I thought I saw a post or message or something somewhere recently saying that nominations for awards in 2010 were open. Now I can't find it, did I imagine it? Anyway I was wondering this. AFAIK these awards do not cost the site anything, are just a recognition to helpers etc. So what about an award to the users? The students? For the best question. Maybe for each subfield. 'Best' being the most thought-provoking or instructive, leading to the most interesting discussion or things the helpers hadn't quite realised? Sure the student may have no merit and may have hit on something by chance, but what does that matter? - scientific discovery can be like that too. Receiving a surprise award they didn't know about could be an encouragement for some. Discuss.