The Sonic Site Awards 2002: PHASE 3 CEREMONY – The Winners!

Welcome one, welcome all, to the biggest event in the Sonic online community calendar! That’s right, it’s the Sonic Site Awards 2002! We had a fantastic time last year, discovering all sorts of brand new Sonic fan sites and becoming closer as a community. This time, we’re hosting a big online party to celebrate the winners of 2002, and you’re all invited!

Bring your best suit/dress, and tune in to our Phase 3 Ceremony today at 3:00pm GMT (10:00am EST in the US). Below you’ll find links to the Sonic Stadium MB, which will include a special forum to chat about the SSA and the awards; the AOL Instant Messenger Chat Room, so you can chat to other live; and soon throughout the day you’ll find special SSA AIM Buddy Icons to use!

  • Click here to join the chat on The Sonic Stadium MB!
  • Click here to join the chat on AOL Instant Messenger Chat!

AIM Chat Icons:

The SSA Ceremony Broadcast can be listened to also – click the links below. Due to some weirdness, it comes in an oddly-evened out two-parter – click Part 1, then when that is finished, click on Part 2. It’s in MP3 format, so make sure you got Windows Media Player or WinAmp at the ready!

You’ll notice that the Awards for each category will appear one by one over the course of the night as well, so that if you haven’t caught the broadcast, you’ll be able to see the winners in text. You’ll also be able to pick up your award this way, if you are the winner of the category in which the award is being displayed for!

Listen to the Ceremony Broadcast!

SSA 2002 Ceremony Broadcast PART ONE
157kb, 1 minute 20 seconds

SSA 2002 Ceremony Broadcast PART TWO
2.77MB, 24 Minutes 14 Seconds

SSA 2002: The Winners!

Well, what a year it has been. The Sonic Site Awards is now officially over, and Shadow of a Hedgehog remains the winner of the SSA for this year. As well as some records broken I feel – Neon Chaos’ site has won the most consecutive Sonic Site Awards in one year. Well done to him!

Neon Chaos has made an excellent impression with Shadow of a Hedgehog this year – although changing the layout several times didn’t seem to faze the visitors, the emphasis on SoaH was always innovation, a thing that is all too little in this Online Community, and a point that sites such as SoaH and the Sonic Stadium are trying to enforce. Neon, congratulations!

And well done to all of you – the nominees, the fans of the nominees’ sites, and the winners. Next year is all about making things better and improving them. If you haven’t won this year, then do not fear, you were good enough to become nominated by the people, and that in itself makes you a winner!

Funniest Sonic Site 2002

1st.   Dirty Power – 114 VOTES
2nd.  The Green Hill Zone – 77 VOTES
3rd.   The Moogle Cavern – 35 VOTES
4th.   The Super Sonic Super Site – 33 VOTES
5th.   The Domain of Netraptor – 12 VOTES

‘Sonic News’ Award for Best Reporter 2002

1st.   Pepperidge – 84 VOTES
2nd.  Neon Chaos – 66 VOTES
3rd.   Tristan Bresnen – 63 VOTES
4th.   Lisa – 41 VOTES
5th.   ZinDinTimeYUM – 18 VOTES

Information Station Award 2002

1st.   Sonic Stuff Research Group – 94 VOTES
2nd.  Sonic Central – 68 VOTES
3rd.   Sonic PC – 36 VOTES
4th.   Mystic Mobius – 31 VOTES
5th.   ShenSonic Homepage – 25 VOTES

Fan Game Award 2002

1st.   Sonic Robo Blast 2 – 92 VOTES
2nd.  Sonic: The Fated Hour – 49 VOTES
3rd.   Collision Demo – 38 VOTES
4th.   When Team 3 Gets Bored – 37 VOTES
5th.   ShenSonic Demo3 – 31 VOTES

Coolest Downloads Award 2002

1st.   Shadow of a Hedgehog – 111 VOTES
2nd.  Sonic Fan Games HQ – 55 VOTES
3rd.   Sonic – 41 VOTES
4th.   The Super Sonic Super Site – 33 VOTES
5th.   Sonic PC – 24 VOTES

Fan Game Developer Award 2002

1st.   Sonic Team Junior – 90 VOTES
2nd.  Neon Chaos – 69 VOTES
3rd.   SimSonic – 35 VOTES
4th.   SonKnuck Team – 30 VOTES
5th.   Cinossu – 22 VOTES

