The 2nd Annual Rouge Charity Awards presented by Rouge Magazine is a branch that has been created to celebrate and support all things charity in the virtual world of Second Life. Charity events have been around Second Life since 2005. The purpose of the award is to recognize the excellence in all walks of the virtual world in the charity category.
The public is allowed to nominate in all the categories. In order for a charity to become nominated the organization or person must pass the criteria listed below. It is specifically designed with the law in mind to make sure all are eligible. There has been some changes from last year. Read this page to fully understand how this award works.
Nominations ballot is OPEN on June 18th and ENDS on July 8th
Step 1 – Becoming Eligible
In order to become eligible for a nomination the person(s) or organization must have at least 5 nominations from the public to secure a spot on the ballot. All public votes will be counted for and only those that are fully eligible will receive the nomination. Each category has the same set of rules.
All charity must have legal proof that he, she, or they have permission to raise funds to benefit their selected charity in real life. Must also have proof of donation transactions. Any charity raising funds without legal proof of letter is breaking the law and will be disqualified.
Step 2 – The Nominations Announcement
The nominees will know if they are officially nominated when the list is released before the voting opens to the public. The list will be posted on this website. Check this website to know if the organization or person(s) have been nominated. We will not contact individual because it’s very time consuming. Do not write a negative complaint or show any poor attitude. Anyone giving a hard time will be removed from the nomination ballot and not be eligible in the future.
Step 3 – Casting the Vote
There will be a maximum of 5 nominees in each category in less otherwise stated. The public will be able to vote during a certain period of the dates stated on the official press release. There are no if’s, and’s or but’s. The voting ballot is final. Anyone who choose to remove themselves they will be replaced with the next person in line from the nomination ballot.
Step 4 – The Winners List
The winners list will be posted on this website. It will also be in bold and stated as winner next to the name. The winners will receives a angel trophy with the text stating the category they won. There will also be a special section for winners titled Class of 2018.
Rouge Charity Awards 2018 Categories
*Charity Honorary Award*
Jamee Sandalwood of Rock Your Rack
Charity of the Year
Best Charity Event (+2 years)
Best Charity Event (New/One Time)
Project of the Year
Rising Coordinator Star
Fundraising Team of the Year
Best Campaigning Team
Best Use of the Web
Best Website Design
Best US Charity
Best International Charity
Finical Management Award
Social Media Award
SL Community Award
Supporting Executive Award
Outstanding Individual Award
Best Volunteer Award
Best Supportive Designer
Best Supportive Blogger
Best Supportive Musician/DJ/Radio
Best Supportive Live Production Company