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NFT NYC 2021 Award Winners and Nominations

The first annual NFT.NYC NFT Awards was held on November 2, 2021 in the Edison Main Ballroom, an elegant private event space in the heart of Times Square, New York City. NFT.NYC Hosted the “NFT awards” ceremony in partnership with NFT.Kred, OpenSea, ClubRare and Topps NFTs.

WABC-TV’s broadcast journalist “Sade Baderinwa” hosted the First ever Annual NFT.NYC Awards. The award nominations saw an overwhelming response with over 3K nominations received for 30+ award categories. NFT.NYC 2021 “NFT Awards” Nominations were closed by Thursday, September 30th at 5 pm ET and the results were announced on November 2, 2021.

Since the first NFT.NYC event successfully gathered creators and projects across worldwide NFT community in 2019, it is considered as one of the biggest event for non-fungible tokens. After cancellation of the 2020 event, NFT.NYC 2021 kicked off on the “Ruby Red Steps” in Times Square, NYC on November the 2nd and created a lot of buzz.

EventNFT.NYC 2021
Date2 November 2021
Total Venues5
NFTNYC Awards VenueEdison Ballroom,
240 W 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Attendees5000+
Speakers550+
Social MediaTwitter
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Awards Categories

The the first ever NFT.NYC’s NFT Awards 2021 were open to all organizations and individuals involved in producing any type of project entailing NFTs. The following 9 NFTNYC Award categories winners were determined by data provided by NFTNYC partner “OpenSea”, an online marketplace for non-fungible tokens:

NFTNYC Award CategoryWinner 2021
Top CollectibleBored Ape Yacht Club
Top Collections: Virtual WorldsThe SandBox
Top Collections: Music EulerBeats Genesis
Top Collections: Collectibles Bore Ape Yacht Club
Top Collections: ArtFidenza by Tyler Hobbs
Most total volume by an artistTyler Hobbs
Most no. of secondary trades on an NFT (single item)Road Less Traveled by Zed Run
Most no. of secondary trades on a collectionParallel Alpha
Most no. of Auction Extensions on an NFTReddit CryptoSnoos

Community-nominated award were awarded by public voting under the umbrella of following categories of Art/Music/Fashion (11 Award Categories), MarketPlaces (4 Award Categories), Gaming & Collectibles (4 Award Categories), Identity & Social (3 Award Categories) and Fintech (1 Award).

Art, Music, Fashion

NFTNYC 2021 Awards- Best NFT Artist Category

Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple (Twitter-@beeple) won the best NFT Artist award category in the first ever NFT.NYC awards. In 2021, Beeples NFTs, namely: Everydays: the first 5000 days, Human One, Crossroad and Ocean Front, made into the list of Top 20 most expensive NFTs ever sold.

Other nominees were 19 year old artist Victor Langlois aka FEWOCiOUS (Twitter-@fewocious), Lima, Peru based Illustrator Nathaniel Rueda (Twitter-@_el_mute_) and Chicago based cryptoartist Josie Bellini (Twitter-@josiebellini).

NominationsCommunity Vote (1.5K Total)
Beeple42.7% (Winner )
FEWOCiOUS33%
Mute19.2%
Josie Bellini5.1%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards- Best Emerging NFT Artist Category

This was a community-nominated award category at NFTNYC 2021, which is awarded to an NFT artist for less than a year. This year 4 emerging digital artist were nominated for this award, namely: Nyla Hayes (Twitter-@NylaCollection), Kristina (Twitter-@KrisK_NFT), Yam Karkai (Twitter-@YKarkai) and Ed Dinzole (Twitter-@EDinzole).

Nyla Hayes of “Nyla Collection” won the award with a whooping 77.4% vote. Nyla is a12 year old NFT digital artist, who made history as as the first-ever Artist-in-Residence for “TIMEPieces”, TIME magazine’s web3 community initiative. She created the “Long Neckie art” at the age of 9 and in October 2021 sold her first “Long Neckie NFT Collection” for 960 ETH. (about $3.4 million at the time of sale).

Other Nominees: Yam Karkai is a freelance digital illustrator & the Founder & Artist of @worldofwomennft, Kristina is a digital artist popular as the Creator of Bull Market Girlfriends (@bullgirlfriends) NFT collectibles and Ed Dinzole is an American animator, illustrator & lead artist on multiple successful NFT campaigns.

