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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nickelodeon UK Receives Raft Of Nominations In The UK Licensing Awards 2017

The Licensing Awards has announced the very exciting news that Nickelodeon UK & Ireland, JoJo Siwa, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Peppa Pig and Blaze and the Monster Machines have all received nominations in The UK Licensing Awards 2017! Below is a list of coveted awards that Nickelodeon has been nominated in!

Post updated Tuesday 1st August 2017.

Product Categories

The judging for the category took place at the Emirates Stadium earlier this month. Some 5,000 licensed products were entered into the awards this year and all were put on display in their relevant categories.

140 retail buyers judged the entries, individually selecting which five products they considered the best in each category.
Reflecting the broad retail base of licensed products, the judging panel this year included buyers from right across the retail spectrum including Argos, Asda, Blue Diamond Group, Fat Face, Forbidden Planet, Groupon, Harrods, House of Cards, Intu, Jojo Maman Bebe, John Lewis, Laura Ashley, M&Co, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, Paultons Park, Pep & Co, Photobox, Primark, Sainsbury’s, Shop Direct, Specsavers, Stanfords, Tesco, WH Smith, Blue Inc,, Dixons Carphone Warehouse, Geek is Chic, Morrisons Nutmeg, M&Co, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Entertainer, Toymaster, TruffleShuffle and The Hut Group.

Best Licensed Toys or Games Range
Nickelodeon Ready Steady Dough Range for The Entertainer from Addo Play
PAW Patrol Arts & Crafts Range from Sambro
The LEGO Batman Movie Range from LEGO
My Little Pony Role Play Toys from HTI
PJ Masks Toy Range from Flair
The World of Eric Carle Arts & Crafts Range from Rainbow Designs

Best Licensed Dress-Up or Partyware Range
PAW Patrol Party Range from Amscan
DC Super Hero Girls Dress-up for George at Asda from Rubie’s
Disney Princess Dress-up for Sainsbury’s
Horrible Histories Dress-Up from RH Smith & Son
LEGO Batman Dress-Up from Jakks Pacific
Toy Story Disney Baby Dress-Up from Travis Designs

Best Licensed Written, Listening or Learning Range
PAW Patrol Range from Parragon Books
Peppa Pig Alphaphonics Campervan from Trends
Doctor Who Mr. Men Books from Penguin Random House
My Little Pony Creative Colouring Books from Hachette Children’s Group
My Little Pony Magazine from Signature Publishing
The World of Eric Carle Activity Range from Parragon Books

The Innovation Award
PAW Patrol UV Pup Top for Morrisons from Bioworld International
Peppa Pig Colour Changing Raincoat from Squidkids
Beauty and the Beast Chip Collection for Primark
Despicable DM3 Flying Minion Dave from Wow! Stuff
In the Night Garden Sleep Tight All Night Igglepiggle from Golden Bear
VW Retro Fridge Collection from Gorenje

Property Categories

The finalists of the UK Licensing Awards 2017's property category were decided as a result of a nomination/self-nomination process, followed by validation from industry experts.

Best Preschool Licensed Property (age group 0-5)
Blaze and the Monster Machines
PAW Patrol
Peppa Pig
The Gruffalo
Hey Duggee
In the Night Garden
PJ Masks
Thomas & Friends
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Best Children’s or Tween Licensed Property (age group 5-12)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
My Little Pony
The Powerpuff Girls
Thunderbirds Are Go

Best Music or Celebrity Licensed Property
JoJo Siwa
The Beatles
Jamie Oliver
Jennifer Lopez
Jourdan Dunn
Justin Bieber
Little Mix
Tom Kerridge

The Classic Licensed Property Award
Power Rangers
Disney Princess
Doctor Who
Fireman Sam
Mr. Men and Little Miss
Paddington Bear
Roald Dahl
Sesame Street

Retail Categories

The shortlist for the Best Retailer of Preschool, Kids and Adult Licensed Products, plus the Radar Award, were decided as a result of an extensive nomination process, followed by validation by a panel of over 20 industry experts, made up of both leading licensors and licensees.

The Retail Validation Panel this year was chaired by Anne Bradford, general manager of Blues Clothing.

Commenting, Ian Hyder, joint Managing Director (MD) of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Licensing Awards, said: “Licensed merchandise in all its forms is enjoying an unprecedented profile at retail, right across the retail landscape, from grocers to specialists, department stores to online operators.

“The Retail categories in The Licensing Awards recognise and reward not just retailers’ increased commitment to licensing products, but the execution in store which further perpetuates consumer engagement.”

Best Licensed Retail Execution

The Best Licensed Retail Execution award honours the best specific promotion or licensing treatment executed at retail over the last year

Nickelodeon All Stars Easter Activity at Intu
DC Comics’ Be A Superhero This Summer at Intu
Disney Princess Dream Big at Tesco
Finding Dory Summer Campaign at Sainsbury’s
Minnie and Mickey Mouse Launch Campaign at Gap
My Little Pony Easter Activation at Primark
Star Wars Mission at Asda
WWE Wrestlemania at Selfridges

LIMA UK Rising Star Award

The six nominees for this year’s LIMA UK Rising Star Award have been revealed.

LIMA UK md Kelvyn Gardner said that the increase of nominations this year underlines that there is a “great deal of rising talent” in licensing.

The nominees for the LIMA UK Rising Star Award 2017 are:
Charlotte Boyce, European campaign manager, Nickelodeon
Grace Pantony, licensing director, Marshall Amplifiers
Hannah Stevens, retail and brand manager, CPLG
Katie Ball, retail partnerships manager, BBC Worldwide
Omar Khan, licensing and special projects manager, Forbidden Planet
Sophie Yates, licensing coordinator, Bulldog Licensing

“In this second year of our expanded LIMA UK Rising Star Award, we’ve seen a solid increase in submissions, and in the quality of the submission documents,” Kelvyn Gardner, LIMA UK md told The Source.

“It’s clear we have a great deal of rising talent in licensing, and the male/female split continues to demonstrate what an equal opportunities business we are in.

“Choosing our six nominees was a tough and exacting process, but we congratulate all of them for reaching this final cohort of young licensing excellence, from whom our overall LIMA UK Rising Star will be selected.”

Congratulations and good luck to Nickelodeon, JoJo Siwa, Spin Master, Entertainment One (eOne) and everyone nominated in The Licensing Awards 2017!

A full list of UK Licensing Awards 2017 finalists can be found here on Licensing Source!

The Licensing Awards have really become accolades to strive for, their integrity is unquestioned as an endorsement of excellence. And the Awards event itself in The Great Room at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, really will be an extravaganza that befits the dynamism of the industry. In 2014 over 1400 licensors, licensees and retailers attended a truly exciting awards evening that the licensing industry can be really proud of.

The winners in all categories will be revealed at a glittering ceremony on Tuesday 12th September 2017, held in The Great Room of The Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The headline sponsor of The Licensing Awards 2017 is Brand Licensing Europe and the awards are officially supported by LIMA. Nickelodeon Consumer Products UK will sponsor the Best Licensed Preschool Apparel Range (0-5 years) award in the Best Licensed Products category of the awards.

You can keep up to date with everything to do with The Licensing Awards on Twitter – simply follow @LicensingAwards on Twitter and don’t forget to use #LicensingAwards 17 in your tweets.

Over 1,400 retailers, licensees and industry suppliers are set to attend this year’s big event. Following the awards, the party will continue with the After Bar Bar at Groovy Wonderland, backed by PowerStation Studios.

Tickets are available from Createvents on 01183 340085 or email

More information about the The Licensing Awards can be found on thelicensingawards.
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