The winners of the 2017 Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) Industry’s Choice Awards were announced at the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show in San Diego Jan. 7. Approximately 200 entries submitted by 80 artists from around the world were each given a score by fellow professionals within the teddy bear collecting field. The highest-scoring entries in each category become this year’s Industry’s Choice winners, and will go on to be the nominees for the Public’s Choice Awards voted on by Teddy Bear & Friends readers.
Archives for January 2017
Think about our world of ursine creativity. Don’t we have so much to be grateful for? For this kick-off blog of 2017, I’m thinking about a show I just watched on cable-TV. I make no apologies for my appreciation of a good televised program. (Okay, I’m not a totally whole, solid, unmoving couch potato, but I am a couch French fry! I can lay about with the best of them, while sipping a nice Beaujolais.) A show I recently, unexpectedly stumbled upon got me to ponder the beautiful parts of being immersed in the bear world.