Monday, August 06, 2018

Nickelodeon UK Receives Raft Of Nominations In The UK Licensing Awards 2018

The Licensing Awards has announced the very exciting news that Nickelodeon UK & Ireland, JoJo Siwa, Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol have all received nominations in The UK Licensing Awards 2018! Below is a list of coveted awards that Nickelodeon has been nominated in!

Product Categories

The judging for the category took place at the Business Design Centre earlier this month. Approaching 5,000 licensed products were entered into the awards this year and all were put on display in their relevant categories.

Well over 100 retail buyers judged the entries, individually selecting which five products they considered the best in each category.

Reflecting the broad retail base of licensed products, the judging panel this year included buyers from right across the retail spectrum including Asda, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FatFace, Geek is Chic, Groupon, House of Cards, John Lewis, M&Co, Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, Paultons Park, Sainsbury’s, Specsavers, Stanfords, Tesco, Toymaster, The Entertainer,, Aura Lingerie-Beija, Blue Inc., Butlins, Amazon, Ann Summers, Forbidden Planet, Primark, TruffleShuffle, TJ Morris, Hamleys, Moonpig, Matalan, Debenhams and Geek Universe.

Best Licensed Toys or Games Range

Nickelodeon Slime Range from Sambro
PAW Patrol Range from Spin Master Toys
Batman Wheeled Range from MV Sports & Leisure
Harry Potter POP Vinyls from Funko
Jurassic World Range from Mattel
PJ Masks Range from GP Flair

Best Licensed Preschool Apparel Range (0-5 years)

Peppa Pig Collection for Tesco from Blues Clothing
Guess How Much I Love You Collection for Matalan from Paul Dennicci
My Little Pony Collection for Primark from Smith & Brooks
Spider-man Nightware Range for Mothercare from Cooneen by Design
Tiny Tatty Teddy Baby Range for Primark from Paul Dennicci
Winnie the Pooh Baby Range for Primark

Best Licensed Written, Listening or Learning Range

PAW Patrol Treasure Cove Stories from Centum Books
Peppa Pig Book Range from Penguin Random House Children’s
Enid Blyton Collection from Hachette Children’s
Paddington Pop-Up London Book from Harper Collins Children’s Books
Peter Rabbit Movie Book Range from Phidal
Star Wars Where’s Wookie 2 Book from Egmont

Best Licensed Home Décor, Tableware or Housewares Range

Peppa Pig Furniture Range from Worlds Apart
The Beatles Yellow Submarine Outdoor Leisure Collection from FieldCandy
Classic Mickey Art Collection from Pyramid International
National Trust Mini Beasts Houses Range from Wildlife World
Rick and Morty Drinkware from GB eye
Roald Dahl Tableware Collection from Creative Tops

Best Licensed Food or Drink Range

PAW Patrol Ice Cream Range from Icefresh Foods
Thomas and Friends Collection from Kinnerton Confectionery
Despicable Me Fluffy the Unicorn Cake from Finsbury Food Group
Fruit Shoot Snacks from Streamline Foods
The Gruffalo Cake Collection from Park Cakes
Jurassic World Range from Bon Bon Buddies

Property Categories

The finalists in the Property Categories were decided as a result of a nomination/self-nomination process, followed by validation from industry experts.

Best Preschool Licensed Property (Age Group 0-5)

PAW Patrol
Peppa Pig
Hey Duggee
Thomas and Friends
In the Night Garden
PJ Masks

Best Children’s or Tween Licensed Property (Age Group 5-12)

JoJo Siwa
L.O.L Surprise
My Little Pony

The Classic Licensed Property Award

Peppa Pig
Disney Princess
Harry Potter
Me to You
Mr Men Little Miss
My Little Pony
Sesame Street
The Simpsons

Additionally, Nickelodeon received two nominations in the Best Licensed Retail Execution category, which honours a specific promotion or licensing treatment executed at retail over the last year:

JoJo Siwa at Primark
PAW Patrol at The Entertainer
Cars 3 at Smyths
Marvel Avengers: Infinity War at Tesco
My Little Pony at Tesco
Peter Rabbit movie at Harrods
Paddington at Marks & Spencer
The Rolling Stones x Bravado at Selfridges

Update (6/8): The six nominees for the LIMA UK 2018 Rising Stars Award have been revealed!

