The annual PDMAG Gold Awards are given to members of the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild which has been in existence for 31 years. The award, started in 2012, is judged anonymously by fellow Professional and Master Doll Artists. The winners are chosen based on meeting a set of 10 artistic criteria, each scored from 1-10. This award is inclusive and recognizes original art doll artists around the world. Their skills range from Novice to Master, and they work in all mediums including clay, fiber, cloth, resin, and silicone.