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Community Awards Dossier

In this article, you will find detailed information about all nominees for the second Community Awards. Like last year, User Awards and 'Shroom Awards have been combined into the same ceremony. Please read each section and visit the suggested articles where applicable before placing your vote. The polls close on July 17th and the winners will be announced in this year's Awards Ceremony.

C1. Favorite 'Shroom Directing Staff

C1. Favorite 'Shroom Directing Staff

This award is designed to recognize the Directors and/or Sub-Directors that have had a better impact on The 'Shroom during their directorship. This award doesn't factor contributions made by these users when they weren't directors.

Nominee Summary/Description
Sadaharu (talk)
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Directed Issues XXIII (23), XXIV (24), XXVIII (28), and XXXIV (34) to XLVI (46).
  • Sub-Director from Issue XXV (25) to XXVII (27), and from Issue XXIX (29) to 2009 Holiday Special.
  • Upgraded the Fun Stuff to a Team.
  • Strengthened activity standards for writers.
  • Started the 'Shroom Awards Ceremony.
  • Introduced the Poll Chairperson Election.
  • Created the Core Staff concept.
  • Got The 'Shroom Staff Discussion board in the forums authorized.
  • Set section limits.
  • Brought back the Editor-in Chief.
  • Started the application process.
  • Switched the focus of the newsletter to Wiki News.
  • Set the basis for the End-of-Year Awards and 'Shroom Achievements.
  • Introduced The 'Shroom namespace.
  • Third and fifth Sub-Director.
Tucayo (talk)
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  • Directed Issues XLVII (47) to LXXXII (82), and XCV (95) to 111.
  • Has won the most elections; five.
  • Has both the longest consistent run as Director, as well as total run as Director.
  • Introduced the Statistics Manager, Affiliates Manager, Social Networking Manager, Activities Manager, Programming Manager, and Graphic Design Manager positions.
  • Authorized the Critic Corner and Strategy Wing Teams.
  • Started the Section of the Month system and later shifted it to be reader-voted.
  • Created the 'Shroom Spotlight project.
  • Managed to get the 'Shroom Awards upgraded from five to ten awards.
  • Started the End-of-Year Awards.
  • Kicked off the 'Shroom Achievements system.
  • Redesigned the Main Page.
  • Directed the largest issue to date.
Superchao (talk)
2257 (talk)
Mr. Edo (talk)
Turboo (talk)
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Director from Issue 118 to the current issue.
  • Sub-Director from Issue 115 to Issue 118.
  • Merged the Activities Manager position with the Director and Sub-Director roles.
  • Established the Website Manager position.
  • Tenth Director.
  • Fourteenth Sub-Director.
  • Current Director.
C2. Best 'Shroom Section Artwork

C2. Best 'Shroom Section Artwork

This award recognizes 'Shroom sections with excellent visual art as either the bulk of the section or an integral accompaniment.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Anton (talk))
Dear Anton (Anton (talk))
Game Corner (YKMR3000 (talk))
It's aMAZEing (Lakituthequick (talk))
Picross (Camwood777 (talk))
Selling Out (Raregold (talk))
Shop Scout (Hooded Pitohui (talk))
Travel Guide (Koops (talk))
C3. Favorite Artist

C3. Favorite Artist

This award recognizes some of the many artists in this community, each with unique talents, styles, and media.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anton (talk)
Lakituthequick (talk)
Fawfulthegreat64 (talk)
GBAToad (talk)
Koops (talk)
Lord Bowser (talk)
MeritC (talk)

M.C.'s "Mario Music" SNES Arrangement Gallery

Mr. Edo (talk)
Neptune (talk)
Niiue (talk)
Smg2daisy (talk)
The Pyro Guy (talk)
Toadbert101 (talk)
Turboo (talk)
Uniju :D (talk)
Walkazo (talk)
C4. Favorite 2017 Awards Presentation

C4. Favorite 2017 Awards Presentation

Nominee
M2. Favorite Mario Kart Game - Magikrazy
M8. Favorite Art Style - Lakituthequick
M11. Favorite Major Character - BBQ Turtle
M13. Favorite Level Theme - Gamefreak75
M14. Favorite Species - Nabber & Lord Bowser
M24. Favorite Wario Character - GBAToad
M29. Favorite Classic Game (N64/GBC and older) - Snack
M30. Favorite Modern Game (GCN/GBA and newer) - Toadbert101 & Super-Yoshi (Part 1) (Part 2)
F2. Worst 2D Level - Uniju :D
F9. Worst Direction of Series - Fawfulthegreat64
F13. Worst Mario Party Minigame - MrConcreteDonkey
F14. Worst Setting - GBAToad (Part 1) - (Part 2)
F15. Most Disappointing Game - Mr. Edo
C3. Favorite Artist - The Pyro Guy
C4. Favorite 2016 Awards Presentation - GBAToad
C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team - Hypnotoad
C9. Favorite Veteran 'Shroom Writer - Mr. Edo
C14. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2016-2017 - MrConcreteDonkey
C5. Wiki Contributor Award 2018

C5. Wiki Contributor Award 2018

This award recognizes various editors and contributors for their work on the Mario Wiki in 2017/2018.

