In a move that is long overdue, Clutter has announced the Designer Toy Awards 2011. DTA for short, will promote and recognize excellence within the toy art scene awards in multiple categories. Unlike many other ‘awards’ in our industry, DTA winners will be determined by a diverse group of voters rather than a single individual.
Nominations are public and are open now at designertoyawards.com. The awards are broken down into two categories – board voted and public. Board voted awards will be voted on by a select group of artists and industry experts. The public will choose the winners of the public awards through online voting. Once the voting is complete, awards will be announced and presented at the Designer Toy Awards ceremony during SDCC on Thursday, July 21st at the Munky King party.
For reference here are the key DTA dates to keep-in-mind:
Website Launch/Nominations open: Thursday 21st April 2011
Nominations Close: Monday 20th June 2011
Voting Opens: Monday 27th June 2011
Awards Ceremony: Thursday 21st July 2011.
Vinyl Pulse is really excited about the potential of the DTAs to encourage artists and companies to strive to create the very best art toys. We’re also hoping that the awards increases collaboration and cooperation within the industry in terms of promoting the medium far and wide.
Finally, if you’re wondering, yes there’s a ‘Best Blog’ category and its voted by the public. If you’ve enjoyed our coverage of the scene for the past six years, we’d appreciate your consideration.