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Bologna Licensing Award

Also on 2020, although the actual emergency condition, Bologna Licensing Trade Fair reconfirmes the Bologna Licensing Award for the forth year, the only Award for the Licensing Industry. This is a recognition aimed at the best licensing project developed during the previous year and which covered the PRE-SCHOOL, KIDS, TEEN and ADULT targets, as well as special mentions for RetailFashion and the Best Property of the Year. Two awards for the Promotion category were inaugurated in 2019. For this year, the novelty is the introduction of a brand new award, which is the Best Licensed Publishing Project, addressed to the evergreen liaison between publishing and licensing.


In 2019 the awards were decided by a high-level jury that is transversal to the rich licensing industry, ranging from publishing to sector research, to entertainment. Below are the names and profiles of the three experts who will select the Bologna Licensing Award 2020.


All the awards are related to what happened on 2019.




  • Best Pre-school Licensing Project Award (0 - 6 y.o.)
  • Best Kids Licensing Project Award (6 - 10 y.o.)
  • Best Teen Licensing Project Award (11 - 16 y.o.)
  • Best Adult Licensing Project Award ( 16/18+ y.o.)
  • Special Retail Award
  • Special Kids Fashion Award (0 – 12 y.o.)
  • Special Adult Fashion Award (+16 y.o.)
  • Property of the Year (2019)
  • Best Licensed Promotion/Loyalty Campaign Award (reserved to Promotion Companies)
  • Best Licensed Kiosk Product Award (reserved to Promotion Companies)
  • Best Licensed Publishing Project

The 2020 Jury

Cecilia Padula
Senior Director Programming Multibrand, ViacomCBS Italia

bettina Cecilia Padula has a long experience in the television, media and entertainment business having worked for several important media companies, where she took care of the content area following productions, acquisitions and programming. Her career in the media industry began in Multitematique (Canal +) to continue in Jetix, Turner (Warner Media Group) and Boing Spa. During her course, Cecilia followed important startups such as the launch of the Kids Channel Cartoonito (in Italy a joint venture between Tuner and Mediaset ), which has become shortly the reference point for preschool audience on FTA channels in Italy, and that of GXT (Jetix srl) for the young adults audience.
She joined Viacom Italia on 2016. Since then, Cecilia has dealt with all the editorial activities of the Kids Channels (Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Teen Nick) and Mtv brands until she has become responsible for the development and coordination of programming strategy of all the ViacomCBS Italia channels’ brands, including Super!, the FTA children’s channel for children 4-14, the latest group’s acquisition.


Federica Pitascio
TV Programming and Marketing Manager, Rai Ragazzi

Luca Federica Pitascio is the TV Programming and Marketing Manager at Rai Ragazzi, dealing with the programming strategy of Rai Yoyo and Rai Gulp TV channels. She follows the management of the tv scheduling she coordinates the marketing and promotion activities of Rai Ragazzi branch.
He has twenty years of experience in the field of marketing and promotion in the television field, previously holding the role of Head of the Promotion and Communication Area of Rai 3, also following the activities related to commercial development and brand extension.
She was a Rai delegate for the Steering Group, devoted to the organization of the annual international Eurovision Connect conference on marketing and promotion in Public Service Broadcasters, and a member of the juries of Promax BDA, the international entertainment marketing association that brings together the main players of the industry, for the assignment of the Promax Awards.


Ivan Colecchia
Senior Vice President Global Development at Kidz Global

Daniela Ivan Colecchia is SVP Global Development at Kidz Global. A quantitative market research and consulting services specializing in children, teens and families orientated consumer markets, covering 44 countries in all continents. These researches are applied across an array of industry segments dealing with children orientated consumer markets including but not limited to Licensing, Toys & games, Video-Games, Entertainment, Digital Devices, Advertising, FMCG and Education.
Prior to join Kidz Global in 2011, Ivan has had over 20 years experience in market research, covering many areas from Kids to FMGC, Sports, Beauty, Restaurants. He is appreciated expert in Licensing and Kids business worldwide, and is frequently asked to speak at licensing and kids conferences.

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