Nominee Summary/Description
2257 (talk)
  • Contributes to behind-the-scenes translations from Japanese to English.
  • Heavily assisted with the creation of Mario Kart statistics tables.
Alex95 (talk)
  • Very on top of recent changes and discussions.
  • Active editor who often contributes to projects as well.
Baby Luigi (talk)
  • Near-daily editing.
  • Involved in proposals and projects.
  • Works with models and screencapping.
BBQ Turtle (talk)
  • Extremely involved in uploading Mario Kart images and editing the series' pages.
  • Focuses on listing and uploading banners for the sponsors of each game.
Doc von Schmeltwick (talk)
  • Frequent editor who works on many articles across the board.
  • Tries to fact-check edits and pieces of information, and contributes to Talk page discussions actively.
Eldritchdraaks (talk)
  • Contributes to many projects on the wiki.
  • Was a driving force behind overhauling the wiki’s game bestiaries.
  • Is a solid contributor to the Paper Mario: Color Splash articles.
Glowsquid (talk)
  • Frequent mainspace edits and maintenance.
  • Works with a fair amount of wiki projects.
L151 (talk)
  • Solid editor and image contributor.
  • Does lots of maintenance work, such as updating Main Page templates.
LuigiMaster123 (talk)
  • Regular contributor who works on articles, images, and sprites.
  • Uploaded many stamps from Woolly World and Mario & Sonic 2016, contributes to many Super Mario Odyssey articles, and helps out with category work.
Mario jc (talk)
  • Regularly fine-tunes and adds good information to articles.
  • Reverts unsavory edits.
Mister Wu (talk)
  • Great fact checker.
  • Translates obscure material.
  • Particularly amicable.
Super Radio (talk)
  • Active editor who often contributes to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze articles, Mario vs. Donkey Kong articles, and Flash game articles.
  • Works on getting these series' articles up to featured quality, such as Tropical Freeze and Mini-Land Mayhem!
TheFlameChomp (talk)
  • Consistently active contributor.
  • Does content-heavy work on pages.
  • Often scans articles for quality issues and updates them accordingly.
Time Turner (talk)
  • Collects strategy guides for the wiki and obliges requests for information from them.
  • Creates a lot of articles.
Toa 95 (talk)
  • Active copy editor.
  • Frequently adds or notably expands sections on pages.
Toadette the Achiever (talk)
  • Skilled at filling in gaps in content; heavily involved in the creation of level articles.
  • Active in wiki discussions.
  • Pays careful attention to enforcing wiki policy in articles.
Wildgoosespeeder (talk)
  • Specializes in uploading high-quality screenshots.
  • Frequently does maintenance on images and articles.
C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team

C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team

This award honors the different teams that are a part of The 'Shroom.

Nominee Summary/Description
Fake News

Started in the first official 'Shroom release by the now-banned user WarioLoaf (talk) on January 6th, 2007, Fake News was the first of the teams to be founded, designed to allow writers to flex their fiction-writing muscles by making up news stories about upcoming Mario game releases or inventing creative stories surrounding the various characters of the Mario universe. Having survived the long test of time, Fake News continues to be a huge draw for the newsletter, currently headed by its longest-running director MrConcreteDonkey (talk), and sustained by its ongoing writers FunkyK38 (talk) (Weather Forecast), Yoshi876 (talk) (Obituaries), Quizmelon (talk) (TV Tomorrow), YKMR3000 (talk) (Game Corner), Koops (talk) (Travel Guide), Hooded Pitohui (talk) (Shop Scout), and Raregold (talk) (Selling Out). Here is a historical list of Fake News sections.

Fun Stuff

Fun Stuff began in the third issue under the name of Fun Section, founded by the 'Shroom’s director at the time, Plumber (talk), on March 3rd, 2007. Fun Stuff was created to provide interactive games and activities for the community, such as riddles, trivia, or quizzes, eventually growing over time to incorporate visual games such as crosswords and picture matching games. Fun Stuff is currently run by Lord Bowser (talk), and it's supported by its writers Yoshi876 (talk) (Quiz), Chester Alan Arthur (talk) (Trivia), BBQ Turtle (talk) (Anagrams}}, Camwood777 (talk) (Picross), and Lakituthequick (talk) (It's aMAZEing). Here is a historical list of Fun Stuff sections.

Palette Swap

Originally under the moniker of Art and Music, and later Music and Artwork, before reaching its current name, Palette Swap was created in the 29th issue by the current 'Shroom Director Super Mario Bros. (talk), on August 13th, 2009. Palette Swap’s focus is also on the community’s creativity, but with a focus on multimedia such as music and artworks, both official and fan-made. While it was initially simply a showcase of screenshots and artwork from around the Wiki, the past couple of years have seen more substance added to the team, with commentary, user-created music and fanart, and occasionally artwork competitions. Palette Swap is currently directed by FunkyK38 (talk), and its current permanent staff are Yoshi876 (talk) (What's On the Box?), The Pyro Guy (talk) (Ongoing Fan Projects), Hooded Pitohui (talk) (Mario's Boombox), and Tucayo (talk) (Take Cover!). Here is a historical list of Palette Swap sections.

Pipe Plaza

Pipe Plaza actually used to be a separate sector of the Wiki, a portal with the intention of keeping the community up to date on recent events and various aspects of the wiki in need of tidying up or improvement. Due to its considerable inactivity, it was decided via Proposal to add it in to The 'Shroom in the 32nd issue run by Super Mario Bros. (talk), but it didn’t get any content until the the next issue, whereupon Marioguy1 (talk) was added as a co-director. Keeping true to its roots, Pipe Plaza details all the changes in the Wiki as well as its forum in the past month, often with very rigid formatting rules for simplest readability, making it the most code-heavy team in the newsletter. Pipe Plaza is currently headed by The Pyro Guy (talk), and its current writers are Yoshi876 (talk) (Retro Feature), LudwigVon (talk) (New Articles and The 'Shroom Report), Alex95 (talk) (Upcoming Games and NIWA Spotlight), MrConcreteDonkey (talk) (Forum Update), Superchao (talk) (Interview), the Poll Committee (Poll Committee Discussion), and Lakituthequick (talk) (Anniversary Announcements [seasonal]). Here is a historical list of Pipe Plaza sections.

