I was just thinking that the Internet didn't have much of a place for recognition of FanDubs, aside from posting in the Completed Works section, Facebook, as well as YouTube, so I wanted to run something by any of the Administrators as well as the community to see if it would be something anyone would be interested in having around here.
You know how TV has the Emmy Awards, Film has the Academy Awards, Worst Films have the Razzie Awards, then there's the Golden Globes (Etc.), I was just thinking that FanDubs have absolutely nothing except User Comments, Subscribes, Etc... Despite so much effort is put into a FanDub to make it happen, in the end result, there isn't really much of an incentive to keep through with it, we aren't getting paid for all our hard effortrs, but regardless, we all push on because we want to make Fans happy, which is incentive enough for most people.
Because of this, some Voice Actors just lose interest, some Directors lose interest. I myself have been cast into many different FanDubs on the VAA. Some of them lifted on the ground and then fell right back down, some didn't even start, while other FanDubs press on to be some of the most popular Dubs on YouTube. Don't get me wrong, I'm not coming in here to complain, I mean this with constructive criticism and I think that if we have something to work towards, we can all make our FanDubs a roaring success.
Myself, I'm perfectly happy with the success of our FF9 FanDub, as well as the great job our Voice Actors are doing, which is good enough for me and I know a lot of people feel the same way with their FanDubs, so I'm not coming in here saying things are doing poorly around here. In-fact, I wanted to run a suggestion along to the Administrators/Moderators and the Community of having some kind of annual FanDub Awards, the Dubby Awards or something like that. Moderators could post requirements for submitting a FanDub about a month before-hand, then allow FanDub Directors/Producers to submit their work for review, then all the Moderators and Administrators gather together and decide on the winning productions. (ie. Best Voice Actor, Best Voice Actress, Best Director, Best Creative Writing, Best Original Project, Best Dub from a Copyrighted Title, Etc.)
What do the rest of you think..? Is there any interest in this?