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The Sonic the Hedgehog Hacking Contest is an annual event in the Sonic the Hedgehog community where ROM hacks or modifications of various Sonic the Hedgehog games are submitted to be evaluated by a selection of judges and awarded trophies based on a number of aspects.

Entries from the 2012 to 2022 Contests and Expos can be downloaded from the SHC Vault, with the exception of a few missing entries and those that were designated as Private or Partial Private during the period where non-public entries were allowed in the contest, until they were abolished from 2017 onwards.

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History

The Sonic the Hedgehog Hacking Contest was first started in 2002 by Nayr T'nargh / Ayla 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.

Since 2011, the Sonic Hacking Contest has provided further community involvement by having an interactive contest week before the results are announced, with the main part being that people have the opportunity to vote for a small selection of Community Trophies with the hacks that were available to download to the public. The first two years of the Contest Week were run alongside the Sonic Amateur Games Expo, with later contest weeks occurring outside of SAGE. Since 2013, contest submissions (as opposed to emailing them in) and Contest Week participation is done on a website created by Cinossu which allows full members and above of Sonic Retro and SSRG to vote for the Community Trophies - the same website being used for subsequent contests up to 2017 which allows anyone to access previous entries rather than them becoming inaccessible after that year's contest ends. The contest now also features a media panel, where streamers such as Donnie (SSF1991), MegaGWolf, SomecallmeJohnny and Redhotsonic showcase entries live on stream.

The 2017 Hacking Contest radically revamped its entry criteria to address frequent low quality submissions from previous years by introducing a Quality Control Criteria which hacks must meet in order to be submitted, whilst also introducing a separate Hack Expo as part of the Contest Week that allows exposure of hacks to the public whilst not having them judged by anyone whatsoever.

At the tail end of 2023, there has been a change in management, putting HazelSpooder in charge of the Sonic Hacking Contest, with giovanni.gen as co-host for the event.

With the announcement of the 2024 edition of the event, many changes were made, such as introducing a system allowing Judges to opt into and out of judgment for select games, the figure of the Head Judge, who would deal with more sensitive internal matters, such as tie breaking, and merging Contest and Expo entries into one, allowing entrants for the Contest to submit entries as judged or unjudged, without them being separated from each other.

Side Events

As of 2022, the Sonic Hacking Contest has been hosting side events in its official Discord server. One of these is the Mega Drive Music Contest, previously known as the SMPS Competition, an event that was initially hosted on SSRG. Much like the previous event, it is run by NiphFM, and it maintains a similar structure to that of the previous competition, with the difference being that, instead of covering one specific song, participants can now cover a selection of songs that fit a certain criteria dictated by the round, criteria which is chosen by the winner of the previous round, who is determined via community vote.

The server also used to host a Sonic Level Design Contest, which followed a similar structure to that of the Mega Drive Music Contest. It has been put on hiatus with the conclusion of the third round, due to limited reception and management issues.

Prizes

As of 2021, the Contest has been fully split into three different categories, them being Retro, 3D and 2DPC, all of them having their own trophies.

With the exception of the Media Panel trophy, all trophies can be awarded on every category by a selection of Judges, as well as the general community, provided they have registered an account in the Sonic Hacking Contest website.

Current trophies

Retrieved from the 2023 version of the Sonic Hacking Contest Website

  • Sonic Trophy – Entry voted first place.
  • Tails Trophy – Entry voted second place.
  • Knuckles Trophy – Entry voted third place.
  • Quartz Quadrant Trophy – Entry voted to have the best graphical work.
  • D.A. Garden Trophy – Entry voted to have the best sound work.
  • Hexadecimal Trophy – Entry voted to have the best technical work.
  • Chemical Plant Trophy – Entry voted to have the best level design work.
  • Radiant Emerald Trophy – Entry voted to have the best special stage design work.
  • Professor Pickle Trophy – Entry voted the most entertaining.
  • Polygon Jim Trophy – Entry voted the most "what the absolute fuck is this?!".
  • Chaotix Trophy – Entry voted best that was made by a team.
  • Rivals Trophy – Entry voted to have the best multiplayer functionality.
  • Storybook Trophy – Entry voted to have the best newly implemented or edited cutscenes.
  • Emerl Trophy – Entry voted to have the best character implementation that doesn't normally exist in the game modified.
  • EggRobo Trophy – Entry voted to have the best new or modified boss design.
  • Motobug Trophy – Entry voted to have the best new or modified enemy design. (Formerly Fang trophy)
  • Mania Trophy – Entry voted to have the best fresh concepts implemented while using previous or pre-existing concepts as a backbone. (Formerly Robotnik's Revenge trophy)
  • Spinball Trophy – Entry voted best using a game not commonly modified as a base.
  • Blaze Trophy – Entry thought to have the most future potential.
  • Silver Trophy – Entry thought to have improved the most since its entry in a previous year. (Formerly The Bar Admin trophy)
  • Studiopolis Trophy – Entry voted the best by the Media Panel.

Note: the following trophies are scheduled for addition to the Sonic Hacking Contest 2024, but are not yet included in the main website:

  • Green Hill Trophy – Entry that plays the most like an existing Sonic game.
  • Chao Garden Trophy (Previously known as Crystal Meth/Liquid Crack) – Entry with the most potential replayability.
  • Eosian Sphere Trophy - Entry with the best new level object or gimmick

Retired trophies

The trophies listed here were used in past contests, and have either been split, merged or outright dropped:

  • Amy Trophy – Prettiest entry.
  • Rainbow Trophy – Hack or level with the best palette(s).
  • Lava Reef Trophy (original) – Longest level.
  • Labyrinth Trophy – Most confusing level.
  • Emerald Hill Trophy – Most linear level.
  • Hill Top Trophy – Least creative level design.
  • Toxic Caves Trophy – Best reused art hack.
  • Christmas Present Trophy – Most unexpected hack.
  • Metropolis Trophy – Best new boss. (merged into the Eggrobo Trophy)
  • Mushroom Hill Trophy – Best new mini-boss. (merged into the Eggrobo Trophy)
  • Knuckles Trophy (original) – Best new playable character. (Repurposed into Emerl Troply)
  • Silver Trophy (original) – Worst new playable character.
  • Chaos Trophy – Best new Super form for a character.
  • Maze Trophy – Best Sonic 1 Special Stage. (merged into the Radiant Emerald Trophy)
  • Chute Trophy – Best Sonic 2 Special Stage. (merged into the Radiant Emerald Trophy)
  • Sphere Trophy – Best Sonic 3 & Knuckles Special Stage. (merged into the Radiant Emerald Trophy)
  • Replay Trophy – Most innovative options feature.
  • Big the Cat Trophy – Worst entry submitted. (formerly the 1337!!! Trophy)
  • Shadow Trophy – Best hentai-based/NSFW entry.
  • Hang Castle Trophy – Most disturbing entry.
  • Iizuka Trophy – Entry that plays most like Sonic the Hedgehog 4. (used only for the eighth contest)
  • Froggy Trophy – Best entry featuring Big the Cat. (used only for the twelfth contest)
  • Big the Cat Community Trophy – Worst entry submitted as voted by the community.
  • Sonic and Friends Trophy - Best splash screen in a hack.
  • Rickroll Trophy - Worst Sonic hack with stolen content.
  • OH GOD WHY Trophy - Entry with most bizarre concept. (presumed, never officially explained)
  • THE GAME - You just lost it.
  • Palmtree Panic/Lava Reef Trophy (2012+) - Best level layouts.