Critic Corner

This Team was founded in the 64th issue special by the former Affiliates Manager Crocodile Dippy (talk) on July, 2014, Critic Corner was devised to help reduce the crowding of the main page by pulling all review and analyst-style sections into a single page. As a result, Critic Corner tends to be the wordiest of the teams. It started the trend for updated team designs due in large part to the coding assistance of Twentytwofiftyseven (talk). At the start it struggled to gather a consistent writer base, but within the last year has enjoyed plentiful sections by many dedicated writers. Critic Corner is run by Hypnotoad (talk) (who also writes Anton's Half-Baked Reviews), and its permanent writers are Yoshi876 (talk) (Character Reviews and Movie Reviews), FunkyK38 (talk) (Book Reviews), Alex95 (talk) (Could Have Been), Luigi 64DD (talk) (Countdowns), Nabber (talk) (Late Night with Nabber), and MsRetroGeek (talk) (G. T.V.). Here is a historical list of Critic Corner sections.

Strategy Wing

The most recent Team, Strategy Wing was debuted in the 100th Issue by former Director Stooben Rooben (talk) as a place to get together sections related to tips, tricks, hints, cheats, guides, walkthroughs, and more. Issue 100 has been the biggest issue for this Team, and while other issues haven't had as much content as it, the sections in it are always of good quality; from the all-time classics like FTMV to the new sections like Pokédex Power. Strategy Wing is currently directed by Meta Knight (talk) (who also writes Galactic Expedition), and its current permanent writers are Yoshi876 (talk) (Pokédex Power), YoshiFlutterJump (talk) (YoshiFlutterJump's Tips and Tricks!), and GPM1000 (talk) (Mario Calendar).Here is a historical list of Strategy Wing sections.

C7. Favorite 'Shroom Core Staff

C7. Favorite 'Shroom Core Staff

This award aims to acknowledge some of the most prominent Core Staff members, both managers and team directors.

Nominee Summary/Description
2257 (talk)
  • Programming Manager from Issue 105 to the current one.
  • First Programming Manager.
  • Responsible for most of the coding on The 'Shroom.
Andymii (talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue 107 to 124.
  • Eleventh Fun Stuff Director.
Anton (talk)
  • Current Critic Corner Director, started from Issue 112.
  • Fourth Critic Corner Director.
  • Drew the most recent banners for the teams.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Palette Swap Director from Issue LXXI (71) to the current one.
  • Seventh Palette Swap Director.
  • Longest-tenured Palette Swap Director to date.
  • Made the Sketch Related to Mario section a No Sign Up Required section.
  • Started the Art and Music Contests featured in Palette Swap.
  • Reworked the focus of What's on the Box?, Featured Sprite, and Artwork of the Month to feature fan-made content.
GBAToad (talk)
Lakituthequick (talk)
  • Current Website Manager, started from Issue 131.
  • First Website Manager.
Lord Bowser (talk)
  • Current Fun Wing director, started from Issue 125.
  • Twelfth Fun Stuff Director.
LudwigVon (talk)
  • Current Statistics Manager, started from from Issue 131.
  • Eighth Statistics Manager.
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Current Strategy Wing director, started from Issue 112.
  • Second Strategy Wing Director.
  • Fifth 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous staff positions.
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Fake News Director from Issue XLVII (47) to Issue LIV (54).
  • Graphic Design Manager from Issue 107 to Issue 135
  • Thirteenth Fake News Director, and coined the majority of the Fake News section names.
  • First Graphic Design Manager.
  • Drew the headers and icons for Fake News sections.
  • Consistently provides artwork for The 'Shroom.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director, started on Issue LV (55).
  • Twelfth Fake News Director.
  • Longest-tenured Team Director to date.
  • Initiated Fake News' redesign in Issue LXXXIII (83)
Packy (talk)
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue 100 to the current one.
  • Affiliates Manager from Issue L (50) to LVIII (58).
  • First Strategy Wing Director.
  • First Affiliates Manager.
Superchao (talk)
The Pyro Guy (talk)
  • Current Pipe Plaza director, started from Issue 131.
  • Fifth Pipe Plaza Director.
Tucayo talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue XLII (42) to Issue XLVI (46).
  • Statistics Manager from Issue LX (60) to LXX (60) and from Issue 107 to 130.
  • Social Networking Manager on Issue LIX (59).
  • Second Fun Stuff Director.
  • Second and seventh Statistics Manager.
  • First (and only) Social Networking Manager.
  • First 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous staff positions.
Turboo (talk)
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, started on Issue LXXXII (82); initially shared with GBAToad.
  • Pipe Plaza Director, from Issue LXXXVI (86) to 130.
  • Second 'Shroom Spotlight Manager alongside GBAToad.
  • Fourth Pipe Plaza Director.
  • Third 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous positions.
C8. Favorite Retired ‘Shroom Writer

C8. Favorite Retired 'Shroom Writer

This award is designed to recognize the best writer whose tenure with The 'Shroom has long since passed, so as to honour the achievements they made during their time with us.

