The Simming Prize (officially the Simming League Prize for Simming and Online Role Playing in Memory of Seth Cotis) is the highest award issued by the Simming League. It is awarded each year to up to five individuals or organizations who exemplify service, quality, and dedication within the simming/online role-playing community or who pioneer new technology or techniques within the community. The Simming Prizes are given in memory of Seth Cotis, founder of the Starfleet Legacy Alliance and long time leader of the Simming League. Individuals who win a prize are entitled to use the honorific Simming Prize Laureate.
Alex Verdusco of Ajje Games for his distinguished work, founding Ajje Games in 2005, serving as its president until 2009, and establishing Ajje Games as a leading member of the simming and online role-playing community.
The USS Providence of the Federation Sim Fleet for utilizing an open approach to simming, welcoming new members and visitors alike to join in the mission, giving rise to numerous memorable, engaging storylines and steadily growing attendance.
Erika Rheyan of the Starfleet Legacy Alliance (SLA) for her prolific simming skills that have established her sim, the USS Lionheart, as one of the best, and for her endless spirit, making her a cornerstone of the SLA, providing care and advise to those in need.
Jay Truce of the Federation Sim Fleet (FSF) for his outstanding service to the Simming League and the Federation Sim Fleet. Jay has long been the invisible man behind the scenes who make sure things get done.
Ajje Games, for its utalization of a unique umbrella structure that provides overarching foundation and IT support to its several clubs (fleets) to create a uniform gaming environment. Ajje Game's individual clubs elect their own leaders and are responsible for the bulk of decision making, creating a diverse club reponsive to its members.
Jon Shuni of the Federation Sim Fleet. Shuni exemplifes service to the simming community. He is a mentor to numerous leaders, spends countless hours running his club, and provides free webspace and other support to sim clubs through Diaspora Games.
J. Twistermac, formally of the Member Focused Simulations club. For over five years, Twister served as a Justice and Magistrate of the Simming League, helping to resolve numerous disputes and promote peace and understanding within the League. His honesty and integrity is above reproach, gaining the respect of all who come into contact with him.
The Starfleet Library, run by the Starfleet Sim Club. The library contains a treasure trove of documents from one of the longest running sim clubs, including records that illuminate the earliest days of simming.
UFOP: SB118 for its website. The site is full of rich graphics and useful information, presented in a well organized and streamlined fashion, facilitating easy navigation.
Dennis Busse for The Sim Group Papers. The Papers are a series of insightful, easy to read essays that confront the basic issues of simming, question the fundamental strategies employed by simming leaders, and proposes new methods to improve our game.
The DragonMuse Network, a network that works to ensure online role-playing is viewed as a community and not a competition among groups. To this end, the network promotes peace, cooperation, and communication and has brought together a collection of online role-playing groups who share resources and follow a basic set of guiding rules, greatly enhancing their gaming environment.
Diaspora Games, which exemplifies the best of the simming community by offering free webservers, support, and other IT features to sim clubs.
The Starfleet Sim Club for it's pragmatic management style - where the club selects an 'elected dictator' every 8 months. This system has served the club well. As a result, Starfleet - founded in 1991 as one of the first sim clubs - has also become one of the longest running clubs ever.
startrekpbem.net for their website. The site, its content, and graphics combine to make a simming experience that recreates Starfleet and brings together a series of sims and groups.
Chas Hammer for My Simming Memoirs. Providing remarkable insight into the evolution of simming and the inner workings of a sim club, Chas' memoirs follow his career from a wide-eyed simmer on Prodigy, to a revolutionary leader, to the downfall of his club, which he analyzes with great candor.
Joe Ferguson of the Federation Sim Fleet (FSF). During his service as Chief Justice of the Simming League, Joe managed the Court with a steady hand, resolved disputes with fairness, and provided a calming influence in the Simming League.
NewWorldsRPG for their website. Utilizing a content management system, New Worlds is pioneering the use of new technology in simming, and is able to provide their members with a seamless role playing environment.
Tazlure for its unique blended in character/out of character management system that has produced and sustained an intense, high volume fantasy message board RPG for several years.
The CommLink newsletter, the venerable old newsletter of Spacefleet Online, CommLink and its dedicated staff have recast themselves and now provide an invaluable service as an independent source for simming news and information.
