Golden Gnome Awards

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The Golden Gnome Awards are an annual major Oscar-like award competition held by Jagex, that occurs every RuneFest. It has multiple categories, including videos, livestreaming, art, and cosplay. As of 2020, there have been 10 Golden Gnome Awards held: one in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

In the first 2 events, Party Pete hosted the award ceremonies, and a selection of well known Jagex Moderators including Mark Gerhard and Paul Gower. In 2013, it was hosted by Mod Mark and Mod Paul M. In 2015, it was hosted by Mod Balance. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, several JMods hosted the event announcing the categories and winners. The ceremony took take place the night before RuneFest in 2019. In 2020, the awards were presented through Twitch.

The rewards include a real-life gnome, an in-game Golden gnome and a Golden gnome hat.

2020[edit | edit source]

Players voted on nominations and on who the winner should be. The categories and winners were:

Category Nomination Winner
Video Best New RuneScape Video Creator Hanannie
Best New Old School RuneScape Video Creator 9Rain
Best RuneScape Video ProtoxxGaming
Best Old School RuneScape Video xzact and Rendi
Best RuneScape Video Creator Maikeru
Best Old School RuneScape Video Creator J1mmy
Art Best New RuneScape Artist Suizzy
Best New Old School RuneScape Artist CrumbOSRS
Best RuneScape Artistic Creation Mavrick882
Best Old School RuneScape Artistic Creation LilSmokey
Best RuneScape Artist Willoway
Best Old School RuneScape Artist 7th Sleeper
Streaming Best New RuneScape Streamer mika279
Best RuneScape Streamer Maikeru
Best New Old School RuneScape Streamer Synq
Best Old School RuneScape Streamer Odablock
Community Best Music Creation J1mmy
Best Cosplay Prop NoxiousIRL
Best Cosplay Costume Altf4
Community Achievement Award Faux
Community Champion RS and OSRS Wikis

2019[edit | edit source]

Players voted on nominations and a poll on who the winner should be. The categories and winners were:

Category Nomination Winner
Video Best New RS Video Maker DarkWorldOrder
Best New OSRS Video Maker J1mmy
Best RS Video Maker Maikeru
Best OSRS Video Maker Settled
RS Video of the Year Will Miss It[2019 1]
OSRS Video of the Year LilSmokey[2019 2]
Streaming Best New RS Streamer RS_Nate
Best New OSRS Streamer Roidie
Best RS Streamer TheRSGuy
Best OSRS Streamer SparcMac
Art Best New RS Artist Grommy Art
Best New OSRS Artist 7th Sleeper
Best Artistic Creation Zuhaar, Grommy Art & 7th Sleeper[2019 3]
Best Artist Dagna
Cosplay Most Creative Cosplay Toxic Oxpar[2019 4]
Best cosplay Golden Light[2019 5]
Community Community champion Prezleek
  1. ^ RuneScape Historical Timeline 1998-2018
  2. ^ Swampletics Exposed
  3. ^ Thank you for your service Mod Mat K
  4. ^ Plague Doctor
  5. ^ Bandos with Scythe

2018[edit | edit source]

Players voted on nominations but an internal panel at Jagex determined who should win the award. The categories and winners were:

Category Nomination Winner
Video RuneScape Video of the Year Will Miss It [2018 1]
OSRS Video of the Year TanzooRS & Virtoso [2018 2]
Best New RuneScape Video Maker Ravlar RS
Best New OSRS Video Maker DitterBitter
Best RuneScape Video Maker Maikeru RS
Best OSRS Video Maker Torvesta
Streaming Best New RuneScape Streamer Wazzy
Best New OSRS Streamer Purpp
Best Old School Streamer MmorpgRS
Best RuneScape Streamer TheRSGuy
Art Best Artistic Creation Vicky Ligt [2018 3]
Best Artist Zuhaar
Cosplay Most Creative Cosplay Leki [2018 4]
Best cosplay Golden Light [2018 5]
Community Community champion Tracy Roshur
  1. ^ The Completionist Heist
  2. ^ OLDSCHOOLS BIGGEST CHALLENGE ft. C Engineer, Mod Ayiza, Soup, Gunschilli, Manked, Ianspam, DVS &Jack
  3. ^ Saradomin Godsword
  4. ^ King Black Dragon
  5. ^ Guthan with LED inferno cape

2017[edit | edit source]

Jagex moderators voted and chose the 2017 winners. The categories and winners were:

Category Nomination Winner
Video Video of the Year SirPugger [2017 1]
Best New Video Maker C Engineer
Best RuneScape Video Maker FatNooblet
Best Old School Video Maker GunsChilli
Streaming Best New Streamer Manked
Best RuneScape Streamer RuneScapeOmid
Best Old School Streamer Faux
Art Best Artistic Creation Maximus Gugu [2017 2]
Best Artist AngelsScapes
Cosplay Most Creative Cosplay Plushie Tum [2017 3]
Best Cosplay Dewydd [2017 4]
Community Community Champion Mr Mammal
Lifetime Achievement Woox
  1. ^ Pretending to be a girl in RuneScape
  2. ^ RuneScape pop-up book
  3. ^ Terrorbird mount cosplay
  4. ^ Wizard Chambers cosplay

2016[edit | edit source]

Streaming awards were decided by player vote, and the majority of the rest were decided by JMods. The categories and winners for the 2016 Golden Gnome Awards were:

Category Nomination Winner
RuneScape Best RuneScape Video Maker Will Miss It
Best RuneScape Video Tehnoobshow
Best RuneScape Streamer Rsgloryandgold
Best RuneScape Streaming Moment TheThorRs
Old School RuneScape Best Old School Video Maker A Friend
Best Old School Video Mr Bug
Best Old School Streamer B0aty
Best Old School Streaming Moment Mmorpgrs
Community Best Artist Prezleek
Best Artistic Creation Dojo Buster [2016 1]
Best Cosplay - player selected Teezkut
Best Cosplay - JMod selected Sen
Community Champion B0aty
RS3 Hall of Fame Le me
OSRS Hall of Fame Woox
Lifetime Achievement Everyone - SpecialEffect [2016 2]
  1. ^ Zaros drawing
  2. ^ This Golden Gnome can be found in-game in the Legends' Guild's garden.

2015[edit | edit source]

Again, the majority of the award winners were picked by JMods, and the audience also picked the winners of the cosplay categories. The categories and winners for the 2015 Golden Gnomes were:

Category Nomination Winner
Art Best Artwork Legend Arts [2015 1]
Best Comic Prezleek [2015 2]
Best Real-Life Creation Iron Medi [2015 3]
Best Female Cosplay Zilyana cosplay
Best Male Cosplay Teezkut
Live-Stream Most RuneScape Entertaining Moment JimSauce [2015 4]
Most Old School Entertaining Moment Skill Specs [2015 5]
Best RuneScape Streamer JimSauce
Best Old School Streamer B0aty
Video Best RuneScape Video Guide TheCompleteRS [2015 6]
Best Old School Video Guide Mr Mammal [2015 7]
Best RuneScape Original Content Will Miss It [2015 8]
Best Old School Original Content Egg Beard [2015 9]
Best RuneScape Video Maker Will Miss It
Best Old School Video Maker M0te pl0x
Special Categories Community Champion Pur
Hall of Fame
  • Rank 2: Forsberg888
  • OSRS rank 1: Lynx Titan
  • Rank 1 Hardcore Ironman: LoveDrunk
  • OSRS Rank 1 Ironman: Lezley
Unsung Hero Jagex's IT operations team
Special Recognition RajjPatel[2015 10]
Lifetime Achievement Andrew and Paul Gower
  1. ^ New Domina Fenale
  2. ^ Proper Use of Overloads
  3. ^ Frozen Prison
  4. ^ Sara Pet Reaction
  5. ^ 73 Fight
  6. ^ CompleteQBD
  7. ^ KBD Guide
  8. ^ Thrones of Gielinor
  9. ^ Troll Splashing
  10. ^ Rajj was awarded the Special Recognition for raising a Charity Stream to Alexander, a player who has suffered from cancer at a young age and opened a Make-a-wish request to go to Jagex HQ. Alexander is the only person that has an Irl Gnome and the In-game pet that didn't really win a Golden Gnome.

2014[edit | edit source]

In 2014, 22 gnomes were given out in total across wide array of categories. Awards were given out for:

The majority of the award winners were picked by JMods, with three of the awards given for activities held during the day, and the audience picking the winners of the cosplay categories.

A few new categories were introduced this year for live-streaming, and the Community Champion.

