The Neopie Awards


Starting in January of 2009, neo started a new annual survey called the Neopies. The Neopies are awards given to the "Best of" the current year as voted by Neopets users. This page shows some of the items given out to voters and the questions voted on.



8th Year - Best of 2019


8th Annual Neopies


The 8th Annual Neopies starts on February 3rd, 2020 and ends February 22nd, 2020. Be sure to vote everyday so you dont miss the special prize. Each category is open for voting for 2 days, except for day one which is open for an extra day. However if you want the special prize at the end, you must vote on the 1st day that is available to vote. The border around your vote selection will be gold if it is the 1st day it is available for voting. It will be green if you are voting on day 2 (other than the first voting category where you have an extra day to vote).
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Below you can see the list of prizes and winners so far.
Best Neopet Colour
February 3-4
Winner!

49%
Oil Paint Peophin
This Peophin is painted with gorgeous streaks from Maraqua blue to Lost Desert Yellow. No one's seen such artistry with oil streaks since Vincent Van-Der-Gyre or Leonardo Da Wocky.
Steampunk Blumaroo

19%
Steampunk Blumaroo
The mechanized suit of a Blumaroo comes with brass breather mask, pressure gauge, and retractable ear-armor. It's a no-brainer for a Neopet who plans to explore the depths of Moltara... and that's not just hot air.
Mosaic Grarrl

22%
Mosaic Grarrl
It has the swirly, sunny pattern formed by thousands of Altador's finest painted ceramics. This design brings all the pieces together.
Origami Techo

11%
Origami Techo
Crafted from the finest red paper that Faerieland has to offer. No one's seen this much folding since Brucey B returned to the "Cheat!" Championships.
Best Species Specific Outfit
February 5
Candy Ruki

14%
Candy Ruki
A full dress decorated with yummy, gummy, tastiness. Slip on the pink shoes and the candy headband for that sweet look. Ruki takes candy... checkmate!
Gnorbu Snowbeast

30%
Gnorbu Snowbeast
These sure-footed Gnorbus are some of the rarest sights in Terror Mountain. They often symbolize good fortune to weary adventurers. Also, Tusk-aninnies get so jealous of this look for obvious reasons!
Mermaid Flotsam

20%
Mermaid Flotsam
There's iridescence, sheen, and rainbow colors. It all makes this look the talk of Maraqua... enough said!... Seriously. They really won't stop unless it wins.
Winner!

36%
Witch Eyrie
The dark Neovian gown, sweeping silver curls, and magnificent wings redefine spooky elegance and make it a real contender. Teamed with a bow wrapped broom, it may just sweep this award.
Best Advent Animation
February 6
Winner!

35%
Day 9
How can you warm your heart when you don't have enough Neopoints to buy presents? Sometimes a shared hot chocolate is worth all the treasure in Neopia.
Day 11

18%
Day 11
During a snowball catapult duel, one Neopet showed his true colors. Sometimes what looks like a cheap shot turns out to be a gift... literally.
Day 19

23%
Day 19
Rushing home to your twin sisters, you can sometimes forget what you got them. Presents can't change your messy siblings but come on!
Day 21

24%
Day 21
In a castle where ghostly figures roam the halls you can never be sure that it's someone you know. What happens when a prank gets a bit too real?
Best Advent Prize
February 7
High Tea in the Woods

24%
High Tea in the Woods
The stools are waiting! On this finely crafted wooden table there's good hot tea, and cupcakes. It's sure to bring a few friends to the party.
Winner!

38%
Soup Faerie Stamp
It's time to raise a spoon and boil your broth because this is a fine foodie stamp. It'll fill your heart and stomach with happiness!
Christmas Shop Window Display Background

19%
Christmas Shop Window Display Background
There are festive trees, lights and all round cheer everywhere. The holidays aren’t the same without some last minute shopping. The town square is where the best deals are at!
The Giant Omelette: Myths and Folktales

20%
The Giant Omelette: Myths and Folktales
This book holds the great stories of hunger, theft, betrayal, and egg-citement. It also comes with a short biography of Sabre-X. A real prize worthy of a prize.
Best Neopoint Background
February 8
Carnival of Terror Entrance

20%
Carnival of Terror Entrance
Stand on the rails of this terrifying ride and catch your breath. Phew! You made it... or did you? Those glowing eyes aren't very reassuring.
Classy Minimal Boudoir

24%
Classy Minimal Boudoir
Understated elegance decorates this four poster bed. It's for the more discerning Neopet who enjoys the finer things and dashes the idea of an award. That's what made the judges want it more!
Neopies After-Party Background

16%
Neopies After-Party Background
Shimmering ceiling lights sparkle over the red carpet. Don't forget your gift bag! The background will get all the A-Listers to party all night long... assuming it wins the award.
Winner!

