LIMA International Licensing Awards 2018: the winners!

The winners of the 2018 LIMA International Licensing Awards were unveiled on the opening night of Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

“This was an outstanding year for the LIMA Licensing Awards program. Not only did we receive a record 700 submissions, but 42% of the nominees originated from outside the US,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “Tonight’s winners truly exemplify the very best of our global industry. They are definitive leaders in their respective categories and across the entire licensing landscape”.

Winners were selected across 21 categories from a total of 132 nominees.

The ceremony also honored the lifetime achievements of Hall of Fame inductees Elias Fasja-Cohen, CEO and Founder of Tycoon Enterprises, and Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO of Hasbro. In addition, 10 licensing up-and-comers received Rising Star awards – these young industry professionals were recognized for their early contributions to shaping the future of our industry.

licensing awards 2018

ART / DESIGN PROGRAM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The World of Eric Carle, Eric Carle Studio, LLC, The Joester Loria Group

CELEBRITY / FASHION PROGRAM

Dear Drew, Barrymore Brands, CAA-GBG

CHARACTER / TOY BRAND PROGRAM

L.O.L. Surprise!, MGA Entertainment

CORPORATE BRAND PROGRAM

Pantone, Pantone / Brand Central

DIGITAL PROGRAM

emoji – the iconic brand, the emoji company, Global Merchandising, Services, Inc.

FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM – ANIMATED

Rick and Morty, Adult Swim & Cartoon, Network Enterprises

FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM –  LIVE ACTION

Jojo Siwa, Nickelodeon

FOOD & BEVERAGE / RESTAURANT PROGRAM

Guinness, Diageo / Beanstalk

SPORTS PROGRAM

WWE

LICENSED PROMOTION

Masters of the Universe and Dirty Dancing, Mattel and Lionsgate Born Licensing

LOCATION-BASED OR EXPERIENTIAL INITIATIVE 

National Geographic Encounter, National Geographic

RETAILER PROGRAM

Spirit Halloween, Stranger Things

APPAREL / FOOTWEAR / ACCESSORIES LICENSEE

Vans, Peanuts footwear,, apparel & accessories

APPLIANCES / AUTOMOTIVE / ELECTRONICS / HARDWARE / HOUSEWARES / PAINT LICENSEE

Broil Chef, Star Wars TIE Fighter, Gas Grill

DIGITAL LICENSEE – APPS, SOFTWARE, VIDEO

Amazon, Sesame Street Alexa Skill

FOOD / BEVERAGE LICENSEE

Brand & Vision, Sesamstrasse, organic food range

HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS LICENSEE

Sally Hansen, Crayola Insta-Dry nail color collection

HOME DÉCOR, domestics, furniture, giftware, textiles 

Jay Franco and Sons, Minecraft home collection

PUBLISHING / SOCIAL EXPRESSION / BACK-TO-SCHOOL LICENSEE

Lovepop, Beatles pop-up card, collection

TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES / ROLE-PLAY: 0-12

Cra-Z-Art, Nickelodeon Slime kits

TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES / ROLE-PLAY:  13 plus

The LEGO Group, LEGO Star Wars, BB-8 – 75187

WINNER OG COMMUNITY CHOICE AWARD 2018Sally Hansen

The Crayola Insta-Dry nail color collection

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