It is almost time again for the Disresponsible Nodpot of the Year Award ceremony (takes place on the 31st of December) and this year there are an unprecedented number of Nodpots eligible for votes - 8 out of 10 in fact. Apart from the first year of voting, four years ago, when all the Nodpots were nominated automatically, the DNOTY has been voted on a system of points accumulated during the year for writing and other Nodpot related works, and then the members with points are eligible for nomination. The first year the point system was introduced, only a few members were up for voting - Valerie, myself, Marvin, Parsley and possibly one of our mascots (would have to look up the minutes from 2005 to make sure). Last year Mungo got points and went on to be victorious. This year, three more Nodpots have succeeded in accumulating points throughout the year. Two for starting a blog and the third for fulfilling a task he has been assigned for the last ten years. With eight members in the competition, it will be an interesting night to see who comes out on top. My tip for favourite is Valerie, who had an article accepted for publication this year, as well as entering two competitions, writing two excellent books, getting the LD professionally edited, writing a story for The Five Muses and helping the other Nodpots as she always does. Going by points accumulated over the year, Sparkie is another hot favourite. However, I wouldn't count Mungo out of the competition and after his success last year, I wouldn't put it past him to creep up on the outside and romp home to victory.