First, the MapleTowers style:
The second style would be like Neopets avatars, but awarded for similar things as above:
My preference is the MapleTowers take. They look cleaner, more like awards, and more can fit under your avatar. The 50x50 ones work fine as actual avatar awards, as on Neopets, but as a separate system they are too clunky and chunky. In my opinion, anywho.
We can also implement awards for the Contest Team's endeavours, SOTW, post count, trading, Codex events, public holidays... even secret methods. It should be a fun time, and we should kick it into gear. Let's go, people, let's do this shit. Yeah!
Perhaps, though, you have an even better idea? Do share, because lord knows we need some fresh eyes on this place.
Or maybe you think the whole idea is dumb. Post why, you miserable fucks.