Winners Selected for America Loves TOTY! Sweepstakes

Extending the excitement of the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards to broader audiences, this year the Toy Industry Association invited consumers to consider the finalists and register their top picks for toy and game finalists.  Nearly 6,000 kids of all ages (5,852 unique respondents) shared their opinions about America’s best-loved toys of the 2009 holiday shopping season.

To generate additional interest, a sweepstakes component on the website drew widespread attention on the social media circuit and also from the sweepstakes communities!  All those who voted had the chance to become part of a drawing for a chance to win every finalist product in any one of the eleven prize categories of their choosing.

Toy lovers across the nation responded by submitting a whopping 9,162 sweepstakes entries (each category required a separate entry).  Following last week’s TOTY awards, TIA held its random drawing and these eleven prize package winners were chosen:

Activity Toy of the Year | Jason C., submitted online

Boy Toy of the Year | Anna S., Cleveland, OH

Educational Toy of the Year | Katherine M., submitted online

Electronic Entertainment Toy of the Year | Gina S., submitted online

Game of the Year | Janette V., West Jefferson, OH

Girl Toy of the Year | Linda C., Westbrook, ME

Infant Toy of the Year | Sylvia H., Lacey, WA

Most Innovative Toy of the Year | Kindra R., submitted online

Outdoor Toy of the Year | Thomas S., Norwich, CT

Preschool Toy of the Year | Dianne C., Blackstone, MA

Specialty Toy of the Year | Rita Jean M., Fountain Hills, AZ

TIA congratulates each of the winners and will be distributing the prizes within the next few days.  

For more information, please visit the America Loves TOTY! website.