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Ceremony: August 16th


See festivities from 2023



1 About   2 Awards Committee   3 Game Tournaments and Other Events   4 Contact

About

The Super Mario Wiki was created on August 12, 2005 at 13:47 PM (EDT) by Steve Shinn. In August 2006, this wiki was off to a good start, but still there was only a small number of active users. In August of 2007, with a userbase finally forming, we marked our wiki's anniversary with an awards ceremony celebrating 30 of our favorite Mario topics, including favorite games, music, items, series, moments, enemies, and more, by running polls and producing creative mini writing and art projects to present those results in a fun way.

Over the years we've made big changes to our Anniversary Ceremony, including the addition of Userpedia, Fail, and 'Shroom Awards early on (2008, 2009, 2010 respectively), formal game tournaments by 2011 with prizes, and by 2013 having our first Awards Committee Director Election. As time went on, presentation quality rose and activity hit its stride, streamlining the process, with the Ceremonies evolving with the community's needs, such as merging User and 'Shroom Awards into Community Awards, opening up a wider venue for recognition of the skills and efforts of our wiki editors. In 2016 we proudly funded a $1,000 donation drive for the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station to honor our late bureaucrat Walkazo.

With the wiki at over 28,000 articles and growing, we hope that 2024 will be another successful year!

Voting

Voting is now closed for the year. Thank you for voting! We look forward to seeing you at the ceremonies on August 16th and sharing the results with you there!

Presentations

Presentation sign-ups will open on June 8th.

What are these presentations, you ask? Well, you get to reveal the results of the award you choose in some sort of digital medium. We've had written stories (including some with pictures and art), goofy and creative concepts, comics (with many different styles), a picture (or a series of pictures), a mashup of concepts, online puzzles, videos, parody songs, image edits, photographed real creations (including food), collaborations between multiple people, playable video games, and much more. Basically, anything you can think to do will do, so long as you can find a way to make it relevant to the award you're presenting. These can be serious or silly (though most people prefer the silly ones), so long as they're relevant to the award at hand.

Do not sign up for a presentation if you are unsure if you can complete it. Doing so may result in a ban from creating presentations in future award shows. If something unexpected does come up, tell us as quickly as possible and we will be able to cover for you. Be sure to check out the best and favorites from the 2023 Awards Ceremony in the Community Awards dossier!

Who can sign up to present:
-Basically anyone that can complete their presentation within the work window!
--It is encouraged to have accounts on both the wiki and the forum, but it is not a requirement.

Who cannot sign up to present:
-Basically no one! But what can reduce chances and trust are:
--Users who are banned in any community venue (Wiki, Forum, Chat).
--Users that have been banned from participating in Awards-related activities.

Certain awards are reserved until further notice (we are PMing certain users and asking them if they would like to present any of them. This helps us with quality control for several important awards). These awards may or may not be opened to the public, depending on responses from the people PMed. Please note: You will be held to a higher standard of quality if you sign up for Reserved awards, and are expected to deliver quality work quickly if you sign up for a Backup slot.

P.S. It's not all rules and bureaucracy; have fun with it!

To sign up for presentations, please go here.

Awards Committee

We are looking for ~12 focused, hard-working community members to join the 2024 MarioWiki Awards Ceremony Committee. The Awards Committee's focuses will include creating polls for the ceremony, determining details such as scheduling and committee structuring, and generally overseeing the anniversary event at-large.

Meetings will begin in early April, with the meetings taking place in the Awards Discord server. In general, meetings will alternate Friday/Saturday nights with care to avoid 'Shroom meetings, deadlines, and other potential conflicts, and are subject to change to accommodate. An exact schedule will be posted once it is determined and will be available in both the public and staff Awards boards on the forum.

There are a few minimal requirements to be an AC member this year:

  • You must be a forum member. We will be utilizing an underground forum to discuss topics in more detail and keep track of progress. The ceremony takes place on the forum, after all!
  • You must either currently use or be willing to use a Discord account, and have the availability to check the Awards server, semi-regularly if not regularly.
  • You must be active and in good standing with the community; applicants will be screened by Awards Directors. You must exercise basic judgment and common sense to be allowed on the committee. Committee members represent the Super Mario Wiki, so we expect a basic level of maturity, intelligence and kindness towards others.
  • You should at least try to attend meetings/vote in them, but if you are unable to attend meetings due to time conflicts or time zone differences please be sure to still post in the board regularly and keep updated.
  • You are expected to vote/voice abstention in staff board polls, as well as participate in discussion, in a timely manner.