NominationsCommunity Vote (20K Total)
Nyla Collection77.4% (Winner )
KrisK11.2%
Yam Karkai6.3%
Ed Dinzole5.1%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Non Digital NFT Artist Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (1.1K Total)
thr33som3s51.8% (Winner)
Sanjay Sicko21.6%
Josie Bellini15%
Marguerite DeCourcelle11.6%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Digital NFT Artist Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (68.4K Total)
Micha Klein 55.9% (Winner)
FVCKRENDER43.3%
Yam Karkai0.4%
Kevin Abosch0.3%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Traditional Artist turned NFT Artist Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (1.8K Total)
Dario De Siena40.9% (Winner)
Felix Schlater23.7%
Kenny Schachter23%
J.J. Weinberg12.3%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best NFT Project for Creators Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (1.1K Total)
Art Blocks54.1% (Winner )
Async Art22.2%
VerticalCryptoArt22.2%
Valuables by Cent1.5%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best use of NFTs for the Music Industry Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (3K Total)
Spottie Wifi52.9% (Winner )
RCRDSHP36.2%
Yellow Heart5.7%
Lil’ Boomies5.1%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Fashion NFT Project Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (4.3K Total)
RTFKT Studios76.2% (Winner )
Gucci10.7%
Rare Shoe8.3%
DIGITALAX4.9%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Written Coverage of NFTs Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (5K Total)
Andrew Wang46.2% (Winner)
NFT Now44.2%
Micah Ray Skidrowcrypto5.9%
NFTs.tips3.7%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best use of AI for Digital art Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (12.5K Total)
Botto48.8% (Winner)
Obvious 27.7%
Alethea AI21.3%
Pinder Van Arman2.3%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best use of emerging Tech for Digital art Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (5.3K Total)
Pastel Network50.8% (Winner)
Alethea AI 34.8%
Art Blocks13.2%
iLLust Space1.1%

Marketplaces

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best NFT Marketplace Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (42.4K Total)
Hic Et Nunc44.7% (Winner)
OpenSea36.1%
Nifty Gateway17.8%
Rarible1.4%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best NFT Display Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (1.2K Total)
Infinite Objects41.7% (Winner)
Lago36.6%
TokenFrame14.6%
BlackDove7.2%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Blockchain for NFTs Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (50K Total)
Polygon47.9% (Winner )
Tezos43.7%
Ethereum7.1%
Solana1.3%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Whitelabel marketplace creation platform Category

Origin Protocol (Twitter-@OriginProtocol) won the 2021 NFTNYC award in the “Best Whitelabel marketplace creation platform” category. Co-founded by Josh Fraser and Matthew Liu, Origin Protocol is an Ethereum-powered platform that aims to bring NFTs and DeFi to the masses.

NominationsCommunity Vote (3.5K Total)
Origin Protocol56.9% (Winner )
Unique Network39.4%
Bitski2.6%
NFT.Kred1.1%

Gaming & Collectibles

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Gaming Community Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (9.6K Total)
Axie Infinity62.7% (Winner )
Zed Run20%
Splinterlands9.9%
Gods Unchained6.8%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Blockchain Gaming Company Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (26K Total)
Sky Mavis51.4% (Winner )
Xaya25.8%
Animoca Brands12.5%
Zed Run10.3%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Play to earn Mechanics Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (11.5K Total)
Axie Infinity72.7% (Winner)
Project Uanon11.2%
F1® Delta Time11.1%
The Sandbox5.1%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Collab b/w Defi & NFTs Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (4.2K Total)
SuperFarm68.7% (Winner)
Aavegotchi19.5%
Sympathy for the devils9.8%
PolyientX2%

Identity & Social

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Use of NFTs by a Consumer Brand Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (5.2K Total)
NBA Top Shot67.2% (Winner )
Budweiser25.3%
Coca-Cola4.4%
EDC Las Vegas3.1%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Most Innovative NFT Project Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (9.9K Total)
VeeFriends 39% (Winner)
Bored Ape Yacht Club32.1%
World of Women16.8%
On1 Force12.1%

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Best Use of NFTs for Digital Identity Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (4.4K Total)
ENS Domains59.3% (Winner)
Unstoppable Domains32.8%
FIO Protocol5.8%
3Box2.1%

Fintech

NFTNYC 2021 Awards – Most expert handling of the law & NFTs Category

NominationsCommunity Vote (1.5K Total)
Dave Rodman77.8% (Winner)
Ian Daily10%
Bull Blockchain Law6.8%
Murphy & McGonigle5.4%

Hope you like the coverage of the first ever NFTNYC NFT awards of 2021. Please visit us back for the 2022 edition of NFT.NYC, scheduled for June 20-23, 2022. Early registration for the event is already open and Nominations for the 2022 NFT Awards will open soon.

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