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This is the nomination and voting page for the 2018 Stirling Awards that honor the editors and timelines of 2017. This is the eighth time the Stirling Awards have been held.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. If you want to make a nomination you need to link to the thing/person you wish to nominate and explain why you think that it deserves the award. Only registered editors who have 200 or more edits and have been on the wiki for at least a month can make nominations and/or vote. Certain awards have additional rules or regulations, so please read the description carefully before supplying your nomination.

Please REFRAIN from giving your opinion of anyone's nominations. That is what the voting is for. If a nomination is "bad" it will not win. Simple.

Voting took place from January 1st, 2018 to March 1st, 2018. Results were posted and awards handed out on March 12nd, 2018.

Thank you to all voters for participating in this year's Stirling awards. Be sure to vote for next year's Stirlings!

Writer AwardsEdit

Writer of the YearEdit

This award is for the best writer on the wiki in 2017.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations Nathan, keep up the excellent work! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Best New ContributorEdit

This award is for the best new contributor to the wiki in 2017. In order to be eligible their joining date must be in 2017.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

We have been fortunate to have Jorge here for nine years, however that makes him ineligible to earn this award. Please remove your nomination Historian Guy. -Stepintime

Voting Edit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations Solace, glad to have you with us! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Best TSPTF MemberEdit

This award is for the member of the TSPTF that has been the "best" in 2017. Only current members of the TSPTF can be nominated. Brass, Lieutenants and Constables can all be nominated. No member of TSPTF can nominate themselves.

NominationsEdit

  • Scraw  - Over the last year I have been exorbitantly busy with a wide array of things, meaning I haven't been as involved as I would have liked. Fortunately, however, Scraw was ready to step in and maintain the wiki through whatever challenges there might have been. I think all of the TSPTF that continue to be active should be commended, but Scraw has clearly taken initiative and preserved what we've collectively built. "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it."
  • Nathan1123 - Admins work hard to moderate and maintain the wiki, but I think one important aspect of a good admin (that is often overlooked) is being a member of the community. When it comes to being welcoming to all users, informative and attentive when problems arise, and approachable and understanding, it's hard to find someone other than Nathan who fits this criteria so well. From what I can tell he's been a member of the administration for over two years, but in my small experience he's stood out as one of the most helpful and friendly members. He never seems to shy away from or ignore a problem, and is one of the most active members in that regard. In my opinion he more than exemplifies what it is to be a good admin on this wiki. Hquvfrioyle Lilenofryn (talk) 03:56, December 15, 2017 (UTC)
  • Nuclear Vacuum- Consistent editor on the Wiki, helpful to members. Nuclear Vacuum's image program and his enforcement has cleaned up the files on this website. Nuclear Vacume's dedication over the years as well the 2017 season should be noted. -Stepintime

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations Nuke, keep up the excellent work! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

EoGuy Best Copy editor AwardEdit

This award is for the editor who has done incredible copy editing work in the year 2017.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

Both are me. Please remove my names from consideration.

Bil EoGuy EoGuy99 EoGuy99 (talk) 01:33, December 22, 2017 (UTC)

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations EoGuy! You make us look better with every edit you make! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Best BanEdit

This award is for the most deserving one year or more ban of 2017.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

I don't know of anyone who has banned this year, but this 'award' is not necessary There is nothing kind or funny about humiliating someone even further when they are already gone. Let these awards focus on celebrating the great works created here than kicking people down.

-Stepintime.

Definitely agree with that. In fact, as far as 2017 is concerned, there isn't even anyone who deserves the award. Like Gatthias has literally just been nominated to fill the quota because I sincerely doubt anyone disliked him. The awards pretty pointless atm imo             Roman Crown   The night is dark and full of terrors. 

VotingEdit

Winner?Edit

Congratulations (?) to Gatthias, who has earned this "award". "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Timeline AwardsEdit

Timeline of the YearEdit

This award is for the best timeline of 2017. Any and all timelines are eligible, provided that large updates have occurred to the timeline in the last year.

