Now entering its 15th year, the TAGIE Awards, presented by People of Play (POP), will once again honor the best and brightest innovators, designers, retailers, suppliers and marketers in the toy and game industry in 2022. Each year, the TAGIEs bring together the many communities that make up the larger industry of play, including professionals and fans from all over the world. The TAGIEs are part of POP Week. Last year over 30,000 people from 115 countries participated in POP Week and much of the POP Week content continues to live online. This important recognition, useful education, honoring contributions, and spirit of community is the very heart of POP.
In 2021 the TAGIE Committee introduced two new categories, showcasing the Most Innovative Licensed Product and Game Changers. This year, we ask the global toy industry to suggest colleagues for Lifetime Achievement. John Barbour, a respected captain of the toy industry and Chair of the Lifetime Achievement Committee, has taken the nominations to a new level, which is detailed in the nomination form.
The TAGIEs go beyond the basics to celebrate the broad and unique mix of talents that define the bold and innovative individuals and teams of the toy and game industry… the People of Play.
Following is the list of eleven categories now open for nominations for the 2022 TAGIE Awards:
· 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
· Lifetime Achievement
Nominations are open now through August 15th. Finalists from each category will be announced at the beginning of September. Voting will be open to the general public, media and industry beginning in mid-September. Submit your nominations for yourself and your colleagues HERE. The super entertaining 2021 TAGIE Awards Show is available to watch here.