Sonic Hacking Contest 2021

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  1. Spanner

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    It's that time of the year again...

    Apologies for another March announcement.

    Whilst it was our intention to announce earlier this year, the major changes this year, as well as other things to address, caused another delay which was beyond our control, we can only apologise for that.

    In any case, people have more than enough time to plan for this year, and there will be those intending to submit, would possibly have been working on potential entries long before this announcement.

    Contrary to previous threads, all information regarding the Contest and Expo this year can be accessed by going to this page.

    A few major changes have been made compared to the previous year, the biggest change being a complete split in contest judging, which means separate judges for each category (Retro / 3D / 2DPC).

    Here are the dates to remember for this year:

    CONTEST DEADLINE - End of Sunday 12th September
    UPDATES DEADLINE - End of Sunday 19th September
    EXPO DEADLINE - End of Sunday 26th September
    CONTEST WEEK - Monday 11th to Sunday 17th October

    If you have any questions regarding this year, you can use this thread, or contact us on the SHC Discord Server.

    If there are any issues, please contact us directly using the Contact Us Form available on the page.

    Please stay tuned to this thread for information on the usual trailer and when the website opens for submissions.

    It will be up when it's up.™

    Ready, Set, Procrastinate!!
     
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    It's time for an update regarding this year's Contest. Please see the 2021 information page.

    • There's just a few months away before the deadlines. The site should be updated and available for submissions by August allowing for at least one month's window of submissions to the Contest and Expo. When the site is available we will let you know. In the mean time please prepare your entries so that you are ready to go as soon as the site goes up, and remember there is an updates period too (the Expo does not, as it is not judged).

    • We have clarified a few things regarding 2DPC entries and what is part of the 2DPC section. This includes the status of Sonic 3 A.I.R submissions as there have been some people asking about entering those.

    • Without saying much for now, we're introducing something this year that hasn't been included in any Contest or Expo before. You'll find out what it is when it is ready to go, all I will say is this has been something that should have been done a long time ago. Better late than never I guess..

    As always if you have any questions you can put them in the thread or use the other contact methods available to use.

    And remember, you can submit anything to the Contest or Expo provides it meets the criteria, including small demos of one or more levels for example.

    The SHC is the only time in the year where most people pay attention to hacks and mods after all.
     
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    We are now ready to accept submissions to the 2021 Contest and Expo for the Contest Week from 11th to 17th October!

    Please visit https://shc.zone to submit your entries and for all the news this year check out the newsletter.

    Due to delays in getting the site ready for this year’s submissions, which was out with our control, the Judges have decided to allow for an extension of the deadlines to ensure enough time is available to submit to the Contest.

    Here are the new deadlines, if you want to submit to the Contest or Expo:

    CONTEST DEADLINE - End of Sunday 12th September
    UPDATES DEADLINE - End of Sunday 19th September
    EXPO DEADLINE - End of Sunday 26th September
    CONTEST WEEK - Monday 11th to Sunday 17th October
     
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    Hey everyone. Just a few recent updates to make you all aware of. You can find more information here but here's a summary:
    • In the Rules and Guidelines page we have added a line regarding updates for 2DPC and 3D mods
    • Some fixes have been made to the files of the Mega Drive splash screen
    • The Sonic Mania splash screen has now been ported over to other RSDK games (Sonic 1 / 2 / CD)
    Finally, we would just like to remind everyone to check the submission rules and guidelines before you submit to either the Contest or Expo. All entries MUST be based on a Sonic game or ROM, and we reserve the right to reject any entry that does not meet the criteria, or is not eligible for submission. Thank you.
     
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    This is a reminder that you have until Sunday 12th September, at the end of the day, to submit something to the Sonic Hacking Contest.

    You must submit a fully playable entry of your submission by this date.

    After that, no further submissions will be accepted, however Expo entries (which are not judged) will still be accepted until the end of Sunday 26th September. There is no updates period for Expo entries.

    All Contest entries have until the end of Sunday 19th September to refine their submission and update it, then afterwards the Judges will be looking at them, for evaluations and trophies.

    Please note that it is the responsibility of the submitter to test their own entries for bugs, the deadline is the deadline, we do not normally accept any fixes beyond that date unless they are game critical, and even then it is a case by case basis, to avoid any more changes than what is needed. So please test your entry prior to finalising your submission.


    For more information, as well as a few other things that have been mentioned, check out the latest issue of the SHC Newsletter.
     
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    Final Reminder for Contest Submissions

    If you want to enter to the Contest, you MUST make an entry on the website, and ensure you have a fully playable build by the end of Sunday 12th September.

    Again, you have one week to refine your entry and fix any issues you find, and this has to be submitted and marked as Complete by the end of Sunday 19th September.

