UK OUTDOOR INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020 – ENTRY FORM

For further information please contact
marta.williams@theoia.co.uk  Tel.  0161 498 6159

WHO CAN ENTER?

Any company / brand with a NEW Outdoor Recreation product launched and available to trade from June 2019 and which has not entered the UK Outdoor Industries Awards in 2018. Innovation & popularity are a key criteria for the awards, and the product must come from the forward selling collections, however new range evolutions of existing products are eligible for entry.

TIMETABLE OF AWARDS

Deadline for Entries: 26th June 2019

Entries Display: During OTS 2019: 9th – 11th July 2019

Finalists’ Judging: During OTS 2019: 9th – 10th (am) July 2019

Finalists’ Announcement: During OTS 2019  –  10th July 2019 at 6pm (maximum of 4 finalists per category)

Finalists’ Product Display: Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020

Consumers’ Vote For Winners: Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020 and online public voting

Winners’ Announcement: OIA Conference – March 2020

FINALISTS JUDGING PANEL

The judging panel will be comprised of experts from the outdoor industry and will include key journalists and retailers as well as visitors to the OTS show.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Innovation & Popularity are the main criteria for the awards, as well as:

Functionality
Workmanship
Ergonomics
Choice of materials
Environmental friendliness
Safety
Commercial viability

THE PRIZE:

Finalists: Finalists logo and board

Winners: Winners Trophy, logo and board

Winner & Finalist logo can be used in all advertising and POS material. As long as the product is available to the market, you can add the tag line ‘Winner/Finalist of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2020’

RULES

  1. All entries must be made on the form below
  2. All entries must be supported by ONE jpeg picture (1MB – 4MB maximum size)  + 100 WORD MAXIMUM description that relates to the criteria. Entries that do not fulfil this criteria will not be entered.
  3. All entries will need to post/deliver to OTS a sample of the product to be displayed at the Awards Display Area during the show:
  4. You will need to post/deliver to the OTS organisers office a sample of the product.
    1. To arrive before the 4th July 2019 to Marta Williams, MCS, Moss Nook House,  6-8 Trenchard Drive, Manchester, M22 5NA
      Or
      To arrive on the 7th July 2019 to Marta Williams, Organisers Office, Outdoor Trade Show 2018, Event City, Phoenix Way, Manchester, M41 7TB
    2. Samples can be collected from the organisers office on the 11th July 2019 after 4pm.
  5. This is at the entrant’s cost and failure to deliver the sample may prevent you for being considered for the Awards.
  6. Entries received after the official closing date will not be accepted. The decision of the judging panel will be final.
  7. All entries will be treated in strictest confidence.
  8. In submitting an entry, companies confirm that the product entered is their sole property and does not infringe or utilise the intellectual patent or other rights of any other organisation or person.
  9. It is assumed that all necessary permissions and licenses from third parties have been obtained
  10. Entrants will need to fill in the declaration below.
  11. Categories can be cancelled at the organisers’ discretion.
  12. Entries can be switched to an alternative or more relevant category at the organisers’ discretion.
  13. Finalists will be contacted directly with instructions about sending products to the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020 for display.

The cost to enter a product into the UK Outdoor Industry Awards is:

1 Entry:

£160 + VAT per entry for OIA Members, OTS 2019 exhibitors and Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020 exhibitors. Cost for any non-members / non-exhibitors is £200+VAT.

3+ Entries:

£99 + VAT per entry for OIA Members, OTS 2019 exhibitors and Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020 exhibitors. Cost for any non-members / non-exhibitors is £150+VAT.