Category Nomination Winner
Art Digital Art Award Xara[2014 1]
Hand Drawn Art Award Ismonia[2014 2]
Sculpture/Plushie Award Medi Lord[2014 3]
Elf Model Award Bond 007
Best Female Cosplay Sen[2014 4]
Best Male Cosplay Teezkut[2014 5]
Photo Cosplay Award NZD[2014 6]
Live-Stream Most Entertaining Moment Skill Specs
Most Original Content IronNoBank
Best Live Stream Series B0aty
Queen Black Dragon Speed Kill P_at_rick[2014 7]
Old School Corporeal Beast Solo Challenge L_Icy_L[2014 8]
Video Best Video Guide Munclesonkey[2014 9]
Best Machinima Video Skyzah[2014 10]
Best Live-Action Video Geese Go Moo
Best Video Series Will Miss It[2014 11]
Wish you were in RuneScape Realscaperz [2014 12]
Special Community Champion Princess Rae
Hall of Fame Drumgun[2014 13]
Lifetime Achievement B0aty
  1. ^ Zaros and Mah drawing
  2. ^ Fremennik girl drawing
  3. ^ Kal'Ger the Warmonger battle scene
  4. ^ Armadyl cosplay
  5. ^ Sirenic armour and Royal crossbow cosplay
  6. ^ Bandos armour cosplay
  7. ^ 01:13 kill
  8. ^ 1458 damage
  9. ^ Celestial dragons Guide and Loot: 160k+ Slayer XP/Hour [Runescape 2014]
  10. ^ The Adventure of a Tree!
  11. ^ Runescape - Stuff Players Says
  12. ^ Wish you were in RuneScape Entry
  13. ^ First player to achieve 200 million XP in every skill
Former CEO of Jagex Mod MMG was also given a special Golden Gnome Award for his contributions to the game over the years and Mod Campbell was given one for eating a whole chocolate cake with his hands tied behind his back.

2013[edit | edit source]

In 2013 there were 15 gnomes handed out. The categories were as follows. Most winners were decided by Jagex, with the exception of the cosplay categories, which were decided by audience cheering.

Category Winner
Best YouTube Channel Will Miss It
Best Art BornToDesign
Top Ranking Zamorakian & Saradominist
  • Saradominist: Sgt Tilley
  • Zamorakian: Awww
Best Livestream Bonesaw
Top Ranking Player Jake
Best Live Action Nozfrateu
Top Ranking Clan Maxed
Funniest Video Realscaperz
Machinima one-to-watch Zarakye
Best Guide A Friend
Lifetime Achievement Zezima
Best Female Cosplay Demolitione
Best Male Cosplay Rodeo wn

2011[edit | edit source]

For the 2011 awards there were 7 categories, as follows. 2 nominees were chosen by Jagex for each category with the exception of Best Video 2011, where 3 nominees were chosen. The winner was determined at RuneFest via voters in the audience, while the winner for Best Video Overall was determined by votes from the entire playerbase.

Category Winner
Best Use of Effects Nozferatu
Best Use of Sound Dale of Hope
Funniest Video BumBum007
Best Story Telling Prezleek
Best Voice Acting Evil Yakuza
Best Animation Jeffrey Son
Best Video 2011 BumBum007

2010[edit | edit source]

For the 2010 awards, entrants had a choice of 3 styles of video entries, which were Machinima, Live action or Animation, and for each of the styles, they could choose either the short story or RSMV (RuneScape Music Video) categories. For each of the categories, 2 entries were selected as finalists. The winners were as followed:

Category Winner
Best Machinima short story (YouTube link) Robz
Best Machinima RSMV (YouTube link) Neon Slay
Best live action short story (YouTube link) 1carrot - Odd One Out
Best live action RSMV (YouTube link) KKComics
Best animation short story (YouTube link) Mino-Tauros
Best animation RSMV (YouTube link) Josh1391

Prizes[edit | edit source]

An In-game Golden Gnome pet, named after the respective category won and a Golden gnome hat. Along with some extra prizes:

Year Extra Prizes
2010 A Big Ticket - an all expenses paid trip to the UK to visit Jagex Games studio
RuneScape merchandise
Lifetime membership
2011 Runescape merchandise
Lifetime membership
2013 3 months of membership
2014 1 year of memberhip
2016 N/A
2017 1 year of membership
2018 N/A
2019 N/A

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In 2013, player S U O M I achieved rank 1 overall before the Gnome ceremony, but because of the time the winners were decided, Jake won this prize.
  • If a player wins two or more categories, they will only be able to have one in-game.

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