First Contest - 2002

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 - Sonic Timezones
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Sonic 2 Delta
  • Wood Zone Trophy - Sonic 3A
  • !Rainbow! Trophy - SRILE

Second Contest - 2004

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

Results

  • ???? 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 - 2005

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 - 2006

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 - 2007

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 - 2008

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 - 2009

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 - 2010

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 - 2011

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 - 2012

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 - 2013

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 (previously the WTF?! 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"

Twelfth Contest - 2014

The Twelfth Annual Contest was held from August 18, 2014, to August 24, 2014.

Results

Judged Trophies

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

  • Hidden Palace Trophy" - "Sonic: South Island Warped"
  • Wood Zone Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • Dust Hill Trophy" - "Sonic 1 Color Contrast"
  • Green Hill Trophy" - "Sonic: South Island Warped"
  • Windy Valley Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • D.A Garden Trophy" - "Sonic Tetris"
  • Lava Reef Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • Genocide City Trophy" - "Sonic UMZ"
  • Generations Trophy" - "Mystic Cave Classic"
  • 11000101 Trophy" - "Sonic 1 FM"
  • Fang Trophy" - "Sonic the Very Useful Engine"
  • Eggman Trophy" - "Sonic: South Island Warped"
  • Spin Dash Trophy" - "Sonic and Tails: Double Trouble"
  • Carnival Night Trophy" - "Sonic 1 Color Contrast"
  • Emerald Trophy" - "Sonic Tetris"
  • Robotnik's Revenge Trophy" - "Big's Fishing Derby"
  • Casinopolis Trophy" - "Sonic the Very Useful Engine"
  • Polygon Jim Trophy" - "Big's Fishing Derby"
  • Tails Trophy" - "Sonic 1 Color Contrast"
  • Froggy Trophy" - "Big's Fishing Derby"

Community Trophies

  • Hidden Palace Community Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • Big Community Trophy Winner" - "Sonic Hard Mode"
  • Windy Valley Community Trophy" - "Mystic Cave Classic"
  • D.A. Garden Community Trophy" - "Sonic Tetris"
  • Lava Reef Community Trophy" - "Metal Sonic Hyperdrive"
  • 11000101 Community Trophy" - "Sonic Tetris"
  • Polygon Jim Community Trophy" - "Big's Fishing Derby"


Thirteenth Contest - 2015

The Thirteenth Annual Contest was held from October 19 to October 25, 2015.

This contest was rather surprising as MarkeyJester's "Sonic 1 - The Next Level" was viewed so positively compared to the other entries that it won a sizable portion of the trophies.

Results

Judged Trophies

These trophies were allocated by the judges, which were Spanner, Cinossu, D.A. Garden, Shadow Fire, Mercury, Reverie, SuperEgg, LazloPsylus and SSF1991 (Donnie).

  • Hidden Palace Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Wood Zone Trophy - Knuckles' Emerald Hunt by MainMemory
  • Dust Hill Trophy - Big's Fishing Derby by flamewing
  • Green Hill Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • D.A Garden Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Lava Reef Trophy - Sonic 3: D.A. Garden Edition by D.A. Garden
  • Genocide City Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Hard Bosses Edition 2 (Demo) by TheBlad
  • Generations Trophy - Tropical Resort All in One Remastered by brianuuu
  • 11000101 Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Fang Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Spin Dash Trophy - Bunnie Rabbot In Sonic The Hedgehog by E-122-Psi
  • Carnival Night Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Emerald Trophy - An Apeeling Sonic Hack by VAdaPEGA
  • Robotnik's Revenge Trophy - Knuckles' Emerald Hunt by MainMemory
  • Casinopolis Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Polygon Jim Trophy - CrazySonic by The Ducks Team
  • Tails Trophy - Big's Fishing Derby by flamewing
  • Eggman Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Newtrogic High Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Wing Fortress Trophy - Big's Fishing Derby by flamewing
  • Shadow Trophy - SonicMT.bin by Natsumi

Community Trophies

  • Hidden Palace Community Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Big the Cat Community Trophy Winner - Sonic The Hedgehog 1: Hold Right To Win Edition by Shade Vortex
  • Windy Valley Community Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • D.A. Garden Community Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester
  • Lava Reef Community Trophy - Sonic 3: D.A. Garden Edition by D.A. Garden
  • 11000101 Community Trophy - Sonic 1 - The Next Level by MarkeyJester

Fourteenth Contest - 2016

The Fourteenth Annual Contest was held from November 7 to November 13, 2016.

This contest was plagued by low-quality entries, and the judges felt the need to give null votes to some trophies and reinstate the previously retired Big the Cat trophy for the worst entry. This spurred the addition of a quality control check in the 2017 hacking contest.

Results

Judged Trophies

These trophies were allocated by the judges, which were Spanner, Ayla, Cinossu, D.A. Garden, SuperEgg, LazloPsylus, SSF1991 (Donnie), Shannon, amphobius (DalekSam) and Clownacy.

  • Hidden Palace Trophy - Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto
  • Wood Zone Trophy - Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team
    • Wood Zone Honorable Mention: Sonic 2 ReMastered by MrCat (very split decision with this trophy)
  • Dust Hill Trophy - Untitled Sonic 1 Hack by jubbalub
  • Green Hill Trophy - Untitled Sonic 1 Hack by jubbalub
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
    • Windy Valley Honorable Mention: Sonic Halloween by CamManS5
  • D.A Garden Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
    • D.A Garden Honorable Mentions - Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team, Knuckles Emerald Hunt by MainMemory
  • Lava Reef Trophy - Pepsi in Sonic 1 by Unlimited Trees
  • Genocide City Trophy - Tails Adventures for Über Players by Bakayote
  • Wing Fortress Trophy - Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team
  • Azure Lake Trophy - Sonic Bash! v2 by redhotsonic
    • Azure Lake Honorable Mention - Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Chaotix Edition by Jdpense
  • Generations Trophy - Eggmanland for Sonic Generations by NeKit
    • Generations Honorable Mentions - Beta Windy Valley (Sonic Lost World) by SonicOtakuSNG; SADX Character Select Mod by MainMemory & SonicFreak94
  • 11000101 Trophy - Sonic Pocket Winter by ValleyBell
    • 11000101 Honorable Mentions - Sonic 4 in 1 by Natsumi; Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team; Eggmanland for Sonic Generations by NeKit
  • Fang Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
    • Fang Honorable Mentions - Pepsi in Sonic 1 by Unlimited Trees; Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto
  • Eggman Trophy - Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto
    • Eggman Honorable Mention - Doctor Robotnik’s Plan B (REV01) by Painto
  • Spin Dash Trophy - Sonic Pocket Winter by ValleyBell
    • Spin Dash Honorable Mention - Pikachu the Mouse by Team Overload; Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro
  • Carnival Night Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
  • Emerald Trophy - Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto
  • Robotnik's Revenge Trophy - Sonic 1: Reverse Curse by Campbellsonic
  • Casinopolis Trophy - The Radikal Ralakimus Hack Pack (WOW!) – Volume 1 by Ralakimus & Bakayote
    • Casinopolis Honorable Mention - Sonic Halloween by CamManS5
  • Polygon Jim Trophy - The Radikal Ralakimus Hack Pack (WOW!) – Volume 1 by Ralakimus & Bakayote
    • Polygon Jim Honorable Mention - Lose Tails or Else by GT Koopa
  • Tails Trophy - Untitled Sonic 1 Hack by jubbalub
  • Newtrogic High Trophy - Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto
  • Big the Cat Trophy - Roya Rockwood’s Sonic Mega Collection by Royameadow
    • Big the Cat Honorable Mentions - Unlimited Trees by Unlimited Trees; Blue Potato the McDonalds by Blue Potato; Blue Knuckles in Sonic 3 by Blind_Jack; White Sonic in SK (Sonic 3 Part 2) by joshwoakes; Sonic XE by Team XE; Team Overload (all those underwhelming entries were overkill)

