Licensed Property Award Category finalists revealed for The Licensing Awards 2013

List created by an extensive panel of experienced retailers and licensees.
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The finalists in all six of the Best Licensed Property categories in The Licensing Awards 2013 have been revealed.

The list was created by an extensive panel of experienced retailers and licensees.

“The contenders in the licensed property categories stand as testament to the dynamism which is inherent in this ever evolving industry,” said Ian Hyder, joint managing director of Max Publishing, owner of The Licensing Awards and The Licensing Source Book.

“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.”

The finalists for each category are detailed below:

Best Preschool Licensed Property finalists:

Doc McStuffins

Fireman Sam

The Gruffalo

Mike The Knight

Peppa Pig

Thomas & Friends

Tree Fu Tom

Best Schoolers/Tween or Teen Licensed Property finalists:

Angry Birds

Hello Kitty

Marvel’s Avengers

Minnie Mouse

Moshi Monsters


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best Sports Licensed Property finalists:

Arsenal Football Club

Chelsea FC

England Rugby

FC Barcelona

Liverpool Football Club

Manchester United Football Club

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Best Celebrity Licensed Brand finalists:

The Beatles

Emma Bridgewater

Jamie Oliver

Kirstie Allsopp

Little Mix

One Direction

Best Brand Licensed Property finalists ('Brand’ meaning non-entertainment eg heritage, fmcg, transport):

Britvic Brands


Kellogg’s Vintage

National Trust

Stanley Black & Decker


Wall’s Ice Cream

The Classic Licensed Property Award finalists (This is for properties that are over 10 years old. The winning property will enter the Classic Hall of Fame and join previous winners, Mickey Mouse in 2012 and Star Wars in 2011):



The Beano

Doctor Who

Me to You

Paddington Bear

Sesame Street

The Simpsons

SpongeBob Squarepants

The winners for the Best Licensed Property award categories will be revealed (alongside the winners of the Product Awards and Marketing Communication Award, the finalists of which have already been revealed) at The Licensing Awards event on Tuesday September 10th in The Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Over 1,300 retailers, licensees, licensors and industry suppliers are attending The Licensing Awards 2013.

Tickets for The Licensing Awards 2013 event are available from Createvents over the phone at 01252 781178 or via e-mail at


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