NominationsEdit

  • Cromwell the Great - Adopted by LordGG Cromwell the Great has continued to expand in scope and depth which the timeline's articles uniquely observing the context of 17th century England and the context of a more strictly Protestant country under the preservation of the Lord Protectors who were short lived in real life. The writing is grammatically correct and stylistic as well catching and keeping the reader's attention. -Stepintime
  • The More Things Changed - by Vibes. Interesting premise, with a lot of detail in the modern day. One of the better modern politics TLs, and one that has actually been developed beyond like 5 shitty elections pages. Good read, and lots of creative work this year. -Fires
  • Die Mauer Steht - By Althistoryvibes. I enjoyed reading about the future of East Germany way beyond it's ending point. Though it needs some expanding, it has a lot of detail about certain things that are unique to East Germany, and are iconic to the great divide between the east and west during the Cold War, such as the Berlin Wall. Die Maurer Staht is my personal choice for the best Timeline of this year due to my interests in alternate german history and fascination with Cold War history, so this really hit the spot!

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations to Cromwell the Great! Now that's one impressive timeline! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

I would like to thank all of you for the award for my timeline. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I in writing it. --JorgeGG (talk) 15:10, March 19, 2018 (UTC)

Best New TimelineEdit

This award is for the best TL that was created in 2017.

NominationsEdit

  • Many Wonderful Things Cause no one else would nominate it :P. My first 100% completed timeline. The changes after the PoD are mostly cosmetic, but history before the PoD are changed drastically, compressing the history of Egypt to fit within Biblical and Greek Mythology. This is because the PoD is discovering the Rosetta Stone in the Middle Ages, which affects how we view history. Oh, I didn't mean to push that button!Oh, well leave a message I guess 23:22, December 8, 2017 (UTC)
  • Of Kings and Gods Although unfinished, this timeline is one of the best I've personally seen and read all year. With the main timeline taking place in ancient Egypt and the middle east, the detail that Firesofdoom shows is truly incredible, and I feel that the proper acknowledgment for his hard work towards this timeline is needed. With the PoD being based around the Battle of Qadesh between the Egyptian Empire and the Hittite Empire, this timeline is truly deserving of the Best New Timeline award.  SolaceEaSw (talk) 17:29, January 6, 2018 (UTC)

DiscussionsEdit

I concede that the event of a tie goes to Fires Oh, I didn't mean to push that button!Oh, well leave a message I guess 01:23, February 28, 2018 (UTC)


Well, it isn't a tie, but I still concede to Fires Oh, I didn't mean to push that button!Oh, well leave a message I guess 14:57, February 28, 2018 (UTC)

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations to Fires and his timeline Of Kings and Gods, keep up the excellent work! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Best New ArticleEdit

This award is for the best article created in 2017.

NominationsEdit

  • History: 100 - 200 AD (Guardians) An article on the 2nd Century AD in the universe of the Guardians, a timeline about a different Persian Empire in antiquity. This particular article focuses on overland trade/communication between different civilizations. A conflict between the Roman Empire and fictional Chinese Qiang Dynasty is featured here, the way in which this war between two countries totally unfamiliar with each other is an interesting touch.

DiscussionsEdit

Rimp and Nate's articles have both been removed due to irregularities in the vote.

Scrawland Scribblescratch 15:38, February 27, 2018 (UTC)


Kost is banned? Like, it seems he literally made a new alt account just to vote. GB's 'reason' to vote is also a barrel of laughs. Oh, I didn't mean to push that button!Oh, well leave a message I guess 05:32, March 1, 2018 (UTC)

If Kost is banned, his vote won't be counted, it's as simple as that. As for GBs paragraph, it is quite evidently him just trying to be funny but I don't suppose you would understand that since you're too busy getting agitated. I imagine you would probably prefer "Nathan forced me", "I like Nathan" and "Nathan was giving me shit for only voting for you" as better reasons to vote, right? I am curious though, why are you so frustrated that people chose to vote for me? Haven't you already been disqualified from this category? Is it because despite all your begging, you still lost the race? Or could it be because I found out "Many Wonderful Things" from 2015 wasn't even eligible for the Best New Article of 2017? I wonder..             Roman Crown   The night is dark and full of terrors. 

