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'''Awards''' are given in recognition of OOC achievement. There are four five categories of awards: *'''[[general award]]s'''*'''[[length of service award]]s''General Awards, Special Awards, Duty Post Awards,'*'''[[special award]]s'''*'''[[duty post award]]s''' and *'''Staff Awards[[staff award]]s'''.
The difference between '''Awards, [[Badges]], and [[Service Ribbons]]''':
* '''Service Ribbons''': Presented for IC performed by a specific ''character''. Service Ribbons can only be displayed on that specific character's page.
 __TOC__ {{header|lightsteelblue|==Displaying Awards}}==
To easily display awards on a bio or service rack, use '''[[Template:Ribbons]]''' or '''[[Template:Ribbons Rack]]'''.
To display all of your collected awards and service ribbons in a display case for your bio, use '''[[Template:Ribbons Display]]'''.
{{header|lightsteelblue|General Awards}}Any member can receive a '''General Award'''. One general award, per vessel, is allowed per ceremony with the exception of the 1, 3, 5, and 10-year Member awards, which are awarded to all qualifying members aboard a vessel. * '''The Order of Starfleet Merit and Achievement First Class (TOSMA)'''[[Category: 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 Award''' (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.* '''Pathfinder Award''': Given to those who have shown great care in the mentoring of fellow members.* '''1-year Member''': For those who have been members continuously for one year.* '''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. &nbsp;<center><gallery>File:Awards General Tosma1 2011.jpg|TOSMAFile:Awards General GenesisAward 2011.jpg|The Genesis AwardFile:Awards General ScottyCross 2011.jpg|The Scotty CrossFile:Awards General Neelix 2011.jpg|The Neelix AwardFile:Awards General NebulaBar 2011.jpg|The Nebula BarFile:Awards General SilverPalm 2011.jpg|The Silver PalmFile:Awards General SheathedSword 2011.jpg|The Sheathed SwordFile:Awards General BPlot 2011.jpg|The B-Plot AwardFile:Awards General RussBar 2011.jpg|The Russ BarFile:Awards General Pathfinder 2015.png|PathfinderFile:Awards General 1Year.jpg|1-year MemberFile:Awards General 3Year 2011.jpg|3-year MemberFile:Awards General 5Year 2011.jpg|5-year MemberFile:Awards General 10Year 2011.jpg|10-year Member</gallery></center> {{header|lightsteelblue|Special Awards}}Any member can receive a '''Special Award'''. However, only one of each award is allowed per ceremony.  * '''The Locutus Award''': For members of the Publicity Team who go above-and-beyond their monthly requirements for participation on a regular basis. These team members show enthusiasm and flair for spreading the word about or role-playing community and take an active interest in finding new ways to invite people to join our ranks.* '''The 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.* '''The 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.* '''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.* '''The Xalor Clan Xifilis Award''': Given to any simmer who overcomes any sort of disadvantage while simming. 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. &nbsp;<center><gallery>File:Awards Special Locutus.jpg|The Locutus AwardFile:Awards Special Sarpeidon 2011.jpg|Sarpeidon AwardFile:Awards Special Boothby 2011.jpg|Boothby Award<br />File:Awards Special RisingStar 2011.jpg|The Rising Star AwardFile:Awards Special Kalendra 2011.jpg|The Kalendra AwardFile:Awards Special Xalor 2011.jpg|The Xalor Clan Xifilis AwardFile:Awards Special GreatBird 2011.jpg|The Great Bird Award</gallery></center> {{header|lightsteelblue|Duty Post Awards}}'''Duty Post Community Awards''' are given to individuals in a designated duty post, department, or division. Only one of each award is allowed per ceremony. * '''The Prantares Ribbon - <font color=teal>Medical'''</font>::Awarded to those medical officers who have 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 - <font color=darkgoldenrod>Security'''</font>::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 - <font color=darkgoldenrod>Operations'''</font>::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 -<font color=darkgoldenrod>Tactical'''</font>::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 - <font color=darkgoldenrod>Engineering'''</font>::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 - <font color=steelblue>Science'''</font>::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 - <font color=maroon>Helm'''</font>::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 - <font color=teal>Counseling'''</font>::This award is given to those ship's Counselors 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 - <font color=darkgreen>Marines'''</font>::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 Black Cross - Intelligence'''::This award is given to a member of the Intelligence community who strives to accomplish the goals of Starfleet Intelligence, while simultaneously upholding the ideals and structure of Starfleet command. This person has the cunning to gather intelligence by means of deceptive dialogue or espionage, as opposed to force drawn confessions. While matters of intelligence are often game changers, this person strives to attain those goals within the boundaries of their Commanding Officer, and the regulations of Starfleet. * '''The Lwaxana Troi Medallion ::This award is given to a member who takes on a unique and non-traditional role outside of the normal Starfleet positions, while creating a colorful and engaging character such as, but not limited to: diplomat, civilian or mission specialist. * '''The Strange Medallion - <font color=maroon>First Officer'''</font>::Awarded to executive officers who perform above the call of duty. <center><gallery>File:Awards DutyPost PrantaresRibbonAward 2011.jpg|The Prantares RibbonFile:Awards DutyPost VoyagerMedallionAward 2011.jpg|The Voyager MedallionFile:Awards DutyPost NatashaYarPinAward 2011.jpg|The Natasha Yar PinFile:Awards DutyPost SiskoTacticalCrossAward 2011.jpg|The Sisko Tactical CrossFile:Awards DutyPost PhoenixAward 2011.jpg|The Phoenix AwardFile:Awards DutyPost CochraneAward 2011.jpg|The Cochrane AwardFile:Awards DutyPost PilotsSextantAward 2011.jpg|The Pilot's SextantFile:Awards DutyPost ValiantHeartAward 2011.jpg|The Order of the Valiant HeartFile:Awards DutyPost MarineAward 2011.jpg|The Semper Fidelis AwardFile:Awards DutyPost BlackCross.jpg|The Black CrossFile:Awards DutyPost Lwaxana Troi MedallionAward 2013.jpg|The Lwaxana Troi MedallionFile:Awards DutyPost StrangeMedallionAward 2011.jpg|The Strange Medallion</gallery></center> {{header|lightsteelblue|Staff Awards}}'''Staff Awards''' are reserved for officers ranked Commander and above. 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.* '''Chief's Citation Award''':Starfleet history is much more liable to recognize the triumphs of its notable officers, and while non commissioned and enlisted personnel occasionally receive recognition, the NCO backbone of a starship is likely to go unremarked upon. So that our integral support staff don't similarly slip through the cracks, the Chief's Citation recognizes those essential staff members whose determined work has benefited the group, IC and/or OOC, even while their primary service was not as the commanding officer of a starship or other simming installation. * '''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 retired Commanding Officers who have made a great impact on their crew and left an indelible legacy on our community history.* '''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.  &nbsp;<center><gallery>File:Awards Staff StaffMemberOfTheYearMedal 2011.jpg|Staff Member of the Year AwardFile:Awards Staff ChiefCitation2015.png|Chief's Citation AwardFile:Awards Staff KirkCrossMedal 2011.jpg|The James T. Kirk CrossFile:Awards Staff SarekStarMedal 2011.jpg|The Sarek StarFile:Awards Staff PikePendantMedal 2011.jpg|The Christopher Pike PendantFile:Awards Staff ShuvalisMedal 2011.jpg|The Shuvalis Diamond of RecognitionFile:Awards Staff JanewayMedal 2011.jpg|The Kathryn Janeway AwardFile:Awards Staff PicardMedal 2011.png|The Picard Award</gallery></center>]][[Category: Community Awards|*]]

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