Nominations for the 2022 International Toy and Game Awards of Excellence (TAGIE) are now open

Now entering its 15th year, the TAGIE Prizepresented by Game People (POP), will once again honor the best and brightest innovators, designers, retailers, suppliers and distributors in the toy and gaming industry in 2022. Each year, TAGIEs bring together the many communities that make up the gaming industry at broad sense, including professionals and fans. From all over the world. TAGIEs are part of POP Week. Last year, more than 30,000 people from 115 countries participated in POP Week, and much of the POP Week content continues to stream online. This important recognition, helpful education, honored contributions and community spirit are at the very heart of POP.

In 2021, the TAGIE committee introduced two new categories, featuring Most Innovative Licensed Product and Game Changers. This year, we’re asking the global toy industry to suggest colleagues for all of its career. John Barbour, a respected captain of the toy industry and chairman of the Lifetime Achievement Committee, has taken the nominations to a new level, which is detailed in the nomination form.

TAGIEs go beyond the basics to celebrate the broad and unique mix of talent that defines the bold and innovative individuals and teams in the toy and gaming industry…the People of Play.

Here is the list of the eleven categories now open for nominations for the TAGIE Awards 2022:

Toy Innovator of the Year

Game Innovator of the Year

Rising Star Innovator of the Year

Young Inventor of the Year

Innovative Art and Visuals of the Year

· Innovative PR and Marketing Team of the Year

Most Innovative Retailer Award

Most Innovative Supplier

Most innovative licensed product

· Game changers

Lifetime Achievement

Applications are open until August 15. The finalists in each category will be announced in early September. Voting will be open to the general public, media and industry from mid-September. Submit your applications for you and your colleagues HERE. The super entertaining TAGIE Awards Show 2021 is available to watch here.