Awards are given in recognition of out-of-character (OOC) achievement. Awards are presented during the annual awards ceremony in June.
There are five categories of awards given at three different levels:
- Fleet: Awarded to one member from the entire fleet.
- Ship: Awarded to one member per vessel.
- Individual: Awarded to all eligible members.
IC vs. OOC
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.