Rock the Vote!

Okay, it may not be a huge election and Pearl Jam isn’t playing a special benefit concert, but you should definitely VOTE for your favorite Online Community, Blogger, and Video Box Breaker in the Upper Deck Awards, now live. Here is the official press release from UD headquarters:

Voting Starts Today for Upper Deck’s ‘Social Media Awards’

Nominations have closed. Now it’s time to vote on the industry’s best online trading card communities, bloggers and video box-breakers

Carlsbad, CA (March 29, 2010) – Many in the trading card industry were very happy last week when Upper Deck announced its first-ever “Social Media Awards” designed to recognize the top trading card online communities, bloggers and video box breakers. Upper Deck’s Facebook page where nominations were being accepted saw increased traffic as passionate collectors wanted to share their favorite picks with others. Now that the nominations have closed, Upper Deck has opened up official voting for the awards today.

“It’s been a lot of fun to see trading card communities, bloggers and video box-breakers get excited about the opportunity that comes with the Upper Deck Awards,” said Chris Carlin, sports marketing manager for Upper Deck. “To be honest, recognition like this is long overdue as many of those nominated have put in a tremendous amount of work to make this industry better as they are certainly passionate about it. We hope it will be seen as a healthy competition designed primarily to help create awareness for all those nominated and ultimately to recognize those who have been doing some great things in their respective categories.”

To vote for your favorite, visit Upper Deck’s Facebook page or click to links from here:

Best Online Community

Best Blogger

Best Video Box-Breaker

The top five communities
will receive links from Upper Deck’s Community page and will be featured in an article on the Upper Deck Blog.
The No. 1-rated online community will receive a trophy, a variety of unopened product, a LeBron James-signed UDA basketball and a 2009 NFL Rookie Photo Shoot signed football (autographed by more than 25 players) to use as giveaways with their community of loyal collectors.

The top five bloggers will receive links from the Upper Deck Blog and
will also be featured as part of an entry about their blogs there. The top-rated blogger will receive a special trophy, a variety of unopened product and a 2009 NFL Rookie Photo Shoot signed football.

The top five video box-breakers will receive a free box of Upper Deck product to review and have their individual videos featured on Upper Deck Diamond Vision. The top video box-breaker will receive a variety of product for the next year and have every video of theirs featured on Upper Deck’s Diamond Vis
ion site.

Voting ends on Monday morning, April 5, at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Winners will then be announced on Wednesday, April 7.

Currently, the bloggers poll has by far the fewest votes, so get out there let your voice be heard.


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