The Swedish Nobel Prize

Day 226, 16:35 Published in Sweden Sweden by Hypogeum

Hello everyone! The long awaited Swedish Nobel Prize is here at last!
This has been a project that we in Hypogeum have worked with and developed since the beginning of May. It was hard work all of the time, and we all had other things running parallel and because of that it was hard finding time to dedicate oneself, but we managed anyway and I think we all can agree that even if it was demanding at times, we had really fun making The Swedish Nobel Prize a reality.

Now, before I proceed onward I would like to pay special thanks to all the members of Hypogeum, I can’t really imagine how this could have been done without you. So, hats off to you!

Here is a little explanation on how The Swedish Nobel Prize works.
It consists of six categories: Society, Economy, Politics, Media, Peace Prize and Honorary Award.

The Society Prize.
The winner in this category can, for example have done something to positively affect the influx of citizens, or perhaps helped to raise the morale throughout the society, bettered the standard for workers, or maybe created a group or any other entity to help eSweden to expand socially.

The Economic Prize.
This is a little tricky since the economic aspect of erepublik is far from satisfactory, but you could say that anyone that creates a bank of high standard, writes an enriching article with an economical theme using true arguments and written in a good manner, or perhaps someone who breaks new ground and starts a stock exchange could be considered as potential and worthy winners of the economic price.

The Political Prize.
The receiver of the Swedish political Nobel prize have contributed onto improving, and widening the political aspect of erepublik. It can for instance be someone who wrote a political analytical article, anyone who has served any kind of political post with outstanding example, or maybe an especially strategically thought out election campaign, things like these.

The Media Prize.
This category can easily be misunderstood. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the person who has written the best article that receives the media prize. It goes to the person who has, by whatever means of expression, not only through articles, in the best way benefited the Swedish media and done something to further it, someone who have inspired others and helped to make the media more interesting.

The Peace Price.
Well, this one is rather self-explanatory. The receiver of this prize is any person that in the best way has done something to strengthen the world peace, and helped spread the non-violence.

The Honorary Award.
This prize goes a person who should be awarded for his or her achievements to make this game and the life in it more interesting and rewarding. An inspiring enthusiast and someone who stands as a good example for others to follow.

These are the awards and prizes that make up The Swedish Nobel Prize.
None is more or less valuable than the others; they are all equally honourable and should be considered non-comparable.
The award each laureate receive is first and foremost THE HONOUR, this is the true prize, but to symbolize it all there is also an award of 100 SEK to each laureate to credit for the individual’s achievement. The prize money is also to serve as a motivation for others to become involved in the game and all it’s aspects.

Here are the laureates of the first ever Swedish Nobel Prize!

The Society Prize.
“This is the organization responsible for ‘educating’ every newly arrived citizen in eSweden. They have worked so hard in the toughest of times; back when eSweden went through the great expansion, or when the spam articles poured out from every new citizen and we needed someone to teach them, they were there!
For outstanding dirty work, The Swedish Society Nobel Prize goes to... Mentor Sverige!

The Economic Price.
“One of the most economically dedicated souls in eSweden. He has shown us that even if our country is shrinking in numbers of citizens we can still grow, grow economically. The receiver of The Swedish Economic Nobel Prize is the founder of both Svenska Riksbanken (Bank of Sweden) and Obligationssystemet (The Bond System), he is the ‘King of Cash’ and his name is... Alleus!”

The Political Prize.
“This man is known for his hard-like-stone diplomacy and many respected him for the formidable force he was wielding, but it is neither of those tributes that earns him this prize, it is the person behind the granite face, his big heart, his will to serve his country, his burning devotion for politics and all achievements he made during his time in office. Put all these attributes into a single living entity and you will have a man of high valour. The Swedish Political Nobel Prize goes to... Ziggyzag!”

The Media Price.
“Even if some got burnt occasionally, he was the light in our medial darkness. A man worthy of sanctification. He brought up heavy and gray issues with great enthusiasm and phenomenal humour and taught us to loosen up. With such a great mark he has left us all with his name will echo through time and we will always remember him as the reincarnation of the Latin saying: “Uno sed leo” (One, but a lion). The Swedish Media Nobel Prize goes to... Grev Per!”

The Peace Price.
This price has been withdrawn. We had a suitable laureate, Stason and his charity organization Global mana, but unfortunately he died some time ago. So we went back to scratch and we could simply not find anyone worthy of this prize. Therefore we will keep the 100 SEK that served as prize money and add it to the next edition of The Swedish Nobel Prize, so that the laureate of the peace price then will receive an extra 100 SEK! So get out there and do some good deeds!

The Honorary Award.
“It was not long ago that he joined erepublik as a rookie. Now he is one of the most active and devoted citizens in eSweden. He is a fierce soldier, an eloquent congressman and polititian, a talented writer and a hard worker. He is active in all kinds of discussions outside, you will run into him in the Swedish forum where he delivers his thoughts and ideas in a mature and clever manner. The Swedish Nobel Prize’s Honorary Award goes to a man which devotion to the game is exemplary, a man formally known as Jemtlandica... Misho!”

There you have them all, eSweden’s true frontier!
Now, there will most likely occur some changes and some additions, so keep yourself updated here. The laureates know nothing of this in advance so the PMs will be sent right after I publish this.

The Grand Nobel Banquette!
On Sunday the 6th of July, 19:30, GMT+1 (or day 229, 10:10 in eRepublik time) we have organized a “banquette” in a separate IRC-channel. Everyone is invited! There will be people from all over the world there to discuss everything. The banquette will officially open a couple of hours before the stated time, but at the time mentioned above the THANK SPEACHES will take place, this is where each laureate will have some time to make a little speech of his own, classy eh? We will also hand out loads of gifts to random people at the banquette.

If you don’t have IRC you can get mIRC [a]here[/a]
Here is the [a]guide[/a]
When you’re done installing just type this: /join #TheBanquette
If you use Mozilla Firefox as web browser you can get the Chatzilla add-on from [a url=]here[/a]
When you are done installing the add-on, just type this in the browser: irc://quakenet/TheBanquette
And if you want the chance to receive random gifts, please use your erepublik nickname.

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See you at The Grand Nobel Banquette!
/Everyone at Hypogeum.

There was som miscalculations on when the banquette was to take place according to the erepublik time...
The Banquette will take place on day 229 10:10 Erepublik time!!!