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Seventh Annual Halo Fanon Wikia Awards 2014
December 1st, 2014 — December 31st, 2014

Welcome to the Seventh Annual Halo Fanon Wikia Awards for 2014. We are honoured by your attendance to this annual community awards ceremony and celebration, the seventh, and hopefully, not the last of its kind. This project is coordinated by the Halo Fanon Wiki Administration, and we thank the Star Wars Fanon Wiki for donating the concept of this annual community ritual to us.

We look forward to your participation in this community-wide celebration, and hope that you will all participate! Now, read the regulations, nominate your favourite articles, and vote!

Regulations

  1. Nominations and voting begin at 12:00 AM midnight UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on December 1st, 2014 and will conclude promptly at 12:00 AM midnight UTC on December 31st, 2014! Any exceptions to this are listed below. Final winners will be announced and receive their awards on January 1st, 2015!
  2. Voting Qualifications: Users eligible to nominate and vote must have been users for at least four weeks and have sixty or more mainspace edits in order to vote. Because of the style of this ceremony, sockpuppets and sock masters are not invited, and will be promptly banned from the Wiki and barred from future voting.
  3. Nominations:
    1. You may only nominate articles for a category so long as it expressly fits the definition of each category. Nominations that are not eligible for a category will be deleted or moved to the appropriate category by the administration. You may request a clarification about the definition of any category from Sonasaurus. You may not nominate an article for more than one category, with the exception of Best Canon Expansion and Most Unique Concept. Articles that are not eligible for nomination will be removed without any notice if they are found to have "content issues" ("Unrealistic", "Non-Canon Friendly", etc.)
    2. You may nominate an unlimited number of articles written by any number of other authors for any number of categories. However, you are restricted to nominating only one of your articles for only one category for the whole ceremony, and you cannot vote for your own article for the placement awards. This is to promote professional sportsmanship. For categories pertaining to users ("Best Writer of the Year", "Breakthrough User of the Year"), you may not nominate yourself.
    3. "Recycled" articles will not be accepted into the nomination process. An article that has received minor or no edits for the duration of the year is not eligible for the event. Every article's edit history will be checked when nominated, and will remain valid for nomination only if it has received moderate to major changes/improvements throughout the year.
    4. You must nominate articles according to the proper format (listed below). Fill out all the fields when submitting a nomination, and post the completed nomination form underneath the category that you're nominating the article in question for.
    5. Perceived breaches of good conduct and professional sportsmanship will be prosecuted by the administration to maintain the dignity of this voting system.
    6. The author of an article reserves the right to withdraw his or her own article from a nomination at any time, with or without given reasons.
    7. Eligible categories are decided in advance by the administration. If you have a suggestion for the addition or removal of a category, please discuss it with one of the administrators.
    8. Winning articles of the previous annual awards be nominated only if it's been improved upon drastically after receiving a previous award, for a maximum of three awards in separate years. This applies only to the articles, not the authors of the articles, who may only win the Best Writer or Breakthrough User award once. This does not mean that the article can only win three awards; for example, if an article can be nominated for the Best Canon Expansion category, along with its own category, and wins in the top three awards of the year, and does so for three separate years, the article in question can theoretically win nine awards in total (this is, however, highly unlikely).
  4. You are always allowed to contest in a category even if you won an article in that same category before with a different article.
  5. Voting:
    1. Eligible users may vote for a maximum of two articles in a given category, and may vote for up to two articles for placement awards. You may vote for only one of your own articles for the entire ceremony, no matter how many articles you have in how many categories. You may not vote for yourself under a user or placement category.
    2. Please sign your vote with a non-bubble text signature to verify your identity.
    3. You do not have to vote for an article you nominated.
    4. The voting process has two stages: categorical and placement. In the categorical vote, users will have from 12:00 AM UTC, December 1st, 2014 to 12:00 AM UTC, December 20th, 2014 to vote. Articles will be voted upon according to category, and the one article with the most votes from each category will be confirmed as the winner of that category and will be pitted against the other winners of the other categories (excluding collaboration, novel, short fiction, alternative fiction, writer, and breakthrough user). The placement vote will begin at 12:00 AM UTC, December 20th, 2014 to 12:00 AM UTC and end on December 31st, 2014. All categorical and placement awards will be given on January 1st, 2015.
    5. Any categories with ties by 12:00 AM UTC on December 19th, 2014 (24 hours before the end of the categorical vote) will be remitted from public voting and will enter private administrative ballot to decide ties. The results of the ballot will be announced afterwards. All administrators with a registered email will have twenty-four hours to decide ties.
    6. Any articles with ties by 12:00 AM UTC on December 30th, 2014 (24 hours before the end of the placement vote) will be remitted from public voting and will enter private administrative ballot to decide ties. The results of the ballot will be announced afterwards. All administrators with a registered email will have twenty-four hours to decide ties.
  6. Winning:
    1. The article for the most votes in a given category will be formally acknowledged as the winner for the category, and the article and its author will be commended by an official award granted by the administration approximately by January 1st, 2015 and the end of the ceremony. Three winners from the placement vote will also be given their placement awards at the same time.
    2. In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker will be performed, and the winner will be decided by private administrative ballot. The ballot's content will be disclosed at the end of the ceremony.
    3. If an article is the only nomination in its category and receives fewer than five votes, it will be combined with another similar category after the voting process to avoid "winning by default", and votes will be counted accordingly.
  7. Questions: Please address Sonasaurus if you have any questions whatsoever.

