The winners of the 2019 International Licensing Awards were unveiled during the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
“2018 was an incredible year for our industry, which is reflected in tonight’s slate of winners and honorees,” said Licensing International’s President, Maura Regan. “It’s been particularly satisfying to see the increasingly international nature of the licensing business reflected throughout the entire awards process, beginning with the 150 judges from around the world who had the difficult job of reviewing the 600+ entries we received. Congratulations to tonight’s winners, who showcase the creativity and innovation that makes our global industry tick.”
In addition to unveiling the winners across 23 categories, the ceremony also honored the lifetime achievements of Hall of Fame inductees Pam Lifford, President of Warner Bros. Global Brands & Experiences, and Michael Stone, Chairman and Co-founder of Beanstalk.
Eight licensing up-and-comers also received the Rising Star award – these young industry professionals were recognized for their early contributions to shaping the future of our industry.
Best Licensed Products
Apparel- Footwear- Accesories
APPLIANCE – AUTOMOTIVE – HOUSEWARES
TOYS – GAMES – NOVELTIES: 0-12Y (TIE)
APPS – SOFTWARE – VIDEO GAMES
FOOD – BEVERAGE
HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS
PUBLISHING – BACK-TO-SCHOOL
TOYS – GAMES – NOVELTIES: 13+
Best Licensed Brands
ART – DESIGN – CELEBRITY – FASHION BRAND
DIGITAL – APP – VIDEO GAME BRAND
ENTERTAINMENT – CHARACTER BRAND: ANIMATED
ENTERTAINMENT – CHARACTER BRAND: LIVE-ACTION
FOOD – BEVERAGE – RESTAURANT BRAND
SPORTS – COLLEGIATE BRAND
EXPERIENTIAL – LOCATION BASED INITIATIVE
RETAILER FOR CHARACTER & ENTERTAINMENT
RETAILER FOR CORPORATE
HALL OF FAME INDUCTIES
Licensing International honored two outstanding leaders in our industry. Welcome, Pam Lifford and Michael Stone into the 2019 International Licensing Hall of Fame!