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!
(Please do not enter joke votes or "none" or "all" in the other box. It makes calculating and tallying results very difficult.)
You can vote once a week on each poll. Voting ends July 17th at 12 PM Eastern.
Along with having awards for the general Marioverse, we like to celebrate achievements within our own community with the additions of Userpedia and Shroom Awards. These are where hard-working members of our staffs and teams, as well as the work of our creative users, have some time to shine and get recognition.
Userpedia Awards VIII
Userpedia has been home to the creative fan works of this community for nearly as many years as the Mariowiki has been around. It has gone through changes, bouncing from web host to host, adapting to varying interests of the community starting from being a repository for fan sprite comics and stories, to serving also as a community history database. This award section goes beyond to include aspects of the general Mariowiki community that may not be present on the Userpedia site.
To vote for Userpedia Awards please go here to find the dossier and polls.
Shroom Awards VI
The 'Shroom is the Super Mario Wiki's community-written newsletter, delivering various informative or entertaining articles about the Mario series, video games in general, and a number of other subjects the third Saturday of every month. Founded in 2006, this community project has come a long way from its modest beginnings and has become an integral part of the website. The 'Shroom awards have been created to celebrate this, and to laud the people who contribute to its continuing existence.
To vote for Shroom Awards please go here to find the dossier and polls.
Sign-ups for Award Presentations will open July 1st. Users will be allowed to present a maximum of four awards.
What are these presentations, you ask? Well, you get to reveal the results of the award you choose in some sort of digital medium, whether it is a written story (usually a narrative or an interview with a user or Mario series character), the tried and true summary (usually silly), the very popular comic style, a picture or series of images, split into multiple parts, or even a playable game, a song, or a combination of multiple forms. These can be serious or silly (though most people prefer the silly ones), so long as they’re relevant to the award at hand. Polls close on July 17th, so users should receive their results in their inbox on the forums some time between then and the 20th. Presentations will be due August 7th. There are no exceptions. Do not sign up for a presentation if you are unsure if you can complete it. Doing so may result in a ban from creating presentations in future award shows. If something unexpected does come up, tell us as quickly as possible and we will be able to cover for you.
Who can sign up to present:
Who cannot sign up to present:
Users that were previously banned but are not banned anymore will be accepted in some cases, but not all. This will be up to the discretion of the Awards Committee.
Certain awards are reserved until further notice (we are PMing certain users and asking them if they would like to present any of them. This helps us with quality control for several important awards). These awards may or may not be opened to the public, depending on responses from the people PMed. Please note: You will be held to a higher standard of quality if you sign up for Reserved awards, and are expected to deliver quality work quickly if you sign up for a Backup slot.
Please edit here if you would like to sign up!
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.