The Licensing Awards has announced entries are currently open for this year’s show.
The Licensing Awards 2019 categories cover all aspects of the U.K. licensing industry and are free to enter. Entry and nomination forms for all the awards categories are now available to download at TheLicensingAwards.co.uk.
The categories are:
- Product Awards – for ranges of licensed products
- Retailer Awards – for retailers of licensed merchandise
- Licensed Retail Marketing Initiative – for a specific marketing campaign run by a U.K. retailer to support a licensed range or product
- Property Awards – for specific licensed properties
- Licensed Promotions Campaign – for a specific licensing marketing promotion
- Honorary Achievement Award – for an individual’s outstanding contribution to the industry.
This year, a new category has been introduced to the property section, Best Gaming Licensed Property.
The LIMA Rising Star Award will be affiliated with The Licensing Awards 2019 for the fourth year.
Brand Licensing Europe is the show sponsor, while the awards are officially supported by LIMA.
“The Licensing Awards are as ingrained in the industry calendar as BLE, and for very good reason,” says Anna Knight, event director, BLE. “It's an amazing event that recognizes and rewards the very best of the best in this market, from manufacturers and marketers to retailers and brand owners. It's also a really big deal to us that Max Publishing invites delegates from the BLE Retail Mentoring Program to take part in the judging day. Our joint goal to continue educating retail about the power of licensing is a critical and ongoing one."
“Recognizing excellence in our industry is a matter of high priority for LIMA, and to do so throughout licensing careers is clearly the right thing to do, from rising stars through outstanding product and property performance all
the way to the Honorary Achievement Award,” says Kelvyn Gardner, managing director, LIMA U.K. “The Licensing Awards also presents the best of the best in the U.K. before the assembled company of licensing in a fun evening rarely bettered in the social calendar. LIMA is delighted to be able to offer our wholehearted support for another great year in 2019.”
The closing date for entering the licensed product awards categories is May 31. An extensive panel of retail buyers will judge these entries from leading high street names.
Online and downloadable nomination forms for the Retailer Awards, Property Awards, Licensed Retail Marketing Initiative, Licensed Promotions Campaign and Honorary Achievement Award are also now available via the website.
Entry for the Licensed Property Awards is online only, and the deadline is June 28. The deadline for submissions for the LIMA U.K. Rising Star Award is June 12 and open to all individuals under 30 years old working in the industry.
Tickets and tables are also now on sale for The Licensing Awards 2019, which takes place in The Great Room in The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Sept. 10.