This section is dedicated for contests held throughout the osu! community.
Main page: Monthly Beatmapping Contest
The Monthly Beatmapping Contest, in its initial concept, was a mapping contest where participating mappers competed to create the most outstanding beatmap of a given song with a proper difficulty spread starting from Easy or Normal onwards in a month.
|#1||Rostik - Liquid (Paul Rosenthal Remix)||Charles445||Alumetorz||Guy||#1|
|#2||cYsmix feat. Emmy - Tear Rain||jonathanlfj||Niva||Reiji-RJ||#1|
|#3||Chasers - Lost||ktgster||Cherry Blossom||DakeDekaane||#1|
|#4||Kuba Oms - My Love||W h i t e||Little||Jenny||#1|
|#5||Rameses B - Flaklypa||-kevincela-||Nichiyouki||Abe Nana||#1|
|#6 (Aspire)||LeaF - Evanescent||Charles445||Bonzi and fartownik||Damnae and Jacob||#1|
|#7 (osu!)||Soleily - Renatus||Gamu||aplstepitaslast||KoiSuru_||#1|
|#7 (osu!taiko)||Soleily - Renatus||MMzz||Nwolf||qoot8123||#1|
|#7 (osu!catch)||Soleily - Renatus||Deif||CLSW||N/A||#1|
|#7 (osu!mania)||Soleily - Renatus||ExPew||shionelove||Tear||#1|
|#8||raja - the light||Damnae||Cherry Blossom||Shadren and Frey||#1|
|#9||Furries in a Blender - Storm World||Firce777||Hanjamon and Naryuga||MMzz||#1|
|#10||Hylian Lemon - Foresight Is For Losers||ZiRoX||WildOne94||Xinely||#1|
|#11||Freedom Planet - Dragon Valley (Toni Leys Remix feat. Esteban Bellucci)||LordRaika||Kuo Kyoka||Shionia-Chan||#1|
|#12||IAHN - Candy Luv||Taeyang||Monstrata||pishifat||#1|
|#13||BilliumMoto - HDHR||RyoKazuka||Fort||Pho||#1|
After a long hiatus, the Monthly Beatmapping Contest was rebooted in January 2020 with a brand new schedule, ruleset, voting procedure, and reward scheme. Many aspects of the competition were dramatically altered to make the contests more engaging and attractive, in which some of them were as follows:
|Contest iteration||Featured Artist||Mode||Screening Crew's #1||Results|
|January 2020||MYLK||melon boy||Moecho||Altai||#1|
|March 2020||Sound Souler||Sylas||hypercyte||hypercyte||#1|
|June 2020||Station Earth / Blue Marble||Kalibe, xbopost, and Sylas||N/A||Sylas||#1|
|July 2020||Klayton / Celldweller||xbopost||Mao||xbopost||#1|
|March 2021 (osu!)||Se-U-Ra||Innovation||Mao and Oriental||Acylica||#1|
|March 2021 (osu!taiko)||Se-U-Ra||Ph0eNiiXZ||Nifty||N/A||#1|
|April 2021 (osu!)||MYUKKE.||- Frontier -||Acylica||- Frontier -||#1|
|April 2021 (osu!taiko)||MYUKKE.||KappuChinooo||uone||N/A||#1|
|April 2021 (osu!catch)||MYUKKE.||autofanboy||rew0825||N/A||#1|
|May 2021 (osu!)||Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki||DeviousPanda||kuyusu||kuyusu||#1|
Aspire is a one-of-a-kind mapping contest where participating mappers are challenged to create the most innovative beatmap imaginable without any restrictions from the ranking criteria. The contest encourages mappers to explore the technical possibilities of the game as far as possible.
