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Media Highlights & PR Releases

July 2021

July 7, 2021 - ToyNews (UK) - People of Play’s TAGIE Awards 2021 now open for entries

July 2, 2021 - Gifts & Accessories - Nominations Open for Toy & Game International Excellence Awards - Entries will close Aug. 13, and finalists will be announced Sept. 1 with voting open to the public.

July 1, 2021 - ToyWorld (UK) - Nominations now open for 2021 TAGIE Awards

July 1, 2021 - Nacion Juguetes Nominations for TAGIE 2021 Awards (TOY & GAMES International Excellence)

July 1, 2021 - aNb media (TFE) - TAGIEs Opens Nominations with Two New Categories

June 2021

June 30, 2021 - Press Release - NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021 TOY & GAME INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN - INTRODUCING 2 NEW CATEGORIES

February 2021

February 13, 2021 - Stationery News - People of Play hosts virtual event for toy and game industry

February 12, 2021 - Nacion Juguetes -  People of Play (POP), lanzará un evento de redes virtuales en marzo

February 12, 2021 - Spielwarenmesse - People of Play plans virtual ‘POP Into Spring Week’ networking event

February 12, 2021 - Toy World Magazine (UK) - People of Play announces POP Into Spring Week

February 12, 2021 - aNb media (TFE) - People of Play Announces ‘POP Into Spring’ Week

February 11, 2021 - The Toy Book - PEOPLE OF PLAY PLANS VIRTUAL ‘POP INTO SPRING WEEK’ NETWORKING EVENT

February 11, 2021 - The Bugg Report (Australia) - People of Play Announces “Pop into Spring Week”

February 11, 2021 - GIFTS & DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES - People of Play to Host Virtual Networking, Professional Development

February 11, 2021 - Mojo Nation - People of Play readies for POP into Spring Week

February 11, 2021 - Gift Shop People of Play celebrates launch of virtual program

February 1, 2021 - UNPUB - The Unpublished Games Network featuring the Young Inventor Challenge winners

January 2021

January 18, 2021 - Innovation World Podcast - Antonio Banuelas (King of the Board) - Young Inventor Challenge winner

January 16, 2020 - Global Innovation Field Trip features Young Inventor Challenge with Jaz Darden (starts at 6:26:00)

January 11, 2021 - the Bloom Report - 10-Year-Old Board Game Inventor Creates Sweetest Way To Spend Family Game Night

December 2020

December 26, 2020 - Tampa NBC -  Local girl wins board game competition with “Chicken Poo Bingo”

December 18, 2020 - The Texas Catholic - Prince of Peace Student draws on family's passion for games to create winning contest entry

December 6, 2020 - NBC Frisco -  Frisco Brothers Win National Competition for Board Game Design (Young Inventor Challenge)

November 2020

November 25, 2020 - aNb Media - People of Play Announces Young Inventor Challenge Award Winners

November 25, 2020 - ToyBook - People of Play Crowns 13th Annual TAGIE Awards Winners

November 24, 2020 - Nación Juguetes - 2020 TAGIE Awards Winners Announced

November 24, 2020 - Toys & Hobby Retailer (Australia) - People of Play unveils TAGIE award winners

November 24, 2020 - ToyWorld (UK) - People of Play unveils winners of 2020 TAGIES
November 16, 2020 - Gifts & Decorative Accessories - People of Play's 2020 Toy and Game Innovation Summit Kicks Off

November 13, 2020 - aNb Media - The 15th Annual People of Play Toy & Game International Summit Kicks off Next Week

November 13, 2020 - ToyWorld (UK) - Virtual networking and high-profile speakers announced for POP Summit

November 11, 2020 - ToyBook - PEOPLE OF PLAY’S JAZMINE DARDEN TALKS YOUNG INVENTORS CHALLENGE ON THE ‘POWER KID PODCAST’

November 10, 2020 - ToyBook - People of Play’s Mary Couzin Talks ChiTAG on the ‘Power Kid Podcast’

 

 

 

 

July 2020

July 30, 2020 - ABC Pittsburgh - Horsham 3rd Grader's Invention Wins National Toy Competition

July 30, 2020 - aNb Media - The Chicago Toy & Game Group’s Unveils Winners of the CHITAG Young Inventor Challenge: Spring Edition

July 30, 2020 - ToyBook - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP UNVEILS SPRING YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE WINNERS

