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The Sonic the Hedgehog Hacking Contest was first started in 2002 by Nayr T'nargh as a fun idea to promote creativity and create a more competitive atmosphere to further the hacking movement. The first hacking contest went well, but the second one ended badly and the third one even worse with Nayr disappearing right after all the entries were due. The fourth one Nayr disappeared altogether leaving Verse and JcFerggy to finish out the contest for her. The fifth one promised a cash prize for winning, but Nayr was laid off from her job and has everyone involved on an IOU. The sixth contest's results were published on the 13th of November 2008, the seventh contest's on the 1st of September 2009 and the eighth contest's posted on the 8th of December 2010. Work on the ninth contest is currently in progress.

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Prizes

The Annual Contest offers a variety of prizes to the best hacks presented, not only focusing in the all-around quality. Along with the classic best hack there are also trophies for every singular aspect in a ROM hack.

Retrieved from the Reticon.pngsixth edition topic

  • Hidden Palace Zone Trophy - Grand Prize Trophy
  • Dust Hill Trophy – Second place
  • Wood Trophy – Third place
  • Genocide City Trophy – This award goes to the hardest game or level
  • Rainbow Trophy - hack or level with the best palette(s)
  • Lava Reef Trophy – this goes to the longest level hack
  • Green Hill Trophy – this goes to the level or game that plays most like a Sonic level or game
  • Labyrinth Trophy – most confusing level
  • Emerald Hill Trophy - most linear level
  • 1337!!! Trophy – worst Sonic hack
  • 1000101 Trophy – best technical hack
  • Windy Valley Trophy – best original art hack
  • Toxic Caves Trophy - best reused art hack
  • Shadow Trophy – best Hentai-based hack
  • WTF?! Trophy – most unique hack
  • Christmas Present Trophy - most unexpected hack
  • Piano Trophy - best music to level
  • The Super Duper Amazing Level Trophy - best level layout hack
  • Eosian Sphere Trophy - best new object
  • Knuckles Trophy - best new playable character
  • Fang Trophy - best new enemy
  • Metropolis Trophy - best new boss
  • Mushroom Hill Trophy - best new miniboss (if applicable)
  • Spin Dash Trophy - best new ability
  • Eureka! Trophy - most innovative game play feature
  • Replay Trophy - most innovative options feature
  • Meth / Liquid Crack Trophy - most potential replayability

First Contest

The contest that started it all, began on January 15, 2002 and finished on May 18, 2002. May 18th was KojiChao's birthday.

Results

  • Amy Trophy - Sonic 2 Delta
  • Best Game Trophy - Sonic 2 HAZ
  • Casinopolis Trophy - Sonic 2 Delta
  • Chameleon Trophy - More Than a Memory: A Perfect Existence
  • DEZ Trophy - SA2 Fun
  • DHZ Trophy - SRILE
  • Final Egg Trophy - Hidden Palace Zone
  • GCZ Trophy - Sonic 3a
  • Grand Prize Trophy - Sonic 2 Delta
  • HPZ Trophy - More Than A Memory: The Perfect Existence
  • Layout Master: ROM Trophy - Sonic 2 Delta
  • Layout Master: Savestate Trophy - Hidden Palace Zone
  • Level Design Grand Master Trophy - Sonic 2 Delta
  • Maze Trophy - Sonic 1 Beta
  • Mission Complete Trophy - Hidden Palace Complete
  • Metropolis Zone Trophy - Sonic 2 HAZ
  • Sphere Trophy - Sonic 3 SS
  • Tech Trophy - Timezones
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Sonic 2 Delta
  • Wood Zone Trophy - Sonic 3A
  • !Rainbow! Trophy - SRILE

Second Contest

Held from March 25th, 2004 to May 20th, 2004.

