TAGIE Awards Nominations
Closed for 2020
Nominees Announced September 16th! 

 

NEW THIS YEAR!

All finalists will have their nominated 2020 products in the TAGIE Holiday Gift Guide releasing in September! 

CHITAG has always promoted innovation in all stages of development. For the past 13 years, we've hosted the TAGIEs to showcase the creativity and originality of our industry's innovators and to be recognized and celebrated by their peers who come from around the world for this extraordinary evening. We'd love to have you join the gala this year! 

DATES AND DEADLINES:
July 1st - Nominations Open for 2020

August 20th -  Nominations Close 
September 16th - Top ten nominees in each category announced,
 public voting begins.

October 30th - Voting closes

November 20th - Winners Announced at the TAGIEs! Don't Miss this Night!

NOMINATE INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS IN THESE CATEGORIES:

  • Toy Innovator of the Year

  • Game Innovator of the Year

  • Rising Star Innovator of the Year

  • Young Innovator of the Year (under 18 years of age)

  • Innovative PR and Marketing Team of the Year

  • Innovative Art and Design Visuals of the Year 

  • Innovative Retailer of the Year

  • Innovative Supplier of the Year

THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE SELECTED BY COMMITTEE. 

  • In Memoriam Presentation - TBA 

  • Hassenfeld Family Initiatives Humanitarian Award - TBA

  • Lifetime Achievement - Erno Rubik

SIMPLE RULES:

  • Nominees must have product in retail channels this fall.

  • Product launched in past 12 months to early September (incl. 2019 soft launches).

  • You can nominate an person (or a team) for one or more categories.

  • You may submit multiple nominations for different people.

  • Don't be shy to nominate yourself! 

Thank you for joining us in celebrating the people bringing playthings to life! 

Are You a...

  • New Inventor?

  • Professional Inventor?

  • Product Acquisition Exec?

  • Design Student? 

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https://www.chitag.com/2020-innovation-conference

The CHITAG Advisory Board Reviews Submissions/Nominations:

  • John Barbour - Managing Partner Volta Capital

  • 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

  • Robert Fuhrer - Owner at Nextoy LLC and KenKen Puzzle

  • Richard Gill - Chief Explorer Monster, PlayMonster International

  • Adi Golad Founder and Managing Director of Goliath

  • Rachel Griffin - Vice President Public Relations, JAKKS Pacific

  • Alan Hassenfeld - Chairman, Exec. Committee, Hasbro; Chairman, Hassenfeld Family Initiatives

  • Dave Harris - Director, Inventor Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Mattel

  • Dan Klitsner - Founder, KID Group

  • Matt Nuccio - President of DesignEdge

  • Phil Sage - Senior Director - Design & Development, iPlay, Hasbro

  • Gary Swisher – EVP Design Spin Master

  • 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

Here's What Happened in 2019! 

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