Anagrammy History - Introduction

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Table of Contents

· Introduction

· Changes in 1998

· Changes in 1999

· Changes in 2000

· Changes in 2001

· Changes in 2002

· Changes in 2003

· Changes in 2004

· Changes in 2005

· Changes in 2006

· Changes in 2007

· Changes since 2008

What was the origin of the Anagrammy Awards?

It started off after a suggestion in the newsgroup, alt.anagrams, in March 1998 that there be an Anagram of the Month Award. The idea for an award was very well received by the other newsgroup regulars and was directly put into action.

The name "Anagrammy" was chosen because of its similarity to the Grammy Awards. Richard Brodie registered the www.anagrammy.com domain name, Dave Linabury designed the graphics for the award, and Herman Hiddema (Shimrod) became the Anagrammy Awardsmaster.

Herman also started collecting nominations and votes, and publishing the results in alt.anagrams. Voting was open for two weeks.

The first Anagrammy was presented in March 1998, the month it was conceived, in the General Category only, and was given to Richard Brodie, who took a phrase from an article on anagram research and created this brilliant anagram:

"Relatively knowledge-lean domains" = "Well, look, I evidently need anagrams."


Old Logos

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An early ASCII-art version of the Anagrammy Logo,
created by Herman Hiddema.

                   

The original Anagrammy Awards graphic logo,
designed by Dave Linabury.


Updated: May 10, 2016


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