As of January 2019, Independent Designers must achieve the following to qualify to receive an Annie:
Annies will be assigned to Designers who meet these qualifications based on Designers with the most personally sponsored Designers. If there is a tie in personal sponsoring, the Designer with the highest PV (Personal Volume) will receive the Annie. If there is a tie in PV, proximity will be the final tie breaker. Qualifications are subject to change.