Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 5:19 pm
Do you know someone worthy of an Argpatch Award?
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Last week's Oscars are old news. Now it's time to turn your attention to an even more exciting awards competition.
Photo: Photo illustration: Kermit Stevenson|
Drum roll, please: It's time to submit nominations for the 2013 Argpatch Awards!
Christened with a mashup of the names of your two favorite local newspapers, the Argpatches will honor the best and brightest of our region. We're looking for nominations that honor the people and other things you love about the Quad-Cities.
Tell us who you think turned in the best performance in any or all of the categories, and the Academy of Non-Motion Picture Args and Patches will make the final decisions.
Best of all -- there's something in it for you, too!
Each person who submits nominations will be entered into a drawing for a one-of-a-kind Argpatch Basket. We may not be able to supply swag that equals the expensive baubles heaped on Oscar honorees, but we can guarantee our baskets will be packed with Quad-Cities-style fun.
We're rounding up tickets to Quad-Cities shows and venues, and they will be augmented by too many other valuable prizes to mention. (In other words, we don't have the prizes yet, but we are positive that when the basket is delivered, the winner will be rendered speechless.)
Here's how to enter:
-- Send in your nominations for any or all categories listed. Give the category name, followed by the name of the person or thing you are nominating. Include any supporting statements you wish.
-- Include your name, town and daytime phone number.
-- Email your nominations to email@example.com or mail to Argpatch Awards, c/o The Dispatch-Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.
Entries must be emailed or postmarked by Sunday, March 16.
The winners of the Argpatch Awards will be announced in a future Q-C Living section.
The 2014 Argpatch Awards
Best Male in a Leading Role:
(Quad-Cities male who is a community leader)
Best Female in a Leading Role:
(Quad-Cities female who is a community leader)
(Q-C animal or pet that made biggest news of past year)
(Q-C artist who did something really cool in the past year)
Best Live Action in Sports:
(Best Q-C public sporting event, game, race, etc.)
Best Live Action in Entertainment:
(Best Q-C concert, show, play, musical, etc.)
Best Original Store:
(Best new non-chain store to open, or existing store to expand)
(Best local musician, singer or band)
(Best offerings by a non-chain eatery)
Best Drink, Alcoholic:
(Best concoction served at a non-chain restaurant or bar)
Best Drink, Nonalcoholic:
(Best coffee or other nonalcoholic creation served at a non-chain restaurant or bar)