Awards are given in recognition of out-of-character (OOC) achievement.
There are five categories of awards given at different levels:
Awarded to all members who meet the requirements.
Awarded to one member per vessel at the end of the year.
Awarded to one member from the entire fleet at the end of the year.
The difference between awards, badges, and service ribbons:
- awards and badges: Presented for OOC accomplishments by an individual simmer/writer.
- Awards and badges can be displayed on any and all characters' pages of that simmer/writer.
- service ribbons: Presented for IC performed by a specific character.
- Service ribbons can only be displayed on that specific character's page.