Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Popular Nickelodeon UK And Nick Jr. UK Shows Nominated In The Licensing Awards 2015

The licensing business news website Licensing.biz is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon UK news that Nickelodeon's hit animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and Nick Jr. UK's popular animated series "Peppa Pig" and "Paw Patrol" have been nominated for a raft of prestigious awards in The Licensing Awards 2015!

The line-up was arrived at as a result of nominations canvassed from an extensive panel of experienced retailers and licensees.

"The finalists in the licensed property categories are a true reflection of the strength of this dynamic industry," said Ian Hyder, joint managing director of Max Publishing, owner of The Licensing Awards and The Licensing Source Book.

"The contenders fanfare an array of properties from across the spectrum – from relative newcomers from the world of music and new media right through to true stalwart brands that wield the power of their heritage.

"To properly reflect the immense licensing activity that hails from the film world, a dedicated award which celebrates this joins the line-up."

The winners will be revealed at The Licensing Awards event, held in The Great Room in London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday 15th September 2015.

For tickets or tables at The Licensing Awards 2015, please contact Clare Davis at Createvents on clare@createvents.co.uk or call 0118 334 0085.

Check out the complete list of finalists below:

The Product Awards Finalists

Approaching 5,000 licensed products were entered into the Product Awards this year. The Judging Panel comprised of almost 100 top retail buyers, including those from Sainsbury's, Argos, Primark, Claires, Toys R Us, Tesco, Mothercare, Poundland, Boots, The Entertainer, Forbidden Planet, Lakeland, Asda, Mothercare, Matalan, BHS, Paperchase, Paulton's Park, Blue Inc, Oliver Bonas, River Island, Lloyds Pharmacy and Rymans.

Best Licensed Toys or Games Range

Despicable Me 2 RC Inflatable Stuart and Dave Minions with sound from Bladez Toyz
Frozen Toddler Doll Range from Jakks Pacific
Paw Patrol Toy Range from Spinmaster
Peppa Pig Construction Toys from Simba Smoby
Shopkins Series 3 Collectable Mini Figures and Playset from Moose Enterprise/GP Flair
Star Wars Roar and Rage Chewbacca and Lightsaber Battle Yoda Action Plush from Underground Toys

Best Licensed Dress-Up or Partyware Range

Frozen Light-Up Princesses Range from Rubies Masquerade
Marvel Avengers Age Of Ultron Dress-Up From Rubies Masquerade
Marvel Superheroes Dress-Up from Morph Costumes
Minions Novelty Party Range from Icon Live
Paddington Bear Partyware Range from Creative Party
Roald Dahl Children's Dress-Up Range from Smiffys

Best Licensed Preschool Apparel Range (0-5 years)

Minions Build Your Own PJs for George@ASDA from Cooneen By Design
Minions Preschool Collection for TU at Sainsbury's from Smith & Brooks
Minnie Mouse Denim Girls Preschool Range from Primark
Paddington Babywear for Tesco from Brecrest Fashion
Peter Rabbit Baby Range for M&S from Watermelon
Star Wars Baby Range for Mothercare from Dennicci

Best Licensed Children's or Adult Apparel Range

Coca Cola Adult Range from Retro Freds By Brand Alliance
DC Comics Superman Collection from Fabric Flavours
Minions Boys' Range for George@ASDA from Cooneen by Design
Despicable Me 2 Children's Footwear Range for George@ASDA from William Lamb Footwear
Frozen Nightdress for TU Sainsbury's from Cooneen by Design
Harry Potter Autumn / Winter 14 Ladies Range from Primark

Best Written, Listening or Learning Range

Alien Classic Range from Titan Publishing Group
Frozen Magazine from Egmont Publishing
Jurassic World Where Dinosaurs Come To Life Augmented Reality Books from Carlton Publishing
Peppa Pig Book and App Range from Penguin Random House
My Very Hungry Caterpillar App from Story Toys
Winnie The Pooh Classic Collection from Egmont Publishing

Best Licensed Paper Products or Stationery Range

Despicable Me Stationery Range from Pyramid International
Great British Bake Off Stationery and Gift Range from Otter House
House of Holland Stationery Range from Blueprint Collections
Despicable Me Greeting Cards, Gift Bags, Calendars and Giftwrap from Danilo Promotions
Star Wars Greeting Card Range from Hallmark Cards
Winnie the Pooh Bother Free Days Card Range from Moonpig