Most Colourful Sonic Site Award 2002

1st.   Shadow of a Hedgehog – 118 VOTES
2nd.  The Super Sonic Super Site – 67 VOTES
3rd.   Sonic Central – 25 VOTES
4th.   SonKnuck’s World – 21 VOTES
5th.   Iris & Sonic’s Vacation Spot – 19 VOTES

MIDI Artist of the Year Award 2002

1st.   John Weeks – 109 VOTES
2nd.  Knuckles X-Treme – 59 VOTES
3rd.   Jarel Jones – 35 VOTES
4th.   Gerry R. Cueto, Jr. 22 VOTES
5th.   Ztrop – 21 VOTES

Most Evolved Website Award 2002

1st.   Shadow of a Hedgehog – 113 VOTES
2nd.  Dirty Power – 88 VOTES
3rd.   Sonic Fighters – 24 VOTES
4th.   ShenSonic homepage – 20 VOTES
5th.   Sonic Thugz – 12 VOTES

Fan Fic Writer Award 2002

1st.   Netraptor – 87 VOTES
2nd.  Tails Fan – 55 VOTES
3rd.   Shayne Thames – 47 VOTES
4th.   Nicholas D. Wolfwood – 32 VOTES
5th.   Kevin Lu – 26 VOTES

Favourite Forum Award 2002

1st.   Mobius Forum [MoFo] – 63 VOTES
2nd.  SoaH City – 56 VOTES
3rd.   tSf MB – 50 VOTES
4th.   SFGHQ General Discussion – 44 VOTES
5th. – 41 VOTES

Fan Comic Award 2002

1st.   Sonic Adventure 2 – 66 VOTES
2nd.  Shadow the Comic – 63 VOTES
3rd.   Other-M – 57 VOTES
4th.   I like Pie – 56 VOTES
5th.   Sonic Shadows – 38 VOTES

Fan’s Hero Award 2002

1st.   Sonic Guy – 69 VOTES
2nd.  SimSonic – 57 VOTES
3rd.   Shayne Thames – 46 VOTES
4th.   Zin – 37 VOTES
5th.   _StreetSonic_ – 36 VOTES

Sonic MP3 Remix Award 2002

1st.   Ice Cap Theme [Frozen Knuckles Mix] – Rayza – 69 VOTES
2nd.  Sonic 3 & Knuckles Boss Remix – DJGamer2K – 54 VOTES
3rd.   Sonic 2 – Underground Zone – SSNTails – 45 VOTES
4th.   Sonic 1 – Lightning Star OC Remix – Jaxx – 41 VOTES
5th.   Sonic 3 Act 1 Boss [Sonic Does Chronic Mix] – Rayza – 33 VOTES

Favourite Webmaster Award 2002

1st.   Neon Chaos – 87 VOTES
2nd.  Sonic Adventurer – 72 VOTES
3rd.   Rlan – 70 VOTES
4th.   CyberSonic708 – 24 VOTES
5th.   JL – 9 VOTES

Sonic Artist Award 2002

1st.   Sonic Adventurer – 110 VOTES
2nd.  Darkspeeds (Elson Wong) – 48 VOTES
3rd.   Generation8 – 37 VOTES
4th.   Johnathon L. – 28 VOTES
5th.   NukuNukuCat – 27 VOTES

Sonic Boom Box Award 2002

1st.   tSFM Radio – 87 VOTES
2nd. – 45 VOTES
3rd.   Blazefire Radio – 39 VOTES
4th.   Overclocked Remix – 39 VOTES
5th.   Sonic Spin Radio – 31 VOTES

Best Sonic Hoaxer Award 2002

1st.   Pyro Sonic – 62 VOTES
2nd.  Kulock – 56 VOTES
3rd.   Matt the Yak – 51 VOTES
4th.   Andy V’Ner – 43 VOTES
5th.   Ultimo – 29 VOTES

Worth It Award 2002

1st.   The Moogle Cavern – 78 VOTES
2nd.  ShenSonic Homepage – 46 VOTES
3rd.   Sonic Central – 38 VOTES
4th.   Sonic Fighters – 35 VOTES
5th.   Khaoxx Media – 23 VOTES


1st.   Shadow of a Hedgehog – 110 VOTES
2nd.  SonicVerse Team – 62 VOTES
3rd.   Sonic Team – 36 VOTES
4th.   Sonic Central – 33 VOTES
5th.   ShenSonic Homepage – 12 VOTES

See You Next Year!

I’m outta time, but make sure you stick around The Sonic Stadium during 2003, it’s gonna be a blast! Also, keep an eye out for The Sonic Site Awards 2003 – starting in July!

Thanks to David Carron for making the base award images.

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