July 29, 2020 - ToyNews - Chicago Toy & Game Group reveals its Young Inventor Challenge winners

July 29, 2020 - ToyWorld (UK) - Winners of CHITAG’s Young Inventor Challenge: Spring Edition announced

July 26, 2020 - Comic-Con @ Home Panel - State of the Tabletop Industry. Mary Couzin joins Scott Gaeta (president of Renegade Games), Eric Lang (game director at CMON), Mandi BG Pinup (contributor at The Dice Tower), Tony Serebriany (director of new product development at The Op Games)

July 3, 20202 - Nación Juguetes - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP realiza cambios en sus premios TAGIE 2020

July 3, 2020 - Toyworld UK - TAGIE Awards nominations now open

July 3, 2020 - ToyNews UK - TAGIE namechange sees the Toy & Game International Excellence Awards now open for nominations

July 1, 2020 - aNbmedia  - TAGIE Award Nominations Kicks Off with Announcement of New Name and New Virtual Program

July 1, 2020 - Toy Book - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP REINVENTS THE TAGIES AS THE TOY & GAME INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

June 2020

June 24, 2020 - Entrepreneur Magazine - These 13-Year-Old Board Game Creators Can Teach All Entrepreneurs a Thing or Two

June 11, 2020 - Make48 - Young Inventors Challenge | Bring Your Best Toy and Game Ideas!

June 2, 20202 - NBC Philadelphia - Young Inventor Challenge Goes Virtual

June 2, 20202 - FOX Denver - Young Inventor Challenge featuring past winner Kyle Levy

June 1, 20202 - FERS Communications - Betcha Can Create Something Fun

 

May 2020

May 30, 2020 - ABC - CHITAG Young Inventor Challenge offers unique opportunity for kids

May 28, 2020 - FOX32 - CHITAG Spring Young Inventor Challenge

May 24, 2020 - GeekDad - The Young Inventor Challenge 

May 22, 2020 - KARE11 Minneapolis - The Young Inventor Spring Challenge - Tiggy Shows her Game Draw into Crime

May 22, 2020 - NYMetroParent - 2020 Young Inventor Challenge Now Open to Kids Across the Country

May 18, 2020 - NBC - Chicago Toy & Game Fair Looking For ‘Young Inventor Challenge’ Submissions

May 15, 2020 - Red Tricycle - Young Inventor Challenge Launches Special Spring Edition

May 15, 2020 - FOX32 - Chicago teens (2019 Young Inventor Challenge winners) invent board game that's becoming wildly popular

May 15, 2020 - WGN News - Tiggy, Young Inventor Challenge Winner talks about her game, Drawn into Crime

May 14, 2020 - PCoast, Where the Sidewalk Ends - My Advice for New Inventors

May 14, 2020 - PCoast, Where the Sidewalk Ends - CHITAG Inventor Speed Pitch

May 13, 2020 - aNb Media - Chicago Toy & Game (CHITAG) Group to Assume Publication of the Bloom Report

May 13, 2020 - ICv2 Daily Insider - CHITAG Takes Over Bloom Report

May 13, 2020 - Toyworld UK -  Chicago Toy & Game Group to head up publication of the Bloom Report

 

April 2020

April 28, 2020 - 30 Seconds Mom - Toy & Game Young Inventor Spring Challenge: Chicago Toy & Game Fair (CHITAG) Is Calling All Kid Inventors!

April 28, 2020 - Świat Zabawek Gier Planszowych - Wyzwanie CHITAG YOUNG INVENTOR wiosna poszukuje nowych hitowych pomysłów dla zabawek i gier

April 27, 2020 - aNbMedia - CHITAG to Host Young Inventor Spring Challenge

Aoril 23, 2020 - ToyBook - CHICAGO TOY AND GAME GROUP KICKS OFF VIRTUAL YOUNG INVENTORS CHALLENGE

April 23, 2020 - Toyworld UK - Entries for CHITAG’s Young Inventor Spring Challenge are open

April 15, 2020 - ToyBook - MAGFORMERS TO SPONSOR YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE

 

March 2020

March 19, 2020 - Bob Moog, University Games, interviews Mary Couzin

March 24, 2020 - ToyNews UK - Young Inventor Challenge project Betcha Can’t lands at US retail

March 23, 2020 -Toyworld UK - CHITAG’s Young Inventor Challenge brings new game to retail

March 17, 2020 - ToyBook - CHITAG YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE WINNER BETCHA CAN’T HITS RETAIL

