Featured Bio Contest

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Featured Bio Contest
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This Month's Winner

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Randal Shayne
ATF - USS Atlantis
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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.


Overview

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Featured Nominee (Silver)
The second place nominee in the final vote count by the Featured Bio Contest Team.

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  • 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. There are two sets available: the wide edition (seen above and suitable for display as a header or footer for a character's sidebar) and the standard award size edition (seen below and suitable for display in an awards rack alongside other awards and service ribbons).

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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


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:

  1. Nominated articles must be of a player character played by a current and active member.
  2. Nominated articles must be either a primary or secondary player character. PNPCs are ineligible.
  3. All information in the article must be current as of the submission date.


List of Featured Articles

TheoWhittaker1.png Theo Whittaker
June 2015

Driven, and focused with a history of rebelliousness. All three terms could be used to describe Lieutenant Junior Grade Theo Whittaker. After spending the majority of his childhood under the care of his father while his mother served in Starfleet, Theo made the difficult decision to defy his father’s intentions and join Starfleet.

After graduating from the Academy, Theo was assigned to the USS Columbia where he was immediately thrown into action. First there was an AI that had taken partial control of the command systems, then there was the discovery of a deadly weapons delivery system that had to be deal with. What does the future hold for Theo Whittaker? Only time will tell.


Featured Nominee: Cory Stoyer

RenosRed.png Renos
May 2015

Deviant. Criminal. These were the words that Renos was branded with on the J'Naii homeworld when ne began to present both male and female behaviours during different situations on a genderless world. Left with no other option, ne fled, leaving behind nir family and friends to begin a new life.

Mercifully, that new life took the form of a very successful career in Starfleet. Excelling as both a counsellor and medic, Renos served aboard Starbase 118 before transferring to the USS Apollo-A and eventually moving into a command role aboard the USS Darwin-A. With a new ship and a new crew to command, nir days as a deviant fugitive are behind nem... or are they?


Featured Nominee: Brell

Anen-Nav.png Anen Sonbef
April 2015

Born to royalty yet convinced he would amount to great things, Anen Sonbef of the USS Excalibur-A entered into University of Maahes upon reaching adulthood to begin his studies as a medical doctor. The university turned into a hotbed of revolutionary activity, and nearly brought the government down atop of him. Sonbef and his family were able to escape the turmoil of his home planet and took refuge in the Federation. His service record prior to his tour on the Excalibur includes time at Starfleet Medical Academy, Starbase 118, the USS Mandela, and the USS Halcyon.


Featured Nominee: Maxwell Traenor

Liani.png Liani
March 2015

As her bio makes abundantly clear, Liani h'Rhendria lyr'Theel'zhiin (or as her friends know her, Liani ) may be many things, but engineer, HCO, and tribble whisperer are not among them. Instead, this science officer of the USS Apollo-A previously served as a medical officer aboard the USS Atlantis, working with fellow Andorian Dr. Shar'Wyn Foster. Proud of her accomplishment of having become a Starfleet officer, Liani's personal goal is to help save her subset of the Andorian species from extinction.

Always dressed with footwear of impeccable taste, Liani loves being around people and enjoys social games of chance and learning new musical styles and instruments in addition to her scientific and medical interests. She also enjoys cooking and experimenting with mixing different cultural culinary traditions (for science!). All in all, she's quite the motivated officer. Heaven help us if she gets her hands on the controls of that Defiant class she covets.


Featured Nominee: Udas

KaelThomas.jpg Kael Thomas
February 2015

Kael Thomas’s professional career spans back twelve years, when he graduated from Starfleet’s advanced engineering division in 238010.12. He was first posted as an engineer on the USS Victory and also served as Acting Chief Engineer and Security Officer. Over the course of his Starfleet career, he has served on eight different vessels and one space station, holding five different titles.

Kael has a wide range of experience, which entailed holding the positions of Chief of Operations, Security Officer, Engineer, Chief Engineer, and First Officer. When not on duty, he often spends time in the holodeck or in the gym to stay physically active. In addition to past times such as white water rafting, the engineer also enjoys playing the piano.


Featured Nominee: Tyler Kelly

Capt Raj Blueheart1.png Raj Blueheart
January 2015

Born in Malaysia, Earth, Raj Blueheart was a voracious reader from a young age, and he dived into his studies during his childhood on Earth and later Luna, in part to escape the bullying of his fellow classmates. He attended medical school and worked as a physician with the Earth government as well as participated in various volunteer missions to refugee colonies and war-torn areas before entering Starfleet in 2382.

Since his graduation from the Academy in 2386, Raj served first as a doctor before then taking on the role of counselor and executive officer, all while aboard the USS Discovery-B and her successor the USS Discovery-C. After his commanding officer Captain Tyr Waltas retired in 2391, Raj assumed command of the Discovery briefly before being assigned as commanding officer of the USS Atlantis. A man of eclectic tastes, the Atlantis's captain enjoys everything from Klingon opera to 1980s Earth pop-rock and "big hair" bands.


Featured Nominee: Rendal Rennyn

Badge Further Details
WINNER.jpg See all the featured articles of 2014
WINNER.jpg See all the featured articles of 2013
WINNER.jpg See all the featured articles of 2012
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Joining the Featured Bio Contest Team

Team members who have actively participated in three rounds of the competition are authorized to display the Featured Bio Contest Team Member (Sapphire) badge on their characters' pages. A standard award size version is also available.

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:

  1. You must be an active member of SB118 in good standing.
  2. You must be willing to take an active role in not only judging other articles to be featured but also helping other members with constructive feedback on how to improve their articles.
  3. You should be reasonably proficient with using and editing the wiki such that you could assist other members who have questions about it.
  4. You must be willing to forego your own character's article from being chosen as a featured article. It will instead be listed as a Featured Bio Contest Team Member (Sapphire) article.


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