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The FRIDtastic Awards

These superlative awards recognize and celebrate our FRID members. Think of Senior Superlatives like you would see in a high school yearbook! Nominees and winners will be chosen by you, the membership of FRID. For each category listed below, there will be one winner from each of the four regions (North, South, East, West). Keep in mind, these are intentionally designed to be lighthearted and fun and are not meant to be judgements or perceptions of the skills of interpreters. Also, don’t worry if the person you want to nominate isn’t a FRID member yet, they will be notified and given plenty of time to join. 

Voting is now open! Have fun voting for your fellow interpreters!  Remember, in order to vote in the FRIDtastic Awards, your FRID membership needs to be up-to-date. Check your membership status today!

FRIDtastic Awards 2018 Ballot (member login required)

FRIDtastic Awards 2018 Runoff Ballot (member login required)

*Note: Due to some errors on the original ballot, we have a few runoff elections. For Marvelous Mentor, a candidate was placed in the wrong region, so we are doing a runoff in the 2 regions affected by the error, East and North. For Friendliest - East Region, a candidate was left off the ballot completely, so we will be doing a runoff for East Region only. If you previously cast a vote on the original ballot, you are allowed to vote again on the runoff ballot. Voting for all other regions in the affected categories are still on the original ballot.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

St Petersburg College - Clearwater Campus

Join us for a FRIDtastic Evening - Superhero Costume Party! At this event, we will be recognizing and celebrating the true, our members! We will be announcing the winners of the FRIDtastic Awards 2018, so iron your capes and dust off your masks! Also, FRID Board members will be celebrating our successes and sharing our vision for the coming year, and there will be a couple surprise awards. We will have some superhero-themed performances by Joel Ortiz (Instagram: @joel_ortiz_spotlight), and we will have a costume contest for the best superhero (or supervillain) outfit! It will be FRIDtastic!

Costume Contest Prizes:

1st place - $75

2nd place - $50


$5 per person

Tickets can be purchased on the FRIDtastic Evening registration page!

*NOTE: Anyone registered for FRIDCon gets free entry into the FRIDtastic Evening event! Just show your FRIDCon badge at the door. 

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Categories for Nomination

This is the interpreter that shames the red carpet! They always show up dressed to the nines in today’s hottest trends.

Nobody can rain on this interpreter’s parade! Their cheery disposition makes everyone want to be their new bestie.

This altruistic interpreter is always willing to support any cause. From standing in the heat all day to approaching businesses for sponsorship, they are there to help make a difference. “No” is not in this interpreter’s vocabulary!

This professional interpreter is at the forefront of change and is bound to be a leader in the community!

This interpreter is new to the field but their star is on the rise. They have what it takes to get certified and continuing growing to infinity and beyond!

Geared up and ready to take on all types of professional development, this interpreter seems to be at every event. They clearly have an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

Need a few laughs? This interpreter can turn anyone’s frown upside down!

Chipped nail? Headache? No matter the trouble, this interpreter has it all! They will supply you with all the antidotes, gadgets or go-to’s you could ever need on the job.

Lean on me! With the support of this interpreter, they make the impossible possible! Whether teaming an assignment or needing their advice, this interpreter is always in your corner.

Saucy, spirited, and sharp! This audacious interpreter always has their sassy pants on and adds a little spunk to your day.

This gumptious guru is an interpreter’s most valued asset! They have the expertise and trusted advice to plant the seeds for success and nurture them into full bloom!

Nominations Fine Print:

  • Awards will only be given to FRID members in good standing. Nominees will have until 11:59 PM on September 29, 2018 to activate their membership. If nominee is not a FRID member at that time, they will be disqualified.
  • All members of the FRID Board of Directors are ineligible for any of these awards and will be automatically disqualified.
  • You may nominate yourself for any award.
  • Only one nomination can be made per category per form; however, multiple submissions are allowed.
  • Nominees will be contacted to accept or decline the nomination. If no response is received by the deadline 911:59 PM on September 8, 2018), the person will be disqualified.
  • Nominations will only be accepted through the Google Form.
  • Nominations will close at 11:59 PM on September 15, 2018.
Elections Fine Print:
  • Only current members in good standing may vote.
  • Only one ballot may be filled out per member.
  • Member may vote for candidates from all 4 regions, regardless of whether or not they reside in that region.
  • Voting will close at 11:59 PM on October 20, 2018.
  • Winners will be announced at event in St. Petersburg on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and subsequently posted on social media.
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