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The Meteoriks Awards 2021

dojoe - 19:34 19 January 2021 #

**We're doing it again!**

(Was there ever any doubt about it?)

Twelve out of ten sceners want there to be another round of Meteoriks awards this year, and who are we to disappoint?
The Meteoriks Awards 2021 are setting out to honor the best productions of 2020, and as usual we're asking everyone to participate by becoming a juror!

**JURY DUTY**

"We" - right now that is just the Meteoriks organizing team and a handful of last year's jurors. We cannot and should not decide on the categories, award nominees and, ultimately, the laureates all by ourselves, and that's why we need **you** to sign up to be part of the jury! You know you want to!

Just so you know what you're getting yourselves into, these are your duties as jurors:

* Discuss this year's categories with your fellow jurors. Since 2020 was... different, we're going to have a slightly different set of categories this year.
* Review last year's productions in any way you see fit for your category
* Identify up to five nominees
* Choose a laureate
* One member out of each jury should represent their category on stage during the awards show

All in all, this will take **between four and eight evenings' worth of time** out of your busy schedules, mostly spread across February.

Our website is not ready yet, so to apply for juror duty, simply send me an email at [i]meteoriks21 @ (my username) . net[/i] or hit me (dojoe#6356) up on the Demoscene Discord!

We're looking forward to working with you, and to a great 2021 edition of the awards!
- The Meteoriks Team

dojoe - 21:28 19 January 2021 #

And now we have a website too: https://2021.meteoriks.org/

Apply to be a juror here: https://2021.meteoriks.org/taking_part/juror

dojoe - 17:28 5 February 2021 #

**The Meteoriks 2021 Categories**

Our jurors have thought long and hard and decided on a set of award categories for this year!
You'll recognize most of them from previous years but we made some changes to cater to 2020's peculiarities.

***New Talent** - The group or individual scener that made their most memorable entrance in 2020
***Best Visuals** - The production with the most beautiful and impressive art style, graphics, effects, modeling, texturing, color scheme, ...
***Best Direction** - The production with the best overall cohesion, camerawork, atmosphere, pacing, story, ...
***Best Soundtrack** - The production with the best soundtrack
***Outstanding Technical Achievement** - The production that most dropped our jaws as it was previously deemed impossible
***Best Low-End Production** - The overall best production on a low-end platform
***Best High-End Demo** - The overall best production above 64k on a high-end platform

Just going by the amount of prods, we decided to merge the 64k and Small Intro categories into one this year:

***Best High-End Intro** - The overall best production in 64k or less on a high-end platform

And since 2020 was very different in a lot of aspects we're proud to introduce two new categories especially for the past year:

***Best Executable Graphics** - The best executable still image on any platform
***Scene Spirit Award** - The project that most helped keep the scene spirit alive and our moods aloft during 2020

**Juror applications closed**

First of all, thanks to everyone who volunteered to be a juror this year! <3
We've got a great bunch of jurors again - folks returning from last year and also plenty of first-timers - and they've already begun sleuthing through 2020's prods to look for the prods that stand out.

And like last year, you can help them with that!

**Prod suggestions are open!**

As of right now, you can submit prods for consideration by our jurors through both https://www.pouet.net/ and https://demozoo.org/
Just view any prod page as a logged in user and you'll get a choice of awards to submit the prod for - at the top of the page on Demozoo, and at the bottom on Pouet.

Please help our jurors out and make sure they don't miss your favorite prods!

dojoe - 17:44 5 February 2021 #

I forgot to mention that prod suggestion will be open until *Sunday, Feb 21*, so don't be too late :)

dojoe - 12:42 6 March 2021 #

**Nominee announcement, Revision news and invitation triple feature!**

Our juries have decided on nominations for this year's awards and we're itching to announce them to the world!
Likewise, the Revision team is done with the invitation for Revision Online 2021, and they too are itching to show you the goods and share some Revision news too!

So D.Fox and dojoe invite you to join them on **Sunday, March 7 at 20:00 CET** for a live stream on Twitch, where they'll reveal both the Meteoriks 2021 nominees and the Revision Online 2021 invitation!

Mark your calendars, we're looking forward to seeing you all there!

https://www.twitch.tv/revisionparty - tomorrow at eight!

dojoe - 20:47 7 March 2021 #

**Meteoriks 2020 - The Nominations!**

Our juries have spoken, and we are proud to present you with the list of Meteoriks 2020 Nominees!

