WhamBlam! is a Finalist of License This! 2020
WhamBlam! has made the final three in the Character & Animation brand category for this year’s License This!
With the live final coming Oct. 8 at Festival of Licensing.
The winner of this prestigious competition will receive a free exhibition stand at BLE 2021, one year’s Licensing International membership, PR support, and invaluable advice from the panel of industry experts.
Previous entrants – both winners and finalists – have successfully signed lucrative agent and licensing deals.
“Despite the obstacles, the 2020 License This! competition once more produced a plethora of creativity and business foresight among some high-quality entries,” says Kelvyn Gardner, chair judge, License This! and managing director, Asgard Media.
“It’s always a pleasure to be involved in the License This! judging and this year was no exception,” says Dan Grant, director, licensing, Danilo Promotions. “The event has really started to broaden its reach on an international scale with many of the entrants coming from various countries in Europe and beyond. It’s great to see ideas being created at a grass roots level, which could one day go onto be major licensed properties. The tough bit is always working out who should go forward to the final.”
“Having been part of the judging panel for the past three years, License This! is always a highlight in my calendar,” says Jehane Boden Spiers, founder, Jehane Ltd. “It’s wonderful to exchange insights with our panel of experts and see fresh new ideas coming through from the next generation of artists and brands. This year’s entries for the Brand & Design category impressed, as ever, with a diverse range of ideas and visual concepts. We had a great selection of proposals to judge from all around the world. It was of particular note, this year, to see that more of the entrants brought their specific personal experience and knowledge to their concepts – giving a distinct advantage and creating a competitive edge. I am looking forward to seeing our finalists pitch their concepts at the final next month. It’s a life-changing experience to take part in License This! and excellent to see how many of our past runners-up and finalists have gone on to secure significant opportunities within our industry.”