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. 2013 had our first director election, allowing it and 2014 to proceed much more smoothly. With the wiki at over 15,000 articles and growing, we’re proud to continue this tradition through 2015!
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 Anton or Smasher letting them 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. Anton and Smasher 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 Mafia games are not a guarantee for Mario Awards IX. 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)). Mario Awards VII had a second TF2 tournament and a second MK7 tournament (hosted by Groden (Talk) and Lakituthequick (Talk)/PyroGuy6 (Talk), respectively). There was also a Pokemon tournament hosted by Palkia47 (Talk), and a Minecraft tournament, also hosted by Lakituthequick (Talk)/PyroGuy6 (Talk). We are expecting to be hosting several tournaments this year, and anyone wishing to organize a tournament, whether they are an AC member or not, should contact Anton or Smasher to get everything approved and organized. Almost any game could be hosted and give away points for Tokens and Prizes, and it does not need to be a Nintendo game--DS/3DS, Wii/Wii U, Steam, Forum-/Chat-based, online, so long as it's multiplayer. 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 Anton or Smasher 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.
The 'Shroom has graciously offered their hand in helping tournament and event hosts advertise their things. Any format will be accepted, but here is a past example of a tournament ad as a special section, but other ideas can be a posting in ltq's Anniversary Announcements, an image or listing in Pipe Plaza, or whatever else.
Mario Awards on Twitter
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.