|#1||LeaF - Evanescent||Charles445||Bonzi and fartownik||Damnae and Jacob||#1|
|#2||IAHN - Transform (Original Mix)||Monstrata||Asahina Momoko||Regou||#1|
|#3||Helblinde - The Solace of Oblivion||ProfessionalBox||MinG3012||emilia||#1|
|#4||Culprate - Acid Rain||SnowNiNo_||DTM9 Nowa||seselis1||#1|
|#5||Any song available in the Featured Artist listing as per April 2020||Mr HeliX (community pick winner), fanzhen0019 (mapper's pick winner)||Meow Mix||fanzhen0019||#1|
Main page: osu! Mapping Olympiad
The osu! Mapping Olympiad is a mapping contest that is held as a spiritual successor to the earlier (pre-2020) Monthly Beatmapping Contests. In this contest, participating mappers are tasked to create either a beatmap with a proper difficulty spread starting from Easy or Normal onwards or a certain number of difficulties for any of the given songs in each corresponding iteration.
|#1||Kuba Oms - Beautiful Uncertainty (Redux), OISHII - Honey Snowflakes, and cYsmix - Escapism||pishifat, Bonzi, and Monstrata||Fallmorph, Rokkea, and Kibbleru||Gaia, fanzhen0019, and Nozhomi||#1|
|#2||Thaehan - Bwa!||Nofool||Nifty||Volta||#1|
|#3||Dictate - Scavenger||PianoLuigi||Kawawa||_VianK_||#1|
|#4||Thaehan - Yuujou||Sinnoh||Minato Yukina||Ascendance||#1|
|#5 (Concept Mapping)||Virtual Self - EON BREAK||Ryuusei Aika and Necho||yaspo||how2miss and J1_||#1|
|#6||MYLK - Waffle Wave||autofanboy||Sinnoh||Yumeno Himiko||#1|
|#7||Frums - Star Of The COME ON!!, IAHN - Welcome (Original Mix), PUP - DVP, HyuN - ENCOUNTER, and Cranky - Ran||Toaph Daddy and Kawawa||N/A||lenpai and BringoBrango||#1|
The Community Mapping Contest is a mapping contest where participating mappers are free to submit their entry for any difficulty in any game mode they desire, after which all winning entries across all difficulties and game modes will then be merged together into a single beatmap.
|#1 (osu!)||yuki. - Nadeshiko Sensation||Little||Little||Chalwa||Nondt||Kibbleru||#1|
|#1 (osu!taiko)||yuki. - Nadeshiko Sensation||Niko-nyan||Niko-nyan||n0ah||Nepuri||S a n d||#1|
|#1 (osu!catch)||yuki. - Nadeshiko Sensation||JBHyperion||JBHyperion||JBHyperion||JBHyperion||Nelly||#1|
|#1 (osu!mania (4K))||yuki. - Nadeshiko Sensation||Kayano||LordRaika||LordRaika||Ovoui||DoNotMess||#1|
|#1 (osu!mania (7K))||yuki. - Nadeshiko Sensation||Kuo Kyoka||Kuo Kyoka||Kuo Kyoka||Kuo Kyoka||Kuo Kyoka||#1|
Mapping With Rewards is a mapping contest where participating mappers compete to create the best beatmap (with a proper difficulty spread starting from Easy or Normal onwards) for any of the given songs in each corresponding iteration without strict deadlines.
|#1.1||cYsmix - Manic||Monstrata||N/A||N/A||#1|
|#1.2||cYsmix - Dovregubben's Hall||Guy||N/A||N/A||#1|
|#1.3||cYsmix - House With Legs||alacat||N/A||N/A||#1|
|#2.1||cYsmix - Fright March||Gero||HootOwlStar||VamiCottem||#1|
|#2.2||cYsmix - Moonlight Sonata||Okoratu||riffy||N/A||#1|
|#2.3||cYsmix - Classic Pursuit||-kevincela-||- Frontier -||N/A||#1|
|#3.1 (osu!)||Loki - A New King Os Born||DTM9 Nowa||Sallad4Ever||Sylas||#1|
|#3.1 (osu!taiko)||Loki - A New King Os Born||Raiden||KamizonoShinobu||N/A||#1|
|#3.1 (osu!mania)||Loki - A New King Os Born||Mirea||RedBall||AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH||#1|
|#3.2 (osu!)||*namirin - closing eyes||pishifat||Lasse||-Atri-||#1|
|#3.2 (osu!taiko)||*namirin - closing eyes||Nardoxyribonucleic||Jonarwhal||N/A||#1|
|#3.3||Fractal Dreamers - Fortuna Redux||DTM9 Nowa||HootOwlStar||N/A||#1|
A Labour of Love is a team-based contest spanning over multiple artistic disciplines where participating teams are tasked to remix/rearrange a song that has been widely known throughout the osu! community, create a beatmap out of the remixed song, and design an original storyboard/background video as a visual accompaniment to said beatmap. As indicated by this tweet, the contest is modeled after THE BMS OF FIGHTERS events and other similar competitions.