The shortlist was confirmed at the LIMA UK Young Professionals Summer Party, held on August 3 at Nickelodeon’s UK HQ in Hawley Crescent, Camden, North London.

The award is designed to recognise excellence among junior licensing industry professionals in the UK.

The winner will be revealed at The UK Licensing Awards on Tuesday, September 11.

The 2018 LIMA UK Rising Stars Award finalists are:

Alex Salisbury, retail licensing manager, Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products (pictured above)
Emily Campan, associate publisher, Egmont
Katie Sharp, brand development manager, Beanstalk
Tasmyn Knight, licensing associate, Cartoon Network
Stephanie Griggs, licensing and design director, The Roald Dahl Story Company
Jens Drinkwater, licensing manager, Global Merchandising Services

All six nominees will receive a free ticket to The Licensing Awards courtesy of LIMA.

“LIMA wishes all nominees the best of luck – we received a record number of submissions this year,” said Ryan Beaird, marketing and operations manager at LIMA UK. “This was a major increase on last year and the judges found it very difficult to make a decision on the final six.

“LIMA is delighted the UK licensing industry is supporting the future of the business and nominating their extremely talented young licensing staff for this great annual award. We wish to thank Nickelodeon for hosting us and also our 2018 YPN events sponsor , Octane5.”

Marianne James, VP commercial partnerships, consumer products and experiences UK and Ireland at Nickelodeon, added: “We’re thrilled to have hosted LIMA’s Rising Star nominee event. Supporting up and coming talent in the industry is so important and we wish the nominees the best of luck.”

Congratulations and good luck to Nickelodeon, Alex Salisbury, JoJo Siwa, Spin Master, Entertainment One (eOne) and everyone nominated in The Licensing Awards 2018!

A full list of UK Licensing Awards 2018 finalists can be found here on Licensing Source!

The Licensing Awards have really become accolades to strive for, their integrity is unquestioned as an endorsement of excellence. And the Awards event itself in The Great Room at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, really will be an extravaganza that befits the dynamism of the industry. In 2014 over 1400 licensors, licensees and retailers attended a truly exciting awards evening that the licensing industry can be really proud of.

The winners in all categories will be revealed at a glittering ceremony on Tuesday 11th September 2018, held in The Great Room of The Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The headline sponsor of The Licensing Awards 2018 is Brand Licensing Europe and the awards are officially supported by LIMA.

Over 1,400 retailers, licensees and industry suppliers are set to attend this year’s big event.

Tickets are available from Createvents on 01183 340085 or email

More information about the The Licensing Awards can be found on thelicensingawards.

In additional Nickelodeon Licensing news:

- Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol were named "Young Property of The Year" at the second annual China Licensing Awards at Licensing Expo China in Shanghai on July 25!

- PAW Patrol has taken a starring role in Argos' new "Operation School Run" back to school TV ad spot!:

- Argos has kicked off its latest 3 For 2 toy promotion – with a raft of licensed lines included. Coinciding with the arrival of the retailer’s autumn/winter 2018 catalogue (which launched on July 28), the initiative covers all toy categories – from baby, nursery and preschool, through to action figures, play-sets, vehicles, dress-up, construction and outdoor toys among others. Licensed toys included in the promotion also cover the full spectrum. They include preschool brands such as PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig, Rusty Rivets, Shimmer and Shine, and Thomas & Friends, to name just a few.

More Nick: Nickelodeon's Reimagined 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' to Bow on UK TV Screens on Saturday 22nd September 2018!

Originally published: Sunday, August 05, 2018.
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