March 17, 2020 - aNb Media - CHITAG’s Young Inventor Challenge Brings New Kid-Invented Game to Retail

March 16, 2020 - Young Inventor Challenge Winner's game on KTLA 5 TV! Toy expert Meredith Sinclair with new toys and games to keep your kids busy and entertained

 

February 2020

February 25, 2020 - Reinventing Your Inventor Marketing   

February 24, 2020 - Alpine teenager’s award-winning game (CHITAG Young Inventor Challenge) now sold at Target stores nationwide

February 11, 2020 - Oakland Schools to host first Game and Invention Challenge (winner goes to CHITAG Young Inventor Challenge)

January 2020

January 31, 2020 - Holocaust survivor earns Lifetime Achievement Award from game-design community, Ivan Moscovich honored at Chicago Toy & Game Week

2019

December 2019

December 19, 2019 - toybook - CHICAGO TOY & GAME FAIR SHOWCASES YOUNG INVENTORS, CROWD FAVORITES

December 13, 2019 - aNbmedia - Chicago Toy and Game (CHITAG) Fair Showcases Holiday Toys, Games, and Makers

December 13, 2019 - ToyWorld - CHITAG week plays host to global toy and game inventors

December 13, 2019 - ToyNews UK - Chicago Toy and Game Fair reveals Young Inventor Challenge winners

December 5, 2019 - KHTS Radio - Boys & Girls Club Member Awarded 'Most Creative Concept' In Young Inventor Challenge

December 5, 2019 - Toyworld - TAGIE winners announced at 17th annual Chicago Toy & Game Week

December 4, 2019 - aNbmedia - Toy and Game Innovation Award Winners Announced at Chicago Toy & Game Group's Annual TAGIE Awards

December 4, 2019 - ToyBook - CHICAGO TOY & GAME WEEK HONORS 2019 TAGIE AWARD WINNERS

December 4, 2019 - ToyNews - CHITAG has revealed its 2020 TAGIE Awards winners

December 2, 2019 - The Family Gamer's - CHITAG Interviews – The Family Gamers Podcast

November 2019

November 25, 2019 - ToyInsider - Enjoy a ‘Frozen 2’ Family Night Out this Holiday Season

November 25, 2019 - On Air with Ryan Seacrest, iHeart Radio - Sisanie Checks Out the Chicago Toy & Game Fair Ahead of the Holidays!

November 24, 2020 -  NBC 5 - Robert Victor, Designer of the World's Largest Kid-Powered Rocket

November 24, 2019 (multiple times) - CLTV - Chicago Toy & Game Fair

November 24, 2019 - MSN - Chicago Toy & Game Fair comes to Navy Pier

November 24, 2019 - Yahoo News - Chicago Toy & Game Fair comes to Navy Pier

November 24, 2019 - Chicago Tribune - 15 Christmas, holiday things to do in the Chicago area with the kids

November 24, 2019 - 7 ABC - Chicago Toy & Game Fair comes to Navy Pier

November 24, 2020 - NBC Live - CHITAG 2019 Coverage

November 23, 2019 - WMAQ TV , 8AM News - Chicago Toy & Game Fair

November 23, 2019 - WMAQ TV , 5AM News - Chicago Toy & Game Fair

November 23, 2019 - Ultimate Saturday Night House Party

November 23, 2019 - One Funny Mother, Dena Blizzard

November 23, 2019 - FOX32 Chicago - Exciting new things at this year’s Chicago Toy & Game Fair

November 22, 2019 - NBC - Tech Trends: Toy Fair at Navy Pier

November 21, 2019 - WGN Radio- Mancow Show - CHITAG is coming to town!!

November 21, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times - CHITAG Fair - The Mix, Chicago's Tree Lighting, Lights Festival and More 

November 21, 2019 - Ivan Moscovich at Illinois Holocaust Museum speech and interview

November 20, 2019 - WTTW PBS - 10 Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 21-24

November 19, 2019 - Chicago Magazine - Chicago Toy & Game Fair

November 19, 2019 - FOX6 Milwaukee - Have you started your holiday shopping? A look at the hottest toys at Chicago Toy and Game Fair

November 17, 2019 - Chicago Tribune - 15 things to do in the Chicago area with the kids Nov. 18-24

November 17, 2018 - Macaroni Kid Chicago - 17th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair Come Out and Play! An Event for the Entire Family

November 16, 2019 - ABC - Chicago Made: Gray Matters Games

November 7, 2019 - anbmedia - The 17th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair Launches World’s Largest Kid-Powered Rocket, Reveals Top Toys and Games

November 7, 2019 - ToyWorldUK - CHITAG unveils new launches and events for visitors this month

November 6, 2019 - ToyInsider - PLAYMONSTER PREPS CHITAG HOLIDAY KICKOFF ACTIVITIES

November 6, 2019 - ToyNewsUK - Chicago Toy and Game Fair prepares to open doors to 30,000 this month

November 5, 2019 - ToyBook - CHICAGO TOY & GAME FAIR TO BLAST OFF WITH WORLD’S LARGEST KID-POWERED ROCKET

November 6, 2019 - WGN Morning News - Young Inventor Challenge Winners Show their Winning Games in Retail

November 1 - Windy City Live - Young Inventor Challenge Winners with Games on Market this Year!

October 2019

October 23, 2019 - The Family Gamers Newsletter - Young Inventor Challenge

October 23 , 2019 - ToyNews UK - Chicago Toy and Game Group to host the 14th Annual Young Inventor Challenge

October 8, 2019 - Toyworld UK - CHITAG announces line-up for 2019 Inventor & Innovation Conferences

October 7, 2019 - ToyNews UK - Mattel’s Richard Dickson joins esteemed keynote line-up at this year’s CHITAG Inventor Conference

October 7, 2018 - The ToyBook - CHICAGO TOY AND GAME GROUP REVEALS FULL LINEUP FOR CHITAG INVENTOR & INNOVATION CONFERENCES

September 2019

September 24, 2019 - TTPM - Final Nominees Revealed for 12th Annual Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs)

September 19, 2019 - ToyWorld UK - Final nominees revealed for 12th annual TAGIEs

September 18, 2019 - ToyBook CHICAGO TOY & GAME FAIR REVEALS 2019 TAGIES NOMINEES

September 14, 2019 - Romper.com - Kid-Invented Dreamimals Dream Pillows Will Make Sure Your Kids Have The Sweetest Dreams

September 4, 2019 - Edie P. – Goo on My Shoe™

September 4, 2019 - Tiggy S. – Draw Into Crime™

September 2, 2019 - With Crowdfunding, Game Inventors Advance to Go

 

August 2019

August 14, 2019 - aNb Media - Nominations for 2019 TAGIEs Close August 15

August 13, 2019 - ToyBook - Mary Couzin reports on GAMES: A CATEGORY THAT’S STILL PLAYING TO WIN

August 9, 2019 - Toyworld UK - 12th annual TAGIEs accepting nominations until 15th August

August 8, 2019 - ToyBook - NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE TOY AND GAME INNOVATORS FOR THE CHITAG TAGIE AWARDS

August 8, 2019 - ToyNewsUK - Toy & Game Innovation Awards organisers urge the industry to get voting for 2019 event

August 6, 2019 - Nick Metzler - Live to Give Corcoran Clash

August 1, 2019 - Mary Couzin's All in the Family Series with aNbMedia Continues with the Hardin, Kohner, Donner and Sebert Families! 

 

July 2019

July 30, 2019 -  Episode on CAN TV as SCORE-TV featured guest and President & Founder of the Chicago Toy And Game Group @chitagweek Mary Couzin and host Hannah Geraldoy Fernandez talk about how “ChiTAG” promotes innovation and builds community through play as well as what it takes to drive sales, get#licensing deals, and succeed in the toys and games industry. 

July 15, 2019 More Family Stories Revealed in aNbMedia All in the Family Series with the Gibson, Hertzano, Fuhrer and Nuccio Families! 

 

June 2019

June 12, 2019 - CHITAG's Mary Couzin kicks off a new weekly Q&A spotlighting some of the most well-known toy industry family dynasties, starting with Goliath's Golad family in aNbMedia. 

