B/R Tennis Community Awards: March 2009

Sergey ZikovSenior Analyst IApril 3, 2009

LONDON - JULY 06:  Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the Championship trophy after winning the men's singles Final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Lewis Whyld-Pool/Getty Images)

First off, to alleviate any confusion, a picture of Rafa with the Wimbledon trophy was selected because he is the current No. 1 player in the world. 

I've seen other upstanding communities that are a part of this network organize monthly awards such as this, so I felt this was a chance to possibly do the same for ourselves. 

I realize that to many of you, I'm still the novice member of the community, but I will do my best here. 

We'll do six categories, like most others: Best Writer of the Month, Most Creative Writer, Most Consistent Writer, Most Informative, Best New Writer of the Month, and Funniest Writer. 

As a general rule of thumb, anyone nominated must have written a minimum of five tennis articles in the past month and be in the Top 25 on the Tennis writer's rankings. Anyone is able to vote, but you cannot vote for yourself. 

Deadline for voting will be approximately a week from today, so you have until April 9 to cast any votes.

A few explanations.

Writer of the Month: Well duh, wake up padre. This one is easy. Who has been the best writer in March?

Most Creative Writer: Who comes up with the best and most original ideas for articles?

Most Consistent Writer: This should ideally go to the writer who produces quality articles on a routine basis.

Most Informative: Which writer has been the most informative over the past month, publishing articles on topics that you didn't know much about before?

Best New Writer of the Month: This award will go to a writer who has either been a part of the B/R community for under three months, or is either at the rank of "Scribe" or lower.

Funniest Writer: Which writer is the most humorous?

To cast your vote, just write in the comment section. Example being:

Writer of the Month: Roger Federer (brief reasoning)

Most Creative: Rafael Nadal (brief reasoning)

Most Consistent: Andy Murray (brief reasoning)

Most Informative: Justin Gimmelstob (brief reasoning)

Best New Writer: Juan Martin Del Potro (brief reasoning, again)

Funniest Writer: Andy Roddick (brief reasoning, once more)

Let's hope this is a success, now let's do some voting!