You are here:HOME > Ambassadoll Awards
The Ambassasdoll(®)
"and the Doll goes to

Atlanta, Georgia – August 1, 2017
The Black Doll Affair
and Dana Hill (Mama Doll), Founder and Creator of
The Black Doll Affair,
are excited to announce its first ever doll industry award ceremonies!
The Ambassadoll(®) Awards
is accolade presented by The Black Doll Affair to recognize outstanding achievement in the living & toy doll industries. Like the similarly styled Grammys (for music), Emmys (for television), Academy Awards (for film), and Tonys (for theatre), The Ambassadoll Awards will showcase the efforts of an ethnically & culturally rich talent group in the doll industry - both in the United States and abroad. There is no nomination process, at least not publicly. Industry fans and professionals can nominate others and/or themselves by sending an email to: Nominations will be reviewed and considered, but not advertised, nor counted as ballots or votes. Privately, the list of nominees will be narrowed down by a committee put together by Mama Doll and winners will be selected by Mama Doll.


Via Instagram @ambassadolls and Twitter
@ambassadoll, winners will be announced and celebrated till the end of 2017. All winners will be invited to the very glam and utterly dolling inaugural Ambassadoll Awards red carpet ceremonies in Atlanta, GA. June 8 -10 2018. With a Winners Circle Parting Brunch taking place on Sunday, June 10th, which is World Doll Day. Continue to check this page for event details (hotel, time show location, etc,) updates

Statement from Mama Doll

"I'm thrilled to expand my Ambassadoll brand to include our Porcelain Pals (the non-black members and supporters of The Black Doll Affair).
After ten years of witnessing my living Dolls change the world in the most dolling and "pretty...philanthropic" ways; having partnered with so many unsung talented doll industry professionals (collectors, designers, bloggers, photographers, toy store owners, publications, etc,) from diverse ethnic backgrounds; I have realized a need in our industry for an awards show of this type that pays homage to those behaving dolling - like my Black Dolls AND those literally designing the landscape of our field. As The Black Doll Affair turns ten years old on December 17th, I knew this was the next adventure towards our dolling legacy. Plus, our industry needs something fun to do - Dolls have more fun!" - Mama Doll

In the spirit of the kickoff announcement of The Doll Awards
, Mama Doll hereby recognizes her favorite legend in the Doll industry, Barbie
Doll Photographer & Repaint Artist Leo Christian. At the top of his game, according to Mama Doll, Leo is not only a legend, but he sets the standard for those in his category! "Talent like Leo's is the reason and the essence I created The Doll Awards
", she said. Therefore, it is Mama Doll's honor to recognize Leo Christian as the first-ever recipient of The Doll Award

"And the (first ever) Ambassadoll goes to

Leo Christian
Photographer & Repaint Artist
Hometown: Jakarta Indonesia

Website: -
Instagram: - Pinterest:

Name of the Awards Show:
The Ambassadoll Awards
"And the Ambassadoll goes to..."

Social Sites:
Twitter: @ambassadoll
Email Nominations:

Award Appearance:
Annually, we'll select a doll designer to help us design our award and logo

Award Categories: *Subject
Outstanding Doll Dioramas

Visionary GameChanger Award
Awarded to a game-changing industry professional
Stacey Mcbride-Irby; Awardee

Legacy Award
Awarded for an industry professional's body of work

Outstanding Philanthropist
Awarded to a philanthropist outside of The Black Doll Affair Community
behaving m
ost dolling in their neighborhoods

Outstanding Doll Industry Executive

Outstanding Doll Art Graphic Designer

Outstanding Doll Illustrator

Outstanding Doll Retailer
Awarded to the retailer with the most diverse selection of dolls

Outstanding Baby Doll News Story:
Awarded to a child doing outstanding things in her community.

Outstanding Media Spotlight -
Awarded to a journalist who spotlights a doll industry story

Outstanding Doll Photography
Leo Christian; Awardee

Outstanding Doll Repaint Designer
Leo Christian; Awardee

Outstanding Doll Innovation

Outstanding Reborn Artist

Outstanding Doll Website

Outstanding Doll Collection

Outstanding Doll Clothes Designer

Outstanding Doll Maker

Outstanding Doll Editorial

Outstanding Doll Clubs

Outstanding Doll Exhibit/Convention

Outstanding Doll Shop: Online & offline

Outstanding Doll Museum

Outstanding Doll Publication

Outstanding Doll Blogger

Outstanding Doll of The Black Doll Affair

Outstanding Charitable Organization in support of the Doll Industry

Outstanding corporate organization in support of the Doll Industry

Black Doll Affair Member Awards
Outstanding Pretty Appearance
Most likely to be mistaken as a living doll

Outstanding Pretty...Philanthropic Behavior
Most likely to write a check for the cause or show up and be 100% involved.

Outstanding New Member

Outstanding Christmas Ambassadoll

The Black Doll Affair Hall of Famer
This award recognizes members constantly active and engaged for at least 7 years with The Black Dolls and their Affairs. Offline or online, through thick and thin, never taking a break, these members have shown an outstanding commitment in their pretty...philanthropic contribution of time, service and sisterhood.
Karen Grey; Awardee

Black Doll Affair Legend
Recognition of members or BDA donor/sponsors who have made an extraordinary & historic gesture towards The Black Doll Affair movement.

Most Fashionable
Most likely to arrive on the red carpet all dolled up!


Instagram: @ambassadolls | Twitter: @ambassadoll
Send a Nomination: