From 2009 GenCon EN World RPG Awards (“the ENnies”) judge Jeramy Ware’s blog, May 26:

Our only real worry at this point is the Website category, which is sorely lacking.

So, if you know anyone that has a site or blog that you’d like to see considered, please ask them to enter. It’s easy for people to see all the great books and services that publishers put out, but forget the contributions of the community. I’d hate to see that happen. It’s the community, not the companies, that make our hobby thrive.

We couldn’t agree more with Jeramy’s take on the role community-created web content plays in the larger gaming community.

As of this posting, only six websites are listed as having entered the ENnies. We want to see a huge list of website entrants for 2009 — and we welcome the competition.

The gnomes encourage you to:

  1. Enter your own RPG blog or website. Not sure you should do it? Don’t sell yourself short. There are lots of RPG sites out there not getting the recognition they deserve.
  2. Pester your favorite site to enter. Know of an RPG site that deserves an ENnie? Tell them.

It’s ridiculously easy to enter, and per Jeramy’s blog “Everything that is to be considered for this year needs to be in the mail and on it’s way by June 1, just six days away.” That’s right around the corner.

How to Enter

The ENnies website has full instructions, but in a nutshell you just need to print out one form, fill it out with your site’s details, and mail six copies to the provided addresses. It’s free except for postage.

Be very clear that you are submitting a website, not a physical product — and include a letter of introduction to the judges. Be careful to follow the ENnies rules with that letter, and if you have doubts do what we did: send it to the ENnies coordinator, and ask if it’s OK to submit to the judges.

Entering costs you nothing, and could lead to something awesome.

From all of us on the Stew to all of you writing, reading, and using RPG websites, if you haven’t already entered the 2009 ENnies — do it!