Source: WIT/Toy Book

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues amid vaccine rollouts, the live event space is still on shaky ground with many organizations hitting the reset button with eyes on 2022.

The latest move comes from Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT), which rescheduled its 30th Anniversary Wonder Women Awards for Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 in New York City to coincide with Toy Fair New York. The Awards were previously scheduled to take place on the West Coast for the first time this September.

“After careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone the 2021 Wonder Women Awards entirely,” says WIT President Janice Ross. “Instead, we’re planning it for February, 2022, with the goal of hosting a safe and in-person event during Toy Fair New York. The Wonder Women Awards is renowned for its warmth, intimacy and special moments. We feel confident we’ll be able to maintain these key elements in this updated timeframe, and for the health and well being of our nominees, honorees and guests, as we recreate the event we’ve all come to know and love.”

Related: WIT Stories: President Janice Ross Discusses Staying Focused and Being Present

Nominations for the 17th Annual Wonder Woman Awards — celebrating WIT’s 30th Anniversary — opened in January and have been extended through Sept. 1. Any nominees submitted in 2021 will be carried over to the 2022 event.

Categories include Designer, Licensor, COVID-19 Hero, and Rising Star, which our very own Maddie Michalik won at the last event. Anyone may nominate someone they believe is making strides in these categories and more. All submissions are reviewed by the Wonder Women Committee and WIT staff to ensure eligibility.

Click here to submit a nomination.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.