Crew Awards

Joint Post Challenge Champion Joint Post Challenge Champion
Every year, Elysium will run a Joint post challenge for a month.

* A player must have 1 JP with each player in a one on One situation. Mass JP's do not count towards this.
* They have 1 month to get this done.

The winner gets a Shiny award for it!
Captain's Personal Merit Captain's Personal Merit
Awarded to the crew member who the Captain feels worthy.
Mission Stars Mission Stars
If you participated in over 50% of the current mission as a player-character, you are entitled to a Bronze Mission Star. If this is your fifth mission on board the Elysium, a Silver Mission Star is worn in place of five Bronze Mission Stars, and a Deployment Commendation Ribbon is authorized to be worn, if applicable. After 5 silver stars, a gold star is worn.
Silver Book Silver Book
Replacing the Golden Scroll award, we are now having the Silver book award.

Is awarded monthly to the writer/s of posts that have been of quality and shows their characters and the story to the best advantage. NOT to be confused with the Library Excellence award from OF. This award is for Elysium players only. The posts have to be of good quality, with minimal grammar and spelling errors. They do not need to advance the overall plot and can be what are termed filler posts. They must however be over 500 words long if a solo post and over 1000 words if a joint post.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
For those Joint Posts which are wonderful and excellent and who's writers deserve recognition.
Creativity Award Creativity Award
The Creativity Award is presented to those who come up with an outstanding idea during a mission.
This can be in battle, a diplomatic meeting, medical crises, or even during a shore leave. There is no exacting criteria for the qualifications of this award. Sample posts are required.
Post of The Year Post of The Year
As voted by the crew! The post that shaped the crew, the post that everyone said "OHH I LIKIE!" To be awarded yearly, nominations commence December.

Crew's Choice Award Crew's Choice Award
Voted on by the crew of the simm in question. No real criteria, just the player which the crew feels excelled that month.
DeForest Kelley Humor Award DeForest Kelley Humor Award
This award is meant to help us all remember that a bit of light-heartedness goes a long way; even in the face of danger.
DeForest Kelley was as much a comedian as he was an actor of the 20th century. Therefore, this is as much a tribute to him as it is an award to any recipient. This award can be given to any player in Obsidian Fleet
Good Conduct Medal Good Conduct Medal
For exceptional performance of one’s duties. This medal denotes a committed and dependable individual both on and off duty.
Bridge Officer Certification Bridge Officer Certification
Completed your Bridge Officer Cert? Let us know!
 Library Excellence Ribbon Library Excellence Ribbon
Awarded for the best writing style: clear, precise, and easy to follow – yet allows the story to flow smoothly and easily passed off to another crew member. Also includes spelling and grammar used properly.
Meritorious Newcomer Award Meritorious Newcomer Award
This award will be given to the newcomer who makes themselves known and puts in the most effort to make their character a valuable addition.
Non Player Character Award Non Player Character Award
For the development of Non-Player Characters. The lives of our characters are in a setting populated by countless other people who are important to our featured individuals. This award marks the achievement of a player for his/her development of engaging, detailed NPCs who add realism and dimension to the simm.
Outstanding Volunteer Award Outstanding Volunteer Award

For the player who makes every effort to find significant ways to lend a hand to the simm’s command staff.
Performs excellent support work to the best of his/her abilities. Reserved for out of character contributions only, as such efforts differ in scope and often involve a player’s personal time commitment beyond the game play. (Not as prestigious as the Ribbon of Commitment)
Professional Merit Professional Merit
Awarded to the character who has developed his/her character with considerable talent, making that character a joy to interact with.
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Awarded to personnel who are injured in the line of duty. They do not have to be on their deathbed, or even have broken limbs and such. Basically, any crew member with an injury or injuries that a CO feels worth making record of should receive this award. Also applies to POWs: Given to Starfleet officers who are captured by enemy forces for an extended period of time.
Recruitment Award Recruitment Award
For recognition of recruitment successes.
In order to secure a bright and long lasting future for Obsidian Fleet, there must always be the continual introduction of excited and eager new players. This award is to recognize those who have successfully recruited a new player to the simm who remains on that simm for a minimum period of 6 months. (OOC award, not available to the simm’s CO)
Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded to the crew member/s that has made significant "romantic" character advancements. This has become an award in itself because romance gives a sense of realism adds dimension to a character. Because this aspect of literature can often be very difficult to write, players that progress their character romantically deserve recognition
Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon

Awarded for the successful portrayal of a non-human character aboard a simulation.
In the interest of diversity, this award is granted to individuals who have done an exemplary job writing and developing their non-human characters. Playing ruthless Romulans, killer Klingons, freeloading Ferengi, clever Cardassians, benevolent Bajorans, vigilant Vulcans, aspiring Andorians and any others, while doing so in an excellent fashion, is worthy of recognition.
This award can also be used to commend those players who support other diversity factors in real life and our sims, including race, gender identity, ethnicity, and more.
Zefram Cochrane Writing Award Zefram Cochrane Writing Award

For those who excel at writing unique and well-thought out styles and posts during a mission. This could include discovery, first contact, battle scenes, romance, general obstacles, and more.
Star of Hope Star of Hope
The Star of Hope is awarded for combat action only, and is awarded to any person killed in action while serving the armed forces of the United Federation of Planets. It is only awarded posthumously.
Outstanding Antagonist Outstanding Antagonist
This award denotes a players exceptionally well crafted villain who has contributed to a simms plot line convincingly over a series of posts.
Matias Grronkil's Award for Engineering Excellence Matias Grronkil's Award for Engineering Excellence
In memory of Lt. Commander Matias Grronkil, who was this ships Chief Engineer for 2 years, this award is given to those who show great engineering prowess.
Awarded to a group of players who have demonstrated cohesiveness and prowess in joint-posting, interacting with each other to further the plotline, contribution to the collective story and generally writing a fun posting thread to read.
The highest-level award bestowed upon a ELYSIUM player, the recipient of this award demonstrates qualities of almost every other award here -- from furthering the plot in a way that entices others to jump in and participate, to writing his or her character in a believable, "real" yet fantastic way. A protagonist, an antagonist; a dreamer; a good storyteller.
Note that this award is very specific: qualified recipients may not be found in all award cycles. This award does not necessarily equate to the player who posts the most frequently; rather, it is the content and context that is awarded.
Command Commendation Command Commendation
Awarded by the choice of the Commanding Officer, the recipient of this award typically has contributed out-of-character in some way to the administration of the sim. Or perhaps the CO just likes you. *shrug* Difficult to say
For developing the current plotline into something original and unexpected, yet not unbelievable. In other words, the crewmember that throws the best "monkey wrenches" into the plot to make it interesting, but not off-center, one-sided or a personal "hero" campaign.
Awarded to the crew member that posts in such a way that entices others to "jump in" and help build upon that post; a "team player," writing for the benefit of group interaction.
Awarded to the player/s who has taken considerable effort in creating action-packed, edge-of-your-seat combat posts in a way that is both believable yet incredible; the type of writing they make little toy action figures out of!
Elysium's First Birthday Elysium's First Birthday
For players who were here when we celebrated our first Birthday!
Elysium's second Birthday Elysium's second Birthday
For players who were here for our second birthday!