Nominations now open for 2016 TAGIE Awards

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

August 19th 2016 at 3:01PM
UPDATED August 19th 2016 at 3:32PM
Nominations now open for 2016 TAGIE Awards

Finalists for this year's Toy & Game Inventor of the Year awards will be announced on September 15th, 2016.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Toy & Game Inventor of the Year Awards.

The event, held during Chicago Toy & Game Week, celebrates the outstanding achievements of inventors, designers and industry leaders.

Toy and gaming industry professionals can submit nominations online here, and the nomination period closes on September 1st.

The 2016 categories now open for public nomination by all members of the toy and gaming industry include:

  • Excellence in Toy Design    
  • Excellence in Game Design     
  • Excellence in Digital Toy or Game Design     
  • Rising Star Inventor of the Year     
  • Young Inventor of the Year     

Finalists for these five categories will be announced on September 15th, 2016, at which time voting will open to the general public, media and industry leaders.     

A separate committee of industry experts will determine the honorees for the following closed TAGIE Award categories:   

  • Hassenfeld Family Initiatives Humanitarian Award     
  • Inventor Advocacy Award     
  • In Memoriam Award     
  • Lifetime Achievement Award  

“The TAGIE Awards nominations are now open to recognise the special individuals from around the world who spend countless hours inventing fun and entertaining toys and games for kids and families to enjoy,” said Mary Couzin, founder and chief executive officer, Chicago Toy & Game Group.

“The awards gala brings together industry leaders for a night of celebration and fashion that will also pay homage to some stand-out inventors for their spirit of fun, philanthropy and humanitarianism.” 

The TAGIE Awards ceremony takes place Friday, November 18th, 2016 and for the first time, the TAGIE Awards and the playCHIC Fashion Show have merged.