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It is time again to convene the Steam Award Selection Committee, whose sole task is to nominate the best and brightest of the year. This esteemed committee is composed of those most qualified to judge: you! You must determine who elevated the medium of games, by metrics as unique as the field of contenders. To that end, we present a few new categories by which to measure greatness. The choice is yours – now go forth and nominate!
Game of the Year Award
Maybe it was its immersive gameplay, or its gripping story... its well-crafted characters, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer. Whatever the reason, the winner of this year's Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.
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VR Game of the Year Award
The VR Game of the Year isn't merely masquerading as regular reality. This game improves on reality, taking advantage of the medium of VR and pushing the boundaries of the virtual realm.
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Labor of Love Award
This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the debut of their creative baby, but being the good parents they are, these devs continue to nurture and support their creation. This game, to this day, is still getting new content after all these years.
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Better With Friends Award
There are some games out there that just aren't the same when you play by yourself. Maybe you need to have a friend to watch your back. Maybe you need to have a friend that you can stab in their back. Either way, fun is awaiting those who gather friends together play this game.
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Outstanding Visual Style Award
Visual style doesn't aspire to real-world graphical fidelity (though a noble goal in itself)… it describes a distinctive look and feel that suffuses an entire game.
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Most Innovative Gameplay Award
The designers of this game are at the front lines of creative experimentation, bringing a fresh perspective and brain-breaking surprises. This game delighted, inspired and entertained with newness never played before.
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Best Game You Suck At Award
This is the game that rewards persistence, and is not for the faint of heart. It's the toughest game we've ever loved.
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Best Soundtrack Award
This unsung hero deserves to be recognized for its outstanding musical score. It's the OST with the MOST!
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Outstanding Story-Rich Game Award
Some days, only a narrative-heavy game will hit the spot, and this one packs a wallop. It's as gripping as any soap opera, and as well-tuned as a prestige-TV screenplay. Bravissimo -- for making us feel things!
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Sit Back and Relax Award
This game is the antidote to a busy day. It's smooth, it's relaxing, it lets your worries melt away. This game is your moment of zen.
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COMPLETE THESE TASKS

Nominate at least 1 game
Nominate a game in each category
Play a game you've nominated
Review (or update your review) for a game you've nominated
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BADGE FAQS

Does the badge earn me XP?
Yes, each level of the badge gives an additional 25XP.
Where can I see all my badges?
You can see all your completed and in progress badges from your Badges page.
Do previous reviews count?
You’ll need to post a new review (for a game you’ve nominated) or update a review you previously posted. Make sure to nominate the game first.
Tell us why you think it should win.
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NOMINATION FAQS

Who can nominate a game for the Steam Awards?
To prevent nomination abuse and botting, any non-limited Steam account can nominate and vote in the Steam Awards.
How do I set my nominations?
To nominate games, search for them in the Steam store, then click “Nominate this game for an award” and select a category for that game.
Which games can I nominate?
For every category except Labor of Love, only games that released on Steam after the 2020 Autumn Sale (December 1st, 2020 at 10AM Pacific) will be eligible for nominations. For the Labor of Love category, all released games are eligible for nomination with the exception of previous year's winners (Warframe, GTA V and CS:GO).

Note that you will only be able to nominate a specific game for a Steam Award category once.
Can I edit my nominations?
Yes, click the "Edit" button above your current choice to change your nomination.
How do I share my nominees with my friends?
To share your nominees, click on the "Generate new link" button right below the Steam Award categories on this page. You'll be able to create a link to share your nominations page with your friends even if you haven't finished nominating for all categories. Generating a new link will invalidate any prior links.
When are the winners selected and announced?
You'll vote on winners from a pool of finalists (the top nominees) in each category during the Holiday Sale this December. Winners will be announced January 3rd @ 10AM PST.
Why should I participate?
Because your opinion matters!