June 5, 2019 - AATH, the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Podcast - Episode 65: Let's Play a Game! With Mary Couzin

May 2019

May 9, 2019 - Gifts and Accessories - CHITAG Announces New Additions to its Advisory Board 

May 9, 2019 - ToyWorld - CHITAG announces additions to its elite advisory board

May 9, 2019 - ToyNews - Goliath and Jakks Pacific among CHITAG’s newest advisory board members  

May 8, 2019 - TTPM - CHITAG Names New Members to Advisory Board

May 8, 2019 - ToyBook - CHITAG Expands its Advisory Board 

 

March 2019

March, 20, 2019 - Gifts and Decorative Accessories - U.K. Toy Inventors’ Dinner Honors Mary Couzin with I.D.I.O.T. Award

March 20, 2019 - anbmedia - UK Toy Inventors’ Dinner Honors Mary Couzin with I.D.I.O.T. Award

March 20, 2019 - The Toy Book - MARY COUZIN HONORED AT 36TH ANNUAL UK TOY INVENTORS’ DINNER

January 2019

January 30, 2019 - TheGameAisle.com - PlayMonster Line Includes Young Inventor Challenge Winners!

January 22, 2019 NBC Dallas - UNT President Offers 8-Year-Old Kid Inventor (one of our Young Inventor Challenge

January 4, 2018 - FOX TV Real Milwaukee TODAY - Are you ready for some fun? Games that are perfect for a family night. 

January ASTRA Toy Times - ASTRA Retailer Honored at the 2018 TAGIE Awards

 

2018

December 2018

December 20, 2018 - Going behind the giant door at Big Monster Toys, where success is a failure (or 5) away.

December 17, 2018 - A SURPRISE ENDING WITH THREE YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE WINNERS CAPS OFF CHICAGO TOY AND GAME WEEK 2018 AS 30,000 CONSUMERS CELEBRATE PLAY AND INNOVATION ON NAVY PIER

December 10th, 2018 - Scholastic News Kids Press Corps - A Celebration of Play 

November 2018

November 21, 2018 - Kids Today - ASTRA honors Los Altos retailer with 2018 TAGIE Award

November 21, 2018 - icv2 - Game Award News - The TAGIEs

November 21, 2018 - Toy & Hobby Retailer - Aussie talent recognised at TAGIE Awards

November 20, 2018 - 2018 TOY AND GAME INNOVATION AWARD (TAGIE) WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 16th ANNUAL CHICAGO TOY AND GAME WEEK 

November 18, 2018 - NBC - PlayFoam at the Fair NBC NEWS

November 18, 2018 - INC. - This Event For Toy Inventors Leads to Licensing Deals

November 18, 2018 - NBC - Young Inventor Challenger Winner's Game Coming to Target in January 2019 

November 18, 2018 Sun-Times - Flash: Scholastic Ace Kid Reporter Rips Lid off the Toy and Game Fair   

 

November 17, 2018 - WMAQ-TV - Chicago Toy & Game Fair and Chicago Toy and Game Fair Underway at Navy Pier

 

November 16, 2018 - INC. - This Event For Toy Inventors Leads to Licensing Deals If you want to succeed in the toy industry, this event is a must.

 

November 15, 2018:

November 13, 2018 - Cheryl Leahy on WGN talking about what is happening at Fair! 

 

November 12, 2018:

 

November 7, 2018 - KC LIVE - Kansas City - Hot products from TAGIE Nominees 

November 1, 2018 - Chicago Parent - Toys and games for all at ChiTAG 

October 2018

October 28, 2018 - Raising Nerd - 10 Pieces of Advice on How to Invent a Great Toy or Game 

October 29, 2018 - WGN's Opening Bell's CEO Spotlight - Mary Couzin 

October 29, 2018 - WGN-TV - Midday Fix: Chicago Toy and Game Fair Young Inventor Challenge details

October 29, 2018 - Medium -  SERIES: Chicago Toy and Game’s Rising Star of the Year Nominees - Marissa Louie; Adam BortonArt Seymour; Jeff Lai; Nick Metzler; Jillian Lakritz;  Krissa Watry;  Daryl Andrews.

October 22, 2018 - WBBM-AM - Kid Develops Game For Childhood Hospital Stays

October 22, 2018 - Princess Etch on WCIU - She's Coming to CHITAG

October 22, 2018 - Purple Pawn - Young Inventor Challenge 2018 Deadline

October 19, 2018 - The 16th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Week Fair (CHITAG 2018) Debuts New Offerings for Adults and Babies and Welcomes The World’s Foremost Toy Expert Along With Top Toy and Game Brands and More Than 30,000 Consumers 

October 15, 2018 - WORLD’S LARGEST TOY AND GAME INVENTOR CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CHICAGO

October 12, 2018 - Chicago Parent - How your child can be the next toy inventor 

October 12, 2018 - Milwaukee FOX News - Get those wheels turning: Young Inventor Challenge handing out scholarship money to kids for their genius ideas 

