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Licensing International 2022 Excellence Awards finalists announced

Published on: 12th April 2022

Licensing International members can now cast their votes for the finalists in 25 categories and have until Friday April 22nd to do so.

This year’s Excellence Awards features 165 finalists from 20 countries in 25 categories. More than 150 judges from 21 countries chose this year’s finalists from nearly 800 submissions. Voting, from Licensing International members opened on Monday, April 11th. Each member company will receive one ballot to vote on all 25 categories and voting will end on Friday, April 22nd.

The winners will be announced during the Licensing International Excellence Awards at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas (May 24th-26th). The ceremony will take place on Monday, May 23rd at 5:30pm PST at The Light Vegas Nightclub.
More information about all of the finalists is available online.

The full list of nominees includes:
Best Licensing Product — Apparel or Accessory for a Corporate Brand
• Couture Kingdom – Streets Jewelry
• Don’t call me Jennyfer – Chupa Chups Collection
• Mad Engine Global – McDonald’s Apparel and Accessories Line
• Puma – BMW M Motorsport Line
• Reebok – Jelly Belly Sneakers
• Ripple Junction – Keith Haring Apparel
Best Licensed Product — Apparel or Accessory for an Entertainment Property
• Blackmilk – The Legend of Zelda Collection
• Eastpak – Peanuts Backpacks
• OnePlus – Harry Potter Smartwatch
• Pair Eyewear – Sesame Street Kids Glasses
• Persol – La Casa de Papel Glasses
• Zara – Barbie 1959 Collection
• Zara – Playmobil Line
Best Licensed Product — Appliances, Electronics & Housewares for a Corporate Brand
• Arcade1 Up, Tastemakers – Polaroid At-Home Instant Photobooth
• Brizo – Frank Lloyd Wright Bath Hardware
• Ecoffee Cup – Van Gogh Reusable Coffee Cup
• Fizz Creations – Tetris Wafflemaker
• Fizz Creations – Tetrix x Samsung Fridge Storage Stackers
• QuietKat – Jeep E-Bike
• Ukonic – Xbox Fridge
Best Licensed Product — Appliances, Electronics & Housewares for an Entertainment Property
• Bumpboxx – Jimi Hendrix Boombox
• Gramercy Products – Nerf Dog Toys
• Guild Guitars – Bob Marley Acoustic Guitar
• Half Moon Bay – Peaky Blinders Drinkware
• Just Funky – Naruto Shippoden Kitchen Appliances
• Stern Pinball – Godzilla Pinball Machine
• Tonies – Sesame Street ToniesBox
Best Licensed Product — Digital: Apps, Software, Video Games, NFTs
• Lockwood Publishing – The Voice of Avakin
• Next Games – Stranger Things Puzzle Tales Mobile Game
• Story Toys Ltd – Lego Duplo Marvel App
• Tafi – Coca-Cola Friendship Box & NFT Collection
• VeVe – Back to the Future DeLorean NFT
• Virtual Brand Group – Forever 21 Shopcity on Roblox
Best Licensed Product — Food or Beverage for a Corporate Brand
• G Fuel – Tetris Energy Drink
• Häagen-Dazs – Louvre Mooncake Ice Cream
• Kellogg’s – Hershy’s Cereal
• Kraft Heinz – Hershy’s Colliders
• Namyang Dairy Products – Chupa Chups Sparkling Drinks
• Natür Food Ventures. Tetris x Powerbeärs Gummy Snacks
• Stewarts Enterprises – Hard Rock Hard Seltzer
Best Licensed Product — Food or Beverage for an Entertainment Property
• Awfully Chocolate – Harry Potter Mooncakes
• Brew Pipeline Inc – Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Seltzer
• Kinnerton Confectionery – Harry Potter Chocolates
• Krispy Kreme Japan – Minions Doughnuts
• Le Comptoir de Mathilde – Harry Potter Chocolates
• Megaplex – Godzilla vs Kong Whey Protein Powder
Best Licensed Product — Health and Beauty Aids
• Centric Beauty – Crayola Kids Bath Collection
• Floral Street Fragrances –Van Gogh Sunflower Pop Eau de Parfum
• Gillette – Bugatti Razor
• Hipdot – Monopoly, Play-Doh and Ouija Cosmetics
• Mad Beauty – Friends Soap Dish & Bath Range
• Mad Beauty – Winnie the Pooh Bath & Body Line
• SK II / Procter and Gamble – Andy Warhol Skin Care
Best Licensed Product — Home Décor
• Paladone – Minecraft Building Block Lights
• Room Copenhagen – Lego Wooden Home Décor
• Shanghai Yepai – Harry Potter Home Décor Collection
• Skultuna – Moomin Brass Figurines
• Walmart – GAP Home Line
• Zara Home – DC Comics Homeware Collection
Best Licensing Product — Publishing, Social Expression
• Eaglemoss – The Beatles Advent Calendar
• Insights Editions – Jurassic World Pop-Up Book
