Just for the record, I consider myself an upbeat positive person, a fact which I fear the existence of The Platinum Douchebag Award may obscure. Why, some might ask, don't I have positive awards for people doing good? Since I spend more time being cheerful about the good in life than I do bemoaning the dark side of life, it's odd that I'm highlighting the negative. I'll give some thought to trumpeting the world's good-doers, but so many people I know are good-doers, and my reluctance to mention personal friends by name on the blog complicates matters. Lemmee stew on this and get back to you.
EDIT: The Alabaster Hoopla For Excellence has been created in order to provide accolades to persons whom I do not know personally but whom I wish to praise for doing good things. Also, the Lapis Lazuli Wishbone for persons whom I know and wish to give shouts out to. I'll give out the first ones soon... keep readin'!