40%
Maraqua Sunken Ship Background
At the bottom of the ocean, the mystery of the sunken ship has given many sleepless nights to investigators and it remains unsolved... as does the case of its missing award.
Best Neopoint Wearable
February 9
Dreamy Faerie Dress

22%
Dreamy Faerie Dress
The soft pink veils completes this ethereal-looking dress. Perfect for a dance contest or just a fun day in at the Neohome. Many are hoping it will twirl its way to victory.
Negg Stand Foreground

14%
Negg Stand Foreground
Decorated with flowery trellises and holding multicolored baskets of pristine product. The Festival of Neggs might have come to an end but it has set up shop in everyone's hearts.
Tree of Love

24%
Tree of Love
Nurtured as a sapling by Illusen herself, it has blossomed incredibly. This heart shaped tree stands sweetly and sheds lovingly. It certainly leaves its mark.
Winner!

40%
Yooyu Trellis Arch Gate
Both a skilled Chia carpenter and Bori botanist worked to make this delightful green gate. It's surrounded by flourishing shrubbery and is so rosily framed, too.
Best Site Event
February 10
Winner!

32%
Daily Dare
AAA and Abigail enthralled in their challenges and glorious trophies were won. It's certainly a fierce competitor even after it ended.
Hannah and the Lost Time Capsules

29%
Hannah and the Lost Time Capsules
Hannah and Kanrik must reunite once more on a dangerous journey to assemble and solve cryptic riddles, each one representing a year in Neopets past. It's been an adventure.
Halloween Costume Competition

14%
Halloween Costume Competition
Many Neopians gathered together to wear and compare their best and spookiest! It was wickedly award-worthy this year.
Living with Less

25%
Living with Less
In this Neopoint drive so much joy was found offloading what wasn't needed. It wouldn't even mind not winning the award.
Best Mystery Capsule
February 11
Winner!

36%
The 20th Anniversary Mystery Capsule
To celebrate the Neopets vicennial anniversary, this golden shimmering capsule held birthday celebration items.
Retired Altador Cup Mystery Capsule

14%
Retired Altador Cup Mystery Capsule
The exclusive archived prizes returned in this Mystery Capsule. Restoring the Altador Cup's treasured past could lead to a treasured award!
NC Mall Birthday Iridescent Mystery Capsule

33%
NC Mall Birthday Iridescent Mystery Capsule
On the twelfth birthday of NC Mall, this shimmering capsule had a chance of rewarding three limited edition items.
Retired Wonderclaw Mystery Capsule

16%
Retired Wonderclaw Mystery Capsule
This capsule contained the long anticipated return of the Wonderclaw items. The old machinery got a polished up just for this occasion.
Best Caption Image
February 12
Campfire Stories - 1423

28%
Campfire Stories - 1423
Although it seems like this is a regular spooky story being told over the campfire, this time it was the story of how he dropped his giant s'more in the fire.
Treadmill Terrors - 1420

18%
Treadmill Terrors - 1420
It's not who you'd expect to see running the treadmill on mystery island. Slow and steady still wins the race, right?
Valentine's Day Balloons - 1419

25%
Valentine's Day Balloons - 1419
This Skeith got all brightened up for a valentine's proposal but was glimpsed right after he realized he'd spent 20,000 Neopoints on that haircut.
Winner!

29%
Hubrid Hijinks - 1427
The fiendish magician is concocting some kind of potion but he got distracted while trying to tell a joke. Nox, Nox! Who's there? Hubrid. Hubrid, what? Nox, Nox! That's when the trouble started...
Best NC Wearable
February 13
Winner!

51%
Lighthouse Background
On the moonlit shore, this pristine lighthouse stands as a beacon for ships looking to port. There's no way the award would ever get lost at sea!
Cosy Baby Onesie

26%
Cosy Baby Onesie
For all Neopets that are painted baby, this soft and cuddly onesie is the perfect companion. It's certainly worthy of the most adorable!
Dewy Butterfly Bubbles

9%
Dewy Butterfly Bubbles
After a cold night there's nothing more beautiful than waking up to the delightful dew drops on the wild grass. It dew-serves some kind of trophy.
Floral Golden Gateway

14%
Floral Golden Gateway
Bejeweled and wrapped in flashing lights and bright lanterns. This golden gate makes the perfect spring background and it would certainly match a flashy award!
Best NC Feature
February 14
Forgotten Relics of Altador

19%
Forgotten Relics of Altador
The elders of Altador have unearthed many fascinating pieces that could reveal fascinating secrets about the city's history! Could there be some dark past that no one knows about yet?
Lulu in Space

10%
Lulu in Space
Lulu returned to explore the Virtupets Station as a part of the Daily Dare. There were superb items but there's always space for an award.
Winner!

