<div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/news/2012/06/designer-toy-awards-2012" class="imagecache imagecache-news_big_image imagecache-linked imagecache-news_big_image_linked"><img src=" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_big_image" width="600" height="410" /></a></div></div></div><div class='node-body'><p style="text-align: -webkit-left;">Preparations for the <span style="font-size:18px;"><a href="" moz-do-not-send="true" style="color:#fc37b7;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">2012 Designer Toy Awards </a></span>are in full swing! The entries are coming in fast and furious, and the DTA Board is gearing up! Official nominations will be announced mid-July, all leading up to <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>the ceremony</strong></span>itself <strong><span style="font-size:18px;">in mid-October in New York City!</span></strong></p><div align="left" class="article-content" style="line-height: 18px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; "><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; ">Enter your favorite toy, artist, brand or blog for consideration in the 2012 Designer Toy Awards!</p><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; "><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>We're currently accepting entries for consideration in all categories</strong></span>. Now's your chance to put your favorites in the running! A group of special nominating committees will review all of the entries and narrow everything down into official nominations. Nominees for each category will be announced in mid-July.</p><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; "><img rel="lightbox" src=" alt="File 9338" title="" class="ibimage null" width="500" height="289" /></p><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; "><img rel="lightbox" src=" alt="File 9339" title="" class="ibimage null" width="500" height="287" /></p><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; "><strong style="font-size: 18px; ">Call for Entries&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-size: 18px; ">ends June 15 2012</strong><span style="font-size: 18px; ">. </span><a href="" moz-do-not-send="true" style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(252, 55, 183); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; ">Enter Now!</a></p><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; ">Our AMAZING judging panel is back in action for 2012, featuring over fifty of the most influential Designer Toy professionals working today; artists, producers, commentators and impresarios, who bring a special expertise and perspective to choosing the winners. For 2012, the panel has expanded to include a few new VIP members! <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Attaboy, Paul Cruikshank, Jesse Hernandez, Brian Slivka, Vincent Yu and&nbsp;Chad Rugola. Check out the <a href="" moz-do-not-send="true" style="color: rgb(252, 55, 183); text-decoration: none; ">full p</a></strong></span><strong style="font-size: 16px; "><a href="" moz-do-not-send="true" style="color: rgb(252, 55, 183); text-decoration: none; ">anel here</a>!</strong></p><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; "><img rel="lightbox" src=" alt="File 9340" title="" class="ibimage null" width="500" height="372" /></p><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; ">NEW CATEGORY- Best Sofubi</p><p style="font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 15px; "><img rel="lightbox" src=" alt="File 9347" title="" class="ibimage null" width="222" height="168" /></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Designer Toy Awards expands in 2012 to include a brand new category - introducing <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Best Sofubi!</strong></span> The term for "soft vinyl" in Japanese, this award celebrates the sector of the Designer Toy market that focuses on figures using Japanese, techniques and styles. <span style="font-size:18px;"><a href="" moz-do-not-send="true" style="color:#fc37b7;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">View the current entries</a> and <a href="" moz-do-not-send="true" style="color:#fc37b7;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">enter your favorites</a> now!</span></p></div>