Companies looking to enter product into the 2010 Licensing Awards have until June 1st to submit their samples.
Firms can enter any licensed product ranges which have been launched at UK retail between June 1st 2009 and May 31st 2010. Categories cover toys and games, apparel, food, party, paper products, home décor, publishing, gifts and innovation.
Each entry must be made by submitting a completed entry form - which can be downloaded by clicking here - and accompanied by product samples (up to five items from each range being entered).
All entries will be judged by an extensive panel of retail experts at the Business Design Centre. Last year, over 4,000 licensed products were entered into the awards.
Finalists will be announced in the July edition of the Brand & Sport Licensing Source Book and on Licensing.biz. The winners will be revealed on September 9th at the Lancaster London Hotel. For further details, visit the official site.
"The Licensing Awards give real credence to the dynamism of licensed merchandise," said Ian Hyder, director of the awards and The Licensing Source Book. "Entering the awards gives licensees an opportunity to receive true recognition and, as all product entries will be judged by an extensive panel of retailers, it ensures that their products will be seen by many of the best retail buyers in the land.
"Entering is free - and easy - so companies large, small and everything in between should get entering."