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2020 DOTY AWARDS: BEST ACE(S)

 Vote for the deck you think features the best Ace or set of Aces of 2020!

*NOTE: If the Ace(s) are the same or very close stylistically in design across variants and/or editions of a series, they are not specified and a vote for one counts towards each of the decks within that series since the design is the same or very similar. Color variants are also not specified and a vote for either deck is a vote for each variant of that series equally.

For example; there are multiple variants of 'Italia' but all feature the same aces or those very stylistically similar in design and of equal quality. A vote for that deck, regardless of color or edition, is a vote for each variant of that series equally and they are being recognized equally as set of that series.

If you have any questions or need further assistance on how to vote, please reach out and let us know!

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

 


 

Dark Kingdom, designed by Evgania Zhade & produced by 52 Wonders (Cartamundi)

 


 

Sovereigndesigned by Jody Eklund of 'Black Ink Branded' (USPCC)

 


 

Stone Garden, designed by Jody Eklund of 'Black Ink Branded' (LPCC)

 


 

Bicycle Goketsu, designed by Yosuke Ando & produced by Card Experiment (USPCC)

 


 

Edo Karuta, designed by MILTZ & produced by Flagrant Agenda (USPCC)

 


 

Warrior Women, designed by Ehsan Ziafati of 'Headless Kings' (USPCC)

 


 

The Green Mandesigned by Alessandra Gagliano & produced by Anthony Holt of 'Jocu Playing Cards' (Cartamundi)

 


 

Rulers of Korea, designed by Junghee Kim (USPCC)

 


 

Robin Hooddesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

  


 

UC2019 No.7, designed by Montenzi & produced by United Cardists (Cartamundi)

 

 


 

CRYPTdesigned by Lotrek (OPC)

No pictures available as per the request of the designer

 


 

Devil's in the Details, designed by Srdjan Vidakovic of 'Widakk Design' & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)

 


 

King Arthur, designed Studio Muti & produced by Riffle Shuffle (USPCC)

 


 

Italia, designed by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 

 


 

Iron Spades, designed by Chad Michael of 'Chad Michael Studio' & produced by Roxley Games


 

BEST JOKER(S)

 Vote for the deck you think features the best Joker or set of Jokers of 2020!

*NOTE: If the Joker(s) are the same or very close stylistically in design across variants and/or editions of a series, they are not specified and a vote for one counts towards each of the decks within that series since the design is the same or very similar. Color variants are also not specified and a vote for either deck is a vote for each variant of that series equally.

For example; there are multiple variants of 'Italia' but all feature the same jokers or those very stylistically similar in design and of equal quality. A vote for that deck, regardless of color or edition, is a vote for each variant of that series equally and they are being recognized equally as set of that series.

If you have any questions or need further assistance on how to vote, please reach out and let us know!

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

 


 

Dark Kingdom, designed by Evgania Zhade & produced by 52 Wonders (Cartamundi)

 


 

Sovereigndesigned by Jody Eklund of 'Black Ink Branded' (USPCC)

 


 

Stone Garden, designed by Jody Eklund of 'Black Ink Branded' (LPCC)

 


 

The Green Mandesigned by Alessandra Gagliano & produced by Anthony Holt of 'Jocu Playing Cards' (Cartamundi)

 


 

General Admissiondesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)


 


 

Peter Dash Flash, designed by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (USPCC)

 

 


 

Postage Paid, designed by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (USPCC)

 


 

UC2019 No.7, designed by Montenzi & produced by United Cardists (Cartamundi)

 


 

CHARMERSdesigned by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' & produced by Kellar O'Neil, 'The Southern Charmer' (OPC)

 


 

Vivaldidesigned by Sofia Bolognesi & produced by Passione Playing Cards

 


 

Eternal Reigndesigned by Dhamas Adhitya & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)

 


 

Devil's in the Details, designed by Srdjan Vidakovic of 'Widakk Design' & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)

 


 

King Arthur, designed Studio Muti & produced by Riffle Shuffle (USPCC)

 


 

Italiadesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 

 


 

Modern Idolsdesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 

BEST GAFF / EXTRA CARD(S)

 CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

Instant Noodles, designed by Meko Deng & Angga Tantama & produced Bao Hoang (USPCC)

 


 

Prescription, designed by Felix Ha of 'fh5ve' (USPCC)