Nomination Process

Please fill out the following form for any nominations and file underneath the appropriate category:

====[[ARTICLENAME]] ({{Name|NAMEOFAUTHOR}})====
*'''Name''': [[ARTICLENAME]]
*'''Author''': {{Name|NAMEOFAUTHOR}}
*'''Nominator''': {{Name|NAMEOFNOMINATOR}}

=====Voting (NUMBEROFVOTES)=====
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For the Most Unique Concept of the Year category, the special application to be used is as such:

====[[ARTICLENAME]] ({{Name|NAMEOFAUTHOR}})====
*'''Name''': [[ARTICLENAME]]
*'''Author''': {{Name|NAMEOFAUTHOR}}
*'''Nominator''': {{Name|NAMEOFNOMINATOR}}
*'''Description''': DESCRIPTIONOFARTICLE

=====Voting (NUMBEROFVOTES)=====
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For the Best Canon Expansion of the Year category, the special application to be used is as such:

====[[ARTICLENAME]] ({{Name|NAMEOFAUTHOR}})====
*'''Name''': [[ARTICLENAME]]
*'''Original Article''': {{Halopedia|ARTICLE_NAME|ARTICLE NAME}}
*'''Author''': {{Name|NAMEOFAUTHOR}}
*'''Nominator''': {{Name|NAMEOFNOMINATOR}}

=====Voting (NUMBEROFVOTES)=====
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For the Best Writer or Breakthrough User of the Year category, the special application to be used is as such:

===={{Name|NAMEOFNOMINEE}}====
*'''Name''': {{Name|NAMEOFNOMINEE}}
*'''Nominator''': {{Name|NAMEOFNOMINATOR}}

=====Voting (NUMBEROFVOTES)=====
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Category Definitions

Characters

  • Best SPARTAN of the Year — Any character enrolled in any SPARTAN program.
  • Best UNSC Personnel of the Year — Any character associated with the UNSC Marine Corps/Navy/Army/Air Force or any of its subordinate commands. Does not include SPARTANs.
  • Best Sangheili Character of the Year — Any Sangheili character of any affiliation.
  • Best AI Character of the Year — Any AI (Artificial Intelligence) character of any species.
  • Best Third-Party Faction Character — Any non-Sangheili character who is affiliated with a non-UNSC organization; includes, but is not limited to, Insurrectionists, organized criminals, Forerunners, Precursors, etc.
  • Best Unaffiliated Character of the Year — Any character that does not fit into any of the above character categories; includes, but is not limited to, mercenaries, civilian characters, neutral characters, etc.

Technologies

  • Best Starship of the Year — Any classification of spacecraft or individual vessel capable of extended extra-atmospheric travel.
  • Best Planetary Vehicle of the Year — Any classification of vehicle or individual vehicle capable of atmospheric or ground travel.
  • Best Weapon of the Year — Any weapon system of any allegiance and application.
  • Best Technology of the Year — Any physical object or knowledge paradigm used to influence an individual's interaction with the environment, including, but not limited to, defensive systems, non-weaponized combat equipment, etc... Does not include weapons.

Societal

  • Best Event of the Year — Any event that occurs, including a military engagement (battle, campaign, or war) between any contenders for any length of time, or a non-military event.
  • Best Location of the Year — Any discreet location, including, but not limited to, planets, cities, structures, buildings, etc...
  • Best Organization of the Year — Any organization, including, but not limited to, governments, militaries, military subdivisions, civilian corporations, etc...
  • Best Species of the Year — Any sentient species of beings, including both singular races and races that are members of an alliance (such as the Covenant); alliances are not covered in this category, but instead are covered in the above "Best Organization of the Year" category

Stories

  • Best Novel of the Year — Best long literary fiction. A nominated novel does not have to be completed but substantial progress should have been made. There is a general minimum length threshold for novels to be considered. Does not include roleplays.
  • Best Short Fiction of the Year — Best short literary fiction. Short fictions can be nominated in groups or collections. It is recommended that the nominated fiction is completed.
  • Best Alternative Fiction of the Year — Best fiction for film, game, or any other story-type article that does not fit into the above categories. Does not include roleplays.

Users

  • Best Writer of the Year — For literary excellence in writing articles, fictions, roleplays, and/or productions.
  • Breakthrough User of the Year — For newfound outstanding participation and contribution on the wiki and friendly interaction with the community.