Community Trophies

  • Hidden Palace Community Trophy - Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto
  • Windy Valley Community Trophy - Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
  • D.A. Garden Community Trophy - Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team
  • Lava Reef Community Trophy - Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto
  • 11000101 Community Trophy - Sonic Pocket Winter by ValleyBell
  • Big the Cat Community Trophy Winner - Roya Rockwood’s Sonic Mega Collection by Royameadow

Honorable Mentions

  • Sonic 2 ReMastered by MrCat (If we had the 8-bit Trophy this year (it will likely be back next year), this would have won it.)
  • Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro (You have so much potential, come back next year because this hack could win good by then. If we had a trophy to award to the hack with the most potential, it’s this hack.)
  • Scrap Brain Zone Act 1 Mini Contest JOINT WINNERS - Natsumi and MegaGWolf

Fifteenth Contest - 2017

The Fifteenth Annual Contest was held from November 20 to November 26, 2017.

After a disappointing showcase in 2016, a quality control check was spurred for the contest, and for the first time in Hacking Contest history a hack expo was added. This resulted in a great success and a massive improvement over last year's contest.

Results

Judged Trophies

These trophies were allocated by the judges, which were Spanner, Ayla, Cinossu, Clownacy, Dandaman955, Dario FF, OrdosAlpha, Selbi, SuperEgg, SSF1991 (Donnie) and Twilightzoney

  • Hidden Palace Trophy - Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil
  • Wood Zone Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
  • Dust Hill Trophy - Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED
  • Generations Trophy - SADX Lantern Engine by SonicFreak94
    • Generations Honorable Mentions - Heroes Mod Loader & Tweakbox β (Tech Demo) by sewer56lol; Sonic Redux (Character Demo) by InvisibleUp
  • Crystal Egg Trophy - Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister
  • Green Hill Trophy - Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil
    • Green Hill Honorable Mention - A generic Sonic 1 ROMhack by CHRdutch
  • Botanic Base Trophy - Mr. Cat's 16 Day Challenge by MrCat
    • Botanic Base Honorable Mention - Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED
  • Windy Valley Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
  • Jungle Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
  • D.A Garden Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
    • D.A Garden Honorable Mention - Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED
  • Lava Reef Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
    • Lava Reef Honorable Mentions - Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil; A generic Sonic 1 ROMhack by CHRdutch
  • Speed Highway Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
  • Gimmick Mountain Tophy - Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister
  • Genocide City Trophy - Classic Pantufa the Cat DX by VAdaPEGA
    • Genocide City Honorable Mention - Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED
  • Azure Lake Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
  • Advance Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
  • 11000101 Trophy - SADX Lantern Engine by SonicFreak94
    • 11000101 Honorable Mention - Sonic 2 for PC & New 3DS by Clownacy
  • Fang Trophy - Sonic Chaos Quest Ultimate by Narcologer
  • Eggman Trophy - Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED
    • Eggman Honorable Mention - Sonic Chaos Quest Ultimate by Narcologer
  • Spin Dash Trophy - Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic
    • Spin Dash Honorable Mention - Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro
  • Carnival Night Trophy - Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic
    • Carnival Night Honorable Mention - Sonic 3 Chaos Adventure by JDpense
  • Emerald Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
  • Wing Fortress Trophy - Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED
  • Robotnik's Revenge Trophy - Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic
    • Robotnik's Revenge Honorable Mention - Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil
  • Casinopolis Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
    • Casinopolis Honorable Mentions - Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil; Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro
  • Polygon Jim Trophy - Achi (AKA another trend in gaming that is slightly annoying and ultimately pointless) by Natsumi
  • Tails Trophy - Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro
  • Blaze Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
  • Newtrogic High Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

Community Trophies

  • Hidden Palace Community Trophy - Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil
  • Generations Community Trophy - Sonic Redux (Character Demo) by InvisibleUp
  • Crystal Egg Community Trophy - Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister
  • Windy Valley Community Trophy - Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil
  • D.A. Garden Community Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
  • Lava Reef Community Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
  • 11000101 Community Trophy - Sonic 2 for PC & New 3DS by Clownacy
  • Polygon Jim Community Trophy - Achi (AKA another trend in gaming that is slightly annoying and ultimately pointless) by Natsumi
  • Tails Community Trophy - Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro
  • Blaze Community Trophy - Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

Sixteenth Contest - 2018

The Sixteenth Annual Contest was held from November 26th to December 2nd, 2018.

This contest featured a large number of 3D modifications, including mods for games like Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Forces.

Results

Judged Trophies

These trophies were allocated by the judges, which were Spanner, Cinossu, Clownacy, Dandaman955, Dario FF, Melpontro, OrdosAlpha, SuperEgg, SSF1991 (Donnie) and Twilightzoney.

  • Hidden Palace Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi and MarkeyJester
  • Wood Zone Trophy - Prototype Windy Valley by ItsEasyActually
  • Dust Hill Trophy - Aquarium Park by Skyth
  • Angel Island Trophy - Hellfire Saga by Narcologer
  • Generations Trophy - Prototype Windy Valley by ItsEasyActually
    • Generations Honorable Mention - Aquarium Park by Skyth
  • Crystal Egg Trophy - Sonic Eclipse Demo by MrCat
  • Mirage Saloon Trophy - Sonic Mania: The Misfits Pack SHC2018 by Jubbalub
    • Mirage Saloon Honorable Mention - Sonic 1 Almost Remastered by BonesBurger
  • Green Hill Trophy - Sonic Eclipse Demo by MrCat
  • Botanic Base Trophy - Among the Others by Unlimited Trees
  • Windy Valley Trophy - Prototype Windy Valley by ItsEasyActually
  • Jungle Trophy - Sonic Eclipse Demo by MrCat
  • Studiopolis Trophy - Sonic Mania: The Misfits Pack SHC2018 by Jubbalub
  • D.A Garden Trophy - Among the Others by Unlimited Trees
  • Lava Reef Trophy - Sonic the Hackable by CHRdutch
  • Speed Highway Trophy - Prototype Windy Valley by ItsEasyActually
  • Gimmick Mountain Tophy - Sonic Eclipse Demo by MrCat
  • Press Garden Trophy - Sonic Mania: The Misfits Pack SHC2018 by Jubbalub
  • Genocide City Trophy - Hellfire Saga by Narcologer
  • Azure Lake Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi and MarkeyJester
  • Advance Trophy - NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
  • 11000101 Trophy - Emerald Coast in SA2 by MainMemory
    • 11000101 Honorable Mention - Prototype Windy Valley by ItsEasyActually
  • Fang Trophy - Hellfire Saga by Narcologer
  • Eggman Trophy - Hellfire Saga by Narcologer
  • Spin Dash Trophy - Megaman X in Sonic 2 by Pacca
    • Spin Dash Honorable Mention - SADX - Sonic, Shadow and Metal Sonic mod, Gameplay Overhaul by Benji23245
  • Carnival Night Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi and MarkeyJester
    • Carnival Night Honorable Mention - Sonic 2 CD Remix by Pacca
  • Emerald Trophy - Sonic 1 Almost Remastered by BonesBurger
  • Wing Fortress Trophy - STH2006 Project Demo 4 by brianuuu
  • Robotnik's Revenge Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi and MarkeyJester
    • Robotnik's Revenge Honorable Mention - Sonic 2 CD Remix by Pacca
  • Casinopolis Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi and MarkeyJester
    • Casinopolis Honorable Mentions - Megaman X in Sonic 2 by Pacca
  • Polygon Jim Trophy - Hellfire Saga by Narcologer
  • Tails Trophy - Cthulhu's Island by PineappleArse
  • Blaze Trophy - Sonic Mania: The Misfits Pack SHC2018 by Jubbalub
  • Newtrogic High Trophy - FOUR-WAY TIE BETWEEN:
    • Megaman X in Sonic 2 by Pacca
    • SADX - Sonic, Shadow and Metal Sonic mod, Gameplay Overhaul by Benji23245
    • Sonic 1 Almost Remastered by BonesBurger
    • STH2006 Project Demo 4 by brianuuu

Community Trophies

  • Hidden Palace Community Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi and MarkeyJester
  • Wood Zone Community Trophy - SADX - Sonic, Shadow and Metal Sonic mod, Gameplay Overhaul by Benji23245
  • Dust Hill Community Trophy - Sonic 2 CD Remix by Pacca
  • Angel Island Community Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi and MarkeyJester
  • Generations Community Trophy - STH2006 Project Demo 4 by brianuuu
  • Crystal Egg Community Trophy - Sonic Eclipse Demo by MrCat
  • Windy Valley Community Trophy - Among the Others by Unlimited Trees
  • D.A. Garden Community Trophy - Among the Others by Unlimited Trees
  • Lava Reef Community Trophy - Sonic Mania: The Misfits Pack SHC2018 by Jubbalub
  • 11000101 Community Trophy - Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi and MarkeyJester
    • 11000101 Community Honorable Mention - SADX - Sonic, Shadow and Metal Sonic mod, Gameplay Overhaul by Benji23245
  • Polygon Jim Community Trophy - Hellfire Saga by Narcologer
  • Tails Community Trophy - Cthulhu's Island by PineappleArse
  • Blaze Community Trophy - SADX - Sonic, Shadow and Metal Sonic mod, Gameplay Overhaul by Benji23245

Seventeenth Contest - 2019

The Seventeenth Annual Contest was held from December 2nd to December 8th, 2019.

Starting from this contest, entries were graded top 3 overall in three different formats: "Retro", "2D PC" and "3D". Trophies such as "best art" and "best music" were also split in the following manner, and "special" trophies such as "most WTF" (Polygon Jim) were left as is.

Results

Judged trophies were allocated by the judges, which were Spanner, Cinossu, Clownacy, CodenameGamma, Dario FF, Melpontro, OrdosAlpha, Sewer56, SSF1991 (Donnie), StephenUK and Twilightzoney.

Top Three

  • Judged - 1st Place - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
  • Judged - 2nd Place - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Judged - 3rd Place - Sonic Gaiden by AeroArtwork
  • Community - 1st Place - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Community - 2nd Place - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
  • Community - 3rd Place - Sonic Gaiden by AeroArtwork

Retro Trophies

  • Judged - 1st Place - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
  • Judged - 2nd Place - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Judged - 3rd Place - Sonic the Hackable by CHRdutch
  • Community - 1st Place - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Community - 2nd Place - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
  • Community - 3rd Place - SONIC AND THE MYSTIC GEMS (project S.A.M.G.) by Harder Project
  • Judged and Community - Best Visual - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
    • Honorable Mention for Community - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Judged - Best Audio - SONIC AND THE MYSTIC GEMS (project S.A.M.G.) by Harder Project
  • Community - Best Audio - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Judged and Community - Best Technical - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Judged and Community - Best Level Design - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
  • Best Voted by Media Panel - Sonic 2 Chaos Adventure by JDpense, SONIC AND THE MYSTIC GEMS (project S.A.M.G.) by Harder Project, Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE

3D Trophies

  • Judged and Community - 1st Place - Sonic Adventure 2: Randomizer by Prahaha
  • Judged and Community - 2nd Place - SA2: Blazy Mix by Darkybenji
  • Judged and Community - 3rd Place - Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris by JotaroPowered
  • Judged and Community - Best Visual - SA2: Blazy Mix by Darkybenji
  • Judged and Community - Best Audio - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Technical - Sonic Adventure 2: Randomizer by Prahaha
  • Community - Best Technical - 2P ShadowTH 2.0 by dreamsyntax
    • Honorable Mention for Community - Sonic Adventure 2: Randomizer by Prahaha
  • Judged and Community - Best Level Design - NOT AWARDED
  • Best Voted by Media Panel - 2P ShadowTH 2.0 by dreamsyntax

2D PC Trophies

  • Judged - 1st Place - Sonic Gaiden by AeroArtwork
  • Judged - 2nd Place - Sonic Mania: Advanced Quest by Balibali_418
  • Judged - 3rd Place - Amy Mania by troopsushi
  • Community - 1st Place - Sonic Gaiden by AeroArtwork
  • Community - 2nd Place - Amy Mania by troopsushi
  • Community - 3rd Place - Sonic Mania: Advanced Quest by Balibali_418
  • Judged and Community - Best Visual - Sonic Gaiden by AeroArtwork
  • Judged and Community - Best Audio - Sonic Gaiden by AeroArtwork
  • Judged and Community - Best Technical - Amy Mania by troopsushi
  • Judged and Community - Best Level Design - SONIC MANIA WARPED by Ggyas2202
    • Honorable Mention for Community - Sonic Gaiden by AeroArtwork
  • Best Voted by Media Panel - Amy Mania by troopsushi

Miscellaneous Trophies

  • Judged and Community - Most Entertaining - Sonic Adventure 2: Randomizer by Prahaha
  • Judged and Community - Most "WTF?!" (Polygon Jim) - I Made You a Salad by VAdaPEGA
  • Judged - Best Team Entry - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
  • Community - Best Team Entry - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    • Honorable Mention for Community - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
  • Judged and Community - Best Multiplayer Entry - 2P ShadowTH 2.0 by dreamsyntax
  • Judged - Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone - Sonic 2 Advanced Edit by Team AE
  • Community - Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone - Sonic Mania: Advanced Quest by Balibali_418
  • Judged and Community - Most Potential - Sonic Gaiden by AeroArtwork
  • Judged and Community - Most Improved - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team

Eighteenth Contest - 2020

The Eighteenth Annual Contest was held from October 26th to November 2nd, 2020.

