Golden Apple Awards 2014

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In 2014 there was a major overhaul of the Golden Apple Awards categories. The Rookie category was removed and replaced with a more broad Breakthrough category. Site and Contest categories were merged with Contribution category. The Community award was removed and a new similar kind of award was introduced: The Juror's Choice. The Juror's choice is an entirely jury-decided award that can be given to any person(s) within the scene for any reason deemed appropriate.

The show was held on IRCnet #gaa on April 12th 2015, at 20:00 EEST. The GAA period was from January 1st 2014 - December 31st 2014.


The following is a list of GAA winners for 2014.

# Category Winner
1. Internalist Spef
2. Externalist adi
3. Battler Zero
4. Breakthrough bene
5. Designer umiz
6. Team MiE
7. WR 30. Pipe: 30,29 Kazan #374
8. Style Zweq's Zig-Zag styles (33z5231.rec and 33z5338.rec)
9. Replay chainpi3adi.rec by adi
10. Level DAFF104.lev by Danielj
11. Contribution FEM2014 arranged by nick-o-matic
12. Achievement Kazan for achieving a 1 Hour TT of 38 minutes
13. Art Ville_J's Julkalendern
14. Juror's Choice SveinR
# Category Winner


1. Internalist, Spef:
Thank you! It has been quite an effort but it has paid off. Hopefully I'll be able to keep going and win next year too.

2. Externalist, adi:

3. Battler, Zero:
Wow thank! This feels really nice actually since battling has been pretty much a lifestyle to me. Some of you might relate. Thx everybody for sharing some amazing battle experiences during the last year and also big thanks to the designers for keeping the battle scene alive pretty much every single day.

4. Breakthrough, bene:
w0w gz b0ne!
2014 was a good year for internals and for bene. As all of you probably know I have spent way too much time hoyling for the wrs I got during 2014.
THe yar started with 11,45 in freefall and ended with 14,00 in warm up on new years eve.
But all the time wasted hoyling wrs has improved and fine tuned my skills for hoyla wrs, and i dont seem to be able to stop. So expect some sick wrs during 2015 osv.

5. Designer, umiz:

6. Team, MiE:
nick-o-matic: hi
adi: hi
roope: gz teammates and very thx!
nick-o-matic: very ty all community
adi: thanks!
Haruhi: Seeing as adi is here now he can do speech for externalist GAA too x)
Haruhi: for super mega double win speech
roope: 2014 wasn't very big year for teams, not many contests to show team activity etc. but we did hev a lot of style sharing and stuff
roope: also, Koopa wanted to say thx in case we won
roope: he's working so couldn't be here right now
adi: and thx about externals
nick-o-matic: when we started the team in very past couldnt have imagined that one day we win 2 team gaas
nick-o-matic: so is good

7. WR, Kazan:

8. Style, Zweq:

9. Replay, adi:
I really enjoyed hoyling this lev
Hopefully we will see even longer pipes in future.

10. Level, DanielJ:
Thx :) I'm glad people liked my lev, thanks for voting!

11. Contribution, nick-o-matic:
nick-o-matic: thank you
nick-o-matic: others arranged it too a bit
nick-o-matic: anyway the event was quite special
nick-o-matic: very elma history thing. so it was quite verynice to be the main arranger of it
Markku: this would be a good chance to advertise or comment on fem 2015, if you will, nickomat
nick-o-matic: and it will re-happen this year too
nick-o-matic: yes
nick-o-matic: so all come to there too

12. Achievement, Kazan:

13. Art, Ville_J:
wow sik and ty! i don't know what to say, have to thank the one and only father of the good ideas, Koopa, who gave this idea to me
it was very fun to develop the story and write idiot code, but at times it was quite a dull job so i am happy i got this award=)
thanks and glad to know you enjoyed it, no promises of new kalender this year though=(

14. Juror's Choice
SveinR: wow SveinR: thanks :') SveinR: nice speech SveinR: i always really anjoyed working on the GAA Haruhi: You watched so many have to make speeches on the spot and now you have to x) SveinR: hih SveinR: yeh, first time \o SveinR: even managed to make a typo there SveinR: enjoyed* SveinR: but yeah, as said i always really liked working on the GAA so it was always fun, even if was a lot of work SveinR: (as i'm sure you now know haruhi) Haruhi: o,o SveinR: unfortunately the motivation ended so i'm glad you guys took over SveinR: i also had plans to make it bigger with real prizes and stuff but maybe that can happen in the future SveinR> should also thank those who started it all, with Abula and others SveinR: i was just a mere jury member the first couple years :> SveinR: glad to see the GAA is alive and well, thanks again! :) Haruhi: Congratulations. Haruhi: And thank you! SveinR: :)


  • bene
  • Bludek
  • Finman
  • Haruhi
  • Markku
  • roope


First step:
People in the community give their favoured suggestions to who should be nominated in the different categories in the proper GAA thread on Mopolauta. To be able to vote in the third step, one must make suggestions in the thread. It is not compulsory to make suggestions in more than one category, but that is of course recommended.

Second step:
The jury members will choose ten candidates to each category according to their experience and knowledge. They will be also reading the community's suggestions.

Third step:
Now we have top10 for each category available and again the community can vote. The criteria for being allowed to vote are: well-known player (decided by the jury) and the player has posted some suggestions in the first step (so we see that he has been active during the whole process) or he doesn't have to be well-known if he posted a nice suggestion list with reasonable arguments. These limits are set for getting more appropriate votes. People don't have to vote in every category but if they do vote in some category they must pick their top5 and not just top1 or top3.

Fourth step:
The jury will collect the top5 for each category according absolutely to the community votes. The point system will be as follows: 5 points to every first position, 4 points to every second position etc. This will be the top5 to be used in the final show.

Fifth step:
The different jury members will vote over the different categories, and the community will also give 2 votes to the candidate who got most points in the third step, and 1 vote to the candidate who got the second-most points. The different jury members' votes will not be public. In the event of a tie, the candidate who got most points from community in the third step will win. If there still is a tie, the one who got most 5 points will win, then 4 points etc. If the winner cannot be resolved by this, the jury will come together and discuss the matter to declare a winner.

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