2009 Golden Dukes Announced!

Who would have thought back in 2007 that the Golden Duke Awards would become such an institution? But there you go! Today we’re announcing the 3rd Annual Golden Duke Awards. For those of you new to the Golden Dukes, the Dukes honor excellence in public corruption, betrayals of the public trust and generally shameless behavior. (See last year’s winners here.) Get your nominations in now — here are the details…

Today we’re announcing the categories in which we’ll award prizes.

They are …

Meritorious Achievement in The Crazy.

Best Public Policy-based Fib.

Outstanding Achievement in Corruption-based Chutzpah

Best Scandal — Sex and Generalized Carnality

Best Scandal — Local Venue

Best Scandal — General Interest

The deadline for nominations is December 18th. And we’ll be handing out exciting prizes both for the winners and also to the readers whose nominations we choose as finalists.So here’s how it works. If you want to nominate some evil-doer for one of our awards, send us a nomination identifying the person you’re nominating and a description/argument of no more than 250 words explaining their achievements, bad acts or generally scandalous behavior that you believe entitles them to the award. All awards are to individual mucksters and evil-doers — parties, concepts, groups, etc. are not eligible.

On December 21st we’ll announce the nominees, which then then go to our panel of distinguished judges. The awards will be announced on the last day of the year, December 31st.

Stay tuned. In coming days we’ll be announcing the judges, prize, how you can participate on Twitter and more.

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