- May 14, 2018
- Posted by: Lauren Mackenzie
- Category: Association News
Following the success and exposure that the UK Outdoor Industry Awards have received over the past three years, the search is now on to find the next product of the year!
The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) has launched the 2019 UK Outdoor Industry Awards, which are now open to entries from brands across the UK outdoor industry. The entry form can be downloaded at www.theoia.co.uk/awards.
Following the same successful format as previous years, all products entered will be initially displayed to over 1,000 visitors at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS 2018), the UK’s largest outdoor trade exhibition, in July (3rd – 5th), where a panel of expert judges will select the finalists in each category. The finalist products will then be displayed within a dedicated area to over 90,000 consumer visitors at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show in February (19th – 24th) 2019, allowing them to vote for their favourites in person, as well as online.
The 2018 Awards received 102 entries across the ten categories, as well as a great amount of media coverage and over 2,000,000 impressions on social media, before the panel of expert judges (including specialist outdoor retailers and journalists), proclaimed Katadyn’s BeFree bottle as the overall ‘product of the year’ at the OIA Conference in March.
Award categories include Accessories, Backpacks/Travel Luggage/Bags, Camping Equipment, Climbing Equipment, Clothing, Footwear, Sleeping, and Tents/Awnings, Family Products, Digital Products.
For further information and download the entry form, please visit www.theoia.co.uk/awards.
For further information about exhibiting at OTS 2018, please contact the show organisers, MCS, on 0161 437 4634 or visit www.outdoortradeshow.com to download the booking form.