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.
Get Ready to Enter the 2017 TOBY Awards
The Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) competition rewards and encourages excellence in conception, design and execution of teddy bears and soft-sculpture animals. Photos of all the entries are reviewed by teddy bear artists and other professionals within the industry, who evaluate each submission on overall aesthetic appeal, excellence in concept, design, and execution, and quality of material and workmanship. The highest-scoring creations in each category receive the TOBY Industry’s Choice Awards and become the nominees for that year’s TOBY Public’s Choice Awards. Teddy Bear & Friends readers then vote for their favorite nominee in each category to determine the Public’s Choice winners.
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The winners of the 2016 Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) Industry’s Choice Awards were announced Jan. 16 at the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show in San Diego. Chosen from more than 200 entries, the winners now go on to become the nominees for this year’s TOBY Public’s Choice Awards, voted on by Teddy Bear & Friends readers.
Check out this year’s nominees — the Industry’s Choice winners. Then you can go to the TOBY online ballot to vote for your favorite entry in each category, as well enter your choice for Artist of the Year, chosen from the artists whose entries won Industry’s Choice Awards in this year’s competition. The deadline to cast your vote is June 30, 2016.
The winners of the Public’s Choice Awards will be announced in August at the Teddy Bear Artist Invitational (TBAI) in Syracuse, N.Y.