• RCS – Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Partworks
• So-Net Entertainment – National Palace Museum x Peanuts Stationery
• The Carat Shop – Harry Potter Jewelry Advent Calendar
• Theory 11 – The Beatles Playing Cards
• Yoto Limited – LEGO Duplo Audio Cards
Best Licensed Product — Toys, Games, Novelties (ages 0-8)
• Clementoni – Harry Potter Terrarium Kit
• Disguise – Batman & Batmobile Adaptive Costume
• Dynacraft – Disney Princess Cinderella 24V Carriage
• Lego – Disney’s Encanto Madrigal House
• Moose Toys – Bluey Toy Range
• Spin Master – Batman Bat-Tech Batcave
Best Licensed Product — Toys, Games, Novelties (ages 8+)
• Lego – adidas Superstar Sneaker Set
• Lego – Home Alone Set
• Lego – Star Wars AT-AT
• Robosen – Transformers Robot
• XM Studios – Batman Collectible Figurines
• Zuru – 5 Surprise Mini Brands
Best Licensed Brand — Animated Entertainment, Character, Toy Brand
• Barbie – Mattel
• Bluey – BBC Studios
• CoComelon – Moonbug Entertainment
• Encanto – Disney
• Marvel’s Spider-Man – Disney
• Minecraft – Microsoft
• Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir – ZAG
• Peppa Pig – Hasbro
Best Licensed Brand — Corporate Brand
• Arm & Hammer – Church & Dwight
• BMW – BMW Group
• Discovery – Discovery Inc.
• Girl Scouts – Girl Scouts of the USA
• Tasty – Buzzfeed Inc.
• Transport for London – Transport Trading Limited
Best Licensed Brand — Food, Beverage, Restaurant Brand
• Coca-Cola, Hi-C, Sprite – The Coca-Cola Company
• Hershey’s – The Hershey Company
• Fruity & Cocoa Pebbles – Post Consumer Brands, Warner Bros
• Corona – Constellation Marketing Services
• The Cheesecake Factory
• Kool-Aid – The Kraft Heinz Company
• Streets – Unilever Australia
Best Licensed Brand — Lifestyle: Art, Design, Celebrity, Fashion
• AC/DC – Epic Rights & Perryscope Studios
• Amy Winehouse
• Bob Marley
• emoji The Iconic Brand – emoji company GmbH
• Grateful Dead – Warner Music Experience
• May Gibbs – The Northcott Society
Best Licensed Brand — Live Action Entertainment
• Cobra Kai – Sony Pictures
• Ghostbusters – Sony Pictures
• Hot Ones – First We Feast, Complex Networks, Buzzfeed
• La Casa de Papel – Netflix
• MasterChef – Banijay
• Monster Jam – Feld Entertainment
• Space Jam: A New Legacy – Warner Bros.
• Star Trek Universe – Paramount
Best Licensed Brand — Museum, Art, Design
• Andy Warhol – Andy Warhol Foundation
• Keith Haring – Artestar
• Louvre – Louvre Museum
• National Palace Museum
• The Natural History Museum
• The New York Botanical Garden
• V&A – Victoria and Albert Museum
Best Licensed Brand — Sports, Collegiate
• Football Greats Alliance – Pro Football Retired Players Association
• Formula 1
• NFLPA
• Tokyodachi – Zephyr Headwear
• U.S. Polo Assn.
• WWE
• Yale University
Best Retailer — Corporate, Lifestyle, Fashion, Sports Initiative
• BoxLunch – McDonald’s
• Discovery Expedition
• GCDS – Bratz
• PacSun – Coca-Cola
• PacSun – Land Rover
• Spirit Halloween & Spencer Gifts – Cheetos
Best Retailer — Entertainment, Character Brand
• Bloomingdales – Space Jam: A New Legacy
• Big W – Minecraft
• Dream Toy – Squid Game
• Hot Topic – Marvel Studios
• Hot Topic – My Hero Academia
• Joué Club – Batman
• Saks Fifth Avenue – Harry Potter, Wizarding World
Best Location-Based Entertainment
• Amy Winehouse Beyond the Stage – Design Museum, London
• Barbie Ultimate Staycation – Grand Hyatt, Kyala Lumpur
• Harry Potter: A Forbidden Experience – Thinkwell, Unify, Fever
• Monopoly Lifesized – Gamepath Entertainment
• NBA Store Arena – NBA Brazil
• Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Riviera Maya
Best Licensed Collaboration
• adidas x LEGO
• Baccarat x Pokémon
• Brown & Friends x Furla
• Cochinelle x Barbie
• Jurassic Park x Reebok
• Sprite x Fila
• The Simpsons x Balenciaga
Best Licensed Promotion
• Angry Bird Problem? – Geico
• Deliveroo’s Very Hungry Caterpillar – Deliveroo
• Paw Patrol Waze Co-Pilot – Waze
• Plant with Peppa Reforestation – Asda, Ecologi
• Playmobil For Every Starbucks Buddy – Starbucks, Playmobil
• Uber Famous Rides (TMNT, SpongeBob, Scooby) – Uber Rides
Best Licensing Agency
• IMG
• Pacific Licensing Studio
• The Beanstalk Group
• The Joester Loria Group
• The Point.1888
• Tycoon Enterprises
• VIZ Media
• WildBrain CPLG

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