The Kawawii Nomination Awards

Ever since I was little, I had a passion for entertainment. So, I created The Kawawii Nomination Awards. As those years have now passed, I‘d like to show you what it was all about, how it came to be, and how it endeavored through the years. It all started with an idea to promote an awards show, as I found that it would be more family friendly, and something fun and entertaining for everyone else alike. I had attempted many times to conjure up some form of entertainment through my years growing up, and settled on the award/performance type of entertainment. The name Kawawii Nomination Awards came from the fictional island from a popular video game I enjoyed playing as a kid. The structure of these shows started with the contestants, and those attending. Contestants would nominate certain characteristics in voting polls, and awards were given based on those categories. The whole thing started small, however lasted every summer for five consecutive years. That’s five shows total. The year that the second show was held, I had made the decision to not plan any shows post 2013. We had only held two by that time. I had wanted to make this decision due to me not feeling very creative, and thinking that those attending weren’t interested in this kind of entertainment anymore. Instead, everyone insisted on a continuation, and so the show continued for three more years. In fact, more and more people started to have a continued interest for the show as the years went on. The show became more technical, and garnered more features and entertainment which was in my opinion very improving to and for the show. The very last year of the show was compiled up of everything we’ve done in past shows including photo, and video footage from the very first year.

Regular awards were given to every attendee that year, and were red in color.

Favorite awards were given to attendees who won the minor categories in the voting polls, and were blue in color.

Special awards were given to attendees who won the major big-box categories in the voting polls, and were green in color.

This archive covers ground on everything that happened in these five shows, and the performances they featured.


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2012

The very first Kawawii Nomination Awards show was held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 on the garage-front. This was the very first show to debut the trampoline stunt jump. This was inspired by a tour I had seen by a favorite band of mine at the time. I used that idea intertwined with the awards portion of the show. The stage was decorated with a draped blue and tan backdrop. A single trampoline and podium were used. Three cover performances were given, and awards for three categories were given. The Regular awards, Favorite award, and Special award. These awards were comprised of cardboard wrapped in white duct tape with the attendees name and other notable mention. The show commenced at 8:00PM and concluded by 9:00PM. The show was an hour long.

Dance - Big Time Rush - Halfway There from B.T.R

Dance - Big Time Rush - Big Night from B.T.R

Dance - Big Time Rush - Elevate from Elevate

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2013

The second Kawawii Nomination Awards show was held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 on the green. This was the very first show to be held on the green adjacent to the garage-front. The stage was decorated with a colorful lettering. A single trampoline on a riser along with a podium were used. Three cover performances were given, and awards for three categories were given. The Regular awards, Favorite award, and Special award. These awards were comprised of cardboard eliminating the white-wrapped duct tape design, with the attendees name and other notable mention. The show commenced at 7:00PM and concluded by 8:00PM. The show was an hour long.

Dance - Third Day - Make Your Move from Move

Drum Kit - Third Day - Your Love Oh Lord from Time

Dance - Third Day - This is Who I Am from Revelation

2014

The second Kawawii Nomination Awards show was held on Saturday, July 20, 2014 on the garage-front. The stage was decorated with a colorful lettering. A single trampoline on a riser along with a podium were used. A ten-minute intermission was given to split the show into two parts for a smoother flow. A make-shift drum kit was used for the six cover performances that were given, and awards for three categories were given. The Regular awards, Favorite award, and Special award. Awards were comprised of brown glass bottles containing the attendees name and other notable mention. The show commenced at 7:00PM and concluded by 8:00PM. The show was an hour long.

Prelude - Skillet - Comatose from Comatose

Tambourine - Skillet - Comatose from Comatose

Dum Kit - Switchfoot - Meant to Live from The Beautiful Letdown

Dance - Third Day - Forever from Third Day

Dance - Third Day - Otherside from Revelation

Drum Kit - MercyMe - Burn Baby Burn from Welcome to the New

Drum Kit - Third Day - Revelation from Revelation

Postlude - Third Day - Forever from Third Day

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2015

The fourth Kawawii Nomination Awards show was held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 on the garage-front. The first show to debut a real rock drum kit. The stage was draped with a black backdrop, and decorated with a colorful lettering. A single podium were used. A ten-minute intermission was given to split the show into two parts for a smoother flow. Six cover performances were given and awards for three categories were given. The Regular awards, Favorite award, and Special award. It is unclear of what these awards were comprised of a red square (Regular), blue origami (Favorite), green cylinders (Special) with the attendees name and other notable mention. The show commenced at 7:00PM and concluded by 8:15PM. The show was an hour and fifteen minutes long.

Prelude - Third Day - Run to You from Revelation

Tambourine - Third Day - Run to You from Revelation

Drum Kit - Third Day - Kicking and Screaming from Miracle

Drum Kit - The Afters - Light Up the Sky from Light Up the Sky

Kazoo - Third Day - Offerings Medley from Offerings II

Drum Kit - Switchfoot - Love Alone is Worth the Fight from Fading West

Drum Kit - Third Day - Nothing Compares from Come Together

Postlude - Third Day - Nothing Compares from Come Together

2016

The fifth and final Kawawii Nomination Awards show was held on Friday, August 05, 2016 on the garage-front where it had all started. This is the final show to be held in its history as the Kawawii Nomination Awards took an indefinite hiatus thereafter. The stage was decorated with logo-matching draping banners with colorful lettering noting the shows name and year. A drum kit, and podium were used, along with a projector and monitor. A ten-minute intermission was given. Fifteen cover performances were given (with the exception of the final song being a video tribute) and awards for only one category was given. The Regular award which took the likeness of a framed certificate with the attendees name and other notable mention. The show commenced at 8:00PM and concluded by 9:30PM. The show was an hour and a half long.

Prelude - Sidewalk Prophets - Live Like That from Live Like That

Drum Kit - Skillet- The Last Night from Comatose

Drum Kit - Switchfoot - Let it Out from Fading West

Electric Guitar - Brandon Heath- The Light in Me from Leaving Eden

Acoustic Guitar - NEEDTOBREATHE- Washed by the Water from The Heat

Drum Kit - Elliot- The Way to Feel Alive from Rocketships

Acoustic Guitar - MercyMe- Flawless from Welcome to the New

Electric Guitar - Third Day- Love Heals Your Heart from Wherever You Are

(Interlude) - FORKING&COUNTRY- Fix My Eyes from Crave

Drum Kit - Third Day/Colton Dixon- God of Wonders from Bend, Oregon

Electric Guitar - MercyMe- Finish What He Started from Welcome to the New

Drum Kit - Danny Gokey- More than You Think I Am from Hope in Front of Me

Acoustic Guitar - MercyMe- My Heart Will Fly from All That Is Within Me

Drum Kit - The Afters- Lift Me Up from Light Up the Sky

Acoustic Guitar - Stellar Kart- Angels in Chorus from We Can't Stand Sitting Down

Drum Kit - Third Day- Our Deliverer from Lead Us Back

Electric Guitar - Lincoln Brewster- Everlasting God from Let the Praises Ring

Video Tribute - Big Time Rush- We Are from 24/Seven

Postlude - Big Time Rush- Confetti Falling from 24/Seven

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