does anyone have any information on these "hall of fame" awards?
im pretty sure some of you have recieved these accolades and I wanted to know what the deal is?
i have seen some (not from the ones listed in the title specifically) where it seems you pay and you join so it is therefore a marketing excercise or a way to pat yourself on the back!
are any of them "legitimately" awarded by a panel or vote etc (like an oscar or bafta if you like)
I seem to be seeing a growing number of these award type things and they don't seem to be awarded with any real structure (for instance a 2nd generation, 4th dan student recieving the award before his 7th dan instructor does?)
Apologies to anyone that may hold any of these genuine awards but please educate me as to the process.....