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Trixies Default Awards List

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Trixies 2015 - 2016 Default Awards List 

Trixies 2015 - 2016 are upon us, and its time to start submitting your nominations. Listed below are the default awards we are suggesting you nominate members for this time. There are more here than we have included in previous years, this was obtained by discussion with the community and further narrowed down by staff discussion. Each category, Custom Content, City Journals and Community is broken down into three subsections, this will help you in narrowing down which sections you are most involved with. Visit the Nominations Guidelines topic on how nominating has changed this year. 

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Custom Content Awards



STEX Community Favourite

When asked who was the STEX Community Favourite, most people chose this individual.

Best Development Thread

This award is for the person who curates the best development thread, through either providing an insight into their own creative process, writing tutorials or just by being the best at documenting the twists and turns of creating content for the STEX.

Most Useful Feedback in Custom Content Threads

This award is for the person who provides great, behind the scenes support for other people's BATs. Helping out, giving valuable instruction, and doing those annoying but necessary tasks needed to bring a quality BAT to the STEX.

Highest Overall Quality

This award goes to the person whose creations are consistently outstanding.

Best Effort In Compatibility

Most clear work dedicated to avoid one custom content to break the game when used in combination with others

Best Large Scale Project

The scale and scope of this project is so impressive that it's taken a great amount of work to pull off. This award goes to the member who has created the best large scale project.

Most Beautiful Small Addition

This award goes to the member who has created a tiny yet extremley beautiful addition to the game. 

Best Re-creation

This BAT is the best recreation of a specific, real life building, done with total devotion to complete and thorough accuracy.

Most Important Discovery/Innovation

It seems that some relatively small steps for modders can lead to some pretty giant leaps for simkind. This award has been invented for the one who sits at the desk in the Mission Control of Modding. Houston, we have a Trixie!

Most Inventive Creation

With many different cities come many different ways which buildings or creations could adapt to their surroundings, and the only way to overcome this is to make an inventive creation to cover all bases. This member created the most inventive addition to our game.

Highest Technical Achievement in Custom Creations

This award goes to the individual who has pushed the boundaries of custom content beyond what we once knew, and who have shared their discoveries with the rest of the community.

Most Realistic Creation

This award goes to the member who has created a BAT which is extremley realistic. This is a fictional building, yet is so well detailed we could be forgiven in assuming it was a real world recreation.

Most Useful Creation

These creations fill a void that many of us feel came with the vanilla game. They are useful because they make our cities feel more complete.




BAT of the Year

The nominations are in, and it was decided that this BAT was the best creation this year.

BATer of the Year 

This member is the best overall BATer this year. Multiple BATs at an outstanding level of quality, mixed with their ability to constantly help others in BAT threads makes this member the best BATer this year.

Best BAT Newcomer of the Year

Big splashes have been made in the community this year by this new BATer!

Best Industrial BAT of the Year

Industrial parks are an absolute essential in our cities. But they are often under represented as BATers choose more glamourous subjects. That is not the case for this member. We feel a sneeze coming on due to their dusty realness, because industrial structures have never felt a more reverential touch.

Big Building of the Year

Buildings come in all sizes, but this is the best skyscraper, highrise or major complex created this year.

Small Building of the Year

Buildings come in all sizes, but this is the best small building, house, shack, service, warehouse created this year.

Most Improved BATer

This award goes to the BATer who has shown the most improvement during the year.

Most Luminous Illuminator

Lighting, or more specifically night lighting, creates such completely dramatic changes to the way we view our BATs in game. This award goes to the BATer who provided lighting that is the most realistic, most technically advanced, most beautifully fitting, or even the most outlandishly eye-catching.

Favourite BAT team

This award goes to the community's favorite BAT team.

Lot of the Year

Buildings must go on some kind of LOT, and this LOT is the best we have seen this year.

Best Lotter

This award recognizes the skill of the individual who puts a high level of polish to each lot creation, and has received acclaim from the community with every lot that is created.

Best ReLOT

Taking an existing building and giving it a new lease of life is an important skill. This award goes to the member who has created the best reLOT this year.



Modds, Maps & Other

Modd of the Year

All votes are now in, and it has been decided by the community that this modd was Simtropolis

Most Dedicated Modder

This award recognizes the modder who has stretched most to go above and beyond, to bring us their best possible work in some shape or form.

Modding Tool of the Year

Modding Tools are constantly being created to advance our creations. This award goes to the Modding Tool which has changed our game the most this year.

Map of the Year

This award goes to the Map of the Year, the best map which has graced the STEX this year.

Best New Mapper

This award goes to the Map Rookie of the Year

Most Creative Map

This award goes to the creator that has satisfied our need for maps that don't follow the normal trends. Not only are they playable, but they are the most original and creative map of this year

Best Real World Recreation Map

People love creating cities in real world locations, this map is the best recreation of a real world location.

Best Fictional Map

This award goes to the best fictional map created this year.

Best Automata

SC4 players are in love with their automata. We love to cruise the streets, hop a bus, ride the rails, and fly the friendly skies. This award goes to the member who has ensured we can do all of the above.



City Journals



City Journal of the Year

The nominations are in, and it was decided that this City Journal was the best creation this year.

Best City Journal Startup

This award goes to our favourite new City Journaler whose first CJ has become an immediate favourite.

Best Work in Progress City Journal

Some people not only show their finished cities, but also the construction and all other building and planning processes. This award is for the member who's done the best behind the scenes Work-In-Progress presentation.

Most Awe-inspiring City Journal

This award goes to the city journal that has held members in awe longer than any other CJ this year.

Most Eye Catching and Original Title

As a good headline is what draws us into a newspaper article, a good title draws us into a CJ. This award goes to the member with the best CJ title.

Best Planning

The best planner award recognizes the mayor who thinks ahead, looks at the region, and establishes a plan for what to do next before proceeding.

Best Attention to Detail 

Many CJ's include pictures that are zoomed in to the max, showing their detailed downtowns, lots, and other features. This award is for the CJ that pays a great deal of attention to detail and perfection.

Best Functional City Journal

This award goes to the City Jorunaler who has created the city which could function the best in the real world. This jorunal pays close attention to functionality over everything else.

Best Narration

This award goes to the city journal that makes us feel at home in the city, providing familiar landmarks while telling us the story of a city

Best Overall Design

City Journalers pay close attention to how every part of their Journals look, from how their entries are formatted and posted, to how compose the images they post. This award goes to the member who has the best designed City Journal overall.

Best Photoshopping 

This award goes to the member who has the best photoshopping of any CJ. From creating different worlds, to balancing image colours, this member used photoshop to enhance their images in the most creative way possible.

Best Roadgeek

Every city journal must have roads, but the recipient of this award paid attention to the detail of each and every road to ensure they had proper functionality and use for the Sims who would be using it everyday.

Best Use of Added Media

Not all that we see in city journals is real. But of them all, this CJ stood out above them all with the best use of added graphics, sound, or video in a CJ at Simtropolis.

Most Miraculous Mosaic

A picture can be worth a thousand words. Three pictures meticulously stitched together can be worth a million. This award goes to member with the mosaic that shows them the most!





Best Airports 

We've seen many examples of airports in CJs this year, this members CJ has paid close attention to the design of their Airport, and we celebrate them with this award.

Best Application of a Single Public Transportation System

This award recognises the the CJ who has paid close attention to a specific Public Transportation System. Bus, Rail, Monorail, Tram or Ferry, this system is the best, and inspires others to replicate its greatness.

Best Transportation Network

Not everyone drives to work, and not all businesses ship their goods by road. This CJ shows the power of a well-designed public transport network, from the smallest bus stop to the largest rail terminal. Ships, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; this award goes to the member who presents the best of the first three.

Best CBD 

Every major city has a CBD, and our CJs love creating CBDs of their own. This award goes to the best example of CBDs that we've seen in CJs this year. 

Best Custom Lotting 

Most CJs make use of the great creations uploaded to the STEX, but this member has gone beyond that to create amazing custom LOTs for thier own city.

Best Industry 

The gritty grime of the industry doesn't escape most cities, but this member has fully embraced the smog and pollution of their industry and created CJ which showcases how great their industrial zone is.

Best MMP Use 

Mayor Mode Plopables give us a great way to build amazing places within our city, adding an extra level of detail to our cities. This member has fully embraced MMPs to create an amazing area within their CJ.

Best Natural Environment/Landscape Area

Some CJs are designed to show off the beautiful beaches, river valleys, and mountains in their region. This award is for the CJ that best showcases the region's natural terrain.

Best Parks 

Sometimes you need a break from the concrete jungle. Scenic beauty and recreation are elements of this award. This creator has created the ultimate in parks using a naturalistic setting.

Best Road Map

This award goes to the member who has documented their city in the most amazing road map we have seen this year.

Best Rural/Agriculture

Cities and skyscrapers are great, but rural towns are fantastic too. This award is for the CJ that best depicts a rural area.

Best Suburban Area

This award goes to the member who pays the best attention in designing realistic and livable suburbs.

Best Urban Area 

This award goes to the member who has created the best city overall. Many CJs exhibit great parts of their city, but this award goes to the CJ which cretes the best city overall.

Best Use of Railroads

Railroads are the backbone of many cities, transporting freight or commuters. This award goes to the CJ which has given us the best example of what a railroad can be.

Most Effective Use of Custom Content

This award goes to the best use of Lots and BATs in a single city journal. The owner of this journal had many different brands of custom content, but had them placed so that they all complimented each other in perfect harmony





Best North American Style City Journal

This award goes to the CJ which is the best example of a city created in the style of other North American cities.

Best Asian Style City Journal

This award goes to the CJ which is the best example of a city created in the style of other Asian cities.

Best European Style City Journal

This award goes to the CJ which is the best example of a city created in the style of other European cities.

Best Fictional City Journal

This award goes to the best fictional city, a city which is neither scifi nor a real world recreation, but a city with its own style, history and location.

Best Real World Recreation

Many CJs are based off of real life locations, or share similar styles with real cities. This CJ goes beyond that to have the closest recreation of a real world location.

Best Science Fiction City Journal

The member who wins this award really deserves a lot of credit for designing cities and a region that we could only imagine in a Science Fiction novel.

Best Historical City Journal

City Journals introduced a new way of learning and living a bit of history. From the Roman Empire to the 19th century, some players decided to go beyond the four predetermined tilesets and write their own little part in history. This award goes to the member who has better told us ancient stories and ways of life.

Best Grimy/Grunge City Journal

This award goes to the CJ with the best dirty, grimy, yucky, garbage/crime infested cities. Quite a few cities out in the CJ's have some nasty areas. This award would go to the best grimy city in the journals section.

Most Entertaining City Journal

This award is for the city journal that is really fun. The text, the screenshots, and the everyday life of the theme city are very entertaining.

Most Informative City Journal

This award goes to the CJ which keeps us informed about real world events or topics, through its narrative it is able to keep us up to date with important topics or current events.

Most Weird City Journal

This award goes to the weirdest CJ that we've read this year.






Best Avatar

Some avatars are interesting; some not so much. This award goes to the member whose avatar was deemed the most entertaining.

Merit of Team Spirit

Without teamwork, a project can become chaos. This award goes to the team best able to overcome adversity and to stick together through thick and thin. This team has shown real dedication to making these projects work.

Best Captain

Every group has an enduring leader steering the ship. This award goes to the leader which has aided our groups the most this year.

Best Collaboration

Many creators have different strenghts in different areas of their craft. This award goes to the members who combined their tallents to create the best collaboration on any project.

Chat Insomniac Award

This award goes to the member who is up until the wee hours of the morning chatting and providing buckets of laughter at the same time.

Friendliest Chatter

This award recognizes the individual who has always been helpful and chatty in the chat rooms.

Enduring Dedication Award

Simtropolis has changed much through the ages. The award goes to a member whose dedication, work, and contributions have helped make the site evolve into its current form.