37%
Haunted Mansion
If you braved a night in the mansion, you found that prize you'd been hoping for. They say the ghost of the Neopie roams the mansion, waiting for its long awaited return!
Mysterious Magical Neggs

34%
Mysterious Magical Neggs
Sprinkle the magic dust on these multicolored Neggs and the prizes were cracked. It would feel like a crime, if they were Negg-lected at the Neopies.
Best New Avatar
February 15
Winner!

51%
20 Year Celebration Avatar
The 20 year anniversary avatar comes in fine Fyora pink! Even if it doesn't win, it still feels like a wonderful achievement and it would like to thank its fans.
Robot Vandagyre Avatar

18%
Robot Vandagyre Avatar
Enjoy the serene blue eyes and smooth metal skin on this avatar. The metallic Neopet seems like it's glowing already.
Royalboy Lutari Avatar

13%
Royalboy Lutari Avatar
Dressed for Mystery Island or even Lutari Island, this avatar has a fine feathery hat. A Lutari with something fun to say at the award ceremony.
L&L - Bravo, Aurrick Avatar

18%
L&L - Bravo, Aurrick Avatar
The Krawk unleashes the power of the Mystical Tablet on the Cursed Claymaker but it didn't turn out well. Either way, Aurrick will probably still tell everyone he won. Does it need to be official?
Best Premium Collectible Item
February 16
Fall Leaves Shower

19%
Fall Leaves Shower
All the multicolored leaves are so much fun to play in. You'll definitely fall for this autumn foreground.
Winner!

64%
Castle in the Sky
The mysterious land in the sky is such a sublime backdrop for even flying Neopets. Ironically, it is said that those who dwell here are quite down-to-earth when making award speeches.
Candy Cane Scarf

7%
Candy Cane Scarf
This striped wrapping keeps you wonderfully warm on Terror Mountain adventures. Because of this item, many Neopets couldn't help themselves from licking their own scarf.
Ghoulish Ghosts Garland

9%
Ghoulish Ghosts Garland
These ghostly lights are a fine backdrop for Halloween parties. In the Haunted Woods, they say it's worth its weight in Ghoul-d.
Best Prize Pool Update
February 17
Winner!

58%
Trudy's Surprise
Trudy's famous slot machine gave out some new, flashy, seven day streak, surprise items including: the Spooky Background, Corals of Kiko Lake and the riveting Tyrants of Tyrannia book. The last of which hit the bestseller list after the author's disappointing prequel 'Lutes of Lutari Island'.
Qasalan Expellibox

8%
Qasalan Expellibox
The Qasalan officials have offered some splendid new rewards for expelling those pesky Scarabs this year. Were they cast far enough away, though? One pesky journalist described the problem as 'unde-scarab-le'... She was almost fired for it.
Cooking Pot

34%
Cooking Pot
Jhuidah has concocted all kinds of challenging recipes on Mystery Island this year. She's been working for decades to perfect the Banana Melon Blurb all while drinking far too much Cherry Neocola. She describes the revamped beverage as a better alternative to 'Cheese'... because there's far too much of that going on as it is.
 
Best New Petpet Color
February 18
Royal Fir

31%
Royal Fir
Don ye robe and crown, ye fine Fir-ey companion. Dost thou think itst be hard for the Neopet to stop speaking thusly and ridiculously with this Petpet companion at its side?... Well? Dost thou?
Tyrannian Snomorg

13%
Tyrannian Snomorg
One of the most fitting colours has finally been revealed. Don't you just know a Snomorg was meant to be Tyrannian?
Winner!

31%
Valentine Splime
And just in time! It has been such a crime that the Splime rhyme has had such a ladder to climb because its look is more than sublime!
Pirate Marafin

25%
Pirate Marafin
I think you will Marafin-d this to be a fitting look for your Petpet. It's certainly ready for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas.
Best Neopoint Item
February 19
Winner!