 


 

20/20, designed by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (USPCC)

 


 

Robin Hooddesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 

 


 

Madison x Schneider Remedies, designed by Daniel Schneider & produced by Daniel Madison (USPCC)

 

 

BEST PIPS

 CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

Dark Kingdom, designed by Evgania Zhade & produced by 52 Wonders (Cartamundi)

 

 


 

Luchadores, designed by Emmanuel Valtierra (NPCC)

 


 

Warrior Women, designed by Ehsan Ziafati of 'Headless Kings' (USPCC)


 


 

The Green Mandesigned by Alessandra Gagliano & produced by Anthony Holt of 'Jocu Playing Cards' (Cartamundi)

 


 

Rulers of Korea, designed by Junghee Kim (USPCC)


 

 


 

Skotos, designed by Olivier Leoncini of 'KardecK' (LPCC)

 

 


 

Postage Paiddesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (USPCC)

 


 

VHS 1982, designed by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 


 

CRYPTdesigned by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' (OPC)

No pictures available as per the request of the designer

 


 

5th Kingdomdesigned by Maria Fedoseeva & produced by PlayingCardDecks.com (USPCC)

 


 

Vivaldidesigned by Sofia Bolognesi & produced by Passione Playing Cards (USPCC)

 


 

Devil's in the Details, designed by Srdjan Vidakovic of 'Widakk Design' & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)

 


 

 

 

 


 

BEST COURTS

 CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

Dark Kingdom, designed by Evgania Zhade & produced by 52 Wonders (Cartamundi)

 


 

Bicycle Musha & Goketsudesigned by Yosuke Ando & produced by Card Experiment (USPCC)

 


 

Prescriptiondesigned by Felix Ha of 'fh5ve' (Clove St. Press)

 


 

Warrior Women, designed by Ehsan Ziafati of 'Headless Kings' (USPCC)

 


 

The Green Mandesigned by Alessandra Gagliano & produced by Anthony Holt of 'Jocu Playing Cards' (Cartamundi)

 

 


 

Rulers of Korea, designed by Junghee Kim (USPCC)

 

 


 

Skotos, designed by Olivier Leoncini of 'KardecK' (LPCC)

 


 

Robin Hooddesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 

 


 

Vivaldidesigned by Sofia Bolognesi & produced by Passione Playing Cards

 


 

Devil's in the Details, designed by Srdjan Vidakovic of 'Widakk Design' & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)

 


 

Italiadesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 


 

Modern Idolsdesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 


 

Florus Drama Series Vol. II - Vittoriadesigned by Nicolai Aarøe (NPCC)

 


 

Deus Vultdesigned & produced by Nicolai Aarøe, Marianne Larsen & Martin Helgren of 'Design Imperator' (NPCC)

 


 

UC2019 No.7, designed by Montenzi & produced by United Cardists (Cartamundi)

 

 

BEST USE OF COLOR

 CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

Modern Times Beer, designed by Modern Times Micro Brewery & produced by Art of Play (USPCC)

 


 

Great Outdoors, designed by Ben Jones of 'Elephant Playing Cards' (WJPC)

 

 


 

Fontaine x BABYLON, designed & produced by BABYLON & Zach Mueller of 'Fontaine' (USPCC)

 


 

Fontaine x DABS MYLA, designed & produced by DABS MYLA & Zach Mueller of 'Fontaine' (USPCC)

 

 


 

Witches, produced by KingStar Printing (KingStar)

 

 


 

General Admissiondesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 

 


 

Halographic Legal Tender: Version IIdesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 

 


 

Vivaldidesigned by Sofia Bolognesi & produced by Passione Playing Cards

 

 


 

Bicycle Deep Forest, designed by Omar Aquil & produced by Riffle Shuffle (USPCC)

 

 


 

Modern Idolsdesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 

 


 

UC2019 No.7, designed by Montenzi & produced by United Cardists (Cartamundi)

 

 

BEST BACK

 CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

Sovereigndesigned by Jody Eklund of 'Black Ink Branded' (USPCC)

 

 


 

Bicycle Musha & Goketsudesigned by Yosuke Ando & produced by Card Experiment (USPCC)

 

 


 

Iron Spades, designed by Chad Michael of 'Chad Michael Studio' & produced by Roxley Games

 

 


 

