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LIMA reveals 2019 International Licensing Awards finalists

The ballot for the 2019 International Licensing Awards has been finalised, featuring 154 nominees vying for the prestigious industry honour.

For the first time in the Awards’ 33-year history, submissions and judging have been held online, encouraging more international submissions than ever before. The judging panel included nearly 150 executives from 18 different countries; and the 622 submissions this year came from 19 different countries.

“This elite group of nominees is truly representative of the global licensing community, showcasing the creativity and innovation that is part of our industry’s DNA,” says Maura Regan, president, LIMA.

“We look forward to announcing the winners on June 4 in Las Vegas, but today we celebrate all of this year’s nominees – to be among this group is a mark of excellence in and of itself.”

LIMA members will now weigh in to help select the winners when the member voting period opens in a few weeks. In May, all professionals who are part of the global licensing industry (LIMA member or not) will be invited to help choose the Community Choice Award, the most popular entry from among all 154 nominees.

The winners will be unveiled at a special Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 4, during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, where the year’s Hall of Fame inductees and Rising Stars are also honoured. This evening networking event and celebration is free for all Licensing Expo attendees.

This year’s nominees are:

Best Licensed Products

Apparel & Accessories

Accutime Watch – L.O.L Surprise! Watch

Bombas Socks – Sesame Street Socks

Coco de Mer – V&A Luxury Lingerie & Nightwear

Cyrillus – Harry Potter Children’s Wear

Paul Dennicci – The Very Hungry Caterpillar / The World of Eric Carle Infantwear

Pull & Bear – Stranger Things Apparel Range

Spirit Halloween – Fortnite Costume & Accessories Range

Appliances, Automotive, Hardware

ION Audio – Ford Mustang LP Record Player

Kids Embrace – DC Comics Batman Combination Booster Seat

Pro-Ject Audio Systems – The Beatles Turntable

Select Brands, Inc. – Marvel Iron Man Coffee Maker

Spin Master Moonlite – Eric Carle Storybook Projector

Williams-Sonoma Inc.  – Harry Potter Range

Toys, Games, Novelties (0-12 yo)

Bonkers Toys – Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg

Headstart – Sesame Street Feature Plush

Jazwares – Fortnite Llama Loot Pinata

Jazwares /Surge Licensing – Feisty Pets

Lego – Harry Potter Range

Lego – Jurassic World Range

Apps, Software, Video Games

Frontier – Jurassic World Evolution Game

Kano – Harry Potter Coding Kit

Ludia – Jurassic World Alive AR Game

Scopely – WWE Champions Mobile Game

Tastmakers, LLC – Arcade1Up

Wildworks – Ryan’s World Mobile Game

Food & Beverage

The Ruprecht Company – Tony Roma’s Range

Asembl / Diageo / Beanstalk – Baileys Coffee Pods

Earth Source – Corona Limes

Hershey’s / Kraft Heinz – Hershey’s & Reese’s Whipped Toppings

Rossi Ice Cream / The Point.1888 – Candy Crush Ice Cream

SeaPak – Budweiser Beer-battered Seafood

Silver Screen Bottling – Star Trek Spirits

Twinings – V&A William Morris Tea

Health & Beauty Aides

ASOS – Crayola Beauty Range

Boots UK – Harry Potter Range

Centric Beauty – Hershey’s Kisses Lip Balm

Centric Brands LLC – Jurassic World Dinosaur Egg Jumbo Bath Fizzie

Convenience Co. Ltd – Keith Haring Sexual Health Products

Glamglow – My Little Pony Glittermask GravityMud

Sally Hansen – Jelly Belly Nail Care Line

Home Décor

Crate & Kids – Sesame Street Furniture and Décor Range

Del Conca – Felix the Cat Ceramic Tiles

Dorel Home Furnishings Inc. – Cosmo Living by Cosmopolitan

Lagardère Active Enterprises – Elle Décor Collection

Pottery Barn Teen – Harry Potter Furniture and Décor Range

Sofa Workshop – V&A Sofa Collection

Publishing, Back-to-School

Carlton Books – Jurassic World / Fallen Kingdom AR Children’s Book

Hachette – Albert Einstein / Max Einstein, The Genius Experiment

Insight Edition – Harry Potter Pop-Up Guide

Moleskin – Super Mario Notebook & Stationery Range

Penguin Random House – Tasty latest & greatest Cookbook

Quadrille / Hardie Grant Publishing – Cath Kidston Notebook & Stationery Range

TYPO – Harry Potter Stationery & Gifting Range

Toys, Games, Novelties (13+ yo)