Miscellaneous

  • Most Unique Concept of the Year — A never-before-seen concept used in Halo Fanon Wiki. Must give proper reasoning as to why this idea should be deemed "Most Unique" in the "Description" field.
  • Best Canon Expansion of the Year — A well-written article based off a canon element or article that has strong connections to canon as well as the author's own creativity.
  • Best Collaboration of the Year — Any singular collaborative work, including but not limited to, roleplays, expanded universe, alternate universe, or other type of article written by two or more people that does not qualify for any of the above categories.

Placement

  • Heroic Article of the Year — The article with the third most number of votes in the "placement" stage.
  • Legendary Article of the Year — The article with the second most number of votes in the "placement" stage.
  • Mythic Article of the Year — The article with the most number of votes in the "placement" stage.

Nominations and Voting

Characters

Annual Award Best Spartan Best SPARTAN of the Year

Marco-035 (Brodie-001)

Voting (6)
  1. While the Sigmaverse has grown into a centuries-spanning universe of a size unrivaled by the works of any one user, it may be this one article in the style of old S-II flagships that forms its foundation, being his very second article. It's a testament to how consistently Brodie can make himself write, especially given that it was already at a substantial length when it applied for GA and underwent substantial rewrites after. That Damn Sniper 01:33, December 5, 2014 (UTC)
  2. As one of the new users to the site I can say that Brodie's near monolithic spartan article has been a source of inspiration for me over my first few months here. A great article with a lot more promise as the Sigma Saga continues. The Pale Kestrl22:48, December 9, 2014 (GMT)
  3. After a considerable amount of contemplation, I've decided that Marco is my first choice for Spartan of the Year. Brodie has placed a tremendous effort in adding to and refining this article and had never given up on it even in its humble beginnings. Marco definitely deserves to take its place among all the other Spartans who have won this award. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  4. Yet another one of Brodie's exceptional but oft-overlooked articles. If there's any one article that proves just how far Brodie's come on this site, Marco is the one. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  5. I've been extremely impressed with the effort Brodie has put into working on Marco this year, making an already well done article into a amazing and memorable character. User: Lieutenant Davis
  6. How did I miss this guy? --LOMI Speaketh 02:00, December 19, 2014 (UTC)

SPARTAN-050 (StoneGhost)

Voting (2)
  1. Though it isn't the longest Spartan article yet, StoneGhost really went out of his comfort zone in writing Jack and has come through with some fantastic results. His approach to writing a character article is very different from those who typically do, and if it doesn't win this year, I wouldn't be surprised to see it coming back and doing so next year. That Damn Sniper 01:33, December 5, 2014 (UTC)
  2. As always Matt adds much need sensibility and pragmatic thought to an aspect of the Halo universe, in this case a SPARTAN-II. Well written, and with a military sensibility resultant of some experience in the military environment, it's well worth a read or two. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions

Dom-094 (Hyper Zergling)

Voting (0)

Annual Award Best UNSC Personnel Best UNSC Personnel of the Year

Frederick King (Brodie-001)

Voting (5)
  1. The characters that reside within the deeper corners of Brodie's Sigmaverse usually get forgotten, since he doesn't show them off a whole lot, but Frederick King's a nice little trip into the depths of ONI and all it's different facets. Good job --LOMI Speaketh 04:06, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. I'd hate to have to vote for an article for lack of a competition, but thankfully Brodie has provided us with a fascinating character article. Definitely has my vote. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  3. Good villains are a hard thing to come by on this site, but Brodie pulls it off with his signature attention to detail and love of black operations ruthlessness that make the Sigmaverse such a detailed universe. His recent work on this article has elevated Frederick King alongside the other dark souls that inhabit Sigmaverse. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  4. There's kind of a shift that's been going on (perhaps since Halo 4's release/the start of Escalation?) with a lot of peoples' focuses shifting away from the UNSC as protagonists, whether that be to independents or former Covie/Innie factions and groups across the galaxy. That someone with a villain role looks like the big contender for Best UNSC kind of reflects that. That Damn Sniper 00:34, December 18, 2014 (UTC)
  5. Brodie has a knack for writing truly despicable characters, but I think Fred King really takes the cake. He's probably the most morally corrupted character in the Sigmaverse, but it's not just being an evil bastard that makes him worthy of the award. It's his journey to this life that makes him interesting, which is why he gets my vote. User:Lieutenant Davis

Annual Award Best Sangheili Character Best Sangheili Character of the Year

Tal 'Zerex (The Pale Kestrl)

