2010 has been another year full of great orienteering achievements – and as we now are moving towards 2011, it is again time to decide the greatest of achievements of the year. The annual poll to find the biggest Orienteering Achievements of the year is organized by two of the major sources for international orienteering news on the Internet – World of O and Ultimate Orienteering.
In this edition of Orienteering Achievement of the Year we have asked the experts to nominate runners for the Orienteering Achievement of 2010: National Team trainers and other people with excellent knowledge of the orienteering scene have been asked to nominate their candidates for “The Orienteering Achievement of 2010″:
- Radek Novotny, Czech National Team trainer
- Thomas Bührer, Swiss National Team trainer (until 2010)
- Janne Salmi, Finnish National Team trainer (until 2010)
- Kenneth Buch, Trainer of Halden SK (until 2010)
- Jørn Sundby, Orienteering speaker/expert
Based on these nominations, up to 10 men and 10 women are set up on the final list for the poll where YOU decide in a vote. In addition we leave one wild card for our readers based on suggestions (including reason for the nomination) to this post or the post at Ultimate Orienteering by Sunday November 28th 12:00 CET. A prize from our sponsors will be drawn those suggesting a candidate / participating in the discussions.
Note that in the vote for “The Orienteering Achievement of 2010″, the best achievement of the year is to be named – and not necessarily the best orienteer of 2010. Thus it is not necessarily the gold medalists who have done the greatest orienteering achievements. All nominees for the Orienteering Achievement of 2009 and 2008 can be found here. Note that only individual orienteers can be nominated – not group of orienteers.
The winners from the Orienteering Achievement of 2009 were Daniel Hubmann and Simone Niggli. Help decide who will win “The Orienteering Achievement of 2010″.
On November 30th, all nominees will be presented at World of O and Ultimate Orienteering. The winner is decided in a vote amongst all the readers of World of O and Ultimate Orienteering between Tuesday November 30th and Monday December 6th. The winners will be announced December 9th. The following categories are included in The Orienteering Achievement of 2010:
Prizes for “Lucky voters”
Prizes will be drawn among the voters:
- A person can only vote once in each of the categories (if several people share one internet connection, only one can vote, as the IP address is used to identify the voter along with the email-address of the voter).
- Prizes from our sponsors will be drawn among all people voting. Sponsors and prizes will be announced on Monday November 29th.
- The winners will be made public after the poll closes and the winners have been presented at World of O and Ultimate Orienteering.
A full sponsor presentation will be given on November 29th. We have the following sponsors who will provide prizes for lucky voters and for the winners of “The Orienteering Achievement of 2010″:
- Main sponsor: Trimtex
- OOcup 2011
- Midnattsolgaloppen 2011
- Kopaonik Open 2011
- Portugal O-meeting 2011
Spread the news
Help making the poll as representative for the international orienteering community as possible! Spread the news about the poll, by publishing an article about the election on your website, and encourage people participating. Please use this link:
- http://poll.worldofo.com/poll2010.html (voting will be opened from here)
Of all websites with on average more than 50 visitors/day who link to the poll after it has been opened for voting, five websites will be drawn who will get a free “Sponsored Link” at either World of O or Ultimate Orienteering. Websites with on average more than 200 visitors/day will count triple when linking to the poll. Send an email to Jan@Kocbach.net with the sites address if you want to be part of this draw for free sponsored links. Sponsored links may be to any orienteering related page or product – must necessarily by the website drawn.