Best Licensed Giftware Range

Cinderella Adult Jewellery Collection from Icon Live
IWM Victory Is In The Kitchen Range from Kimm & Miller
Despicable Me Minion Made Plush Backpacks from Posh Paws
The Makery Giftware Range from Wild and Wolf
Mr. Men and Little Miss Grow Kits from Gift Republic
Winnie The Pooh Classic Gift Range from Widdop Bingham

Best Licensed Food or Drink Range

The Beano Sweet Shop and Selection Tin from Rose Marketing
DC Super Heroes Biscuit Collection from Biscuiteers
Frozen Baking Range from Fiddes Payne
Jammie Dodger Celebration Cake from Finsbury Food Group
Minions Ice Creams, Lollies and Squeezers Range from Icefresh Foods
Snowman And The Snowdog Chocolate Gift Range from Thorntons

Best Licensed Home Décor, Tableware or Housewares Range

Frozen Crystal Bedding and Home Furnishings Collection from Character World
Happy Jackson Storage Tin Range From Elite
Roald Dahl Bedding And Accessories Collection from Ashley Wilde
Star Wars Homewares Collection from Half Moon Bay
Ted Baker Portmeirion The Fine Collection Rosie Lee from Portmeirion
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nursery Collection from East Coast Nursery

Best Licensed Brand Range

Kellogg's Vintage Health And Beauty Range from Mad Beauty
Historic Royal Palaces Baroque Gardening Collection from Briers
Playstation Retro Range from Bioworld
Rugby World Cup Collection from Ulster Weavers
V&A Spring/Summer 15 Collection from Oasis
Volkswagen Retro Housewares Range from Half Moon Bay

The Innovation Award

Doctor Who Cyberman Edge Sculpture from Robert Harrop
Historic Royal Palaces Fashion Collection No4 From Hobbs
Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Boombox from Konami Digital Entertainment
SpongeBob SquarePants Cycle Jersey from Scimitar Sports
Star Wars Melting Storm Trooper from Blue Sky Designs
Thunderbirds Classic merchMAKER range from Merchant On Demand

Best Licensed Marketing Communication Campaign Award

For this award category, a highly qualified panel of marketing and promotions experts judged the entries.

Adventure Time Dr Martens Bounce Mob Stunt
The Beano at Brewers Fayre
The Gruffalo Forestry Commission Trails
Paddington Warbeartons Campaign
The SpongeBob Movie Clean Start Appeal for British Red Cross
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Wiggle for Action for Children
The Retailer Award Finalists

The finalists of the Retailer Award categories were decided as a result of an online nomination process involving manufacturers, suppliers and importers of licensed products, inviting them to state which retailers have excelled in their retail delivery of licensed merchandise to the public over the last year. These results were then taken into account by a validation panel of industry experts to arrive at the final line-up.

Best Preschool Retailer of Licensed Products (age group 0-5)

The Entertainer

Best Kids Retailer of Licensed Products (age group 6-16)

The Entertainer

Best Retailer of Adult Licensed Products

Forbidden Planet
Urban Outfitters

The Radar Award

This award is for any UK based retailer (bricks and mortar/or online) that have 'come on the radar' by upping their licensing activities in the last year.

Shop Direct

Top Retailer Award

All winners of the other categories are contenders for this award.

The Best Licensed Property finalists are:

Best Preschool Licensed Property

Fireman Sam
The Gruffalo
In The Night Garden
Paw Patrol
Peppa Pig
Thomas & Friends
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Best TV Licensed Property

Adventure Time
Breaking Bad
Doctor Who
The Great British Bake Off
My Little Pony
The Simpsons
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best Film Licensed Property

Jurassic World
Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Best Sports Licensed Property

Arsenal Football Club
Chelsea FC
England Rugby
Liverpool Football Club
Manchester United Football Club
Rugby World Cup 2015
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Best Music or Celebrity Licensed Property

5 Seconds of Summer
The Beatles
Jamie Oliver
Jane Asher
One Direction
Orla Kiely

Best Gaming or New Media Licensed Property

Angry Birds
Candy Crush
Metal Gear Solid
Plants v Zombies
World of Warriors

Best Brand Licensed Property

Britvic Brands
Happy Jackson
Kellogg's Vintage
Ted Baker

The Classic Licensed Property Award

(This is for properties that are over 10 years old. The winning property will enter the Classic Hall of Fame and join previous winners, Thomas & Friends in 2014, The Beano in 2013, Mickey Mouse in 2012 and Star Wars in 2011)

Doctor Who
Me to You
Mr. Men and Little Miss
My Little Pony
Sesame Street
The Simpsons
SpongeBob SquarePants

Congratulations and good luck, Nickelodeon UK!
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