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LIMA announces Licensing Excellence Awards winners

Published on: 18th June 2014

The most successful and creative licensed properties and products of the past year have been recognised with Licensing Excellence Awards.Lima-300

The annual Awards Ceremony was held at Licensing Expo 2014. The winners were culled from a record 360 total entries, which were pared down to 118 nominees and then voted on by LIMA members.

“It was truly a spectacular night, and a banner year, for our Awards program. We’re proud to celebrate all of our Licensing Excellence Awards winners, which represent the best work from companies around the globe,” said LIMA president Charles Riotto. “This year, we received more entries from more countries than ever before, which was very gratifying and made voting especially challenging.”

Kelvyn Gardner, LIMA UK MD, added: “Great to see an iconic UK brand like Thomas Pink win through by their association with an even bigger British brand, The Beatles, and all through boutique agency Caroline Mickler. Small can be beautiful in the LIMA awards! It’s also great to see Doctor Who making headway internationally, mirroring the success of the TV series.”

This year’s 20 total winners are (listed by category):

ART OR DESIGN
Best Art or Design Program of the Year
Dena (Dena Designs, Inc.)

Best Art or Design Licensee of the Year
Junk Food Clothing (for Jean-Michel Basquiat Apparel Collection)

CELEBRITY
Best Property of the Year
Cake Boss – Buddy Valastro (Discovery Communications)

Best Celebrity Licensee of the Year
Thomas Pink Limited (for The Beatles Shirt Collection)

CHARACTER OR TOY BRAND
Best Property of the Year

Monster High (Mattel)

Best Character or Toy Brand Licensee of the Year – Hard Goods
Lego (Lego Star Wars)

Best Character or Toy Brand Licensee of the Year – Soft Goods
Junk Food Clothing (for DC Comics Apparel Collection)

CORPORATE BRAND
Best Property of the Year
Girls Scouts of the USA (Girls Scouts of the USA/The Wildflower Group, LLC)

Best Corporate Brand Licensee of the Year
Bassett Furniture (HGTV HOME Design Studio Only at Bassett)

DIGITAL/NEW MEDIA
Best Property of the Year
Angry Birds Star Wars (Rovio Entertainment Ltd & Lucasfilm Ltd)

Best Licensee of the Year
Jazwares (Minecraft Toy Line)

FILM, TELEVISION, OR ENTERTAINMENT
Best Film, Television, or Entertainment Program of the Year
Duck Dynasty (A+E Networks/Brandgenuity)

Best Film, Television, or Entertainment Licensee of the Year – Hard Goods
Playmates Toys, Inc. (for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toy Line)

Best Film, Television, or Entertainment Licensee of the Year – Soft Goods
Accessory Innovations (for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D Special FX Backpack)

SPORTS OR SPORTS-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT
Best Sports Property of the Year
WWE (WWE)

Best Sports Licensee of the Year
Junk Food Clothing Co. (for Vintage NFL Collection)

LICENSED PROMOTION
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Durango (Paramount Pictures)

LOCATION-BASED OR EXPERIENTIAL
The Walking Dead: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studio (AMC/Striker Entertainment)

RETAILER
Best Retailer of the Year:

Hot Topic (for Doctor Who)

OVERALL BEST LICENSED PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Duck Dynasty (A+E Networks/Brandgenuity)

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