by Patch O'Furr
2022 GOOD FURRY AWARD – Vote HERE until May 1
This annual award is run by Grubbs Grizzly to recognize furries who make outstanding positive contributions to the fandom. The first one in 2019 went to Tony “Dogbomb” Barrett. In 2020 the award (and a $500 check) went to Ash Coyote. In 2021, Cassidy Civet won. Each winner gets a check and a trophy.
Winners for this 4th annual award will be announced at Biggest Little Furcon in June.
This year there will be a new Lifetime Achievement Award, selected by Uncle Bear Publishing in addition to regular awards.
The awards will be presented live at BLFC, and Pepper Coyote also wrote a theme song for the award.
Grubbs explains why he started the award on the nomination page:
The Good Furry Award is about community spirit. This is not an award for who is the best fursuiter or artist or writer. It is not about being the most popular or being the furry who is seen on news broadcasts. It is about furries who do good works to promote and sustain the fandom and who represent the best in furry. Examples might be a person who does extraordinary work as a furcon volunteer, or who runs a charity, or who has done a lot to help furries in need, or who does something to promote a positive image of furries to the mundane world. I’m sure you understand the phrase “community spirit,” so nominate people based on that concept. The same goes for groups of people, organizations, and even businesses that help out furries.
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