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2019 Awards Nominees

Nominees Unveiled for the 2019 International Licensing Awards

04-03-2019

New York, NY, April 4, 2019 – The ballot for the 2019 International Licensing Awards has been finalized, featuring 154 nominees vying for the industry’s most prestigious honor.

For the first time in the Awards’ 33-year history, submissions and judging were held online. As a result the Awards are more internationally inclusive than ever before. The judging panel itself included nearly 150 executives from 18 different countries; and the 622 submissions this year came from 19 different countries, marking a new record.

“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.”

Next, LIMA members will weigh in and 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, that is, 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 honored. This evening networking event and celebration is free for all Licensing Expo attendees.

Without further ado, here are this year’s nominees:

Best Licensed Product – Apparel / Footwear / Accessories

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

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

 

Best Product – Appliances, Automotive, Housewares

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

ION Audio…………………………………………………………………………………………………Ford Mustang LP Record Player

KidsEmbrace……………………………………………………………………..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

 

Best Product – Toys, Games, Novelties 0-12yr

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

Bonkers Toys…………………………………………………………………..Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg / pocket.watch

Headstart……………………………………………………………………………………………………..Sesame Street Feature Plush

Jazwares………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………….Feisty Pets

Jazwares…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Fortnite Llama Loot Pinata

Lego…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Harry Potter Range

Lego………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Jurassic World Range

Best Product – Apps, Software, Video Games

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

Frontier…………………………………………………………………………………………………….Jurassic World Evolution Game

Kano………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Harry Potter Coding Kit

Ludia……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Jurassic World Alive AR Game

Scopely…………………………………………………………………………………………………….WWE Champions Mobile Game

Tastemakers, LLC…………………………………………………………………………………………………….PAC-MAN Arcade1Up

Wildworks………………………………………………………………………………Ryan’s World Mobile Game / pocket.watch

 

Best Product – Food & Beverage

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

Earth Source…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Corona Limes

Hershey’s / Kraft Heinz………………………………………………………………..Hershey’s & Reese’s Whipped Toppings

Podpac Pty Ltd…………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………Baileys Coffee Pods

Rossi Ice Cream………………………..……………………………………………………………………………Candy Crush Ice Cream

SeaPak………………………………………………………………………………………………….Budweiser Beer-battered Seafood

Silver Screen Bottling………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Star Trek Spirits

The Ruprecht Company………………………………………………………………………………………………Tony Roma’s Range

Twinings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………V&A William Morris Tea

 

Best Product – HBA

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

ASOS / CREA Cosmetics Ltd…………………………………………………………………………………….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………………………………………………………………..……..Hasbro My Little Pony #Glittermask GravityMud

Sally Hansen / COTY…………………………………………………………………………..…………………Jelly Belly Nail Care Line

 

 

Best Product – Home Décor

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

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

 

Best Product – Publishing, Back-to-School

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

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

Moleskine…………………………………………………………………………………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

 

Best Product – Toys, Games, Novelties 13+

COMPANY                                                                                                        PROPERTY / PRODUCT

Asmodee Group……………….…………………………………………………………………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 Brand – Art / Design / Celebrity / Fashion

PROPERTY                                                                                                                   OWNER / AGENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Brand – Digital / Apps / Video Game

PROPERTY                                                                                                                   OWNER / AGENT

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

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

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

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

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

Wuhuangwanshui……………………………………………….…………………………..Yijanyuzhou (Beijing) culture Co. Ltd.

 

Best Brand – Corporate

PROPERTY                                                                                                                   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.

 

 

 

 

Best Brand – Entertainment / Character – Animated

PROPERTY                                                                                                                   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

 

Best Brand – Entertainment / Character – Live Action

PROPERTY                                                                                                                   OWNER / AGENT

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

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

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

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood………………………………………………….The Fred Rogers Company / Brand Central

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

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

 

Best Brand – Food / Beverage / Restaurant

PROPERTY                                                                                                                   OWNER / AGENT

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

Coca-Cola ……………………………………………………………………………………………The Coca-Cola Company / Redribra

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Best Brand – Sports / Collegiate

PROPERTY                                                                                                                   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

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

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

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

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

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’ohnuts …….…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 / Louis Vuitton

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 & Buster / 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

RETAILER                                                                                                                                   PROPERTY

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 / pocket.watch

Miniso Hong Kong………………………………………………………………………………………………………….The Pink Panther

 

Best Retailer – Corporate / Lifestyle / Fashion / Sports

RETAILER                                                                                                                                   PROPERTY

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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