2023 Play for Change Awards finalists announced
Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) today unveiled the finalists of the fourth edition of the Play for Change Awards. Ten entries from toy companies of all sizes were selected to be in the running for Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. Winners will be announced on 19 September at a ceremony in Brussels.
Since 2020, TIE has been recognising toy makers who go the extra mile to protect the planet, encourage kids’ respect for one another or invest in the skills they need to succeed in the future.
TIE Director General, Catherine Van Reeth, said “It is incredibly rewarding to witness the ongoing efforts of toy manufacturers in shaping a better future for our children. This year, once again, we were impressed by the exceptional entries. The judges faced tough decisions, especially in the Life Skills category, where the choice became challenging. As a result, we will be acknowledging two companies jointly for one of the Awards this year. Congratulations to all finalists, it is a great achievement of which you should be very proud.”
Nominees in each category were chosen by a jury of independent specialists chaired by industry stalwart John Baulch.
The 2023 Play for Change Awards finalists are:
The sustainability award is for initiatives and/or toys which aim to deliver an overall positive impact for the environment.
Life Skills category
The life skills award will recognise an initiative or product that prepares children for tomorrow’s world.