I don't think the discussion of the Stirlings is for that kind of argument, especially filled with ad-hominem attacks. Its not worth putting the effort for that kind of discussion anyway as both entries are disqualified, so just calm down lol. I never said I was agitated, or that I had any issue with the vote. Oh, I didn't mean to push that button!Oh, well leave a message I guess 14:27, March 1, 2018 (UTC)

If you don't think that the Stirlings page is the adequate place for arguments of this sort, then you should definitely learn to refrain from attacking others in the first place, only to scurry back with your tail between your legs when the other person responds :)             Roman Crown   The night is dark and full of terrors. 

It is discrimination of me Kostdanila ~~~~~

VotingEdit

  • History: 100 - 200 AD (Guardians)
  • Gurkani Sultanate (Principia Moderni IV Map Game)
    • Flippedlion NicDonalds Lionsymbol 00:12, March 1, 2018 (UTC)
    •             Roman Crown   The night is dark and full of terrors. 
    • Thewolvesden 00:37, February 3, 2018 (UTC)
    • Prince Octavian , of Jerusalem, Sicily, and Swabia, and Duke of Amalfi. Coat of Arms of Oct as Duke of Almafi
    • ..... Because I'm Just... Too... SSSWWWEEEEEETTT!!!
    • My dude has Third Reich symbolism in his name, and further asked me to vote by quoting Tekashi 6ix9ine lyrics; as the Great Warrior Prophet stated: "Black van role up in your DMs boy, tie that vote and drop it in voting lil boi." To this end I concur with the mutual assessment made by the interested parties with regards to the synergy expressed in so far as the collective influence was correct. Look, having Rimp-whose article this is and is based on PMIV; good work, nice editing and based on his game play-win this would be a very good thing; you know I can't run for this competition because I don't have any content from the last year, but if I did it it would be amazing believe me but this is not totally the case as Rimp-who again wrote this-is that he is Muslim and these Muslims-you know they are Muslims because we don't have Hindus here-make content but if I were to make content like I did 5 years ago, I'd be in this; but the Persians are tough opponents and I think this is why he is struggling in this voting, and they're absolutely killing us but he can make the comeback like I expect him to and thus I hope to get the balling rolling with this vote. Cocaine is a hell of a drug. - GBUSA, because this new format is too confusing to use my sig.
    • fallacyman
    • Col. James Hsu
    • Sat (Talk to me!) 14:11, February 27, 2018 (UTC)
    • Like it. Kostdanila 09:42, February 28, 2018 (UTC)
    • Lot's of love,

Everyone's Favorite Girl, Kaori! Kaori

Winner!Edit

Based on what Scraw said the two most voted categories were disqualified. However, since that would make me win, I will refrain from posting a winner until the other TSPTF decide what is to be done. "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:54, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations to MP for the article from his timeline. Although I wish this category could have been free of controversy, MP's article is still deserving. Scrawland Scribblescratch 02:36, March 19, 2018 (UTC)

Clear bias. Romp da Pomp should'be won. Obviously most deserving of the prize. It's evident we need to boycott this unjust system until they realize that you cannot suppress the work of His Imperial Highness, Reximus Imperius             Roman Crown   The night is dark and full of terrors. 

Best New OTL/non-AH WorkEdit

This award is for the best OTL/non-AH work that was created in 2017. 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 pages and their extensions.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

Voting Edit

Winner!Edit

What a close vote, amirite? Congrats Nathan! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Best New Map GameEdit

This award is for the best map game created in 2017.

