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