by The Bloom Report | 25 Sep 2021
People of Play (POP) are now accepting votes for the innovative and inspiring TAGIE nominees. Vote for your favorites HERE through October 31st.
Chicago, IL - September 24 - Finalists for the prestigious TAGIE Awards have been announced by People of Play (POP). The TAGIEs honor the best and brightest innovators, designers and marketers in the toy and game industry. The 2021 TAGIE Awards are presented by Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products with sponsors Mattel, Oxford Games, The Michael Kohner Corporation, Goliath, Radio Flyer, PlayMonster, Nextoy, and Kite and Rocket.
To commemorate the current climate, POP added two new categories to the TAGIEs lineup, Most Innovative Licensed Product and Game Changers. Aiming to shine a light on the entrepreneurial spirit during a mass pandemic as the ability to innovate and inspire is the beating heart of the toy industry.
“We all thought 2020 was going to be the most challenging year. Yet, 2021 is here and we still have hurdles to jump through. The feats pulled off by members of the toy industry constantly amaze us over at People of Play.” said Karri Bean, TAGIE Awards Host and Senior Manager, Licensing at Disney Consumer Products, Experiences and Consumer Products. “You all inspire us daily. The TAGIEs are our opportunity to give back and celebrate these accomplishments. Mark your calendar for the Awards Show and get ready to pop your champagne!”
The TAGIE Awards Show will be hosted virtually once again this year on November 19th and premiere on POP’s homepage. Tickets are free if you RSVP here. Watch parties will be held across the globe as the toy industry community comes together to toast and celebrate their colleagues. Following the TAGIE Awards Show will be socializing in the POP Pub rooms.
Public voting ends on October 31st. For more information and to vote, please visit www.PeopleofPlay.com.
LIST OF FINALISTS BY CATEGORY:
TOY INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
GAME INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
RISING STAR INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
MOST INNOVATIVE PR AND MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR
MOST INNOVATIVE ART AND DESIGN VISUALS OF THE YEAR
MOST INNOVATIVE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
MOST INNOVATIVE RETAILER OF THE YEAR
MOST INNOVATIVE LICENSE OF THE YEAR
YOUNG INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (under 18 years old)
About People of Play
People of Play (POP) leads the global toy and game industry in promoting innovation, creativity and connectivity. A one-stop source of community for industry professionals, aspiring inventors and people of all ages who love to play, People of Play hosts a wide range of events including the Chicago Toy & Game (CHITAG) Fair, the Toy & Game International Excellence (TAGIE) Awards, the Young Inventor Challenge, the Toy & Game International Summit, POP-pedia and the People of Play Foundation.
Media contact, POP@brilliantprm.com.
About the TAGIEs
Founded in 2008, the Toy & Game International Excellence Awards (TAGIEs) celebrate the outstanding achievements of toy and game industry leaders from around the world, by honoring masters of innovation and invention. The annual event also pays homage to industry professionals who differentiate themselves with their spirit for fun, philanthropy, inventor advocacy, creativity and humanitarianism. Inventors, designers, manufacturers, retailers, media and the general public come together for this prestigious annual gala event. The TAGIEs are hosted in the fall in conjunction with the Chicago Toy & Game (CHITAG) Fair and the Toy & Game Inventor Conferences. For more information, visit http://www.chitag.com/tagies.
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