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This year, the End of the Year Awards have finally received a more creative name: The Goldminds. A play on the word Goldmine (obviously), I thought this was an original and creative name for the Modified Mind Round Table End of the Year Awards, as well as being descriptive. Discovering the sites, publications, and people honored with these awards is like finding a goldmine...one finds a wealth of information and in some cases new friends. One also finds some very interesting and creative minds and tons of support in expressing their individuality. To all those honored, I congratulate you and thank you for bringing something significant to the world of body modification. Following is a breakdown of the awards, please follow the links to see who the Round Table members chose to honor with a 2003 Goldmind:
Up And Coming Website -- This award is for the site that's made the biggest improvements, gained a major boost in its following or is brand new this year.
Best Piercing Website -- This award is for the site that has the best piercing related content, whether it be information, images, interviews, articles, etc.
Best Tattoo Website -- This award is for the site that has the best tattoo related content, whether it be information, images, interviews, articles, etc.
Best Extreme Website -- This award is for the site that has the best extreme related content, whether it be information, images, interviews, articles, etc. This is a new category this year.
Best Body Jewelry Website -- This award should really be for the best Jewelry Supplier, as it is meant for the site/supplier with the best selection, service, quality, etc. and not necessarily the best website.
Best Media Coverage -- This award is for the mainstream media coverage of the body modification world. News shows, magazines, etc. that do not cover body modification as their primary focus are up for consideration. If MSNBC or TLC has a special on bodyart or Time Magazine does an article on bodyart, that show or article would be in the running for this award.
Best Publication -- This award is for magazines, books, etc. that focus on body modification. This is a new category this year.
Best Modified Porn Website -- This is a new category this year, although last year it was one Round Table member's selection for their Member's Choice Award. It is for the site that has the best porn content featuring modified models.
Website of the Year -- This is for the site that is considered the best overall, it can focus on all aspects of body modification or single out something specific.
Modified Mind of the Year -- This is basically the "Person of the Year" award. This is for the person who has made the biggest contribution to the body modification community in the last year.
Round Table Member's Choice Award -- This is where the Round Table members get to honor whatever they want that they feel deserves recognition not covered by the current awards. In some cases, the categories the members come up with will become official awards next year.
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