Thursday, March 11, 2010

February 2010 Award Winners

We'd like to congratulate the winners of Associated Content's February 2010 awards!

Best of AC: Crafting, Dating & Relaltionships, Movies

Our monthly Best of AC awards recognize the achievements of Contributors publishing extraordinary content in a wide range of topics. February's winners are:

Best of AC: Crafting -- Maria Merlino
Maria Merlino is a professional designer with extensive experience doing crochet, knitting, cross stitch, embroidery, mosiacs and more. She joined AC in late 2009, and has already climbed to Clout 8 with close to 100 top-notch crafting guides and patterns of her own design. If crafting is a passion and profession for you, as it is for Maria, be sure to read her thoughts on pricing the work you create.

Best of AC: Dating & Relationships -- Ayanna G.
In more than 4 years as an Associated Content Contributor, Ayanna G. has distinguished herself in numerous categories, from Arts & Entertainment to Society. She has published close to 200 Dating & Relationship articles on AC, pulling both from personal experience and keen cultural insight. Check out her take on the effect reality TV has on real-life relationships.

Best of AC: Movies -- Steven Bryan
Steven Bryan has been writing about the entertainment industry for 16 years, and has published more than 150 insightful Arts & Entertainment articles on Associared Content since he joined three years ago. Check out his commentary on last night's Academy Award winners.

Rising Stars

Our Rising Star awards shine a spotlight on some of our most promising new Contributors. February's winners are...

Joyce Carole writes on everything from Arts & Entertainment to Fashion & Shopping (she's a Featured Contributor in that category) to Travel—always with a unique spin. She's already published 146 pieces and has over 40,000 views. Don't miss her review of last weekend's Oscars fashion.

Since joining Associated Content in November of last year, Thomas Griffin has established his expertise in the field of vocal study and singing techniques by publishing more than 60 terrific pieces, like "How to Sing Better: Expanding Your Vocal Range." His first-hand experience as a singer, instructor and worship leader all inform the content he creates as a Featured Arts & Entertainment Contributor.

Aaron Johnson is a full time student at the University of South Texas, but that hasn't stopped him from sharing his passion for sports and television with Associated Content's readers. He has already published close to 100 pieces, include a helpful and humorous glossary of social networking shorthard.

Wade Souza joined Associated Content in January, and he has already climbed to Clout 7 with nearly 100 articles. His work as a Featured Contributor in Sports and Health & Wellness showcase his experience and insight as a personal trainer. Check out "Transforming Personal Fitness to Improve the World Around Us."

Carnegie Melon grad Michael Strauss is technology expert and a hardcore gamer. From Dungeons & Dragons and classic arcade games to modern consoles and Facebook apps, Michael's passion for gaming comes across clearly in the content he publishes. Be sure to read his take on "Video Games That Revolutionized the Industry."

Congratulations to all of these talented winners!


Marilisa said...

Well done, Best of AC February- Steve, Ayanna and Maria! And welcome plus congrats- Rising Stars!

Anita Cameron said...

Congratulations to all of February's winners!

M.G. Hardiman said...

Wow! You guys rock!! Congratulations to all our Rising Stars and Best of AC award winners.

Cheers, M.G.