June 14, 2021Best Friends Day – Dork Maker Awards! SQUEEEEEEEEEE 😀! It’s Chloe and Zoey here, and we are SO excited to announce the winners of our… 1st Annual Best Friends Day Dork Maker Awards! We were shocked and surprised that we received over 500 ENTRIES! The artwork you created of your BFFs was so AWESOME and INSPIRING it was impossible to select just FIVE winners as we had originally planned. So… WE DIDN’T!! Instead, we selected up to 12 artworks in eight categories to increase the total to approximately 96 winners! To be honest, almost EVERYONE should be a WINNER because many of the artworks were VERY similar. The actual winner was often determined by when the artwork was created and submitted during the four-day event along with how well the character was designed in the Dork Maker. So, if you see a winning artwork that is very similar to yours, you can consider YOURSELF a winner too along with bragging rights. SERIOUSLY!! Because some of the artworks are almost identical except for very minor details like freckles, jewelry, braces, or even the type of snack. As they say, “GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!” We divided the artwork into FOUR categories: BESTIE TIMES MY BEST FRIEND MY BESTIE FRIENDS GROUP The Dork Maker artwork was judged on creativity and how well you utilized our new BFF backgrounds and accessories to celebrate your best friend. Advanced artists who chose to add digital color were also judged on the use of color and shading. We also have the DORK MAKER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE which is the very BEST overall artwork. So, are you ready?! Drum roll please!… DORK MAKER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ATLANTIC FOR HER AWESOME ARTWORK! Next are the artworks for the BESTIE TIMES AWARD! We have 3 winners for COLOR artwork and 3 winners for INKED artwork and 18 winners for honorable mentions! Click Here for Honorable Mentions Next are the artworks for the MY BEST FRIEND AWARD! We have 3 winners for COLOR artwork and 3 winners for INKED artwork and 18 winners for honorable mentions! Click Here for Honorable Mentions Next are the artworks for the MY BESTIE AWARD! We have 3 winners for COLOR artwork and 3 winners for INKED artwork and 18 winners for honorable mentions! Click Here for Honorable Mentions And, last are the artworks for the FRIENDS GROUP AWARD! We have 3 winners for COLOR and 3 winners for INKED and 16 winners for honorable mentions! Click Here for Honorable Mentions CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who won an award and to all who participated! We had over 500 entries and decided to increase the number of winners from 5 to 96 to give more people a chance to be recognized. And as we stated earlier, if your artwork is similar to any of these, YOU’RE a WINNER, too! I hope you enjoyed honoring your BFF and sharing the Dork Maker artwork you created of your friend with the entire world!! How did you like celebrating National Best Friends Day with our Dork Maker? What did you like BEST about this activity? Should we make this an annual event? Please post your thoughts in the comments section below.