A round-up of some the upcoming important industry awards with deadlines, so you don’t miss out!

Progressive Preschool Awards

Having celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2022, the prestigious awards are returning to the Royal Lancaster London this November to celebrate the industry, in what is set to be a true highlight of the preschool calendar yet again.

The awards, which are free to enter, aim to recognise and celebrate excellence across both product and retail, with special accolades also covering marketing and individual excellence.

A dedicated online portal makes it super easy to enter across all categories including Retail, Product, Marketing & Communications, Wholesaler/Distributor and Outstanding Achievement categories.

All product categories will be judged by an extensive panel of retailers, while the retailer and marketing award categories will be assessed by a panel of industry experts.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 28 June.

Dads are influencing and making more purchasing decisions than ever before. Yet, despite baby and toddler brands now recognising the importance of their opinion, according to Dadsnet research, 93% of dads still feel that marketing and advertising is aimed at mums.

Championed by everyday dads, accompanied by their children, the Dadsnet Awards are highly respected in the industry. Growing year on year, the awards are driven by a group of serious ‘dad testers’ who spend hours putting each entry through its paces so that only the very best will come out on top.

With multiple categories across travel, nursery, feeding, baby, toys, bath time and more – there are plenty of opportunities for brands to get involved. 

Entries for the highly respected annual product awards opened on 8th May 2023 and close on 16th June 2023 with a deadline for sending products in for testing on 30th June.  Public voting will then take place and finally, the awards will be given at a virtual ceremony.

Find out more and enter your product today!

The Baby Products Association 2023 Concept & Innovation Awards are now open and anyone with an exciting new baby product invention is invited to submit an entry.

Are you a company planning to launch an exciting new product later this year? Or a parent who has come up with a solution to a problem you experienced with your own baby? Or maybe you are an innovator who has seen parents struggling and thought of a great product idea to help. Over the years, winners of the Baby Products Association Concept & Innovation Awards have included all of these – and numerous great products are now on the market as a result.

Entries are invited from anyone with an interesting and unique baby product idea – this could be from companies already working in the sector, mumpreneurs (or dadpreneurs!), to college and university students – the only criteria is that the product must not be launched into the market place prior to the trade show in October.

Entry is completely free. 
Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of expert judges; whilst three finalists will be invited to attend Harrogate International Nursery Fair from 15th to 17th October 2023 where the winners will be chosen and announced.
Simply download the ENTRY FORM, complete and return to Julie Milne at julie@b-p-a.org no later than 12 noon on 18th August 2023.

More information about this award can be found on the website at www.b-p-a.org