UK names star in International Licensing Awards shortlist

Shortlist for LIMA accolades includes V&A, Boots, Harry Potter, The British Museum among others.

The shortlist for the 2019 International Licensing Awards – due to be hosted by LIMA at Licensing Expo in June – has been confirmed, with a number of UK names in the running.

The awards are more internationally inclusive than ever before, according to LIMA. The judging panel itself included nearly 150 executives from 18 different countries; and the 622 submissions this year came from 19 different countries, marking a new record.

A number of UK licensees and licensors have made the grade including Paul Dennicci (nominated for its The Very Hungry Caterpillar infantwear); Boots (nominated for its Harry Potter range); and Sofa Workshop (for its V&A sofa collection).

In addition, V&A has been nominated in a host of categories including Art/Design, Celebrity Fashion, Home Décor (Sofa Workshop), Food & Beverage (Twinings/William Morris Tea) and Apparel & Accessories (Coco de Mer luxury lingerie and nightwear).

eOne also gets nods for Peppa Pig and PJ Masks in the Entertainment/Character – Animated category, alongside Magic Light Pictures’ The Gruffalo.

In addition, TSBA Group and Transport for London has been named in the Best Licensed Collaboration category for its work with adidas Originals

You can check out the full list of nominees by clicking here.

“This elite group of nominees is truly representative of the global licensing community, showcasing the creativity and innovation that is part of our industry’s DNA,” commented Maura Regan, president of LIMA. “We look forward to announcing the winners on June 4 in Las Vegas, but today we celebrate all of this year’s nominees – to be among this group is a mark of excellence in and of itself.”

The winners will be unveiled at a special ceremony on Tuesday June 4 during Licensing Expo. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees and Rising Stars will also be honoured at the event. The evening networking event and celebration is free for all Licensing Expo attendees.

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