"Finalists fanfare an array of properties from right across the spectrum."

Property category finalists confirmed for The Licensing Awards 2014

The finalists in all seven of the Best Licensed Property categories in The Licensing Awards 2014 have been revealed.

The list completes the full finalist roll call for this year, joining those nominated in the Product, Retail and Marketing Communications categories, which were revealed earlier this month.

“The strong line-up of contenders in the licensed property categories are a true reflection of the dynamism of this ever evolving industry," said Ian Hyder, joint MD of Max Publishing, owner of The Licensing Awards. "The finalists fanfare an array of properties from right across the spectrum – newer entertainment properties which have really ‘hit the spot’ in the last year to true stalwart brands that have successfully wielded the power of their heritage."

“The addition of an award which recognises the gaming and new media properties further strengthens these accolades, while the new Best Film or TV property category celebrates the explosion of activity in this area.”

The finalists are as follows:

Best Pre-school Licensed Property

Doc McStuffins
The Gruffalo
Peppa Pig
Sofia the First
Thomas & Friends
Tree Fu Tom
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Best Film or TV Licensed Property

Despicable Me 2
The Great British Bake Off
Marvel’s Avengers
Mrs Brown’s Boys
The Simpsons
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best Gaming Or New Media Licensed Property

Angry Birds
Assassin’s Creed
Call of Duty
Candy Crush
Moshi Monsters

Best Brand Licensed Property(‘brand’ means non-entertainment eg art, design, lifestyle, heritage, FMCG, transport etc)

Britvic Brands
Coca Cola
Hello Kitty
Me to You
Paul Frank
Wall’s Ice Cream

Best Music or Celebrity Licensed Property

The Beatles
Jamie Oliver
Kirstie Allsopp
One Direction
Orla Kiely
Union J

Best Sports Licensed Property

Arsenal Football Club
Chelsea FC
England Rugby
FC Barcelona
Liverpool Football Club
Manchester United Football Club
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

The Classic Licensed Property Award(This is for properties that are over ten years old. The winning property will enter the Classic Hall of Fame and join previous winners, The Beano in 2013, Mickey Mouse in 2012 and Star Wars in 2011)

Doctor Who
Mr.Men and Little Miss
My Little Pony
The Simpsons
SpongeBob Squarepants
Thomas & Friends

The winners of all the Best Licensed Property award categories will be revealed (alongside the winners of the Product Awards and Marketing Communication Award) at The Licensing Awards on Tuesday, September 16th which will take place in The Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Tickets for the Awards are available by calling Createvents on 0118 334 0085 or emailing clare@createvents.co.uk.

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