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Vote for the 2017 Dolls Awards of the Excellence Public’s Choice winners

The 2017 Dolls Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners (DAEs, also known as the Diamond Awards) were announced June 30 at the International Doll & Teddy Show in Asheville, N.C. The Industry’s Choice Award winners now go on to become the nominees for this year’s Public’s Choice Awards, and the winners will be chosen by you, the readers of DOLLS magazine! Click here to view the Industry’s Choice presentation to see the nominees in each category. Photos of the nominees are also included in the online Public’s Choice ballot. Make your selection for each category, and finally, you’ll be...

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Dolls Awards of Excellence 2017 Industry’s Choice Winners

The 2017 Dolls Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners (DAEs, also known as the Diamond Awards) were announced June 30 at the International Doll & Teddy Show in Asheville, N.C. The Industry’s Choice Award winners will go on to become the nominees for this year’s Public’s Choice Awards, and the winners will be chosen by you, the readers of DOLLS magazine! Photos of the nominees and a paper ballot will be published in the August/September issue of DOLLS, available in mid-July. You can also vote online — we’ll post a link on the website July 17. Our Judges DOLLS...

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2017 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Complete Rules

The Dolls Awards of Excellence (DAE) competition (also known as the Diamond Awards) recognizes and encourages excellence in the design and creation of dolls. Photos of all the entries are reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges, 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 DAE Industry’s Choice Awards and become the nominees for that year’s Public’s Choice Awards. DOLLS readers then vote for their favorite nominee in each category to determine the Diamond Award winners. Show the doll world your talent — enter this year’s competition! RULES Entries that do not conform to the following rules will not be processed or seen by judges. Entry deadline is April 17, 2017. If you have questions not addressed here, please contact Joyce Greenholdt at joyceg@jonespublishing.com or 715-445-5000 ext. 150. 2017 CATEGORIES & DEFINITIONS For the purposes of this contest, dolls are defined as jointed or unjointed playthings or collectibles, produced from any materials, in a human image (anthropomorphic designs may be entered in one of the Fantasy categories). STANDARD CATEGORIES (Categories 1-14) Entries in categories 1 through 14 must be designed by the submitting artist or manufacturer from original sculpt to finished doll. Collaborations are permitted, provided contributing artists are credited, but dolls made from kits or altered versions of...

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2015 DOLLS Awards Industry’s Choice winners announced

The 2015 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners (DAEs, also called the Diamond Awards) were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Bear Show in Asheville, N.C., June 6. The Industry’s Choice winners will go on to become the nominee’s in the Public’s Choice voting, set to begin in late June. Without further ado, here are the winners of this year’s Industry’s Choice Diamond Awards! Manufacturer Categories Children’s Play Doll Bonnie and Pearl Beverly Stoehr Originals Carry Me La Newborn JC Toys Group La Newborn Moments: Teddy Bear JC Toys Group Lydia, Your Georgian Girl A Girl for All Time Nico by Berenguer JC Toys Group Collectible Baby/Child Doll Carlos by Berenguer JC Toys Group Savana Ashton-Drake Galleries Trendy & Swag Bo Bergemann Valentina by Berenguer JC Toys Group Welcome Home, Kitty Ashton-Drake Galleries Collectible Fashion/Adult Doll Expressions of the Soul Ashton-Drake Galleries Natalie: Black Pearl JAMIEshow Doll USA Rose Gold Bride Ashton-Drake Galleries Collectible Resin BJD Leelee By Tracy Promber for Jpopdolls Pandora By Ludivine for Jpopdolls Pepe By Irina Kodresko for Jpopdolls Trent Osborn: A Double Life JAMIEshow Doll USA Yani By Kaye Wiggs for Jpopdolls Artist Categories Reborn Doll Elyse Leah By Debra Brooks Greta Elisa Marx By Tracey Webster Miracle By Stacey Haskins (sculpt by Laura Lee Eagles) Artist Baby/Child Doll Alex Loves Trucks! By Bo Bergemann Arina By Zofia & Henry Zawieruszynski Frump...

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2014 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice Winners

Here are your 2014 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice Winners! Manufacturer Categories Children’s Play Doll “Carla by Berenguer” JC Toys Group “Clementine, Your 1940s Girl” A Girl for All Time “Kazumi” Zeenie Dollz LLC “Lil’ Ducky” JC Toys Group, Inc. “Zennia Mother Earth” Zeenie Dollz LLC Collectible Baby Doll “Abby Rose” Ashton-Drake Galleries “Emilio” JC Toys Group “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge” Ashton-Drake Galleries “La Newborn Baby Girl” JC Toys Group, Inc. Collectible Child Doll “Christina” MasterPiece Dolls “Gianna” MasterPiece Dolls “Sunshine & Lollipops” Ashton-Drake Galleries Collectible Fashion Doll “Déjà vu: Red Hot” Tonner Doll Company “Michelle...

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Meet ‘Red Bean’ and ‘Sweet Corn’ RubyRedGalleria introduces a new 8-inch line

RubyRedGalleria is launching a new series of 8-inches dolls this year. The same size as the company’s StrawBerina and Four Kindergartners, these new dolls feature high-quality polyresin heads, unlike their previous 8-inch doll offerings. The inspiration for RubyRedGalleria’s new line combines the modern-day search for a healthier diet with the ancient Chinese idea of the Five Crops, a grouping of important staple foods. The story of these new dolls takes us to a plain and ancient small village in a remote and inaccessible area of China. The Five Crops: Fuwa Among the hundred or so inhabitants of the village...

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