To qualify for the competition, only one criteria has to have be met:
- Must be actively making parodies.
No self-nominations are allowed. Retired Untergangers and those who have been dormant cannot be nominated. Those who have won the Best Unterganger Award or the Best New/Unknown Unterganger Award up to 12 months prior also are ineligible. (These are only general qualifications, see notes below for specific cases where one may be ineligible.)
Nomination and voting
Any Unterganger that meets the criteria can been nominated, but no self-nominations are allowed. There is one round of voting, which lasts until the end of the month. It appears the winner is determined entirely by the highest vote count as opposed to judging. The winner gets a "Hitler is informed" video promoting them.
In the event of a tied vote, which has happened several times, a tie-break vote will occur while the nomination period for the next award period is held.
In the later months of 2016, TraitorLoxoz started becoming obsessed with winning the BUA, going as far as whining and throwing temper tantrums whenever he lost or was losing. This caused controversy among the community, with many Untergangers on the HRP Discord Chat expressing their feelings and opinions to this issue, calling it immature and childish. This reached its peak on 20 December 2016, when PotatoParodies intentionally voted for Traitor to not only shut him up, but to shut up the other Untergangers who were constantly talking about it.
In response to this, Hitler Rants Parodies closed the vote and suspended the BUA for an indefinite amount of time, saying that the actions of Traitor pressures others into voting for him, not for his parodies and contributions to the meme, but to get him to stop whining about it, thus counting as vote rigging. The BUA was reopened a day later with HRP removing Traitor from the vote. After an unrelated drama in the community unfolded, HRP banned Traitor from the BUA permanently.
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- This award is somewhat similar to the Unterganger of the Month award in that both are held and awarded to a single Unterganger every month. The likely difference between the two is that while the Unterganger of the Month award requires an Unterganger who has stood out during the month for various reasons, the criteria for this award is somewhat more relaxed as any Unterganger, as long as they are active, can be nominated.
- There is also a difference in the two award's judging systems, with the UoTM awards being decided by a group of judges while this award is decided through nominations and voting by peers. The voting system encourages more input from fellow Untergangers, making this award more of a "popularity-based" one.
- The awards restriction of only being able to win a BUA or BNUU award once in a year seems to be based not by which period (i.e. which month) the Unterganger wins, but rather in which month the Unterganger wins it.
- This is seen particularly in March's BUA nomination thread, where QuestionTuesdayFTW attempted to nominate Gb. Alexander for March's vote (post edited since), only to be told later that he was ineligible due to winning the BNUU in July, despite winning the BNUU vote of March 2015.
- This was confirmed later in May's nomination thread, where Delphox also attempted to nominate Gb. Alexander for May's vote. After QuestionTuesdayFTW brought up the post Hitler Rants Parodies made in March's thread, he confirmed that Gb. Alexander was still ineligible.
- The contest seems to also be restricted to English language channels only, as HRP's channel is English as well, and his subs would be the ones watching the promotion video.
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