Steam Awards nomination process and how to win the free badges

Steam Awards nomination (Image by Steam)
Steam Awards nomination (Image by Steam)

Valve’s Steam is without a doubt the biggest digital storefront on PC. Originally developed as a launcher for Half-Life, Steam is where most of the PC games are released. With localized pricing, achievements, and many other features, Steam is certainly a fan favorite platform.

Every year, Steam crowns deserving games with awards, which range from Game of the Year to Labor of Love, and the choices are entirely community-driven. As the first step of the awards, players have to select and nominate games from the store for an award. A game will be nominated for an award when a large section of the community nominates it.

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Steam Awards nomination categories

Every year players nominate and elect games across multiple categories, including the Game of the Year Award. The Nomination process has begun along with the annual Autumn Sale, while the voting process will take place during the Winter Sale in late December. The Winners will be declared on 3 January 2022.

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With that being said, here are the categories for nominations:

  • Game of the Year Award
  • VR Game of the Year Award
  • Labor of Love Award
  • Better With Friends Award
  • Outstanding Visual Style Award
  • Most Innovative Gameplay Award
  • Best Game You Suck At Award
  • Best Soundtrack Award
  • Outstanding Story-Rich Game Award
  • Sit Back and Relax Award

How to win Steam Awards Nomination Committee badge

Awards Nomination Committee badge (Image by Steam)
Awards Nomination Committee badge (Image by Steam)

The Steam Awards Nomination Committee badge is awarded to every player who participates in the nomination process. The badge consists of four levels, and players can make their way through all the levels quite easily by completing each task. The tasks for the badge are:

  • Nominate at least one game
  • Nominate games in all categories
  • Play a nominated game
  • Review or update review for a nominated game

The tasks are quite easy and can be done within an hour. They are designed to make sure everyone participates and plays the nominated games.

Edited by Siddharth Satish
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