|Contest No.||Remixed Song||(Overall Winner)||(Overall Runner-Up)||Community Vote Winner||Results|
|1||Kuba Oms - My Love||extremely valid ( BilliumMoto, Shinwoir, Mao, Realazy, and DeviousPanda)||schoolboy fans ( Shadren, wajinshu, Shmiklak, and Daycore)||Team Red but Blue ( Redside, Tofumang, Chompy, Noffy, and Zer0-G)||#1|
The Best of/Community Choice contest is a public voting contest that is being held annually to determine the most popular beatmaps in the eyes of the osu! community at each given year.
At its launch, the contest was named "Best of", as the initial premise and expectation of the contest was to encourage members of the community to vote for what they consider as "the best beatmaps of the year"; however, as the game's playerbase continued to grow in number over time, the contest was inevitably shifting more and more into a popularity contest each year which prompted the contest to be relaunched as "Community Choice" in 2017.
|2009||Queen - Don't Stop Me Now hosted by m980||N/A||N/A||N/A||#1|
|2010||Hatsune Miku & Megpoid Gumi - MATRYOSHKA hosted by gowww||N/A||N/A||N/A||#1|
|2011||DJ Fresh - Gold Dust hosted by galvenize||N/A||N/A||N/A||#1|
|2012||PSY - GANGNAM STYLE hosted by yeahyeahyeahhh||N/A||N/A||N/A||#1|
|2013||///||Infected Mushroom - The Pretender hosted by RLC||Linked Horizon - Guren no Yumiya (TV Size) hosted by Kuria (osu!taiko difficulties by qoot8123)||ONE OK ROCK - Rock, Scissors, Paper hosted by Haya (osu!catch difficulties by Tenshichan)||Wotamin - Gigantic O.T.N hosted by Star Stream (osu!mania difficulties by Entozer and Xellop)||#1|
|2014||///||Aoi Eir - IGNITE (TV size ver.) hosted by Guy||Hanatan - Airman ga Taosenai hosted by Natsu (osu!taiko difficulties by mingmichael and aabc271)||Hanatan - Airman ga Taosenai hosted by Natsu (osu!catch difficulties by [Yue] and Mythiax)||Hanatan - Airman ga Taosenai hosted by Natsu (osu!mania difficulties by Rumia- and Kuo Kyoka)||#1|
|2015||///||Panda Eyes & Teminite - Highscore hosted by Fort||cillia - Fairytale, hosted by mintong89||Halozy - Genryuu Kaiko hosted by Minato Yukina||D(ABE3) - MANIERA hosted by Jinjin||#1|
|2016||///||9mm Parabellum Bullet - Inferno hosted by Monstrata||toby fox - Spider Dance hosted by OzzyOzrock||saradisk - 176 - ikazuchi hosted by Ascendance||Camellia as "Bang Riot" - Blastix Riotz hosted by Fresh Chicken||#1|
|2017||///||ClariS - Hitorigoto -TV MIX- hosted by Doormat||Sara - Ren Ren Ai Ai Cir Cir Cula Cula Tion Tion hosted by Backfire||C-Show - On the FM hosted by Ascendance||Camellia - Exit This Earth's Atomosphere hosted by Protastic101||#1|
|2018||///||K/DA - POP/STARS (ft. Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns) hosted by Nathan||SOUND HOLIC feat. Nana Takahashi - XINOBIKILL hosted by Skull Kid||Co shu Nie - asphyxia (TV edit) hosted by Monstrata (osu!catch difficulties by Spectator, Ascendance, and Hareimu)||M2U - Marigold (feat. Guriri) hosted by DE-CADE||#1|
|2019||///||DECO*27 - Ghost Rule hosted by Awaken||Nog - Aether Ritual hosted by Kqrth||Chroma - I hosted by Ascendance||xi - Blue Zenith hosted by riunosk||#1|
|2020||///||DADDY ! DADDY ! DO ! feat. Suzuki Airi (TV Size) hosted by hypercyte||Calliope Mori - Excuse My Rudeness, but Could You Please RIP?<3 (t+pazolite Remix) hosted by Capu||Camellia feat. Nanahira - finorza hosted by Rocma||Camellia - We Could Get More Machinegun Psystyle! (And More Genre Switches) hosted by Hydria||#1|
The Fan Art Contest is a drawing contest where participating artists from the community are challenged to create the best fan art for osu! involving osu!'s mascots across various themes and art concepts.
