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Licensing Awards 2017 open for entries

Entry and nomination forms for all the awards categories now available

'With all the exciting activity within the licensing arena in the last year, the Licensing Awards 2017 are bound to be fiercely contested – we can’t wait to see the entries,' commented Ian Hyder, joint managing director of Max Publishing, organiser of The Licensing Awards.

The Licensing Awards 2017 categories cover all aspects of the UK licensing industry:
• Product Awards – for ranges of licensed products
• Retailer Awards – for retailers of licensed merchandise
• Property Awards – for specific licensed properties
• Marketing Communication Award – for a specific licensing marketing promotion
• Honorary Achievement Award – for an individual’s outstanding contribution to the industry

In addition, for the second year, the LIMA Rising Star Award will be affiliated to The UK Licensing Awards 2017.

The headline sponsor of The Licensing Awards 2017 is Brand Licensing Europe. The awards are officially supported by LIMA, the licensing industry’s trade association. Anna Knight, brand director for Brand Licensing Europe, commented: 'We’re delighted to be headline sponsor of the Licensing Awards once again.

'It’s an honour for BLE to be associated with such an incredible showcase of the very best in licensing. The awards are one of our favourite nights in the industry calendar and we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone.'

The closing date for entering the licensed product awards categories is Wednesday May 31 2017. These will be judged by an extensive panel of leading retail buyers from leading high street names.

Online and downloadable nomination forms for the Retailer Awards, Property Awards, Best Marketing Communications Award and Honorary Achievement Award are also now available from the website. The Licensed Property Awards can only be entered online. The deadline date for the Property Awards is June 30 2017. These entries will be validated by retailers and licensees. The deadline for submissions for the LIMA UK Rising Star Award is July 28 2017. It is open to all individuals under 30 years old working in the industry.

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