So I’ve been thinking of putting together some kind of 2018 End-of-the-Year Origami Awards and I’d like to get some feedback.

My initial thought is to come up with some categories such as “the best origami dragons”, “the best origami fish”, “the top most awesome origami models I saw all year”, “the most unique looking new design” and stuff like that.

Then do a series of posts where I select my favourite 10 to 15 or so models that fit in that category, explain what I like about them and then let visitors vote on which is the best.

Then after a set amount of time pick a winner based on the votes.

There would be a winner and a runner up for each category.

Contest Prizes


I’m not entirely sure what to do about prizes.

For sure you’d get bragging rights and I can definitely create some kind of award graphic that people could show off on their website or social media sites.

Other than that though I’m not sure what else I could do to make things special.

I could give away a few copies of my book but honestly anyone awesome enough to win in any of these categories won’t be interested in a beginner’s origami book.

I can maybe offer some kind of prize from a website such as I don’t have a huge amount of money to spend but I could maybe offer the winner their choice of any item up to a certain amount or something like that.



Basically the contest would be open to anyone who’s given me permission to post their work on the site.

If you haven’t given me permission yet feel free to contact me and let me know you’re interested.

Also feel free to send me any links to any work you think should be considered for the contest.

I plan to go through all the people I follow on Flickr and look at their work from the past year. As long as they folded it themselves and it was during 2018 then it’ll be considered for the contest.

It’ll only be for models that you folded and photographed yourself. I won’t be taking models photographed at conventions or stuff like that into consideration this time.


Let Me Know Your Thoughts

Let me know if this sounds like something you’d be interested in.

I’m also specifically looking for suggestions for award categories and ideas for prizes.

If anyone else has ideas to make this more fun let me know too.

The best way to message me is to contact me here.

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