Prescriptiondesigned by Felix Ha of 'fh5ve' (Clove St. Press)

 

 


 

Robin Hood: Limited Editiondesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 


 

Meadowlarkdesigned by Russel Gray & produced by Jonathon Lamarque & Lindsey Bentley of 'Meadowlark' (USPCC & Cartamundi)

 


 

Florus Drama Series Vol. II - Vittoriadesigned by Nicolai Aarøe (NPCC)

 

 


 

CHARMERSdesigned by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' & produced by Kellar O'Neil, 'The Southern Charmer' (Cartamundi & OPC)

 

 


 

CRYPTdesigned by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' (OPC)

No pictures available as per the request of the designer

 


 

Oath Standard, designed by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' (OPC)

 

 


 

Devil's in the Details, designed by Srdjan Vidakovic of 'Widakk Design' & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)


 

Eternal Reigndesigned by Dhamas Adhitya & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)

 

 


 

Apocalissedesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industires' (Cartamundi)

 


 

Modern Idolsdesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 

 


 

UC2019 No.7, designed by Montenzi & produced by United Cardists (Cartamundi)

 

 

BEST FANNING DECK

 CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

Bicycle 7-11 Slurpee, produced by 7-11 (USPCC)

 

 


 

Table Players Vol. II: Blue Ribbon, designed by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (USPCC)

 


 

Ventus Contra, designed by Bailang Huang & produced by Lotusinhand

 

 


 

Broken Borders 2020, designed by Jaspas of 'The New Deck Order' (Unknown)

 


 

UC2019 No.7, designed by Montenzi & produced by United Cardists (Cartamundi)

 


 

Unicorn, produced by Vända Playing Cards (USPCC)

 

 

BEST CARDISTRY DECK

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CARDISTRY DECK HERE!

Swish, designed by Kris Andrew Small & produced by CardCutz (USPCC)

 


 

D&D x Anyone Worldwide: Smoke & Mirrors, designed & produced by Dan & Dave of 'Art of Play' & Tobias Levin & Nikolaj Pedersen of 'Anyone Worldwide' (USPCC)

 


 

AMBIENT, designed by Kenneth Vanoverbeke & produced by Dealersgrip (USPCC)

 


 

ENTIRE, produced by Dealersgrip (USPCC)

 


 

Fontaine x BABYLON, designed & produced by BABYLON & Zach Mueller of 'Fontaine' (USPCC)

 


 

Fontaine x DABS MYLA, designed & produced by DABS MYLA & Zach Mueller of 'Fontaine' (USPCC)

 


 

Void, designed by Scott Black of 'Four Corner' (USPCC)

 


 

Arctic Duo, designed by Bailang Huang & produced by Lotusinhand


 

Ventus Contra, designed by Bailang Huang & produced by Lotusinhand

 


 

ARW, designed by Luke Wadey (USPCC)

 


 

ArrowDynamix: v2, produced by Kevin Ho of 'Momentum Cards' (USPCC)

 


 

Glyph, designed by Charles Quirouard & produced by Juan Lorenzo Cobo of 'Paperwave Playing Cards' (USPCC)


 

Svngali: Off the Wall, designed by Edo Huang & produced by Alex Pandrea of 'Svngali' (USPCC)

 


 

Broken Borders 2020designed by Jaspas of 'The New Deck Order' (Unknown)

 

 

BEST MAGIC DECK

 VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MAGIC DECK HERE!

DMC SHARKS: v2, designed by Phill Smith & produced by Drummond Money-Coutts 'DMC' (USPCC)

 


 

SlowHands, designed by Nick Nisco of 'Elemental Playing Cards' & produced by Kier Gomes (USPCC)

 


 

11th Hour - MARKED Deck, designed by Destino, Bill Davis & Daniel Schneider & produced by Emily Feldman of 'EmilySleights52' (USPCC)

 

 


 

Madison x Schneider Remedies, designed by Daniel Schneider & produced by Daniel Madison (USPCC)

 


 

Roulette, produced by Mechanic Industries (USPCC)

 

 


 

DeLand Centennial: Daisy & Nifty - MARKED Deck, designed by Phill Smith & produced by Penguin Magic

 


 

Emperor - MARKED Deck, designed by Mark Stutzman & produced by Penguin Magic (EPCC)

 

 


 

