Updated: Nov 22
The biggest event of the year is nearly here to close things up on the right note - The BANAcademy Awards!
Below is a list of the Awards to campaign and vote for in the 2023 BANAcademy Awards.
Vote for Best Memes, Most Promising New Project, Most Valuable MonKeys, and many more! We are giving away tons of Awards this year, and over 150k BAN in Prizes!
Voting Round 1 begins in the first week of December. Round 1 will be open vote format, meaning you can nominate any Citizen you want.
Voting Round 2 begins mid December. Round 2 will be multiple-choice vote format, made up of the top nominees from Round 1.
The 2023 BANAcademy Awards Ceremony will take place before the New Year.
Please be sure to check the banacademy campaigns forum in the BANANO Discord server.
Please only campaign for yourself and/or a few candidates you support. No campaign parties.
Please KEEP IT FUN!
The BANAcademy Awards are broken up into 4 Main Categories: Miscellaneous Awards, the Most Likely to Awards, the FANTAstic Awards, and the Best Awards.
Each Award comes with its own unique description. Please read through them carefully, and think of all that has happened in Banano throughout 2023. Here, you can consider potential monKeys you’d like to nominate for certain Awards, or even find inspiration to campaign for an Award of your own!
This section of awards is to recognize some of our specific role members and contributors to the BANANO coin and community.
Best Council Member
Let's be honest, we know that monKeybusiness can be a lot to manage at times- and for that, we are all grateful. This award goes to the Jungle Council member who handles their duties, has a great relationship with the community, and does that little bit extra.
Best Supporting MonKey Award
The Best Supporting MonKey Award should be considered for BRPD, zookeepers, and any moderator monKeys in the community who you trust to handle situations, and maintain a fun, friendly, and helpful jungle atmosphere.
Best Citizen Award
The Best Citizen Award should be considered for a monkey who is active, friendly, helpful, shares and contributes, and is an all around positive addition to the BANANO community. They can be relied on to answer questions, maintain a fun and meme-rich atmosphere, and set a good example for others.
Best r/banano Member Award
The Best r/banano Member Award should be considered for a monkey who is active, friendly, helpful, shares and contributes, and is an all around positive addition to the Reddit BANANO community. They can be relied on to answer questions, maintain a fun and meme-rich atmosphere, and set a good example for others.
Best Telegram Member Award
The Best Telegram Member Award should be considered for a monkey who is active, friendly, helpful, shares and contributes, and is an all around positive addition to the Telegram BANANO community. They can be relied on to answer questions, maintain a fun and meme-rich atmosphere, and set a good example for others.
Best Newbie Award
One newbie, to rule them all. This Award should be given to the new monKey who has made their mark since arriving into the Republic in 2023.
Best Memes Award
In a memecoin, meme energy is something that flows through all of us- but some of us possess a seemingly innate ability to create memes which set the standard, nay, the expectation, of true meme quality. The Best Memes Award should be considered for a monKey who understands the meaning and application of memes, and has contributed relevant, popular, funny, and all around outstanding memes for the BANANO community and culture. This is considered a very prestigious Award, so think carefully!
Best Expressions Award
Emojis and Stickers (especially on Discord) are a weeb's most articulate form of communication. They give us a certain... Expression of life. The Best Expressions Award should be considered for a monKey who has contributed relevant, popular, clean, and all around outstanding emojis and/or stickers for the BANANO community and culture. This includes the creators of seasonal, contest, and server emojis/stickers, and more!
Best Buddy Award
The Best Buddy Award deserves to go to the BANANO citizen’s little friend who never ceases to melt your heart every time they come up in Beatrice’s !meow or !pup commands.
Best Project for BANANO Distribution Award
The BANANO ecosystem is comprised of many faucets, contests, events, and games that aim to get BAN into your hands. The Best Project for BANANO Distribution Award should be considered for the monKey(s) who have it figured out when it comes down to giving the people what they want, while maintaining free, fair, and fun distribution.
Best Project for BANANO Adoption Award
One of BANANO’s strongest qualities is the number of community-driven projects that exist for the purpose of expanding BANANO’s reach in the cryptosphere, increasing mainstream adoption, and changing how people view the world of digital assets. The Best Project for BANANO Adoption Award deserves to go to the monKey(s) who have created a truly exceptional project for BANANO adoption.
Best BANAcademy Campaign Award
It is safe to say that BANAcademy Awards season in BANANO is full of unpredictable campaigns, many of which show the true meme energy that lies within the Jungles of the Republic. The Best BANAcademy Campaign Award deserves to go to the monKey who, regardless of win or lose, truly ran an unforgettable campaign.
