The Awards begin with a nomination topic. All users are invited to nominate a user for any Award or to suggest possible Awards. These include Best Sig, Scariest User, Best Topic and more.
After a period of time, the nominations wil be declared closed and the award entrants will be announced. There will then be a series of topics made. One topic will be made for overall discussion of the Awards and a separate topic for each Award. There will often be multiple Award topics running at once.
All users are allowed to vote for who out of the nominees they think should win and after 48 hours the user with the highest award is announced the winner.