Voting (7)
  1. Kestrl has put a whole lot of effort into this article and has managed to make a really unique character as a result. --LOMI Speaketh 23:04, December 1, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Even if the character sucked (which it doesn't, because it's fantastic) the creative writing style used here would probably be worth some form of award in my eyes. This is easily one of the most artfully written pages made on this site in years. DemonsofHope »Anonymous ONI agent« [COMMS] [SERVICE RECORD]
  3. Wow, I haven't read this article since it first won Fanon of the Month, ages ago. And now that I've read it again, I can see not only much more content, but a much higher writing quality itself. Kestrl has my vote, hands down. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  4. There isn't another article on the site that demonstrates just how far Kestrl has come in his short time within the community. It's always great to see a user develop their flagship character and Tal is a great new addition to the site in a year that has for the most part been a pretty big dry spell. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  5. Many of us started out here with a flagship Spartan, as did Kestrl. His interests, however, have varied, and now it's hard to tell if it's Russel, Shepard, or Tal that serve as his primary character, but this article's the one that's seen the most content created for it. That Damn Sniper 00:34, December 18, 2014 (UTC)
  6. Kestrl's really been putting in the effort this year to make Tal's article as good as possible, and it really shows. Brodie-001: Here to help
  7. I've always liked Sangheili characters, and for Kestrl, at the time a fresh-faced new user, to write an article of this quality is amazing. User:Lieutenant Davis

Annual Award Best AI Best AI Character of the Year

Annual Award Best Third-Party Character Best Third-Party Faction Character of the Year

Redmond Venter (Actene)

Voting (5)
  1. Innies get a bad rap here on the site usually, but in typical fashion Actene manages to turn things on their head and show us how it could be done. Congratulations, sir, on throwing out my expectations once again. --LOMI Speaketh 04:10, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. I think everyone can agree when I say that Actene has been writing insurgent articles long before it was uncool. Venter's been one of my favourites among his lot for years, and I'm surprised it hasn't earned any distinctions before now. Well, I'm definitely willing to do something to change that.
    50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  3. Venter's always scared the hell out of me, even before his more-complex rewrite. The guy's not the biggest threat in the universe, least not yet, but because of that, he has the time to go out of his way to make the protagonists' lives a living hell. And if they're already in a tight spot dealing with something, he makes for one seriously dangerous obstacle. That Damn Sniper 00:59, December 18, 2014 (UTC)
  4. <Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax
  5. Stalker-shadow-of-chernobyl-1 A Fellow Stalker [MESSAGES] [CONTRIBUTIONS]

Annual Award Best Unaffiliated Character Best Unaffiliated Character of the Year

Gavin Dunn (Ahalosniper)

Voting (10)
  1. Probably my favorite unaffiliated/third-party character on the entire site, as it succeeds better than any other at being unique and quite different from the strongly military-affiliated human characters we're used to without getting so lost in doing its own thing that it stops being recognizably Halo. DemonsofHope »Anonymous ONI agent« [COMMS] [SERVICE RECORD]
  2. I love Gavin. There's just no denying it. Sniper managed to create a really unique individual with a really cool story, and it's led to a lot of fun story ideas since then. --LOMI Speaketh 23:08, December 1, 2014 (UTC)
  3. I don't know what it is, but something about the charismatic, adventurous, and sometimes hapless Gavin Dunn seems to have won a number of us over in the various stories and RPs Sniper has put him in.
    50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  4. ~Hyper Zergling 03:50, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  5. Perhaps you could call me biased for nominating Captain Dunn but I really have to ask myself how he's not won something like this already. Coming from the same stock of loveable spacersthat inhabit most sci-fi universes Sniper has certainly carved out a unique niche with Gavin and I can't wait to see where his next adventure takes him. The Pale Kestrl 22:48, December 9, 2014 (GMT)
  6. Yeah, if this vote puzzles you then you obviously haven't been paying attention to community goings-on in the past two years. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  7. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions
  8. <Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax
  9. There's not much else to say that others haven't already said about this fantastic article. Just going to avoid making a Dunn/Done pun and move on. Brodie-001: Here to help
  10. What's there to say? It's top work, though what else would we expect from Sniper? Stalker-shadow-of-chernobyl-1 A Fellow Stalker [MESSAGES] [CONTRIBUTIONS]

Ryuko Kawada (Ajax 013)

Voting (1)
  1. Leave it to Ajax to figure out how to integrate someone like Ryuko as a legitimate and unique character. Combining slavery, gladiators, rebellion, a human growing up in another culture, superb sword skills, and casual combat nudity, Ryuko offers a little bit of everything, but still manages to feel like a whole character instead of just a bunch of random pieces thrown together. --LOMI Speaketh 23:08, December 1, 2014 (UTC)

Zoey Hunsinger (Actene)

Voting (1)
  1. That Damn Sniper 00:59, December 18, 2014 (UTC)

Technological

Annual Award Best Starship Best Starship of the Year

Chancer V (Ahalosniper)

Voting (7)
  1. Punny names and quirky characters aside, Chancer V is a really unique take on what a starship article should be. Instead of focusing on tech specs and handwavium hardware, Chancer V tells a story about a ship and all the adventures that it gets caught up in. It's really a character akin to the Serenity or Millenium Falcon more than just some normal ship, and for that I applaud Sniper. --LOMI Speaketh 23:11, December 1, 2014 (UTC)
  2. LOMI took the words right out of my mouth. Gavin Dunn and the Chancer V are two halves of a whole in my mind; you can't have one without the other. I can't nominate Gavin without also voting for the Chancer. DemonsofHope »Anonymous ONI agent« [COMMS] [SERVICE RECORD]
  3. And here I was getting worried that Matt's absence from writing would mean we'd have no nomination for Best Starship this year. But it seems not only have Sniper, Actene, and Kestrl provided one, but it is a damn good article at that. An unexpected contribution from three writers who normally supply character articles, but a welcome one nonetheless. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  4. I've made plenty of articles on this site during my run, but the Chancer V is among the ones I've most proud of. The fact that it's been a collaborative effort between myself and two other users (and now looking like more than two the way things have been going) makes it an even greater accomplishment. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  5. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions
  6. There's a habit of writing ship articles as illustrious warships, and this completely turns that on its head<Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax
  7. It's fantastic to see something that began as a joke of sorts take on a life of its own like this. It's been great to see the article develop alongside the RP's and stories you guys have done to flesh out both the Chancer and it's crew. Brodie-001: Here to help

UNSC Dash (Leo Fox)

Voting (2)
  1. Many ships claim to be "one of the fastest" in the UNSC fleet, but only the Dash has the daring to lay claim to being the fastest. Leo's worked hard on the vessel which had to have started out as a grin-worthy reference, then suddenly became a serious article as the reference kept bringing him back, and as I learned with the RvB RPs, I love spontaneity like that. Worthy of the nomination, and I swear, I'm totally using that awesome reference format for something sometime if you don't stop me. That Damn Sniper 15:53, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. What was initially a response to an irk joke quickly became a serious article, and then because the focus of my (admittedly divided) writing attentions on Halo Fanon to become something else. Borrowing the reference style to add explainable detail, bought forward from my previous work on the Vulpine, and various technical factoids and theories (thanks to StoneGhost), I'm quite proud of how the Dash turned out. By no means is it done yet - it still has another 40 years of active service to go. :)
Scootaloo_Sig.png Scootaloo (Talk) (Contribs)   00:39, December 17, 2014 (UTC)

Annual Award Best Planetary Vehicle Best Planetary Vehicle of the Year

M17 Hedgehog (StoneGhost)

Voting (5)
  1. To be fair, I had to struggle to find a planetary vehicle this year. However, when I stumbled across the Hedgehog, I was elated. It's not your standard vehicle: no tanks or mounted guns on this one, but Athena does his best to give us a unique vehicle with his technological know-how. --LOMI Speaketh 04:15, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. It's the Hodgeheg! Alright, I love this article. Ever since first playing the Sword Base level in Reach, I wanted to be driving one of these things around, guns on it or not, because it'd be hilarious, like the forklift or the cart. And it makes for some unique exposition on roles in the military what with all its support capabilities. I'd be interested in reading a story with one of these towtruck-recovery vehicles pulling a Scorpion out of a ditch. That Damn Sniper 15:53, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  3. StoneGhost is probably one of the few users on the site who could grab a random item from the games and write an incredibly detailed article about it. Stuff like this is what fan fiction is made of and it's yet another showcase of StoneGhost's skill when it comes to writing technology articles. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  4. I always liked the look of this thing in-game, and it's great to see that someone's gone to so much effort into expanding on what is essentially just a piece of scenery in the game itself. Bravo. Brodie-001: Here to help
  5. I've always been interested in the more logistical side of Halo, which tends to be hand waved off in most stories. It's nice to see someone take a look at these things, as it's definitely an area that sorely needed the fleshing out. Stalker-shadow-of-chernobyl-1 A Fellow Stalker [MESSAGES] [CONTRIBUTIONS]

Annual Award Best Weapon Best Weapon of the Year

BR55 Service Rifle (Anonymous ONI agent)

Voting (2)
  1. Just like the vehicle category, not a lot of game this year. Despite that, I have to say that Anon was really thorough with his expansion of the BR55, and I respect that. --LOMI Speaketh 04:20, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Once again, Anon's taken it upon himself to make an excellent expansion on the rifle we all know and love...or hate. While I'm not usually as intrigued by articles on weapons or technology as much as some, I know quality when I see it. Brodie-001: Here to help

Annual Award Best Technology Best Technology of the Year

Project IMMORTAL (Brodie-001)

Voting (1)
  1. Even though its origins aren't some of the brightest nor most fondly looked on by Brodie, Project IMMORTAL gives a detailed explanation of a super-soldier program fallen into the wrong hands. --LOMI Speaketh 04:24, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Sentry (Lieutenant Davis)

Voting (2)
  1. While it doesn't provide a lot of tech specs and such, Colin gives us a nice history of this armor and the uses its served through the years. --LOMI Speaketh 04:24, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions

Societal

Annual Award Best Event Best Event of the Year

Bombing of Philadelphia (Actene)