Results

Judged trophies were allocated by the judges, which were AURORA☆FIELDS, Cinossu, CodenameGamma, Dario FF, Melpontro, OrdosAlpha, Sewer56, SSF1991 (Donnie), Spanner and Twilightzoney. Additionally, there was an extension as to how many trophies could be allocated by the general community.

Notably, there have been no honourable mentions on this year, and, although the "Best Character Implementation" and "Best Boss design" trophies have been announced in the initial Contest announcement thread, those do not appear in the linked results post. It is assumed that no entry received such trophies.

Top Three (Overall)

  • Judged - 1st Place - Pantufa the cat: Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
  • Judged - 2nd Place - Tied between Sonic Megamix Mania by MegamixManiaTeam, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mania by AChickMcNuggie
  • Community - 1st Place - Sonic Megamix Mania by MegamixManiaTeam
  • Community - 2nd Place - Pantufa the cat: Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
  • Community - 3rd Place - AMY MANIA 2020 by Troopsushi and CodenameGamma

Retro Trophies

  • Judged - 1st Place - Pantufa the cat: Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
  • Judged - 2nd Place - Return of Shadow by JoenickROS
  • Judged - 3rd Place - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Anniversary Edition by SophieDude
  • Community - 1st Place - Pantufa the cat: Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
  • Community - 2nd Place - Return of Shadow by JoenickROS
  • Community - 3rd Place - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Anniversary Edition by SophieDude
  • Judged - Best Visual - Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VADAPega
  • Community - Best Visual - Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VADAPega
  • Judged - Best Audio - Return of Shadow By JoenickROS
  • Community - Best Audio - Pantufa the Cat by VADAPega & Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Anniversary Edition By SophieDude
  • Judged - Best Technical - Sonic 1 Point & Click Edition by NatThePorcupine
  • Community - Best Technical - Sonic 1 Point & Click Edition by NatThePorcupine
  • Judged - Best Level Design - Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VADAPega
  • Community - Best Level Design - Sonic 2: Return to Westside Island by D.A. Garden
  • Judged - Most Entertaining - Return of Shadow By JoenickROS
  • Community - Most Entertaining - Sonic 1 Point & Click Edition by NatThePorcupine
  • Judged - Most WTF (Polygon Jim) - Sonic 2 Tailsplosion by GTKoopa
  • Community - Most WTF (Polygon Jim) - Sonicu the Cubehog by C.A.L.D.M_2001
  • Judged - Best Team Entry - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Team Entry - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Multiplayer Entry - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Multiplayer Entry - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Character Implementation - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Character Implementation - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Boss Design - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Boss Design - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone - Sonic 1 Point & Click Edition by NatThePorcupine
  • Community - Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone - Sonic 1 Point & Click Edition by NatThePorcupine
  • Judged - Most Potential - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Anniversary Edition By SophieDude & Return of Shadow By JoenickROS
  • Community - Most Potential - Return of Shadow By JoenickROS & Pantufa the Cat by VADAPega
  • Judged - Most Improved Since Last Year - Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VADAPega
  • Community - Most Improved Since Last Year - Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VADAPega
  • Judged - Best Voted by Media Panel - Pantufa the Cat by VADAPega / Sonic Halloween by CamManS5 / Mighty & Ray in Sonic 2 by campbellsonic


3D Trophies

  • Judged - 1st Place - Sonic 06 Greenflower Zone by Knuxfan24
  • Judged - 2nd Place - Dash Adventure 2 by AeroIncarnated
  • Judged - 3rd Place - Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris by JotaroPowered
  • Community - 1st Place - Dash Adventure 2 by AeroIncarnated
  • Community - 2nd Place - Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris by JotaroPowered
  • Community - 3rd Place - Sonic 06 Greenflower Zone by Knuxfan24
  • Judged - Best Visual - Dash Adventure 2 By AeroIncarnated
  • Community - Best Visual - Dash Adventure 2 By AeroIncarnated
  • Judged - Best Audio - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Audio - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Technical - Sonic 06 Greenflower By Knuxfan24
  • Community - Best Technical - Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris By JotaroPowered
  • Judged - Best Level Design - Sonic Forces Re-imagined Demo by brandonj
  • Community - Best Level Design - Sonic Forces Re-imagined Demo by brandonj
  • Judged - Most Entertaining - Sonic 06 Greenflower By Knuxfan24
  • Community - Most Entertaining - Sonic 06 Greenflower By Knuxfan24
  • Judged - Most WTF (Polygon Jim) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Most WTF (Polygon Jim) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Team Entry - Dash Adventure 2 By AeroIncarnated
  • Community - Best Team Entry - Dash Adventure 2 By AeroIncarnated
  • Judged - Best Multiplayer Entry - Sonic Heroes Extended Multiplayer Edition by DonutStopGaming
  • Community - Best Multiplayer Entry - Sonic Heroes Extended Multiplayer Edition by DonutStopGaming
  • Judged - Best Character Implementation - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Character Implementation - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Boss Design - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Boss Design - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Most Potential - Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris By JotaroPowered
  • Community - Most Potential - Sonic Forces Re-imagined Demo by brandonj
  • Judged - Most Improved Since Last Year - Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris By JotaroPowered
  • Community - Most Improved Since Last Year - Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris By JotaroPowered
  • Judged - Best Voted by Media Panel - Sonic Forces Re-imagned Demo Dead Line / Sonic Lost World by AnotherBlob / Bob-omb Battlefield in SADX by Rarefoil


2D PC Trophies

  • Judged - 1st Place - Sonic Megamix Mania by MegamixManiaTeam
  • Judged - 2nd Place - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mania by AChickMcNuggie
  • Judged - 3rd Place - Tied between AMY MANIA 2020 by Troopsushi and CodenameGamma, and Unnamed Mania Mod by Cyber1204
  • Community - 1st Place - Sonic Megamix Mania by MegamixManiaTeam
  • Community - 2nd Place - AMY MANIA 2020 by Troopsushi and CodenameGamma
  • Community - 3rd Place - Unnamed Mania Mod by Cyber1204
  • Judged - Best Visual - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Community - Best Visual - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Judged - Best Audio - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Community - Best Audio - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Judged - Best Technical - DOOM in Sonic Mania by TheStoneBanana
  • Community - Best Technical - DOOM in Sonic Mania by TheStoneBanana
  • Judged - Best Level Design - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Community - Best Level Design - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Judged - Most Entertaining - Motobug in Sonic Mania by PaisanoJay
  • Community - Most Entertaining - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Judged - Most WTF (Polygon Jim) - Unnamed Mania Mod By Cyber1204
  • Community - Most WTF (Polygon Jim) - Unnamed Mania Mod By Cyber1204
  • Judged - Best Team Entry - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Community - Best Team Entry - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Judged - Best Multiplayer Entry - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Multiplayer Entry - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Character Implementation - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Character Implementation - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Boss Design - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Best Boss Design - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone - Knuckles Emerald Hunt Mania by BlueStreakMod
  • Community - Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Judged - Most Potential - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mania By AChickMcNuggie
  • Community - Most Potential - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam
  • Judged - Most Improved Since Last Year - Amy Mania by Troopsushi & CodenameGamma
  • Community - Most Improved Since Last Year - Amy Mania by Troopsushi & CodenameGamma
  • Judged - Best Voted by Media Panel - Sonic Megamix Mania By MegamixManiaTeam

Nineteenth Contest - 2021

The Nineteenth Annual Contest was held from October 11th to October 17th, 2021.

