Nominations for the ninth annual Toy & Game Inventor of the Year Awards (TAGIE) are open until 1st September.
The TAGIE Awards are an annual gala event during Chicago Toy & Game Week that celebrates the achievements of inventors, designers and industry leaders. Toy and gaming industry professionals may submit nominations online here.
The 2016 categories now open for public nomination include: Excellence in Toy Design, Excellence in Game Design, Excellence in Digital Toy or Game Design, Rising Star Inventor of the Year and Young Inventor of the Year.
Finalists for these five categories will be announced on 15th September, at which time voting will open to the general public, media and industry leaders. A separate committee of industry experts will determine the honourees for the following closed TAGIE Award categories: Hassenfeld Family Initiatives Humanitarian Award, Inventor Advocacy Award, In Memoriam Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
“The TAGIE Awards nominations are now open to recognise the special individuals from around the world who spend countless hours inventing fun and entertaining toys and games for kids and families to enjoy,” said Mary Couzin, founder and CEO of Chicago Toy & Game Group. “The awards gala brings together industry leaders for a night of celebration and fashion that will also pay homage to some stand-out inventors for their spirit of fun, philanthropy and humanitarianism.”
The TAGIE Awards ceremony takes place on 18th November.