The fifth edition of the Play for Change Awards is now open for entries. Organised by Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), the Awards celebrate purpose-driven toymakers who promote positive societal change through their toys and initiatives.

The Awards welcome applications in three categories:

  • Diversity and Inclusion: recognising toys and initiatives that promote diversity in terms of gender, race, status, religion and ability, fostering an inclusive play environment where every child feels represented and valued.
  • Sustainability: recognising efforts to reduce the environmental impact of toys, from eco-friendly materials to innovative packaging solutions and sustainable processes, or to inspire children to become stewards of the planet.
  • Life Skills: awarding toys and initiatives that equip kids with essential skills for the 21st century, such as emotional resilience or coding, preparing them for success in an ever-changing world.

Toy companies of all sizes, with toys or initiatives launched on the European market from 1 January 2023 up to the moment of application in 2024, are encouraged to participate. All entries will be judged on their own merits. The deadline for submissions is 21 June 2024.

To find out more about the Awards and to enter, please visit the Awards website.

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