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 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!
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’!
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!
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!
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.
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)