The toy industry has many facets, and we here at MTV Geek! do our best to report coverage on the things that relate to our fans like action figures, statues, and designer vinyl art toys. The art toy scene has grown into a huge presence online and in specialty shops, and now our friends at Clutter Magazine are recognizing those artists (who usually create toy masterpieces simply for the love of the medium) through the first annual Designer Toy Awards! We are extremely excited to cast our votes and find out the final outcome later this summer. Here’s all the info, straight from the source:
Clutter Magazine is very excited to announce the first annual International Designer Toy Awards (DTA) - Hosted in San Diego, California at the SDCC 2011.
The Designer Toy Awards celebrates the creativity, innovation and artistic excellence in the Art Toy market, which after more than a decade has not only become a prominent and legitimate form of artistic and commercial expression, it is one of the leaders in global trendsetting. This award ceremony will celebrate the best of the industry’s artists, designers, customizers and manufacturers, as well as honoring those involved in championing Art Toys throughout the world.
Website Launch/Nominations open: Thursday, 21st April 2011 www.designertoyawards.com
Nominations Close: Monday 20th June 2011
Voting Opens: Monday 27th June 2011
Awards Ceremony: Thursday 21st July 2011
The site for the DTA’s will launch on Thursday 21st of April, with nominations beginning at the same time. To nominate in the DTA’s you must register on the site. Nominations are open to everyone.
Nominations will only be accepted for toys/ events that were released between March 2009 and February 2011.
The DTA Board is made up of industry professionals. The full list will be announced and published on www.designertoyawards.com
The awards will have two components. First, a carefully selected board of professional artists, producers and impresarios will choose a group of nominations from the many designs released over the past year. And secondly, there are an entire group of awards chosen by YOU! Yes that’s right, The DTA PUBLIC awards feature special categories that are open to the general public for popular voting. Stay tuned for more details!
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