38%
Blaze
The ancient scimitar belonged to the Xendrik family was stolen by Lyra as she ran away from home. The heirloom represents so much more than Sakhmetian tradition.
Sloth Collectible Charm

12%
Sloth Collectible Charm
The charm of the devilish villain has never been in doubt and this item was a fond favourite this year. Just keep an eye out for your other charms because this one seems to have a mind of its own.
Elderly Apple

19%
Elderly Apple
Sit down and let this wise apple tell you her tales. From the perils of falling too close to the tree to keeping that pesky doctor away, this Gourmet Food will make you ponder how you like them.
AAA Coin

31%
AAA Coin
As an exclusive reward for the completion of the year's Daily Dare, this commemorative coin is a fine addition to your album.


Neopies Y21 Voting Prizes
Last Updated: February 24, 2020
Total Items: 55


Baby Elephante Milk Bottle

This delightful Usuki Doll is dressed just the Battle Faerie.

Battle Faerie Usuki

What is beyond this locked door? Perhaps you would rather not find out...

Beyond the Locked Door

Yes, please.

Bucket of Neopets

Save some of your drink, take it home and bake it - thats what I always do!

Cake Batter Slushie

OH NO it is eating the Usuki!  Oh wait, that IS the usuki...

Carniverous Plant Usuki

This adorable Cherub Acara makes the perfect gift!

Cherub Acara Plushie

A yummy chocolate cupcake with crunchy candy Quiggle eyes.

Chocolate Quiggle Cupcake

Play with it, fight with it or if no ones looking, eat it!

Chocolate Sword

Be careful, if you make your Chomper angry, you may lose a paw...

Chomper

Your pets coat will be envied by all with this shiner to make it sleek and smooth

Coat Shiner

Where does this cobbled path lead? It must be underwater!

Cobbled Maractite Path
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Depressed Potato

Its actually quite tasty when you get the flies off it.

Dung Slushie

Probably best not to set this ruler down on your homework or textbooks.

Fire Ruler

This cheerful soul can use his large ears to float down from high places.

Flowper

Turn the key and watch it fly!

Flying Ona Wind Up

Scary tales that feature Pterii of all shapes and sizes.

Forbidden Pteri Tales

This Gabar plushie needs to be snuggled.

Gabar Plushie

Wait, is it real or not?

Ghostly Hot Dog

Play now, eat later!

Gingerbread Usuki Playhouse



Ground Beef Smores

A delicacy that is completely hand-made, it will definitely leave you craving more!

Hand Pulled Noodle Soup

This daring looking Hissi is ready to explore the clouds!

Hissi Glider

Are you bold enough to sport this daring hairdo?

Indigo wig
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Funny anecdotes from Neopets who have been asked for the strangest things by Jhudora.

Jhudoras Quests

Kind of scary, but it does its job.

Kyrii Handbell

Who could resist a tasty burger with lettuce on a Lupe-shaped bun?

Lupe Burger

This coffee is NOT PLEASED.

Mad Meepit Mocha

This guitar makes a sort of mystical sound that is not often found.

Maraquan Guitar



Mayonnaise Doughnut

This stylized mug is a great gift for Peophin fans.

Peophin Mug



Pizza Sandwich

The best curses in the land.  Make entire forests wither, cause floods and make it rain Aishas and Gelerts!

Professional Curses

This rather shabby looking pencil case has Punchbag Bobs evil twin on it.

Punchbag Sid Pencil Case



Raspberry Jelly Muffin

This paper Gelert is great fun for pets of all ages.

Red Origami Gelert
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Hey! That is not food shaped like a Petpet!! Its a real Slorg!

Scared Salad Slorg
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Give your friends a real scare with this evil-looking mask!

Scary Teeth Mask
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This shield will reflect magic back at the caster... but watch out, it is very delicate and many break. Limited Use. You can only equip one of these.

Shield of Reflection

Forged by faeries a millenia ago, this helmet magically fits all species perfectly.

Silver Helmet

Helps skin go from oily to bone-dry.

Skull Face Powder

This fabulous pot is ideal for putting sweets and plants in, or looks great on its own.

Slorg Pot



Sloth Spaghetti

When youre strong you sparkle.

Sparkly Toothpaste

A regular pencil with a spiffy Techo head fixed to the eraser end.

Techo Pencil

Amazing! Its a tuba thats actually a tuba!

Tuba

Ukalies always appear mournful no matter what you do for them.

Ukali

A funny story of one Uni who dreamed of joining the circus.

Uni Cycles

Balthazar has placed a Tier 1 protection spell on this bottle. Release the faerie and your Neopet will receive a random humble blessing.

Unidentifiable Weak Bottled Faerie

This hairy little beast has very poor vision and often bumps into things when excited.

