[messengers] 2016 MARKUS COOK AWARD – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Date: 22 Aug 2016 12:49:36 -0000
From: Messville <messville@xxxxxxxxx>


*2016 MARKUS COOK AWARD – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS*





It’s time to call for nominations for this year’s Markus Cook Award for
services to the international messenger community.



This will be the 19th year that the award is presented. It was started by
Buffalo Bill in 1998, to remember Markus and to draw attention to
messengers whose work benefits all of us.


<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>

*NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2016*



>From the IFBMA’s Markus Cook Award page:
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>

“The MCA for services to the International Messenger Community is not a
prize for winning a race. At the time the Award was conceived, CMWC was
beginning to be more about the racing than the happening. I [ Buffalo Bill]
wanted to re-establish the spirit of the championships, to restate the
reason that we all come to this event every year.

The MCA is a reflection of the axiom that everyone who comes to a CMWC is a
winner, whether they race or not.

Markus himself was very much in love with the CMWC, and in many ways he was
the unlikeliest bike racer imaginable. He was several other things, of
course. Editor of Mercury Rising messenger zine, unofficial spokesperson of
the SFBMA, leader of L Sid, and a friend to all. The enthusiasm of Markus
brought CMWC and the international messenger community toSan Francisco, and
it saddens many people to this day that he did not live to see it.

This award is for people that inspire and empower the wider messenger
community, that put all of us before themselves.”

There is no limit to the number of nominees and anyone can nominate
someone. The messenger community is fortunate to have many people who are
willing to devote time and effort to improve the lot of others. The
difficult part is narrowing the list down to just one recipient every year.



So send your nominations to the* messenger list
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>*,
or visit the *Markus Cook Award page on facebook*
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>
or
by email to a *messville@xxxxxxxxx <messville@xxxxxxxxx>*. Please provide
as much information about your nominee as possible as we would like to
showcase profiles of many of the nominees.



*The basic but not so strict criteria are:*



*  - it must be mainly for activities that have taken place in the last 12
months; although you can also draw attention to his or her prior work.*

* - they don’t have to be a working messenger; they can be a former
messenger*



The decision will be taken by a committee of former recipients.

Past recipients of the Markus Cook Award:



2015 – Stefan “Porno Steve” Frohlich

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-mca-recipient-steve-porno-fr%C3%B6hlich/1026498870742884





2014 - Jérôme “Strom” Thiriet, Basel, Switzerland

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2014-mca-receipient-j%C3%A9r%C3%B4me-strom-thiriet-basel/797493606976746

2013 - Leah Hollinsworth
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Toronto, Canada

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2013-mca-receipient-leah-hollinsworth-toronto/649917591734349



2012 - Shawn "Bega" Blumenfeld
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Washington, DC

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2012-mca-recipient-shawn-bega-blumenfeld-washington-dc/576771105715665





2011 - Stephanie ‘Papillon’ Bartczak
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
London, England

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/mca-2011-recipient-stephanie-papillon-bartczak-london/576756025717173



2010 - Nadir Olivet
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Toronto, Canada

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2010-recipient-nadir-olivet-toronto/576728679053241



2009 - Luk Keller
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Zurich, Switzerland

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2009-mca-recipient-luk-keller-zurich/576752115717564



2008 - Martin Larsen
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Copenhagen Denmark

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2008-mca-recipient-martin-banana-larsen-copenhagen/576734742385968



2007 - Andy Zalan
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Washington DC, USA

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2007-mca-recipient-andy-zalan-washington-dc/576744802384962



2006 - Amy and Kevin "Squid" Bolger
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
New York City, NY, USA

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2006-mca-recipients-amy-and-kevin-squid-bolger-new-york-city/576680619058047



2005 - Jean Andre Vallery
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Sarasota, Florida, USA

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2005-mca-recipient-jean-andre-vallery-sarasota/567749153284527





2004 - "Buffalo" Bill Chidley
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
London, England

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2004-mca-recipient-buffalo-bill-chidley-london/567726253286817



2003 - Wayne Scott
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Toronto, Canada

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2003-mca-recipient-wayne-scott-toronto/567712103288232





2002 - Derek Chadbourne
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Toronto, Canada

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2002-mca-recipient-derek-chadbourne-toronto/567678909958218



2001 - Joel "Magpie" Metz
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
San Francisco, CA, USA

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2001-mca-recipient-joel-magpie-metz-san-francisco-us/567627616630014



2000 - John Kenda and the Philadelphia BMA
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Boston/Philadelphia USA

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2000-mca-recipient-john-kenda-the-philadelphia-bma-bostonphiladelphia/567617019964407



1999 - Rebecca "Lambchop" Reilly
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
DC/NYC/SF etc. USA

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/1999-mca-recipient-rebecca-lambchop-reilly-dcnycsfetc/567583666634409



1998 - Joe Hendry
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>,
Toronto, Canada

https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/1998-mca-recipient-joe-hendry-toronto/567582966634479



*More on Markus:*



Markus Cook Award on facebook
<https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2015-markus-cook-award-call-for-nominations/931790693547036>

https://www.facebook.com/MarkusCookAward

*Markus Cook on the Messenger Memorial page*

http://messarchives.com/memorial/markus.html
<http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmessarchives.com%2Fmemorial%2Fmarkus.html&h=eAQHt3bw4&s=1>



*Markus "Fur" Cook- (from youtube)*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvEfq-gMxZE
<http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DNvEfq-gMxZE&h=aAQFLEa0p&s=1>



*Messenger heroes no. 4 - Markus 'Fur' Cook*

http://www.movingtargetzine.com/article/messenger-heroes-no-4-markus-fur-cook



*Tapewrecks : L.Sid.......... from Mercury to Jupitah*

http://tapewrecks.blogspot.ca/2011/08/lsid-from-mercury-to-jupitah.html

*Mercury Falling  - SFWeekly’s flawed article on Markus’ life and death*

http://www.sfweekly.com/1996-05-08/news/mercury-falling/
<http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfweekly.com%2F1996-05-08%2Fnews%2Fmercury-falling%2F&h=iAQFLSoix&s=1>

*It Crawled From the Vault #35 - article on L Sid and Markus*

http://www.bluoz.com/blog/archives/1188-It-Crawled-From-the-Vault-35
<http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bluoz.com%2Fblog%2Farchives%2F1188-It-Crawled-From-the-Vault-35&h=LAQGrVjE9&s=1>



(Apologies for the video quality)







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