Funniest Overall Member

Pwning a troll is funny and all, but we don't have that many trolls anymore. While the others are waiting for a troll to declare their superiority over, this member keeps the rest of us laughing.

Most Consistently Helpful Member

The most consistently forumer is recognized for tirelessly answering questions when possible, often answering the same ones over and over with good cheer, is always eager to share knowledge and point the uninitiated toward the light.

Most Improving Member

Occasionally, a member will get off to a rocky start. Some never recover but others manage to learn the rules and become solid members of the community. This award is for the Simtropolian who has shown the greatest increase in socialization skills during their time here.

Most Welcoming to Newcomers

Some just give a simple "Welcome to the site"" to new members who join the site

SC4 Technical Denizen

The threads in our Bugs & Technical Issues forums discuss many issues. This award honours the best techie who answers the wide range of questions that people raise.

Staff Eye Within the Storm

The staff member with the ability to keep their head when all about them people are losing theirs and blaming it on them.





Friendliest Forumer

This award recognizes the most friendly forumer, one who is always piping in with good cheer and making newbies feel at home.

Highest Quality Poster

Many members have high post counts, some stretching well into the ten-thousands. But sometimes its quality, not quantity, that matters. This award goes to the person who may not have a high post count, but puts a lot of thought into their posts to ensure that each one matters.

Best Instructions in Gameplay/Strategies

This award recognises the memeber who is consistently helpful in conveying gameplay stratergies to others, either through the use of tutorials or suggestions in threads or CJs

Best Picture Post in a "Show us your ..." Thread

Sometimes it's best to just show the world your masterpiece. This award goes out to the most fascinating addition to the show us your . . . threads.

Best Tutorial

While the game may be ten years old, new things and new ways of doing old things keep popping up. This award is for the member who demonstrated a useful procedure in a tutorial.

Most Engaging Off-Topic

This award recognizes the member whose contributions in the Off-Topic section are above and beyond the usual high quality. The winner has a positive attitude, and engages the readers of their posts by making relevant and useful comments.

Most Informed Member on Real World Events

THis award goes to the member who is most likley to be reading the newspaper right now. This member is constantly engaged with global events and is relied on to keep us informed of whats going on in the world today.





Most Active Non-City Builder

This award is for the user who does not play a city builder game, but still contributes a massive amount to the Simtropolis forums.

Most Creative But Impossible to Solve Request

Sometimes we get questions or requests for a creation which is so unique that it is probably impossible to create. This award goes to the member whose request is so unique that it is impossible to create for our games.

Most Promising Announcement Fulfilled

We are promissed great things from many creators, and are usually treated to the completion of their announcment. This award goes to the member who prommised the most and has finally delivered their amazing creation.

Saddest City Builder Moment Caught on Picture

This award goes to the creator who managed to document the lowest moment of their city. This could be from a natural disaster, a silly bug or from an incredibly bad planning decisison. This members misfortune gave us a smile, and so we reward them with this token of our gratitude.

Simtrop Walking Library

Every community has a member who knows so much about the site we belong to. They are always there to provide us with historical facts about Simtropolis, and this award recognises them within the history of ST.

The Member Who Was Everywhere

This award goes to a member whose dedication, work, and contributions have helped make the site a welcoming and enjoyable place for all.

We Miss You; Come Back

In an online community such as this, people come and go as Real Life Syndrome takes over. Sometimes, we lose someone who we really would rather have kept among us. This award goes to the person we miss the most and wish to hear from in the next year.




Remember, if you don’t see the award you wanted to give someone listed above, create an adhoc award. Create a title, and write why you are giving them the award in your description and the admins will decide if the award has enough merit to be given to that member.

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On 14.3.2017 at 3:16 AM, Hamish said:

STEX Community Favourite

When asked who was the STEX Community Favourite of 2012, most people chose this individual.


Err ... 2015 and 2016 you mean?