Nominee Summary/Description
Andymii (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Guess Who? on Issue XCIII (93).
  • Has written Guess Who?.
  • Has written 63 sections since joining, winning 27 SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Baby Luigi (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Game Mods section on Palette Swap on Issue 105.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Has also written Sketch Related to Mario, Poll Committee Discussion, and one special section.
  • Sample section.
Crocodile Dippy (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Upcoming Games section on Issue VII (7).
  • Has written 156 sections since joining, winning 17 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Critic Corner sections written.
  • Has also written Crocodile Style Reviews, Dippy's Matilda, Cooking Guide, Fake Weather, Riddles, Composer Spotlight, This Month in Albums, Birthday Wishes, Pocket Handbook, and several special sections
  • Sample section.
DragonFreak (talk)
  • Joined as writer of DragonFreak's Review Quest on Issue 106.
  • Has also written Isaac Synergies in Strategy Wing.
  • Has written 23 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Freakworld (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Guess That Game! and Guess Who? sections for Fun Stuff on Issue LXVIII (58).
  • Has written 37 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Has also written The Clogged Pipe, World Wide Weeb, and Poll Committee Discussion.
  • Sample section.
Gamefreak75 (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Fake Ads section for the Fake News team on Issue XXXIII (33).
  • Has written 92 sections since joining, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Has also written Word Search, Fake Report, Fake Shop, Travel Guide, Fake TV, Cooking Guide, Crossword, Non-Mario Crossword, and several special sections.
  • Had a special issue dedicated to him; Issue LXXV, themed after his favorite Nintendo franchises.
  • Sample section.
Lord Bowser (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Shop Scout on Issue LXXIII (73)
  • Has also written Police Blotter, Monthly Inquisition, Find the Differences, Game Soundtrack Reviews, Lord Bowser's Inside Story, Go With the Flow, and several special sections.
  • Has written 58 sections since joining, winning eight SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Fake Games section for the Fake News team on Issue XXXVII (37).
  • Has written 80 sections since joining, winning 12 SOTM awards.
  • Has also written Monthly Inquisition, News Flush, Fake Weather, Find the Differences, Sketch Related to Mario, and several special sections.
  • Sample section.
Paper Yoshi (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Upcoming Games on Issue XLVI (46).
  • Has written Monthly Report and Mario Calendar.
  • Has written 207 sections since joining, winning 25 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Pipe Plaza sections written.
  • Sample section.
PowerKamek (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Marioverse Reviews on Issue 105.
  • Currently writes Marioverse Reviews.
  • Has written 30 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Roserade (talk)
  • Joined in May 2017 as writer of Challenger Approaching! on Strategy Wing.
  • Has written five sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Shokora (talk)
  • Joined in December 2012 as writer of Projects Seeking Contributors in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written Community Report, and several special sections.
  • Has written 57 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the From the Mushroom Vaults section on Issue XI (9).
  • Has also written 8-Bit Amphitheater, The Stoob Tube, Obituaries, Interview, and several special sections.
  • Has written 93 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Character Battle section on XXVI
  • Has written 215 sections since joining, winning eight SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Main/Staff sections written.
  • Has also written Calendar of Events, Cooking Guide, Fake Shop, Crossword, Guess That Game!, Guess Who?, Mystery Images, Featured Character Artwork, Monthly Report, and several special sections.
  • Sample section.
Time Turner (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Guess Who? section in the Fun Stuff team on Issue XXXIII (33).
  • Has also written Trivia, Location, Location and New Articles.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Toadbert101 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Peddler's Place section in the Fake News team on Issue XIV (14).
  • Has written 55 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Walkazo (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Mario's Boombox on Issue LIX (59).
  • Wrote 29 sections, winning 16 SOTM awards.
  • Has also written The Adventures of Little Mario and several special sections.
  • Sample section.
C9. Favorite Veteran 'Shroom Writer

C9. Favorite Veteran 'Shroom Writer

This award aims to recognize those writers who have been part of the team for longer than a year.

