The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has announced a list of 73 nominees for the 2013 LIMA International Licensing Excellence Awards.
Winners will be determined by a vote of the LIMA membership, set to begin April 15, and will be announced at the LIMA Opening Night Awards Ceremony on June 18 at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.
This year’s nominees were selected from 237 entries to compete in 15 different categories including Art or Design; Character or Toy Brand; Corporate Brand; Sports; and Film, Television, Celebrity or Entertainment.
Awards will be given for the Best Licensed Promotion, Retailer of the Year and Overall Best Licensed Program.
The nominees for best overall program of 2012 are:
- Dena, Dena Designs
- HGTV Home, HGTV Home/Beanstalk
- The Hunger Games, Lionsgate/Striker Entertainment
- Marvel’s The Avengers, The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Entertainment
- Monster High, Mattel.
- PGA Tour, PGA Tour/IMG Sports Licensing
- Skylanders, Activision Publishing
“This year’s awards will pay tribute to the brands, companies and retailers worldwide that achieved outstanding success with their licensing initiatives in 2012,” says Charles Riotto, president, LIMA. “The LIMA awards program was designed to celebrate the best in licensing innovation and creativity. We look forward to honoring all of our most deserving nominees for their significant impact on the industry, at retail and among consumers everywhere.”