Last call for Toy Retailer of the Year Awards

Published on: 22nd November 2016

The deadline for entries is Friday 25th November.

Toy-Retailer-of-the-Year-AwardsThe Toy Retailer of the Year Awards for the UK and Ireland allow retailers to compete nationally in like-for-like categories. Self-nominations are permitted, together with nominations coming from a panel of nationwide industry experts.

This year, retailers have the opportunity to expand their entry by including up to three short testimonials from their suppliers as part of their entry wording.

To enter, retailers are invited to submit their entry online via the user-friendly online entry form:


A. Independent Toy Retailer of the Year
Category for independent toy retailers with no more than two stores

B. Specialist Multiple Retailer of the Year
• Specialist multiple retailer (up to 5 stores)
• Specialist multiple retailer (up to 30 stores)
• Specialist multiple retailer (over 30 stores)

C. General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year

D. Department Store Retailer of the Year

E. Online Toy Retailer of the Year

Best Overall Toy Retailer of the Year 2015 for UK and Ireland
Will be selected as overall winner from the winners of the other categories

Special Recognition Award
Judges have the ability to make a Special Recognition Award at their discretion after considering all entries. This is not a category for which retailers can actively submit an entry
Shortlisted retailers will be announced in December with the winners being unveiled alongside the Toy of the Year awards with the event taking place at Olympia London on Tuesday 24th January 2017 – the first night of Toy Fair.


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