Nominee Summary/Description
Alex95 (talk)
  • Joined in August 2016 as writer of the Sport Report section on Fake News.
  • Also writes Upcoming Games as well as NIWA Spotlight on Pipe Plaza, and Could Have Been on Critic Corner, winning one SOTM award.
  • Has also written Community Advertisements on Palette Swap and New Articles on Pipe Plaza.
  • Has written 61 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Anton (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Dear Anton on Issue LXXXVII (87).
  • Currently writes Dear Anton and Anton's Half-Baked Reviews.
  • Has written 95 sections since joining, winning 24 SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Brawl Tactics on Issue XXXII (32).
  • Currently writes, Weather Forecast, Graphic Novel Reviews, Book Reviews, and Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?.
  • Has also written Tip of the Month in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has written 319 sections since joining, winning 19 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Palette Swap sections written.
  • Sample section.
LudwigVon (talk)
  • Joined in January 2016 as writer of the Community Report section on Pipe Plaza.
  • Also writes New Articles on Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written Poll Committee Discussion on Pipe Plaza, as well as Mystery Images and Word Search on Fun Stuff,.
  • Has written 70 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Sample section.
Luigi 64DD (talk)
  • Joined in April 2017 as writer of the Countdowns section on Critic Corner.
  • Has written eight sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Joined as writer of It's aMAZEing on Issue 104.
  • Currently writes Galactic Expedition in Strategy Wing.
  • Has also written It's aMAZEing in Fun Stuff, Meta Knight's Boss Battle Reviews in Critic Corner, Party Trick! in Strategy Wing, and several special sections.
  • Has written 125 sections since joining, winning 11 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Strategy Wing sections written.
  • Sample section.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Fake Characters and Fake TV on Issue XLII (42).
  • Currently writes Forum Update.
  • Has written 189 sections since joining, winning 24 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Fake News sections written.
  • Sample section.
Quizmelon (talk)
  • Joined in June 2016 as writer of the TV Tomorrow section on Fake News.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining, winning six SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Shoey (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Trivia on Issue LIX (59).
  • Currently writes Trivia, and So You Want To Conquer Japan?.
  • Also has written Featured Character Artwork, and Observing Another Sole
  • Has written 94 sections since joining, winning six SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Superchao (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Quiz section on Issue III (3).
  • Currently writes Interview in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written Let's Play Showcase, and several special sections.
  • Has written 116 sections since joining, winning eight SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
The Pyro Guy (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Picross on Issue 102.
  • Currently writes Ongoing Fan Projects.
  • Has also written Picross and Cooking Guide.
  • Has written 72 sections since joining, winning nine SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Tucayo (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Crossword on Issue XVI (16).
  • Currently writes Take Cover! and The 'Shroom Report.
  • Has written 358 sections since joining, winning 11 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Main/Staff and Fun Stuff sections written.
  • Sample section.
YKMR3000 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Game Corner on Issue 109.
  • Currently writes Game Corner.
  • Has written 13 sections since joining, winning eight SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Obituaries on Issue LXXVI (76).
  • Currently writes Obituaries, Quiz, What's on the Box?, Retro Feature, Character Reviews, Movie Reviews, and Pokédex Power.
  • Has written Ongoing Fan Projects, Featured, and Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner.
  • Has written 497 sections since joining, winning 79 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Pipe Plaza and Critic Corner sections written.
  • Holds the record for most overall sections written.
  • Sample section.
C10. Favorite New 'Shroom Writer

C10. Favorite New 'Shroom Writer

This award aims to recognize those writers who weren't part of the team twelve issues ago.

Nominee Summary/Description
BBQ Turtle (talk)
  • Joined in November 2017 as writer of the Anagrams section on Fun Stuff.
  • Has written seven sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Camwood777 (talk)
  • Joined in October 2017 as writer of the Picross section on Fun Stuff.
  • Has written seven sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
GPM1000 (talk)
  • Joined in December 2017 as writer of the Mario Calendar section on Strategy Wing.
  • Has written four sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Hooded Pitohui (talk)
  • Joined in July 2017 as writer of the Mario's Boombox section in Palette Swap.
  • Also currently writes Shop Scout in Fake News.
  • Has written 10 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Koops (talk)
  • Joined in August 2017 as writer of the Travel Guide section in Fake News.
  • Has written five sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
MsRetroGeek (talk)
  • Joined in October 2017 as writer of the G. TV section on Critic Corner.
  • Has written four sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Raregold (talk)
  • Joined in February 2018 as writer of the Selling Out section on Fake News.
  • Has written four sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
YoshiFlutterJump (talk)
  • Joined in November 2017 as writer of YoshiFlutterJump's Tips and Tricks! in Strategy Wing.
  • Has written four sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
C11. Best 'Shroom Section Design

C11. Best 'Shroom Section Design

This award aims to acknowledge the writers who put care into making their 'Shroom sections visually appealing and well-crafted, whether through imagery, design, or wiki coding.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Anton (talk))

Issue 128 / Issue 130 / Issue 134

Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 121 / Issue 132 / Issue 134

Community Report (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 122 / Issue 123 / Issue 124

Dear Anton (Anton (talk))

Issue 123 / Issue 127 / Issue 129

DragonFreak's Review Quest (DragonFreak (talk))

Issue 123 / Issue 125 / Issue 127

Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))

Issue 124 / Issue 126 / Issue 129

Galactic Expedition (Meta Knight (talk))

Issue 129 / Issue 132 / Issue 135

New Articles (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 124 / Issue 131 / Issue 134

NIWA Spotlight (Alex95 (talk))

Issue 131 / Issue 132 / Issue 134

Ongoing Fan Projects (The Pyro Guy (talk))

Issue 131 / Issue 132 / Issue 133

Pokédex Power (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 129 / Issue 131 / Issue 132

Poll Committee Discussion (The Poll Committee)

Issue 132 / Issue 133 / Issue 134

The 'Shroom Report (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 132 / Issue 133 / Issue 134

C12. Favorite 'Shroom Written Section of the Past Year

C12. Favorite 'Shroom Written Section of the Past Year

This award recognizes 'Shroom sections that feature written text as the bulk of their piece.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 125 / Issue 132 / Issue 134

Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Anton (talk))

Issue 130 / Issue 133 / Issue 135

Community Report (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 122 / Issue 123 / Issue 124

Dear Anton (Anton (talk)

Issue 123 / Issue 127 / Issue 129

G. TV (MsRetroGeek (talk))

Issue 127 / Issue 129 / Issue 135

Galactic Expedition (Meta Knight (talk))

Issue 129 / Issue 132 / Issue 135

Interview (Superchao (talk))

Issue 130 / Issue 132 / Issue 133

Isaac Synergies (DragonFreak (talk))

Issue 123 / Issue 125 / Issue 127

Late Night With Nabber (Nabber (talk))

Issue 126 / Issue 132 / Issue 134

Obituaries (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 126 / Issue 128 / Issue 134

Pokédex Power (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 129 / Issue 131 / Issue 133

Selling Out (Raregold (talk))

Issue 132 / Issue 133 / Issue 134

Shop Scout (Hooded_Pitohui (talk))

Issue 132 / Issue 133 / Issue 134

The 'Shroom Report (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 132 / Issue 133 / Issue 134

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Issue 123 / Issue 126 / Issue 129

Travel Guide (Koops (talk))

Issue 128 / Issue 129 / Issue 132

TV Tomorrow (Quizmelon (talk))

Issue 132 / Issue 133 / Issue 134

YoshiFlutterJump's Tips and Tricks! (YoshiFlutterJump (talk))

Issue 128 / Issue 131 / Issue 135

C13. Favorite Special Issue

C13. Favorite Special Issue

This award is to recognize the many special issues The 'Shroom has held during its long history, those moments in the year when the staff and writers make a big splash.

