Spielwarenmesse: Toy Industries of Europe announces winners of Play for Change Awards

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Toy Industries of Europe announces winners of Play for Change Awards

30. September 2020 13:05 h

By toyworldmag.co.uk

  • The first edition of Play for Change Awards celebrates toymakers across Europe that go the extra mile to address societal concerns.

Toy Industries of Europe, the voice of the reputable toy manufacturers in Europe (TIE), has 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.

Awards were given for innovation in three categories: empowerment; environmental
sustainability; and future skills. Announced today in a video released by TIE, the winners are:

1. Empowerment category – recognising activities and toys that break boundaries based on outdated ‘norms’ of social status, ability, sex, race or religion:

  • Gold Award winner: Mattel for The Barbie Empowerment Project
  • Silver Award winner: Twin Science and Robotics for the Twin Science Kit for the Visually Impaired
  • Bronze Award winner: Mattel for Creatable World

2. Environmental Sustainability category – for initiatives and/or toys that educate about sustainability or deploy environmentally sustainable practices:

  • Gold Award winner: Hasbro for the Hasbro Recycling Project
  • Silver Award winner: Dantoy for Bio toys
  • Joint Bronze Award winners: Clementoni for the Sequence Puzzle and Allingham Games with The Good Life

3. Future Skills category – recognising an initiative or product that prepares children for tomorrow’s world:

  • Gold Award winner: Learning Resources for Artie 3000
  • Silver Award winner: Chicco Artsana for Adventure Airlines
  • Bronze Award winner: Geomag for Skyline New York

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