NominationsEdit

  • Age of Authority  One of the few map games created this year that lasted a considerable amount of time. Meant to provide assistance towards inexperienced and newer map game players, it's starting of 100 AD is simple and good. Not much to say about it that hasn't been said previously about older map games nominated. Created by NathanSolaceEaSw (talk) 17:42, January 6, 2018 (UTC)       

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congrats to Age of Authority! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Content AwardsEdit

Best New Photoshopped PictureEdit

This award is for the best photoshopped picture created in 2017. The creator can only nominate a single one of their pictures.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Excellent work UR, keep up the excellent work! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Best New FlagEdit

This award is for the best fictional flag created in 2017. For reference see Category:Flags.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

  • Flag of South Badland (Urepa, Iria & Esia timeline)
    • Stepintime

Winner!Edit

Excellent work Rimp, keep it up! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Best New Coat of ArmsEdit

This award is for the best fictional coat of arms created in 2017. For reference see Category:Coats of Arms.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations Echochamber, our newly awarded arms master! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Best New MapEdit

This award is for the best map created in 2017. World map, off-world map, city map or any kind of map is acceptable.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

As I look at it now Rimp's map is from 2016. However, since that would make me win, I will refrain from posting a winner until the other TSPTF decide what is to be done. "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:55, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

As Rimp's map is ineligible, congratulations to MP for winning this category! Nice map. Scrawland Scribblescratch 02:38, March 19, 2018 (UTC)

Best New TemplateEdit

This award is for the best template created in 2017. The creator can nominate their own work, once.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

Honestly speaking, all of these Templates look great so to the users who made them, good job. So even though I am not voting (because I really can't choose between them, they are all amazing), I just wanted to add that in. + Good looking stuff kind of also motivates you to create content of your own idk .-.             Roman Crown   The night is dark and full of terrors. 

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations Fires, keep up the excellent work! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Special NominationsEdit

Lifetime Achievement Award: WriterEdit

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.

NominationsEdit

  • Scrawland Scribblescratch - Very influential. Much deserving. He is the true god of Alternative History. -Solace
  • TbGuy - Pretty great contributor and pretty great guy. Deserves this award for sure -Fires
  • Monster Pumpkin - Great user and writer, and one of the few people who still actually writes things. -Scraw 03:43, January 18, 2018 (UTC)

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner(s)!Edit

Congratulations (I guess?) to myself and Scraw. Hopefully we keep producing excellent timelines! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: TimelineEdit

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.

NominationsEdit

  • Vegetarian World - In recognition of this timeline that is part of Alternative History Wiki's history, its premise of a world with a larger South Asian Influence and Vegetarian diets becoming popular worldwide. The timeline is detailed and has specific articles for most locations in the world. In short Vegetarian World is a living and breathing picture of a different humanity from our own. -Stepintime
  • Aztec Empire - An old classic. -Scrawland Scribblescratch
  • Fidem Pacis - A new classic. -Scrawland Scribblescratch

DiscussionsEdit

I think Napoleon's World won the award a few years ago.

Scrawland Scribblescratch 02:13, February 3, 2018 (UTC)

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations to Aztec Empire! Always enjoyed that one! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: ArticleEdit

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.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations to Fed's United Kingdom! Hopefully we'll see more of it soon! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Flags and Coats of ArmsEdit

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.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations Oct, keep up the excellent work! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Maps and Other FilesEdit

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.

NominationsEdit

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations to PM3, long may its memory reign! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Map GamesEdit

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.

NominationsEdit

  • Diversa Pars: A map game that deserves a nominationl, it was one of the most successful and fun ones.      Cthulhu     Wolf hd by arma3lonewolf-d8m9rto   Deadly State of Mind Leader of the Knights of Scraw.  20:19, January 3, 2018 (UTC)
  • Allies vs Axis Resurrection - The sixth installment in the Allies vs Axis series, I believe it was a wonderful game for the time it lasted, centered around the world during the Great Depression and the subsequent events leading to World War II. The game had a fascinating chain of events, which entitled us to enjoy the rise of the Fascist and Communist ideological fronts, and the ascent of numerous Third World states; presenting a multipolar world with various centers of power.             Roman Crown   The night is dark and full of terrors. 

DiscussionsEdit

VotingEdit

Winner!Edit

Congratulations to Axis vs Allies. The series may be dead, but its memories live on and continue to inspire us! "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 02:42, March 12, 2018 (UTC)