On Friday, Feb. 21 — the night before Toy Fair New York gets underway — the 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards will be distributed at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NYC. The annual event is a gala affair that honors the best new toys and games across 16 industry-selected categories, plus the consumer-chosen People’s Choice Award and the overall Toy of the Year Award. This year a panel of experts carefully examined more than 600 nominees submitted by more than 200 companies to determine the finalists. Now it’s your chance to vote for your favorites!

The Toy Book and the Toy Insider are showcasing the nominees in each of the 16 categories that are open for public voting. We’re also highlighting some of the hottest toys and games of the season that appear as both TOTY finalists and featured picks in the Toy Insider‘s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Just look for the following seals in any of the categories below!

The Toy Insider 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Seals

2020 TOTY Nominees by Category

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Public voting for the 2020 TOTY Awards is open to consumers, retailers, media, and members of The Toy Association through Jan. 5. For full details, rules, and additional information, please visit toyawards.org. Proceeds from the annual event benefit The Toy Foundation in its efforts to bring joy and comfort to children in need through the experience of toys and play.