The Federation Sim Fleet (FSF) for its skilled use of technology, human resources, and an efficient quasi business/quasi government model unmatched in simming community that has allowed the FSF leadership and staff to build one of the best sim groups of all time.
Vex Xiang for the Xiang Monthly newsletter. This hilarious newsletter seamlessly blends serious simming news and information with hilarious spoof articles, comics, and real life social commentary. The product of a gifted mind, Xiang Monthly is a delight to read.
Erik Nighthawk of the United Simulations Network (USN) and Zappy of Nova Fleet (NF). In August of 2001, the Simming League threatened to rip itself apart. Erik Nighthawk, President of the Sim Senate at the time, and facing major internal problems in his own sim club, threw himself into the situation in the League. He was able to save the League, but it cost him his own club. Zappy followed as the next Sim Senate President, continuing Nighthawks work and overseeing the development of a new constitution which put the League back on track.
Gabriel Logan of the Federation Sim Fleet (FSF), for his novel Star Trek: Portal of Eternity, posted to the FSF message boards, which is based on his simming character of five years. This wonderful work is an enjoyable read, reveals a great writing talent, and highlights the immense creative possibilities of simming.
The Non Affiliated Gaming Forum (NAGF) aka the Diaspora Forum on AOL and all of its staff over the years, for without them and their hard work, most of the simming community on America Online (AOL) would not have existed.
Starfleet Legacy Alliance (SLA), for its unique management system that employs a hands off government whose main duty to develop a club wide community and gives most authority to the sim hosts. This system has allowed the SLA to quickly become a model of efficiency and skillful leadership.
The Federation Sim Fleet (FSF) for its Weekly Buzz newsletter. Thorough and informative, the FSF Writing Guild works hard to achieve the remarkable feat of publishing a newsletter each week that keeps the vast FSF community informed on going ons in the group.
Jeffrey David Sorenson of Member Focused Simulations (MFS). During his long and distinguished simming career Admiral Sorenson labored behind the scenes to promote peace, cooperation and stability in the simming world. Many times he was called upon to serve as an independent arbiter to diffuse tense situations, and he was instrumental in establishing the Simming League.
Member Focused Sims (MFS). Always living up to the clubs name, the MFS government has proven remarkably versatile, even managing to survive transfers of power from one leader to the next.
The Starfleet Legacy Alliance (SLA) for their website. Their beautifully designed website is easy to navigate and provides easy access to tons of information.
The Federation Sim Fleet (FSF) for their website. Through their new Starbase 254 web site, the FSF has provided a base for their online community that's filled with information and advanced webtools. Additionally, via Starbase 254, the FSF is working to help other clubs by providing server space and support.
The Interstellar Simming Confederation (ISC). Employing a business organizational model, the ISC has built a strong, united club that provides its members with a high level of service and efficiency.
ISO Troi of the Interstellar Simming Organization (ISO), for the Tournament of Simulations. Primarily ran and organized by ISO Troi, with support from RolePlayerUSA.com and the Simming League, ToS brought together many sim clubs in friendly competition and helped to continue the traditions of Sci World and the Simming League.
Trek Online (TOL) for the TOL Times. Trek Online is dedicated to the belief that in order to have good sims, there must be good information, and the Trek Online Times -- which is filled with club news, information, and comedy -- reflects that belief.
The Alliance Simulation Group (ASG), for its excellent website with integrated irc chat rooms and mud servers. The site is beautifully designed and organized, and filled with tons of info about the ASG.
The organizers of the SciWorld 99 Online convention, Ender Maki, and Tashak of the Online Simulations Association (OSA), and Chas Hammer of Trek Online (TOL) for running the first large scale, privately ran online simming convention. After years of struggle and conflict in the simming world, SciWorld 99 showed that sim clubs can peacefully cooperate, have fun, and, in the process, help their own club.
RolePlayerUSA.com, for providing independent news, information, and ratings so that simmers can find a club that best suits their desires.
The Star Trek Galactic Newsletter for its excellent independent online reporting and Star Trek reviews.
Trek Online (TOL), for its pioneering republican government and constitution. Involving the members in the affairs of the club while maintaining efficient operations, and lead by knowledgeable, friendly leadership, TOLs government has contributed greatly to the clubs creative community and high quality sims.