|#2||osu! Across The World||TapponNANA||hews||gendo0032||#1|
|#6||osu!taiko Mascot Design||JMC||[ Glitch ]||crystalsuicune||#1|
|#10 (Summer 2017)||Mocha In Summer||Sylux6||sh00p||Lilina||#1|
|#11 (Halloween 2017)||Halloween||Leissss||snowyani2000||Hikerumin||#1|
|#12 (Winter 2017)||Winter||Leissss||Evaine||Sunako||#1|
|#13 (Spring 2018)||Spring||Sunako||In those days||Leissss||#1|
|#14 (Summer 2018)||Summer||Evaine||Alba||Sylux6||#1|
|#15 (Halloween 2018)||Halloween||2Su||Sunako||h-alice0430||#1|
|#16 (Winter 2018)||Winter||Chiruuu||PlsRyder||Shuuzo||#1|
|#17 (Spring 2019)||Spring||Tofumang||Sunako||Pvtz||#1|
|#18 (Summer 2019)||Summer||Sunako||ItsBluu||xxxxxx2800||#1|
|#19 (Halloween 2019)||Halloween||Sunako||SJPumpkin||157||#1|
|#20 (Winter 2019)||Winter||157||Asatte||Tofumang||#1|
|#21 (Spring 2020)||Indoor Activities||TofuMang||xxxxxx2800||snowyani2000||#1|
|#22 (Summer 2020)||Theme Park||Shuuzo||AnimeAttics||Evaine||#1|
|#23 (Halloween 2020)||Halloween||CupcakeCrazier||RianneRyan||SJPumpkin||#1|
|#24 (Winter 2020)||Winter Sports||Tofumang||CheekyIfa||Dem4eg-||#1|
|#25 (Spring 2021)||A Day In The Park||Tofumang||Kyvrin||risuuna||#1|
The osu! Beatmap Blueprints Contest is a one-off contest held in commemoration of the launch of Beatmap Blueprints in the osu!store. In this contest, participating users competed to create the best blueprint of a beatmap in any visual medium using all the assets provided in the Beatmap Blueprints merchandise pack.
osu!idol is a singing contest where participants from all across the community compete to create the best song cover (either solo or with a partner) across multiple judging and community voting stages. The contest is named after the Idols franchise and is mainly inspired by various televised singing competition shows.
|Contest No.||Winning Song||Results|
|#1 (2014)||yealina||Sharlo||MissTitannia||yealina - Parallel Hearts||#1|
|#2 (2015)||Sagi||CptHampton||yealina||Sagi - Systematic Love||#1|
|#3 (2016)||Slyleaf||Daikyi||MissTitannia||Slyleaf - Kokoronashi||#1|
|#4 (2017)||Renril||Will Stetson||Thievley||Renril - Rinne Tensei||#1|
|#5 (2018)||Will Stetson||Zeva[FL]||MjIsMaster||Will Stetson - Snow Drive||#1|
|#6 (2019)||iamALieee||aceredshirt13||moof||iamALieee - White First Love||#1|
osu!remix is a song remix contest where participating musicians from all across the community are tasked to create the best remix of a chosen song that has been widely known throughout the osu! community in one way or another. It is the first ever contest to be handled via the Contests listing page.
