TWIPY VOTING NOW OPEN!!
We are excited to announce the fourth annual TWIPY Pinball Awards will be taking place again this March! The TWIPYs are an annual celebration of the pinball hobby, where the public votes for their favorite features from pinball machines released in 2020, as well as their favorite pinball content creators. Voting runs from January 1st through January 31st.
Hi all, the TWIPYs are back again!
For those unfamiliar, the TWIPYs are a “People’s Choice” type awards, where the public votes for their favorites in the pinball world, it is a celebration of the hobby!!
The TWIPY Committee returns, and this year it is comprised of Steve Bowden, Imoto Harney, Josh Sharpe, Lloyd Olson, Joel Reeves, William Oetting, and Jeff Patterson. The Committee will be responsible for determining game eligibility and categories, show and schedule coordination, and most importantly, maintaining the integrity of the voting process through our online secure voting process, and helping review and validate votes and results.
The main TWIPY voting period will be held in January as always. As with last year, we'll do a pre-voting period so the pinball community can decide which nominees will be included in the drop downs for the write-in categories, such as favorite streamers, podcasters, mods, etc. This helps provide voters with a better voting experience in January and saves time when compiling the votes so the TWIPY Committee and others can spend more time focusing on creating the event.
PRE-VOTING for the TWIPYs starts tomorrow, December 1st, and runs through Thursday, December 10th. These will determine the drop down selections for the January voting. The number of drop down selections will vary by category and be determined by the TWIPY Committee.
This year we have some changes, including a document for Eligibility Requirements, Minutes for the TWIPY Committee Meetings, and a new voting format.
This year, people can choose their top two Write-In nominees for each category if they wish (ex: these are my two favorite mods of 2020). These votes will determine nominees for the drop downs for the January voting.
Also new this year - during the January voting, voters can choose their top three for each category if they wish. Those will count as three "points" for 1st pick, two points for 2nd pick, and one point for third pick for January voting, and will determine the winners of the categories.
We are looking forward to making the 2020 TWIPYs the pinball event of the year - a huge celebration of the pinball hobby - you won't want to miss it!! More information such as hosts and dates will be coming soon.
The pre-voting opens at midnight tonight - I'll post a link tomorrow here morning if no one else has by then.
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