by The Bloom Report | 21 Sep 2022
PEOPLE OF PLAY ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR THE 2022 TOY & GAME INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS
TAGIEs Voting Now Open Through October 31, 2022
CHICAGO (September 22, 2022) - Finalists for the prestigious TAGIE Awards have been announced by People of Play (POP). The TAGIEs, now in its 15th year, honor the best and brightest innovators, designers and marketers in the toy and game industry. Public voting starts today, Thursday, September 22 and ends on October 31, 2022. Visit the TAGIE Awards Voting Page to cast a vote now.
Winners in nine categories will receive their TAGIE trophies on November 19, 2022, in front of a live audience of their peers at the newly readapted award-winning Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/TAGIETIX.
“We are excited to be back in person this year to shine a light on the innovators that inspire us, and who are the beating heart of the toy industry,” 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 your accomplishments. Mark your calendars. We are looking forward to seeing you in Chicago!”
Alongside the nine winners, People of Play will also honor James Howard with the Game Changer of the Year Award for his work on the short film, “Black Inventors Got Game” which features black inventors and their groundbreaking contributions to the toy and game industry. Also honored that evening, The Hassenfeld Humanitarian Award and Lifetime Achievement Honorees which will be announced soon.
Congratulations to all the 2022 innovative and inspiring finalists listed by category below:
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)
Emily Blosser | 404.434.2103 |firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Jung | 917.399.6962| email@example.com
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.
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 POP Week. For more information, visit https://www.chitag.com/2022-tagies
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