Asmodee Group / Endemol…………………………………………………………………Black Mirror: Nosedive Boardgame

Bacon Company…………………………………………………………………………………………………….Sesame Street Pet Toys

Funko………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Warhammer 40,000 Figurines

Hasbro…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Fortnite Monopoly

Maxx Marketing……………………………………………………………………………….Harry Potter Real Talking Sorting Hat

USAopoly (The OP)…………………………………………………………………………Thanos Rising / Avengers: Infinity War

BEST BRANDS

Art/Design, Celebrity Fashion

BRAND              OWNER / AGENT

Grateful Dead……………………………………………………………………………………………….Warner Music Artist Services

Keith Haring………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Artestar

Smiley……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….The Smiley Company

The British Museum………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Alfilo Brands

The Very Hungry Caterpillar / The World of Eric Carle………Eric Carle Studio, LLC / The Joester Loria Group

V&A……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Victoria and Albert Museum

Digital, Apps

BRAND              OWNER / AGENT

Brown & Friends…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….LINE Friends

emoji ® …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..emoji company GmbH

Five Nights at Freddy’s……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Scottgames

Fortnite……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Epic Games

World of Tanks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Wargaming Europe

Wuhunagwanshui…………………………………………………………………………………………..Yijanjuzhou Culture Co. Ltd.

Corporate

BRAND              OWNER / AGENT

American Red Cross …………………………………………………………………………………………………..American Red Cross

Cosmoliving by Cosmopolitan …………………………………………………………………………………………………………Hearst

Craftsman……………………………………………………………………………………………Stanley Black & Decker / Beanstalk

Energizer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Energizer / Beanstalk

Frigidaire ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….The Electrolux Group

Tasty……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Buzzfeed

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. ……………………………………………………………The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Entertainment/Character – Animated

BRAND              OWNER / AGENT

Boonie Bears ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Fantawild Animation

L.O.L. Surprise! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….MGA Entertainment

Miraculous …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..ZAG Inc.

Peppa Pig ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Entertainment One

PJ Masks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Entertainment One

Rick and Morty …………………………………………………………………………………..………………………….Cartoon Network

The Grinch …………………………………………………………………………………………………Universal Brand Development

The Gruffalo……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Magic Light Pictures

Entertainment/Character – Live-Action

BRAND              OWNER / AGENT

Harry Potter………………………………………………………………………………………….Warner Bros. Consumer Products

JoJo Siwa ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Nickelodeon

Jurassic World…………………………………………………………………………………………….Universal Brand Development

Mister Roger’s Neighborhood…………………………………………….Mister Roger’s Neighborhood / Brand Central

Shark Week 30th Anniversary……………………………………………………………………………………………….Discovery Inc.

Yedaz Bollywood Madness ………………………………………………………………………………..Shemaroo Entertainment

Food/Beverage, Restaurant

BRAND              OWNER / AGENT

Baileys …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Diageo / Beanstalk

Coca Cola …………………………………………………………………………….………………The Coca-Cola Company / Redibra

Corona …………………………………………………………………………….Constellation Brands / The Joester Loria Group

Guinness ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Diageo / Beanstalk

Hershey’s Reese’s ………………………………………………………………………………………………….The Hershey Company

Tapatio Hot Sauce ……………………………………………………………………………….Tapatia Hot Sauce / Brand Central

Welch’s …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Welch Foods

Sports & Collegiate

BRAND              OWNER / AGENT

Borussia Dortmund ………………………………………………………………………………………….BVB Merchandising GmbH

Head……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Head Sports GmbH

Mormaii……………………………………………………………………………. Mormaii Indústria e Comércio Esportivos Ltda

NFLPA …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….NFLPA

PGA Tour…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….PGA Tour

WWE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………WWE

Best Licensed Promotion

PROMOTION NAME                           OWNER / AGENT

Amazon’s Jurassic World Delivery………………………………………………………………………………….Universal Pictures

A Wizarding World Holiday at Chan…………………..Warner Bros. Consumer Products / Changi Airport Group

Home Alone Again……………………………………………………………………………….20th Century Fox / Google Assistant

LINE Friends Day…………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………… JD.com Group

Miniature Collectables Unga &Coles…………………………………………………………………………………… Unga & Coles

Planet or Plastic? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………National Geographic

Shimajiro x Japan Airlines “Let’s Fly & Grow Together”……………..……… Benesse Corporation, Japan Airlines

The Simpsons & Krispy Kreme D’oh………….………20th Century Fox / Krispy Kreme Australia / Merchantwise

Best Licensed Collaboration

COLLABORATION                           OWNER / AGENT

Harry Potter Swarovski ® Collection…………………………….Warner Bros. / Swarovski Crystal / The Carat Shop

Hello Kitty x Converse……………………………………………………………………………………………….…. Sanrio / Converse

Hershey’s x LeSportsac…………………………………………………………………………..The Hershey Company, CAA-GBG

Louis Vuitton & The Wizard of Oz………………………………………………………….Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Sydney Opera House & Sheridan..………Sydney Opera House Trust / Hanes Brands Inc. / Untapped Agency

The Peanuts Global Artist Collective ………………………………………………………………….…….…Peanuts Worldwide

Transportation for London x adidas Original ………………….……..Transport for London / Adidas / TSBA Group

UNIQLO’s KAWS x Sesame Street…………………………………….Sesame Workshop / Uniqlo / KAWS / IMG Japan

Vans & Van Gogh Museum ………………….……………………………Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam / Vans / Moxie

Best Experiential or Location-Based Initiative

NAME                                     OWNER / AGENT

Camp Master Chef……………………………………………………… Campus Cerdanya / Endemol Shine North America

Hello Kitty Fun Run 2018……………………………………………….……….Sanrio / Total Running / Tycoon Enterprises

Hello Kitty Grand Café ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………….Sanrio

Jurassic World VR Expedition………Universal Brand Development / Dave & Busters / The Virtual Reality Co.

Peppa Pig………………………………………………………………..…………….Merlin Entertainments / Entertainment One

Sesame Street Pop Up 50………………………………………………………………………………….……..…..Sesame Workshop

The British Museum “A Journey through Time” …………………………………………………………….……….Alfilo Brands

The Trolls Funhouse………….The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Co. / Dreamworks / Dreamworld Australia

Warner Bros. Classic “Get Animated Invasion” …………………………………….Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Best Retailer

Entertainment/Character Brand Initiative

Galéries Lafayette – Wizarding World

Guess EU – Miraculous

Primark – JoJo Siwa

Riachuelo – Stranger Things

Spirit Halloween – Fortnite

Target – Minecraft

Walmart  – Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom #JWUnleashed

Walmart – Ryan’s World

Corporate, Lifestyle, Fashion, Sports Brand Initiative

Barbour Intl – Steve McQueen

Dunkin’  – Girl Scouts

Forever 21  – Coca-Cola

Spencer Gifts  – Corona

Wayfair – Cosmoliving by Cosmopolitan

Walmart – Shark Week 30th Anniversary

Walmart – Tasty

Walmart Japan – Tony Roma’s

The Newcomer Award

Fortnite – Epic Games

Harry Potter Coding Kit  – Kano

BT21 – LINE Friends

Tasty + Walmart Goodful + Macy’s – Buzzfeed

Summer Palace – Beijing China Cultural Tourism and Creativity Co. Ltd.

Arcade1Up – Tastemakers

Elumi GmbH – AEG/Electrolux Group

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