Welcome to the 5th annual GPKNews 2021 Best of GPK Awards. This year GPK was marked by highs, lulls, and delays. So what were your favorite things GPK in 2021? 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:
- 2021- Retail Set of the Year – Sadly there is no category this year for retail set of the year. Due to printing delays, Topps only released 2021S1 Food Fight. There could be as many as six nominees in 2022!
- 2021 Online Set of the Year – Topps took a few months off from online sets in the middle of the year, but there’s still plenty to choose from the beginning and end of 2021!
- 2021 Digital NFT Set of the Year – Are you an NFT wizard? Choose your favorite set of 2021!
- 2021 Licensee of the Year – Merchandise a plenty in 2021. Which company did it best this year?
- 2021 GPK Rookie Sketch Artist of the Year – Eight artists made their GPK debuts in 2021. Who was your favorite?
- 2021 GPK Sketch Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artist must have had official Topps GPK sketch cards appear in a set in 2021. One retail, and two On Demand sets contained sketches in 2021. This year there were 61 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!
- 2021 GPK Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artist must have painted an official Topps GPK final published card in 2021. Retail, Online, and Licensed sets are eligible. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!
- 2021 GPK Card of the Year – All GPKs published in 2021 are eligible. Retail, Online, and Licensed 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, 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 12/17 through Friday 12/24 @ 8:00 PM(PST). 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.