LIMA reveals 2013 Licensing Excellence Awards Nominees

hungry-caterpillar1The 2013 LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards are the international licensing industry’s most prestigious recognition of outstanding creativity and performance. This year’s ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening, June 18 during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The recently revealed nominees for the awards are as follows:

Best Art or Design Program of the Year
Property (Owner/Agent)

Andy Warhol  (The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)
Dena  (Dena Designs, Inc.)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle  (Eric Carle Studio/The Joester Loria Group) pictured
Victoria and Albert Museum  (Victoria and Albert Museum/V&A Enterprises)

Best Art or Design Licensee of the Year
Licensee (Property/Product)

Kids Preferred  (The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle Toys)
NARS Cosmetics  (NARS Andy Warhol Cosmetics Collection)

strawberry shortcakeBest Character or Toy Brand Program of the Year
Property  (Owner/Agent)

Ali the Fox  (Beijing Dream Castle Culture Co., Ltd.)
Lalaloopsy  (MGA Entertainment)
Monster High  (Mattel, Inc.)
Skylanders  (Activision Publishing, Inc.)
Strawberry Shortcake (Moranguinho) – Brazil  (American Greetings Properties/Exim Licensing Group Brazil), pictured

Best Character or Toy Brand Licensee of the Year – Hard Goods
Licensee  (Property/Product)

Commonwealth Toy & Novelty  (Angry Birds Star Wars Plush)
JAKKS Pacific, Inc.  (Cinderella Light-Up Dress)
K’NEX Brands  (Angry Birds Building Sets)
LEGO  (Marvel Super Heroes Construction Sets)
Sakar International, Inc.  (Hello Kitty Kitchen Appliances)

Best Character or Toy Brand Licensee of the Year – Soft Goods
Licensee  (Property/Product)

Alfred Angelo  (Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Bridal Gowns)
Hanky Panky  (Hello Kitty Intimate Apparel Collection)
Jay Franco and Sons, Inc.  (Angry Birds Home Collection)
Junk Food Clothing Co.  (DC Comics Apparel Collection)
Junk Food Clothing Co.  (Monopoly Apparel Collection)

cokeBest Corporate Brand Program of the Year
Property (Owner/Agent)

Better Homes and Gardens  (Meredith Corporation)
Coca-Cola  (The Coca-Cola Company/Redibra)
EKOCYCLE  (The Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am/memBrain Licensing)
HGTV HOME  (HGTV HOME/Beanstalk)
Mott’s  (Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Brand Central, LLC)

Best Corporate Brand Licensee of the Year
Licensee  (Property/Product)

Gartner Studios  (Brides Wedding Collection)
Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods, Inc.  (Welch’s Frozen Fruit)
Petmate  (Arm & Hammer Pet Care Products)
Reckitt Benckiser  (Air Wick Limited Edition National Park Collection)
Sherwin-Williams  (HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams)

Best Film, TV, Celebrity, or Entertainment Program of the Year
Property  (Owner/Agent)

Adventure Time  (Cartoon Network Enterprises)
The Hunger Games  (Lionsgate/Striker Entertainment, LLC)
Marvel’s The Avengers  (The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Entertainment)
NUANCE Salma Hayek  (Salma Hayek/Beanstalk)
One Direction  (1D Media Ltd./Global Merchandising Services, Inc.)

Best Film, TV, Celebrity or Entertainment: Licensee of the Year – Hard Goods
Licensee  (Property/Product)

Avon Products Inc.  (Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars Beauty Collection)
CVS/Pharmacy  (NUANCE Salma Hayek Beauty Collection)
MyDirtyJobs, LLC  (Dirty Jobs Cleaning Products)
New Zealand Post  (The Hobbit Legal Tender Coins and Stamps)
Topps Deutschland GmbH  (Topps Star Wars Force Attax Trading Cards)

Best Film TV, Celebrity or Entertainment: Licensee of the Year – Soft Goods
Licensee  (Property/Product)

Jay Franco and Sons  (The Avengers Home Collection)
National Entertainment Collectibles Association  (The Hunger Games Mockingjay Collection)
Peter Alexander  (Wizard of Oz Sleepwear)
Tucker Rocky/River Road Brand  (Grateful Dead Powersports Collection)
Vans  (Yo Gabba Gabba! Children’s Footwear)

Best Sports or Sports-Themed Entertainment Program of the Year
Property  (Owner/Agent)

ESPN  (ESPN/IMG)
NASCAR  (NASCAR Inc./NASCAR Team Properties)
National Basketball Association  (National Basketball Association)
PGA TOUR  (PGA TOUR/IMG Sports Licensing)
UEFA Euro 2012  (UEFA Events/Warner Bros. Consumer Products)

Best Sports or Sports-Themed Entertainment  Licensee of the Year
Licensee  (Property/Product)

2K Sports  (NBA 2K Videogame Franchise)
Activision Publishing, Inc.  (NASCAR The Game: Inside Line)
Adidas  (BCS on ESPN T-Shirt and Headwear Collection)
Junk Food Clothing Co.  (Vintage NFL Fashion Campaign)
MK Trend Co., Ltd.  (National Basketball Association Outerwear and Apparel)

the-art-of-soup-andy-warhols-pop-art-designs--L-jWCry5Best Licensed Promotion of the Year
Promotion Name  (Owner/Agent)

50 Years the Art of Soup: Campbell Soup Company for Andy Warhol at Target  (The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts & Campbell Soup Company)
The Amazing Spider-Man Web-Slinger Augmented Reality App at Walmart  (The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Entertainment)
Drink it Wear it  (The Coca-Cola Company)
JAKKS Sisters Giveaway  (The Walt Disney Company & JAKKS Pacific)
PepsiCo Mexico Angry Birds Vuela Tazos  (Rovio Mobile/Tycoon Enterprises)

Best Retailer of the Year
Retailer  (Property)

Build-A-Bear Workshop  (Girl Scouts)
CVS/Pharmacy  (NUANCE Salma Hayek)
Forever 21  (Hello Kitty)
Hot Topic  (The Hunger Games)
HSN  (Coca-Cola)

Overall Best Licensed Program of the Year
Property  (Owner/Agent)

Dena  (Dena Designs, Inc.)
HGTV HOME  (HGTV HOME/Beanstalk)
The Hunger Games  (Lionsgate/Striker Entertainment, LLC)
Marvel’s The Avengers  (The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Entertainment)
Monster High  (Mattel, Inc.)
PGA TOUR  (PGA TOUR/IMG Sports Licensing)
Skylanders  (Activision Publishing, Inc.)

 

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