ToyNews is proud to announce the third annual ToyNews Women of the Year event, in association with Women In Toys.
The winners of the 2016 Toy News Women of the Year Awards will be revealed at an event taking place on July 21st, 2016 at the Soho Hotel, London, UK.
A shortlist of finalists will be announced a few weeks before the event. The winners of this year’s Awards will be decided by an expert panel of industry judges, curated by the ToyNews team,
“We’re thrilled to partner with ToyNews for the Women of the Year Awards,” said Ashley Mady, president of Women In Toys, Licensing and Entertainment.
“We’re all about promoting the remarkable women in our industry, and the Women of the Year Awards gives us the chance to further celebrate our members and powerful women from around the globe making amazing contributions in toys, licensing and entertainment.”
This year’s award categories are:
WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2016
The Woman of the Year Award recognises the achievements of one woman in the toy industry who has gone above and beyond in their commitment to having a positive impact upon the world of toys in the last 12 months.
RISING STAR OF THE YEAR 2016
This category recognises a leading up-and-coming talent from any sector of the business. The judges expect most nominees to be under 30, but consideration will also be given to women who are new (less than three years experience) to the industry.
PR & COMMUNICATIONS WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2016
A special award for someone working in PR and Communications in the toy industry who has thrived in this past year.
INVENTOR OF THE YEAR 2016
This award recognises an exceptional creative talent from the toy and game inventor community.
MARKETEER OF THE YEAR 2016
Nominees for this Award must be currently employed in a marketing capacity and nominations should include examples of innovation, motivation and creativity.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award will reflect the successes and overwhelming contribution of
someone who has had a lengthy and successful career at the top level of the industry, making positive contributions to the commercial success and public profile of the toys and games space.
Send nominations, either for yourself, a colleague, or both, to Billy Langsworthy at BLangsworthy@nbmedia.com by June 13th, specifying which award you’re nominating for.
Accompanying information on reasons as to why a person should win a particular award are encouraged and this will be taken into consideration by the judging panel.
Any nominations that have already submitted do still count.
For sponsorship enquires, please email Sophia Freeman at SFreeman@nbmedia.com.