3rd Bravo Awards

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The 3rd Bravo Awards are a Twitch-based award ceremony. They are intended to celebrate all things puzzlehunt related in 2023. The awards were presented on January 10, 2024 by Thomas Gordon (MetaTerminal). Eugene C and Soni (TalesFromTim) also organized the event, along with help from past Bravo Awards organizers Justin Ladia and Liam Thomas.

All puzzles, hunts and creations released between MIT Mystery Hunt 2023 and before December 23, 2023 were eligible for nominations. Nominations were open until December 31, 2023.

The nominations and selected finalists were revealed as a website on January 3, 2024, with an open-to-all voting process for the finalists. The winners were announced in a Twitch ceremony on January 10, 2024.

Nomination Process[edit | edit source]

Anyone could nominate to the Bravo Awards in a given category. Roughly the top 5 entries in each category were selected as finalists in each category, with the judging panel selecting additional puzzles to ensure that a variety of hunts and puzzles were represented.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Winners in each category are listed first and highlighted with boldface text. Remaining nominees are given in alphabetical order.

For the first three categories, runners up were additionally selected.

Small Hunt of the Year

For the best all-around "small" puzzle hunt of 2023.

Large Hunt of the Year

For the best all-around "large" puzzle hunt of 2023.

Extremely Large Hunt of the Year

For the best all-around "extremely large" puzzle hunt of 2023.

Best Direction

For the hunt with greatest care towards difficulty, pacing and unlocks, which created something greater than the sum of its parts.

Best Visual Design

For the hunt that was the most stylistically and aesthetically pleasing.

Best Narrative

For the hunt with the best storytelling or narrative.

Most Innovative Structure

For the hunt with the most innovative and well-executed structure.