The 'Shroom:Issue 165/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 2020 what it was, whose devotion to the newsletter allowed it to excel and evolve above and beyond across the 12-month span! This year, all of the awards are split into Diamond and Golden awards; 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 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 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 and Golden 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 2020, as decided on by the Core Staff.
  • Poochy Award – An irregular award, this award is presented by the Core Staff to an individual who has gone above and beyond the expectations of their position to make a lasting contribution to The 'Shroom that has changed the basic expectations for the paper or its basic operations.

Among our categories are two new awards: Golden Toad Award and Poochy Award. After an internal staff discussion, we decided to improve the coverage of our awards. This year, we wanted to include among our coverage, the individuals who are constant participants during our 'Shroom-sponsored events, and thank them for their large involvements and contributions in those events. The Golden Toad Award will now be there from now on to represent this category.

As for the other newest addition this year, the Poochy Award, will be an award in an irregular format. This will be distributed under a case-by-case basis by decision of the Core 'Shroom Staff, instead of being given under a yearly basis. This award will be there to thank a selected individual who went above and beyond the expectations of their involvement with the newspaper, and who made huge contributions in helping out improving the operations of The 'Shroom.

Without further ado... let's rock!

Mario Award

Mario Award
Given to those who have been writing a single section for The 'Shroom for a long time in 2020.
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Diamond Given to those who have been writing a single section for The 'Shroom for all twelve issues of 2020.
Golden Given to those who have been writing a single section for The 'Shroom for nine to eleven issues of 2020.

Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Alex95 (talk) NIWA News
BBQ Turtle (talk) Anagrams
FunkyK38 (talk) Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?
Hypnotoad (talk) Anton's Half-Baked Reviews
Ninja Squid (talk) Hiding Koopa
Quizmelon (talk) TV Tomorrow
Superchao (talk) Mach Speed Mayhem
Yoshi876 (talk) Obituaries, Pokédex Power, Racing Like the Staff, What's on the Box?

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Coffee Peddler's Place
Goombuigi (talk) Picross
Lakituthequick (talk) It's aMAZEing
Magolor04726 (talk) World of Plight
ManKoops (talk) Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 'Shroom FM
winstein (talk) Drawn and Pressed

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) Pipe Plaza
BBQ Turtle (talk) Fun Stuff
FunkyK38 (talk) Fun Stuff
Hypnotoad (talk) Critic Corner
ManKoops (talk) Strategy Wing
Quizmelon (talk) Fake News
Superchao (talk) Strategy Wing
winstein (talk) Palette Swap
Yoshi876 (talk) Palette Swap, Strategy Wing

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Coffee Fake News
FunkyK38 (talk) Critic Corner
Goombuigi (talk) Fun Stuff
GPM1000 (talk) Pipe Plaza
Lakituthequick (talk) Pipe Plaza
Magolor04726 (talk) Palette Swap
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Critic Corner
Ninja Squid (talk) Fun Stuff
Yoshi876 (talk) Fake News

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)
FunkyK38 (talk) Fun Stuff
GPM1000 (talk) Pipe Plaza
Hypnotoad (talk) Critic Corner
Lord Bowser (talk) Fake News
Quizmelon (talk) Fake News
Magolor04726 (talk) Palette Swap
Yoshi876 (talk) Strategy Wing

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Alex95 (talk) Pipe Plaza
Booguette Fake News
Doomhiker (talk) Pipe Plaza
Goombuigi (talk) Fake News, Fun Stuff
Hooded Pitohui (talk) Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza
ManKoops (talk) Strategy Wing
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Fake News
Ninja Squid (talk) Fun Stuff, Pipe Plaza
Power Flotzo (talk) Pipe Plaza
Shy Guy on Wheels (talk) Strategy Wing
Superchao (talk) Strategy Wing
TheDarkStar (talk) Critic Corner
The Pyro Guy (talk) Fake News
winstein (talk) Palette Swap
Yoshi876 (talk) Palette Swap
Zange (talk) Critic Corner

Yoshi Award

Yoshi Award
Given to those who have submitted a large number of sections throughout 2020.
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Diamond Given to those who have submitted at least twenty-five sections throughout 2020.
Golden Given to those who have submitted from fifteen to twenty-four sections throughout 2020.

Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Ninja Squid (talk) Fun Stuff, Pipe Plaza, and special sections
Yoshi876 (talk) Fake News, Palette Swap, Critic Corner, and Strategy Wing sections

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
FunkyK38 (talk) Fake News, Fun Stuff, and Critic Corner sections
Lakituthequick (talk) Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner, and special sections

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.
Golden Given to those who have made regular and large contributions to 'Shroom-sponsored events, while not doing so in a formal framework.

Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
2257 (talk) Programming Manager
Alex95 (talk) 'Shroom Spotlight Manager
BBQ Turtle (talk) Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis), Art contributor (banner) for issue 165
Booguette Issue 164 guest (Fake News)
Doomhiker (talk) Fake News Director, Issue 159 guest (Feedback Survey Analysis)
FunkyK38 (talk) Palette Swap Director
Gabumon (talk) Social Media Manager, Staff Consultant
GBAToad (talk) Staff Consultant, Community Awards XIII Presenter (C2)
Goombuigi (talk) Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis)
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) Staff Consultant
HEROWALUIGI (talk) Issue 158 guest (Critic Corner)
Hooded Pitohui (talk) Director, Strategy Wing Director, Interim Fun Stuff Director, 'Shroomfest Team Leader (Heroes, Chicken, Sunlight), Issue 156 guest (Pipe Plaza), Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis), Issue 165 guest (Palette Swap), Community Awards XIII host, Community Awards XIII Presenter (C5, C7, C9)
Hypnotoad (talk) Critic Corner Director
Lakituthequick (talk) Website Manager, Issue 160 guest (Critic Corner), Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis), Community Awards XIII Presenter (C6)
Lord Bowser (talk) Staff Consultant, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Photo Contest host
Luigi 64DD (talk) Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis)
Meta Knight (talk) Staff Consultant
Moldomre (talk) Issue 165 guest (Critic Corner)
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Fake News Director, Staff Consultant, Issue 165 guest (Fake News) Community Awards XIII Presenter (C8)
MsRetroGeek (talk) Staff Consultant
Ninja Squid (talk) Statistics Manager, 'Shroomfest host, Issue 159 guest (Feedback Survey Analysis), Issue 155 guest (Fun Stuff), Issue 158 guest (Fun Stuff), Issue 160 guest (Pipe Plaza), Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis), Issue 164 guest (Fun Stuff), Issue 165 guest (Fun Stuff), Community Awards XIII Presenter (C10)
Power Flotzo (talk) Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis)
PowerKamek (talk) Issue 159 guest (Critic Corner)
Raregold (talk) Staff Consultant
Reverse Input Issue 165 guest (Switch It Up!), Community Awards XIII Presenter (C3)
Roserade (talk) Sub-Director, Fun Stuff Director, 'Shroomfest Team Leader (Villains, Pig, Moonlight)
Smasher (talk) Sub-Director, Staff Consultant
Superchao (talk) Director, Staff Consultant, Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis), Community Awards XIII Presenter (C9)
Toadbert101 (talk) Issue 154 guest (Fake News)
TheDarkStar (talk) Issue 156 guest (Critic Corner)
The Pyro Guy (talk) Graphic Design Manager, Issue 154 guest (Fake News), Issue 165 guest (Kill the Killing Game), Community Awards XIII Presenter (C4)
Trab Pu Kcip Issue 162 guest (Fake News)
Turboo (talk) Staff Consultant
winstein (talk) Issue 162 guest (Awards Analysis), Community Awards XIII Presenter (C1)
Yoshi876 (talk) 'Shroom Spotlight Manager
Zange (talk) Pipe Plaza Director

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Alex95 (talk) 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains)
Bazooka Mario (talk) 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
Gabumon (talk) 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains, Chicken vs Pig)
Goombuigi (talk) 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains)
HEROWALUIGI (talk) 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains)
Lakituthequick (talk) 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
Luigi 64DD (talk) 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
Mak n' sauce 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
ManKoops (talk) 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains, Chicken vs Pig)
Mariofan169 (talk) 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
Ray Trace (talk) 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
Reverse Input 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains, Chicken vs Pig)
Shy Guy on Wheels (talk) 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains, Chicken vs Pig)
The Pyro Guy (talk) 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
Toadettefan14 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains, Chicken vs Pig)
Turboo (talk) 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
Uniju :D (talk) 'Shroomfest (Chicken vs Pig)
Zange (talk) 'Shroomfest (Heroes vs Villains)

'Shroom Award

'Shroom Award
Given to those who the Core Staff deems as having written the best section overall in 2020.
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Diamond Given to the individual who the Core Staff deems as having written the best section in 2020.
Golden Given to those who the Core Staff deems as having written excellent sections in 2020.

Diamond Recipients

Writer Section(s)
Superchao (talk) Mach Speed Mayhem

Golden Recipients

Writer Section(s)
winstein (talk) Drawn and Pressed
Hypnotoad (talk) Anton's Half-Baked Reviews
Lord Bowser (talk) News Flush
BBQ Turtle (talk) Anagrams

Poochy Award

Poochy Award
Given to individuals who have gone above and beyond the expectations of their position in making lasting contributions to The 'Shroom.
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Diamond Given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to The 'Shroom, one large enough to alter the basic operations and expectations of the paper.

Diamond Recipients

User Reasoning
Ninja Squid (talk) Creator of The 'Shroomfest activity, which has grown into a regular event and has opened opportunities for direct engagement with forum users.

The 'Shroom: Issue 165
Staff sections Staff NotesThe 'Shroom SpotlightEnd-of-the-Year AwardsDirector Election'Shroomfest
Features Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
Specials Switch It Up!Killing The Killing Game

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