As a way of saying thanks to the people who contribute to reddit, a set of daily reddit awards was established in late 2009. Each night at midnight (PT), the awards are calculated for the previous day and the winners listed on our honor roll. Also, each winner receives a trophy on their user page as a token of having won the award.
What's the difference between an award and a trophy?
The award is the reason someone is being honored -- the category in which they excel(led). For example, "Best Link". The trophy is the digital token placed on the recipient's user page to commemorate that particular person winning that particular award on that particular day.
Can you create a new award for me / my community?
We'd like to keep awards prestigious, and if we just give them out willy-nilly it defeats the whole purpose, it would be madness. That said, if you have a suggestion for one, we're open to new ideas, especially if the award will have broad appeal across all of reddit.
How can I get a trophy?
- The first rule of trophies is you don't talk about trophies.
(Rules 2 to ∞ are simply repetitions of this first one, with increasing levels of emphasis.)
Trophies do not get deleted if you delete the comment attached to the trophy in question.
List of awards
|Bellwether||Hang out on the new queue and flag carefully|
|Well-rounded||Post good links and good comments|
|Best Link||Submit a great link|
|Best Comment||Write a great comment|
|ComboLinker||Submit lots of good links|
|ComboCommenter||Post a high percentage of good comments in one day|
|Inciteful Link||Submit something worthwhile but provocative|
|Inciteful Comment||Write something interesting but provocative|
|Shutterbug||Contribute a photo to the sidebar|
|New User||Join Reddit!|
|Verified Email Address||Verify your email address|
|Gilding (tiered)||Gild a link or comment|
|One-Year Club||Keep up the good work!|
There are also some special trophies that are more rare than awards:
|Translator||Foreign language translations|
|Open Sorcerer||Contribute code to reddit|
|White Hat||RESPONSIBLY probe and report any holes in the reddit code. More details here.||CSS Animal||Mysterious|
|Beta Team||Participate in a reddit beta.|
|reddit Gold||reddit supporter. More details here.|
|reddit Mold||April Fools 2011 More details here.|
|Charter Member||Joined reddit gold during the initial "no features yet" leap-of-faith period|
|Alienator||Design a logo used on reddit's front page.|
|Team Orangered||Emerged victorious in the great Orangered/Periwinkle clash of 2013|
|Team Periwinkle||Fought valiantly in the great Orangered/Periwinkle clash of the ages|
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