Licensing International Announces 2022 Awards of Excellence Finalists – Licensing.biz

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Licensing International is proud to announce the full list of finalists for the prestigious Licensing International Excellence Awards, dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement and innovation in the licensing industry worldwide.

This year’s Awards of Excellence features 165 finalists from 20 countries in 25 categories. More than 150 judges from 21 countries chose this year’s finalists from nearly 800 submissions.

Licensing International members can vote for the winners starting Monday, April 11. Each member company will receive a ballot for all 25 categories and voting will close on Friday, April 22.

Winners will be announced at the Licensing International Excellence Awards at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The ceremony will take place on Monday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. PST at LIGHT Vegas Nightclub. Licensing Expo will take place May 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

More information on all finalists is available online. Finalists were nominated by Alifish, InSpirit Designs, Jazwares and Licensing International Accelerator program participants including Bedrock Collectibles, Holy Joe, LIBREX, Park Star Media and Somos Arte.

The full list of nominees can be viewed online here or seen below.

Best Licensing Product — Apparel or Accessory for a Corporate Brand

  • Couture Kingdom – Streets Jewelry
  • Don’t Call Me Jennyfer – Chupa Chups Collection
  • Mad Engine Global – McDonald’s clothing and accessories line
  • PUMA – BMW M Motorsport Line
  • Reebok – Jelly Belly Trainers
  • Ripple Junction – Keith Haring Clothing

Best Licensed Product — Apparel or Accessory for an Entertainment Property

  • Blackmilk – The Legend of Zelda Collection
  • Eastpak – Peanuts Backpacks
  • OnePlus – Harry Potter connected watch
  • Pair of Glasses – Sesame Street Children’s Glasses
  • Persol glasses – La Casa de Papel
  • Zara – Barbie Collection 1959
  • Zara – Playmobil range

Best Licensed Product – Appliances, Electronics and Housewares for a Corporate Brand

  • Arcade1 Up, Tastemakers – Polaroid At-Home Instant Photobooth
  • Brizo – Frank Lloyd Wright Bathroom Hardware
  • Ecoffee Mug – Van Gogh Reusable Coffee Mug
  • Fizz Creations – Tetris Waffle Maker
  • Fizz Creations – Tetrix x Samsung Refrigerator Stackers
  • QuietKat – Jeep Electric Bike
  • Ukonic – Xbox Fridge

Best Licensed Product – Appliances, Electronics and Housewares for Entertainment Goods

  • Bumpboxx – Jimi Hendrix Boombox
  • Gramercy Products – Nerf Dog Toys
  • Guild Guitars – Bob Marley Acoustic Guitar
  • Half Moon Bay – Peaky Blinders Glasses
  • Just Funky – Naruto Shippoden Kitchen Appliances
  • Pinball Stern – Godzilla Pinball Machine
  • Tonies – Sesame Street

Best Licensed Product — Digital: Apps, Software, Video Games, NFT

  • Lockwood Publishing – The Voice of Avakin
  • Next Games – Stranger Things Puzzle Tales Mobile Game
  • Story Toys Ltd – LEGO Duplo Marvel App
  • Tafi – Coca-Cola Friendship & NFT Collection Box
  • VeVe – Back to the Future DeLorean NFT
  • Virtual Brand Group – Forever 21 Shopcity on Roblox

Best Licensed Product – Food or Beverage for a Corporate Brand

  • G FUEL – Tetris energy drink
  • Häagen-Dazs – Louvre Mooncake Ice Cream
  • Kellogg’s – HERSHEY’S Cereals
  • Kraft Heinz – The HERSHEY Colliders
  • Namyang Dairy Products – Sparkling Chupa Chups Drinks
  • Natür Food Ventures. Tetris x Powerbears Gummy Snacks
  • Stewarts Enterprises – Hard Rock Hard Seltzer

Best Licensed Product – Food or Beverage for an Entertainment Property

  • Terribly chocolatey – Harry Potter mooncakes
  • Brew Pipeline Inc – Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Seltzer
  • Kinnerton Confectionery – Harry Potter Chocolates
  • Krispy Kreme Japan – Minions Donuts
  • Le Comptoir de Mathilde – Harry Potter Chocolates
  • Megaplex – Godzilla vs Kong Whey Protein Powder

Best Licensed Product — Health and Beauty Products

  • Centric Beauty – Crayola Kids Bath Collection
  • Street Floral Perfumes – Van Gogh Sunflower Pop Eau de Parfum
  • Gillette – Bugatti Razor
  • Hipdot – Monopoly, Play-Doh and Ouija cosmetics
  • Mad Beauty – Friends soap dish and bath range
  • Mad Beauty – Winnie the Pooh Bath & Body Line
  • SK II / Procter and Gamble – Andy Warhol Skincare

Best Licensed Product – Home Decor

  • Paladone – Minecraft Building Blocks Lights
  • Room Copenhagen – LEGO wooden interior decoration
  • Shanghai Yepai – Harry Potter Home Decor Collection
  • Skultuna – Brass Moomin Figures
  • Walmart – GAP residential line
  • Zara Home – DC Comics Homeware Collection