October 3, 2018 - Laurie Peterson, LinkedIn - The Case for Needing Women Toy Inventors 

September 2018

September 28, 2018 - Life in Michigan - ChiTAG Ann Arbor Meet-Up

September 28, 2018 - Quirky.com - Inspiring our Next Generation of Innovators, Kid Inventors

September 25. 2018 - CHITAG YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS 

 

July 2018

July 15, 2018 - Annual Game Trends Article in Toy Book, page 26 

June 27, 2018 - DISNEY’S KARRI BEAN, MATTEL’S DAVE HARRIS AND DESIGN EDGE’S MATT NUCCIO JOIN CHITAG'S ADVISORY BOARD 

May 2018

May 17, 2018 - Invention Stories Podcast - Mary's Story and How ChiTAG Came to be! 

May 4th, 2018 and May 30, 2018 - CNBC Nightly Business Report - Bright Ideas: Ship of Treasures   

 

March 2018

March 15, 2018 - ABC - Toys R Us planning to liquidate its US operations 

February 2018

February 22, 2018 - Chicago Parent - Chicago Area Girls Strike Gold with Board Game 

 

January 2018

January 12, 2018 - Benzinga - Rival Toy and Game Companies Unite to Celebrate Invention and Innovation as 30,000+ Consumers, Media and Industry Attend Chicago Toy and Game Week (ChiTAG) 2017

January 9, 2018 - Forbes - Chicago Toy & Game Group part of WiSTEM at 1871

2017

December 2017

December 19, 2017 - Techsocket - Tech Toy Innovation at Chicago Toy & Game Fair 

December 6, 2017 - Reader's Digest - We continue to get our exhibitors/sponsors media! 13 Fun Christmas Games to Play with the Whole Family  

December 6, 2017 BlastingNews.com Anti-Gravity Painting: Interview with Ruth Green-Synowic creator of Paint-Sation

December 4, 2017 - Kansas City Fox 4 and Mrs. Kansas Mommy Emily Kuhlman (continuing to get our exhibitors and sponsors coverage!)

December 3, 2017 - 2017 Young Inventor Winners Announced! 

 

November 2017

November 29, 2017 WFAA Good Morning Texas (continuation of getting Fair products in news) - 

November 27, 2017 - WVVU Fox5 News This Morning in Las Vegas (coverage we obtained for sponsors/exhibitors)

ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Morningstar, HuffPost, Chicago Trib at the events and many more to be posted soon! 

November 22, 2017 - The Game Aisle - 2017 TAGIE Winners 

November 22, 2017 - ToyWorld UK - TAGIE Award winners revealed  

November 21, 2017 - 2017 TOY AND GAME INNOVATION AWARD (TAGIE) WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 15th ANNUAL CHICAGO TOY AND GAME WEEK

November 19. 2017 Kids get to try hottest toys at Chicago Toy & Game Fair

November 17, 2017 - Target's SMT Phoenix's Arizona Midday - Top Picks for Holidays mentions ChiTAG's 2016 Young Inventor Challenge Winners and their top-selling game

November 17, 2017 - Fox Business in Morning - Preview of Chicago Toy & Game Fair! 6 parts throughout morning. We are getting links to each. Here is part of the segment

November 17, 2017 - Baby & Kids - ChiTAG (Sensory Hour) 

November 17, 2017 - Medium.com - The Message Behind Jeffrey Breslow's Sculpture Play for Peace at Fair  

November 17, 2017 - #30Seconds Live: So Chic Life Sisters Share Their Top 5 Toys From the Chicago Toy & Game Fair!

November 16, 2017 - WGN - Beth Engleman Shows Hot Toys and Games that will be Chicago Toy & Game Fair! 

November 15, 2017 - FOX6 News - Ship of Treasures, a Target-exclusive invented by 2016 Chicago Toy & GameFair “Young Inventor Challenge” winners ... 

November 14, 2017 - WCIU - Hot Holiday Toys and Games from ChiTAG on The Jam with Jackson Engelman   

November 14, 2017 - Medium.com - Toy & Games Inventor Awards Nominees

November 13, 2017 - Hot Holiday Toys on KC Live from ChiTAG - https://youtu.be/xDGYz8Iib8o

November 12, 2017 - CBS National TV Sunday Morning News - Toy & Game Inventor of the Year Awards (TAGIEs) top event to attend in country this Friday!

