Scenic views of Utopia Gardens by Don Joewon Song
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Forza Horizon 5 Golden Tank Awards

2 February 2023 - Alan Walsh
Playground Games celebrates the creative talents of the Forza Horizon 5 EventLab community with the inaugural Golden Tank Awards!

Just before the holiday break, we invited you to submit your favorite EventLab creations of 2022 for consideration in our first ever Golden Tank Awards! Named after our beloved mascot at Horizon Mexico, we’ve been so inspired by the talent and creativity on display in EventLab ever since Forza Horizon 5 released that it only felt fitting to bring it all together for this special occasion.

The community were invited to nominate events across five categories:

  • Best Photo Location
  • Best Drift Event
  • Best Race Event
  • Best Custom Ruleset
  • EventLab Creation of the Year

And the entries certainly didn’t disappoint! Our team had so much fun playing them all. With an incredible level of creativity and passion on display, we created a short-list of our favorites inspired by your submissions before selecting the overall winner.

Below you can watch the replay of the Golden Tank Awards, which were presented by Playground Games during our January 2023 Let's ¡Go! livestream.

You can find all the nominees and winners below, as well as the Share Code for each event so you too can experience them and have just as much fun as we did. We’ve also highlighted the winning EventLabs in PG Editor’s Choice for a limited time.

Best Photo Location

Best Photo Event Nominees for Golden Tank Awards 2022

These locations are certain to provide incredible photography, all the time.

Event Name Share Code Creator
Zhèn Inaka 'Night_Race' 155 333 972 Joh Cee
HYPER STUDIO X 22 112 926 761 HK Obscuro ZX
Hot Wheels City Day 133 408 635 Twisted Knot
Noches De Neón - Neon Nights 100 165 913 Don Joewon Song
BEST PHOTO LOCATION WINNER: Noches de Neón - Neon Nights (100 165 913) by Don Joewon Song.

WINNER: Noches de Neón - Neon Nights (100 165 913) by Don Joewon Song.

Best Drift Event

Best Drift Event Nominees for Golden Tank Awards 2022

You want to drive sideways like a legend, burn out those tires and pull off incredible stunts? These events have you covered.

Event Name Share Code Creator
Factory Gymkhana 106 850 201 ThePuttyThief
Gran Duna Raceway 2.0 Drift Comp 541 765 279 Stinkmissile
HELLS Construction Park 141 503 108 HSKMeets
Aircraft Carrier Drift Track 216 766 099 TheAviator1024
BEST DRIFT EVENT WINNER: Gran Duna Raceway 2.0 Drift Comp (541 765 279) by StinkMissile.

WINNER: Gran Duna Raceway 2.0 Drift Comp (541 765 279) by StinkMissile.

Best Race Event

Best Race Event Nominees for Golden Tank Awards 2022

Experience the excitement of nailing the apex, as you power out and floor the straight into first place. These unique handcrafted locations demonstrate the speed and competition of racing.

Event Name Share Code Creator
Link City 12 Pink Slips (Day) 236 254 945 GT Deny
Neon City Circuit Race 121 626 972 Speedinhusky
Mulegé Outskirts 141 443 515 Typehardfark
Alpine Heights Race Day 536 898 695 JamesMiata
BEST RACE EVENT WINNER: Mulegé Outskirts (141 443 515) by Typehardfark.

WINNER: Mulegé Outskirts (141 443 515) by Typehardfark.

Best Custom Ruleset

Best Custom Ruleset Nominees for Golden Tank Awards 2022

These aspiring designers push the boundaries of what’s possible in a game mode by utilizing the custom rule editor.

Event Name Share Code Creator
Sierra Verde Mind The Gap 176 905 898 Ergo Me Smart
Forest Rally 883 236 970 JamesMiata
Extraterrestrial Run 108 544 942 Zukoaikawa
SantaCrossGP 203 276 723 Cryonicaxis66
BEST CUSTOM RULESET WINNER: Forest Rally (883 236 970) by JamesMiata.

WINNER: Forest Rally (883 236 970) by JamesMiata.

EventLab Creation of the Year

EventLab Creation of the Year Nominees for Golden Tank Awards 2022

This is it! Our personal favorite EventLab creations of 2022, all in one place. Trust us, it wasn’t easy to put together this list, let alone choose a winner!

Event Name Share Code Creator
VuKKuu Imperial Circuit 144 722 134 VuKKuu
Parametric 250 504 614 Joh Cee
Utopia Gardens 958 555 494 Don Joewon Song
Overgrown 860 233 209 Twisted Knot
EVENTLAB CREATION OF THE YEAR WINNER: Parametric (250 504 614) by Joh Cee.

WINNER: Parametric (250 504 614) by Joh Cee.

In addition to their highlight on the PG Editor’s Choice tab, each winner will also receive the special Golden Tank Trophy – the most precious commodity for any Forza collection!

Thanks to everyone who tuned in, cheered on their favorite creators and of course, a massive congratulations to all our nominees and winners. We’ll be revisiting all these incredible EventLab creations as we eagerly await the next set of genre-defining events from our wonderfully talented EventLab community.

Thanks for everything that you do, and we’ll see you at the Horizon Festival!