Nominee Summary/Description
Special Issue XXX (30)
  • Released September 12th, 2009.
  • The very first Special Issue to be released for The 'Shroom.
  • Commemorating the 30th Issue of The 'Shroom.
  • Directed by Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) and Stooben Rooben (talk).
  • Had 12 main sections, three teams, two special sections, and four staff sections.
  • 27 writers participated in it.
Special Issue L (50)
  • Released May 21st, 2011.
  • Commemorating the 50th Issue of The 'Shroom.
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Twentytwofiftyseven (talk)
  • Introduced the Section of the Month process.
  • Introduced the 'Shroom Spotlight project.
  • Hosted the sign-ups for the second 'Shroom Mafia game.
  • Had eight main sections, four teams, one game, seven special sections, and eight staff sections.
  • 28 writers participated in it.
Special Issue 64
  • Released July 21st, 2012.
  • Commemorating the 64th issue of The 'Shroom.
  • Themed after the Nintendo 64, with each team themed after a different Nintendo 64 Mario game; Super Mario 64, Mario Kart, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Yoshi's Story, and Super Smash Bros.
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Gabumon (talk).
  • Introduced a completely overhauled main page design, designed by Crocodile Dippy (talk) and coded by Twentytwofiftyseven (talk).
  • Introduced an updated 'Shroom Calendar, made by Crocodile Dippy (talk).
  • Introduced an overhauled About page.
  • Introduced new side-banners, made by Master Crash (talk).
  • Introduced the Critic Corner team, with the Affiliates Manager Crocodile Dippy (talk) becomming its Director.
  • Featured the results of the second Poll Chairperson Election, with the winning ticket being Crocodile Dippy (talk) and her co-chairperson Master Crash (talk).
  • Had nine main sections, five teams, 13 special sections, and 10 staff sections.
  • 41 writers participated in it.
Special Issue LXXV (75)
  • Released June 15th, 2013.
  • Themed after Gamefreak75 (talk), with each team based on his favourite Nintendo franchises; The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin, Pokemon, MOTHER, Kirby, and Waluigi (WAH).
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) and their sub-director Gabumon (talk).
  • Marshal Dan Troop (talk) resigned from his position as Fun Stuff Director, with Superchao (talk) taking his place.
  • Revamped the Director’s Notes into Opening Statements and Closing Statements, typically with each split to the Director and the Sub-Director.
  • Hosted the third Poll Chairperson Election, with the winning ticket being Super Mario Bros. (talk) and his co-director Henry Tucayo Clay (talk).
  • Hosted a Zelda Drawing Contest in the Palette Swap team.
  • Hosted the first 'Shroom Awards Dossier and Userpedia Awards Dossier, to ensure the voterbase was informed on the nominees.
  • Had three main sections, five teams, three special sections, and six staff sections.
  • 27 writers participated in it.
  • Marked the last issue of Gamefreak75 (talk).
Special Issue LXXXVIII (88)
  • Released July 19th, 2014.
  • Directed by Superchao (talk) and Turboo (talk).
  • Hosted the results of the fourth Poll Chairperson Election, with the winning ticket being Mario4Ever (talk).
  • Had four main sections, four special sections, five teams, and 10 staff sections.
  • 23 writers participated in it.
Awards Issue XC (90)
  • Released September 20th, 2014.
  • The fourth Awards Special Issue to be released for The 'Shroom.
  • Commemorating the eight Awards Ceremony.
  • Directed by Superchao (talk) and Turboo (talk).
  • Featured Awards Commentaries, event recaps, an awards-related game, and interviews with winners of various Awards-related events.
  • Hosted the third Awards Director Election, with the winning ticket being Hypnotoad (talk) and his co-directors Smasher (talk) and Superchao (talk).
  • Paper Yoshi (talk) resigned from his position as Pipe Plaza Director, with his co-director Yoshi876 (talk) taking his place.
  • GBAToad (talk) resigned from his position as 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, with his co-director Yoshi876 (talk) taking his place.
  • Had four main sections, five teams, seven special sections, and 11 staff sections.
  • 20 writers participated in it.
Special Issue 100
  • Released July 18th, 2015.
  • Dedicated to Satoru Iwata.
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Gabumon (talk).
  • Largest issue to date.
  • Strategy Wing debuted in this issue.
  • Layout and structure were revised.
  • 'Shroom cursor was introduced.
  • Introduced Poochy as The 'Shroom's mascot.
  • 'Shroom Achievements were reintroduced.
  • Had six teams, 20 special sections, six staff sections, and a dedication.
  • 37 writers participated in it.
Issue 107
  • Released February 20th, 2016.
  • Mini-special issue with a "Zeldámon" theme (Zelda + Pokémon).
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and RandomYoshi (talk).
  • Hosted a Pokémon Art and a Zelda Music contest.
  • Had six teams, four special sections, and three staff sections.
  • Had the first guest writer from another NIWA wiki.
  • 19 writers participated in it.
Special Issue 111
Special Issue 123
  • Released June 17th, 2017.
  • Directed by Meta Knight (talk) and Superchao (talk).
  • Hosted two separate Art Galleries, each themed around something Wario.
  • Had six teams, one special section, and three staff sections.
  • 21 writers participated in it.
Holiday Issue 129
  • Released December 23rd, 2017.
  • Directed by Meta Knight (talk) and Superchao (talk).
  • Hosted a Scavenger Hunt inspired by Super Mario Odyssey.
  • Had six teams, two special sections, and four staff sections.
  • 23 writers participated in it.
Special Issue 135
C14. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2017-2018

