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WINNERS – "YOUR STORY" AWARDS

My grandfather Dom had no higher praise for anything than to call it a "winner." If a story really jumps out at us, as being really funny or touching or vivid or true, then we will call it a winner with a “Your Story” award.

Now, from one way of thinking a "Your Story" Award isn't really worth anything. As Uncle Frank might say, "one of those Awards plus a $20 bill will buy you a cup of frappojellico or whatever they call coffee these days." But from another way of thinking it's worth quite a lot:

  • It has a gold bar, not a white one, when it appears over in the "Latest Stories" stack. (Plus it says Winner right in the title)
  • It has a comment written underneath it when it appears in lists of stories. Unfortunately these comments are written by us and are probably less clever than your story.
  • If someone clicks "Winner" in the word mess (YM: um, "tag cloud") then they see your story!
  • Somebody really liked what you did. They got it.

You can see all the award-winning stories so far in the list below. As you can see we don't give away the Award all that often.
 

STORY BY (Netizen Heroes)
Blog Vote Daily
Change I Can Make TODAY! Award - IJ
blueski
Blog The future
The Happy Endings Award - GM
mia without oil
Image Yes - We Are Open! (A Web Comic)
"Better than the Sunday Comics" Award - IS
anda
Video Bye Bye Bye (Oil Oil Oil)
Crispy Toast Award - GM
jootbooner
Blog i think we skipped a step
The Thoughtful Anarchist Award - D9
combatfaerie
Blog Physical Spam For Heat & Gardening
Keeping Naked Cat Warm!
BrianEnigma
Blog The End (semi-OOG)
The "We Love You Too!" Prize - GM
FallingIntoSin
Blog “THE FIRST RULE ABOUT FIGHT CLUB IS:
Oil Will Eat Itself Award - D9
ManicHalo
Blog Adieu
The Reading List for the Future
jwiv
Blog Final thoughts
You'll always be a hero to me! -Chuckles
peakprophet
Blog A tale of two courts-martial
Thanks for everything you've done! -Chuckles
MsGeek
Video I'm back
Showing Truth To Power - D9
peakprophet
Blog Big, Bad Gasoline
This gets the Sock It To Me Award from Pachinko
ceegee
Blog The Struggling Fragile
The Good Ideas and Community Award - GM
Megiddo Tell
Blog Growing Stuff
The Perfect Planting Primer - GM
blueski
Blog What's Important?
The Important to Read Prize! - GM
blueski
Blog The Future of Racing
The Green Racing Award - IS
ironmonkey
Video The urban bicyclist rides out the oil shock
Freewheeling -IJ
dessum9
Blog life change
Medicated Smile Award - GT
ManicHalo
Blog No Man is an Island
Pachinko's Floating Informational Paradise Award
ceegee
Image Stick 'em Up!
Organized Crime Award -d9
OrganizedChaos
Blog Work is what you do
The "melon-call-y" ballad award
electric-car-girl
Blog Coming Up for Air
Lazarus Got Nuthin On Me
warnwood
Blog Ethics in the Post Peak Oil Era
Things Are Connected - D9
Cid Yama
Blog 2 YEARS
A better pick-me-up than my morning coffee! - IS
RedHatty
Blog How To Do
The Lyfe So Short - The Craft So Long To Lerne
ironmonkey
Blog Story - epistle from a Quaker gathering
Practice what you preach. -GT
oneQuaker
Image Some fun photos and a challenge for you!
The Prize for giving out a prize!
mia without oil
Image ALERT: inside info on West Coast food supply status
The "Secret Spy Camera" Award! - IS
FieldsOfClover
Audio Breath of Connection
inner peace award
kelly
Image US Gauge
Succinct! - Chuckles
JWIV
Blog Treating Symptoms or Planning Futures
Open Road Open Mind Award
prudentrver
Blog Gut check!
Suckitup and Deal Award
lead_tag
Blog Raise Your Hand
Ad Astra Per Aspera -YM
Flashmouth
Video The Pipeline Pinball Energy Thrill Ride Game
Nico Document Look Alike Contest Winner
Terra_Incog
Video Exclusive Video: Grocery Shopping Without Oil
Getting The Complete Story
kalwithoutoil
Blog Three Town Meeting
I present you the "givin' Illiana a bit more hope" award!
blueski
Blog Dating Up Under a World Without Oil
Love Without Oil
Lel
Blog The Mental Green Zone
Zen and the Art of Living Without Oil
ironmonkey
Blog Park your WWO photos here, if you like...
Cool New Resource!
MsGeek
Blog Quality of Life
You get a small medal, upon which is inscribed, "Pachinko's Medal of Maximized Happiness."
prudentrver
Blog Treadle
Sew Cool Award
Megiddo Tell
Image Photos from a Green Zone
Ken Burns (sans effects) Documentary Award - GT
MTalon
Video Exclusive Video - Bike Theft Caught On Camera
Telling It Like It Is - des9
kalwithoutoil
Image Gas Prices and Mimes
Be afraid. Be very afraid! - Chuckles
vpisteve
Blog A Fish Story
The One That Got Away!
MsGeek
Blog Bad Smells Happen
Not just a good samaritan - the best.
drewkitty
Video Claiming the letter X
X Prize! Wooot!
peakprophet
Blog I love wind power! It's so natural!
You're the wind beneath my wings.
OrganizedChaos
Blog Communications & WWO