Vacana

Watch out!

Watermelon Jetsam

Balthazar has placed a Tier 1 protection spell on this bottle. Release the faerie and your Neopet will receive a humble fire blessing.

Weak Bottled Fire Faerie

When words arent enough, this card could be the best way to say Happy Birthday!

Wishing You a Happy Birthday Card

Those ink designs almost look like they are hiding a wraith or two...

Wraith Ink Frame
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NC: VIP Raffle

The 8th Neopies (2020) is doing the VIP Raffle at Closing Gala again. Raffle tickets are available for sale from Feb 18th, 2020 until Feb 26th, 2020. If you already own raffle tickets then the goodie bags are available to open until Mar 1st, 2020.
VIP Raffle Tickets

Neopies Y21 VIP Raffle Ticket 1-Pack
150 NC

Neopies Y21 VIP Raffle Ticket 7-Pack
750 NC

Below you can see the prizes you are able to get. You can open a goodie bag and get an item, with a new goodie bag released for each day starting Feb 18th. You are able to open the same goodie bag each day if you want, you just have to use a ticket each time to open it.
VIP Raffle Prizes
Bronze Blazer Bag

Bronze Blazer
Bronze Blazer
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Red Carpet Photo Op Background

Red Carpet Photo Op Background
Red Carpet Photo Op Background
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Sparkle Body Effect

Sparkle Body Effect
Sparkle Body Effect
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Fabulous Refreshment Cart

Fabulous Refreshment Cart
Fabulous Refreshment Cart
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Gold Encrusted Garland

Gold Encrusted Garland
Gold Encrusted Garland
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Vintage Curled Wig

Vintage Curled Wig
Vintage Curled Wig
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Elegant Diamond Choker

Elegant Diamond Choker
Elegant Diamond Choker
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Neo's Neopies 2020 FAQs


What are the Neopies?
The Neopies are Neopia's annual salute to the numerous highlights (and occasional lowlights) that made the previous year so remarkable. Hosted by a charming Elephante named Ellsworth, the Neopies are a grand gala, whose prominence on the Neopian social calendar is rivalled only by the magnificence of the Chocolate Ball. Once the nominees are announced, attendees earn prizes for placing their votes, which then decide the winner of each category.

When do the Neopies start and when do they end?
Voting begins on February 3rd NST. The winner of the final category is announced on February 22nd 2020.

How are the Neopies finalists chosen?
As the end of the year approached, our team of Neopian experts gathered to decide on the categories and select nominees. After a few weeks of debating and voting (with a little arguing thrown in for good measure), the list of finalists is complete.

How do I submit my vote?
Click the button below the finalist you would like to vote for. Once you have made your selection (or selections, depending on how many categories you have available for voting that day), click the Submit My Vote button. At that point, you'll need to confirm your vote(s). Once confirmed, your choice(s) will be submitted.

How many times can I vote per day?
You can vote once per day for each category that's currently available. When voting, you'll be able to place a vote for a new category (if there's one available that day), as well as any additional previously-announced categories that you may not have voted for below. You'll find these categories located in the 'Today's Ballot' box.

How long do I have to vote on each category?
Each category will be available to vote on for three days. If you vote on a category the first day that it's up, you'll see a gold highlight around your choice. If your vote is not cast until either the 2nd or 3rd day, then your selection will have a green highlight around it.

How many categories are there to vote on?
This year's Neopies contain a total of 16 categories. A new category will be added each day during the event until all that remains is to vote on the last two categories. Since categories remain posted for a period of up to three days, you can have as many as three categories to vote on at one time.

Do I have to vote for all of the categories that are up on a certain day?
No. However, if you want to receive the bonus prize at the end of the event -- and we know that you do -- you'll need to cast a vote for every category on the day (or, in the case of the first category, day-and-a-half) that it's posted.

Do I get a prize for voting?
Yes! You'll receive a prize for every category that you vote for.

If I happen to miss a day of voting, so that I have two categories to vote on the following day, can I vote for one of those categories and then come back later in the day and vote for the other?
Yes, you can come back at any time during that day (NST) and vote on the remaining category (or, for those who miss two days, categories). If you miss three days, however, you'll only be able to vote for that day's category and those from the previous two days, since the three-day window for the category from three days ago will have expired.

If I change my mind after I have voted in a particular category for that day, can I change my vote?
Once you have submitted your vote(s), you cannot go back and rev-ote on them. If you make a selection and then change your mind, you can alter your choice before submitting it. Once a vote has been submitted, however, it is permanently and utterly irreversibly locked in.