Tickets are Now on Sale for the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards in February 2014

November 12, 2013 | The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that tickets are now on sale for the 14th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.  Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the event honors the most outstanding new toy products to hit the marketplace and salutes the industry icons being inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame; it is also the single largest fundraising event for the Toy Industry Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the toy industry.

TOTY 2014 Sponsorships
Sponsorship packages for the TOTY 2014 event and ad submissions for its 2014 TOTY Tribute Book are now available. Donors will be listed online, in the Tribute Book itself, and in TIF’s Annual Report. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

A rousing kick-off to Toy Fair, doors open beginning at 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at a brand new location – the modern Grand Hyatt Hotel. The evening includes a cocktail networking reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres/dinner followed by the awards ceremony (7:45 p.m.).  Networking continues during the post-ceremony dessert reception (10:00 p.m.). As part of its “Like Never Before” theme, the evening will include entertaining surprises throughout the evening and the ceremony will feature cocktail (rather than theatre) seating with snacks and wine service throughout the event.

The 2014 awards presentation will include the induction of five individuals into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame and the unveiling of TOTY winners in 12 categories, plus the “People’s Choice Award,” based solely on consumer votes and the overall “Toy of the Year” Award, selected by retailers (mass and specialty), journalists and TIA members. The winners will be chosen from more than 500 products submitted for consideration during the open call for nominations this fall.

To reserve tickets, interested parties are asked to register up to five persons via the online form. For parties of six or more, to place a credit card order via form, to request an invoice, or for additional information, please contact the TOTY reservationist (646.454.5587).