The Steam Awards give us a chance to earn a free badge. You only need to complete 1 task to earn the badge but it only takes a few more minutes to maximize it. Each task you complete gives you 25 XP.
The four tasks:
* Nominate 1 game
* Nominate a game in each category (9 categories)
* Play a game you nominated
* Review (or update your review) for a game you've nominated
More information can be found in the FAQS section of The Steam Awards
How do I nominate games?
To nominate games, search for them in the Steam store, then click “Nominate this game for an award” and select a category for that game. Or find the game in your Library and use the Store Page link at the far right, in the Links section.
Can I edit my nominations?
Yes, go back to that game’s store page and click on "edit" to change or remove your nomination.
Do previous reviews count?
You’ll need to post a new review (for a game you’ve nominated) or update a review you previously posted. Make sure to nominate the game first.
Why should I participate?
Because your opinion matters! (well you get a free badge so why not)