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2022 Play for Change Awards call for entries now open

4 April 2022

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) today opens the third edition of the Play for Change Awards.

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Play for Change Awards

6 October 2021
PFC 2021 Winners Announced

The winning entries were announced by jury chairman John Baulch during a virtual ceremony, during which EU Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli underlined the important role of the toy sector in driving positive change in children’s lives.

Finalists of 2021 Play for Change Awards Announced

29 September 2021
Finalists of 2021 Play for Change Awards Announced

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is excited to announce the finalists of the 2021 Play for Change Awards. Entries from Adventerra Games, BiOBUDDi, dantoy, The LEGO Group, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags, Mattel and Miniland have been selected as contenders for the top spots in this year’s second edition of the awards.

Winners for the 2021 Play for Change Awards will soon be revealed!

8 September 2021
Winners revealed

Excited to know who’s won in the 2021 Play for Change Awards? The wait will soon be over… the big reveal will take place during a virtual ceremony via at 16h (CET) on Wednesday 6 October.

Goodbye to a real children’s superhero

29 April 2021

We were saddened to hear that Dr David Whitebread recently passed away. He was an inspirational and passionate advocate for children and the serious importance of play in their lives. We had the privilege of collaborating with David on several occasions, most recently as a member of the jury of the Play for Change Awards.…

John Baulch, Chair of TIE’s #PlayForChangeAwards Jury, on why he’s proud to be part of the Awards

20 April 2021
John Baulch, Chair of TIE's #PlayForChangeAwards Jury, on why he’s proud to be part of the Awards

The entry period for the 2021 #PlayForChangeAwards is now in full swing. We sat down for a virtual coffee with our Jury Chair, John Baulch, Publisher and Managing Director of Toy World Magazine, to hear more about why he decided to get involved and what the Awards mean to him as an industry veteran.

Toy Industries of Europe announces winners of Play For Change Awards

30 September 2020
Play For Change Winners 2020

Toy industries of Europe, the voice of the reputable toy manufacturers in Europe, (TIE) today announced the winners of the 2020 Play For Change Awards (#playforchangeawards). The Awards focused on toys and practices that help kids confidently navigate the world around them in ways that show respect for themselves, for others and for our planet.

Towards a more Accessible World of Play

10 September 2020
Towards a more Accessible World of Play

Catherine Naughton, Director of the European Disability Forum and jury member of TIE’s Play for Change awards, speaks to us about her experience of judging the Play for Change Awards and about what the toy industry can do to better serve children with disabilities. The European Disability Forum is a platform which brings together representatives…

Why making time for play is so important to children’s wellbeing

21 April 2020

Child development expert Dr Amanda Gummer has spent 20 years analysing the toys, games and activities that truly make a difference to how children engage with the world. Dr Gummer is a judge in the Future Skills category at this year’s Play for Change Awards, organised by Toy Industries of Europe. We asked her about…

This is how the toys of today are making a better tomorrow

24 March 2020

Around the world, parents are facing unprecedented new challenges. With millions of children now home from school because of the coronavirus, we are in uncharted waters when it comes to helping youngsters continue their educational development, as well as encouraging their creative play. Home learning activities with an element of fun are invaluable not just…