It’s Our Silver Anniversary!

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the official start to the UCIP Holiday Season. This year we celebrate the organization’s silver anniversary. Seriously. We’ve reached 25 years of continuous excellence within the Star Trek and Simming communities as a whole and we have so very much to show for it. 

 

As such, this year we will be hosting an open house festival taking place from December 6th – 8th. All of our SIMs are required to come up with a presentation about themselves. This can be in any format the command teams choose, but we ask that they include details about what it is that makes them worthy of being one of UCIP’s illustrious simulations. I may be biased, but I truly believe that we showcase the best that the community has to offer.

In addition to these presentations there will be open role play on our Discord channel, workshops, and our first annual UCIP Go Boldly Awards will be presented in style on Saturday, December 7th at 6:00pm EST! 

The UCIP Go Boldly Awards are our answer to the Academy Awards and are designed to showcase the best and the brightest each year. This year, current command teams may choose from ANY pieces and plots written throughout the history of their simulation during its time within UCIP. From there they will submit them to our panel of 5 judges, all of which are from communities outside of UCIP. None of them are actively playing within our organization, and with the rare exception of one, they aren’t even UCIP Alumni. We will say this… The UCIP Alumni member is a published author and brilliant mind behind a major piece of internet technology we know, love, and use almost daily.

That said, we will announce the identities of our judges once final submissions have been made, and they are due from October 1st through 11:59pm EST on November 25th.

In addition to, and as part of, the UCIP Go Boldly Awards, we are hosting submissions for our UCIP Build Your Future Contest. This contest encompasses submissions for all of our ‘technical’ awards between artistic merit and Research and Development techniques. Any and all currently active players within UCIP may submit content to be judged by our panel of experts.

And the best part of this fantastic evening? It will be hosted by none other than Charles Star!

For more information on how you can submit to host a workshop, please eMail me at Pres@UCIP.org or poke me on Facebook or Discord.

Below is the official list of categories that command teams may submit logs for! Contact your command team today to collaborate! Submissions must be made to GoBoldlyJudges@UCIP.org!

 

Categories:

 

Best Overall Artistic Merit;

— Best SIM site

— Best Plot Art

— Best Character Profile

— Best Character Art

— Best Author


Best RnD Overall;
— Best New Technology

— Best New Weapon System

— Best New Ship Design

— Best  New Station Design

— Species Creator of the Year

 

(NOTE: With exception to Best Author, Artistic Merit and RnD awards will be chosen from submissions received through the UCIP; Build Your Future contest held from Tuesday, October 1 – Monday, November 25th. Any and all players affiliated with a UCIP SIM may submit items for judging for any and all categories. Limit one item per category per player. All submissions MUST be received no later than 11:59pm EST on November 25th. No exceptions. Submissions must be made for sub-categories only, overall winners will be selected from sub-category winners. Best Author will be chosen from submissions of logs through the over all UCIP Go Boldly Award nomination sequence)

 

SIM of the Year;

 

Command Team of the Year;

 

Best Character Overall;

— Best New Character; A character that has been with UCIP 1 year (12 months) or less.
— Best Senior Character; A character that has been with UCIP 13 Months or more.

— Best NPC;

— Best Villian;

— Best Command Level Character;

— Best Security Officer;

— Best Engineer;

— Best Intel Officer;

— Best Medical Officer;

— Best Science Officer;

— Best Helm Officer;

— Best Tactical Officer;

 

Best Plot Overall;

— Best Mystery Plot

— Best First Contact Plot

— Best War/Action Plot

— Best Science Plot

 

Best Log Overall;

— Best Space Battle

— Best Romance

— Best Martial/Fight Scene

— Best Mystery

— Best Scientific Discovery/Breakthrough 

— Best feat of Engineering

— Best Thriller

— Best Medical

 

Best Log Series Overall;

— Best Space Battle

— Best Romance

— Best Martial/Fight Scene

— Best Mystery
— Best Scientific Discovery/Breakthrough 

— Best feat of Engineering

— Best Thriller

— Best Medical

 

 

Special Achievement Award

this particular award will be awarded to the SIM and Players with the most number of wins for the year and the members of the organization’s alumni that have gone above and beyond over the years.

 

(NOTE: Logs are chosen and submitted by command teams. Logs from the Admiralty/Fleet level may be selected and submitted by anyone so long as they are affiliated with a UCIP SIM/Fleet Level platform. Submissions can only be made to sub-categories. Parent category winners will be picked from the winners of sub-categories. Winning characters will be chosen from logs submitted. Deadline to submit logs and other submissions for entry and inclusion is 11:59 PM EST November 27th, no exceptions.)

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

 

  1. Command Teams may submit up to 3 logs, or 2 plots, per sub-category. Multi-post or split logs count as 1 log but must be correctly labeled. You may nominate the same log and plot in as many sub-categories that you see fit.
  2. Players may converse with their SIM’s command team to collaborate on choosing items to submit as nominations or command teams may choose to make their submissions in private.
  3.  Players submitting to the UCIP Build Your Future Contest must be currently active on at least one SIM or a contributing member of the Admiralty. 
  4. Players submitting to the UCIP Build Your Future Contest may only submit one nomination per sub-category. However, you may not submit the same item for consideration in multiple sub-categories.
  5. This is the only year that timelines will not count. Submissions can be of plots, logs, and other items from any point during your career and/or SIM’s life within UCIP. 

 

 

The correct way to submit logs/plots/items for consideration is to follow the following structure;

SUBJECT: “UCIP Go Boldly Awards Nominations” or “UCIP Build Your Future Nominations”

Copy the category list and add your nominations beside the sub-category. 

 

EXAMPLE:

Best Log Overall;

— Best Space Battle: “BLAH BLAH BOOM BOOM PT 1 – 3”

Part 1: link
Part 2: link
Part 3: link

— Best Romance: “Kissy Kissy Smoochy Smoochy” : Link

— Best Martial/Fight Scene: “Kissy Kissy Smoochy Smoochy” : Link

— Best Mystery: No Entry

— Best Scientific Discovery/Breakthrough: “Kissy Kissy Smoochy Smoochy” : Link


You get the idea.

 

For the UCIP Build Your Future nominations, we suggest uploading artwork/schematics to your private server or through IMGUR and submitting the links.

 

If you have any comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions – please don’t hesitate to flag me down!

Good luck and have fun!

 

Always,

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