The moment everyone's been waiting for has arrived! The votes have been tallied and the winners are ready to be announced! Before I announce the winners, I want to thank everyone who voted along with the rest of staff for allowing myself to co-host the awards this year. Lastly, I want to thank Jeff and Ree for co-hosting with me. FAVORITE LPA MEMBER As he celebrates his one year anniversary of joining the LPA, Hybrid certainly has something else to celebrate! But, why Hybrid? Probably because of his mix of dedication to the site, his kindness towards others, his intelligence, and his willingness to help out in the community however he can. Amazing job Hybrid! SECOND PLACE: Dustin and Ree (tie) OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Derek, Minus, Joe, Kaeton, Jesse, and ShankyShank FAVORITE STAFF MEMBER Coming off her victory of winning best newbie last year, Ree has climbed the latter to the essential top to claim the award for favorite staff member! From her love towards the site to her sweet British charm, it's easy to understand why she won this award. Congrats Ree! SECOND PLACE: Derek THIRD PLACE: Joe and Jeff (tie) ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Todd MOST DEDICATED MEMBER No man/woman deserved this award more than Derek. I would need a lot of buckets or some shit to show all of the blood, sweat, and tears that he's put towards this site. Keep up the amazing work, Derek! SECOND PLACE: Benjamin, Jeff, Super Sonic ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Hawk, Skittle, Joe, Zane, and Casey NICEST MEMBER And now Ree claims her second award! And for good reason. Ree has been one of the nicest members on the boards since she's joined. You'll always see her welcoming new members and having conversations with, well, everybody! SECOND PLACE: Derek THIRD PLACE: Vdalem ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Hybrid, Joe, Louis, Arlene, Dustin, and Benjamin MOST INTELLIGENT MEMBER No surprise here. He seemingly wins this award every year. Why? Because not only is Todd the guy behind the scenes keeping the LPA alive, he also does not hesitate to post in serious/tech chat and other forums to show off his brain. Keep it up, Todd! SECOND PLACE: Jesse and Derek (tie) ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Hybrid, Benjamin, Louis, El Muerto, Jordan, Vriska, Mark, Minus, and Dr. Octogonapus FUNNIEST MEMBER These awards would not have felt right if Joe didn't come away with something. This year, it's funniest member! Whenever he finds the time, anyone can find Joe in the shoutbox saying outrageous things that make people burst out laughing in front of their computer; often resulting in signatures changing to capture his hilarious remarks! SECOND PLACE: Minus THIRD PLACE: Jeff ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Hybrid, Timothy, Vdalem, Todd, ShankyShank, and Hawk BEST NEWBIE Logic dictates that Hybrid had to win Best Newbie. After all, he's already won favorite member! Congrats on your second award Hybrid! SECOND PLACE: CalloReach141 and 1STPKLOSER (tie) MOST CONTROVERSIAL MEMBER Winning the same award last year, Minus still has not shied away from his controversial antics! However, after getting banned for seven days a while back, the ice has probably been the thinnest it's ever been for him. But does Minus give a shit? Probably not, because he's controversial, damn it. SECOND PLACE: F-ck Casey and Travz21 (tie) ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Jesse and Pidgeon84 MOST RANDOM MEMBER tROCKS24, you are random, but we love you because of that fact! And congrats at winning your first LPA award! SECOND PLACE: Sarah, VeLLi, Jesse, MKH, and Hawk (tie) MOST ATTRACTIVE MEMBER This year it's .Amanda. that walks away with the most attractive award! Her looks have captured the majority of this year's voters and understandably so! Congratulations .Amanda.! SECOND PLACE: Ree and LizLP (tie) THIRD PLACE: Will, Derek, Tom, Arashi, Dustin, Theazninvasion68, Puresque, and Sarah MEMBER YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET Who else would an LPA member rather meet? Not only is he the mod father of the site, but Derek has also befriended a large portion of the community with his awesome personality! So, Derek, what hotel is closest to your house? SECOND PLACE: Ree, Hybrid, and Mr. Long (tie) ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Tom, Joe, Benjamin, Messy Marj, 28thART, and Will BEST THREAD 1001 Reasons to Love the LPA[/B] is perhaps the most fitting choice for this award. Nothing sums up the boards more than this thread! And, funnily enough, there's already more than 1001 reasons listed. Also, LPA member Sarah deserves recognition for starting this thread. Nice idea, Sarah! SECOND PLACE: Random Thoughts 24, VeLLi Appreciation Thread, and Funny Picture thread (tie) ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: LPA Monthly Mix Up, How Linkin Park Changed my Life, Mike Shinoda, happy birthday!!, and Keaton Hashimoto's "The Catalyst" Remix Added To Download To Donate BIGGEST WTF THREAD It is what it is. SECOND PLACE: the study of Linkin Park -a sociologist review THIRD PLACE: Mike Shinoda, happy birthday!! ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Random Thoughts 24, GOP Primary Race, Three Word Story, and lpfiction.com BEST SMILIE The last award goes to the best smilie, which the voters have decided is . Exemplifying how easy it is to make lolz centering around Mike, this smilie has definitely been a fan favorite for the past year. Mike Shinoda himself has even seen it. Shout out goes to Agent O for creating this smilie! SECOND PLACE: THIRD PLACE: , , , , , , and "Creepy Brown Guy at Cricket game" (tie) And that's a wrap! I want to thank everyone again for voting and being a part of this years LPA awards. Also, I want to congratulate all of the winners again. Everyone who won an award deserved it. It's members like you that make the LPA one of the best places on the internet! See you all next year! Derp.