We're happy that despite 2020 being a very special and difficult year, you all kept on trucking hard and delivered a lot of outstanding productions again!

We would like to thank and congratulate the makers of each and every one of these.

**NEW TALENT**
* **darya** for **Bossa de Cores** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86978
* **harppi** for **Shroud** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=87088
* **NoxWings** for **Retro-Vibes** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86467
* **saimo** for **THE CURE** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86222
* **wrighter** for **Erpholia** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85318

**BEST SOUNDTRACK**
* **Wackelkontakt** by **Alcatraz and Prismbeings** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85220
* **Laevitas** by **Bitbendaz** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86761
* **Way Too Rude** by **Logicoma and Loonies** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85248
* **VX2** by **Spectrals** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85304
* **teori** by **Altair** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=84535

**OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT**
* **AmigaKlang** by **Alcatraz and Haujobb** - http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=85351
* **memories** by **Desire** - http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=85227
* **Memento Mori** by **Genesis Project** - http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=86927
* **37 bytes of RAM** by **Senil Data Systems** - http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=85434
* **Hologon** by **The Electronic Knights** - http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=88025

**BEST EXECUTABLE GRAPHICS**
* **hoody** by **iq/rgba** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85272
* **Primitive Portrait** by **yx** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85265
* **Waterfall** by **NuSan** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85268
* **The Real Party Is In Your Pocket** by **Fizzer** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85266
* **Mathketball** by **Mercury** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85279

**BEST LOW-END PRODUCTION**
* **Way Too Rude** by **Logicoma and Loonies** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85248
* **Hologon** by **The Electronic Knights** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88025
* **Memento Mori** by **Genesis Project** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86927
* **Square Roots** by **Vanity** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85287
* **Darwin's Dilemma** by **Cerebral Vortex, Dead Hackers Society and SMFX** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86134

**BEST HIGH-END INTRO**
* **Deck II** by **LJ and Virgill** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85223
* **Lost Cargo** by **LJ and Virgill** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86756
* **Smoothie** by **Ninjadev** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86224
* **Wackelkontakt** by **Alcatraz and Prismbeings** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85220
* **The vanishing of Ashlar** by **NuSan** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85684

**BEST VISUALS**
* **teori** by **Altair** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=84535
* **Laevitas** by **Bitbendaz** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86761
* **Wackelkontakt** by **Alcatraz and Prismbeings** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85220
* **Home** by **Still** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85327
* **Komfur** by **1. December** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86760

**BEST HIGH-END DEMO**
* **Demons** by **The Planet Of Leather Moomins** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=87103
* **teori** by **Altair** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=84535
* **VX2** by **Spectrals** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85304
* **Laevitas** by **Bitbendaz** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86761
* **Asahi** by **Futuris** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85329

**BEST DIRECTION**
* **teori** by **Altair** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=84535
* **Midnight Express** by **Netro** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=86940
* **Demons** by **The Planet Of Leather Moomins** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=87103
* **VX2** by **Spectrals** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85304
* **Way Too Rude** by **Logicoma and Loonies** - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85248

**SCENE SPIRIT AWARD**
* **Demoscene Holiday Card Exchange** by **Starchaser** - https://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=11998
* **Sofaworld** by **Poo-Brain** - https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85328
* **Online Shader Showdowns** by **The Shader Showdown and Shader Royale team** -
* **Cowee Advent Calendar** by **The MountainBytes organizers** - https://www.pouet.net/topic.php?post=566259
* **Novoque** by **The Evoke organizers** - https://www.pouet.net/party.php?which=1918

Give all of them a big hand!

We had a lot of fun revealing the nominees live on Twitch - if you missed it you can relive the show here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/940827208
Or you can watch our nomination video with excerpts from all these prods on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lyaTR13RxmQ
You can review the list on our website too: https://2021.meteoriks.org/nominees

Thanks to all who participated by suggesting prods, and to our jurors who spent the past weeks watching demos and discussing!

For the final reveal of who will get the prizes we'll meet again at Revision Online, on Friday at ei... [i]peeks at timetable[/i] seven, apparently! Bring your tux!
-- The Meteoriks Team

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