2019 marks the 3rd year of the Best of GPK awards. This year saw two well received US retail sets, expanding online offerings, and an explosion of GPK branded merchandise. So what were your favorite things GPK in 2019? It’s your turn to help choose the Reader’s Choice awards!
Read on for an explanation about how the categories and nominees were chosen, along with the fine print of voting.
Here are the categories to be voted on this year:
- 2019 Retail Set of the Year – Which of the two GPK Retail sets did you enjoy the most?
- 2019 Online Set of the Year – More online offerings from On Demand to Daily GPKs in 2019. Only sets released in 2019 are eligible.
- 2019 Licensee of the Year – Maybe the toughest category this year? So much merchandise to choose from. Which company did it best this year?
- 2019 GPK Rookie Sketch Artist of the Year – No ROY this year. Only one new artist debuted, so we are leaving this one off the ballot this year. Maybe more will debut in 2020?
- 2019 GPK Sketch Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artist must have had official Topps GPK sketch cards appear in a set in 2019. There were two retail sets, and 4 On Demand sets that contained sketches in 2019. This year there were just over 60 sketch artists that did sketches! Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!
- 2019 GPK Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artist must have painted an official Topps GPK final published card in 2019. Retail and Online sets are eligible. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!
- 2019 GPK Card of the Year – All GPKs published in 2019 are eligible. Retail and Online cards are eligible. For nomination purposes if a/b versions are available, only the “a” card is listed. There are hundreds to pick from! Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!
Categories and nominees were chosen by the Editor of GPKNews.com. Categories such as best artist, sketch artist, rookie sketch artist, and best card also contain a write-in option. Write-in votes will only be counted for a valid artist/card. Voting will be live from Friday 12/20 through Friday 12/27 @ 3:00 PM(EST). Voting will only be done through Facebook. Participants can only vote once. Vote totals or individual votes cast will not be made public. Winners will be revealed in a future article that will appear on GPKNews.com right around the 1st of January.