This section of Awards is to recognize some of our Fanta members for their specific contributions to the BANANO coin and community.
Vincent Ban Gogh, Michelbangelo, the list goes on... The history of BANANO art is rich with animations, memes, profile pictures, event/contest flyers, promotional banners, website art, paintings, NFTs, and more! This Award belongs in the magical hands of our community’s most creative monKey!
Contributing to the many news and blog outlets such as The Daily Peel, Publish0x, Medium, and more, Writers in the BANANO ecosystem do a great job at spreading the word. The winner of the Writer Award should be well known for writing, copy editing, and proofreading articles, blogs, scripts, and stories for Banano announcements, developments, events, and other media.
There’s no better way of keeping up to date with ecosystem news than having them translated into your native language. If you’re not a native English speaker but want to be up to date with all things BANANO, don’t worry, these hard working monkeys are doing their best at translating articles, announcements, and updates!
These monkeys are content creators interested in fun and organic community growth. They bring more potassium to Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and all your favourite apps! This award aims to recognize one monKey who is all over the social sphere, spreading the word of Sook.
Is there a UI in the space that you find extra clean, user friendly, and looks good? A piece of Banano tech that is secure, functional, and useful for the ecosystem? Nominate them below!
“Most Likely to” Awards
Most Likely to Dump in a Panic Award
Some people don't have it in them to stick it out when the going gets rough. The Most Likely to Dump in a Panic Award is for somebody who seems like they would abandon ship too soon.
Most Likely to HODL Too Long Award
The opposite of to dump in a panic is to HODL Too Long. Maybe it's the sentimental value, maybe it's laziness, but this award belongs in the hard, clutching hands of somebody who just ... can't let go
Most Likely to Be a Bad Babysitter Award
We don’t know.. some of you just seem like you would be terrible with kids.
Most Likely to Start a Cult Award
A wise man once said on the topic of cults: "you have more fun as a follower, but you make more money as a leader". The Most Likely to Start a Cult Award deserves to go to a monKey who seems like they would have great tasting Kool-Aid.
Most Likely to Join a Cult Award
Most Likely to Vote for Themself Award
It's the same rule every year: don't vote for yourself. Some monKeys just can't help themselves.
Good Cop/Bad Cop Award(s)
One likes it soft, the other likes it rough. We aren’t here to judge whose methods are the most effective, nor the most ethical - but we do want to know whose methods are the best and baddest of them all.
Happy Helper Award
This award aims to recognize a member of the community who goes above and beyond when helping new comers and fellow citizens in answering questions and providing direction in navigating the wallets, tip bots, faucets, and other community and coin related things.
You wake up, they are active. You go to sleep, they are active. You take a shit, they are sending the 💩 emoji with lightning speed. Does this person ever leave? No. They are Activia.
They are of above average intelligence. They will bypass the main frame and break into the data base. They are.. *Hackerman*
Some events will have the Jungles roaring long after the party ends. The best of the best will have the monKeys begging for more. The Entertainter Award is destined to belong to the hostest with the mostest bumpin’ events in the BANANO Republic.
Most Promising New Project Award
In 2023, the BANANO ecosystem grew with even more new developments and community projects. This Award should go to the most promising new project of the past year.
What is it that defines the true essence of Trolling? Is it baiting people with controversial ideas? Maybe it is finely dancing the line between stupidity and genius? Or perhaps it is hiding under a bridge and scaring the shit out of people. Trolling is an art that many attempt but few master, and this Award wants to recognize that.
Gone Phishing Award
Do you know somebody who is forgetful, prone to mistakes, maybe even a little careless? Would they misplace their wallet, forget they have something secret copied to their clipboard, or click a bad link? If any of these things reminded you of somebody, you should probably vote for them to win the Gone Phishing Award.
Funniest Monkey Award
It doesn't matter what they say, they'll still put a smile on your face. Whether it is memes or just good ol’ shitposting, the Funniest Monkey Award is for the comedic that's a natural at making people laugh.
The Landslide Award is given to the monKey who secured the most nominations across all categories.
The Most Valuable MonKeys should eat, sleep, breathe, and bleed 3 things: crypto, potassium, and memes. They are also kind, helpful, engaging, reliable, active in multiple facets of the community, well-respected amongst their peers, and seek to grow the BANANO community and coin through hard work, dedication, and pure awesomeness.
And possibly more!
If you believe any of the now removed Awards should be reinstated for 2023, or if you want to see other Awards hit this list... Let us know in our Discord!