Licensing Awards 08 finalists revealed

Licensing Source Book Europe announces the firms and brands up for this year's accolades.
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The category finalists for The Licensing Awards 2008 have today been announced by Licensing Source Book Europe.

This year's award categories recognise products, retailers and property owners, while also including five new awards dedicated to brand licensing (encompassing sports and celebrities as well as general brands).

Ian Hyder, director of The Licensing Source Book, said: "It is just fantastic how the whole industry has embraced these awards - and they have become true accolades.

"Not only is it great to see how the tentacles of licensing have spread to bring in new licensees in different areas but also the broadened reach of licensed properties in the branded area. And, as reflected by our panel of judges this year, licensing is truly on the radar for increasing numbers of retailers.

"We have a lot to celebrate and these awards do just that."

For further details on the awards - and to find out how to book tickets - click here.

The full list of nominees is:

The Retail Award Categories Finalists:

Best Baby/Pre-School Retailer (aimed at 0-5 year olds) of Licensed Products
Asda (including George)

Best Schoolers Retailer (aimed at 5-9 year olds) of Licensed Products
The Entertainer
Toys R Us

Best Tweens and/or Teens Retailer (aimed at 9-16 year olds) of Licensed Products
Asda (including George)
Clinton Cards
New Look

Best Brands Retailer of Licensed Products
JJB Sports

Best Direct Selling Retailer of Licensed Products
Avon Cosmetics
Express Gifts

Best Overall Retailer of Licensed Products
The finalists of this category are the winners of the other retail categories and, therefore, will not be announced until the event.

Product Category Finalists:

Best Licensed Toys Or Games Range
Ben 10 Toy Collection from Bandai
Peppa Pig Activity Range from Character Options
In The Night Garden Toy Range from Hasbro
Indiana Jones Classic Collection from Lego
Roary The Racing Car Range from Vivid Imaginations

Best Licensed Dress-up and/or Party Range
Lazy Town Dress-up Collection from Cesar UK
Disney Princesses Dress-up from The Christy Group
Dr Who Dress-up from The Christy Group
High School Musical Year Book Dress-up from Rubies Masquerade
Thunderbirds Adult Dress-up from Smiffy’s

Best Licensed Children’s Apparel or Accessories Range
In The Night Garden Nightwear from Aykroyd & Sons
High School Musical, Woolworths Exclusive Range from Blues Clothing
Dora The Explorer, Fruit Collection from Cohen & Wilkes
Haynes Children’s T-Shirts from Next
Dumbo, Sainsbury’s Exclusive Nursery Range from Westward

Best Licensed Adult Apparel or Accessories Range
Sesame Street T-Shirts from Famous Forever
Raleigh Chopper Accessories from Half Moon Bay
Born To Shop Nightwear from Intimas
Shaun The Sheep Ladies Leisurewear from Silverknit
Plain Lazy Nightwear and Underwear from TDP Textiles

Best Licensed Written, Listening or Learning Range

Life On Mars (Rules Of Modern Policing) from Bantam Press
High School Musical Book Range from Parragon Books
Flower Fairies Novelty Gift Format from Penguin Books
Vintage Ladybird Collection from Penguin Books
Dora The Explorer, Readers Digest Range from Simon & Schuster

Best Licensed Paper Products Or Stationery Range
Emma Bridgewater Stationery from Blueprint Collections
High School Musical 2 Greeting Cards and Calendars from Danilo
Winnie The Pooh Silhouette Stationery from International Greetings
Paddington Retro Stationery Collection from Rainbow Designs
Charlie & Lola Stationery Range from Roger La Borde

Best Licensed Giftware Range
Bobbypin 2008 Range from Disaster Designs
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giftware from Portmeirion
Charlie & Lola Gift Range from Wild & Wolf
Natural History Museum Gift Range from Wow! Stuff
Science Museum Gift Range 2008 from Zeon

Best Licensed Interactive Range
Go Diego Go! Safari Rescue Wii Game from 2K Games
Ben 10 ‘Protector Of Earth’ Games Range from D3 Publisher Of Europe
Planet Earth DVD Game from Imagination Games
Deal Or No Deal Video Game Range from Mindscape
Ratatouille Video Game from THQ

Best Licensed Home Décor, Housewares or Bedding Range
High School Musical 2 Lunch Range from DNC
Humphrey’s Corner Bedroom Range from Mothercare
Plain Lazy Lunchware from Navigate
In The Night Garden Children’s Homewares from Spearmark
High School Musical Room Makeover Range from Vogue International

Best Licensed Food Or Drink Range
In The Night Garden Confectionery Range from Bon Bon Buddies
Batman Celebration Cake from Elisabeth-the Chef
The Simpsons, Seasonal Confectionery from Kinnerton Confectionery
Peter Rabbit Organics Range from Peter Rabbit Organics
Postman Pat Seasonal Confectionery from Teepee Creative

The Innovation Award
Britain’s Got Talent Electronic Board Game from Drummond Park
Queen Tooth Tunes from Grosvenor
Haynes Internal Combustion Engine from Trends
Dr Who Dalek Wizz Watch from Wesco
Natural History Museum Radio Controlled Tarantula from Wow! Stuff

Best Licensed Brand Range – Soft Goods
Jelly Belly Cosmetics from Baylis and Harding
V&A Bed Linen from Bedeck
Andy Warhol by Burton from Burton Snowboards
Haynes Workwear from Lee Cooper
Mensa Puzzles from Wow! Stuff

Best Licensed Brand Range Hard Goods
Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauces from Baxters Food Group
Michelin Automotive Accessories from Custom Accessories Europe
Jamie At Home from Royal Worcester
Marco Pierre White from Salton Europe
V&A Tools Home and Garden 2008 from Wild & Wolf

The Property Award Categories:

Best Baby/Pre-School Licensed Property (aimed at 0-5 year olds)
Dora The Explorer
In The Night Garden
Fifi and the Flowertots
Peppa Pig
Roary the Racing Car
Thomas & Friends

Best Schoolers, Tween or Teen Licensed Property
Ben 10
Dr Who
Hannah Montana
High School Musical
The Simpsons

Best Sports Licensed Property
Chelsea FC
England Football
England Rugby
Liverpool Football Club
Manchester Utd

Best Celebrity Licensed Property
The Beatles
David Beckham
Jamie Oliver
Marco Pierre White
Paris Hilton

Best Brand Licensed Property
Jack Daniel's
Natural History Museum

The Honorary Achievement Award
This special award is to be given to someone who has contributed greatly to the licensing industry. No finalists are to be announced, but the winner is decided as a result of nominations received.


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