C14. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2017-2018

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize those who have had the biggest impact on the newsletter during the past 12 months.

Nominee Summary/Description
2257 (talk)
  • Programming Manager from Issue 124 to Issue 135.
  • Responsible for the most of the coding and layout of the newspaper.
Anton (talk)
  • Current Critic Corner Director from Issue 124 to Issue 135.
  • Currently writes Anton's Half-Baked Reviews and Dear Anton.
  • Has written 32 sections in the past 12 months, winning ten SOTM awards.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Current Palette Swap Director from Issue 124 to Issue 135.
  • Currently writes Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?, Book Reviews, and Weather Report.
  • Has written 36 sections in the past 12 months, winning six SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Palette Swap sections written.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as Palette Swap Director.
  • Longest serving Palette Swap Director overall.
  • Has hosted several art and music contests in Palette Swap.
GBAToad (talk)
  • Hosted The 'Shroom: Killing Game.
  • Has written two sections in the past 12 months, winning one SOTM award.
Lakituthequick (talk)
  • Current Website Manager from Issue 131 to Issue 135.
  • Currently writes It's aMAZEing and Anniversary Announcements.
  • Has written 15 sections in the past 12 months, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Assisted in hosting the 'Shroom Holiday Scavenger.
Lord Bowser (talk)
  • Current Fun Stuff Director from Issue 125 to Issue 135.
  • Hosted the 'Shroom Holiday Scavenger
  • Has written 30 sections in the past 12 months, winning three SOTM awards.
LudwigVon (talk)
  • Current Statistics Manager from Issue 131 to Issue 135.
  • Currently writes New Articles and The 'Shroom Report.
  • Has written 22 sections in the past 12 months, winning one SOTM award.
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Current Director from Issue 124 to Issue 135; current Strategy Wing Director from Issue 124 to Issue 135.
  • Currently writes Galactic Expedition.
  • Has written 47 sections in the past 12 months, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Longest serving Strategy Wing Director overall.
  • Holds the record for most Strategy Wing sections written.
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Current Graphic Design Manager from Issue 124 to Issue 135.
  • Has written two sections in the past year, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Created several artwork, such as backgrounds, banners, and staff portraits.
  • Longest serving Sub-Director overall.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director from Issue 124 to Issue 135.
  • Currently writes Forum Update.
  • Has written 15 sections in the past 12 months, winning one SOTM award.
  • Longest serving Fake News Director overall.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as Fake News Director.
  • Has held the longest consecutive staffing term of any staff member to date.
Superchao (talk)
  • Current Sub-Director from Issue 124 to Issue 135.
  • Currently writes Interview.
  • Has written 21 sections in the past 12 months, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Has substituted several teams.
The Pyro Guy (talk)
  • Current Pipe Plaza Director from Issue 131 to Issue 135.
  • Currently writes Ongoing Fan Projects.
  • Has written 22 sections in the past 12 months, winning one SOTM awards.
Tucayo (talk)
  • Statistics Manager from Issue 124 to Issue 130.
  • Currently Take Cover!.
  • Has written 31 sections in the past 12 months.
  • Holds the record for most Main/Staff sections written.
  • Holds the record for most Fun Stuff sections written.
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  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager from Issue 124 to Issue 135; Pipe Plaza Director from Issue 124 to Issue 129.
  • Currently writes Retro Feature, Obituaries, Quiz, Character Review, Pokedéx Power, and What's on the Box?.
  • Has written 115 sections in the past 12 months, winning 18 SOTM awards.
  • Has won the most SOTM awards overall.
  • Has written the most sections in the past 12 months.
  • Holds record for most Pipe Plaza sections written.
  • Holds record for most Critic Corner sections written.
  • Holds record for most Overall sections written.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as 'Shroom Spotlight Manager.
  • Longest serving 'Shroom Spotlight Manager overall.
C15. Outstanding Community Achievement Award

C15. Outstanding Community Achievement Award

This award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of various members of the community. They all are unique in their experiences and what they’ve done, having volunteered their time in all parts of the community in a number of ways. It should be noted that many nominees have expansive lists forged over the years, and while this may be impressive, please consider recent achievements and their greater relative impact today. This is not an exhaustive list of every position and achievement, just the most notable and relevant.

