Events & Contests

Check out the Chicago Toy and Game Fair’s Facebook page for a fun toy and game mashup contest. EVERYONE is invited to participate! Simply post your own creation – from a drawing, collage, computer-aided image, a short video you made, etc.; or, find a fun toy or game mashup on the internet; or, take a photo of something that’s a mashup idea (like the Dominoes Brownies on this site). Then, be sure to post your creations to the Chitag Facebook page.  Or, use our “Submit a Mashup!” link on the navigation bar.

At the end of November, David L. Hoyt will choose the winning entry and send the winner an autographed copy of his hit game, “WORD WINDER” (image at the bottom of this post)

Be sure to stop by and join in the fun!

Chicago Toy and Game Fair’s Toy Mash-Up Contest – Official Rules

How to Enter:
To enter to win Chitag’s Toy Mash-Up Contest (“Contests” or “Contest”), participants must follow the submission directions as described on (“the website”).  In general, participants may post their own creations – from a drawing, collage, computer-aided image, a short video, etc.; or, find a toy or game mashup on the internet; or, take a photo of something that’s a mashup idea.  The sole intent of the contest is the promotion of shared creativity and play generally related to toys and games.  Submissions will be judged by this highly subjective criteria.  For weekly contests, submissions must be posted by 8PM Central Time on Friday of each week.  Submissions for monthly contests must be submitted by 8PM of the last day of each calendar month.  All submissions may be automatically eligible for a grand prize at the conclusion of the contest.  There is no purchase necessary and purchase of any products connected to any managers or judges of the contest does not increase odds of winning.  There is no limit to the number of submissions per any single contestant.  All decisions by guest judges and/or managers of the contest are final.  Contest rules and terms are subject to change or termination without warning or notification.  Contest managers may remove from display or disqualify any submission at any time without notification.  Management reserves all rights.
Prizes will be announced on the website at the beginning of each contest period, but are subject to change without notification.  The prizes are non-transferable and may not be substituted or exchanged for cash value. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with prize. Odds of winning prizes depend on the number of entries received. Judges’ decision is final.  Additional prizes and additional methods of entry may be announced at any time.  Management reserves all rights, including to but not limited to right to change or terminate prize at anytime without notice.
 Eligibility Requirements:
Participation is open to the public in general, but void where prohibited.  Prizes for contest winners under the age of 18 must be claimed by a legal guardian. By their submissions, participants consent to having picture taken with representatives of; the use of name, photographs, and broadcast presentation in advertising, newspaper ads, television, internet and all advertising that the contest managers and affiliates deems appropriate.
Who is Ineligible:
Managers of the contest, as well as guest judges, their families and employees are not eligible.
By participating in the Contest, participants waive any and all claims of liability and holds harmless the Chicago Toy & Game Group and their affiliates, agencies, and their officers, agents, employees and members of their immediate families and any other acting on their behalf from any damages, injuries or other losses which relate directly or indirectly to this promotion. The Chicago Toy & Game Group and all managers and judges of the contest are not responsible for the content—including copyrights, trademarks nor any matter of creative ownership—of any submissions.