Instructions of the voting process

Step 1

The community can make suggestions for the categories. Making suggestions in the first step is not necessary for voting in step 3, but a wide range of suggestions is still highly appreciated and needed. Please make these suggestions in this topic.

Deadline: Sunday 31st December, 23:59 EET (GMT+2)

Step 2

The jury will choose nominees for each category. The jury members will choose the candidates according to their experience and knowledge (they will also be reading, and strongly taking into consideration, the community suggestions).

Wednesday 30th January, 23:59 EET (GMT+2)

Step 3

After the nominees for each category are made available, the Elma community can vote. Jurors vote as regular community members. If you want to send your votes via Mopolauta, your Mopolauta account has to be registered before the start of the first step. The votes should be sent to pawq (me). You can also send your votes in a private message to pawq (@pawq#0659) in the Elma Discord. You don't have to vote in every category, but if you do vote in some category, you must pick a full top 5. In short: choose top 5 or nothing.

The voting happens on the GAA voting website. After voting the website will give you a key, which you should send to pawq in one of the aforementioned ways before the deadline. The votes have to be given in ranked order, from 1st to 5th. Each 1st position will give 5 points, each 2nd position will give 4 points, etc. The jury will assemble these points when the voting process has ended. You can only vote and send a PM once. Do not make your votes public.

Deadline: Thursday 21st February, 23:59 EET (GMT+2)

Step 4

The jury will collect the top 5 for each category according to the community votes. The point system will be as follows: 5 points to every first position, 4 points to every second position, etc.

The final top 5s will be used in the final show.

Step 5

If the voter turnout in step 3 is equal or greater than 30, then this step is skipped, that is the result of the community voting is the final result of the competition, and the winners are chosen solely through community voting. However, if the voter turnout is below the threshold, a secondary voting system will be employed:

The jury members will rank nominees in all categories, using the same point system as in step 3 (5 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd, etc.). Moreover, 10 points will be given to the nominees who won in community voting, and 5 will be given to the runners-up. The jury members' votes will not be public. In the event of a tie, the candidate who got most points from the community in the second step will win. If there still is a tie, the one who got the most 5 points will win, then 4 points, etc. If the winner is not resolved this way, the jury will come together and discuss the matter to decide the winner.

The final show is held on the elma Discord, channel #gaa.

Date and time: Saturday 23rd of February, 20:00 EET (GMT+2)