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.”
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.