The 'Shroom:Issue 105/End-of-the-Year Awards

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End-of-the-Year Awards

It's that time of the year again, the time of celebration! Here, we honour the writers and contributors who have done their part to help make The 'Shroom of 2015 what it was, whose devotion to the newsletter allowed it to excel and evolve above and beyond across the 12-month span! As is always the case, the awards are split into Diamond and Golden awards for all except the Toad Award; Diamond awards are for exceptional performance in each category, while Golden awards are for those who didn't quite reach the top of the mountain but did a bloody good job getting close. This one's for the readers! As always, we have seven categories to go through:

  • Diamond and Golden Mario Award – Given to those who have written a single section for The 'Shroom for a prolonged period of time, displaying consistent devotion to The 'Shroom.
  • Diamond and Golden Luigi Award – Given to those who almost always submit their sections with perfect spelling, grammar, and formatting, displaying consistent care to the minor details of their sections.
  • Diamond and Golden Bowser Award – Given to those who consistently submit their sections on time, displaying responsibility and good time management.
  • Diamond and Golden Peach Award – Given to those who consistently produce sections of excellent quality as decided by the general public (Section of the Month), displaying a dedication to the subject matter of their respective sections and a desire to bring the best out of them.
  • Diamond and Golden Yoshi Award – Given to those that have contributed many sections to the paper, displaying a willingness to test ones capabilities and spread their influence across The 'Shroom.
  • Diamond Toad Award – Given to those that have helped out The 'Shroom in extraordinary ways, honouring those who may have had smaller, possibly behind-the-scenes, roles to play, that were nonetheless important to the development of The 'Shroom.
  • Diamond and Golden 'Shroom Award – Given to the individuals that produced the best sections in 2015, as decided on by the Core Staff.

Without further ado... let's rock!


Mario Award

Mario Award
Given to those who have been writing for The 'Shroom for a long time in 2015.
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Diamond Given to those who have been writing for The 'Shroom for all twelve issues of 2015.
Golden Given to those who have been writing for The 'Shroom for nine to eleven issues of 2015.


Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Andymii (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fun Stuff
FunkyK38 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza
Hypnotoad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News
Marshal Dan Troop (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fun Stuff
Toadbert101 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News
Yoshi876 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner


Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Crocodile Dippy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Critic Corner
Walkazo (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap

Luigi Award

Luigi Award
Given to those who have consistently submit their section(s) with proper spelling, grammar, and formatting.
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Diamond Given to those who have consistently submit their section(s) with proper spelling, grammar, and formatting.
Golden Given to those who mostly submit their section(s) with proper spelling, grammar, and formatting, but have required prominent editing at times.

Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Andymii (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fun Stuff
Banjonator1 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Pipe Plaza
Crocodile Dippy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News guest, Palette Swap, Critic Corner, Strategy Wing
Gabumon (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News guest
GutsehMan (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Pipe Plaza
Hypnotoad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News
Lakituthequick (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Pipe Plaza
MrConcreteDonkey (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Pipe Plaza
Palkia47 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Pipe Plaza
Paper Yoshi (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Pipe Plaza, Strategy Wing
Super Mario Bros. (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News guest, Fun Stuff
Time Turner (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Critic Corner
Walkazo (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap


Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
FunkyK38 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza
Marshal Dan Troop (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Fun Stuff
Toadbert101 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News
Yoshi876 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner

Bowser Award

Bowser Award
Given to those who generally submit their section(s) to the staff in a timely manner.
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Diamond Given to those who have submitted at least ten sections to the staff and have submitted their sections by the deadline at least 90% of the time.
Golden Given to those who have submitted at least five sections to the staff and have submitted their sections by the deadline at least 80% of the time.

Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Andymii (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fun Stuff
Crocodile Dippy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Strategy Wing
FunkyK38 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza
Hypnotoad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News
Marshal Dan Troop (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Fun Stuff, Critic Corner
Toadbert101 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News
Walkazo (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap
Yoshi876 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Critic Corner

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Lakituthequick (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Pipe Plaza
MrConcreteDonkey (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Pipa Plaza


Peach Award

Peach Award
Given to those who have won a Section of the Month distinction many times.
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Diamond Given to those who have won the most Section of the Month distinctions.
Golden Given to those who have won the second- and third-most Section of the Month distinctions.

Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Andymii (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fun Stuff
Crocodile Dippy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Strategy Wing
Lakituthequick (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Pipe Plaza
Walkazo (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap
Yoshi876 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Critic Corner

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Banjonator1 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Pipe Plaza
Crocodile Dippy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Strategy Wing
FunkyK38 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap
Gabumon (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News
GBAToad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Strategy Wing
GutsehMan (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Pipe Plaza
MrConcreteDonkey (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Critic Corner
Stooben Rooben (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Strategy Wing
Super Mario Bros. (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fun Stuff
Time Turner (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Critic Corner
Yoshi876 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Strategy Wing


Yoshi Award

Yoshi Award
Given to those who have submitted many sections throughout 2015.
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Diamond Given to those who have submitted at least twenty-five sections throughout 2015.
Golden Given to those who have submitted from fifteen to twenty-four sections throughout 2015.


Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Crocodile Dippy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News guest, Fun Stuff guest, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner Strategy Wing
FunkyK38 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner
Yoshi876 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner, Strategy Wing

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Hypnotoad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News
Marshal Dan Troop (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Fun Stuff, Critic Corner
MrConcreteDonkey (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner guest, Strategy Wing guest
Stooben Rooben (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Fake News guest, Fun Stuff guest, Palette Swap, Critic Corner, Strategy Wing
Walkazo (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Palette Swap


Toad Award

Toad Award
Given to those who have made extra contributions to The 'Shroom that have enhanced it as a project.
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Diamond Given to those who have made extra contributions to The 'Shroom that have enhanced it as a project.


Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Andymii (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Contributed ideas to directing staff, contributed significantly to Issue 100, Issue 104 guest, Issue 105 guest
Baby Luigi (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 105 guest
Baby Mario Bloops (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 103 guest
Beanbean (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Castle Toad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Count Bonsula (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest, Awards, Issue 103 guest
Crocodile Dippy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Critic Corner Director, Issue XCV (95) guest, Issue XCIX (99) guest, Issue 100 guest, Awards, Issue 103 guest, hosted Scavenger Hunt contest, proposed staff-selected Section of the Month, Issue 105 guest, hosted Lightning Opinion Piece contest, assisted in layout enhancement, assisted in social media outreach
Gabumon (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Sub-director / Editor-in-Chief, SOTM listing Issue XCIV (94), Issue XCV (95) guest, Issue XCVI (96) guest, Issue XCVIII (98) guest, posted Issue XCIX (99), posted Issue 100, created new backgrounds for Issue 100, created staff portraits for Issue 100, posted Issue 101, Awards, assisted in Scavenger Hunt contest management, assisted in updating Archives page, created opening banner for Issue 105, assisted in layout enhancement
Fantanoice (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Featured in Issue 105
FunkyK38 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Palette Swap Director, hosted Flag Design Contest, hosted Tropical Freeze Art Contest
GalacticPetey (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Gamefreak75 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Staff Consultant, Issue 100 guest
GBAToad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Staff Consultant, assisted Spotlight management for Issue 100, Issue 103 guest, hosted Spooky Halloween Super Mario Maker Challenge contest, Issue 105 guest, hosted Holiday Super Mario Maker Challenge contest
Ghost Jam (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Glowsquid (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue XCV (95) guest, assisted in social media outreach
Grapes (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Created shroomcursor
Sadaharu (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Hypnotoad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue XCIX (99) guest, Issue 100 guest, created Strategy Wing logo, Awards, Issue 101 guest, Issue 103 guest
Ironclad Issue 100 guest
Lakituthequick (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Wrote Anniversary Announcements, Issue 100 guest, Issue 105 guest
Mario4Ever (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Former Statistics Manager
Marshal Dan Troop (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Activities Manager, Issue XCV (95) guest, Issue XCVI (96) guest, Issue 100 guest, assisted in social media outreach
Master Crash (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Created closing banner for Issue 100
MrConcreteDonkey (Talk Page · Forum Profile) current Fake News Director, Issue XCVIII (98) guest, Issue XCIX (99) guest, Issue 100 guest, hosted Mad Libs contest, Awards, Issue 103 guest, Issue 104 guest, Issue 105 guest
Palkia47 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Fun Stuff Director, former Critic Corner Director, Issue XCIX (99) guest, hosted User Word Search contest, Awards, Issue 103 guest
Phoenix (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Plumber (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Paper Jorge (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Paper Yoshi (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Staff Consultant
Porplemontage (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Featured in Issue 100, website operation and support, helped create shroomwriter user group
RandomYoshi (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Statistics Manager, former Staff Consultant, Issue 100 guest, assisted in updating Archives page
Smg2daisy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Scarecrow von Steuben (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest, Issue 105 guest
Stargazing (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 105 guest
Stooben Rooben (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Strategy Wing Director, Issue 100 guest, hosted 'Shroom Mafia III, Issue 103 guest, helped create shroomwriter user group, Issue 105 guest
Superchao (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Fun Stuff Director, former 'Shroom Director, former Staff Consultant, Issue 100 guest
Super Mario Bros. (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current 'Shroom Director, former Fun Stuff Director, Issue 100 guest, hosted Ultimate Character Tournament 2015, Awards, Issue 103 guest, substitute Fun Stuff Director for Issue 104, Issue 105 guest, assisted in social media outreach
Super-Yoshi (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue XCIV (94) guest, Issue 100 guest
Toadbert101 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Created Sign-up Page banner, created Issue 103 banner
Henry Tucayo Clay (Talk Page · Forum Profile) current Staff Consultant, Issue 100 guest, Issue 101 guest, Issue 103 guest, Issue 105 guest, hosted Hiding Koopa - Find the Differences! contest, compiled "Happy Holidays" sections, edited Fun Stuff for Issue 105
Turboo (Talk Page · Forum Profile) current Statistics Manager, former Sub-director, provided wiki administrative assistance
Twentytwofiftyseven (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Programming Manager, former Staff Consultant, substitute Editor for Issue 102, Issue 103 guest, assisted in Scavenger Hunt contest management, created closing banner for Issue 105, assisted in coding, assisted in layout enhancement
Walkazo (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Created opening banner for Issue 100, helped create shroomwriter user group, provided wiki administrative assistance
YellowYoshi398 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Issue 100 guest
Yoshi876 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Current Spotlight Manager, current Pipe Plaza Director, substitute Palette Swap Director for Issue XCIV (94), Issue 105 guest

'Shroom Award

'Shroom Award
Given to those who the Core Staff deems as having written the best section overall in 2015.
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Diamond Given to the individual who the Core Staff deems as having written the best section in 2015.
Golden Given to those who the Core Staff deems as having written excellent sections in 2015.


Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Crocodile Dippy (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Composer Spotlight


Gold Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Stooben Rooben (Talk Page · Forum Profile) 8-Bit Amphitheater
Toadbert101 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Peddler's Place
Hypnotoad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) Dear Anton


The 'Shroom 105
Staff sections Opening Statement
The 'Shroom SpotlightEnd-of-the-Year AwardsDirector Election
Sub-teams Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
Specials 12 Days of 'Shroom ChristmasThe Best Songs of 2015Fantanoice InterviewHappy HolidaysHoliday Super Mario Maker ChallengeHow Do I Art?Oh Christmas TreeTucayo's TenUltimate Character TournamentThe Year of Ashley 2015
Closing Statement

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