The product categories are open now for entries for this year’s celebration of the preschool industry, the Progressive Preschool Awards 2019.
The trade awards for the toy, nursery and preschool product and retail sector are now in their seventh year and are considered a benchmark of excellence throughout the industry; recognising and rewarding excellence in product, retailing and marketing throughout the preschool sector.
This year has seen an exciting reshuffle of the product categories, with new additions Best Infant Development Range and Best Kids’ Lifestyle Range added into the mix to reflect the changing market.
As always, product will be judged in person, by a panel of major and independent retail buyers, which has previously included experts from John Lewis, Bentalls, Mothercare, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Toymaster, Character.com and M&Co as well as a number of specialist independent retailers.
Entering product into the awards is simple and completely free – just complete this simple form and send it in along with a sample to be judged, in person, by the panel.
The closing date for product to be received for entry is Friday 5 July, 2019.
“The Progressive Preschool Awards will serve as an antidote to all the negativity, anxiety and uncertainty felt in the UK right now as they celebrate all the great things in our industry – and there are plenty – across both product and retail,” said Rob Willis, publishing director of Progressive Preschool.
“We urge all suppliers to submit as much product as they can,” he continued. “This is your industry celebration and we want to make this year’s event the best yet, so please do get entering!”
Winners will be announced at a lavish event in London this November, surrounded by over 400 suppliers, retailers and industry pioneers.
Information on how to enter the retail, marketing and special awards will be announced in the coming weeks.