  • ???? Trophy - South Island Adventure
  • Hidden Palace Trophy - Sonic Gaiden
  • Wood Zone Trophy - Sunset Shore
  • Dust Hill Trophy - Sonic 2 Ultima
  • Genocide City Trophy - Sonic Zer0
  • Amy Trophy - Sunset Shore
  • Rainbow Trophy - Sonic 2 Aluminum
  • Soda Trophy - South Island Adventure
  • Lava Reef Trophy - Sonic 2 Omega
  • Green Hill Trophy - Sonic Gaiden
  • Labyrinth Trophy - Wood Zone Act 1 - Sonic 2 Long Version
  • Hill Top Trophy - Sunset Shore
  • Casinopolis Trophy - Sonic 2 Ultima
  • 1000101 Trophy - Sonic 2 Delta II
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Sunset Shore
  • Sphere Trophy - Sonic 3 Hard SS
  • WTF?! Trophy - Sonic Rebirth
  • Bet Game Trophy - Eggman the Dictator

Third Contest

Held from January 30th, 2005 to May 19th, 2005.

Results

  • ??? Zone Trophy ???? - Dude with Shadow Adventure
  • Dust Hill Trophy - Sonic Hachelle-Bee's Sonic 2 Long Version
  • Wood Trophy - Shadow Fire's Sonic - The Lost Land 2
  • Rainbow Trophy - Sonic Hachelle-Bee's Sonic 2 Long Version
  • Piano Trophy - Sonic Megamix, Sonic 2 Megamix, Newtrogic High Zone
  • WTF?! Trophy - Sanik the Hedgehog Too
  • 1337!!! Trophy - Sanik the Hedgehog Too
  • Super Duper Amazing Level Trophy - SHB with Genocide City
  • Mini Trophy - Sonic the Fighter
  • Lava Reef Trophy - Wood Zone (SHB)
  • Labyrinth Trophy - Desert Zone (SHB)
  • Green Hill Trophy - Wood Zone (SHB)
  • Genocide City Trophy - Desert Zone (SHB)
  • Amy Trophy - Sonic - The Lost Land 2
  • 1000101 Trophy - Shadow Adventure
  • Windy Valley - SHB (GCZ and Wood zone)

Fourth Contest

Held from September 1st, 2005 to May 31st, 2006 (planned), later amended to June 20th.

Results

Runner up: Tie. Sonic 2 Advanced Edit - Robotic ruins zone act 2 / Sonic Uno: Marble Zone
  • Amy Trophy - Sonic Project Chaos - Great Gate Zone
Runner up - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit - Robotic Ruins Zone
Runner up - Sonic 2 Megamix
  • Lava Reef trophy - Sonic The Lost Land - Green Hill act 2
Runner up - Tie. Sonic Megamix, and Sonic 2 A.E.
Runner up: Sonic Adventure EX
  • Labyrinth Trophy - jman2050's Sonic 1 Hack
Runner up: Sonic 2 Advanced Edit "Emerald Hill" act 2
  • 1337 Trophy: Sonic 2 Black Hole
  • 01010110 trophy: Sonic Megamix
Runner up: Sonic: Project Chaos
  • Windy Valley Trophy: Sonic 2 Advanced Edit
Runner up: Sonic Uno
  • Mini trophy: N/A
  • Shadow Trophy: N/A
  • WTF?! Trophy - Sonic Adventure EX
  • Piano Trophy: Sonic Megamix
Runner up : Sonic The Lost Land
  • SHB trophy: Sonic Uno - Marble Zone

Fifth Contest

Held from January 3rd, 2007 to June 31st, 2007.

Results

Honourable Mention - Sonic 2 SMTP
  • Labyrinth TrophySonic 2 AE (this is a good thing)
Honourable Mention - Sonic Megamix
  • 1337!!! Trophys0n1k
Hon. Mention - SOTI
  • 1000101 TrophySonic the Hedgehog Extended Edition
Honourable mention - Sonic pong by drx, Sonic 2 SMTP
  • Windy Valley TrophySonic 2 AE
Honourable Mention - ChimpoQ!
  • WTF?! TrophyChimpoQ!
Honourable Mention - Within A Deep Hedgehog...
Honourable Mention - Sonic 1 EE
  • Piano Trophy - Sonic Megamix
Honourable Mention - Sonic 2 SMTP
  • The Super Duper Amazing Level Trophy - Sonic 2 AE
Honourable Mention - Sonic Megamix
  • Shiny Trophy - SMTP
Honourable Mention - Sonic 1 EE

Sixth Contest

Held from January 3rd, 2008 to August 31st, 2008.