Results

This year marked the first time there were three different winners per category ranked by both judges and the community. This also marks the first time judges were categorised, each specialized in the various entry categories.

  • Retro Judges - D.A. Garden, Jubbalub, mrcat-pixel, Ravenfreak, Selbi, Spanner, SSF1991 (Donnie), StephenUK, SuperEgg, Yoshister
  • 3D Judges - DarioFF, ĐeäTh, HyperBE32, ItsEasyActually, Melpontro, Sajid, Sewer56, Skyth, SpeepsHighway, SSF1991 (Donnie), Twilightzoney
  • 2D PC Judges - Axanery, Jubbalub, LJSTAR, RMGRich (Lulu), Rubberduckycooly, SSF1991 (Donnie), SuperSonic16

Top Three (Overall)

Top Three Retro (JUDGED)

  • 1stSonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
  • 2ndHellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • 3rdSonic The Hedgehog: Ancient Isles by Catswell

Top Three Retro (COMMUNITY)

  • 1st – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • 2nd – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
  • 3rd – Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by Hardline Team

Top Three 3D (JUDGED)

  • 1stShivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
  • 2ndSonic ’06 – Emerald Coast by Nonami
  • 3rdSonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj

Top Three 3D (COMMUNITY)

  • 1stShivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
  • 2ndSonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
  • 3rdSonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj

Top Three 2DPC (JUDGED)

  • 1stSonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcNuggie
  • 2ndMystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
  • 3rdSonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

Top Three 2DPC (COMMUNITY)

  • 1stSonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcNuggie
  • 2ndSonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
  • 3rdMystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic

Retro Trophies

  • Best Visual – Judged - Sonic the Hedgehog: Ancient Isles by Catswell
    • Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Best Visual – Community - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
  • Best Audio – Judged - Sonic the Hedgehog: Ancient Isles by Catswell
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
  • Best Audio – Community - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
  • Best Technical – Judged - Sonic 1 Blastless DX by vladikcomper
  • Best Technical – Community - Sonic 1 Blastless DX by vladikcomper
  • Best Level Design – Judged - Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    • Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Best Level Design – Community - Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    • Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Most Entertaining – Judged - Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    • Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Most Entertaining – Community - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
  • Most “WTF?!” – Judged - VTuber in Sonic 1 by ProjectFM
    • Honourable Mention – SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
  • Most “WTF?!” – Community - SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
    • Honourable Mention – VTuber in Sonic 1 by ProjectFM
  • Best Team Entry – Judged - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
  • Best Team Entry – Community - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
  • Best Multiplayer Entry – Judged - SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
  • Best Multiplayer Entry – Community - SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
  • Best Character Implementation – Judged - Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Pink Edition by E-122-Psi
  • Best Character Implementation – Community - Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Pink Edition by E-122-Psi
    • Honourable Mention – Big the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog by E-122-Psi
  • Best Boss Design – Judged - Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Best Boss Design – Community - Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
  • Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Judged - Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    • Honourable Mention – SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
  • Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Community - Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    • Honourable Mention – SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
  • Most Potential – Judged - Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
  • Most Potential – Community - Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hackable – Splash Hill Demo by CHRdutch
  • Most Improved – Judged - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hackable – Splash Hill Demo by CHRdutch
  • Most Improved – Community - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hackable – Splash Hill Demo by CHRdutch
  • Best Voted by Media Panel - Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team and Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by Hardline Team

3D Trophies

Adventure, Boost, and everything in between.

  • Best Visual – Judged - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic ’06 – Emerald Coast by Nonami
  • Best Visual – Community - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    • Honourable Mention – Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir
  • Best Audio – Judged - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
  • Best Audio – Community - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
  • Best Technical – Judged - Yoshi’s Island Zone DLC Restoration by DeaTh
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu
  • Best Technical – Community - Yoshi’s Island Zone DLC Restoration by DeaTh
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu
  • Best Level Design – Judged - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
  • Best Level Design – Community - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
  • Most Entertaining – Judged - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
  • Most Entertaining – Community - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    • Honourable Mention – Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
  • Most “WTF?!” – Judged - Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu

Honourable Mention – Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir

  • Most “WTF?!” – Community - Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu
  • Best Team Entry – Judged - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic Riders DX by Extreme Gear Labs
  • Best Team Entry – Community - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    • Honourable Mention – Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir
  • Best Multiplayer Entry – Judged - Sonic Riders DX by Extreme Gear Labs
  • Best Multiplayer Entry – Community - Sonic Riders DX by Extreme Gear Labs
  • Best Character Implementation – Judged - Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu
  • Best Character Implementation – Community - Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu
  • Best Boss Design – Not Awarded in Judged or Community
  • Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Judged - MISSION REPLACEMENT: SA1 Gamma-Timer Variant over Kill X Many Missions by Twilord
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
  • Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Community - MISSION REPLACEMENT: SA1 Gamma-Timer Variant over Kill X Many Missions by Twilord
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
  • Most Potential – Judged - Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj
    • Honourable Mention – Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
  • Most Potential – Community - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj
  • Most Improved – Judged - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj
  • Most Improved – Community - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    • Honourable Mention – Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir
  • Best Voted by Media Panel - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    • Honourable Mention – Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27

2D PC Trophies

The Retro Engine continues to inspire.

  • Best Visual – Judged - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
  • Best Visual – Community - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    • Honourable Mention – Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
  • Best Audio – Judged - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
  • Best Audio – Community - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    • Honourable Mention – Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
  • Best Technical – Judged - Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
  • Best Technical – Community - Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
    • Honourable Mention – SONIC CD: EPISODE METAL by jackelzxa
  • Best Level Design – Judged - Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic The Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22
  • Best Level Design – Community - Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic The Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22
  • Most Entertaining – Judged - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
  • Most Entertaining – Community - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
  • Most “WTF?!” – Not Awarded in Judged or Community
  • Best Team Entry – Judged - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
  • Best Team Entry – Community - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
  • Best Multiplayer Entry – Not Awarded in Judged or Community
  • Best Character Implementation – Judged - SONIC CD: EPISODE METAL by jackelzxa
  • Best Character Implementation – Community - SONIC CD: EPISODE METAL by jackelzxa
  • Best Boss Design – Judged – Not Awarded
  • Best Boss Design – Community - Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
  • Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Judged - Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
  • Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Community - Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
  • Most Potential – Judged - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic The Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22
  • Most Potential – Community

Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie

    • Honourable Mention – Sonic The Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22
  • Most Improved – Judged - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
  • Best Voted by Media Panel - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    • Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

Twentieth Contest - 2022

The Twentieth Annual Contest was held from October 10th to October 16th, 2022. This contest saw the return of themed trophies, and an extension of the Media Panel to target international audiences.

