Welcome to the Play Creators Awards 2022
The Play Creators Awards celebrates those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months. Whether it’s an R&D team responsible for a smash-hit line, a rising star that’s soared or a inventor or design studio responsible for a smash-hit, the PCAs are all about shining a spotlight on the industry’s top architects of play.
Among the big winners in 2021 were TOMY, Fuse, Erik Quam and Kenn Morton, while Rob Ames and Luc Hudson (Triclops Studio) scooped the Design Icon accolade.
This year’s Play Creators Awards will take place on Tuesday, September 6th at the Union Ale House within London’s Twickenham Stadium.
As nominated by their peers, the finalists are:
2022 Awards Finalists
2019 Awards Winners Pictures
(2020 was a virtual event due to the Covid-19 Pandemic)
TOY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Si Digital
WINNER: Moose Toys UK – Scruff-a-Luvs (Moose Toys UK)
GAME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (KIDS GAMES) Sponsored by Cartamundi
WINNER: Don Ullman, Bob Driscoll & Rob Daviau, Bank Attack (Megableu)
GAME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (TABLETOP)
WINNER: Elizabeth Hargrave – Wingspan (Stonemaier Games)
R&D TEAM OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Wynne-Jones IP
WINNER: Spin Master
DESIGN AGENCY/INVENTION STUDIO OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Hasbro
WINNER: So Sound
TOY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (LICENSED) Sponsored by The Toy Association
WINNER: Mike Wyatt & Matthew Wright – RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Play Set (Playpress Toys/RNLI)
GAME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (LICENSED PRODUCT) Sponsored by Sambro
WINNER: Open 2 Design – Rubik’s Cage (University Games/Rubik’s)
PLAY INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR Sponsored by The Toy Association
WINNER: Fuse London Ltd & Briology – Cool Maker KumiKreator (Spin Master)
RISING STAR AWARD Sponsored by Alpha Group
WINNER: Ben Williams – Open 2 Design
DESIGN ICON AWARD Sponsored by Batman
WINNER: Alpesh Patel – VP of Global Toy Design, TOMY
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The 2021 Play Creators Awards are virtual due to the global COVID pandemic, therefore you will not be required to purchase a ticket. Instead the winners will be announced via a dedicated newsletter or Monday, September 6th.
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