Results

Hon. Mention - Sonic 1 Remastered
  • Green Hill Trophy - Sonic 2: Advanced Edit
  • Labyrinth Trophy - Sonic Boom
Hon. Mention - Sonic 2: Advanced Edit
  • Emerald Hill Trophy - Sonic - Penis Edition
  • 1337!!! Trophy - Sonic 2 Rape
  • 1000101 Trophy - Sonic the Hedgehog GBA
Hon. Mention - Sonic the Hedgehog 32X
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Sonic 2: Advanced Edit
Hon. Mention - Sonic 2 - Cactus Juice and Mustard
  • Toxic Caves Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
Hon. Mention - Sonic 2 - Sonic Megamix
  • Shadow Trophy - Sonic - Penis Edition
  • WTF?! Trophy - Some Generic Conceptions
  • Christmas Present Trophy - Sonic CD+
  • Piano Trophy - soniNeko
Hon. Mention - Sonic the Sequel: Unmastered
Hon. Mention - Sonic 2 - Cactus Juice and Mustard
Hon. Mention - The S Factor: Sonia and Silver
  • Fang Trophy - Sonic 2 - Cactus Juice and Mustard
  • Metropolis Trophy - Some Generic Conceptions
Hon. Mention - Sonic Megamix
Hon. Mention - Sonic Boom
  • Eureka! Trophy - Some Generic Conceptions
Hon. Mention - Robotnik's Revenge
Hon. Mention - Sonic 2 Retro Remix

Seventh Contest

The 7th annual contest started on December 16th, 2008 and ended on September 1st, 2009.

Results

Runner Up: Blue Balls And Blocks
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Sonic the Hedgehog - The Lost Worlds
  • Toxic Caves Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
Runner Up: Blue Balls And Blocks
Runner Up: The S Factor: Sonia and Silver
Runner Up: Sonic RDX
Runner Up: The S Factor: Sonia and Silver
  • Fang Trophy - ASCII Emperor
  • Metropolis Trophy/Mushroom Hill Trophy - Sonic Boom
Runner Up: Blue Balls And Blocks
  • Spin Dash Trophy - Sonic RDX
Runner Up: Sonic 2 Retro Remix
  • Eureka! Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
Runner Up: Sonic Boom
  • Replay Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles: The Challenges
  • Crystal Meth Trophy - Sonic 2 Remix Remix
Runner Up: Blue Balls And Blocks
  • The Bar Admin Trophy - Sonic Boom
Runner Up: TheBarAdmin
Runner Up: Sonic 1 Penis Special Stage
  • Most Unique Hack - Blue Balls And Blocks
  • Sonic Boom Trophy - Sonic Boom
  • Ayla Trophy - Sik
  • Rickroll Trophy - sonichackman

Eighth Contest

The 8th annual contest started on December 15th, 2009 and ended on August 5th 2010. The category system that was used in the first and second contests returned for a short time, but was ultimately rejected by popular opinion.