    Judges will be making use of next week to determine whether or not entries meet the Contest criteria, get moved to the Expo, or rejected altogether.

    Any moves will be advised through email. If you submitted to the Expo but want to swap it to the Contest (or vice versa), again we need to know by the end of today, as some have requested swaps.

    Expo entries and trailer clips will still be accepted until the end of Sunday 26th September, where there is no updates deadline and what is submitted by then must be marked as complete.

    If there's any issues with submitting something through the website, let us know.

    And a reminder, the deadlines are final, there will be no bugfix uploads allowed unless they are severely game critical, but you should be using the updates deadline / expo deadline to fully test out your entry.
     
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    Contest Entry Submissions are now CLOSED!

    Judges are checking all of the Contest entries to ensure they meet the guidelines. Some entries may be moved to the Expo, or be rejected, if they do not fulfil the eligibility criteria. You will be contacted if this occurs with your Contest entry. Updates can be still be made to Contest Entries until the end of 19th September. I would advise you to use this time wisely, and ensure any last minute bugs are resolved.

    As the Expo isn't judged, you are still able to submit an Expo entry until the end of 26th September.
     
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    Just throwing this out here, if anyone wants me to test their hacks and hunt for bugs, and/or if you want to have one of my complete playthroughs ready in advance, feel free to send me a private message.

    Interesting hacks only, I'm not going to play Green Hill Zone Act 42™.
     
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    Just a reminder that this is the last weekend before the updates deadline expires, at the end of Sunday 19th September.

    If you have a Contest entry, take advantage of polishing your entry up, as judging will commence once the deadline expires.

    And remember, make sure you have fully tested your entry for any problematic bugs, as there will be no bugfix uploads allowed unless they are severely game critical, but ideally we don't want any reuploads.
     
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    This is a reminder to everyone that the deadline for the Expo is the end of Sunday 26th September. After this point, no more Expo entries will be accepted, and all entries will be locked down. if you have any last minute changes to make, I suggest you get them in as soon as possible. Again, all entries (Contest and Expo) should follow the rules.

    The deadline for trailer submissions is also at the end of Sunday 26th September. Go here for more information on how to submit your clips for the Official Trailer.
     
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    The Expo Deadline has EXPIRED. No more entries or updates are possible. The Judges are now checking Expo entries for quality control purposes and any rejected entries will be emailed soon as to why.

    In the meantime, redhotsonic is working on the trailer, and we'll be showing it this coming Sunday 3rd October, along with the Contest and Expo entry list and this year's Media Panel Stream Schedule too!

    If you have a Contest or Expo entry this year you are entitled to a slot on our Developer Stream schedule to stream your own entry to anyone interested.

    We are trying this out this year, so book if you are interested.
     
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    In case you missed it (or didn't click the link to the newsletter), I thought I would share the the contest and expo entries lists for this years contest. Please note that this year the judging team is split into three categories.

    Contest Entries

    Retro:

    1. A.I.R Eevee in Sonic 1 by SonicFan214
    2. Big the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog by E-122-Psi
    3. Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    4. Silver Sonic: The Revenge by Roebloz
    5. SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
    6. Sonic 1 Blastless DX by vladikcomper
    7. Sonic 1 Definitive by Inferno
    8. Sonic 1 Flash Flood by TheInvisibleSun
    9. Sonic 2 Desynched by GTKoopa
    10. Sonic 2 Tailsplosion by GTKoopa
    11. Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by TheBlad768
    12. Sonic 3C Delta by Chainspike
    13. SONIC DELTA 40Mb (Sonic Delta Next) by Neto
    14. Sonic Sunventure SHC 2021 by Scrap_Brain
    15. Sonic the Hackable - Splash Hill Demo by CHRdutch
    16. Sonic the Hedgehog - Anniversary Edition by SophieDude
    17. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Anniversary Edition by SophieDude
    18. Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Pink Edition by E-122-Psi
    19. Sonic The Hedgehog: Ancient Isles by Catswell
    20. Tails Advent by lordxernom
    21. VTuber in Sonic 1 by ProjectFM
    3D:
    1. Apotos & Shamar Adventure Pack by tuanpingas
    2. Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir
    3. MISSION REPLACEMENT: SA1 Gamma-Timer Variant over Kill X Many Missions by Twilord
    4. Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    5. Sonic ‘06 - Emerald Coast by Nonami
    6. Sonic '06 - Seaside Hill by Knuxfan24
    7. Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu
    8. Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris by JotaroPowered
    9. Sonic Forces Overclocked - Freight Frenzy DEMO - SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    10. Sonic Forces Re-imagined - SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj
    11. Sonic Riders DX by AirKingNeo
    12. Sonic Riders Regravitified v1.0 by Xithl_kikorl
    13. Tropical Resort Act 1 in Sonic Forces by RobowilOFFICIAL
    14. Yoshi’s Island Zone DLC Restoration by Death
    2DPC:
    1. Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
    2. Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcNuggie
    3. SONIC CD: EPISODE METAL by jackelzxa
    4. Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
    5. Sonic the Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22
    6. Sonic Vintage by ZachmanAwesomeness
    Expo Entries

    Retro:

    1. Another South Island Adventure by DeltaWooloo
    2. Cursed Sonic 3 & Knuckles by MainMemory
    3. Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine - Spanish Translations (Latin America and European) by RadioTails
    4. Kaizonic Through Islands by FetalPepper66
    5. Sonic & Knuckles Master Edition SHC21 by Xebninmaj
    6. Sonic 1: 50hz = 60Hz (240p Edition) by vladikcomper
    7. Sonic 1: Encore Mode by VictorHedgehog
    8. Sonic 2 but with Chaotix Physics by Jdpense
    9. Sonic 2 CD Remix 2021 Demo by Pacca
    10. Sonic 2 PN Arcade by PikaNoob
    11. Sonic 2 Tag Team by Jdpense
    12. Sonic Black and White by TheInvisibleSun
    13. SONIC DEBUT by MCTravisYT
    14. Sonic Magnified by Giovanni
    15. Sonic Maxidrive (Rust Hill Demo for SHC 2021 Expo) by Speems
    16. Sonic Renovation by Adriano
    17. Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Return of Dr. Eggman by Alex Field
    18. Sonic The Hedgehog: Dark’s World Defeat: SHC Demo by rayisexpic
    19. Sonic: Angel Island Adventrue - The First Half (AIZ Demo) by saan1ty
    3D:
    1. Autodemo Windy Valley Hardmode (unfinished) by PurpleTwirler
    2. Colors Sonic by saguinee
    3. Cursed Hedgehogs 2: Ken the Penders™ by PkN0PE
    4. Customizable Results Music by MandM
    5. Kate the Wolf in SA2 by MainMemory
    6. Link Sonic by MandM
    7. Mushroom Zone Neo by PurpleTwirler
    8. SA1: The Emblem Challenge by Speeps
    9. Sonic ‘06 - Greenflower Zone by Knuxfan24
    10. Sonic 06: Super Hard Mode by GordonRamsay
    11. Sonic Adventure 2: Full Story by Xanderoni
    12. Sonic Colors DX Revised (HD overhaul) by threethan
    13. Sonic Colors: Episode Shadow by Lady_Luna
    14. Sonic Forces DLC Project Demo by SuperSonicThomas
    15. Sonic Generations - LATAM Translation Mod v2.0 by senorDane
    16. Sonic Heroes Advenced by Shadow Side
    17. Sonic Heroes: Encore Mode V0.7 by Sovic91
    18. Sony Hawk’s Pro Skater by Goalringmod27
    19. STH2006 Project Demo 5 by brianuuu
    2DPC:
    1. Burrotis’s Super Sonic in Sonic CD by SoN1c2001
    2. GORGEOUS LABYRINTH MOD [SHC2021 EXPO] by DarkVampireDee
    All entries can be downloaded and played from Monday 11th October to Sunday 17th October. If you haven’t already done so, sign up to https://shc.zone to be able to vote for the Community Trophies for the Contest entries as well. There's only 4 days to go...
     
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    On Sunday 10th October we're bringing you the Pre-Show, an annual tradition of showcasing past entries from the SHC Vault and maybe some new ones too.

    Retro: 7pm BST / 2pm EDT
    3D: 10pm BST / 5pm EDT
    2DPC: 1am BST / 8pm EDT

    Here's a reminder of our Contest Week streaming schedule. These are subject to change due to cancellations or other issues.

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    Finally, there are a very small amount of Developer Streams that were booked this year. These are entrants showing off their own entry, in their own way.

    These are on at the same time as the other streamers, you can catch up on VOD however.

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    All SHC entries can be downloaded from Monday 11th October and the Contest Week runs from then until the end of Sunday 17th October.

    Remember, to take part in the Community Trophy voting, you will need to register an account on the SHC website. Voting runs until the end of Saturday 16th October.
     
  16. D.A. Garden

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    We are LIVE now for this year's SHC Contest Week!
    All entries can now be downloaded and played!

    The Contest Week runs from Monday 11th to Sunday 17th October. You have until the end of Saturday 16th October to vote for the Community Trophies on the Contest Entries!
     
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    We're midweek through the Contest Week!

    Can I remind people we have a feedback form on what you like, didn't, what we can do better this year, as we always seek to improve for next year.

