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Peppa Pig leads 2014 Licensing Awards finalists

As the clock counts down to the 2014 Licensing Awards, the finalists in the UK-based competition for product, retail and marketing communication categories have been announced. Leading the pack are licensees and retailers for the popular brands Peppa Pig and Wallace and Gromit, with Disney and Marvel getting honorable mention.
July 15, 2014

As the clock counts down to the 2014 Licensing Awards, the finalists in the UK-based competition for product, retail and marketing communication categories have been announced. Leading the pack are licensees and retailers for the popular brands Peppa Pig and Wallace and Gromit, with Disney and Marvel getting honorable mention.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place on September 16 in London.

More than 1,400 retailers, licensees, licensors and industry suppliers are expected to attend the awards, organised by The Licensing Source Book Europe and supported by industry org LIMA.

This year saw close to 5,000 licensed products entered for awards consideration. The judging panel included just under 100 retail buyers, including those from Toys ‘R’ Us, Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Next and The Entertainer.

The finalists for the Property Awards categories are set to be announced before the end of July.

Product Awards

Best Licensed Toys or Games Range

Despicable Me Remote Control Inflatable (Bladez Toys)

Disney Princess My First Toddler Dolls (Jakks Pacific)

Doc McStuffins Role Play Range (Flair)

Fisher Price ‘Classics’ Range (Basic Fun)

The Gruffalo Wooden Toys (Bajo)

Peppa Pig Weebles (Character Options)

 

Best Licensed Dress-Up or Partyware Range

Despicable Me Dress-Up (Rubies)

Disney Frozen Dress-Up (Rubies)

Fisher Price Partyware (Amscan)

Marvel Dress-Up For George@Asda (Christys’)

Tetris Dress-up (Morphcostumes)

Wall’s Partyware (Talking Tables)

 

Best Licensed Preschool Apparel Range  

Finding Nemo Swim Range (Matalan)

Guess How Much I Love You Collection for Tu@Sainsbury’s (Paul Dennicci)

Paddington Babywear (Baby Gap)

The Royal Ballet Collection for M&S (Watermelon)

Marvel Spiderman Preschool Range (Fabric Flavours)

Peppa Pig Tutu Pyjamas for George@Asda ( Cooneen By Design

 

Best Licensed Children or Adult Apparel Range

Beano Footwear Range (Dr Martens)

The Gruffalo Eyewear (Specsavers)

Lego The Movie Range (TV Mania)

Monster High Essentials for Tesco (Aykroyds/TDP/Roy Lowe)

Peanuts Ladies Wear for ASOS (Knitmania)

Where’s Wally? Flip Flops (Haivaianas)

 

Best Written, Listening or Learning Range

Fifa World Cup Stickers And Sticker Book (Panini)

Game Of Thrones ‘A Pop-Up Guide To Westeros’ (Inside Editions)

Great British Bake Off Books (Random House)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Arts & Crafts Range (Copywrite Designs Ltd)

Minecraft Book Range (Egmont)

Peppa Pig Electronic Learning range from KD UK (InspirationWorks)

 

Best Licensed Brand Range

Animal Planet Cycle Safety Equipment (Oxford Products)

Jamie Oliver Kitchenware (Merison Retail)

Lego Adult Watch Collection (Clic Time)

Pizza Express Range (Eddingtons)

Roald Dahl Bedroom Range (Ashley Wilde)

V&A, Garden Of Love Bedroom Range (Bedeck)

 

The Innovation Award

Downton Abbey Board Game (She Who Dares)

Iron Man Digital Morphsuit (Morph Costumes)

Mickey Mouse Augmented Reality Duvet Set (Character World)

Minnie Mouse Ears for ASOS (Icon)

Peppa Pig Vitamin Gummies (DTP Europe)

Star Wars Homewares (Bluwstuff)

 

Best Licensed Marketing Communication Campaign Award

Guinness World Records ‘Largest Shaving Lesson’ with Gillette (P&G) for Movember

Gromit Unleashed for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Wiggle for Action For Children

Peppa Pig Splashathon for Tommy’s

Shaun the Sheep’s Pompom Parade Campaign for Wool

Wallace & Gromit’s Holidays at Home are Great for Visit England

 

Retailer Awards

Best Preschool Retailer of Licensed Products  

Argos

Asda (including George@Asda)

The Entertainer

Sainsbury’s  (including TU)

Smyths

Toys R Us (including Babies R Us)

Best Kids Retailer of Licensed Products  

Argos

Asda (includes George@Asda)

Next

Primark

Smyths

Tesco

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