We are thrilled to announce that Toca Boca just won two “Kids Apps Awards 2013″ over at Bestekinderapps.de; the most visited kids app review site in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Both Toca Tailor and Toca Hair Salon Me have been selected as two of the best apps of 2013 in the category “best innovative apps & games for kids”.
We are happy to learn that Toca Kitchen has won the very first TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Kids Audience Choice Favourite digiPlaySpace App Award (link to winners at the bottom of the page)! The TIFF Kids Audience Choice Award including two new awards for digiPlaySpace, are voted on by Festival-goers who attended TIFF Kids public weekends and the entire run of TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace.
Toca Boca received an award for “Best Game App – 6 and Up” when the first annual iKids Awards event was held at the Kidscreen Summit in New York on February 4. The awards, designed to celebrate the best digital offerings for preschoolers and kids ages six and up, precede the annual Kidscreen Awards. The 2013 iKids winners were selected unanimously by a panel of five industry judges per category.
Collaboratively organized and produced by Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review, the annual KAPi Kids at Play Awards honor the best of the best in children’s technology. Therefore, we are proud and happy to announce that this year, Toca Boca won the KAPi “Pioneering Team” award. Since Toca Boca and our achievements are all about team spirit and working together, we are particularly happy that the whole team was awarded.
The US-based Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families, and “is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services”. We’re very proud to have been awarded TWO gold medals – for Toca Band and Toca Tailor, both in the Apps & Software category!
The Lovie Awards is an award for the entire pan-European internet community. We just found out that Toca Kitchen won a Bronze and Toca Hair Salon made the shortlist in the Entertainment category. We’re thrilled!
We’re very proud that NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Award) has named Toca Kitchen a Gold Winner in its Virtual category. Also, Toca Train won an Honors in the same category. NAPPA is one of the oldest and most well-respected awards in the children’s products industry, so this is something we definitely want to brag about!
“The multi-tiered evaluation process is as true to its integrity today as it was when Parents’ Choice Foundation was established almost thirty years ago. The Parents’ Choice Awards Committees evaluation process offers objectivity, respect, and expertise – and all with a sense of humor. Learning is fun – and we want kids to know that.
The Parents’ Choice Awards evaluation process is a lengthy and confidential one. We don’t offer “feedback” to producers or manufacturers because we don’t work for them. We work for parents, caregivers, librarians and educators.”
About 20% of the submissions are commended in one of the six levels available. And Toca Boca managed to win three gold and one silver with our four submissions! We were also the only studio in the mobile category to receive three gold awards. Toca Tea Party, Toca Kitchen and Toca Robot Lab were all awarded gold, while Toca Hair Salon was awarded silver.
Toca Boca is proud to have won the 2011 Telenor Digital Prize. The head of the jury, Rolv-Erik Spilling, SVP and Deputy Head of Telenor Digital Services and Nordic, said the following:
“The Winners development of digital toys for touch screens and focus on learning, enabling small kids (2-6) their first safe interactive digital experience whilst providing an open ended play, focus on imagination, no winning or losing has been recognized. The winner is an example of clever ideas developed in a R&D environment in close relationship with the users in this case the small kids”
Thanks! The official press release is here.