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What are the Lunch Awards?
First EVER award honoring online reviews!
Recognizing excellence in reviews by real people!
Brand spanking new!

Sharing useful knowledge and opinions online is not only helpful, but actually has the power to make us all smarter and more thoughtful.

The more insight we have into one another's perspective, the more we can see where they're coming from ... and maybe hear one another a bit more ... and maybe become a bit more understanding and tolerant. Maybe the world even becomes a better place. Lofty? Perhaps. Worth aiming for? You bet!

A medium that is this valuable deserves to be lauded!

Nominations and Eligibility

All reviews written between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 are eligible. To nominate a review, click on the 'Nominate for a Lunch Award' link at the bottom of the review. The amount of nominations will weigh heavily into the reviews selected as nominees.

Nominees are welcome and encouraged to campaign for nominations. Facebook, Twitter, blog posts and emails are among the many ways to encourage your fans, friends and family to nominate you so that it makes it to the top of the nomination list. The nominees will be announced in January 2011. Approximately 5-10 nominations will be designated for each award category.

If you have great reviews on other sites, feel free to move or copy them over to Lunch in order for your contribution to be eligible for a Lunch Award! As long as your content was written in the 2010 calendar year, it's welcome to be submitted and nominated.

Selecting the Winners
The winners will be selected from a combination of votes from the Lunch Academy, which consists of the Top 1,000 ranked members from Lunch.com, and the total number of helfpulness and compliments received.
Guidelines

So... what makes a great review, you ask?

A great review is helpful to the community and thoroughly explores the topic in a compelling way. While much is subjective, a remarkable review is likely to include some or all of these qualities:

Thoughtful Opinions
Gives subjective insight that goes beyond a factual summary, creatively working in related knowledge.
Clear and Organized
Easy to read reviews with a logical progression of ideas offer a more convincing perspective.
Good Looking
Photos and video help make a review visually interesting and use media to support the perspective
Helpful Tips
Include relevant details, context and helpful tips that would help someone making a decision about the topic. Like the kind of detailed scoop you'd get from a friend.
Full of Personality!
Enjoyable to read with personal touches that help the author's personality come through.
Contact

For questions related to the Lunch Awards, please email awards@lunch.com and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

Terms and Conditions

The Lunch Awards assume all entries are original and created by the entrant, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. The Lunch Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

Reviews must be live and available Lunch.com prior to December 31, 2010 at 12:00 midnight EST. Submission of reviews acknowledges the right of The Lunch Awards to use it for exhibition, promotion and publication purposes in any medium. No other representation or warranty is made by The Lunch Awards concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

If a review receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of The Lunch Awards. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner and some might be presented in a ceremony and others may not.

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Type:  Awards
Date(s):  March 2011
Organization:  Lunch.com
Venue:  Live Webcast
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Quick Tip by . December 17, 2010
Personally, as an egalitarian, I believe that we must see each other as equals and therefore I am opposed to the concept of competition. While I have no qualms with awards being handed out for people's contributions and I certainly encourage everyone to speak up and congratulate one another on their successes, I feel that voting on the best "this or that" when it comes to creative output will only taint the creative process and encourage a hierarchic mentality. If Lunch.com is true in its desire …
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