The time has come to start thinking about the 2009 "Felixes" the winners of which, it has been decided, will be announced on April 1st.
That gives us 11 days to accept nominations and 17 days for open voting in the following categories:
1) THE OTTO GRIEBLING AWARD for best solo clowning
2) THE JOE AND CHESTER SHERMAN AWARD for duo, trio and ensemble clowning
3) THE HARRY DANN AWARD for best picture clown
4) THE PAUL JUNG AWARD for best gag
THE LOU JACOBS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is not voted upon and is awarded at the discretion of the Jacobs family.
We have the kinks worked out of the online voting system but we have no better working system for accepting nominations other than to have folks post their nominations here in the comments of this and subsequent posts.
1) The CLOWNALLEY.NET AWARDS are given to American circus clowns or foreign circus clowns working in the United States of America between January 1st and December 31st, 2008.
2) American circus clowns performing abroad between January 1st and December 31st are eligible for a 2009 "Felix".
3) BOTH editions of the Big Apple Circus that appeared during the calendar year 2008 are eligible.
4) Ballots for the 2009 CLOWNALLEY.NET AWARDS will be tallied by the accounting department at Mformation Technologies of Edison, NJ.
Folks, start your nominating!