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There are four categories of awards: General Awards, Special Awards, Duty Post Awards, and Staff Awards.

General Awards

Any member can receive a general award. One general award, per vessel, is allowed per ceremony.

  • The Order of Starfleet Merit and Achievement First Class (TOSMA): This award is given to members who show great dedication in their behavior, and simming abilities. A candidate for TOSMA I regularly contributes good, solid ideas to the plot and character development. They also take the time to edit and proof-read their sims to ensure quality in their writing.
  • The Genesis Badge (The Most Improved Simmer Award): For officers who show conspicuous effort in improving their simming skills.
  • The Scotty Cross: Given to an officer who shows extreme creativity while solving a plot dilemma or in character plot twist.
  • The Neelix Award: For extra, out of character, simming devotion. This includes, helping fellow officers who are in need of simming aid, running OOC sims, upkeep of wiki pages, etc.
  • The Nebula Bar: Awarded for achievements in exploration. Awarded to a simmer who has shown great imagination when creating new guest races, or expanding on low profile (already discovered) races, or new planets and systems. The recipient will need to have displayed an ability to create a convincing and descriptive, realistic environment/race which inspires other simmers or enhances the flow of a given plot.
  • The Silver Palm: Awarded to a simmer who has consistently boosted the morale of his/her crew. The recipient will be known to be able to add that spark to a plot whenever it may be lagging, or may be able to consistently bring enjoyment or a bit of humour to the sim, whilst keeping such sims relevant and realistic.
  • The Sheathed Sword: Presented to those to decide to inflict injury on their character, and then dive into the resulting emotions and choices in a realistic manner. The name comes from line in a Robert Jordan book where a warrior must be prepared to "Sheath the Sword" in his own body, i.e. to take a grievous wound to achieve your goal, in this case more realistic simming as opposed to an actual goal of the character like the established award.
  • The B-Plot Award: For those simmers who manage to show a good portion of the character's life despite the demands of the main plot.
  • The Russ Bar: The Russ bar is awarded to a writer whose knowledge of Trek lore is extraordinary. Named for Tim Russ, the actor who played Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, who was already a dedicated Star Trek fan before securing the role on the show.
  • 3-year Member: For those who have been members continuously for three years.
  • 5-year Member: For those who have been members continuously for five years.
  • 10-year Member: For those who have been members continuously for ten years.


Special Awards

Any member can receive a special award. However, only one of each award is allowed per ceremony.

  • The Rising Star Award: For members who show great promise in many facets of their participation in the group, and to whom we look to as a future leader.
  • The Kalendra Award: Awarded to a simmer who has performed (on more than one occasion) devious, unexpected plot twists. The simmer must have shown an ability to surprise their colleagues with clever plot twists that were relevant and plausible, given a particular plot.
  • Sarpeidon Award: Given to any simmer who has made outstanding contributions to the 118Wiki. Sarpeidon was the world in TOS's "All Our Yesterdays," in which the planet's population created a library containing their entire world's history. This is, in essence, what our wiki strives to become: a collection of our group's history and a simming database.
  • Data Artistic Award: Rewarded to any officer in the fleet who has made a consistent effort to enter each of the bi-monthly writing challenges. Most notably, the officer must have continued participation even if their submissions were not picked as the winner, thus sticking with the challenge and always giving other something exciting to read.
  • Boothby Award: For trainers who go above and beyond their Academy Training Requirements. These trainers display an outstanding example of dedication to bringing new cadets to our community. Introduced for 2010 ceremony.
  • The Xalor Clan Xifilis Award: Given to any simmer who overcomes any sort of disadvantage while simming. (e.g. - Rachel Garret was the first female captain: USS Enterprise-C.) This award was originally called the "Rachel Garett Pendant," but was renamed for the 2000 ceremony to to honor a respected simmer in UFOP: StarBase 118 who passed away in that year.
  • The Great Bird Award: This award is the highest honor given to any officer, and has only been given once in the history of the group. It is given to an officer who helps develop and/or invents a new way of simming, a new way of thinking, or a new way of looking at the Star Trek universe.


