2Here's an example link for the Lithium Community Top Contributor announcement that Varun mentioned: https://community.lithium.com/t5/Lithium-s-View-Blog/Top-Contributors-for-November/ba-p/413579
Generally I would recommend you have a look at the member related reports within LSI to identify active contributors.
Check LSI > Members > Top Members and the "Superusers" list to understand who's exceptionally contributing to your community
Within LSI > Content reports (which you can filter by area) switch over to the "Members" view on top to identify top readers ("Page Views" metric), contributors ("Topics Published", "Replies Authored" and "Solutions Authored" metrics) and passive contributors (Kudos metrics)
You can use these as inspiration to create your monthly curated list of members you want to highlight and/or honour with a badge.
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