Best Licensing Product—Publishing, Social Expression

  • Eaglemoss – The Beatles Advent Calendar
  • Insights Editions – Jurassic World pop-up book
  • RCS – Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Partworks
  • So-Net Entertainment – ​​National Palace Museum x Peanuts Stationery
  • The Carat Shop – Harry Potter Jewelry Advent Calendar
  • Theory 11 – The Beatles Playing Cards
  • Yoto Limited – LEGO Duplo Sound Cards

Best Licensed Product—Toys, Games, Novelties (0-8 years)

  • Clementoni – Harry Potter Terrarium Kit
  • Costume – Batman & Batmobile Adaptive Costume
  • Dynacraft – Disney Princess Cinderella 24V Carriage
  • LEGO – Disney’s Encanto Madrigal House
  • Moose Toys – Bluey range of toys
  • Spin Master – Batman Bat-Tech Batcave

Best Licensed Product—Toys, Games, Novelties (Ages 8+)

  • LEGO adidas Superstar Trainers Set
  • LEGO – Home Alone Set
  • LEGO – Star Wars AT-AT
  • Robosen – Robot Transformers
  • XM Studios – Batman Collectible Figures
  • Zuru – 5 surprise mini-brands

Best Licensed Brand – Animated Entertainment, Character, Toy Brand

  • Barbie – Mattel
  • Bluey – BBC Studios
  • CoComelon – Moonbug Entertainment
  • Encanto – Disney
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man – Disney
  • Minecraft – Microsoft
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir – ZAG
  • Peppa Pig – Hasbro

Best Licensed Brand – Corporate Brand

  • Arm & Hammer – Church and Dwight
  • BMW – BMW Group
  • Discovery – Discovery Inc.
  • Girl Scouts – Girl Scouts of the United States
  • Tasty – Buzzfeed Inc.
  • Transport for London – Transport Trading Limited

Best Licensed Brand – Food, Beverage, Restaurant Brand

  • Coca-Cola, Hi-C, Sprite – The Coca-Cola Company
  • Hershey’s – The Hershey Company
  • Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa – Post-Consumer Brands, Warner Bros
  • Crown – Constellation Marketing Services
  • The cheesecake factory
  • Kool-Aid – The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Streets – Unilever United Kingdom

Best Licensed Brand — Lifestyle: Art, Design, Celebrity, Fashion

  • AC/DC – Epic Rights and Perryscope Studios
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Bob Marley
  • emoji The iconic brand – emoji company GmbH
  • Grateful Dead – Warner Music Experience
  • May Gibbs – The Northcott Company

Best Licensed Brand – Live Action Entertainment

  • Cobra Kai – Sony Pictures
  • Ghostbusters – Sony Pictures
  • Hot Ones – First We Feast, Complex Networks, Buzzfeed
  • Money Heist – Netflix
  • MasterChef – Banijay
  • Monster Jam – Feld Entertainment
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy – Warner Bros.
  • Star Trek Universe – Paramount

Best Licensed Brand — Museum, Art, Design

  • Best Licensed Brand — Museum, Art, Design
  • Andy Warhol – Andy Warhol Foundation
    Keith Haring – Artestar
    Louvre – Louvre Museum
    National Palace Museum
    The Natural History Museum
    The New York Botanical Garden
    V&A – Victoria and Albert Museum

Best Licensed Brand – Sports, Collegiate

  • Football Greats Alliance – Association of Retired Professional Football Players
  • Formula 1
  • NFLPA
  • Tokyodachi – Zephyr headgear
  • US Polo Assn.
  • WWE
  • Yale University

Best Retailer – Business, Lifestyle, Fashion, Sports Initiative

  • BoxLunch – McDonald’s
  • Discovery Expedition
  • GCDS–Bratz
  • PacSun – Coca-Cola
  • PacSun-Land Rover
  • Spirit Halloween & Spencer Gifts – Cheetos

Best Retailer – Entertainment, Character Brand

  • Bloomingdales – Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Big W – Minecraft
  • Dream Toy – Squid Game
  • Hot Topic – Marvel Studios
  • Hot Topic – My Hero Academia
  • Played Club – Batman
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – Harry Potter, Wizarding World

Best Location Based Entertainment

  • Amy Winehouse Beyond the Scene – Design Museum, London
  • Barbie Ultimate Staycation – Grand Hyatt, Kyala Lumpur
  • Harry Potter: A Forbidden Experiment – Thinkwell, Unify, Fever
  • Life-Size Monopoly – Gamepath Entertainment
  • NBA Store Arena – NBA Brazil
  • Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Riviera Maya

Best Licensing Collaboration

  • adidas x Lego
  • Baccarat x Pokémon
  • Brown & Friends x Furla
  • Ladybug x Barbie
  • Jurassic Park x Reebok
  • Sprite x Fila
  • The Simpsons x Balenciaga

Best Licensed Promotion

  • Angry bird problem? – Geico
  • Deliveroo’s Very Hungry Caterpillar – Deliveroo
  • PAW Patrol Waze Co-Pilot – Waze
  • Planting with Peppa Reforestation – Asda, Ecologi
  • Playmobil for every Starbucks friend – Starbucks, Playmobil
  • Uber Famous Rides (TMNT, Spongebob Squarepants, Scooby) – Uber Rides

Best Licensing Agency

  • IMG
  • Pacific Licensing Studio
  • The Beanstalk Group
  • The Joester Loria Group
  • The Point.1888
  • Business Tycoon
  • Media VIZ
  • WildBrain CPLG

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