Results

Like the previous year, trophies were awarded by the judges and the community, with an additional trophy being awarded by the Media Panel. For the judged trophies, results were awarded by the following judges:

  • Retro Judges - D.A. Garden, Jubbalub, Ravenfreak, Spanner, SSF1991 (Donnie), SuperEgg, Yoshister
  • 3D Judges - DarioFF, ĐeäTh, HyperBE32, ItsEasyActually, Melpontro, Sajid, Sewer56, Skyth, SpeepsHighway, SSF1991 (Donnie), Twilightzoney
  • 2D PC Judges - Axanery, Jubbalub, SSF1991 (Donnie), D.A. Garden

Retro Trophies

  • Judged - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Judged - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil
  • Judged - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Sonic Sunventure by Scrap Sorra
  • Community - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Community - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil
  • Community - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Sonic Sunventure by Scrap Sorra
  • Judged - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Community - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Judged - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Community - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Judged - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - Sonic Delta 40Mb by Neto
  • Community - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - Sonic Delta 40Mb by Neto
  • Judged - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Sonic and Johnny by Lone Devil
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Community - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic and Johnny by Lone Devil
  • Judged - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil
  • Community - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Judged - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - SHC2022 Sonic.EXE mega drive by lavagaming1
  • Community - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - SHC2022 Sonic.EXE mega drive by lavagaming1
  • Judged - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Community - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Judged - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil
  • Community - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil
  • Judged - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - Sonic Delta 40mb (Sonic Delta Next) by Neto
  • Community - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone_Devil
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Anniversary Edition - Pink Update by Sophiedude
  • Community - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone_Devil
  • Judged - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Sonic Skychaser by GTKoopa
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic and Johnny by Lone Devil
  • Community - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic Skychaser by GTKoopa
  • Judged - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Judged - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Sonic 1 - Score Rush by Giovanni
  • Community - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Sonic 1 - Score Rush by Giovanni
  • Judged - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - Silver Sonic: Rise of the Death Egg by Roebloz & TheLesha
  • Community - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - Silver Sonic: Rise of the Death Egg by Roebloz & TheLesha
  • Judged - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic Sunventure by Scrap Sorra
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Community - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku
  • Judged - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Sonic Sunventure by Scrap Sorra
  • Community - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Sonic Sunventure by Scrap Sorra
  • Judged - Studiopolis Trophy (Best Voted by Media Panel) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

3D Trophies

This edition set the record for the greatest amount of ties for a trophy, with four separate entries winning the same trophy.

  • Judged - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Frozen Hill by Nikauu
  • Judged - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Sonic 06 Definitive Experience v4.0 & STH2006 Project Demo 5 Mission Extravaganza by brianuuu
  • Judged - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - SADX Chaos Edition V2 by VeritasDL
  • Community - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Frozen Hill by Nikauu
  • Community - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Sonic Forces Re-imagined - SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj
  • Community - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Sonic 06 Definitive Experience v4.0 & STH2006 Project Demo 5 Mission Extravaganza by brianuuu
  • Judged - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Frozen Hill by Nikauu
  • Community - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Frozen Hill by Nikauu
  • Judged - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - DLC Restoration by ĐeäTh
  • Community - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - SM64 Generations by Skyth
  • Judged - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Frozen Hill by Nikauu
  • Community - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Frozen Hill by Nikauu
  • Judged - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - SADX Chaos Edition V2 by VertiasDL
  • Community - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - SADX Chaos Edition V2 by VertiasDL
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - SM64 Generations by Skyth
  • Judged - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - SADX Chaos Edition V2 by VertiasDL
  • Community - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - SADX Chaos Edition V2 by VertiasDL
  • Judged - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gear Labs
  • Community - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gear Labs
  • Judged - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gear Labs
  • Community - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gear Labs
  • Judged - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Sonic 06 Definitive Experience v4.0 & STH2006 Project Demo 5 Mission Extravaganza by brianuuu
  • Community - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - SM64 Generations by Skyth
  • Judged - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Customizable Sonic by Lady_Lunanova
  • Community - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Customizable Sonic by Lady_Lunanova
  • Judged - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - DLC Restoration by ĐeäTh
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gear Labs
  • Community - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gears Labs
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic Unleashed: Reimagined by Sticks_Unleashed
  • Judged - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Customizable Sonic by Lady_Lunanova
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic Forces Re-imagined - SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj
  • Community - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic Forces Re-imagined - SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj
  • Judged - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Sonic Forces Re-imagined - SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - DLC Restoration by ĐeäTh
  • Community - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Sonic Forces Re-imagined - SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj
  • Judged - Studiopolis Trophy (Best Voted by Media Panel) - DLC Restoration by ĐeäTh / Sonic Forces Re-imagined - SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj / Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gears Labs / Customizable Sonic by Lady_Lunanova

2D PC Trophies

  • Judged - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Knuckles’ Emerald Hunt DX by MainMemory & KarlEmerald
  • Judged - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Sonic 3 Redesigned by GFX32
  • Judged - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Sonic 3 A.I.R: D.A. Garden Edition by Thorn & D.A. Garden
  • Community - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Knuckles’ Emerald Hunt DX by MainMemory & KarlEmerald
  • Community - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Mighty and Ray in Sonic 3 A.I.R by iCloudius
  • Community - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Eggman 3 Angel Island Revisited by Bluesteak
  • Judged - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - SONIC MANIA VR - Mission Mode by jubbalub
  • Community - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R by HazelSpooder
  • Judged - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - SONIC MANIA VR - Mission Mode by jubbalub
  • Community - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - Sonic CD Randomizer by MainMemory
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Achievements Plus+ (and Coins!) by fadeinside
  • Community - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - Achievements Plus+ (and Coins!) by fadeinside
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic CD Randomizer by MainMemory
  • Judged - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Sonic 3 A.I.R: D.A. Garden Edition by Thorn and D.A. Garden
  • Community - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Sonic 3 A.I.R: D.A. Garden Edition by Thorn and D.A. Garden
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic 3 Redesigned by GFX32
  • Judged - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - Eggman 3 Angel Island Revisited by Bluesteak
  • Community - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - Eggman 3 Angel Island Revisited by Bluesteak
    • HONOURABLE MENTIONS - Mephilies Hunt by Sotaknuck / Super Mario in Sonic 3 AIR by Dynamic_Lemons
  • Judged - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Additional Characters by Sotaknuck
  • Community - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Mighty and Ray in Sonic 3 A.I.R by iCloudius
  • Judged - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R by HazelSpooder
  • Community - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R by HazelSpooder
  • Judged - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - SONIC MANIA VR - Mission Mode by jubbalub
  • Community - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - SONIC MANIA VR - Mission Mode by jubbalub
  • Judged - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic the Hedgehog Vintage - 2022 Demonstration by ZachmanAwesomeness
  • Community - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic the Hedgehog Vintage - 2022 Demonstration by ZachmanAwesomeness
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic 3 Redesigned by GFX32
  • Judged - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Studiopolis Trophy (Best Voted by Media Panel) - Knuckles’ Emerald Hunt DX by MainMemory & KarlEmerald

Twenty-first Contest - 2023

The Twenty-first Annual Contest was held from October 23rd to October 29th, 2023. It was supposed and set to take place the previous week, but was delayed in response to the release of Sonic Superstars, which would've happened at the very beginning of said week, was the Contest not delayed.

This year also saw a conflict with the release of Sonic Frontiers's Final Horizon update, which happened right after the Updates deadline of that year, and resulted in additional time for bugfixes being given to entrants submitting work based on Sonic Frontiers.

