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Coming Soon – The TWIPY Pinball Awards: A CELEBRATION OF THE HOBBY – The Pinball Event of the Year!

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TWIPYs Overview

The TWIPYs are a “People’s Choice” type awards, where the public votes for their favorites in the pinball world. Voting will begin in January. Pre-voting runs 12/1 – 12/10 (more on that below).

Last year we put on a virtual TWIPY Awards show with celebrity presenters, pinball personalities, and more:

We are looking forward to making the 2021 TWIPYs 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.

For all things TWIPYs please check out TWIPYS.com!

Also, please send any questions or concerns to [email protected].


The TWIPY Committee returns, and this year it is comprised of Steve Bowden, Imoto Harney, Josh Sharpe, Lloyd Olson, Lauren Gray, 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 December 1st and runs through Friday, 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.

The Write-In Category votes starting December 1st are:

Favorite Pinball Streamer

Favorite Pinball Podcast

Favorite Pinball YouTube Channel

Favorite Pinball Mod of 2021 (third party mods only)

Favorite Pinball Accessory of 2021 (manufacturer accessories only)

Favorite Home Brew Pinball Machine

Favorite Pinball Website

Favorite Pinball Convention

Favorite Pinball Location

Favorite Competitive Pinball Player

Favorite Pinball Tournament/Competition (in person or online)

Favorite Pinball Mobile App

Favorite Pinball Topper of 2021

Game specific Categories:

Best Theme – Based on THEME ONLY 

Best Animations and Display 

Best Lightshow 

Best Toys and Gimmicks 

Best Theme Integration 

Best Music and Sound Effects 

Best Callouts 

Best Rules 

Best Playfield Gameplay and Layout 

Best Artwork 

Game of the Year 

Eligibility Requirements

The 2021 Eligibility Document which will cover the Eligibility requirements for each category. This will be tweaked and improved year to year.

Meeting Minutes

Also new for this year we will be releasing the Minutes from TWIPY Committee Meetings.

Voting Format

For the Pre-Voting, people can choose their top two Write-In nominees for each category if they wish. These votes will determine nominees for the drop downs for the January voting. 

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.

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