Results

Hon. Mention - Sonic ERaZor
  • Hang Castle Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
Hon. Mention - Sonic 1 Lunacy
  • Lava Reef Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
  • Green Hill Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
  • Labyrinth Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
  • 1337!!! Trophy - Sonic Rape 2.0
  • 1000101 Trophy - Sonic the Hedgehog 1 @ SAGE 2010
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Sonic 2 Cactus Juice & Mustard
  • Toxic Caves Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
Hon. Mentions - Blue Ball and Blocks & Sonic Adventure RDX
Hon. Mention - Motobug the Badnik in Sonic 1
  • Iizuka Trophy - Sonic 2 Dimps Edition
  • WTF?! Trophy - Sonic the Hedgehog 1 @ SAGE 2010
  • Christmas Present Trophy - Sonic the Hedgehog 1 @ SAGE 2010
Hon. Mention - Yoshi in Sonic 2
  • Piano Trophy - Sonic 2 Cactus Juice & Mustard
  • The Super Duper Amazing Level Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
  • Knuckles Trophy - Yoshi in Sonic 2
Hon. Mentions - Amy in Sonic 1 & Motobug the Badnik in Sonic 1
  • Silver Trophy - Press B For Shittles
  • Fang Trophy - Sonic Adventure RDX
  • Metropolis Trophy - Blue Ball and Blocks
  • Mushroom Hill Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
  • Spin Dash Trophy - Yoshi in Sonic 2
  • Eureka! Trophy - Sonic the Hedgehog 1 @ SAGE 2010
Hon. Mention - Sonic - The One Ring
  • Crystal Meth Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
  • Casinopolis Trophy - Sonic 2 XL
  • Rusty Ruin Trophy - Sonic Adventure RDX
  • Crystal Egg Trophy - Sonic 2 LD
  • The Bar Admin Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
  • Robotnik's Revenge Trophy - Sonic 1 and 2
  • Chaos Trophy - Super Sonic in Sonic 3D Blast & Super SADX
  • Maze Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
  • Chute Trophy - Sonic 2 Retro Remix
  • Emerald Trophy - Yoshi in Sonic 2
  • Rick Roll Trophy - Sonic - Project 255
  • OH GOD WHY Trophy - Press B For Shittles
  • THE GAME - Sonic 1 Lunacy


Ninth Contest

The 9th annual contest started on December 12th, 2010 and is scheduled to end on July 23rd, 2011. The trophies on offer were cleaned up, with some being added, merged or removed. In addition, the community will have a chance to take part by voting for hacks in a Contest Week, which will determine the new "Community Trophies".

Results

Judged Trophies

These trophies were allocated by the judges, which were Cinossu, Dude, MarkeyJester, Mercury, Shadow Fire and Spanner.

  • Hidden Palace Trophy - The S Factor: Sonia and Silver
  • Wood Trophy - Sonic VR
  • Dust Hill Trophy - Sonic 2 Heroes
  • Green Hill Trophy - The S Factor: Sonia and Silver
  • Windy Valley Trophy - The S Factor: Sonia and Silver
  • D.A. Garden Trophy - The S Factor: Sonia and Silver
Hon. Mention: 30 Day Project: Revisited
  • Palmtree Panic Trophy - Untitled Sonic 2 Hack
  • Genocide City Trophy - Sonic 1 Lunacy
  • 11000101 Trophy - Sonic 2 Heroes
  • Knuckles Trophy - The S Factor: Sonia and Silver (Sonia the Hedgehog)
  • Fang Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
  • Eggman Trophy - The S Factor: Sonia and Silver (Team Metallix)
  • Spindash Trophy - The S Factor: Sonia and Silver (Silver's Telekinesis)
  • Carnival Night Trophy - Sonic 2 Heroes (3 Players at Once)
  • Emerald Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
  • Robotnik's Revenge Trophy - Sonic 2 Heroes (Team Based Gameplay)
  • Crystal Meth Trophy - Sonic VR
  • Casinopolis Trophy - Sonic VR
  • Vector Trophy - Yeth
Hon. Mention: Chip McCallahan in Sonic the Hedgehog

Community Trophies

These trophies were allocated through voting made during SAGE 2011 on the Hacking Contest website. Only hacks that were listed as public were able to be downloaded and judged, with other hacks being exempt from the Community Trophies.

  • Hidden Palace Community Trophy - Sonic VR
  • Big Community Trophy - Red the Hedgehog
  • Palmtree Panic Community Trophy - Sonic VR
  • Windy Valley Community Trophy - 30 Day Project: Revisited
  • D.A. Garden Community Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
Hon. Mention: 30 Day Project: Revisited
  • 11000101 Community Trophy - Sonic VR
Hon. Mention: Sonic 2 Heroes

Tenth Contest

The tenth annual contest started on November 24th, 2011 and ended on July 21st, 2012.

Results

Judged Trophies

These trophies were allocated by the judges, which were Ayla, Cinossu, D.A. Garden, Dude, MarkeyJester, MegaGWolf, Mercury, Shadow Fire and Spanner.