Screams at Midnight - MARKED Deck, designed by Phill Smith & Kevin Reylek & produced by Penguin Magic (USPCC)

 

 


 

Roberto Giobbi's Card College, produced by TCC (USPCC)

 

 

BEST NON-POKER DECK

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

Cabinetariumdesigned by Armando Veve & produced by Art of Play (Clove St. Press)

 

 


 

Bittere Jasskarten, designed by Benedikt Notter (Digitprint)

 


 

The Beer Deck, designed by Ben Barrett-Forrest (USPCC)

 

 


 

The Manufacturing Deck, designed by Ferdinand Huber (Cartamundi)

 

 


 

Uno Artiste Series: No. 1, designed by Jean-Michel Basquiat & produced by Mattel (Unknown)

 

 


 

Keymaster Tarot, designed by Lorenzo Gaggiotti of 'Stockholm17' (Cartamundi)

 


 

Linoprinted Medieval Monsters, designed by Rex Rattorum of 'Berteline De Tarragon (Handmade)

BEST ROOKIE DECK

 VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ROOKIE DECK HERE!

Dark Kingdom, designed by Evgania Zhade & produced by 52 Wonders (Cartamundi)

 


 

Cabinetariumdesigned by Armando Veve & produced by Art of Play (USPCC)

 


 

Bicycle Aviary, designed by Nick Matej & produced by USPCC (USPCC)

 


 

Bicycle Musha & Goketsudesigned by Yosuke Ando & produced by Card Experiment (USPCC)

 


 

Walhalla, designed by Julien Riesen of 'Riesen Design' & produced by The Cardsster (NPCC)

 


 

Uranium 52, designed by David Frampton of 'CHSD Playing Cards' (Liquorice Press)

 


 

Lucky, designed by Brad Gabbard of 'Native Tongue Studio' & produced by Doc's Playing Cards (UPSCC)

 

 


 

Edo Karuta, designed by MILTZ & produced by Flagrant Agenda (USPCC)

 


 

Warrior Women, designed by Ehsan Ziafati of 'Headless Kings' (USPCC)

 


 

Rulers of Korea, designed by Junghee Kim (USPCC)

 


 

Meadowlarkdesigned by Russel Gray & produced by Jonathon Lamarque & Lindsey Bentley of 'Meadowlark' (USPCC & Cartamundi)

 


 

Natives, designed by Adim Ofunne & produced by Stanley Onywuchi of 'Natives Cards' (USPCC)

 


 

Vivaldi, designed by Sofia Bolognesi & produced by Passione Playing Cards (USPCC)

 


 

5th Kingdom, designed by Maria Fedoseeva & produced by PlayingCardDecks.com (USPCC)

 


 

Instant Noodlesdesigned by Meko Deng & Angga Tantama & produced Bao Hoang (USPCC)

 


 

Red Fox, designed by Ricki Ten Hove & produced by Kelly Ten Hove of 'Red Fox Playing Cards' (USPCC)

 


 

Sirocco, designed by Nathan Oser & produced by Riffle Shuffle (Cartamundi)

 


 

Dausos, designed by Tautvydas Kaltenis (USPCC & WJPC)

 

 


 

Team Pinto, designed by Viktor Zybin & produced by Aron Pinto of 'Team Pinto' (USPCC)

 


 

Low Poly Sharks, designed by Jason Hsu & produced by David Ho & Team of 'Unrivaled Decks' (USPCC)

 

 

BEST INNOVATION

 

Oath Standard, designed by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' (OPC)

Use of stock that does not have a black core while still maintaining opacity for gameplay & 'Maestro V2' finish.

 


 

ThermoChrome Cards, produced by Modern Awesome Labs (Unknown)

Use of heat-activated color-changing inks on the faces of the cards.

 


 

 Halographic Legal Tender: Version II, designed by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

Improved use of halographic foiling through application of a multi-layered technique so halographic foil is only applied to specific areas of the design as per the original concept. 

 

 


 

Aqua Deck, produced by MakePlayingCards.com (MPC)

Use of transparent plastic card stock applied with high-gloss transparent print to create a raised gloss embossed effect while still retaining retalive similar card thickness of a standard deck.

 

 

BEST OVERALL DECK

 VOTE FOR THE OFFICIAL 2020 DECK OF THE YEAR HERE!

