Cookie prize rewards yearly an U++ project contributor who have distinguished for her/his involvement. S/He has been helpful to the community kindly answering questions, supporting the newbies and giving good new ideas.
In addition s/he have gone further and have got into action launching her/his ideas. Because of it s/he have spent many hours of her/his time offering her/his colleagues useful new tools.
The idea of a "cookie" as a prize came from our GSoC 2010 application. If we would got it it would be as a big chocolate cake gift for all of us. As we did not get it a consolation prize would be like a cookie :-), without economical stipend but with a gift as a reward and all community appreciation.
This gift is a gesture contributed anonymously and chosen arbitrarily, not having any relationship with the manufacturer of the product delivered.
During prize voting period all U++ Forum users can vote to two different candidates through a PM. U++ main authors, Cookie Prize organization and last year winner can vote but are excluded as candidates.