As a way to thank the wonderful creators of so many awesome mods hosted here on RaceDepartment we are introducing a new initiative called "Mod of the Month".

We love mods. Whod'a thought it, right? Quite simply we want to give back to the modding community in a fun way, enter, Mod of the Month.

We have put together a team of experts from the RD staff to evaluate mods hosted on this website. We will congregate once a month to view the suggestions from the community and we will award a mod the soon to be coveted title of "Mod of the Month".

We will be judging the mods on a number of key factors depending on the type of mod, for example cars will be judged on handling/physics, 3D model, interior etc.

The winner will get a tag on their resource asset picture showing the rest of the community that this mod was selected as MotM, but more importantly we are going to reward the author(s) a $150,00 Amazon voucher. With everything that's happened recently with the Sim Dream controversy this would obviously be contingent on the mod being validated as scratch built or has the explicit permission of the original author.

We will have an internal discussion to choose our inaugural MotM award but If you would like to recommend a mod for evaluation by our team you can drop us a comment on this thread, or reach us on Twitter via @racedepartment using the hashtag #RDMOTM with the link to the mod.

Keep your eyes peeled for the first winner of MotM in the coming days.