    There's a few things this year that we wanted to do, but couldn't, but there's always next year, for some new features.

    In the meantime fill out this form and don't forget we need your Community Trophy submissions by the end of Saturday 16th October!

    We intend to announce the results, Sunday 17th October at 7pm EDT (Monday 18th October 12am BST). They'll be pushed out through a few websites, and not through a results show this year.

    Thanks also to all the streamers so far with their content during the week!

    We're halfway through the week and there's still plenty of streams to go and plenty more games to play.

    Can I remind people to please be respectful towards them as well, they are our guests (just as the public are) and if they are having trouble with an entry let them sort it out, we will assist them when they ask for it.

    Some streamers like to do things their own way and that's okay. We do not control their content, we provide the entries, and can help set up when asked to.

    Many streamers are also busy and have other commitments before and after the Contest Week (and some just came back from other events too), please accept that we only have their attention for this week only for the most part.

    If you like what you see, please follow / subscribe them for more of their other content! They don't just stream Sonic games after all.

    Also, please can people understand, there are time constraints in play, and streamers may not be able to get around to playing everything in an entry, or things in particular.

    I understand if people get disappointed about that however the public are encouraged, to download and play the entries themselves, for the full experience, at https://shc.zone/

    We have had many great streams and even if some have had a few hiccups, the streamers have improved upon them - remember, many streamers are showing SHC more than once.

    At SHC, the door is always welcome for the streamers to return in 2022, as many have done in the previous years. So if they can make it, expect them to return for next year's SHC.

    Thanks for reading and let us know, what we can do better!

    P.S: We have a Sonic Riders DX invitational tournament on right now as Garrulous64 is unable to stream today, come and watch!
     
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    We've got a few hours left for you still to vote.

    Go to https://shc.zone and cast your votes if you have not yet - the entries with the most votes, win trophies.

    The results will be announced on Sunday at 7pm EDT (Monday 12am BST), along with the Judges' Evaluations too.
     
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    This is just a reminder that the results will be announced here on Sunday at 7pm EDT (Monday 12am BST). Judges' Evaluations will also be available at this time. I look forward to the results as much as the rest of you.
     
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    Thank you to everyone for yet another successful Contest Week!

    The submissions received this year were certainly enjoyed by many and we have a solid list of trophies to announce - both Judged and Community.

    Congratulations to all the winners and those who received honourable mentions too - if you did not win, please try again for next year as there were many submissions which absolutely should come back next year with an updated submission, whether it’s more levels, features, the list goes on…

    Please read the entire newsletter, as we have a few more things after the trophies!


    THE TOP THREE TROPHY WINNERS


    TOP THREE RETRO (JUDGED)
    1st – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    2nd – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    3rd - Sonic 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)
    1st - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    2nd – Sonic ’06 – Emerald Coast by Nonami
    3rd – Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj

    TOP THREE 3D (COMMUNITY)
    1st - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    2nd – Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    3rd – Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj

    TOP THREE 2DPC (JUDGED)
    1st - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcNuggie
    2nd – Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
    3rd – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

    TOP THREE 2DPC (COMMUNITY)
    1st - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcNuggie
    2nd – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
    3rd – Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic

    RETRO CATEGORY TROPHY WINNERS

    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 CATEGORY TROPHY WINNERS

    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
    2DPC SECTION TROPHY WINNERS
    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

    CONTEST EVALUATIONS FROM THE JUDGES
    Unlike previous years, when people had to wait some time for them to be done, we made sure to do something about it this year, all judges were expected to have their evaluations ready with their trophy voting.

    And we have done so! Please click the following link where you can access our Google Drive folder with all the evaluations for each category.

    Do note that SuperEgg has had some unfortunate computer troubles, they may be uploaded in a day or two, but the other judges have all evaluations.

    SEND IN YOUR FEEDBACK FOR SHC

    We value all your feedback to let us know how we did with this year’s event and what we should do for next year’s Contest Week.

    We have tried our absolute best to improve from last year which could have been done better, and we do know there are still some things we need to do.

    Whether it’s site improvements, entry access, an area just for entrants to include things for Judges and Media Panel only such as save files, changing the trophies (including bringing back the themed names - we’ll get back to you about that), there really is a lot we could do better.

    The evaluations for SHC will remain open for a few weeks, if you get some time please fill in the form and let us know what you thought!

    SHC 2022 CONTEST WEEK ANNOUNCED!
    For once, you will not have to wait until next year to know the date of this.

    We are announcing that the SHC Contest Week will take place from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th October!

    All the details including the deadlines and changes made for next year will be announced in due course, so please wait.

    For more SHC news, including special thanks, and our next steps, please read the newsletter!