The 7Smoke 10th Anniversary Awards - Categories & Knockout Ballot
Ten years of 7Smoke is an event which must be celebrated to great extent, and that's exactly what we're doing! The 7Smoke 10th Anniversary Awards
are coming soon, and just like previous years, we'll be commemorating the previous year within 7Smoke, but since this is another big moment for 7Smoke, we'll also be doing some bigger categories and adding a few other surprises on top of that! We're still hard at work with preparations, so please wait a bit longer to hear more details - but for now, we are at least ready to reveal the categories that you've come to expect at these events.
Without further ado: here are this year's - as usual, seven - categories!
- Event of the Year! This category has been present at every 7Smoke Awards so far. Obviously it won't be overlooked this time either! However, since we skipped Event of the Month voting this year, we will have to vote from scratch, in the Knockout Ballot.
- Channel of the Year! This one speaks for itself - since almost everything we do happens through Discord nowadays, this is where you give some appreciation to the channel in our Discord server where you had the best times. Although some joker likely wants to nominate #vr-chat, unfortunately you'll only get to vote for channels that were active in 2021!
- 7Smoke's Best Year! For the 10th anniversary, reminiscing on the group's full run is appropriate. That is why we have this award - each year can primarily be categorised by some evolution in how we hang out or fad in the community. Truly, our Awards Committee has to stoop to nostalgia due to a lack of better, creative ideas.
- 7Smoke's Best Meme! And another one - Meme of the Year awards are a fairly consistent appearance in previous Awards, so let's put a spin on it this time - for this category, you get to vote on any 7Smoke meme, gag or running joke (don't all those have the same meaning?) you've had to make others endure in our ten years. The top picks will make it to the Nominee Ballot.
- 7Smoke's Garlic Artistic Award! "What?" is probably your immediate reaction, but do you remember those few Garlic* Phone events we had? For those out of the loop, Garlic Phone is a drawing game where participants take turns in coming up with prompts to draw - that prompt is sent for someone to actually draw, and another person interprets that drawing resulting in yet another prompt - so on so on... The end result is a chain of drawings horribly misinterpreted from the original. Since we have all these drawings archived, we figured we'd make a category out of it! At the next ballot, we'll have selected an assortment of the most popular drawings (through a yet undetermined method) for you to select from.
- 7Smoke in 2021 Award! This is the part where we really ran out of ideas, but you know what? It sounds fun. Let's do it. The idea behind this awards is simple: the year 2012 was a completely different climate to 2021. So if the group were created in '21 instead, what name would it get? What's topical and funny these days? Give it your best creative shot!
- And... one more category, but I would like to take my time before properly announcing it. This will not be anything like what we've done previously and since work on the Awards is still being done actively, I want to make sure that what I have in mind can be fully realised first. Expect something interactive! More details to arrive a couple of days before the ceremony date.
Now, here's the kicker. For some of those awards, as we've already mentioned, we need extra information before we can include those in the proper Nominee Ballot. Some we'll decide upon through a nomination committee, as we did last year, but some we'll just ask for direct input for you. Those categories are Event of the Year, 7Smoke's Best Meme
and Best Alternate Group Title
. This is where the Knockout Ballot
- it's the voting before the real voting starts! And we'd love it if you could give your voting opinions for that one. It's not necessary by any means, as the Nominee Ballot is what it's all about and I'll pester you three times with - but if you have 10 minutes to spare, please head on over to the below link. Thanks, and see you at the Nominee Ballot, which will go live this weekend!
* Yes, I am fully aware that I have spelled "Gartic Phone" wrong on every occasion, but I refuse to correct myself