It’s that time of the year again where EDU’s
Golden Item Awards are handed out. For those who don’t know what they
are, the Golden Item Awards are awards that honor amazing Zelda
Community sites for their effort and hard work. In last years GIAs, we
here at ZeldaInformer won the Golden Bomb Plant for most stunning site.
Read on for the winners of this years awards.
Golden Deku Nut for Most Unique Site – Zelda Classic
Classic is a site that has been around for 10 years, and was originally
started to recreate LoZ for computer. After completing this the site
released ZQuest. ZQuest was a guest editor that allowed you to create
your own Zelda levels and even complete fangames! Combine that with a
helpful tutorial and a great community, and it should not be doubted
that Zelda Classic deserved the award this year.
Golden Bomb Plant for Most Stunning Site – Zelda Universe
Year ZU held a donation drive to raise money to hire a professional
designer to completely revamp the look of the site. Needless to say
they were able to raise enough money. The entire design is in 3D, too—images pop out, and scroll bars look as
if they are inside of pillars. I’d say that ZU definitely deserve this
Golden Ocarina for Most Aspiring Site – Zelda Temple
a time when news in the Zelda world comes few and far between, Zelda
Temple still manages to break from the clusters of run-of-the-mill
fansites, with its ever growing content and media sections. If what
they have going at the moment is any sign at all of what the future
holds, this site could emerge as one of the top Zelda fansites around.
If they can continue to work this hard, that is.
Golden Light Arrow for Most Lively Forums – Legends and Adventure
can have the greatest content in the world and the most frequent news
updates in all of the internets, but they’re nothing without a lively
community to fall back on. Wthout one, something just feels empty. This
is not the case over at Legend and Adventure, who have been building a
strong community since 2001.
Golden Mirror Shield for Lifetime Achievement – North Castle
it comes to managing a website, a lot of people start off strong, but
eventually get burned out and watch as their site slowly dies. North
Castle is the complete opposite. They’ve been trudging along since
1997, long before the lot of you were born. And they’re still going
strong today, which is truly astonishing. They’re like the Rolling
Stones of Zelda websites.