Hon. Mention: Sonic ERaZor
  • Palmtree Panic Trophy - Sonic 2 Recreation
  • Genocide City Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
Hon. Mention: Sonic 1 Lunacy
  • 11000101 Trophy - Sonic 1 CDSS
  • Generations Trophy - Sonic Generations PC: Dragon Road Demo
  • Knuckles Trophy - Sonic 3 and Amy Rose
  • Fang Trophy - REGGINATOR GENERATIONS
  • Eggman Trophy - Sonic 1 Megahack: Ultra Edition
  • Spindash Trophy - Sonic 2 Adventure Control
  • Carnival Night Trophy - Sonic 2 Recreation
  • Emerald Trophy - Sonic ERaZor
  • Robotnik's Revenge Trophy - Sonic 2: Battle Race
  • Crystal Meth Trophy - Sonic 2 Recreation
  • Casinopolis Trophy - Sonic 2 Recreation
  • Vector Trophy - Sonic 1 Megahack: Ultra Edition
  • WTF?! Trophy - Flickies Island Defense
  • Christmas Present Trophy - Sonic 1 CDSS
  • Big Trophy - Sonic's Grand Adventure
  • E-Rank Trophy - Sonic Green Snake

Community Trophies

These trophies were allocated through voting made during SAGE 2012 on the Hacking Contest website. Only hacks that were listed as public were able to be downloaded and judged, with other hacks being exempt from the Community Trophies. Hacks are available to download on the SSRG Repository.

  • Hidden Palace Community Trophies - Sonic Generations Unleashed PC - Dragon Road Demo, Sonic Classic Heroes
  • Big Community Trophy - Sonic BUGS
  • Palmtree Panic Community Trophies - Sonic Melponterations, Sonic the Hedgehog: Tribute
  • Windy Valley Community Trophies - Sonic Melponterations, Sonic the Hedgehog: Tribute
  • D.A. Garden Community Trophies - Sonic Melponterations, Sonic the Hedgehog: Tribute
  • 11000101 Community Trophies - Sonic Generations Unleashed PC - Dragon Road Demo, Sonic 1 CDSS

Eleventh Contest

The Eleventh Annual Contest was held from August 12, 2013, to August 18, 2013.

Results

Judged Trophies

These trophies were allocated by the judges, which were Ayla, Cinossu, D.A. Garden, Dude, MegaGWolf, Mercury, Shadow Fire, Spanner and SuperEgg.

  • "Hidden Palace Trophy" - "The S Factor: Sonia and Silver"
  • "Wood Zone Trophy" - "Sonic Generations - Unleashed Project"
  • "Dust Hill Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • "Green Hill Trophy" - "Sonic 3: D.A. Garden Edition"
  • "Windy Valley Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • "D.A Garden Trophy" - "The S Factor: Sonia and Silver"
  • "Lava Reef Trophy" - "Sonic 3: D.A. Garden Edition"
  • "Genocide City Trophy" - "Sonic 1: The Harder Levels"
  • "Generations Trophy" - "Sonic Generations - Unleashed Project"
  • "11000101 Trophy" - "Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Network"
  • "Fang Trophy" - "An Ordinary Sonic ROM Hack"
  • "Eggman Trophy" - "Sonic Winter Adventures"
  • "Spin Dash Trophy" - "The S Factor: Sonia and Silver"
  • "Carnival Night Trophy" - "Sonic Classic Heroes - Rise of the Chaotix"
  • "Emerald Trophy" - "The S Factor: Sonia and Silver"
  • "Robotnik's Revenge Trophy" - "Sonic the Hedgehog Never Stop Running"
  • "Casinopolis Trophy" - "Sonic Classic Heroes - Rise of the Chaotix"
  • "Polygon Jim Trophy" - "An Ordinary Sonic ROM Hack"
  • "Tails Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"

Community Trophies

Unlike previous years, the community voting was held on the contest website, as SAGE 2013 has yet to be scheduled.

  • "Hidden Palace Community Trophy" - "Sonic Generations - Unleashed Project"
  • "Windy Valley Community Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • "D.A. Garden Community Trophy" - "Sonic Winter Adventures"
  • "Lava Reef Community Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • "11000101 Community Trophy" - "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Network"
  • "Polygon Jim Community Trophy" - "An Ordinary Sonic ROM Hack"

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