About the TAGIE Awards

Nominations for the 8th Annual TAGIE Awards open on July 1st, 2015.

The TAGIE Awards Dinner is an elegant and playful evening gala that brings together industry leaders from inventors to manufacturers to retailers – for a night of celebration, networking and fun! Held in conjunction with the Toy & Game Inventors Conference (T&GCon) and The Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), the TAGIE Awards are voted on by industry experts, retailers and consumers alike. Honoring recipients for excellence in the categories of Toy Design, Game Design, Young Inventor and Rising Star, the TAGIE Awards recognizes toy and game inventors from around the world, whose playful creativity and inventiveness resulted in some of the most fun and entertaining play products on the market today. We’ll also pay homage to those inventor greats who stand out in the eyes of the toy industry for their exceptionally innovative spirit for fun, philanthropy, and humanitarianism.

The 2014 Toy and Game Inventor (TAGIE) Awards will be an elegant and playful gala at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, bringing together toy industry leaders from around the world for a night of celebration.

Nominated Categories:

  • Excellence in Toy Design
  • Excellence in Game Design
  • Rising Star Designer
  • Young Inventor of the Year
  • Excellence In Electronic Toy Or Game Design

Winners will be announced at the TAGIE Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Friday, November 21, 2014. The awards ceremony is open to the public. 

Closed Categories:

There are five additional categories for presentation that are determined by a closed jury of industry-based judges. These categories are:

  • Excellence in Character Design
  • Excellence in Inventor Advocacy
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Hassenfeld Family Humanitarian Award
  • In Memoriam

For an index to past Toy & Game Inventor Awards Nominees and Recipients, go to the Award History page.

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