Dark Kingdom, designed by Evgania Zhade & produced by 52 Wonders (Cartamundi)

 


 

Sovereigndesigned by Jody Eklund of 'Black Ink Branded' (USPCC)

 


 

Bicycle Musha & Goketsudesigned by Yosuke Ando & produced by Card Experiment (USPCC)

 


 

Prescriptiondesigned by Felix Ha of 'fh5ve' (Clove St. Press)

 

 


 

The Green Mandesigned by Alessandra Gagliano & produced by Anthony Holt of 'Jocu Playing Cards' (Cartamundi)

 


 

Robin Hooddesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 


 

Meadowlarkdesigned by Russel Gray & produced by Jonathon Lamarque & Lindsey Bentley of 'Meadowlark' (USPCC & Cartamundi)

 

 


 

Florus Drama Series Vol. II - Vittoriadesigned by Nicolai Aarøe (NPCC)

 

 


 

CHARMERSdesigned by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' & produced by Kellar O'Neil, 'The Southern Charmer' (OPC)

 


 

CRYPTdesigned by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' (OPC)

 


 

Vivaldidesigned by Sofia Bolognesi & produced by Passione Playing Cards

 


 

Devil's in the Details, designed by Srdjan Vidakovic of 'Widakk Design' & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)

 


 

Italiadesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 


 

Modern Idolsdesigned by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (USPCC)

 

 


 

UC2019 No.7, designed by Montenzi & produced by United Cardists (Cartamundi)

 

 

BEST TUCK CASE

 

Vote for the deck you think comes in the Best Tuck Case of 2020!

*NOTE: 'Standard' deck color variants of a series are not specified and a vote for one counts towards each of the decks within that series. More 'premium' edition decks ('Signature'/'Collector's'/'Limited'/etc.) within a series however are specified in recognition as only that particular edition has been nominated for 'Best Tuck'. If there are more than 1 'premium' editions of a deck within a series, of which both feature the same qualities, they too are not specified in the same way as color variants are not and a vote for one counts towards each within that searies.

For example; there are 2 color variants of 'Amazon Spartans' but neither is specified. A vote for that deck, regardless of color, is a vote for each variant of that series equally and they are being recognized equally as set of that series as both are of the same manufacturing quality. Additionally, even though there are 2 limited edition variants within the series of 'Modern Idols', a vote for 'Modern Idols: Limited Ed.' is a vote for both edition variants of that series as both also feature the same tuck qualities and same artistic style.

If you have any questions or need further assistance on how to vote, please reach out and let us know!

The DOTYs are the Community's Choice Awards - VOTE TODAY!

 


 

 

Amazon Spartans, designed by Sviatoslav Pashchuk of 'Agitcom' (Clove St. Press)

 


 

Cabinetarium, designed by Armando Veve & produced by Art of Play (Clove St. Press)

 


 

Tough Luck: Limited Edition, designed by Brad Gabbard of 'Native Tongue Studio' & produced by Doc's Playing Cards Co. (Clove St. Press)

 

 


 

Prescriptiondesigned by Felix Ha of 'fh5ve' (Clove St. Press)

 


 

The Green Mandesigned by Alessandra Gagliano & produced by Anthony Holt of 'Jocu Playing Cards' (Cartamundi)

 

 


 

Beowulf: Limited Edition, designed by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 


 

Robin Hood: Limited Editiondesigned by Jackson Robinson of 'Kings Wild Project' (EPCC)

 


 

Meadowlark: Deluxe & Luxury Editions, designed by Russel Gray & produced by Jonathon Lamarque & Lindsey Bentley of 'Meadowlark' (Clove St. Press & OPC)

 


 

Florus Drama Series Vol. II - Vittoria: Volto Editiondesigned by Nicolai Aarøe (NPCC)

 


 

CHARMERS: Signature Editiondesigned by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' & produced by Kellar O'Neil, 'The Southern Charmer' (OPC)

 


 

CRYPTdesigned by Lotrek of 'Oath Playing Cards' (OPC)

 

 


 

Eternal Reign, designed by Dhamas Adhitya & produced by Riffle Shuffle (TWPCC)

 


 

007 James Bond, produced by Theory11 (Clove St. Press)

 

 


 

Apocalisse, designed by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industires' (Cartamundi)

 


 

Modern Idols: Limited Editions, designed by Giovanni Meroni of 'Thirdway Industries' (Clove St. Press)

 

2020 DECK OF THE YEAR AWARDS - FAQ & Resources

Welcome to the 2020 'Deck of the Year' Awards brought to you by the P52 playing card community and in partnership of the UC!

