Friday, August 20, 2010

DOTY Award Winners

Doll Reader Announces the 2010
DOTY Public’s Choice Award Winners

Doll Reader magazine recently announced the winners of its 2010 Doll of the Year® (DOTY®) Public’s Choice® awards program. From a pool of 75 DOTY® nominees that were announced in January at IDEX Premiere in Orlando, Fla., readers voted for one doll in each of the 15 categories to take home the prestigious award.

Originally launched in 1985, this awards program pays tribute to dolls of exceptional design and manufacture and remains one of the most prominent events in the industry. The program has, according to Madavor Media publisher Susan Fitzgerald, brought artists and collectors together in celebration of the art of the doll for years and will continue to do so for years to come.

2010 Doll of the Year® (DOTY®) Public’s Choice® Winners:

Children’s Play DollLolaJC Toys Group

Collectible Baby DollPretty in PinkAshton-Drake Galleries

Collectible Miniature DollBlossomAshton-Drake Galleries

Collectible Fashion and/or BJDSimply AliceKimberly Lasher, Lasher Studios

Collectible Vinyl/Plastic Doll, Less than $175Centennial Rose PatsyEffanbee Doll Co.

Collectible Vinyl/Plastic Doll, More than $175RomyHeidi Plusczok

Collectible Porcelain DollMarilyn Monroe - Eternally MarilynFranklin Mint

Collectible Manufacturer’s Artist Doll, Less than $250JadaMonika Peter-Leicht, MasterPiece Dolls

Collectible Manufacturer's Artist Doll, More than $250ShaniHildegard Günzel, Hildegard Günzel Porzellanpuppenmanufaktur

Artist Baby DollAnnieKathy Smith-Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Originals

Artist Miniature DollLivia - Victorian BrideAnna Hardman

Artist Doll, Less than $1,250AllisonHenry & Zofia Zawieruszynski

Artist Doll, More than $1,250SchneewittchenPrincess Snow White, Hildegard Günzel

OOAK Dolls, Less than $1,250CapturedRoxanna Maria Sullivan

OOAK Dolls, More than $1,250Our Small SisterGabriele Mueller, Gaby-Dolls

Best in Show: Schneewiitchen, Princess Snow White, Hildegard Gunzel

Doll Reader Magazine
Doll Reader, in continuous publication for 38 years, is the ultimate authority in the doll industry. The magazine, web site, and free monthly email newsletter gives readers inside info on contemporary, modern, fashion, vintage, and antique dolls; the latest on newborns, reborns, and babies; free, fun, and gorgeous patterns for your dolls; the annual Debut of Dolls expanded Special Collector's Edition; collecting advice; doll Q&A; spectacular photos; and more.

Special thanks to all of the artists, manufacturers, and readers for their participation in the 2010 DOTY Awards Program! For more information, images, or award logos, contact Kathryn Peck.

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