Here are the Categories:
 RateBeerian of the Year
To the most outstanding member of the site exemplified by leadership, humility, organization skills, real world involvement, and general site expansion and improvement.
 Trader of the Year
To the most outstanding trader on ratebeer as shown by their generosity, enthusiasm, and love for the community.
 New Member of the Year
To the most outstanding new member on ratebeer as evidenced by join date between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017.
 Admin of the Year
To the ratebeer administrator that has shown unparalleled commitment to site expansion and improvement behind the scenes.
 Walt Powell Lifetime Achievement Award
To the ratebeer veteran who has distinguished themselves through long-term commitment to discovering the world of beer and the community within it.
 Thread of the Year / Post of the Year
To the most hysterical, instant classic, immortal thread/post generated this year for immense joy to others created between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017.
 Rating of the Year
To the most memorable, useful, funny, insightful, or poetically crafted beer/place review posted between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017.
 RateBeer Meme of the Year
To the best, most likely to go viral, original content theme or saying developed by RateBeerians birthed between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017.
 OTLer of the Year
To the most prolific, original, and funny Off-Topic Lite sub-forum contributor.
 OTMer of the Year
To the most articulate, truth-seeking, and intellectual Off-Topic Medium sub-forum contributor.
 AJax Memorial (Not Really Dead) Troll of the Year
To the most successful internet troll to invade and conquer RateBeer this year.