Since no ballots have been received as of yet we are adding a new category for 2008: THE HARRY DANN AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE CLOWN. This comes after the subject of "Why no award for picture clowns?" came up at least three times this past weekend.
Ask and ye shall receive!
As for the voting itself, I apologize for the delay in starting the process but I had been exploring several options that I thought would all make the process easier and more secure.
Ultimately none of them would work for our purposes better than what we did last year so...
Cast your votes for the 2008 Felix Adler Awards by sending an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your votes and the words 2008 FELIX ADLER AWARDS in the subject line.
Voting will continue through Monday March 31, 2008.
The winners will be announced on April 1st, 2008.
Voting will take place in the following three categories:
OTTO GRIEBLING AWARD: For Best Solo Clowning of 2008
PAUL JUNG AWARD: For Best Duo, Trio or Ensemble Clowning of 2008
HARRY DANN AWARD: For Best Picture Clown of 2008
The LOU JACOBS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD will henceforth be voted on privately by members of "The Academy" and will be presented with the involvement, approval and at the discretion of the Jacobs family.
It is the decision of "The Academy" that the rules for this year's awards shall be:
1) The FELIX ADLER AWARDS are given to American circus clowns or foreign circus clowns working in the United States of America between January 1st and December 31st, 2007.
2) It is the decision of "The Academy" that American circus clowns performing abroad between January 1st and December 31st are eligible for a 2007 "Felix".
3) It is the decision of "The Academy" that BOTH editions of the Big Apple Circus that appeared during the calendar year 2007 are eligible.
4) Ballots for the 2008 FELIX ADLER AWARDS will now be tallied by the accounting department at Mformation Technologies of Edison, NJ.
So cast your votes and send them to email@example.com before midnight on March 31st!