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Record entries for LIMA Awards

A record 460 submissions have been entered into LIMA’s 2017 awards across 20 categories

LIMA has finalised the ballot for its 2017 International Licensing Awards, after receiving a record 460 submissions.

One quarter of the nominees, 31 companies, originate from outside the US, attesting to the expanding international reach of the awards program. This year’s ballot includes a total of 126 nominees from 10 countries, all vying for the industry’s most prestigious and globally-recognised honour.

The nominees were chosen from the record 460 submissions. The awards program spans a wide range of categories, encompassing licensing, retailing, promotion, consumer products, and more. LIMA members may cast their votes online in April, and the winners will be announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, 23 May, during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

“The LIMA Licensing Awards program recognises outstanding performance across a range of categories throughout the global licensing industry,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “The level of excellence exemplified in this year’s submissions was truly impressive and it is a testament to the impact LIMA members are having all around the world.”
Nominations were solicited from the worldwide licensing industry. LIMA members may cast their votes online in April. Winners will be announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Check out some of the 2017 Awards nominees below.

Andy Warhol – The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Debra Valencia – Debra Valencia/The Brand Liaison, LLC
Matthew Williamson – Matthew Williamson/Beanstalk
Pets Rock – Takkoda/multi-agency
Selfies – Howard Robinson Illustration
The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle – The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle/The Joester Loria Group
V&A – Victoria and Albert Museum

Barbie – Mattel Inc.
Care Bears – American Greetings Entertainment
DC Super Hero Girls – Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Mr. Men Little Miss – Sanrio/Haven
Peter Rabbit – Penguin Random House
Shopkins – Moose Toys/The Licensing Shop Inc.
The Gruffalo – Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice & Turkish Airlines – Warner Bros./Lisans A.S.
Candy Crush Soda and Milk Shakes at Johnny Rockets – King Digital Entertainment/Striker Entertainment
Do Something Out of the Box (with G.I. Joe & Subaru Australia) – Hasbro/Born Licensing
PEANUTS Rocks the Vote – PEANUTS Worldwide
Top Cat/The Flintstones & Halifax Bank – Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK & Ireland
Trust the Experts in Near & Far – Sesame Workshop

Clinique – Crayola Limited Edition Chubby Stick Lip Balm
Firefly – Star Wars Rey Lightsaber Toothbrush
Hall & Associates Marketing Ltd. – Pusheen the Cat Bath Fizzers
Lovehoney – tokidoki Pleasure Product Collection
M•A•C Cosmetics – Good Luck Trolls Collection
OPI – Breakfast at Tiffany’s Collection
P&G China – Sherlock – The Abominable Bride Oral-B Dual Treatment Toothpaste
Vision-Ease – Coppertone Polarized Lenses

HOME DÉCOR – domestics, furniture, giftware, textiles
Jay Franco & Sons, LLC – Shopkins Elevated Bedding Collection
Jay Franco & Sons, LLC – Star Wars Back-to-College & Adult Bedding
Rooms to Go – Star Wars Bedroom Suites
Pyramid International – Star Wars Welcome to the Darkside Doormat
The Northwest Company – NFL/The Cloud Throw

Blueprint Collections Ltd. – Pusheen Stationery and Gift Collection
Bottleneck Gallery – South Park Limited Edition Screen Prints
hitRECord – National Park Foundation Color Your Park Coloring Book
IDW Publishing – Star Trek Comics — Boldly Go
Jast – Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 Talking Pen & Musical Notebook with moving function and light effects
Paperchase – A-Z Paperchase Stationery and Gifting Range
Scholastic – Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes – Novel from Scholastic

Dynacraft – Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On
Fisher-Price – Imaginext DC Super Hero Friends – Super Hero Flight City Playset
Funko – Five Nights at Freddy’s Figures, Plush and Collectibles Collection
Grammercy – NERF Dog Toys
Hasbro – DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy Doll
Mattel – DC Super Hero Girls Action Figures
The Bridge Direct – C3 Shopkins Instructions

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