2018 LIMA ANZ Licensing Award Nominees

LIMA Australian & New ZealandThe Licensing industry response to the first ever LIMA Australian & New Zealand Licensing Awards has been exceptional with over 200 submissions received. The engagement from all sectors was evident with some of the highlights including:

  • Over 140 companies represented in the submissions
  • Over 75 different License brands were represented
  • Over 40 different retailers were represented

The LIMA ANZ Judging Panel has decided on the nominees which are listed below for the Product, Retail and License Awards.


PRODUCT AWARDS: 2018 NOMINEES

Apparel, accessories or soft lines licensing product or campaign of the Year:

  • BONDS: Star Wars – Adult & Children’s Nightwear / Underwear (The Walt Disney Company)
  • CAPRICE: LOL Surprise! – Girl’s Apparel & Accessories (MGA Entertainment & Haven Global)
  • CAPRICE: Harry Potter – Infant & Toddler Apparel (Warner Bros.)
  • DESIGNWORKS: JoJo Siwa – Girl’s Apparel (Nickelodeon & Haven Global)
  • DESIGNWORKS: Peter Rabbit – Infant Apparel (Frederick Warne & Co & Haven Global)
  • FUNTASTIC: JoJo Siwa – JoJo Bows (Nickelodeon & Haven Global)
  • RUBIE’S DEERFIELD: PJ Masks – Children’s Costumes (Entertainment One)

Hard lines licensing product or campaign of the Year:

  • BENSONS TRADING: LOL Surprise! – Showbags (MGA Entertainment & Haven Global)
  • HEADSTART INTERNATIONAL: Winnie The Pooh – Limited Edition Plush (The Walt Disney Company)
  • HEADSTART INTERNATIONAL: Sesame Street – Tickle Me Elmo Toy (Sesame Workshop & Haven Global)
  • HUNTER LEISURE: JoJo Siwa – Hard Lines Range (Nickelodeon & Haven Global)
  • HUNTER LEISURE: Paw Patrol – Hard Lines Range (Nickelodeon & Haven Global)
  • IMPACT ROCK MERCHANDISE: Star Wars – Doormats (The Walt Disney Company)

Publishing and paper goods licensing product or campaign of the Year:

  • FIVE MILE PRESS: The Wiggles – Emma’s Ballet Class (Book & Tutu Gift Set) (The Wiggles Pty Ltd)
  • HENDERSON GREETINGS: Rachael Hale – Greeting Cards Range (Jewel Branding & Black Mint Licensing)
  • HUNTER LEISURE: PJ Masks – Stationery, Arts & Craft Range (Entertainment One)
  • LAKE PRESS: JoJo Siwa – Make Your Own Bow Kit (Nickelodeon & Haven Global)
  • PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA: Peppa Pig – Publishing Range (Entertainment One)
  • SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA: DC Comics Ooshies – Collector’s Guide (Warner Bros. & HeadStart Intl)

FMCG, Licensed promotions and events product or campaign of the Year:

  • DORITOS – SMITH’S SNACKFOOD COMPANY: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Doritos Colossal: Chargrilled Steak Chips (NBC Universal)
  • HOT SHOTS AUSTRALIA: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Fruit Snacks & Novelty Range (NBC Universal)
  • PRINGLES – PRINGLES AUSTRALIA: Justice League – Pringles On Pack Promotion (Warner Bros.)
  • KRISPY KREME: The Simpsons – Limited Edition Donut (20th Century Fox & Merchantwise)
  • ON SHELF: Baileys – Premium Iced Coffee (Diageo & Asembl Brands)
  • VELOCITY BRAND MANAGEMENT: Hyundai A-League / Star Wars – Star Wars Round Promotion (The Walt Disney Company & Football Federation Aus)

Events product or campaign of the Year*:

  • THE ENTERTAINMENT STORE: Shopkins – Shopping Centre Events (Moose Toys & Merchantwise)
  • SHOWTIME ATTRACTIONS: Peter Rabbit – Live Event Experience (Frederick Warne & Co & Haven Global)
  • SHOWTIME ATTRACTIONS: Where’s Wally – Shopping Centre Tour (NBC Universal DreamWorks & Centa IP)
  • SHOWTIME ATTRACTIONS: Nickelodeon – Sydney Easter Parade (Nickelodeon & Haven Global)
  • VILLAGE ROADSHOW ENT.: DC Comics – DC Rivals Hypercoaster (Warner Bros.)
  • AMPLE PROJECTS – VIVID SYDNEY: May Gibbs – Snugglepot & Cuddlepie Animated Display (May Gibbs & Merchantwise)

Licensing product innovation of the Year:

  • CAPRICE: Harry Potter – Infant & Toddler Apparel (Warner Bros.)
  • IMPACT ROCK MERCHANDISE: Multiple Licenses – Doormats
  • MIGHTY KINGDOM: Shopkins – Shopkins World! (Moose Toys)
  • MITCH DOWD: Multiple Licenses – Twidla Pop Up Print Station
  • OTA MARKETING: NRL – Light Up Smart Wigs (NSW Rugby League & VBM)
  • ULTIMATE SOURCE & CREATA AUSTRALIA: Gobsmax – Toy Range (Centa IP)

* Award added due to volume of submissions


RETAIL AWARDS: 2018 NOMINEES

Best Retailer for Film, Television, Character and Entertainment Licensed products:

  • BIG W
  • THE COTTON ON GROUP
  • KMART
  • PETER ALEXANDER
  • TARGET AUSTRALIA

Best Retailer for Brand, Corporate, Fashion, Art and Digital Licensed products:

  • THE COTTON ON GROUP
  • JAY JAYS
  • MYER
  • PETER ALEXANDER
  • ZING POP CULTURE

Best Retailer for Sports, Fitness, Street & Lifestyle Licensed products*:

  • AFL STORES
  • KMART
  • OFFICIAL ALL BLACKS STORE
  • REBEL SPORT
  • TARGET AUSTRALIA

Best Online Retailer for Licensed products:

  • AMAZON AUSTRALIA
  • BOOKTOPIA
  • CATCH.COM.AU
  • COSTUMEBOX.COM.AU
  • JB HI-FI
  • TARGET AUSTRALIA

Best Retail Marketing Campaign (in-store, online, social media) for Licensed products:

  • COSTUMEBOX.COM.AU: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Costume Promotion
  • COTTON ON BODY: Bouffants & Broken Hearts – Apparel & Accessories Collection
  • TARGET AUSTRALIA: Marvel Avengers Infinity War – Cross Category Activation
  • TARGET AUSTRALIA: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Toy Launch Promotion
  • THE WAREHOUSE: Peter Rabbit – Cross Category Activation
  • TYPO: The Simpsons – Cross Category Activation

* Award title amended


LICENSE AWARDS: 2018 NOMINEES

Infant or Pre-school License of the Year:

  • PAW PATROL: Nickelodeon & Haven Global
  • PEPPA PIG: Entertainment One
  • PJ MASKS: Entertainment One
  • SESAME STREET: Sesame Workshop & Haven Global
  • THE WIGGLES: The Wiggles Pty Ltd

Girl’s License of the Year:

  • BARBIE: Mattel
  • DISNEY PRINCESS: The Walt Disney Company
  • JOJO SIWA: Nickelodeon & Haven Global
  • LOL SURPRISE!: MGA Entertainment & Haven Global
  • SHOPKINS: Moose Toys & Merchantwise

Boy’s License of the Year:

  • BATMAN: Warner Bros.
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE: Warner Bros.
  • JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM: NBC Universal
  • MARVEL: The Walt Disney Company
  • STAR WARS: The Walt Disney Company

Digital, Video Game or New Media License of the Year:

  • EMOJI: The Emoji Company & Merchantwise
  • HALO: Microsoft & Merchantwise
  • PUSHEEN THE CAT: Pusheen Corp. & Haven Global
  • RICK & MORTY: Turner International Australia & Haven Global
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: SEGA & Merchantwise

Brand, Corporate, Fashion or Art License of the Year:

  • AUSTRALIAN HOUSE & GARDEN: Bauer Media & Talisman Licensing
  • BAILEYS: Diageo & Asembl Brands
  • BBC EARTH – BLUE PLANET: BBC Studios
  • RACHAEL HALE: Jewel Branding & Black Mint / Global Licensing
  • WHERE’S WALLY: NBC Universal DreamWorks & Centa IP

Sports, Fitness, Street or Lifestyle License of the Year*:

  • AFL: Australian Football League
  • ALL BLACKS: New Zealand Rugby & VBM NZ
  • BIG BASH LEAGUE: Cricket Australia & VBM
  • EVERLAST: IBML & Designworks
  • FILA FITNESS: FILA Korea & Hunter Products
  • NRL: National Rugby League & VBM

* Award title amended


LIMA Australia would like to congratulate all the nominees for 2018!