Voting opens for 2015 LIMA Asian Licensing Awards

lima_logo_hrSecond annual awards programme grows with more nominees and new Best Retailer category.

LIMA has officially opened the voting for the 2015 Asian Licensing Awards, with this year’s programme being bigger and more comprehensive than before.There are 35 nominees in seven categories, with a Best Retailer of the Year accolade also introduced for 2015.

Online voting runs through December 16th, 2014, with winners being announced on January 12th, 2015 at the LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Ceremony and Reception during Hong Kong International Licensing Show.

Nominees were selected from entries across Asia including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

“This year’s Asian Licensing Awards programme is bigger and more comprehensive, providing the industry with even more opportunities to recognise standout licensing and branding initiatives from the past year,” said Charles Riotto, LIMA president. “We are excited to host this growing programme that rewards the incredible work Asian companies have undertaken to broaden the reach and impact of licensing in their region of the world.”

The nominees are:

Best Asian Property
o   Ali The Fox (Beijing Dream Castle)
o   GON (Daewon Media)
o   Rilakkuma (San-X)
o   GG Bond (Winsing Company)
o   LINE Friends (LINE)

Best Corporate Brand and Lifestyle Program 
o   Rebecca Bonbon (Crown Creative)
o   Coca-Cola (The Coca-Cola Company)
o   Smiley World (Smiley World Ltd)
o   Hershey’s (The Hershey Company)
o   B. Duck (Semk Products Limited)

Best Entertainment License
o   Batman 75th Anniversary (Warner Bros.)
o   100 Gadgets (ShoProDoraemon)
o   Gundam (Bandai)
o   Shaun the Sheep (Aardman Animation)
o   Transformers: Age of Extinction (Hasbro)

Best Licensed Promotion
o   Mr. Men & Little Miss (Sanrio/Chocoolate)
o   DC Heroes with attitude (Warner Bros./Tesco Lotus)
o   Sponge Bob (Viacom/Changi Airport)
o   European Football clubs (MU, FCB, Real Madrid, A.C. Milan, InterMilan,  Liverpool, Juventus, Arsenal/PPW Sports & Entertainment Limited)
o   Tayo the Little Bus (Iconix/Seoul city bus)
o   Smiley World (Smiley World Ltd/Hyson Place shopping mall)

Best Licensee
o   Hot Toys Limited (Captain America)
o   Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co., Ltd. (Sponge Bob)
o   Giordano (Smiley World)
o   PT Adinata (Transformers: Age of Extinction)
o   Soyfresh (Hershey’s)

Best Licensing Agency
o   Pacific Licensing Studio (Batman 75th Anniversary)
o   Animation International (Doraemon)
o   Impact Licensing (Barbie)
o   PPW Sports & Entertainment Limited (2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil)
o   Guangzhou Art-land Human Being Culture Communication Co., Ltd. (SpongeBob & Qee)

Best Retailer
o   The SM Store  (Justice League)
o   Discovery Expedition (Discovery Expedition)
o   Kitchen (Coca-Cola)
o   Chocoolate (Batman)