The Skinning Contest is a skinning contest where artistic creators from all across the community compete to create the best skin in a limited time.
|#1||FREEDOM DiVE↓ by BTMC||Minimalist 2.0 by Krizto||notMiku by NikStrim||#1|
|#2||- 『Wintherest』 - by Redo_||GanyuTeks:Futur Céleste by BPChingu||Azure Snowfall by thetasigma||#1|
The osu!trivium Quiz is a trivia contest where players compete in answering hard osu!-related trivia questions.
|#1||nerd neck esoteric collection of individuals ( 1103, GalacticLightN, Leebs, and headstack)||21 ( Barack, Eunha, kanocchi, and saumensch)||5 ( Beat43210, cdh, and icedtea)||#1|
|#2||Squid balls ( squidstain, Codazen, autofanboy, and cdh)||untouchaball-epic-fail-crew-9000-nightmarecore-mix ( 1103, GalacticLightN, Beat43210, and Backfire)||sleep squad ( Civil oath, PuffBuck, deadbeat, and ztrot)||#1|
Unofficial contests are contests that are hosted by the members of the community.
The osb! Storyboarding Contest is a storyboarding contest where participating storyboarders compete to create the best storyboard. This contest is hosted by osu! storyboarder banquet, the storyboarding community.
osu! Beatmapping World Championship is a team-based mapping contest where participating teams consisting of mappers from the same country, region, or even continent (to some extent) battle their mapping skills out against each other across multiple songs and mapping stages. The contest is known for exclusively making use of songs available in the Featured Artist library during its runs.
|#1 (2019)||France (Realazy, BOUYAAA, Irohas, Linada, PoNo, Sotarks, and Xenok)||Sweden (Liiraye, Arbane, bite you death, Dilectus, dqs01733, and Zer0-)||Hong Kong (StarrStyx, Chaoslitz, how2miss, Regou, Rizia, Skystar, and Starfy)||#1|
|#2 (2020)||United Kingdom (hypercyte, Aistre, Altai, Chugger, DeviousPanda, pocket-, and Yusomi)||Argentina (MaestroSplinter, chucentry, Lince Cosmico, and Megafan)||Brazil (Net0, Enerugi, Faito, Kowari, Maot, Sakura Airi, and Trynna)||#1|
The osu!taiko Featured Artist Cup is an osu!taiko mapping contest where contestants are simply asked to map a song from one of osu!'s Featured Artists. The contest sometimes has specific limitations/gimmicks in order to put the contestants' skills to the test.
The Slider Velocity Showdown is an osu!taiko mapping contest with a focus on creativity and innovation. This contest is open to anyone who wants to flex their creative muscles, whether they have never placed an inherited point in their life or if they have been mapping for years.
The Pending Cup is a mapping contest that is held yearly by prominent members of the Chinese mapping community. Each year, the contest features up to three songs and/or categories that mappers from all across the community are free to compete and submit their entries in.
Although the Pending Cup was initially intended mainly for the Chinese-speaking members of the community, the contest has since been expanded to incorporate entries from other mappers from around the world as well.
