Author: Joyce Greenholdt

Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon one recipient per year. This award was created in 2002 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the teddy bear, with the first recipient being Steiff, a German-based plush toy company known for its high quality and prices. The Lifetime Achievement recipient must be or have been involved in some aspect of the doll and/or teddy bear field for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient may be an individual, partnership, corporation, company, author, artist, marketer, historian or any other industry professional. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations may be...

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2016 Dolls Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners

This year’s Industry’s Choice winners in the Dolls Awards of Excellence competition were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Show in Asheville, N.C., June11. The Industry’s Choice winners will go on to be the nominees for this year’s Public’s Choice Awards, voted on by the readers of DOLLS and Haute Doll magazines. This year’s Industry’s Choice winners are: STANDARD CATEGORIES Children’s Play Doll Ki’i Nani Bo Bergemann Laura Ingalls The Queen’s Treasures   Sam, Your 1960s Girl A Girl for All Time Stephan Carpatina Collectible Baby Doll Harlow Awake Laura Tuzio-Ross Jovie Jennifer Costello Lucia by Berenguer JC...

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One World Doll Project, Tonner Doll Company merge to become Tonner One World

One World Holdings, Inc. and Tonner Doll Company, Inc., announced Dec. 3, 2015, that their Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement for One World Holdings’ subsidiary, The One World Doll Project, to merge with Tonner Doll. The agreement was entered into Dec. 2. Following the closing of the merger, the combined business will change its name to Tonner One World. The announcement followed the success of the companies’ first collaboration, the Prettie Girls! Tween Scene collection, which launched at approximately 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide in October. The merger will be a stock-for-stock transaction in which 100 percent...

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DOLLS publisher Carie Ferg wins special Colliii Award

Iola, Wis. – Jan. 9, 2013 – DOLLS magazine publisher and former editor Carie Ferg received a special VIP Award for Outstanding Achievement in the 2012 Colliii Awards. The Colliii Awards are the largest online dollmaking competition in the world. “We wanted to present the 2012 VIP Award to Carie Ferg as a recognition of the dynamism and innovation she has brought to the doll industry over the past few years,” said Colliii Awards Director James Carlsson. “The VIP Award is presented every year to a person or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the doll world....

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ProSculpt 2012 winners announced

The winners of the 2012 ProSculpt Annual Sculpting Contest have been chosen by collectors and artists from around the world. Winners this year are from England, Italy, Japan, South America, and the United States. Photos of all the winners can be viewed at the Johnston Original Art Dolls website. The winners are: Professional Category “Kate Moss” by Renata Jansen, 1st place “Babbo, I’m a Boy” by Elisa Fenoglio, 2nd place “Vincent & the Little Monster” by Michiyo Tezuka, 3rd place Advanced Category “Rip Van Winkle” by Karen Baker, 1st place “Morning Dew Fairy by Carla Goncalves, 2nd place “Mermaids”...

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ProSculpt 2012 winners announced

Jack Johnston Art Dolls and ProSculpt have announced the winners of their ProSculpt Contest for one-of-a-kind sculptures. There were three categories in the contest: Professional, Advanced, and Beginning, and the winner of each category will receive a year’s supply of ProSculpt clay (12 bars). Lesser prizes were awarded to the second and third-place winners in each category. The winner of the Professional category was Diane Guelinckx, with Maya Xchippi and Claudine Roelens taking second and third places, respectively. Karen Baker won the Advanced category, followed by Melaine Ingold and Kelly Beckett. The Beginning winner was Palma Paitagua, followed by...

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