[CQ-Contest] WPX Plaques - Who should win them?

David Levine david at levinecentral.com
Tue Mar 3 03:58:42 PST 2009


It really depends how the awards are distributed. Lets say for ease of
discussion, there's a certificate for each state winner and a plaque for
country, continent and world winners. That means there are 3 potential
plaques someone from the US could win and 1 guaranteed plaque someone in the
US could win.

If K5NA had the highest score in Texas, USA, NA and the World, then you
should receive 1 plaque in total that lists those achievements. What should
then happen is the 2 plaques you could receive for country and continent can
go to someone else. If Russell was the 2nd highest score in the US but not
NA, then he should get a 2nd place plaque indicating such and whoever was
highest in NA would receive their plaque indicating 2nd in NA. If Russell
was the second highest score in NA, he would receive 1 plaque indicated 2nd
NA and 2nd US and then you'd search for the 3rd place winner in the US and
provide the plaque to that operator indicating they won 3rd place in the US.

In total, the same number of plaques are distributed with each individual
receiving 1 plaque and the correct place for each operator indicated on each

David - K2DSL

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Richard L. King
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 9:48 PM
To: Russell Hill; cq-contest at contesting.com
Cc: Thompson, Randy
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX Plaques - Who should win them?

What if you were the second highest scoring station in the world 
behind me and we were both in Texas?

You say then you don't want your outstanding effort to be recognized?

I would have enough wood to build a tree and you would have nothing, 
nada, zippo. Even after all that great effort.

How many years would this need to happen before you decided you 
didn't want to work this contest anymore?

It isn't fair for your effort to go unrewarded. And the contest will 
suffer as a result.

73, Richard - K5NA

At 02:16 3/3/2009, Russell Hill wrote:
>Richard, if I were the 2nd top Texas station, I would be happy to 
>receive recognition for the extraordinary effort required for that 
>If you were the Top Texas station, then you should win the Top Texas 
>trophy, be it a wooden plaque or whatever.
>If you were also the top W5, Zone 4, USA, and world, that would not 
>make me the Top Texas station.  That would still be your accomplishment.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard L. King" <k5na at ecpi.com>
>To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>Cc: "Thompson, Randy" <k5zd at charter.net>
>Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 4:14 PM
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] WPX Plaques - Who should win them?
>>I guess I will take the unpopular position and say that I like the
>>plaque methodology that is already in place.
>>There is just a limited amount of money available for plaques.
>>To change to a winner-take-all for plaques would discourage some
>>participation and fail to recognize some extraordinary efforts from
>>other operators.
>>If I were to win the world-high, USA-high, Zone 4, W5 area, and top
>>Texas station plaques, I would be very happy receiving just the World
>>plaque. Why not share the wealth with others that made outstanding
>>Just how much wood do you want hanging on your wall anyway?
>>73, Richard - K5NA

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