
Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams

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best theme decorated campsite award

Automatic entry for all campsites

Awarded for the all-around design interpretation of the RFL of SL 2017 ‘Passport To Hope’ theme.

  • Must include some Relay For Life and / or American Cancer Society Mission information at the campsite.
  • For the first 3 criteria below, judges will score entries on a scale of 0-5, 5 being the best score.
  • For “Judges Favorite”, each judge will score a “5” for only one entry considered to be his or her favorite.
  • For “Popular Vote”, each team captain will score a “5” for only one entry considered to be the team’s favorite.
  • Theme (Worth 30% of final score) – Does the campsite reflect this year’s theme – Passport To Hope.?
  • Creativity (Worth 25% of final score) – Is the campsite design creative and eye catching?
  • Informative (Worth 25% of final score) – Is there mention of the ACS Mission or Relay For Life Facts on display in the campsite?
  • Judge’s Favorite (Worth 10% of final score) – Each judge will choose their personal favorite by awarding a 5 to one entry.
  • Popular Vote (Worth 10% of final score) – Each team captain, after discussion with their team, will award a 5 to one favorite entry.

Entries Due: Automatic entry for ALL campsites, no submission required.
Dates Judged: July 12, 9am SLT, ending July 14, 8pm SLT
Judges: up to 5 Judges
Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams

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DESIGNER SIM AWARD

Automatic entry for all designer sim builds

Awarded for the design team build that captures the essence, reality and scale of the real or imaginary worlds they represent, and truly gives a world to call our own for a brief and unforgettable moment in time.

  • For the first 3 criteria below, judges will score entries on a scale of 0-5, 5 being the best score.
  • For “Judges Favorite”, each judge will score a “5” for only one entry considered to be his or her favorite.
  • For “Popular Vote”, each team captain will score a “5” for only one entry considered to be the team’s favorite.
  • Interpretation (Worth 30% of final score) – Best interpretation of the 2016 theme, Passport To Hope.
  • Creativity (Worth 25% of final score) – Over-all atmosphere, ambiance and detail
  • Enlightenment (Worth 25% of final score) – Tasteful and enlightening way of incorporating cancer awareness into a theme. Source of content must come from cancer.org
  • Judge’s Favorite (Worth 10% of final score) – Each judge will choose their personal favorite by awarding a 5 to one entry.
  • Popular Vote (Worth 10% of final score) – Each team captain, after discussion with their team, will award a 5 to one favorite entry.

Entries Due: Automatic entry for ALL campsites, no submission required.
Dates Judged: July 12, 9am SLT, ending July 14, 8pm SLT
Judges: up to 7 Judges
Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams

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epic outreach AWARD

Automatic entry for all Mega and Mini Mega Multi Sim events

Awarded to groups, individuals or teams, who reach outward into Second Life to promote awareness of Relay For Life, it’s Mission, and encourage fundraising on a multi sim event level.

  • Promotion of Relay For Life of Second Life (Worth 40% of final score) – How did you promote RFL of SL at your event to raise awareness of the event and introduce the event to your participants? How did you outreach outside of Relay to encourage participation? How did you promote RFL of SL as the main stage star of your event? Did you encourage your guests/ vistors to join RFL of SL?
  • Inspiration (Worth 20% of final score) – Over-all atmosphere, ambiance and detail. Did your event bring a vision of inspiration to your guests / visitors? Did you organize enterainment that further promoted RFL of SL and it’s mission?
  • Fundraising (Worth 20% of final score) – Based on total fundraising for the event. Judge’s Favorite (Worth 10% of final score) – Each judge will choose their personal favorite by awarding a 5 to one entry.
  • Popular Vote (Worth 10% of final score) – Each RFL volunteer has the opportunity to cast ONE vote each.

Entries Due: Automatic entry for ALL Multi-Sim Fundraising RFL of SL events , no submission required
Dates Judged: During the multi sim event.
Judges: up to 3 Judges
Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

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NEW TEAM PARTICIPATION AWARD

Awarded to the new team for 2017 that displays exemplary organization and participation during the 2017 Relay Season and Relay Day event.

Judges will consider ALL of the following:

  • Does the team appear to be happy and excited to be involved in Relay 2017?
  • Does the team seem supportive of other teams?
  • Does the team bring a feel of enthusiasm and teamwork?
  • Has the team set a fundraising goal?
  • Has the team demonstrated creative and innovative ways to reach this goal?
  • Has the team reached outside of RFL of SL in their fundraising efforts?
  • The Relay Day Event campsite is taken into consideration. Does it appear that thought and time was put into the campsite build?
  • Are there cancer awareness or RFL Mission Facts present at the site?
  • Does the campsite reflect an interpretation of the 2017 theme ‘Passport To Hope’?
  • Did the team appear to always have someone at other team events.. present at events throughout the season?

Entries: Automatic entry for ALL teams, no submission required Dates Judged: Kick-Off through July 14th, 8PM SLT Judges: Team Retention, Team Assistants, Steering Committee
Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team.

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RETURNING TEAM PARTICIPATION AWARD

Awarded to the new team for 2017 that displays exemplary organization and participation during the 2017 Relay Season and Relay Day event.