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      This year, all your nominations will be submitted as posts in the forum linked below.
      Submit Trixie Nominations Here!
      This forum behaves differently from every other forum on Simtropolis. No one else can see any of the posts or topics you create within it. In lieu of our traditional nominations system, which is now incompatible with ST, this will be where all of your nominations are submitted this year. This comes with some great benefits though! You’ll be able to see all of your nominations at all times, so you can remember what you have nominated and who you have nominated, and you’ll be able to edit these at any time just in case you nominated someone for the wrong award.
      It may feel a bit weird at first, but trust us that only admins will see your nominations. 

      Submitting and Formatting your Nominations
      Since everything has changed, how will you be submitting nominations? Its easy, just follow our guide below!
      1. Firstly, take a look through the List of Trixie Awards for 2015 - 2016, these are linked below.
      2. You’ll first find an award which you want to nominate someone for and copy its award title.
      3. From there navigate to the Submit Trixie Nominations Here! forum and create a new topic.
      4. Paste the award title into the topic title box, and add a couple of tags:
      The name of the member you are nominating. The year you are nominating them for.
      5. Then in your post, please include the following information:
      The Title of the award. Who you are nominating. The Year you are nominating this award for. A short Description as to why you think they deserve this award.
      To help ensure you include these details, feel free to copy and paste the following template into your posts to match the guidelines:
      Don’t forget to add this info for each of your nominations, or else they may not be counted.
      I’ll repeat these briefly below:
      Topic Title: The Award Title. Tags: Nominated member, and Year.
        Post Text: Award Title, Member Name, Year, Short Description.
      To submit another nomination, simply start another topic.

      Ceremonies for both 2015 and 2016
      We last held the Trixies for the year 2014, and due to issues we weren’t able to open up the nominations last year for 2015’s content. During these nominations we invite you to nominate content from 2015 as well as 2016. In the end, we aren't just holding one ceremony, but two at the same time: One each for 2015 and 2016.
      During the run up to the nominations opening we’ve had a series of discussions, interviews, and retrospectives aiming to highlight content from 2015 and 2016 in the hopes that you won’t forget what has been created during those years.
      This is why it is important for you to distinguish what year you are nominating a member for.

      Rule Changes
      This year we are making a slight change to how many times you can nominate a member. Traditionally you could only nominate any given member for one award. But this time, this rule is being expanded. It used to be that someone would only create amazing buildings, or only write beautiful CJs. However, now we have members who cover lots of different parts of the site, for the previous Trixies it was increasingly difficult to nominate them for just one award.
      This time we are making the change to allow you to nominate a member for up to 3 different awards in both 2015 and 2016. We hope that you submit multiple nominations for a single member to awards in different sections of the Trixies, but we aren't making that a specific rule as there are awards in sections which relate to very different skill sets. Use this new ability wisely...

      Cities: Skylines in the Trixies
      Over the past two years we’ve seen the release of a new game which has swept Simtropolis, Cities: Skylines. In the past we’ve never had another city building game which made as much impact on our community as SimCity 4 originally did, so this is the first time the Trixies have had to accommodate another game. You’ll notice that most of the descriptions for awards no longer call out any specific game, that is because all of these awards are intended to be relatable to both games.
      When nominating, remember the great content created for both games these previous two years, rather than the content from a single game.

      Quick FAQ
      Multiple or single threads for nominations?
      Posting each nomination in its own thread is preferred, as this helps with the processing.
      Really though, it's up to you. If posting in a single thread is easier for you to manage or edit, that's perfectly fine. At the end of nominations, the Llama Crew will attempt to count anything inside the forum.
        For both years, how many nominations per user?
      In each year, you may nominate any individual member up to 3 times.
      So this means for both 2015 & 2016 combined, you could nominate someone up to 6 times.
        Who can I nominate?
      Any Simtropolis user (member or staff) can be nominated for any award. The processing will determine whether a given user is eligible.
        How many custom "Ad Hoc" awards may I nominate?
      As many as you'd like!
      Feel free to be creative with the title & description if a default award isn't suitable for what you have in mind.
        Is there a limit to how many nominations I can submit?
      Yes, the sky.
      Final Words
      We hope you have a great Trixies...
      And remember, Nominate early and Nominate Often! 
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