|TERRA - Hana Ranman -Flowers-||buhei||Flask||Nyquill||#1|
|Hatsuki Yura - Yoiyomi Hanabi||Lan Wings||Kotone||Regou||#1|
|An - artcore JINJA||Flower||Skystar||Regou||#1|
|Sharlo & Sabbo - Sakura no Hana ga Maiochiru Toki||Loneight||fanzhen0019||eveless||#1|
|A.SAKA - Nanatsu Issenzakura||RL_Tibbar||bo0O0od||Rizia||#1|
|Ai Pi Xiong - Quan Yu Tian Xia||Regraz||Syameimaru-Aya||jonathanlfj||#1|
|sakuzyo - Imprinting||yf_bmp||Syameimaru-Aya||Flower||#1|
|P*Light - YELLOW SPLASH!!||fanzhen0019||yf_bmp||Koiyuki||#1|
|ClariS - SECRET||FreeSongs||handsome||Snowy Wings||#1|
|Kanpyohgo - Unmei no Dark Side -Rolling Gothic mix||FreeSongs||rui||yf_bmp||#1|
|Dollscythe - Flashes (Extended)||Skystar||Lv9||Frostings||#1|
|Shimotsuki Haruka - Byakuya Gensoutan||Chaoslitz||Lv9||Kibbleru||#1|
|Nekomata Master - AsiaN distractive||Chaoslitz||Garden||Ellyu||#1|
|Camellia - Chirality||Suzuki_1112||Miura||[ Drop ]||#1|
|Kenshi Yonezu - LOSER||Skystar||how2miss||AIR||#1|
|DJ TOTTO - Shoujo Alice to Hakoniwa Gensou Concerto||J1_||yf_bmp||Lv9||#1|
|Sota Fujimori - ACCELERATE||Chaoslitz||Koiyuki||yf_bmp||#1|
|kamome sano - archive::zip||Realazy||Senseabel||Axarious||#1|
|EmoCo. - This Club is not 4 U||Ellyu||Lasse||Seolv||#1|
|BEMANI Sound Team "Nekomata Master" - The last of world music||Kalibe||J1_||Heilia||#1|
The Newspaper Cup is a mapping contest that is similar to the Pending Cup in nature but with a much greater emphasis on novice mappers. As with Pending Cup, the contest is also being held yearly by prominent members of the Chinese mapping community and has since been developed from a contest that was particularly intended for the Chinese-speaking members of the community to a global-scale contest.
|wa.vs ETIA. - Akasagarbha||tm1209||Philosophy2||bread129988||#1|
|Nekomata Master - Far east nightbird||Narcissu||JJburstOwO||Kamio Misuzu||#1|
|Hatsuki Yura - Eclipse Parade||LunaSaika||FreeSongs||Vert||#1|
|sakuzyo - Laplace||Hakurei Yoru||liaoxingyao||Kencho||#1|
|Eisyo-kobu - Oriental Blossom||yf_bmp and EmingK||Gaia and Doj||Karen and Kashima||#1|
|ESQUARIA - Kantsubaki||Regou and fish39||Bluekrait and Rose Pacifica||N/A||#1|
|Hatsuki Yura - Saramandora no Odoriko||Yugu||nika mika||SparkNights||#1|
|P*Light - SAY BAY||Firika||Yugu||Ceo of Osu||#1|
|Ponkichi - Hyakka Sakigake to Shiro Tokkuri||taeyeon_nn||-Nanako-||Byakuya||#1|
|Hinatabi Bitter Sweets - Rin to shite saku hana no gotoku ~HinaBitter edition~||-Nanako-||Acylica||Rage Quit||#1|
|Instrumental7||Kyumo||- ascended -||Sunazuka Akira||#1|
The Featured Artist category provides mappers with a choice of two different songs to be mapped: Zekk - Re_construct and Shuu no Hazama [Rainshower]. ↑
The Vocal category provides mappers with a choice of two different songs to be mapped: nonoc - memento and DUSTCELL - DERO. ↑
The Instrumental category provides mappers with a choice of two different songs to be mapped: onoken - Felys final remix and Nekomata Master - The Sky of Sadness. ↑
The Vocal category provides mappers with a choice of two different songs to be mapped: Isekai Joucho - Kyoukankaku Obake and Kenshi Yonezu - Shunrai. ↑
The Instrumental category provides mappers with a choice of two different songs to be mapped: Morimori Atsushi - Funkotsu Saishin Casino and Fractal Dreamers - Celestial Horizon. ↑
The Vocal category provides mappers with a choice of five different songs to be mapped: Ariabl'eyeS - Unmei no Haguruma, Yunomi - Aimai Trip, KikuoHana - Desert Theater, Kaf - Tomadoi Telepathy, and Mafumafu - SNOBBISM. ↑
The Instrumental category provides mappers with a choice of five different songs to be mapped: Umeboshi Chazuke - Dutch Courage!, The Flashbulb - Stretch Industry, MiddleIsland - Delrio, Nagakawa Koutarou - Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, and roop - Chatblanc. ↑