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Awards Definitions

Awards Eligibility

In order for a creation to be eligible for an award, it must be labeled with a MOC card. If a creation has been at Brickworld previously, it will only be eligible for an award if it has undergone significant modification. Determination of whether modifications are significant is the sole responsibility of the judges. Brickworld listed collaborative displays are exempted from this eligibility restriction to encourage continued building in that theme. Brickworld Master can be awarded to an individual only once.

Awards

Best of Brickworld Chicago Film – Attendee

Decision Type: Other

This award is for the film submitted to the Brickworld Film Festival will be awarded to the film submitted by a convention attendee that receives the most votes from the audience at the festival screening.

Best of Brickworld Chicago Film – International

Decision Type: Other

This award is for the film submitted to the Brickworld Film Festival will be awarded to the film that receives the most votes from the audience at the festival screening.

Best of Brickworld Chicago Film – Judges' Choice

Decision Type: Judged

This award is for the film submitted to the Brickworld Film Festival will be awarded to the film submitted by a convention attendee that is the best combination of technical, visual, aural, and storytelling elements as deemed by the Cinema Coordinators.

Best Mechanical

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award refers to a creation with mechanical function that displays complex mechanics in motion or in moving an object. It may or may not be computerized. But, computer control of simple motion is not the same as a complex mechanical motion. Looks of the creation are a very minor consideration for judging and should be a minor consideration when placing your vote. This category is not about the best looking creation with movement. It is about being the most mechanically imaginative. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best GBC Module

Decision Type: Judged

Award for best Great Ball Machine (GBC) module that shows the most innovation, imagination and originality. Reliability and overall apparel are key factors. This can be awarded to a module that has previously been displayed at Brickworld Chicago.

Best Special Effects

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting
New for 2022
Award for best creation that has added special effects, such as motion, lights and/or sound. This award is aimed at builds that incorporate elements beyond just the brick building techniques to enhance the presentation or overall concept of the build.

Best Constraction

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting
New for 2022
Award for best creation built using the Character and Creature Build System (CCBS). Creations do not have to be a creature or figure, but a significant portion of the build should use the CCBS (AKA Bionicle/Herofactory).

Best Train

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best train engine or car. This can be in any scale and does not have to be operational.

Best Youth Creation

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best creation built by a youth fan 12 years old or younger and can be any theme.

Best Teen Creation

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting
New for 2022
Award for best creation built by a teenage fan 18 years old or younger and can be any theme.

Best Land Vehicle

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best land traversing vehicle creation, this can be in any scale and excludes trains.

Best Sea Vessel

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best water traversing vehicle creation, this can be in any scale and does not need to float.

Best Spacecraft

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best outer space vehicle creation, this can be in any scale.

Best Air Ship

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best flying vehicle creation, this can be in any scale and does not need to actually fly.

Best Creature

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best (non-constraction) creature creation, this can be in any scale and can be a bust or complete creature.

Best Large Building

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best large building, non-medieval, creation. Large buildings are defined as any minifig-scale and larger builds, and any building with a large footprint, regardless of scale, will also be in this category.

Best Small Building

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best small building, non-medieval creation. Small buildings are defined as anything minifig-scale or smaller. Large footprint builds, regardless of scale, will be put under large building category.

Best Medieval Building

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best medieval building creation, this can be in any scale and any size, and includes castle and fantasy genres.

Best Micro-scale

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting
New for 2022
Award for best creation in micro scale. Micro-scale is defined as anything smaller than minifig-scale. Micro-scale may include both building and non-building creations. Micro-scale buildings can be in small building or in micro-scale.

Best Vignette

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best vignette creation, which captures a scene and can be in any scale, and should be smaller than a baseplate.

Best Mecha

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best mecha creation, this should be an exoskeleton operated by a pilot.

Best Artwork

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best non-mosaic artwork. Creations in this category will be judged based on both building technique and message/content of the work.

Best Mosaic

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best creation or recreation of a two-dimensional image.

Best Humor

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best humorous creation.

Best Life-sized

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best creation in 1:1 scale.

Previously known as Best Replica.

Best Pop Culture

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting
New for 2022
Award for the creation that best replicates something in pop culture that is not 1:1 scale.

Best Star Wars

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting
New for 2022
Award for best Star Wars creation, this can be in any scale.

Best Individual Large Layout

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best layout that is built by a single person. This Layout can be a singular large build, or a series of builds that add up to a single uniform layout. Large layout is generally 6 or more baseplates.

Best Individual Small Layout

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting
New for 2022
Award for best layout that is built by a single person. This Layout can be a singular large build, or a series of builds that add up to a single uniform layout. Small is generally 6 or less baseplates.

Best Train Layout

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best Train layout, built either individually or by a group which features an operational train track. Given the evolutions of large train layouts, train layouts are eligible for awards if a previous iteration has been displayed and may win awards multiple years.

Best Large Group Layout

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Award for best Group layout, built by a large group of builders that create the most impressive and/or striking group creation. Large group is generally 4 or more builders.

Previous known as Best Group Layout

Best Small Group Layout

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting
New for 2022
Award for best Group layout, built by a small group of builders that create the most impressive and/or striking group creation. Small group is generally 3 or fewer builders.

Brickworld Master

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

Lifetime award to the individual that represents the finest of all builders at Brickworld. It represents their entire body of work at Brickworld and is not limited to a single year’s display or contributions but lifetime of work. This is about the combined artistic and creative innovations combined with greatest skill and execution and represents the Best of Brickworld.

Brickworld Master builder is also responsible for the Gugick trophies - a small build that will be placed on everyone's display the subsequent year. Individuals can only win Brickworld Masters once a lifetime.

Best In Show

Decision Type: Other

Awarded for the creation/layout that is considered best display at the event. This takes into consideration both attendee and public interest and excitement.

Judges’ Award

Decision Type: Judged

Two awards are awarded to two creations that are awesome which do not fit into nominations. This judged award is determined after the nomination process.

Theme Incorporation

Decision Type: Judged

Award for best creation that fits the yearly theme.

World of Lights Award

Decision Type: Judged

Award for best creation using lighting as seen during the world of lights. This award is judged and sponsored by Lifelites.

Display Accessibility

Decision Type: Judged

Awarded to the person/group that does the most to make a display accessible to widest variety of people, which may included viewing angles for people in a wheelchair or young children, playable features, visual impairment features etc. This award is as much about the person/people tending the display than the actual display.

The creation can be awarded multiple years.

Previously known as Inclusivity Award