The Awards 2023 Nomination Phase Begins!

The Awards 2023 Nomination Phase Begins! is thrilled to announce the Awards 2023. This is your chance to make your voice heard by nominating your favorite mods and addons for Microsoft Flight Simulator. With a deadline of December 10, 2023 for the nomination phase, time is ticking for you to cast your nominations and prepare for the final voting phase​. The Awards are designed to acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable contributions of modders and creators within our platform. It's an opportunity for creators to gain recognition for their efforts and for users to show appreciation for the mods that have transformed their virtual flying experience.

In 2023, the flight simulation community witnessed an impressive surge in engagement on, with nearly 18,000 mods uploaded to the platform alone this year by now. Even more striking is the sheer volume of downloads these mods have garnered – surpassing 5 million.

Categories to Watch Out For:

  1. Mod of the Year: Celebrating the mod that elevates your flight simulation experience to new heights. Be it a stunning aircraft modification, an immersive scenery upgrade, or a groundbreaking utility mod, this award is all about innovation and excellence​​.
  2. Best Aircraft Modification: This category honors the crème de la crème of aircraft enhancements, recognizing those mods that have redefined your virtual flight experience​​.
  3. Best Scenery Mod: Cast your vote for the mod that has transformed your simulator's landscapes, making your flights visually spectacular​​.
  4. Best Livery Mod: Recognize the livery that has given your aircraft an exceptional and realistic look​​.
  5. Must-Have Utility Mod: Applaud those practical and essential utility mods that have enhanced your flight simulation experience​​.
  6. Ultimate Game Changer: Honor the mod that has revolutionized the world of flight simulation, transforming the way you fly​​.
  7. Best Scenery Creator: Show appreciation for the talent behind the stunning and immersive scenery in your simulator​​.
  8. Best Livery Creator: Celebrate the artistic minds behind the most captivating aircraft liveries​​.
  9. Work of Love: Vote for the mod that embodies passion and dedication.
  10. Best Standalone Aircraft: Recognize the standout standalone aircraft mod that sets new standards in realism and enjoyment​​.
  11. Best Payware Product: Highlight the premium add-on that has brought exceptional quality to your sim experience​​.

How to Nominate

To nominate your favorite mods and addons for the Awards 2023, simply visit the Awards nomination page. Here, you can browse through various categories such as Best Aircraft Modification, Most Realistic Livery, and more. Each category is dedicated to a specific aspect of flight simulation, allowing you to choose the mods that have significantly enhanced your experience. Each user has one vote in each category, and you can change your nominations as often as you like within the deadline. Remember, your nominations play a crucial role in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of the modding community, so make sure to participate before the deadline! However, please mind the rules:

  • Each user - registered before November 15, 2023 - gets one vote per category. You can change your vote as often as you like until the nomination deadline.
  • You can nominate any mod or addon released since January 1, 2023, with more than 1,000 downloads​. Other add-ons are excluded.
  • You have until December 10, 23:59 UTC to nominate. Following the nominations, the mods with the most nominations - five in each category - will go through to the final round of voting, which will be announced and is expected to take place towards the end of the year.
  • After the final voting, winners will be announced towards the new year.

Prizes for the Winners

The winners of each category in the Awards 2023 are set to receive not only recognition for their exceptional contributions to the flight simulation community, but also monetary rewards. Each category winner will be honored with a Lifetime Premium Membership on, an exclusive badge to show on their mods, a highlighted profile, and a $100 Gift Voucher to use in the Store.

Flight simmers, start voting now! Creators, take advantage of the unique voting links provided for your mods to engage with your friends and community. Share these links widely to encourage them to support you in the Awards. This is more than just an award ceremony; it's a celebration of the creativity, innovation, and passion that fuel the flight simulation community.