LIMA – the Licensing International Manufacturers Association gives out “Licensing Excellence Awards” each year during the Licensing Expo for licensed properties and programs from art to entertainment to sports and more.  They just released the nominees for the 2012 awards and you would have thought my name was on the list I was jumping up and down excited for Dena!

Dena of Dena Designs did an amazing Ask Call with me back in September 2010.  She is such a talented artist and sweet and genuine person.  If you want to learn more about her and get the free hour-long mp3 replay from her call – head to www.AskDenaDesigns.com


Dena has been nominated in the following two categories:

BEST ART OR DESIGN PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property – Owner/Agent
Andy Warhol – The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Dena – Dena Designs, Inc./Alex Meisel & Co., LLC
SO SO Happy – Art Impressions, Inc.
The Victoria and Albert Museum – The Victoria and Albert Museum/V&A Enterprises

and

OVERALL BEST LICENSED PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property – Owner/Agent
Angry Birds – Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Dena – Dena Designs, Inc./Alex Meisel & Co., LLC
Jelly Belly – Jelly Belly Candy Company/The Licensing Company North America, Inc.
Justin Bieber – Bravado International Group
NBA – National Basketball Association


How can we all not be overjoyed for her – a licensed artist who began her career painting with pizza pans (she talks about that in her interview) is now right up there with Justin Bieber and Angry Birds – it’s exciting!

To learn more about the awards, the other categories and finalists, you can visit http://www.licensing.org/news/updates/2012-lima-international-licensing-excellence-awards-nominees-list/

Who knows… maybe you will make the list one day!  Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed