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This is the nomination and voting page for the 2013 Stirling Awards that honored the editors and timelines of 2012. This was the third time the Stirling Awards have been held.

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The next awards will begin on December 1st, 2013! See you then!

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Writer Awards

Writer of the Year

This award is for the best writer on the wiki in 2012.

Nominations

  • Yan Hoek - His The Kalmar Union time-line is simply amazing and he has put lots of work into it, and has also made it neatly organised as well. -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2012年12月01日 21:02:24 (JST)
  • Kogasa - Kogasa has been actively contributing to many timelines and map games simultaneously this past year. All of which his contributions to have been of a very high standard. VonGlusenburg (talk to Von!) 13:04, December 1, 2012 (UTC)
  • KingSweden - King, as usual, has just done a disturbing amount of writing this year. Good writing, at that. Lordganon (talk) 04:12, December 30, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to KingSweden, for his second writer award in a row! May the next year be just as kind to you and your timelines. Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New Contributor

This award is for the best new contributor to the wiki in 2012. In order to be eligible their joining date must be in 2012.

Nominations

  • Salnax - Created a pretty interesting Timeline, Ohga Shrugs, who was pretty original and a new concept about business/economics and pop culture rather than Military or Politics ~KNMC

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congrats to Scrawland Scribblescratch, author of the "A World of Difference" timeline, on winning the awatd for best new contributor! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best Writer in a Community Timeline

This award is for the best male or female writer on a community timeline in 2012. Acceptable community timelines are listed here, or have similar notices on their front pages.

Nominations

  • Lordganon - LG is just simply a superb editor on this wiki, and his work in DD is simply amazing. On top of that you can be assured that he'll able to fix the contradictions in whatever you add to the timeline. Not only does he write excellent articles, he is a living database of infinite knowledge about the timeline canon. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 00:31, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
  • PitaKang - Hard choice, this award. Pita's done a lot of work around the wiki this year. Besides all the cleanup of the wiki in general, he's also been heavily involved in the formation and running of map games. He's messed around with DD a bit, has been advising Scan and Guns with their new project, and has been working on his new project, Zossen Conspiracy, with others. Just been handy in general for community work. Lordganon (talk) 03:50, December 30, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Errr.... Congratz to.... uhhhh.... myself? Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best TSPTF Member

This award is for the member of the TSPTF that has been the "best" in 2012. Only current members of the TSPTF can be nominated. Brass, Lieutenants and Constables can all be nominated. No member of TSPTF can nominate themselves.

Nominations

  • Kogasa - "9" has managed to impress me this year. Between doing a bit of categorizing, reverting vandalism, and being helpful in general, he's done a lot of work this year after getting his position in February - more than almost any constable ever has, insomuch as I've seen. Soon as it seems like we need another Lt., he's getting the nom, I assure you. Lordganon (talk) 11:37, December 12, 2012 (UTC)
  • Katholico - Kath is a great user. He's also one of the biggest copyeditors I've seen around here, and he also removes spam and vandalism frequently, and also very friendly and resourceful. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 21:38, December 26, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to Katholico, winner of the award for best TSPTF member for his extensive contributions to maintaining and policing the wiki this last year! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best Copyeditor

This award is for the editor who has done incredible copyeditting work in the year 2012. Copyeditting consists of things such as spelling/grammar work, cleaning up layouts, and categorization.

Nominations

  • EoGuy - Eo has become more active this year and has gone all out in fixing our little mistakes that we never bother noticing. The community owes a massive debt to him for fixing all our little splodges and tidying the place up. 03:20, December 1, 2012‎ Scrawland Scribblescratch
  • NuclearVacuum - Nuke's done a lot this year. He's fixed up a few articles, but that's not the reason for this nomination. Simply put, he's done a ton of work cleaning up and fixing duplicate images. Lordganon (talk) 10:16, December 9, 2012 (UTC)
  • SpanishSpy - He's done a really good, thorough job spotting mistakes in some of my more hastily-written articles that I would never have noticed. He has a good eye. KingSweden (talk) 03:28, January 1, 2013 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Gratz to EoGuy, copyeditor extreme, for winning our award for best copyeditor! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best Ban

This award is for the most deserving one year or more ban of 2012.

Nominations

  • Griffins3 - He wasn't really on for long, just a few weeks, but he was exceptionally rude, vandalized, and sockpuppeted, and appears to have caused the most pain this year. The Royal Guns (talk) 14:06, December 2, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Winner!

Good riddance to Griffins3, the winner - or, maybe loser? - of the "Award" for the best Ban of 2012! May he never grace our pages ever again. Lordganon (talk) 03:10, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

Timeline Awards

Timeline of the Year

This award is for the best timeline of 2012. Any and all timelines are eligible, provided that large updates have occurred to the timeline in the last year.

Nominations

  • French Trafalgar, British Waterloo - I just joined in January of this year, so anything new I've seen obviously happened this year. I did see Tb adding a lot to the timeline, and it's an exceptional timeline overall. Not to mention that finishing most of his pages make my brain hurt from lots of deep contemplation. Tb is very dedicated and this is reflected in his TL. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 05:17, December 18, 2012 (UTC)
  • No Napoleon - This timeline, made by an anon years ago, was adopted by Chris this March. Since then, he's put a phenomenal amount of work into it, turning it from basically nothing, into a good timeline. Lordganon (talk) 05:53, December 29, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congrats to ChrisL123, author of the No Napoleon timeline, for winning the timeline of the year award! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New Timeline

This award is for the best TL that was created in 2012.

Nominations

  • Pax Columbia - by CassAnaya. It had a decent amount of content and is also neatly done. -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2012年12月01日 20:32:17 (JST)
  • Ohga Shrugs, by Salnax  - Has a lot of potential, plus you don't see many alt histories only about pop culture Truteal (talk) 08:25, December 20, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to A World of Difference, and its author, Scrawland Scribblescratch, for winning the award for the best new timeline of this past year! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New Article

This award is for the best article created in 2012.

Nominations

  • Anglo-Dutch Civil War (Dutch Superpower) - by Vegas. It's a well-thought out war, and while unfinished, is long already. Probably going to be one of the "classic" war articles on this wiki, like King's Alaskan War article. Lordganon (talk) 05:53, December 29, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congrats to the Dutch Superpower timelines article, "Anglo-Dutch Civil War," and its author, Vegas adict, on winning the award for best new article! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New OTL/non-AH Work

This award is for the best OTL/non-AH work that was created in 2012. The creator or principal contributor can only nominate a single one of their works. This category includes all such items on this wiki, be it from blogs, the forum, or articles. The only exclusions are user and talk pages.

Nominations

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to Scrawland Scribblescratch, for having the best New OTL/non-AH Work of the last year - his third award this year! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best Non-English AH Wiki

This award is for the best non-English alternate history wiki ts past year. The administrators of these wikis may nominate them.

Nominations

  • Japanese AH Wiki - New this year, by Kogasa. Not really all that much here, but as far as I know, it's the first new other-language counterpart that we've gotten in a while. I'm sure Koga will get back to it at some point, though this would more likely end up being translating his work off here. It's a good start, I figure, to things. Lordganon (talk) 10:03, December 19, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratz are in order for our German counterpart, Alternativgeschichte-Wiki, on being the winner of the best non-english AH wiki of 2012! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New Map Game

This award is for the best map game created in 2012.

Nominations

  • Principia Moderni II - This game has the highest amount of editors contributing to it for many weeks now, some very creative scenarios and is looking to be even better than the legendary original PM map game. --VonGlusenburg (talk to Von!) 12:50, December 1, 2012 (UTC)
  • Medieval World - A rising map game of Principia Moderni caliber. Beginning even earlier than PM(900), this game has the capacity to change the world's history in ways that PM could not.AP (talk) 05:26, December 18, 2012 (UTC)
  • Axis vs Allies: Revolutions - Possibly the best game in the AvA series so far, this game has seen German-Soviet alliances, Japanese conquest of Asia, South American superstate, and pretty much everything else, and we dented out all the implausibility potholes too. With 64 days left, this game is one of the most promising games I've seen recently. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 21:37, December 26, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Grats to the players of Principia Moderni II, for it has been named the best new map game of 2012! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New 1983: Doomsday Article

This award is for the best article in our largest timeline - 1983: Doomsday - that was graduated in 2012. A list of articles graduated this year may be found on the Awards talk page.

Nominations

  • Guangxi - by Scandinator. Nicely written page, and a nice flag too. The story behind it is also really well done. -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2012年12月01日 21:06:16 (JST)
  • Tamil Nadu - by Imp and LG. Really well written, and describes the country Post DD in extreme amounts of detail. The Royal Guns (talk) 14:10, December 2, 2012 (UTC)
  • Gettysburg - mostly by Godfrey Raphael. A complete and believable portrayal of a small country in the Doomsday timeline. Plus, it has a really nice flag.--Salnax (talk) 12:08, December 20, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

...And we have a draw! Congratz to the authors of the Second Yugoslav War, and Tamil Nadu articles, for they have both been awarded the title of best new Doomsday articles! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Content Awards

Best New Photoshopped Picture

This award is for the best photoshopped picture created in 2012. The creator can only nominate a single one of their pictures.

Nominations

  • A World of Difference World Trade Center Skyline
    - While I hate to nominate a single piece of my own work, I must admit that I hold more than a touch of pride in this photo. I took a concept art picture of the future World Trade Center and duplicated the One World Trade Center tower to appear behind 2 World Trade Center without the pinnacle, to create a new set of Twin Towers. (To read more see this

.) It took fairly a long time, considering I did the whole thing in MS Paint. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 04:51, December 19, 2012 (UTC)

  • Italian Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1800) by Jacques-Louis David (Pax Columbia) - By CassAnaya. Think this one still needs nomination, so while SS has another good one, I figure I'll do it ^^ Lordganon (talk) 08:17, December 21, 2012 (UTC)
  • PCByukari140 - By CassAnaya. It's an alternate Touhou Project and while not much has changed, it is made in Korea in the Pax Colombia ALT. -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2013年1月01日 17:56:51 (JST)

Discussions

Voting

  • PCByukari140

Winner!

Kudos are in order for CassAnaya, whose alteration of what is perhaps the most well-known picture of Napoleon has won the award for best new photoshopped picture! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New Flag/Arms

This award is for the best fictional flag or coat of arms created in 2012. For reference see Category:Flags and Category:Coats of Arms.

Nominations

  • Flag-of-Republic by FirstStooge. It's nice by design and is sort of unique in it's own way. -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2012年12月01日 20:49:50 (JST)
  • Coat of Arms of Alaska (Russian America) by NuclearVacuum. A nice and intricate design, almost reminiscent of the communist CoA's but with its own capitalist twists. ChrisL123 (talk) 20:31, December 18, 2012 (UTC)
  • Coptic Banner SM by Fed. Came down to this one, or Kogasa's Australian flag, for me. This one just looks cleaner. Lordganon (talk) 10:50, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
  • Flag of the United Allies (No Napoleon) by Chris - Seems simple, but I really liked the design. --Katholico (talk) 05:41, December 27, 2012 (UTC)
  • AIOI Flag (The Kalmar Union).svg by Yan Hoek. Of all the flags I've knocked together this year I think this is my favourite. Yan Hoek (talk) 14:21, December 31, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

  • Flag-of-Republic
    • -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2013年1月02日 17:44:33 (JST)

Winner!

Congrats to NuclearVacuum, author of my of our best timelines, for his wonderful coat of arms - and winning this award for it! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New Map

This award is for the best map created in 2012. World map, off-world map, city map - any kind of map is accepted.

Nominations

  • Map of Asia, 1900 (No Napoleon)
    - by ChrisL123. It's a nicely done map. -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2012年12月20日 18:39:00 (JST)
  • Map of the Soviet Union (Russian America)
    - by Nuke. Came down to this one or Chris' US map, for me. A very well-done map, as we all kind of expect to see from him by this point, lol. Lordganon (talk) 00:20, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
  • Mapa Político de Sudamérica (PP)
    - by ChrisL123. A map of an alternate South America, which he made for me in early the year. A great work :D Regards --Katholico (talk) 00:47, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
  • PMIIFix with names
    - by Scandinator. A detailed map of the world in 1450 as the game of PM2 started which details all nations and tribes of the world at that point. VonGlusenburg (talk to Von!) 15:59, December 30, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Can we nominate maps from map games? VonGlusenburg (talk to Von!) 15:55, December 30, 2012 (UTC)

Was fine. Lordganon (talk) 03:10, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

Voting

Winner!

Grats to ChrisL123 for winning our award for best new map in 2012, for his map of eastern Asia! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Best New Template

This award is for the best template created in 2012. The creator can nominate their own work, once.

Nominations


by Kogasa. Simple, clean, and I think the white is refreshing - kinda hard to pull off in a template, I think. Lordganon (talk) 04:28, December 30, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting


Winner!

Once again, congratz to ChrisL123! His template has won the award for best new template in 2012! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Special Nominations

Lifetime Achievement Award: Writer

This award is for the best male or female writers across the entire lifetime of the alternative history wiki. Once individual wins this award, they cannot win this award ever again. No editor can nominate him/herself.

Nominations

  • Red VS Blue - He created the timelines We, Fidei Defensor and (the reason I am nominating him) Superpowers. His work is structured, intelligent, plausible (surprisingly so given the Romans survive) and fascinating. What other editor can claim to have written an in-depth study of the timeline then decided that that was not good enough and started re-writing in greater detail? One could almost mistake his work for a history website! So far as I am aware he has never been involved in any major arguments, nor is he particularly vocal in the life of the wiki. However his writing is first grade, consistent, brilliant stuff. David Rain (Sometimes...) (talk) 15:24, December 1, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to Red VS Blue for his long and continued contributions to this wiki. May he continue to edit his work for a long time to come. Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Timeline

This award is for the best timelines across the entire lifetime of the wiki. Once a timeline wins this award, it cannot win this award ever again. Nevertheless, this award can be held in conjunction with any other award.

Nominations

  • Superpowers by Red VS Blue. Superpowers is an amazing timeline, with a huge amount of details, along with great pictures and maps. It is one of the best timelines on this wiki, and it definitely deserves an award. CheesyCheese (talk) 01:24, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
  • Aztec Empire by Ed. This is another one of my favorites, which follows the history of the world after the Aztec defeat the Spanish conquistadors. Not to mention it advances space technology - one of my favorite things to see in timeline. AE is very impressive and has a fair deal of page, and I think it is worthy of winning an award. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 21:21, December 26, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

It's definitely by Ed, SS. Lordganon (talk) 05:13, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 05:23, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to Red VS Blue, as in addition to his lifetime achievement award, his timeline, Superpowers, has also now won one. Way to go! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Article

This award is for the best articles across the entire lifetime of the wiki. Once an article wins this award, it cannot win this award ever again.

Nominations

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Kudos to the Superpowers timeline on winning its second lifetime award for its articles! Congrats, Red. Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Flags and Coats of Arms

This award is for the most interesting, most ironic or most impressive flags or coats of arms in the archives of this wiki. The file must come under the form "File:XXXXXXXX". Once a flag or coat of arms wins this award, it cannot win this award ever again.

Nominations

  • Flag of Finland Russian America Expansion by Bofriu. The design is neat, and a nicely done Coat of Arms in the middle. -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2012年12月18日 20:49:06 (JST)
  • Flag of Gagaringrad (Venusian Haven)
    - by Nuke. This flag just seems nice to me, and while it seems like just another "vertical bar" style flag, it really has more meaning than that. The careful selection of different colors is also appealing and catches me eye. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 00:56, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
  • NewUK
    - by Callum and I. It's a pretty ironic flag of a country that could have been, but was pressured into not forming due to international opposition (sort of like the War of Spanish Succession but without the war part xD). The flag was to represent Germany, Spain, and the UK.AP (talk) 21:08, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
  • Flag of Bellinsgauzenia (Great White South)
    - by Nuke. Kind of the iconic flag for GWS, you know? Lordganon (talk) 05:12, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

  • AP, you mean "Callum and me" because "Callum and I" is wrong. Why? Would you say by "I" or by "me" when referring to yourself alone? IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 21:07, December 24, 2012 (UTC)
  • Tell that to the Jamaicans... --XterrorX (talk) 14:14, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

Voting

Winner!

Congratulations to Bofriu, for his Finnish flag in the Russian America Expansion timeline, as it is this year's winner of the lifetime award for Flags and Coats of Arms!

Lifetime Achievement Award: Maps and Other Files

This award is for the most interesting, most ironic or most impressive maps and other files in the archives of this wiki. The file can be a portrait, map, picture, etc. as long as it comes under the form "File:XXXXXXXX" and it is not a flag or coat of arms. Once a file wins this award, it cannot win this award ever again.

Nominations

  • Wallsoft Ventana (Pax Columbia) microsoft windows alt
    - by CassAnaya. This alt Windows logo, called Wallsoft Ventana in his ALT, looks amazing and is very well made. -Kogasa Symbol of Natori, Miyagi宮城県Flag of Japan 2012年12月01日 20:40:00 (JST)
  • 2010world
    - King's NW World Map. Still say that this is one of the best maps on this wiki. Clean, one of the biggest timelines, and more or less up to date as well. Even has the capital cities marked on it, which is something I don't think any other map has. Lordganon (talk) 21:37, December 5, 2012 (UTC)

Discussions

Voting

Winner!

Congratz to KingSweden, for his Napoleon's World Map! I hereby present it with our lifetime award for Maps and Other Files! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Map Games

This award is for the best map games across the entire lifetime of the wiki. Once a game wins this award, it cannot win this award ever again.

Nominations

  • Principia Moderni: Anyone who has ever played this game knows how epic and awesome it was. Ranging from 1420 to 2012, no one ever saw the backwaters of yesterday becoming the superpowers of today plausible in a map game. And we all know how crazy these games get. Everyone worked together and we kept PM in order and finished the game. This is one truly deserving game. IMPERIAL NY-SPQR 1Regen Flag Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 03:31, December 1, 2012 (UTC)
  • Axis vs Allies: While it may not be nearly as popular as Principia Moderni, it revolutionized the map games. It started the Axis vs Allies series, and has multiple support pages. It has crafted a unique World War II as well as the cold war afterwards. The discussions were civil, peaceful, and well mannered. The mods weren’t challenged, and everyone had lots of fun. ~PitaKang

Discussions

Wasn't the original Map Game and Map Game 2 and all before Europe 1430? LurkerLordB (Talk) 22:32, January 1, 2013 (UTC)

Not by much, and they were really bad by comparison. First good one, I should have said. Lordganon (talk) 03:10, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

Voting

Winner!

Last, but not least, we have the lifetime award for map games, newly added this year. As expected, the winner is..... Principia Moderni! Congratz to that game and its players! Lordganon (talk) 10:37, January 27, 2013 (UTC)