Nominations open for inaugural Play Creators Awards

Published on: 26th February 2019

The brand new event celebrates the achievements of the toy and game design community.

Whether it’s an R&D team responsible for a smash-hit line, a design agency that’s taken a brief and soared, or an individual responsible for the industry’s next bestseller, the Play Creators Awards are all about shining a spotlight on the sector’s best and brightest design talent.

Nominations close on May 6th, and the winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony taking place on Monday September 9th at London’s Under the Bridge, during the opening night of this year’s Play Creators Festival.

The categories available to nominate are:

  • Toy Designer of the Year
  • Game Designer of the Year (Family Game)
  • Game Designer of the Year (Tabletop)
  • R&D Team of the Year
  • Design Agency/Invention Studio of the Year
  • Toy Designer of the Year (Licensed Product)
  • Game Designer of the Year (Licensed Product)
  • Play Innovation of the Year
  • Rising Star
  • Design Icon

Finalists for each category will be announced in June, before a panel of judges from across the toy design landscape whittle down the winners.

“We’ve already outlined a commitment to celebrating the achievements of the toy and game design community with our annual Mojo Nation 100 publication, but we’re taking this to the next level with the Play Creators Awards,” said Mojo Nation co-founder Billy Langsworthy. “As the only event of its kind in the UK, we’re looking forward to recognising some supremely talented individuals and teams in a relaxed, fun and informal setting, in what is shaping up to be a highlight of this year’s Play Creators Festival.”

To nominate, head to the Play Creators Awards site by clicking here.


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