Results

As usual, all trophies were awarded by the Judges and the Community, with one additional trophy awarded by the Media Panel. For the judged trophies, results were given out by the following judges:

  • Retro Judges - D.A. Garden, Jubbalub, Ravenfreak, SSF1991 (Donnie), SunkythePootis, SuperEgg, Yoshister
  • 3D Judges - ceramic, ItsEasyActually, Sajid, Sewer56, SF94, Skyth, SpeepsHighway, SSF1991 (Donnie)
  • 2D PC Judges - Axanery, Cosmic Eternity, Dynamic Lemons, HazelSpooder, JackIAm, Leonx254, MiaCDi, SSF1991 (Donnie), techncolour

Additionally, with the discontinuation of the newsletter service, which occurred outside of the Sonic Hacking Contest's control, text based results were posted on Sonic Stadium, whereas image based awards were posted on Twitter and on the official Discord server.

Retro Trophies

  • Judged - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Judged - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Save The Moon Demo by Super_Sonic_321
  • Community - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Save The Moon Demo by Super_Sonic_321
  • Community - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - SONIC DELTA 40Mb (Sonic Delta Next) by Neto
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Judged - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - Knuckles' Clackers by GenesisDoes
  • Community - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Knuckles' Clackers by GenesisDoes
  • Judged - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Community - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Judged - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Community - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Judged - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Community - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Judged - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - Sonic 2 co-op Demo by Undying-Star
  • Community - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - Sonic 2 co-op Demo by Undying-Star
  • Judged - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Community - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - CrazySonic: Super Ultra Cool Bodacious Radical Mega CD Remastered Edition!!! by Ralakimus
  • Judged - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Sonic 2 - Score Rush by Giovanni
  • Community - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic 2 - Score Rush by Giovanni
  • Judged - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - Knuckles' Clackers by GenesisDoes
  • Community - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - Knuckles' Clackers by GenesisDoes
  • Judged - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Save The Moon Demo by Super_Sonic_321
  • Community - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic the Hedgehog: Save The Moon Demo by Super_Sonic_321
  • Judged - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Community - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios
  • Judged - Studiopolis Trophy (Best Voted by Media Panel) - Hellfire Saga by Red Miso Studios

3D Trophies

  • Judged - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
  • Judged - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - SADX - Spyro Triple Pack by Jesus_PK
  • Judged - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Sonic Adventure Gameplay + Emerald Coast by ahremican
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Tree Tops by ecksdii
  • Community - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
  • Community - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - SADX - Spyro Triple Pack by Jesus_PK
  • Community - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Sonic Adventure Gameplay + Emerald Coast by ahremican
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Klonoa Gameplay Mod by Sora-yx
  • Judged - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Windmill Isle Act 5 by cosagets
  • Community - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Sonic Adventure Gameplay + Emerald Coast by ahremican
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Windmill Isle Act 5 by cosagets
  • Judged - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - Jet Set Sonic (DC Style + Extra Gameplay by Sora-yx
  • Community - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - Jet Set Sonic (DC Style + Extra Gameplay by Sora-yx
  • Judged - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Community - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Judged - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - SADX - Spyro Triple Pack by Jesus_PK
  • Community - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - SADX - Spyro Triple Pack by Jesus_PK
  • Judged - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
  • Community - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
  • Judged - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Community - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Judged - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
  • Community - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Sonic Unleashed Reimagined by Starlight
  • Judged - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
  • Community - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - SADX Multiplayer by kellsnc
  • Judged - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Klonoa Gameplay Mod by Sora-yx
  • Community - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Klonoa Gameplay Mod by Sora-yx
  • Judged - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Community - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Judged - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Jet Set Sonic (DC Style + Extra Gameplay by Sora-yx
  • Community - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Jet Set Sonic (DC Style + Extra Gameplay by Sora-yx
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Judged - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Community - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - Dungeons of Soleanna by GordonRamsay
  • Judged - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Tree Tops by ecksdii
  • Community - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic Adventure Gameplay + Emerald Coast by ahremican
  • Judged - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Sonic Unleashed Reimagined by Starlight
  • Community - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Sonic Unleashed Reimagined by Starlight
  • Judged - Studiopolis Trophy (Best Voted by Media Panel) - Jet Set Sonic (DC Style + Extra Gameplay by Sora-yx

2D PC Trophies

  • Judged - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Sonic Essence - First Splash by Team_REDream
  • Judged - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Mighty, Ray, & Amy in Sonic 3 A.I.R. by iCloudius
  • Community - Sonic Trophy (1st Place) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Community - Tails Trophy (2nd Place) - Sonic CD Restored - 30th Anniversary Edition by PimpUigi
  • Community - Knuckles Trophy (3rd Place) - Mighty, Ray, & Amy in Sonic 3 A.I.R. by iCloudius
    • HONOURABLE MENTION - S3AIR: VISIONS & DREAMS by techncolour
  • Judged - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Sonic 1: Mania by DNXDev & De Gezonde Roker
  • Community - Quartz Quadrant Trophy (Best Visual) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Community - D.A. Garden Trophy (Best Audio) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - Sonic Essence - First Splash by Team_REDream
  • Community - Hexadecimal Trophy (Best Technical) - Sonic CD Restored - 30th Anniversary Edition by PimpUigi
  • Judged - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Sonic 2: West-Side Renovation by ZachmanAwesomeness
  • Community - Chemical Plant Trophy (Best Level Design) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Radiant Emerald Trophy (Best Special Stage Design) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - Roller the Badnik in Sonic 3 A.I.R. by MyDudeYT
  • Community - Professor Pickle Trophy (Most Entertaining) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - Roller the Badnik in Sonic 3 A.I.R. by MyDudeYT
  • Community - Polygon Jim Trophy (Most "WTF?!") - Roller the Badnik in Sonic 3 A.I.R. by MyDudeYT
  • Judged - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - Sonic Essence - First Splash by Team_REDream
  • Community - Chaotix Trophy (Best Team Entry) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Rivals Trophy (Best Multiplayer Entry) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R. (v0.8) by HazelSpooder
  • Community - Storybook Trophy (Best Cutscenes) - Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R. (v0.8) by HazelSpooder
  • Judged - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Mighty, Ray, & Amy in Sonic 3 A.I.R. by iCloudius
  • Community - Emerl Trophy (Best Character Implementation) - Mighty, Ray, & Amy in Sonic 3 A.I.R. by iCloudius
  • Judged - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R. (v0.8) by HazelSpooder
  • Community - EggRobo Trophy (Best Boss Design) - Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R. (v0.8) by HazelSpooder
  • Judged - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - Sonic Essence - First Splash by Team_REDream
  • Community - Motobug Trophy (Best Enemy Design) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Sonic Essence - First Splash by Team_REDream
  • Community - Mania Trophy (Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Spinball Trophy (Best Entry of a Game Not Commonly Modified) - NOT AWARDED
  • Judged - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic Essence - First Splash by Team_REDream
  • Community - Blaze Trophy (Most Potential) - Sonic Essence - First Splash by Team_REDream
  • Judged - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - NOT AWARDED
  • Community - Silver Trophy (Most Improved Since Last Year) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania
  • Judged - Studiopolis Trophy (Best Voted by Media Panel) - Sonic Megamix Mania (v0.9) by Team Megamix Mania

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