ICTI Annual Award
In 2003, ICTI instituted an annual award to honor nonprofit organizations in its member countries that work to ensure the welfare of children around the world. The award is presented to a childcare NGO or institution that is nominated by the toy association hosting that year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The award recipient must meet the following selection criteria:
- Is a non-profit organization;
- Is focused on childcare or carries on childcare or child welfare programs;
- Has achieved national or international recognition; and
- Does not have any political or economical implications.
Championed by Salvador Miro of the Spanish Toy Association, a committee consisting of delegates from Canada, Australia and Spain drew up guidelines for the award program. The statuette that is given to each award recipient—which was also designed by the Spanish Toy Association—is a windmill featuring four sails, each representing the home continents of ICTI members.