The award ceremony took place on Saturday evening, March 18 in Dubai, UAE.

This year, the founder of the Award, Olga Dvoretskaya, decided to select nominees from Russia and the CIS, of which she herself has been a part of the community since 2017. She believes that people from Russia and the CIS rightfully hold a high percentage among the developers and founders of blockchain projects that influence change and development of the blockchain landscape and cryptocurrencies market around the world. In 2024, the North Star Web 3 Awards is planning an international release.

In 2023, the winners of the Award were chosen for their contribution to the development of WEB 3 and the community by voting of the audience, as well as by the decision of the expert council of the organizers. The criteria for choosing the laureates included: originality and uniqueness of the project or person, contribution, reputation and mentions in the media.

The audience voted for the participants in 4 spheres:

ARTIST IN NFT & DIGITAL ART, WEB 3 INFLUENCERS, WEB 3 QUEENS, WEB 3 MEDIA and in 24 nominations. As a result, more than 5,000 people voted for the participants within a week.

The award in the section “Contribution to the development of WEB 3”, NORTH STAR CONTRIBUTION was also given to another 24 participants.

In total, North Star received 48 persons and projects, including Olga Piven, CIPR, DAWS, Blots, 1 Inch, Near, Sergey Khitrov, Pokras Lampas, Gleb Kostarev, AES +F, Napasio, Andy Newmerge, Artem Tkach, Meta Rite, Pixelord, businessmen Vladislav Utushkin and Oleg Ivanov, Tkacheva Natalia, Laganza.

See the full list on the website.

The purpose of the Award is to strengthen the community and recognize people from different sectors of WEB 3 who have contributed with their talents, ideas and social activity.

In 2023 The North Star Web 3 Awards took place as part of the Disartive Art&Tech Fair, a digital art expo-fair that brings together young and established digital artists, experts in the development of the metaverse, NFT and blockchain in order to develop business, communications and search for new ideas.

In addition to the Award, Disartive Fair's discoveries were: singing NFTs (characters from the DAW collection performed Eminem's Slim Shady song in karaoke), and the first car studio in the metaverse – MetaGarage.

The event was supported by NFT collection Blots and businessman Yuri Yulyashev, NFT collection DAW, which received the Award for the best women's NFT collection and premium car tuning studio – MetaGarage.

The next event is planned in Dubai in March 2024.