TAGIEs Opens Nominations with Two New Categories

Now entering its fourteenth year, the TAGIE Awards, presented by People of Play (POP), will once again honor top innovators, designers, and marketers in the toy and game industry. Each year, the TAGIEs bring together professionals, aspirants, and fans from over 150 countries comprise the play industry. 

POP is adding two categories to the awards this year — Most Innovative Licensed Product and Game Changers. The Game Changers award will recognize those who changed the game of play in 2020, a year that required the industry to adapt and shift.

Other categories include innovators of the year, young inventor of the year, art and marketing awards, plus more showcasing a mix of talents in the toy and game industry.

In addition to its typical entry form, POP is introducing an alternative, streamlined option of the nomination process for members, who can submit any POP profile to be considered for a TAGIE Award.

The complete list of 10 categories now accepting nominations for the 2021 TAGIEs is as follows:

  • Toy Innovator of the Year
  • Game Innovator of the Year
  • Rising Star Innovator of the Year
  • Young Inventor of the Year 
  • Innovative Art and Visuals of the Year  
  • Innovative PR & Marketing Team of the Year 
  • Most Innovative Retailer Award
  • Most Innovative Supplier
  • Most Innovative Licensed Product
  • Game Changers

Nominations close on August 13th. Finalists from each category will be announced on September 1 with voting open to the general public, media and industry.

Find the nomination form here.