The Super Mario Wiki was created on August 12th, 2005, 13:47 EDT. On August 12th, 2006, this wiki was off to a good start, but still there was only a small amount of active users. On Saturday August 11th, 2007 with a userbase finally forming, we celebrated our wiki's existence with an awards show on 30 of our favorite Mario topics, including favorite games, music, items, series, moments, enemies, and more.
In 2008, we expanded this magnificent event by including much of our userbase with Userpedia Awards I, and on August 8th, 2008, it turned out to be an even bigger success. 2009 saw our first Fail Awards and 2010 included the first 'Shroom Awards. 2011 brought along game tournaments, a Mafia game and prizes for participation and success in said events. This year's ceremony will build on the improvements made in 2012; our wiki is still steadily growing with over 13,000 articles and many active users, so we hope to make this the best ceremony yet!
As veterans may have come here to do, it's time – Awards Committee sign-up! This is the only sign-up right now. What the committee decides over the next 10-12 weeks will influence what other sign-ups will come in June, but we will have exact dates of things for you well in advance, so watch this page to keep track of announcements.
There are a few minimal requirements to be an AC member this year:
To sign up, send a PM to Turboo letting her know that you are interested in joining the committee. This is just to make sure that the people that want to sign up will be able to attend consistently and conduct themselves properly. Turb will also be contacting some users through either chat or the forums that will be given an invite to the committee.
Mainly, the AC decides what awards will be voted on in June. However, there are important matters as well, see below the sign-up list.
Game Tournaments and Other Events
NOTE: Game tournaments and a Mafia game are not a guarantee for Mario Awards VII. The Awards Committee will determine the inclusion or exclusion of these functions.
Mario Awards III featured our first tournament, a Mario Kart tournament. There were no game tournaments in Mario Awards IV, but in Mario Awards V, Baby Mario Bloops (Talk) hosted a Brawl tournament. Mario Awards VI featured a TF2 tournament (hosted by Groden (Talk)), and a MK7 tournament (hosted by PyroGuy6 (Talk)). We hope to have at least one game tournament this year. Anyone wishing to organize a tournament, whether they are an AC member or not, should contact Turb to get everything organized. We will once again have our "Guess the Results" contest to go with this year's Award polls!
One of the best parts of the previous years' events was that we were able to give prizes to the participants who performed well in the numerous tournaments and contests. We hope to be able to give away prizes to the winners this year as well. Anyone who would like to donate prizes to be given out is more than welcome to do so. Please contact Turb if you would like to supply prizes. Recommended items include Steam games, Nintendo points, iTunes cards or gift cards to any other online site or store. Any donation would be highly appreciated.
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You are free to bring up anything with us if you feel it appropriate. Suggestions to make the awards more interesting? Issues from last year that need to be resolved? Please, let us know.