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2008 Golden Teddy Nominees
Author: teddygirl | Tuesday March 11, 2008


Here are the 2008 Golden Teddy Award Nominees. The Golden Teddy Awards are brought to you by Teddy Bear Review magazine.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Individual Artist

Undressed, 5 inches and under:
Jack by Samantha Potter, Mary Myrtle Miniatures
Little Eliza by Jennifer Johnson-Bunn, Three O'Clock Bears
Knut with his child comforter by Erika Knirsch, Crunchy Bears
Peek-a-Boo! by Dona Griffin, Donna & the Bears
Whitford by Laraine White
Sleepy Bear Cub "Choco-Ball" by Kumiko & Masaru Nakano, Ma'Sal Creations

Dressed/Accessorized, 5 inches and under:
Pollyanna by Ruth Bowman
Rachael by Samantha Potter, Mary Myrtle Miniatures
Marina by Berta Hesern-Minten, ThReAdTeDs
Milo by Tracey Smith
Laura Mae by Judy M. Scott, Cubby B & Friends
Beppo by Christine Pike, Christine Pike Bears

Undressed, over 5 and under 14 inches:
Spencer by Christine Pike, Christine Pike Bears
Old Mellow by Lisa Rosenbaum, Oz Matilda Bear Company
Kade by Tammy Wamboldt, Beckoning Bears
Happy by Judi Paul, Luxembears
Byron by Alison McKee, eTeddys
Kaja by Silvia Gilles

Dressed/Accessorized, over 5 and under 14 inches:
I've Got Mail by Laraine White
Victoria by Christy Firmage, Christy's Bears
Cupid by Isabelle Lee, Bear Studio Inc.
Claire by Donna Griffin, Donna & the Bears
Dixie by Bonnie E Foster, The Kids & Teddy Too
Otis by Karen Salton, Rufnut Teddys

Undressed, 14 inches and over:
Rapael by Jennifer Johnson-Bunn, Three O'clock Bears
Snickerdoodle by Alison McKee, eTeddys
Sterling by Tami Eveslage, Tami Eveslage Original Teddy Bears & Dolls
Chocolate Thunder by Judi Paul, Luxembears
Travis by Yvonne Andrew for Bebbin Bears
Tok by Sherry Shepardson, Sherr-Bear

Dressed/Accessorized, 14 inches and over:
Muriel by Kerrie Mouat, Best Dressed Bears
Ice King by Martha Burch, Martha's Bears
Mrs. Nieman & Marcus by Diana Ussery, Diana's Merry Bears
Adela by Eun-Sook Ma, Mina Bear
Baylee by Cathy Lynn Forcino
Slider by Karen Salton, Rufnut Teddys

Soft Sculpture/Plush Animals – All Other Non-Bear Plush/Soft Sculpture Animals:
Red Panda by Silvia Gilles
Aviva by Ellen Borggreve, Ellen Borggreve Design
Walter by Shelly Allison, "The Rabbit Maker"
Jambi, A Young Organgutan by Jane Martin, Doodlebears
Siberian Girl by Judi Paul, Luxembears
Ava (Chihuahua Puppy) by Krista Griffiths

Needle-Felted/Sculpted Animals – All Animals, including Bears:
North Meets South: High Five! by Roberta Kasnick Ripperger, Creative Design Studio
Ginger by Patricia Knight for Zada Creations
Charlie by Janine Galante, CTE LTD.
Wind Spirit by Patricia E Bierer, Bierer's Bears

Manufacturer

Undressed or Dressed, 5 inches and under:
Jimmy & Gibblets, Bearington Collection
Zoo Bears, Gund Inc.

Undressed, over 5 and under 14 inches:
William & Henry, Brothers in a Tin, Steiff North America
Sidney, Gund Inc.
Baby Buster, Bearington Collection

Dressed/Accessorized, over 5 and under 14 inches:
Linda by Dustin Brache, Settler Bears
Pippen Pumpkinseed, Bearington Collection
Silver Bells, Steiff North America
Teach Me Princess, Gund Inc.

Undressed, 14 inches and over:
Sebastian, Steiff North America
Marlowe, Gund Inc.
Victoria by Hildegard Gunzel, PPM Hildegard Gunzel
Huggles, Bearington Collection

Dressed/Accessorized, 14 inches and over:
Grace by Dustin Brache, Settler Bears
Beary Holiday, Bearington Collection
Duncan the Trademark Button Bear, Steiff North America

Soft Sculpture/Plush Animals – All Other Non-Bear Plush/Soft Sculpture Animals:
Mr. Hopkins, Steiff North America
Cooper, Bearington Collection
Hawkeye, Gund Inc.
Einstein by Hildegard Gunzel, PPM Hildegard Gunzel

Tableaux:
Snow Princess by Judi Paul, Luxembears
The Sorcerer's New Apprentice by Beverly White, Happy Tymes Collectibles
I Love Mammy by Eun-Sook Ma, Mina Bear
Whose Little Baby is so Pretty by ByungHwa Ahn
My Baby by Yuk Oae Park, Baccana Teddy
Just a Quick Catnap by Aiko Kawamoto, AICO Bear


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