November 11, 2017 - Raising Nerd - YOUNG INVENTORS FIND SUCCESS IN SERIOUS PLAY AT THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME SHOW 

November 10, 2017 - Medium - SERIES: ChiTAG’s Rising Star of the Year Nominees: In Their Own Words — The Gang from Brian Gomez/Brain Games

November 10, 2017 - Gifts & Decorative Accessories - U.S. National Rummikub Championship at ChiTAG!

November 9, 2017 - Chicago Parent -  ChiTAG is Ground Zero for the Coolest Toys and Games   

November 9, 2017 - The Jewish Press - U.S. National Rummikub Championship at ChiTAG! 

November 9, 2017 - BlastingNews.com - Interview with 11 year old girls inventors of Pirate Game!

November 8, 2017 - #30Seconds Live: Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) With Founder Mary Couzin!​

November 7, 2017 - PLAYFOAM AND NEIGHBORHOOD PARENTS NETWORK PARTNERSHIP OFFERS FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FREE EARLY ACCESS 

November 6, 2017 - MoJo Nation (UK) - CHITAG’S MARY COUZIN ON HELPING TOY AND GAME DESIGNERS GET THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE  

November 5, 2017 - Making Time for Mommy - Chicago Toy & Game Fair

November 4, 2017 - PRNewswire - ChiTAG 2017 Kicks off the Holiday Season Bringing More than 30,000 Consumers, Media and Members of the Toy and Game Industry to Chicago’s Navy Pier, Nov. 16-19th

November 3, 2017 - 30 Seconds Mom's Kim Kusiciel -  Chicago Toy & Game Fair: Kids & Parents, Get Your Game on November 18-19 at ChiTAG!

October 2017

October 27, 2017 - Mother's Guide to Sanity (Holly Rust) - This Holiday All You Need is Play - attend Chicago Toy & Game Fair

October 27, 2017 - CHICAGO CELEBRATES RUMMIKUB THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY - http://www.chitag.com/single-post/2017/10/27/CHICAGO-CELEBRATES-RUMMIKUB-THROUGH-PARTNERSHIP-WITH-THE-PUBLIC-LIBRARY

October 25, 2017 - Medium.com - Foster the Love of Invention in Your Kids with the Young Inventor Challenge Contest at Chicago Toy & Game Fair!

October 17, 2017 - Ahoy! Meet the Pint-sized Entrepreneurs Whose Creation Just Sailed Into Target

October 14, 2017 - ABC - Winning game created by fifth graders in national Young Inventor Challenge now available at Target!

October 13, 2017 - The Friday Five: Mary Couzin, Chicago Toy & Game Group, on How it Started and Advice for Inventors

October 12, 2017 - Palos East Fifth-Graders' Ship of Treasures Game Hits Target Store Shelves 

October 10, 2017 - Olivia Wasilewski and Brynna Siewers, 5th graders, on winning the Young Inventor Challenge in 2016 and getting their game in Target! 

October 10, 2017 - Toy and Game Innovation Award Finalists Announced!

October 7, 2017 - Mayor of Chicago Interviews Mary Couzin about Toy & Game Inventor in Chicago

October 6, 2017 - Atlanta Parent - Calling All Young Toy Inventors

October 6 2017 - New York Time Out Kids - Your child’s imaginative games could be produced by a major toy company! ChiTAG's Young Inventor Challenge

October 5, 2017 - Earnshaw's - YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE APPLICATION OPENS

October 5, 2017 - Houston Family Magazine - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 11th ANNUAL YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE AT CHITAG 

October 4, 2017 - Utah Family - Your Kid’s Toy or Game Idea Could Be Picked Up By a Big-Name Manufacturer

October 1, 2017 - Fox32 Chicago - Young Inventor Challenge 2016 Winners 

 

September 2017

September 30, 2017 - Grand Rapids - Jeffrey Breslow, Toy Designer and Sculptor at ArtPrize with Play for Peace piece that will also be at ChiTAG!

September 22, 2017 - Denver FoxNews - Lexi Koren and her uncle Tim Swindle and their plan to take “Lickety Spin” to the Young Inventors Challenge in Chicago

September 22, 2017 - 15th ANNUAL CHICAGO TOY & GAME WEEK ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY LINEUP AND 2017 THEME, “PLAY FOR PEACE”

September 14, 2017 - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 11th ANNUAL YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE AT CHITAG 2017  

September 1, 2017 - 1871 - Mary Couzin of ChiTAG Looks to Promote Pioneers of Play 

 

August 2017

August 23, 2017 - TAGIE Awards Nominations Close Next Week!