 

VOTING IS NOW OPEN!

Voting officially opened on Monday, Jan. 18th at 12pm PST and officially closes on Sunday, Jan. 31st at 11:59pm PST so don't delay - VOTE TODAY!

For more in for on this event and how you too can participate, please read below! 

 

WHAT

The ‘Deck of the Year’ Awards, or more popularly known as ‘The DOTYs’, is an annual event in which the community comes together from every corner of the web to reflect upon all the amazing decks to have been released throughout the past year and celebrate the hobby of playing cards by officially recognizing those that exceed in excellence which have really stood out among the rest of 2020. As the longest-running international playing card awards event of its kind, the DOTYs are highly regarded within the industry in honoring artistic & technical merit by awarding the most talented designers, passionate producers & diligent manufactures as chosen by YOU! With 15 different DOTY award categories, the best of the best are nominated in aspects of tuck to aces, pips, gaffs backs and everything in between! Now’s your chance to let your voice be heard on what decks truly come out on top and deserve the coveted title of ‘DECK OF THE YEAR’!

 

WHERE

This amazing DOTY Awards event is a collaborative community partnership between UC and Portfolio52 and we here at P52 are proud to offer, for the first time ever in DOTY history, a new custom-built and incredibly easy-to-use, one-click voting system to participants that has been designed and developed exclusively for this event! Built from the groud up with the exact specifications of the DOTY event as our guide from insightful feedback and insight from the community, the ease of usability for voters was and continues to remain at the forefront of it's design and we're super excited to roll-out this new feature in helping grow the Deck of the Year Awards!

Check it out & click to vote HERE!

 

WHEN

Voting for this year's DOTY Awards event is officially open from Monday, Jan. 18th until 11:59pm PST on Sunday, Jan. 31st.

But the DOTYs are so much more than just voting - below are also so very important dates to be sure to add to your calandar!

  • Sunday, Jan. 31st : Voting Closes

  • Monday, Feb. 8th : DOTY Awards are Announced

  • Monday, Feb. 15 : Winners of the DOTY Voter Prize Giveaway is Announced

Read more about our DOTY Awards and Voter Prize Giveway below!

 

HOW

The Deck of the Year Awards are a community event in which eligible decks of the past year are nominated by members of the community and presented in 15 different DOTY Award categories and then presented and officially opened for voting so you can chose which decks you think are the best of the best of 2020. To learn more of eligibility and nominatations, please read below! 

 


 

P52 x UC Partnership

We are proud to partner with the United Cardists forum in bringing the community this amazing event 

 


 

Rules of Participation & Voting

Each user can vote for as many or as few categories as they want. They can only vote for a maximum of 1 entry per category. 


 

Eligibility of Deck Releases

Deck releases are based on completed fulfillment, not necessarily manufactured date. Reprinted decks or recolors, if nominated before, may not be eligible for this year's event nominations. Reprinted decks or recolors not yet nominated in previous years are however elegible. 


 

Award Categories & Nomination Process

There are 15 total award categories. Nominations were done December through January on UC. 


 

DOTY Event Sponsorship 

If you would like to help sponsor let us know! 

 


 

Voter Prize Giveaway

Giveaways this year will be done by random draw matching. Only 1 entry per user allowed. Givewaway prizes will be matched with sponsor to winner and shipping will be negotiated among them on a case by case basis. 


 

Cartamundi Grand Prize Winner Details

The designer of the first place winner of the 'Best Overall Deck' also known as the '2020 Deck of the Year' category will be  awarded a €4,000 credit with Cartamundi at their Cartamundi factory towards a single new project. First place winner will be decided based on total number of votes.  

Note that the grand prize will go to the designing member, and not the producer, of the deck. The credit is only valid towards a single project and cannot be split up. Conditions applicable to change at the discretion of the sponsor. 


 

Common Q&A

 


 

Award Nominee Resources

For you nominees, you can download branding resources to share on your social media accounts HERE. These badges can be overlaid across your preferred photos of your decks to help bring engagement to your accounts and encourage your followers to vote for your nomination to win the official DOTY award! 

 


written and posted by PipChick (@pipchickadee

 

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