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The TWIPY Pinball Awards: A CELEBRATION OF THE HOBBY
The Pinball Event of the Year will take place March 27th at 8:00PM Eastern!
FILM/MUSIC CELEBRITY PRESENTERS
OVER 5,000 VOTES FROM ACROSS THE WORLD
Proceeds go to Pinball Locations
This year, all donations we receive for the TWIPYs will be given to PINBALL LOCATIONS. Many locations are struggling with the pandemic and, even if it is just a little bit, we would love to give what we can to help folks through this rough patch and keep location pinball alive. If you are a public pinball location (arcade / bar arcade / pinball museum) and would like to be considered for distribution of donations, you MUST fill out this form: https://twipys.com/2020-pinball-location-submission/
LIVE Social Media Interaction
This year the show will be live on YouTube Premiere, and you will also be able to watch it live on twipys.com. In addition to the LIVE comments, this year we will also have LIVE social media interaction when you use the #twipys hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube. The live hashtag feature is already included on twipys.com for Twitter and YouTube, so if you have any TWIPY related posts between now and the live show and you include the #twipys hashtag, you’ll be included on the social media section of twipys.com! Check it out now!
The TWIPYs will always be better as a LIVE show – we are looking forward to having the show LIVE again at the Texas Pinball Festival in 2022. We will also have this feature available for future LIVE shows!!
This Week in Pinball is 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.
This year the TWIPYs will be hosted by two well-known personalities in the world of gaming, Jack Danger of Dead Flip and Imoto Arcade. The awards show will include many celebrities from the music and film industry, along with many well-known pinball personalities. More information on the awards show will be coming after the voting period has closed.
NEW TWIPY WEBSITE
We’ve put together a new website for the TWIPY Awards so that there is one location to view all of the greatest in pinball. The site has information on past winners, show videos, show photos, news updates, and much more.
Check out: https://twipys.com/
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 is 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.
New Voting Format, Eligibility Requirements, Meeting Minutes
New for this year, 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 also have an Eligibility Document which will cover the Eligibility requirements for each category, which will be tweaked and improved year to year. Finally, this year we will be releasing the Minutes from TWIPY Committee Meetings.
Game specific Categories:
Best Theme – Based on THEME ONLY
Best Animations and Display
Best Toys and Gimmicks
Best Theme Integration
Best Music and Sound Effects
Best Playfield Gameplay and Layout
Game of the Year
Favorite Pinball Streamer
Favorite Pinball Podcast
Favorite Pinball YouTube Channel
Favorite Pinball Mod of 2020
Favorite Home Brew Pinball Machine
Favorite Pinball Website
Favorite Pinball Publication or Article
Favorite Pinball Location
Favorite Pinball Virtual Event
Favorite Pinball Topper of 2020
Rookie of the Year