The 2011 TAGIE Awards were held on November 18, at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The ceremony, held in conjunction with the Toy & Game Inventors Conference and The Chicago Toy & Game Fair, recognizes toy and game inventors from across the county. Their ideas and creativity result in some of the most notable play products on the market today.
Nominees for the awards are voted on by their peers, for excellence in the categories of Toy Design, Game Design, Young Inventor, and Rising Star.
The 4th Annual TAGIE Winners are as follows:
Toy Design – Marty Abrams & Joel Rosenzweig, FyrFlyz
Game Design – Susan McKinley Ross, Qwirkle
Young Inventor – Greyson MacLean, BrickStix
Rising Star – Blake English, The Air Swimmers
Excellence in Character Creation – Theodor Seuss Geisel
Excellence in Electronic Adaptation of an Existing Toy or Game – Tom Liddell, Top Trumps
This year’s honorary awards went to:
Humanitarian Award – Sir Torquil Norman
Lifetime Achievement Award – Burt Meyer
In Memorandum Award – Elliott Handler & James R. Becker
This post was originally written by Ericka Johnson and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.