All finalists for the product, property, retail and special awards categories are announced
“After the year and half that we have all had, it feels all the more triumphant to be able to announce the finalists in The Licensing Awards 2021 – with the winners being revealed at a physical awards event on 14 September which will be some reunion!” commented Ian Hyder, joint managing director of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Licensing Awards.
The Licensing Awards attracted a phenomenal number of entries and nominations this year across all the categories.
Over 200 retail buyers formed the judging panel offering their expert input across the product categories. These included Asda, B&M, Blue Diamond Group, Character.com, Clarks, The Entertainer, FatFace, Forbidden Planet, Games Workshop, Home Bargains, John Lewis & Partners, M&Co, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, Merlin Entertainments, Moonpig, Morrisons, Primark, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Tesco, Toymaster, among many others.
Various validation panels have convened to discuss, debate and validate all the other categories to arrive at the worthy finalists.
“The Licensing Awards truly celebrate all that is great about the licensing community. The level of support and input has been incredible and we just can’t wait to get everyone back together at the awards event this year,” added Jakki Brown, joint managing director of Max Publishing.
In addition to all the finalists, there is a new consumer award category which will be joining The Licensing Awards 2021 which will be revealed soon.
You can see the full list of finalists by clicking here.