Nominations Open for Mojo Nation’s Play Creators Awards 2023

March 17, 2023 | Nominations have opened for Mojo Nation’s annual Play Creators Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the global toy and game designer community. The deadline to submit nominations is April 28, 2023.

The 2023 award categories range from Toy Designer of the Year and R&D Team of the Year to Rising Star, Design Icon, and more. This year’s awards also add two new categories: the Unsung Hero Award and Artist of the Year. Finalists are nominated by design community peers and judged strictly based on design criteria, not sales. 

A winner for each category will be announced at the Play Creators Awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday, June 27 during Mojo Nation’s 2023 Play Creators Festival, taking place June 27 to 29 at the Stamford Bridge Stadium in London.

“We look forward to celebrating the incredible work of designers and inventors from across the industry at this year’s Play Creators Awards,” said Mojo Nation Co-Founder Billy Langsworthy. “Our finalist lineup is always packed with talented teams and individuals responsible for some truly incredible product, so please do get involved and send in your nominations.”

Finalists for each category will be announced in May, after which a panel of experts will select winners over a series of roundtable judging sessions.

“The Toy Association is happy to once again support Mojo Nation’s Play Creators Festival and awards program, which continue to shine an important spotlight on the people that inspire and serve as the driving force of innovation throughout our industry,” said Kimberly Carcone, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “We look forward to celebrating creativity this June in London and to bringing that excitement forward to when the entire play ecosystem comes to life at Toy Fair in New York City this September.”

Click here for more information on the nomination process.