Welcome to the 6th annual GPKNews 2022 Best of GPK Awards. This year in GPK saw more delays, huge production numbers, and lots of merchandise. So what were your favorite things GPK in 2022? 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:
- 2022- Retail Set of the Year – This category returns in 2022, after 2021 saw only one set released. 2022 had both Book Worms and Chrome 4! What was your favorite set of the year?
- 2022 Online Set of the Year – Topps kicked it into overdrive with online sets in 2022. There are a lot to choose from! What was your favorite online release of the year?
- 2022 Non-Traditional Set of the Year – New category for 2022! Topps expanded their distribution methods in 2022. To collect these sets you had to visit a Convention or hobby store. Which one was your favorite?
- 2022 Digital NFT Set of the Year – There is no award category for NFT set of the year. After taking many months off, Topps only released one NFT set this year. Topps is poised to offer more GPK NFTs in 2023!
- 2022 Licensee of the Year – So much licensed GPK merchandise in 2022! Which company did it best this year?
- 2022 GPK Rookie Sketch Artist of the Year – The rookie sketch artist award is taking 2022 off. There were only two artist debuts in 2022. Let’s see if Topps adds more new talent in 2023!
- 2022 GPK Sketch Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artist must have had official Topps GPK sketch cards appear in a set in 2022. There were only one retail, two online, and one con set to feature sketches this year. There are over 60 artists to choose from! Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!
- 2022 GPK Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artist must have painted an official Topps GPK final published card in 2022. Retail, Online, Convention, 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!
- 2022 GPK Card of the Year – All GPKs published in 2022 are eligible. Retail, Online, Convention, 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. Any GPK releases after 12/16, including Chrome 5 and future online releases, will be eligible in next year’s (2023) awards. 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 12/16 through Saturday 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.