Voting (6)
  1. An absolutely beautiful article detailing the events following a desperate attempt by a desperate former Spartan to rescue his last companion. Unique and wonderful. Joshua (Talk) (Contribs) 23:27, December 1, 2014 (UTC)
  2. This article is classic Actenism at its finest. I do wish he would write battle articles more frequently, because this one is excellent. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  3. An event that's driven by the characters involved, and quite a cast. From a rogue Spartan against members of the new Spartan Branch to a young Elite to an AI cabal to members of the New Colonial Alliance, it seems like everybody's got a hand in it. That Damn Sniper 01:33, December 5, 2014 (UTC)
  4. --LOMI Speaketh 02:03, December 19, 2014 (UTC)
  5. <Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax
  6. Although both nominations are great, and despite me personally preferring the setting of Chakravartin's story, I feel that Actene ultimately deserves the vote here due to how well put together his article is. Stalker-shadow-of-chernobyl-1 A Fellow Stalker [MESSAGES] [CONTRIBUTIONS]

Kafkian Uprising (Chakravartin)

Voting (5)
  1. An incredibly detailed and well-written article chronicling a large uprising on a colony world. Chak's put a huge amount of effort into getting this article up to scratch over the year. Brodie-001: Here to help
  2. Chak's done an awesome job in styling this article as a societal event, explaining the various factors, from a corrupt government to rebels taking advantage of unrest, that led from protests to uprising, and a lot of the tragedy that comes with it. How a population got to the point that it would revolt is just very clearly explained through the course of events. That Damn Sniper 01:33, December 5, 2014 (UTC)
  3. It's very, very tempting to go for my own article here, especially since Chak and I had a bit of a rivalry going when we were developing the two articles. But I've said it before and I'm sticking to my guns, Kafkian Uprising is an excellent article that takes the time to look past the engagements and casualty statistics and ask the oft-overlooked why regarding Insurrectionist activity. This sort of introspection reflects Chak at his best and I consider this to be his finest article to date. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  4. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions
  5. While I dislike voting for my own articles, I feel like this deserves recognition as it is arguably my best article. I'm absurdly proud of this. Joshua (Talk) (Contribs) 01:31, December 20, 2014 (UTC)

Annual Award Best Location Best Location of the Year

Annual Award Best Organization Best Organization of the Year

Empire of Koroku (Ajax 013)

Voting (1)
  1. Its Grunty might shall rule the stars. Really, though, it's fun to see what the most unfortunate and diminutive race in the galaxy does when it gets its chance to rule itself. That Damn Sniper 01:11, December 18, 2014 (UTC)

Tzxyzyl Hives (Ajax 013)

Voting (0)

Gamma Company (Ahalosniper)

Voting (5)
  1. While I appreciate the amount of work Ajax has put into his articles, I'd have to put my vote on Gamma Company for its diversity and readability. Still, I'd like to wish both Ajax and Sniper the best of luck in competing for this award. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  2. This article isn't necessarily the most detailed expansion (yet) as far as the overall content goes, but one has to appreciate the sheer time and effort Sniper has put into Gamma Company. It takes true dedication to trawl through buckets of S-III articles, mapping out tags and making sure there aren't any conflicts. Sniper has taken the time to work on an article not only for himself, but for the entire community to benefit from. There's a sentiment we could all try to incorporate more into our work here. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  3. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions
  4. Hurrah for multiversal singularities! --LOMI Speaketh 02:03, December 19, 2014 (UTC)
  5. I've always liked the idea of places in the Haloverse where multiple universes can converge, if only for a while. Gamma Company's great in that regard. Brodie-001: Here to help

Annual Award Best Species Best Species of the Year

Miscellaneous

Annual Award Unique Concept Most Unique Concept of the Year

Annual Award Best Canon Expansion Best Canon Expansion of the Year

BR55 Service Rifle (Anonymous ONI agent)

Voting (2)
  1. I have to say that Anon was pretty thorough with his article, giving us a nice, neat expansion to the iconic weapon of Halo 2. --LOMI Speaketh 04:20, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. As with the MA5B the year before, AOA's taken a familiar weapon for those few of us who've played a little game called Halo and fleshed it out into something that's got a place in the universe, rather than just in your list of loadouts. That Damn Sniper 01:33, December 5, 2014 (UTC)

Gamma Company (Ahalosniper)

Voting (5)
  1. I can't believe I forgot about this article. But then again, this has been an off year for me so I haven't been paying much attention to what the community has been working on this year. Anyway, great article, it's nice to see that the SPARTAN-IIIs have not been forgotten in a SPARTAN-IV dominant era of Halo.
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  2. As per my vote under organizations. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  3. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions
  4. <Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax
  5. --LOMI Speaketh 02:10, December 19, 2014 (UTC)

Annual Award Best Collaboration Best Collaboration of the Year

Halo: Vae Victis (Brodie-001)

Voting (5)
  1. Brodie conceived of Vae Victis as a follow up to his wildly successful Red Flag collaboration, and despite several setbacks he has continued to carry the project on towards the finish line. A lesser writer would have let the project die by now, and it's a testament to Brodie's tenacity as both an author and project lead that it continues to move forward. Actene
  2. I really wish I had the time to help write this, but the story is just as enjoyable from an audience standpoint. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  3. Brodie's put a herculean amount of effort into this story that one has to admire, especially when one just kinda threw characters at him and hoped for the best. It would've been easy for this to be tallied up on the list of things that never got done, but Brodie's driving force has nearly pulled this heavy-tonnage train of characters and ships in a famous Halo-verse event to the finish line. That Damn Sniper 15:53, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  4. Yes, 'collaboration'.<Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax
  5. Good job running (mostly) solo on this collab ;) LOMI Speaketh 02:11, December 19, 2014 (UTC)

Stories

Annual Award Best Novel Best Novel of the Year

Halo: Sanctuary (Brodie-001)

Voting (2)
  1. Almost 200,000 bytes and it's still going. Without a doubt, one of Brodie's magnum opus' to his Sigmaverse. --LOMI Speaketh 23:36, December 4, 2014 (UTC)
  2. And the legend of the Sigmaverse yet grows, with the character who surprised Brodie by breaking out, Amanda Wade, getting her own first devoted stuff. That Damn Sniper 01:08, December 18, 2014 (UTC)

Annual Award Best Short Fiction Best Short Fiction of the Year

An Act of Retribution (StoneGhost)

Voting (4)
  1. I was really impressed by Matt's writing in Act of Retribution. I feel that it addressed the oft-untouched aspect what happens to humanity's hatred of the Covenant after the Human-Covenant War, and how it cannot simply cease being. More to the point, I felt it was a fantastic short story worthy of immortalization as the 2014 short story of the year. Scootaloo_Sig.png Scootaloo (Talk) (Contribs)   02:22, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions
  3. It was genuinely difficult for me to choose from one of our great short stories to vote for this year, but in the end I think I enjoyed this one the most. I'll admit that I've not seen a great deal of StoneGhost's story writing in my time on the site, but this is an excellent short that I recommend to all. Brodie-001: Here to help
  4. All great stories, but ultimately, my vote goes with StoneGhost. Stalker-shadow-of-chernobyl-1 A Fellow Stalker [MESSAGES] [CONTRIBUTIONS]

Halo: Fireteam Crimson (Spartan 501)

Voting (3)
  1. While I'm hesitant to call this a short story - even though it's not quite a novel - this nevertheless provides an epic story about Leonid-144 which explains why Fireteam Crimson was so competent in Spartan Ops compared to everyone else. --LOMI Speaketh 04:28, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. <Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax
  3. Well, it was a long read for a short fiction, but a great one. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs

Falling in Line (Ahalosniper)

Voting (2)
  1. I read this earlier this year after a little pestering from Sniper, and I was genuinely surprised by it. The thing is, Sniper made me do something I'd never done before: respect Sarah Palmer. And that is an award-worthy feat in and of itself, even if you ignore all the other goodness in this short. --LOMI Speaketh 04:28, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Seems a bit counter-intuitive to vote against my own stuff, but seeing as this one basically inspired my story that got nominated anyway, it's a slam dunk. I really loved the way I felt that this story captured the day-to-day of the Requiem campaign on Infinity, while contextualizing it in the wider Halo saga (in a stronger way than the actual Spartan Ops itself managed. //Your screams blacken my soul// //I am shadow, I am death// //I am alone in the dark, but not afraid//

The Girl From the Hangar (Actene)

Voting (3)
  1. While many stories, short and long, are planned for the Chancer and its crew, this is perhaps the only one that's made it into a completed prose form, and I've got to tip my hat towards Actene for the achievement. Not only does it serve as a current adventure, it's setting up a character with a connection to Zoey to come back and build up the phase when eventually she takes over the ship and has adventures of her own. Looking like it's going to be the year of the short story here, so I hope people take the time to read through each of the nominees when they cast their vote. With the quality of these shorts, you're going to enjoy it. That Damn Sniper 15:53, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Actene delivers as usual, from the gang of miscreants that we've all grown to love.
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  3. LOMI Speaketh 02:11, December 19, 2014 (UTC)

Annual Award Best Alternative Fiction Best Alternative Fiction of the Year

Users

Annual Award Best Writer Best Writer of the Year

Brodie-001

Voting (5)
  1. Brodie has done a significant amount of writing on Halo Fanon this year, and besides the quantity he has contributed quality as well. With the very successful Vae Victis project which followed up last year's RED FLAG alongside the work he has done on his character articles, I think he is very deserving of this year's Best Writer award. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  2. No one this year has done more work, or is more deserving of this award, than Brodie. His work ethic this year has been impeccable. Joshua (Talk) (Contribs) 17:01, December 5, 2014 (UTC)
  3. This is without a doubt the toughest call I will have to make this time around. Brodie and Sniper are both incredible contributors to the site and its community. It is an incredible pleasure to be able to work so closely with both of them; both of them create work of such quality that I measure my own content up to. However, only one can win in this category and as such I have to choose Brodie. From his work on his incredible Sigmaverse to his tireless dedication to community projects such as Red Flag or this year's V.V., Brodie has singlehandedly provided more for the site than many of our users combined. He truly provides an incredible example that we should all aspire to. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  4. From the towering empire of Sigmaverse to the expansive collaborative stories he leads and just about puts on as a one-man show, Brodie looks at the rest of us moping, "I should write more," and, having written so much, Brodie need only laugh. That Damn Sniper 00:59, December 18, 2014 (UTC)
  5. Respectfully, -- AR Contact Contributions

Ahalosniper

Voting (2)
  1. How is it that amidst all of Sniper's writings and awards that we overlooked the fact that he hasn't yet been recognized as Writer of the Year? This is an injustice, and one that I intend to correct! If you need proof of his contributions this year, just see above for all his hard work. I'm unable to decide between him and Brodie, so I'll put both their names up and let the chips fall where they may. Good luck to both of you.
    50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  2. <Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax

Annual Award Breakthrough User Breakthrough User of the Year

The Pale Kestrl

Voting (6)
  1. After joining up last year to enter Ajax's RP:Hammer Fall, Kestrl's stuck around and become a very involved member of the community, from the Irk where he could talk about his ideas and concepts with senior users to joining up with other users over XBox Live through Halo Party Time to integrating his characters and stories into those of other users. This is how it's done. That Damn Sniper 01:33, December 5, 2014 (UTC)
  2. As per above. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  3. Was there ever any doubt? Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  4. <Death to Heroes>[The Damned] [The Lost][The Forgotten]|Deus Ex Ajax
  5. LOMI Speaketh 02:11, December 19, 2014 (UTC)
  6. While Kestrl's not exactly the newest of new users, it wasn't really until this year that I noticed his massive spike in activity on the site as he's made a great effort on a number of his own articles and other projects. Kestrl has quickly become a valued member of the Halo Fanon community after joining us both on the Irk and for our HPT sessions, and is proof that simply going out there and interacting with other users can do wonders for your work and standing on the wiki. Reminds me of someone I know. Brodie-001: Here to help

Articles of the Year

Marco-035 (Brodie-001)

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Frederick King (Brodie-001)

Voting (0)

Tal 'Zerex (The Pale Kestrl)

Voting (0)

Redmond Venter (Actene)

Voting (1)

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Gavin Dunn (Ahalosniper)

Voting (5)

  1. Well, the winners were impressive this year, but in all honesty this was an easy choice. Excellent character, excellent writing, and Gavin has that extra spark of humanity to him that the rest of us fanon writers can only hope to create once in a while. My best wishes for Gavin to end 2014 off with a bang and proudly headline the Main Page through all of 2015. 50px-Vena.png Sonasaurus | Talk Contribs
  2. I cannot lie, of all the characters we've had through the years, Gavin has very quickly risen to the top of my list when it comes to memorable ones. Good job Sniper. --LOMI Speaketh 04:10, December 27, 2014 (UTC)
  3. If ever we put together a "top five characters" list, Gavin would be on it. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  4. I didn't bind one of my favourite characters to Captain Dunn because I liked his dress sense. In a universe often populated with a mix of power armoured super soliders, fanatical aliens and galaxy wiping super weapons its gratifying to take the magnifying glass to the life of an ordinary guy and his ship of misfits. The Lord Gentleman
  5. I've been a part of the Dunn mythos since it began as a simple addition to an Irk RP. Since then, Gavin has grown as not only a character but an inspiration. Since his creation, the site has witnessed an influx of characters and concepts to inhabit these backwater worlds and obsolete ships of the post-war world. Lieutenant Davis

Chancer V (Ahalosniper)

Voting (4)

  1. Having seen this article develop and grow over the past year with the contributions of several users, I really think that this is deserving of the award. It's a wonderful example of a collaborative article. Brodie-001: Here to help
  2. There's nothing quite like the Chancer: she's less our ship and more our spirit. --LOMI Speaketh 04:11, December 27, 2014 (UTC)
  3. Yeah, it's not as spectacular as some other articles with my user name attached, but it's still one of the ones I'm most proud of. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  4. Similar to my reasoning behind my vote for Gavin, I've seen the Chancer go from a simply cargo ship to something of a character in its own right, serving as both a transport for the motley group of characters who call it home. Lieutenant Davis

M17 Hedgehog (StoneGhost)

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MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Sentry (Lieutenant Davis)

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Bombing of Philadelphia (Actene)

Voting (4)

  1. Actene characters going up against canon characters in an event that shakes the very heart of the UNSC? I do believe so. That Damn Sniper 10:13, December 20, 2014 (UTC)
  2. A sterling article, deserving both of its award and as the best article of the year. Joshua (Talk) (Contribs) 19:35, December 20, 2014 (UTC)
  3. I was tempted to give my other award to the Chancer but there is something about Actene's bloody little epic that I just can't shake. The Lord Gentleman
  4. Definitely one of my favourite articles this year. Brodie-001: Here to help

Gamma Company (Ahalosniper)

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