I have LOTS of ideas for Awards and I can definitely try making some graphics as that's my area of expertise (more or less), other than creativity, of course.
If you're interested, I can share.
Championship - Held for 2 to 3Months
Championship - Held for 4 to 5 Months
Championship - Held for 6 to 12 Months
Championship - Held for a Year!
Contribution PTS - Over 1000
Contribution PTS - Top 5/Top 10
Submitted a 1st Place Vid
Submitted an Intensive Guide
Submitted a Map
^ Maybe not...
Sitewide Ranking - Top 5/Top 10/Top 20/Top 30/Top 40/Top 50
Forum Posts - 500+
Forum Posts - 1000+
Forum Posts - 1500+
Forum Posts - 2000+
Subjected to the Moron Archive (the Most?)
Old-School Player (Most/Best records and ranks are for old-school games)
Next-Gen Player (Most/Best records and ranks are for newer, more recent games)
Expert Treasure Hunter - SA
Expert Treasure Hunter - SA2B - Knuckles
Expert Treasure Hunter - SA2B - Rouge
Expert Treasure Hunter - Overall
All A Ranks Achieved - SA2B/Heroes/ShTH/Rush/SRA/Rivals/Rivals 2/S06
Kart Racer - Drift
Kart Racer - Drift 2
Kart Racer - SA
Kart Racer - SA2B
Expert Kart Racer - Overall
Some of these awards, such as the "Expert Treasure Hunter" that aren't "Overall" achievements, should be granted to the Top 3 or 5. The Overall should stick with one person.
ShTH - Best Path
SA/Sa2B/Fighters - Best Character
Heroes - Best Team
^ I don't know how to word these three, esp. the Heroes ones.
- Great name, but it lacks substance (i.e., I don't know what would justify earning this award. Maybe for having legit stats that haven't been proven otherwise to be false.) Basically involves not cheating, "pure" competition I guess. Do with this idea what you will but keep the name if you can.
An Award for being a Prominent Member
Membership - 2 Years
Membership - 3 Years
Membership - 4 Years+
^ Mmm.. maybe not.
An Award for admins who properly exercise justice, are semi-regular in doing their responsibilities and who generally make TSC a better place I guess.
Submitted Stats for 10 Games or More
Submitted Stats for 15 Games or More
Submitted Stats for 20 Games or More
Some sort of award for amazing video runs.
Badly Beaten Record (re-wording needed but you get the idea)
Very Close Record (more than one? people have done this more than once on some stages.)
I was thinking an award for completing Gems' Museum but I changed my mind. Especially since you can't measure that by someone's stats.
Let me know what you think.
I'm just spilling out ideas here - it's what I do. I have more if you'd like to hear them.
Also, like I said before, I can help with graphics. Just say the word and I can start. Anyone's in particular you need ideas/help with? If you tell me now, I can start with prelimnary sketches, etc. and move onto Photoshop or whatever else I need to make them. And you said PNG ftw, right. I'll have to remember that.
I'll come up with preliminary sketches for existing awards today most likely if not, then I'll keep you posted as to my ideas. Oh, and I was thinking use less-traditional characters for some of the awards (i.e, Chaotix, Chaos, Tikal, etc.)