Duty Post Awards

Duty Post awards are given to individuals in a designated duty post. Only one of each award is allowed per ceremony.

  • The Prantares Ribbon (Medical): Awarded to those medical officers who has moved beyond competence to display a true gift for the healing arts in the context of space medicine. The officers given this award should display the ability to keep a steady hand in the often hazardous conditions in which they must practice, as well as the willingness to risk their own life to save the lives of others.
  • The Natasha Yar Pin (Security): Named after the Chief of Security of the USS Enterprise-D, killed in the line of duty, this award is given to those Security officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in protecting and preserving the lives of their crewmates, even at risk to their own.
  • The Voyager Medallion (Operations): Named after the USS Voyager, this award is presented to those Operations officers who have shown great skill in keeping a starship in working order despite near-impossible circumstances. The officers receiving this award have advanced the field of Operations, making sure duty rosters, provisions, gear, and even recreation time are available... no matter what.
  • The Sisko Tactical Cross (Tactical): This award is given to those Tactical officers who have shown cunning and bravery in battle. Master strategists, and experts in targeting and shield power distribution, these officers have done the impossible to save their ship and the lives of its crew.
  • The Phoenix Award (Engineering): Named for the vessel that legendary engineer Zefram Cochrane piloted during his historic first warp flight, this award goes to those Engineering officers who continue this tradition of excellence in the field of engineering. By performing their tasks with enthusiasm, imagination and diligence, by managing to make their equipment perform above and beyond its rated capacities, the officers meriting this award further the mission of their ship by their superior know-how. In short, miracle workers.
  • The Cochrane Award (Science): Given to those Science officers who have contributed greatly to the advance of science in the midst of their Starfleet career, by staying knowledgeable about their field, participating in the community of science, but most importantly, by placing their knowledge at the service of their ship and its mission.
  • The Pilot's Sextant (Helm): An award both named and shaped after an old Earth navigational tool, the Pilot's Sextant is given to those Helm officers who have proven themselves to be the best of the best. From finding a safe route home to flying an emergency atmospheric landing, pilots who have earned the right to this award know the importance of staying focused, and puts their ability to make spectacular maneuvers at the service of their ship and its mission.
  • The Order of the Valiant Heart (Counseling): This award is given to those ship's Counselor who have shown great skill in protecting the mental health of their crewmates, clearly demonstrating superior ability to care, assist, and comfort those in need. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty in assisting their crewmates with their problems, and in preventing future problems from occurring.
  • The Semper Fidelis Award (Marines): For those StarFleet Marines who have shown great skill in protecting their crew, accomplishing their mission, avoiding tragic loss of life in the line of duty, and upholding the values of the UFoP in times of crisis.
  • The Strange Medallion (First Officer): Awarded to executive officers who perform above the call of duty.


Staff Awards

Staff awards are reserved for officers Captain and above in rank. Only one of each award is given per ceremony.

  • Staff Member of the Year Award: For staff members who have contributed tirelessly to the organization through any number of OOC channels, while maintaining excellence in simming on their vessel.
  • The James T. Kirk Cross: Given to new Commanding Officers who show outstanding potential in the field of commanding.
  • The Sarek Star: Given to a command officer who shows great diplomatic ability in working with members and staff.
  • The Christopher Pike Pendant: Awarded to commanding officers who command their ship with honor and dedication, and help to provide an creative atmosphere which fosters outstanding simming.
  • The Shuvalis Diamond of Recognition: For long-term achievement in leading the Training or Publicity Teams as a way of advancing peaceful relations with "newly discovered life forms."
  • The Kathryn Janeway Award: For those captains which are MIA/POW. Given at funerals/wakes/memorials, to those captains which must show courage to lead their crew through the unknown.
  • The Picard Award: The highest honor given to those officers of Admiral rank. Recipients of the Picard Award must show an unfailing devotion to the club, as well as work continually on ways to better the atmosphere of simming in our community.