Sixteen Years of TOTY

Call for Nominations

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Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015 5:00 pm (Pacific)

An exciting few months lie ahead as the toy industry prepares for the 2016 TOTY Awards!

  • Now through Friday, October 2nd, members of the toy industry are invited to nominate toys, games, and licensed properties for consideration in the 2016 Toy of the Year Awards.
  • From late October through early November, nomination committees comprised of play experts, journalists, academics, retailers, and other toy experts for each category will consider which products and properties will be selected for the official TOTY ballots. 
  • On November 17th the TOTY finalists will be announced just in time for the Holiday 2015 shopping season.  This date will also mark the launch of FIVE ballots – one each for Consumers, Retailers (mass and specialty), Media, and TIA members; each ballot will factor into the determination of the TOTY 2016 winners.
  • And on Friday evening, February 12th, “Toy Fair Week” will kick off with the TOTY awards ceremony and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction at the iconic American Museum of Natural History.

Questions / More Information

General Questions:

TIA Staff Contact:

Jackie Retzer; 646.454.5587