Featured Bio Contest
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The Featured Bio Contest is an opportunity to recognize our existing members as well as to inspire prospective members to examine our group and join in on the fun. Furthermore, the contest endeavors to encourage current members to explore the SB118 Wiki and learn more about their fellow members and the adventures others have been having across the fleet.
Each month, the Featured Bio Contest Team reviews nominated character biographical wiki articles and uses the judging criteria to judge nominees. At the end of the month, one winning article will be selected from the nominees to become the Featured Bio of StarBase 118 on both the SB118 Wiki main page and through the Newsies, Reporter, and Publicity Teams. Featured Bio winners are granted use of special badges that they can then add to their bios. Additionally, a runner up will be chosen as the Featured Nominee for the month and receive an honourable mention on the forum and news as well as a corresponding badge that can be placed on the page.
Featured Articles and Badges
The Featured Bio Contest recognizes three types of featured articles: Featured Bios, Featured Nominees, and Featured Bio Contest Team Members.
|Featured Bio of StarBase 118 (Gold)
A nominee that has been selected by the Featured Bio Contest Team to become the Featured Bio of SB118 for one month.
|Featured Nominee (Silver)
The second place nominee in the final vote count by the Featured Bio Contest Team.
|Featured Bio Contest Team Member (Sapphire)
A biographical article for a character whose writer is a member of the Featured Bio Contest Team and has participated in three rounds of the competition.
Featured Articles may display special badges designating their status. Display of the badges is at the discretion of the individual author, although examples of badge placement are available in the Featured Bio Contest Tutorials.
Rules and Judging Criteria
- Contest Rules: Outlines how the contest is run.
- Judging Criteria: The judging criteria for Featured Articles (Featured Bios, and Team Members).
How to Nominate an Article
See someone's bio on the wiki that you think deserves to be featured on the main page and through our publicity and news teams? Then simply reply to the current month's nominations thread with a link to the article in the Featured Bio Contest forum!
Articles are judged using the judging criteria for the contest. Before you nominate an article, please ensure that it meets the following simple rules:
- Nominated articles must be of a player character played by a current and active member.
- Nominated articles must be either a primary or secondary player character. PNPCs are ineligible.
- All information in the article must be current as of the submission date.
List of Featured Articles
Randal Shayne was born in Chicago, Illinois on Earth, however most of his childhood was spent on Starbase 912. Both his parents, Eric and Heidi Shayne, were high ranking Starfleet officers. His mother was the station’s CMO and his father would eventually become its Commanding Officer. Both of his parents made Randal and his brother, Zak, a priority and neither child was left wanting for attention. Randal decided to follow in his parents footsteps and was accepted into Starfleet Academy at age 18 as a medical cadet.
Randal was intent on helping people the way his mother had done for her whole career. Unfortunately, the pre-med curriculum proved incomprehensible for him and he was far to squeamish around the injured and sick. After his first year he transferred to the Engineering program. During this time Randal had very few friends and focused on his studies. Randal was on track to become a decent engineer, until an instructor noted his above average reflexes and decisiveness. The instructor suggested that he would better serve a ship behind the helm. This led Randal to reluctantly enroll in the flight team. It was during this time that Randal began to make friends, felt the strong camaraderie among his fellow flight team members and came into his own as an officer. Randal was assigned to the USS Gemini right out of the academy as its helmsman and has made his career behind the helm of a variety of ships.
Featured Nominee: Oddas Aria
Aitas was born on Betazed. Her mother, Jissela Igre, was a Betazoid martial arts instructor and her father, Sakon, was a Vulcan xenobiologist. Her parents met when her mother was assigned to Sakon as a guard when he was studying large predatory animals in Betazed’s jungles. Aitas’ childhood was split between time on Betazed with her mother and going with her father on his research expeditions. Her happy childhood came to a quick and abrupt end as the Dominion War approached Betazed. Her mother was killed during the initial attack on Betazed. her father took her and fled Federation space, but were captured by slavers. The slavers separated Aitas from her father and never saw him again.
Aitas was rescued by a travelling El-Aurian author named Jakarn who bought her from the slavers. He brings her back to Federation space and arranges for her to be taken in by her maternal grandparents on Betazed. At age 19, Aitas decides to join Jakam on his travels and assist him. He taught her about diplomacy, espionage and encouraged her curiosity about Starfleet. At 23, Aitas enrolled in Starfleet Academy as an Intelligence major.
Featured Nominee: Jocelyn Marshall
Jalana Laxyn was born in the city of Mak'ala on Trill. Jalana's father was an Ambassador who always wanted Jalana to follow in his footsteps. Her mother, Caline, was a botanist who seemed more intent on letting Jalana choose her own path. Jalana didn't attend formal education institutions as a child, but was instead taught by her father. However, much to the disappointment of her father Jalana enrolled in a Trill Medical School to become a doctor.
After studying at med school Jalana knew she wanted to do more and enrolled in Starfleet Academy. She would eventually be contacted by the Trill Symbiosis Commission and joined with the Rajel Symbiont.
Featured Nominee: Aitas
Interested in becoming a member of the Featured Bio Contest Team? We'd love to have you! Send a private message on the forums to the team facilitator.
Please note, if you wish to join the team you must meet the following requirements: