It’s that golden time of the year again, when the art community comes together for the 9th Annual Designer Toy Awards to recognize those who have excelled in the past year across numerous categories including Best Artist, Toy of the Year, Best Store, Best Media Outlet and more. The nomination committees have carefully reviewed the submitted nominations, added overlooked yet deserving candidates, engaged in passionate back and forth discussions and finally come up with a list of deserving finalists for each category.
If you haven’t already cast your votes, the clock is ticking to beat the Thursday (5.16) at 9 AM PDT deadline. It’s just takes a few minutes and a few clicks to support your favorite artists, brands, toys and more.
Having had the privilege of serving on the nomination committee this year, I can say that each and every member deserves the community’s thanks and a drink or two (not me, more than one is way past my list) for the hard work, passion, and attention to detail to make the DTAs the best they can be. Props to Dov Kelmer, Benny Kline, Travis Lykins, Gary Rozanski, Vincent Yu, Keegan Rooney, Kyle Kirwan, Don Kratzer, Cory Rutter, Jason Freeny, Jeff Rawson, Yaniv Brick, Steve Braun, Sarah Churchill, Czee, Nick Curtis, Justin Cheah, Lee Funai, Rob Lumino, Katherine Park, Kevin Philips, Craig Spalding, and Trevor McIntosh.
The DTA Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with Five Points Festival on Saturday, June 1st 2019 in NYC. Want to be there? Unless you’re a nominee or an invited guest, the only way to attend is purchase a 5 Points VIP pass ($125) which includes a DTA ticket, Exclusive DTA Sparkle Gold MicroTEQ63 3″ resin figure from Quiccs and Martian Toys, early admission to 5 Points each day and more.
Finally, Vinyl Pulse pleased to be a finalist for Best Media Outlet. If you’ve enjoyed our coverage over the year, please consider voting for us.