Nominate Innovators for a 2018 TAGIE Award
Before Midnight August 17th
NEW THIS YEAR!
All final nominees will have their 2018 products in a TAGIE Holiday Gift Guide!
DATES AND DEADLINES:
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY NOW!
July 1st - Nominations Open!
August 17th - Nominations Close
September 15th - Top five nominees in each category announced, public voting begins.
October 30th - Voting closes
November 16th at the TAGIEs - Winners Announced! Don't Miss this Night!
NOMINATE INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS IN THESE CATEGORIES:
-Toy Inventor of the Year
-Game Inventor of the Year
-Rising Star Inventor of the Year
-Young Inventor of the Year (under 18 years of age)
-Innovative Marketing Team of the Year
-Art and Design Visuals of the Year
THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE SELECTED BY COMMITTEE.
- Start-Up Award - YULU Toys in 2018
-Inventor Advocate - Mike Meyers in 2018
-In Memoriam Presentation - TBA
-Hassenfeld Humanitarian Award - TBA
-Lifetime Achievement - Shoot the Moon
Nominees must have product in retail channels this fall.
Product launched in the past 12 months to early September (includes 2017 soft launches).
You can nominate an inventor (or a team) for one or more categories.
You may submit multiple nominations for different inventors.
Don't be shy to nominate yourself!
Thank you for joining us in celebrating the people bringing playthings to life!
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The CHITAG Advisory Board:
Karri Bean - Senior Manager, Licensing at Disney Consumer Products,
Experiences and Consumer Products,
Peggy Brown - Inventor, Playwright, Designer, Author, Filmmaker, Funmaker
Mary Couzin - President, Founder, Chicago Toy & Game Group
Ben Dermer - VP, New Ideas and Inventions, Spin Master
Richard Gill - CEO and co-Founder, McGill Associates
Alan Hassenfeld - Chairman, Exec. Committee, Hasbro;
Chairman, Hassenfeld Family Initiatives
Dave Harris - Director, Inventor Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Mattel
Dan Klitsner - Founder, KID Group
Rich Mazel - Senior Director Global, Product Acquisition, Hasbro
Phil Sage - Senior Director - Design & Development, iPlay, Hasbro
Gary Swisher – Toy and Game Innovative Executive, formerly Mattel and Jakks,
Tanya Thompson - Director Global Product Acquisition and Inventor Relations
for Gaming, Hasbro
Tim Walsh - Co-Founder, Getta1Games; Filmmaker, Author, Designer,
Creative Consultant, The Playmakers
David Yakos - Creativity Director, Co-Owner, Salient Technologies