The 2023 Progressive Preschool Awards are now open for entries!

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.

Speaking about the 11th Progressive Preschool Awards, Rob Willis, Director of Max Publishing, which owns and organises the awards said:

“After the success of the 10th anniversary last year and our move to the Royal Lancaster London, we’re really excited to fire the starting gun on the 2023 awards.”


“We know there have been some amazingly innovative new launches over the past 12 months and some strong retail activity within the preschool sector, so we’re looking forward to giving the judges a mammoth task when it comes to the validation process,” added Jo Pilcher Publication & Event Manager.


The awards have already garnered support from a host of companies which are on board as sponsors. These are: Amscan, Aykroyds, Azaria, BBC Studios, The BTHA, Grapevine, Good Baby Guide, Harrogate International Nursery Fair, Hasbro, Jazwares, Joie, Juratoys, Misirli, Online4Baby, Paramount, Penguin Ventures, Poetic Brands, Rainbow Designs, Redan Publishing, The Insights Family, Toy Fair, Toymaster, Trixie, Walker Books,  and WildBrain CPLG.