U.K. Awards Names Best Property Finalists

 

The Licensing Awards has unveiled the finalists for the six 2013 best licensed property categories, which were selected by a panel of retailers and licensees.

“The contenders in the licensed property categories stand as testament to the dynamism which is inherent in this ever-evolving industry,” says Ian Hyder, joint managing director, Max Publishing, sponsor of the annual event. “There is an impressive array of finalists from right across the spectrum, newer entertainment properties which have really ‘hit the spot’ in the last year to real stalwart brands that have successfully wielded the power of their heritage while maintaining their relevance in today’s challenging market place.”

Finalists in the product and marketing communication and retailer categories were previously announced and can be viewed here.

The winners in all categories will be announced on Sept. 10 at an event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

The best licensed property finalists are:

Best Preschool Licensed Property 

  • Doc McStuffins
  • Fireman Sam
  • The Gruffalo
  • Mike The Knight
  • Peppa Pig
  • Thomas & Friends
  • Tree Fu Tom

Best Schoolers/Tween or Teen Licensed Property

  • Angry Birds
  • Hello Kitty
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Moshi Monsters
  • Skylanders
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best Sports Licensed Property 

  • Arsenal Football Club
  • Chelsea FC
  • England Rugby
  • FC Barcelona
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • Manchester United Football Club
  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Best Celebrity Licensed Brand

  • The Beatles
  • Emma Bridgewater
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Kirstie Allsopp
  • Little Mix
  • One Direction

Best Brand Licensed Property (entertainment, heritage, FCMG, transport, etc.)

  • Britvic Brands
  • JCB
  • Kellogg’s Vintage
  • National Trust
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • V&A
  • Wall’s Ice Cream

Best Classic Licensed Property

A category for properties that are more than 10-years-old, the winner will enter the Classic Hall of Fame joining brands like Mickey Mouse (2012 winner) and Star Wars (2011).

  • Barbie
  • Batman
  • The Beano
  • Doctor Who
  • Me to You
  • Paddington Bear
  • Sesame Street
  • The Simpsons
  • SpongeBob Squarepants

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