Thank you for being a lifeline!
prudentrver
Blog Philosophy of displaced minds
Good news... for 30 years from now
hymir
Blog the Scarcity of Meat
week 17 desperate measures award
Cannibal Lector
Image Ear Milk and Empty Shelves (A Web Comic)
The Gross Out Award - saint3milion
anda
Blog Shaving without oil
"The clean-shaven men salute you!" Award - IS
lead_tag
Blog Stranger in a strange land: letter to Inky_Jewel
kiss on both cheeks, i m crying <3 inky
Mérédith stapleton
Blog Uk goes back in time - starts rationing
Orwell was an Optimist Award - YM
mia without oil
Video Stranded in the Netherlands
The Foreign Correspondents Awards! -mpathytest
Olympe
Blog Architectural Convention
The Space for Change Award! - mpathytest
kevikens
Blog A pound of cure
Always forward thinking...whether we like it or not!
lead_tag
Blog NO to GAS!!!! YES to Omelets!!!!
Mad Max's Opportunism Award
EarthwormEnvy
Blog Week 10: Heroes and Villains
A close call!
Tlachtga
Blog Building community mission
Always inspirational!
peakprophet
Blog Mais Ou Est Donc Passee La France?
la princesse charmante - romance amidst chaos award
Mérédith stapleton
Image Discovering a Sense of Place
Beauty out of Chaos. Thanks - YM
fabulareine
Blog The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back
Take it easy on yourself, man. - Chuckles
Cycleboy
Blog Transition Towns
Fascinating stuff! - Chuckles
cissmiace
Blog Scary E-mail
The "Get Well Soon" Award - IS
lirath
Image Week Eleven Web Comic
Worth 1000 Words - mpathytest
anda_sf
Image Adventure Without Oil: A Go Exploring Game!
The Fun Without Oil Award!
greyisgame
Blog Eating in Ocean Beach
Bon Apetit Award -YM
eek
Blog Guerrilla Gardening
Sneaky and brilliant! - Chuckles
Andrew Jensen
Audio Interview With CSX Railroad Executive: Part Two
The "Let's Go Straight to the Guy at the Top" Award II
FallingIntoSin
Audio Interview With CSX Railroad Executive: Part One
The "Let's Go Straight to the Guy at the Top" Award! - GM
FallingIntoSin
Blog Common sense and boycotts
The Best Idea I've Heard All Day Award - IS
jalathewinged1
Blog blackouts and tanker crashes
terrorism on the high seas prize
mia without oil
Blog Planning food relocalisation
Community Collaboration on a Major Scale
adrienne campbell
Blog Putting Things Into Perspective
Candid Car Culture Curtains
jjason
Blog US Troops Move Into Alberta Oil Sands
This gets the "You Shook Pachinko's Apathy A Bit" award.
comfortE
Blog Toward Yesteryear
This gets the "Please Pass The Hankie Award" from Pachinko
graywulffe
Blog Save Your Speed, Save Our World!
First on the Block! -YM
FallingIntoSin
Blog Brazil and the Oil shortage
Disastrous Good Intentions Award
Lothiak
Audio The Dry Season
Singing the Word out Prize!
tsalagi red
Video Hope, Courage, Change -- the answer!
For giving me more hope... - IS
peakprophet
Blog We Need a Place to Chat, IRC....
Connect the Dots Award -YM
FallingIntoSin
Blog Changing Lanes Challenge: Week 6
The Awesome Experiment Award - mpathytest
FallingIntoSin
Blog Things to take into the twilight
Best advice I've heard all day
lead_tag
Video CSA
I present you with the New Hope Award! - IS
burnunit
Audio Abandoning the City for Points North
rash decision award
RockLobster
Blog Lots Happening Here
The "Rural Life Ain't All Roses" prize goes to you! -C.
blueski
Blog Die Off Donuts
Homer Simpson would approve!
PeakOilParty
Blog Schools are down...so is morale
Reasearch Triangle Delusional Kidz From Neptune Award - YM
hcriorix
Blog Bait and Switch
Wow.. that's cold, man. -Chuck
fosedeitch
Video Indiana Without Oil
Biggest Heart Of All - YM
IllianaSpeedster
Video Wild edibles, backyard straw bale gardening, start now!
You get a prize for teaching this old guy something! - IS
peakprophet
Blog Three Solar Projects
You get the super-rare You Cheered Up Pachinko Award. Guard it carefully.
gmoke
Blog how long before the price of *everything* rises?
Most Thought Put Into A Text Story
Houston
Blog An analytical view of implications
The Big Picture Award - IS
GailTheActuary
Video Is Public Transportation Ready?
Exposing the weaknesses! - IS
ararejul
Blog Lessons learned 2003 to now
Spellbinding information!
peakprophet
Blog It's Only Monday?!
I award you a dollar bill-shaped air freshener to hang from your rearview mirror! - Pachinko
Fosedeitch Freesun
Audio Trash Musings
poetical nighttime trash taker outer
burnunit
Blog It's all about the air car
Best idea I've heard today!
nitefoll
Blog Kasare Mie La Gaji
wwo = darwinism apologist award
Artimaeis
Blog Collection of Survival Info
I award you a case of MREs!
PoeticExplosion
Blog Biodiesel and You and April 30th!
Biodiesel buddies! - Chuckles
xuratu
Blog Going to Cruise
Maybe they will switch to bikes! - GM
ThaJinx
 
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