While it is not a formal requirement, if you sign up for the AC please be willing to do at least one presentation. Only confirmed AC members will be given a vote in meetings but meetings are open to the public, so you can drop in even if you aren't a committee member! We do value what everyone has to say, including non-AC members, so even without a formal vote your voice will surely count and your ideas will be sincerely considered.

To sign up, send a PM to Roserade and/or Hooded Pitohui letting them know that you are interested in joining the committee, including details such as:

  • A brief explanation why you want to join the AC and why you'd be a good fit.
  • Any potential scheduling conflicts. This likely will not work against you but is just to figure out scheduling (i.e. can't make Friday meetings, live in a time zone that's outside the US, etc.)
  • Roles or expertise you might be interested in fulfilling for the Awards Committee this year. Taking on more responsibility than just attending meetings and voting/giving input is not required, but we welcome AC members who are interested to directly participate in managing parts of the Awards experience which match their interests and skills. Examples of roles could include "decorating the Discord server", "community advertisement", "maintaining documents or threads", etc.
  • Ideas or conversations you'd like to bring forward.

The application doesn't have to be anything fancy; we just want to be sure that you're committed more to working as a team than you are getting a fun title. In fact, most people who apply are accepted, and this process is just a precautionary screening for intent and seriousness. Applications are due by the end of March 6th Midnight EDT. Roserade and Hooded Pitohui will post the final AC member list by March 20th and will provide staff board access shortly afterwards. At that time, the committee will delineate tasks and responsibilities, as well as initiate conversation regarding what our schedule will become for the rest of the term.

The Awards Committee is the only thing you can sign up for at the moment. Depending on its decisions over the next few months, other projects will emerge over the spring and summer, and you will be able to sign up for them as well. Announcements regarding these projects will be posted on this page or the public forum board, so if you are interested, keep an eye on at least one of them.

Thank you, and we'll see you around a bunch more in the upcoming months!!

Awards Committee

  1. Roserade (talk) (Roserade) (Director)
  2. Hooded Pitohui (talk) (Hooded Pitohui)(Sub-Director)
  3. Lakituthequick (talk) (Lakituthequick) (Awards Record Keeper)
  4. Waluigi Time (talk) (Waluigi Time) (Awards Staff)
  5. Superchao (talk) (Raiko Horikawa)
  6. Flygon64 (talk) (Flygon64)
  7. TPG (talk) (TPG (2))
  8. Turboo (talk) (Turboo)
  9. Smasher (talk) (Smashley)
  10. Coco (talk) (Hot Cocoa)
  11. Morgan (Morgan)
  12. Fun With Despair (talk) (Dr. Alexander Wexlyn)
  13. Youngwii (talk) (youngwii)
  14. winstein (talk) (winstein)

Game Tournaments and Other Events

Mario Awards III featured the first awards-sanctioned tournament, Mario Kart, and ever since then interest has steadily grown to make it a key feature of the anniversary events alongside the poll ceremony. In 2015, we hosted the most tournaments in the history of the awards ceremony with 15 separate tournaments held, over double the previous year. These tournaments have included games like Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Pokémon, Mafia, Mario Golf, Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, and also art contests, Guess The Results, and pretty much anything anyone suggests and is able to host. It does not need to be a Nintendo game – DS/3DS, Wii/Wii U/Switch, PC, Steam, forum-/chat-based and online are all valid media for tournaments as long as they have a multiplayer mode or can function as competition.

It's not required to be a member of the Awards Committee to host and organize a tournament, but we do ask that you coordinate it with us so we can help things run smoothly and provide any support.

Contact

Roserade (talk) (Forum profile)
Hooded Pitohui (talk) (Forum profile)
The Mario Awards Discord Server
@Roserade or @Hooded Pitohui in the Super Mario Wiki Discord Server
marioawards@gmail.com
Official Super Mario Wiki X account

Do you have suggestions to make the awards more interesting? Or issues from last year that need to be resolved? Please, let us know.