Mojo Nation Announces Winners of Play Creators Awards in London, UK
September 4, 2019 | Mojo Nation announced the winners of the Play Creators Awards at an evening ceremony held Monday, September 2 during the Play Creators Festival in London, UK. The awards program celebrates “those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months.” Prizes were handed out in 10 categories.
The Toy Association’s Creative Factor sponsored this year’s Play Creators Festival, as well as two Play Creators award categories – Toy Designer of the Year (Licensed Product), awarded to Mike Wyatt and Matthew Wright for the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Play Set (Playpress Toys/RNLI), and Play Innovator of the Year, awarded to Fuse London Ltd and Briology for the Cool Maker KumiKreator (Spin Master). The full slate of 2019 winners can be viewed online.
“The Play Creators Festival aligns closely with the overall mission and spirit of The Toy Association’s Creative Factor brand, which endeavors to get the toy inventor community’s creative juices flowing and connect companies with new talent via resources, programming, and events,” said Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “We were delighted to sponsor both the Play Creators Festival and two award categories and look forward to our continued partnership with Mojo Nation as we pursue a mutual goal of fostering growth and success among toy inventors and designers worldwide.”
Creative Factor will continue its Crazy Ideas Welcome world tour, hitting Toy Fair Dallas in October (programming is currently in development), before making its return to Toy Fair New York in February 2020, where it will offer show attendees exclusive access to insightful programming presented by experts across a wide range of disciplines.
“The amazing innovation we see in the industry year after year wouldn’t exist without the talent and drive of toy inventors and designers, which is why we are thrilled to once again offer educational programming under the Creative Factor banner at our marketplace events,” added Bossard.
Information on upcoming Creative Factor programming and activities will be available at www.ToyFairDallas.com and www.ToyFairNY.com in the coming weeks.