Nominee Summary/Description
2257 (talk)
  • Current #mwchat Admin.
  • Former Awards Committee Sub-Director (Mario Awards X (2016))
  • Awards Committee Staff Consultant (2017 - Present); provides technical and programming support.
  • Current Programming Manager for The 'Shroom (December, 2015 - Present)
  • Current Userpedia Bureaucrat (28 January, 2013 – Present); Sysop (30 December, 2010 – Present)
  • Helped design Userpedia’s new theme and provides substantial technical help.
  • Former MarioWiki Sysop (7 April 2009 – 5 August, 2011) and Bureaucrat (20 July 2010 – 5 August, 2011)
  • Former ‘Shroom Sub-Director for various years.
Anton (talk)
  • Current Awards Committee Director (Mario Awards XI (2017) - Mario Awards XII (2018)), Former Co-Director (Mario Awards IX (2015), Mario Awards X (2016))
  • Current #mwchat Founder (June 2014 – Present) and Admin (3 November, 2010 – Present)
  • Current Critic Corner Director (July 2016 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Steward (18 November, 2012 – Present); Sysop (2 March, 2012 – Present), Bureaucrat (18 Nov, 2012 – Present)
  • UP Awards Host (2014, 2015); User Awards Host (2016)
GBAToad (talk)
  • Former 'Shroom Spotlight co-host (January 2014 – September 2014)
  • 'Shroom Killing Game host.
Lord Bowser (talk)
  • Current Poll Committee Chairman (July 2017 – Present)
  • Member of the Seventh Poll Committee (February – June 2017)
  • Current Fun Stuff Director (August 2017 – Present)
  • Hosted the Awards Killing Game.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Current Global Moderator (23 March, 2016 – Present)
  • Current Fake News Director (15 October, 2011 – Present)
  • Current Super Mario Wiki Patroller (October 2011 – Present)
  • Member of the sixth Poll Committee (July 2012 – Present); Vice-Chairperson of the fifth Poll Committee
  • Current #mwchat Operator (3 September, 2011 – Present)
Porplemontage (talk)
  • The Proprietor/Owner of MarioWiki, along with several others—Donkey Kong Wiki, Halopedia, Kingdom Hearts Wiki, Pikipedia, SmashWiki, and, as of December 2012, Destinypedia.
  • He pays the bills that keep the site online.
Shokora (talk)
  • Former MarioWiki Bureaucrat (7 January 2016 – 7 January 2018); Former Admin (4 May, 2013 - 7 January 2018)
  • Reformed and managed the 'Shroom Spotlight project (April, 2013 – 7 January, 2014), which has been successful in improving over a hundred wiki articles to date.
Smasher (talk)
  • Former Awards Committee Co-Director (Mario Awards IX - 2015)
  • Current Forum Global Moderator (30 April, 2013 – Present)
  • Current #mwchat Operator (5 April, 2011 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Sysop (13 January, 2013 – Present) and former Patroller (18 April, 2011 – 13 January, 2013)
  • Former ’Shroom Core Staff (Music & Artwork, Activities Director, and Fun Stuff)
Superchao (talk)
  • Current Global Mod on the Marioboards (2012 – Present)
  • Former Mario Awards Sub-Director (2012 – 2015)
  • Former ‘Shroom Director (2014)
  • Current #mwchat Operator (1 May, 2013 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Patroller (9 June, 2013 – Present)
  • Current Activities Manager for the 'Shroom (23 January, 2016 – Present)
  • Awards Mafia IV, V, and VI host
Tucayo (talk)
  • Current MarioWiki Sysop (13 December, 2009 – 1 July, 2010; 28 July, 2010 – 17 January, 2011; 17 January 2013 – 1 January 2014; 2 December, 2015 – Present) and former Patroller (22 April, 2009 – 28 May, 2009; 15 June, 2009 – 13 December, 2009)
  • Former ‘Shroom Statistics Manager (12 September, 2010 – 16 January, 2011; 20 February, 2016 - January 2018)
  • Former ‘Shroom Director and Co-Director (April 2009 – June 2009; August 2009 – 7 January 2010; February 2013 – January 2014), and former Sub-Director (February 2009 – March 2009; July 2009; February 2010 – January 2011)
  • Former Poll Committee Chairperson (July 2016 – July 2017)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (5 October, 2009; 20 September, 2010 – 16 January, 2011)
Turboo (talk)
  • Current Awards Committee Sub-Director (Mario Awards XI (2017) - Mario Awards XII (2018))
  • Current Sysop (19 March, 2014 – Present) and former MarioWiki Patroller (30 April, 2013 – 19 March, 2014)
  • Current Fail Awards Host (2016), and Former Director of the MarioWiki Anniversary Awards Committee (2012 – 2014)
  • Former ‘Shroom Sub-Director (October 2013–January 2015)
  • Current #mwchat Admin (5 July 2010 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Patroller (March 2015–Present) and former Userpedia Sysop (October 2009)
Walkazo (talk)
  • Current MarioWiki Bureaucrat (22 July, 2011 – Present); Sysop (21 January, 2009 – Present), with the 2nd longest term behind Porple.
  • Quite an active policy-maker, known for her lengthy explanations.
  • Co-Author of Dragon Problem, a very popular comic within the community, winner of U3 Favorite Comic (2015)
  • Contributing Writer for The ‘Shroom (Mario’s Boombox, The Adventures of Little Mario)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (9 May, 2008 — 19 Jan, 2009) and Bureaucrat (2 Sep, 2008 – 19 Jan, 2009)
  • Global Mod on Xephyr (July 2010 – Present)
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • An avid 'Shroom Writer (14 July, 2013 – Present), currently holding down 8 sections as of typing this.
  • Former Pipe Plaza Director (May 2014 – January 2018)
  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager (7 January 2014 – Present)
  • Current MarioWiki Sysop (22 June 2017 - Present) and former Patroller (22 March 2014 – 22 June 2017)
  • Has the most sections written for The ‘Shroom.

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