Toy Awards Round-Up

Published on: 28th February 2012

There are numerous awards which toy companies can enter, and we’re always being asked if we have a list of all the different options and how to apply. We didn’t… up until now! Our good friends at Publicity Oxford recently put together a comprehensive list of the main awards and how to find out more about each event, and they have kindly allowed us to reproduce the list below. Thanks Catherine!

Best New Toys
Deadline: October
Announcement: January   

Toy Industry Awards/Toy of the Year
Deadline: N/A
Announcement:  January

ToyShopuk Twitterwards
Deadline: January
Announcement: January

International Toy Fair
Deadline: December
Announcement:  February

The Giftware Association
Gift of the Year
Deadline: December
Announcement:  February

Toyology Awards
Deadline: March
Announcement:  April

Loved by Parents
Loved by Parents
Deadline: January
Announcement:  June

Practical Pre-School
Practical Preschool Awards
Deadline: May
Announcement:    September

Licensing Source book/Spring Fair
The Licensing Awards
Deadline: May
Announcement:  September

Carol Burton
Top Toys Awards.
Deadline: May
Announcement: September

Evergreen Consultancy
Rainbow Awards
Deadline: end of August
Announcement: 28th September 2012

Huckleberry Media
Toy Talk Awards
Deadline: September
Announcement:    October

Dream Toys
Deadline: N/A
Announcement:  October

Toy Shop UK
Independent Toy Awards
Deadline : N/A
Announcement: Novemeber

Bauer Media
Mother & Baby Awards
Deadline: 31st May
Announcement:  November

Bubbles Publishing
Creative Play Awards
Deadline: September,
Announcement: November

Immediate Media
Pracatical Parenting & Pregnancy Awards
Deadline: To be confirmed
Announcement: To confirmed



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