Third Annual Saxxy Awards

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It's almost awards season, and that can only mean one thing: For the next two months people from Hollywood are going to give each other spray-painted trophies and play music in the middle of one another's acceptance speeches. And when all the dust settles, all the Steven Spielbergs and Tom Hankses of the world will look down at their dumb little statuettes and think, "I wish I'd gotten a Saxxy."
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The Third Annual Saxxy Awards is a Team Fortress 2 contest announced on October 2, 2013. The event is based on that of the previous years.

The categories are "Best Comedy", "Best Action", "Best Drama", "Best Short" and "Best Overall". A short category was added this year to give a better chance to those who make great videos in under a minute. This year all entries needed to be made with Source Filmmaker, so no films from the Replay Editor could be accepted.

The Rules

  • Entries must be no longer than 5 minutes, except for entries to the Short category, which can be no longer than 1 minute.
  • Each entry must be at least 720p.
  • Entries must be rendered using the Source Filmmaker, although those renders can be further edited with post-production tools for titling and other effects.
  • Entries must be submitted using the Source Filmmaker's Submit Video to Saxxy Awards menu option.
  • Only entries submitted between Nov. 11, 4:00 PM and Nov. 18, 4:00 PM PST will be considered. (between 00:01 Nov. 12 and 23:59 Nov. 18, GMT).
  • Voting begins Nov. 18 and continues until Nov 24
  • Winners, selected by Valve from the community-chosen nominees, will be announced by Nov. 26.
  • All co-creators must be finalized by the submission deadline to be considered.
  • You are free to use any Valve IP.
  • If you use any non-Valve IP, you must be the copyright owner or have explicit permission from the owner and include a URL to the included work or creator's online presence in the description of your entry. This includes music, character likeness, etc. Any submissions found to be infringing non-Valve IP will be disqualified.
  • Multiple submissions per person are fine.
  • Submissions must be free of advertisements.


Voting began on November 18, 2013, and ended on November 24 at midnight GMT. Voting was available to those with a Steam account and Team Fortress 2.



At 4:00 pm PST, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, winners were announced on the Source Filmmaker site.

All winners received a Saxxy for their accomplishment.

The winner of Best Overall will be flown to Seattle, WA for a tour of Valve and to meet Valve's filmmakers.

The winners of each category were announced through a global announcement with all the creators named. Players were given the option to watch the entry through Steam's in-game browser.

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