USA Toy of the Year Awards 2016 now open

Published on: 13th August 2015

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is now accepting toy, game and property submissions across 12 categories for the 2016 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.

toyofyearThe nomination period will close at 5pm (Pacific) on Friday 2nd October. Finalists will be unveiled on 17th November and winners will be announced at the TOTY Awards ceremony in February 2016.

Toy companies, inventors, retailers and others are invited to nominate contenders by logging into their TIA account and completing the online nomination form. Instructions for logging in or creating a TIA account are available here.

On 17th November, the finalists will be revealed and five ballots will open for consumers, retailers (one each for mass and specialty), media, and TIA members. Each ballot will be weighted and used to determine the TOTY 2016 winners. On that day, public voting will also launch and will remain open at through to mid-January 2016.

One winner in each category – as well as the overall Toy of the Year and People’s Choice award winners will be announced at the TOTY awards ceremony on 12th February 2016 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

For more information about the nomination and selection process, email


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