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Progressive Preschool Awards

The Progressive Preschool Awards

The Progressive Preschool Awards 2018 are open for entries! Now in its sixth year, the PPS Awards recognise and reward excellence in product, retailing and marketing in the preschool sector.


The Marketing Award is a very special award that celebrates amazing marketing campaigns at trade or consumer level. This award is judged by a panel of hugely experienced marketing experts. It is not judged on how much money was behind it, but judged on it’s planning, execution, and measured success.

Details on how to enter are included on the form, here.
(Word document version here).




The product awards are totally free to enter and judged by major and independent retail buyers, including experts from The Entertainer, Mothercare, John Lewis, Tesco, Asda, Bentalls, Toymaster, to name just a few of the large judging panel.

The Product Award Categories are as follows:

Best Preschool Apparel or Accessories Range, Best Preschool Toy Range, Best Preschool Development or STEM Range, Best Preschool Reading or Writing Range, Best Preschool Home or Furniture Range, Best Preschool Mobility Range, Best Preschool Gift Range, Best Preschool Essentials Range, The Innovation Award.

The product, or range needs to be new and at retail between July 2017 and July 2018. You can enter up to five products in a range, but as many ranges as you like. Simply send a sample of each product or range you would like to enter, along with the completed entry form to: The Progressive Preschool Awards 2018, Max Publishing Ltd, United House, North Road, London N7 9DP.


Retailers are the life-blood of the sector, be they major, online or independent stores. The PPS Awards champion these retailers, and celebrate their successes. Retailers may nominate themselves, or be nominated by suppliers.

Simply complete this form.
(Word document version here).
Entries may also be emailed to us.



This very special award is given to a person who has achieved incredible things within the preschool aged product and retail sector. They may be junior, senior, male or female – it is all about outstanding achievement! To nominate someone, please email in confidence to Rob Willis.


For any queries regarding the PPS Awards, please contact one of the team:

Rob Willis:
Jacqui Parr:
Samantha Loveday:
John Barry:


These prestigious trade awards will culminate in a lavish lunchtime event at The Dorchester Hotel in London on 8 November. The awards are attended by over 400 suppliers, retailers and industry pioneers from across the preschool aged sector.

To book tickets, or a table for the PPS Awards ceremony please contact:

Clare Davies, Createvents Ltd

Tel: 0118 3340085  E mail:

To see the 2017 awards photo gallery, click here.
To see the 2017 awards brochure, click here.


For a flavour of what it’s like to attend, see below: