Anagrammy History - 1998
Awards > Anagrammy History > 1998
Four new categories were added: Rude, Spam, Name and Long.
Because of Herman Hiddema's study and examination commitments, Larry Brash took over the Anagrammy Awardsmaster's role on a temporary basis. Later, due to lack of further contact by Herman, Larry Brash took on this role on an indefinite basis.
The number of nominations increased substantially, to the point where there were up to 20 or so nominations in some categories. As a result there was some reorganisation of categories with an increase to nine categories, with the addition of the Entertainment, Topical, Place Name and Anagram Set Categories.
The Special Category was created.
Even with the recent changes, the number of nominations remained
very high (well over 100 every month). As a result it was decided
to limit the number of anagrams that any person could have in
one category to one nomination. If the author had more than one
nomination in a category, he/she was asked to select the favourite
anagram for the final listing. Similarly, nominees were asked
to pick their favourite three anagrams from within a nominated
The voting period was reduced from two weeks to one week.
It was decided that all nominations had to be seconded. This
was to try to limit a huge number of nominations (more than 200/month)
and to ensure that the standard of nominations would remain high.
John Morahan was appointed as Anagrammy Checker.
Updated: May 10, 2016