Judges will consider ALL of the following:

  • Does the team appear to be happy and excited to be involved in Relay 2017?
  • Does the team seem supportive of other teams?
  • Does the team bring a feel of enthusiasm and teamwork?
  • Has the team set a fundraising goal?
  • Has the team demonstrated creative and innovative ways to reach this goal?
  • Has the team reached outside of RFL of SL in their fundraising efforts?
  • The Relay Day Event campsite is taken into consideration. Does it appear that thought and time was put into the campsite build?
  • Are there cancer awareness or RFL Mission Facts present at the site?
  • Does the campsite reflect an interpretation of the 2017 theme ‘Passport To Hope’?
  • Did the team appear to always have someone at other team events.. present at events throughout the season?

Entries: Automatic entry for ALL teams, no submission required Dates Judged: Kick-Off through July 14th, 8PM SLT Judges: Team Retention, Team Assistants, Steering Committee
Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team.

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BREAK THE BOX AWARD

Awarded to the team(s) that Break The Box during the 2017 season. Does your team reach for the higher fruit, look beyond boundries and find new, innovative fundraising opportunities. Does your team create exciting new opportunities and go the extra lap to support RFL of SL and The American Cancer Society?

Entries Due: Automatic entry for ALL advertised team events Dates Judged: During event. Kick Off March 5 through July 14 8pm slt
Judges: Team Assistants, Steering Committee Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

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laps walked participation award

Laps walked acknowledgements will be awarded in three tiers, based on the total of laps completed.

  • 1 complete lap to 9 complete laps – 3rd Level Recognition receives the Turtle Award
  • 10 complete laps to 19 complete laps – 2nd Level Recognition receives the Rabbit Award
  • 20 complete laps to 30 complete laps – 1st Level Recognition receives the RoadRunner Award
  • 31 laps or more are disqualified from earning an award recognition

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WRAP UP AWARDS  (PRESENTED IN AUGUST)

Top team overall fundraising award

Awarded to the team with the highest fundraising total – Linden dollar and US dollar combined.

  •  Award Contest Dates: Beginning at Kick-Off Celebration, and ending at the Wrap-Up Party in August
  • Judges: Official Website Totals
  • Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams at the Wrap-Up Party Awards Ceremony

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top team fundraising dashboard award

Awarded to the team who raises the most via the Fundraising Dashboard (outside of SL, US dollar donation)

  • Award Contest Dates: Beginning Kick-Off Celebration, and ending at the Wrap-Up Party in August
  • Judges: Official Convio Website Totals
  • Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

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TOP individual FUNDRAISING DASHBOARD AWARD

Awarded to the individualwho raises the most via the Fundraising Dashboard (outside of SL, US dollar donation)

  • Award Contest Dates: Beginning Kick-Off Celebration, and ending at the Wrap-Up Party in August
  • Judges: Official Convio Website Totals
  • Awards presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

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spirit of relay – individual

Awarded  to the individual that embodies the “Spirit of the Relay”. “Spirit of the Relay” includes an overall performance of the individual from Kick Off to Relay Day. This award takes into consideration the “spirit” of the individual, how they embraced Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society Mission, – SAVE, CELEBRATE, LEAD – and the enthusiasm displayed through out the Relay season. Also considered is the individuals participation in Relay activities, as a whole, not only in their own but other team’s events, as well. Did they embody the ‘one voice, one team’ aspect?

  • Award Eligibility Dates: Beginning with Kick Off Celebration and ending at Relay Event Day
  • Nominations to be submitted to the Awards Committee by: Relay Team Members and Committee Members Nomination (one submission per relay volunteer may be submitted via a registration form available after Relay weekend)
  • Deadline: July 23 7pm SLT
  • Nominations: Relay Volunteers Judges: Panel of 5 judges

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SPIRIT OF RELAY – team

Awarded  to the team that embodies the “Spirit of the Relay”. “Spirit of the Relay” includes an overall performance of the team from Kick Off to Relay Day. This award takes into consideration the “spirit” of the team, how they embraced Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society Mission, – SAVE, CELEBRATE, LEAD – and the enthusiasm displayed through out the Relay season. Also considered is the teams participation in Relay activities, as a whole, not only in their own but other team’s events, as well. Did they embody the ‘one voice, one team’ aspect?

  • Award Eligibility Dates: Beginning with Kick Off Celebration and ending at Relay Event Day
  • Nominations to be submitted to the Awards Committee by: Relay Team Members and Committee Members Nomination (one submission per relay volunteer may be submitted via a registration form available after Relay weekend)
  • Deadline: July 23 7pm SLT
  • Nominations: Relay Volunteers Judges: Panel of 5 judges

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dr. gordy klatt award
Dr. Gordy Klatt was the founder of Relay For Life in 1986. We lost Dr Gordy Klatt to cancer in 2014.  In memory of his pioneering spirit and steadfast dedication to Relay For Life, The Dr Gordy Klatt award goes to someone who has demonstrated the level of commitment and dedication to the cause…who has put the big picture ahead of their own interests, and whose footprint and legacy will always be a part of the Relay For Life of Second Life story.
Steering Committee chosen award

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Community champion AWARD
A Community Champion describes a person who goes out of their way to do good things for his or her community. A person who dedicates a large portion of their time serving others, selflessly and generously. This is our opportunity to honor and acknowledge the contributions made to RFL of SL by those who are not necessarily on a team or committee. It is our opportunity to let them know that their service to Relay has made an impact and is so very much appreciated.
Steering Committee chosen award