August 2017 ToyBook - Mary Couzin's Annual Game Trends Summary  

 

July 2017

July 30, 2017 - Forbes - includes our YIC Winners! Target Unleashes Over 50 New Exclusive Games For The 2017 Holiday Season 

July 20, 2017 - TAGIE Awards 2017 Nominations Open

July 18, 2017 - AMERICANINNO - ChiTAG's Newest Project Selected to be Part of 1871’s Newest WiSTEM Cohort

April 2017

April 28, 2017 - CHICAGO 13-YEAR-OLD (Young Inventor Challenge Winner) to appear on ABC'S 'THE TOY BOX'

April 27, 2017 - Chromo Tag Teen on ABC's ‘The Toy Box’ Won Chicago Toy & Game Fair Young Inventor Challenge Prize

 

March 2017

March 1, 2017 - Waukesha Teens Become Board Game Inventors and Win Young Inventor Challenge and trip to NYC for NY Toy Fair

 

February 2017

February 8, 2017  - ToyWorld UK - ChiTAG founder Mary Couzin to receive the Women in Toys inaugural Elise Lachowyn Mentorship Award

2016

December 21, 2016  - Home & Family on the Hallmark TV Channel - The Twister PlayCHIC look

December 21, 2016 - 2016 CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL TOY & GAME FAIR BREAKS RECORDS AGAIN AND SECURES MORE THAN 1.2 BILLION MEDIA IMPRESSIONS

December 15, 2016 - THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES THE 10TH ANNUAL YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE WINNERS

2017 Highlights from Social Media Influencers

December 23, 2017 - PHOTO RECAP: ChiIL Mama's Adventures at The Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2017

December 19, 2017 - TechSocket - Tech Toy Innovation at Chicago Toy & Game Fair

December 13, 2017 -  Katy Mann's Indy with Kids - 5 Reasons Why Families with Kids Should Go to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair 

December 4, 2017 - Glitter and Bubbles - EPIC GIVEAWAY: CHITAG’S HOTTEST HOLIDAY TOYS

December 1, 2017 - You Brew My Tea - Unique Gift Ideas for Kids

December 1, 2017 - Fandads - A lot to play with at this year's Chicago Toy & Game Fair!

 

November 30, 2017 - Tales from the Crib. What Our Family Loves About the Chicago Toy and Game Fair

November 30, 2017 - Jill Cataldo - Super Couponing - Gift ideas from the Chicago Toy and Game Fair 

November 30, 2017 - Fun Day for Kid's 

November 29, 2017 - Knocked Up Fabulous's ChiTAG 2017: Our Top 3 Favorite Picks

November 29, 2017 - Kasia - Our Top 3 Toys from the Chicago Toy and Game Fair

November 29, 2017 - Making Time For Mommy's Games For Everyone On Your Gift List

November 28, 2017 - Raising Dick and Jane's TOP 10 HOTTEST TOYS OF CHITAG

November 28, 2017 - All Dressed Up with Nothing to Drink - TOP 5 GAMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS   

November 27, 2017 - Frosted Fingers - ChiTAG 2017 Recap, aka Quinn's Christmas List  

November 26, 2017 - Life with Kathy - CHICAGO TOY & GAME FAIR   

November 26, 2017 - Dadapalooza - CHITAG 2017: Highlights!

November 22, 2017 - Kim Vandenbroucke, The Game Aisle, ChiTAG Picks

November 21, 2017 - O the Places We Go - Our Favorite Toys and Games from the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

November 21, 2017 - Fat Girl of Fashion - AIVON’S TOP 3 PICKS FROM #CHITAG2017 PLUS A COUPLE BONUSES  

November 18, 2016, Kim Vandenbroucke, The Game Aisle, TAGIE Awards Winners

November 19, 2017 GeeksAGogo  Our Top 5 Favorite Games and Toys at ChiTag (Chicago Toy and Game)

​Our Favorite Young Inventor Media Videos! 

Kedar, winner of our 2015 Young Inventor Challenge, on The Steve Harvey Show​

Grayson, winner of our 2011 Young Inventor TAGIE, bests Conan O'Brien!