This year’s winners of the eighth-annual Licensing Awards, which attracted more than 1,300 retailers, licensees, licensors, and suppliers, were revealed at a gala ceremony held in London’s Grosvenor House last night.
Nick’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Peppa Pig, from eOne Family, both took home a pair of awards this year. TMNT won for best licensed toys and games range and best schoolers, teen or tween licensed property while Peppa garnered awards for best preschool licensed IP and top licensed written, listening or learning range. In addition, 1D continues its successful licensing run winning for best celebrity licensed property.
Here’s a snapshot of this year’s winners within the kids/youth categories:
Best Licensed Toys or Games Range
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Range from Flair Leisure Products
Best Licensed Preschool Apparel Range
Superman Apparel from Fabric Flavours
Best Licensed Children’s Apparel Range
Minnie Mouse Footwear from William Lamb
Best Licensed Written, Listening or Learning Range
Peppa Pig Make and Bake Partworks by Hachette Partworks
Best Licensed Dress-Up or Party Range
Marvel Superheroes Dress-Up for George at Asda by Christy’s
The Innovation Award
Spiderman Airwalker from Amscan International
Best Pre-School Retailer of Licensed Products
Asda (includes George@Asda)
Best Kids Retailer of Licensed Products
Best Preschool Licensed Property
Best Schoolers, Tween or Teen Licensed Property
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Best Celebrity Licensed Property
The full list of winners can be accessed at thelicensingawards.co.uk/winners_2013
The Licensing Awards is organized by The Licensing Source Book Europe, which is owned by Max Publishing, and is officially supported by LIMA, the licensing industry’s trade association.