The 'Shroom:Issue 129/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 honor the writers, staff, and contributors who have done their part to help make The 'Shroom of 2017 what it was, whose devotion to the newsletter allowed it to excel and evolve above and beyond across the 12-month span! As in previous years, 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 very good job getting close. This one's for the readers! This year, we have six 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 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, honoring 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 2017, as decided on by the Core Staff.

You will notice the Luigi Award is missing from the list; but the reason for its omission is actually a very positive one. After gathering the winners, we were pleasantly surprised to see that pretty much everyone had met the criteria for the Diamond Luigi. We have reached a point where all of the sections we receive have proper spelling, grammar, and formatting; what once was the Diamond Luigi award is now the standard for every piece our writers submit, and for that we want to congratulate you all.

And now, 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 2017.
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Diamond Given to those who have been writing for The 'Shroom for all twelve issues of 2017.
Golden Given to those who have been writing for The 'Shroom for nine to eleven issues of 2017.


Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) Take Cover!, The 'Shroom Report
Hypnotoad (talk) Anton’s Half-Baked Reviews
Quizmelon (talk) TV Tomorrow
Yoshi876 (talk) Obituaries, Quiz, Retro Feature, Character Review, Movie Reviews, Pokédex Power


Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Alex95 (talk) Could Have Been, Upcoming Game
FunkyK38 (talk) Tip of the Month
Lord Bowser (talk) Find the Differences
Meta Knight (talk) Party Trick
PowerKamek (talk) Marioverse Reviews
The Pyro Guy (talk) Picross
Yoshi876 (talk) What’s on the Box?, Mario Kart: Wheel Tips 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)
Alex95 (talk) Critic Corner
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza
Hypnotoad (talk) Critic Corner
LudwigVon (talk) Fun Stuff
Meta Knight (talk) Fun Stuff
Quizmelon (talk) Fake News
Yoshi876 (talk) Palette Swap

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Alex95 (talk) Pipe Plaza
ArchagentEverlasting (talk) Fake News
FunkyK38 (talk) Fun Stuff
Koops (talk) Fake News
Lakituthequick (talk) Pipe Plaza
Meta Knight (talk) Critic Corner
Mr Squid (talk) Fun Stuff
The Pyro Guy (talk) Fun Stuff, Fake News
Yoshi876 (talk) Strategy Wing


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) Fun Stuff
Hypnotoad (talk) Fake News, Critic Corner
Lakituthequick (talk) Pipe Plaza
Quizmelon (talk) Palette Swap, Fake News
Yoshi876 (talk) Palette Swap, Strategy Wing

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Andymii (talk) Pipe Plaza
Baby Luigi (talk) Palette Swap
FunkyK38 (talk) Fun Stuff
Gabumon (talk) Fake News, Critic Corner
GBAToad (talk) Strategy Wing
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) Pipe Plaza
Hooded Pitohui (talk) Palette Swap
Lord Bowser (talk) Fake News, Palette Swap, Critic Corner
Meta Knight (talk) Strategy Wing
Mr Squid (talk) Fun Stuff
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Pipe Plaza
Roserade (talk) Strategy Wing
Shokora (talk) Pipe Plaza
Stargazing (talk) Pipe Plaza
The Pyro Guy (talk) Fake News
YKMR3000 (talk) Fake News
Yoshi876 (talk) Pipe Plaza
YoshiFlutterJump (talk) Strategy Wing


Yoshi Award

Yoshi Award
Given to those who have submitted a large number of sections throughout 2017.
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Diamond Given to those who have submitted at least twenty-five sections throughout 2017.
Golden Given to those who have submitted from fifteen to twenty-four sections throughout 2017.


Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
FunkyK38 (talk) Fake News, Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, various staff sections
Hypnotoad (talk) Fake News, Critic Corner
Lord Bowser (talk) Fake News, Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner
LudwigVon (talk) Fun Stuff, Pipe Plaza
Meta Knight (talk) Fun Stuff, Critic Corner, Strategy Wing, various staff sections
Yoshi876 (talk) Fake News, Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner, Strategy Wing, various staff sections

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Alex95 (talk) Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Fake News, Pipe Plaza
PowerKamek (talk) Critic Corner
The Pyro Guy (talk) Fake News, Fun Stuff


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) Fun Stuff Director
DragonFreak (talk) Issue 126 guest
FunkyK38 (talk) Palette Swap Director
Gabumon (talk) Graphic Design Manager, 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X
GBAToad (talk) Issue 123 guest (Strategy Wing), The 'Shroom: Killing Game host, Issue 127 guest
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) Statistics Manager, 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X, Issue 123 guest, Issue 126 guest
Hypnotoad (talk) Critic Corner Director, 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X, Issue 123 guest, Issue 124 guest, Issue 125 guest
Lakituthequick (talk) Holiday Scavenger Hunt host
Lord Bowser (talk) Fun Stuff Director, Issue 126 guest, Issue 129 guest, Holiday Scavenger Hunt host
LudwigVon (talk) Issue 126 guest
Meta Knight (talk) Director, Sub-Director, Strategy Wing Director, Community Awards X host, 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X, The 'Shroom: Killing Game host, Issue 120 guest, Issue 126 guest, Issue 129 guest (Strategy Wing)
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Fake News Director, 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X
Palkia47 (talk) 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X, Issue 126 guest
Roserade (talk) Issue 126 guest
Shokora (talk) ‘Shroom Spotlight Manager, Issue 126 guest
Stargazing (talk) 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X, Issue 126 guest, Issue 129 guest
Superchao (talk) Director, Sub-Director, Activities Manager, Issue 126 guest
The Pyro Guy (talk) 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X, Issue 126 guest
Turboo (talk) Issue 111 guest
Twentytwofiftyseven (talk) Programming Manager
Yoshi876 (talk) 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, Pipe Plaza Director, 'Shroom Award presenter in the Community Awards X

'Shroom Award

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'Shroom Award
Given to those who the Core Staff deems as having written the best section overall in 2017.
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Diamond Given to the individual who the Core Staff deems as having written the best section in 2017.
Golden Given to those who the Core Staff deems as having written excellent sections in 2017.


Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Hypnotoad (talk) Dear Anton
Meta Knight (talk) Galactic Expedition


Gold Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Lord Bowser (talk) Lord Bowser's Inside Story
The Pyro Guy (talk) Cooking Guide


The 'Shroom: Issue 129
Staff sections Staff NotesThe 'Shroom SpotlightEnd-of-the-Year AwardsDirector Election
Features Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
Specials Spla-tune in for SplatoonThe 'Shroom Holiday Scavenger

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