What we set out for, from the conception, was to recognize reviewers who stood out more than others. We are looking for quality, not quantity. Someone well rounded when reviewing both poetry and prose. Someone who views every piece as a whole, not just focusing on one aspect of the work. Someone who inspires a writer to improve, not beats them into the ground. It is a Quality Seal, but for reviewers. We want people to see the gold stars, and to know that a review by this person is honest without being cruel, and thorough on all aspects.
- a panel member
Members have the ability to nominate four reviewers each month to go before the Reviewer Recognition Panel. If you see a reviewer that stands out click the "Thumb" icon next to one of the members reviews. You can send a personal message to the reviewer when nominating them.
Each month the Reviewer Recognition Panel takes the member that receives the most votes and decides on the winner of the contest. The panel is looking for honest and detailed reviews that offer authors constructive feedback. If approved by the panel the nominee will win the contest.
The winner takes away a prepaid $100 visa gift card (or optionally an Amazon gift certificate or 110 member dollars). The nominee is also considered for further recognition. There is a chance that the reviewer will be approved as a recognized reviewer. A recognized reviewer receives an upgraded signature that includes gold stars in place of blue ones. If the nominee is not approved there will not be a winner that month.
The site tracks the number of nominations that you have received. If you are nominated this is no guaranteee that the panel will approve you. But it is a clear indicator as to how the community as a whole appreciates the comments you write.
Status: Always Open . Write reviews and you will automatically be entered.