The 2022 NFT Awards

For the second year in a row, OpenSea is proud to sponsor the 2022 NFT Awards at NFT.NYC. This year, we’re excited to celebrate some of the most incredible and influential projects, creators and communities in the NFT space this year. 

On June 21, to kick off this year’s NFT.NYC, OpenSea and NFT.Kred will hand out awards to the top collections in various categories such as, highest volume drops, top earning fundraiser NFT projects and more. Data for top categories is pulled from OpenSea*, while winners in other, more subjective categories — such as Best NFT artist and Most Innovative NFT projects — are selected based on community voting.

All NFT Awards winners will have their pieces on display in the NFT.NYC Gallery in the Event Atrium at the Marriott Marquis throughout the conference. The gallery is open to all attendees with a conference badge until the end of NFT.NYC on Thursday, June 23.

We’ll be providing full coverage of the 2022 NFT Awards on our social channels, and we’ll be updating this post to include the full list of winners after Tuesday night’s award show.

*Award Methodology: Data for Top Awards is pulled from OpenSea based on each category, (such as sales volume, transactions or number of holders) from the last 12 months (May 26, 2021 – May 26, 2022). All other awards are determined by community voting. Over 18,000 votes were received for this year’s awards.

UPDATE – 6/21

Here is the complete list of winners of The 2022 NFT Awards:

Top Collection by Sales Volume

Top Collection by Transactions

Top Art Collection by Volume

Top Collectibles Collection by Volume

Top Music Collection by Volume

Top Photography Collection by Volume

Top Gaming Collection by Volume

Top Art Collection by Transactions

Top Collectibles Collection by Transactions

Top Music Collection by Transactions

Top Photography Collection by Transactions

Top Gaming Collection by Transactions

Largest Single Day Drop

Most Unique Holders

Top NFT Collection for Good

Highest Volume Collection with CC0 Copyrights

Highest Volume Collection from Asia

Highest Volume Collection on the Klaytn Blockchain

Highest Volume Collection on the Polygon Blockchain

Highest Volume Collection on the Solana Blockchain

Most Innovative NFT Project

Most Innovative NFT Smart Contract

Best NFT Artist

Best Emerging NFT Artist

Best Established NFT Artist

Best Digital NFT Artist

Best Non-digital NFT Artist

Best Traditional Artist turned NFT Artist

Best Use of Emerging Technology for Digital Art

Best Use of Artificial Intelligence for Digital Art

Best NFT Art Gallery

Best New Player Onboarding Experience

Best Gaming Community

Best Blockchain Gaming Company

Best Play to Earn Mechanics

The Diversity Award

Best Environmental Initiative from an NFT Project

Best Sustainability Initiative of a Blockchain or Protocol

Most Impactful Charity NFT Project

Best NFT Financial Advisor

Most Expert handling of the Law and NFTs

Best Use of NFTs for Digital Identity

Best Combined use of NFTs and DeFi

Best Onboarding Experience for New NFT Users

Best Interoperability Experience for NFTs

Best NFT Project for Creators

Best Blockchain for NFTs

  • Ethereum

Best Application of NFTs in the Music Industry

Best Fashion NFT Project

Best NFT Media

Best Written Coverage of NFTs

Best NFT Display

Best NFT Marketplace

Best Whitelabel Marketplace Creation Platform

Best Use of NFTs by a Consumer Brand

Best NFT Business Model