PPS Awards 2016: Deadline Extended
PPS Awards 2016: Deadline Extended

The entry deadlines across all categories of the Progressive Preschool Awards have been extended, giving the industry an extra two weeks to submit entries.

The prestigious cross-category industry awards - all of which are completely free to enter - continue to highlight the dynamism and creativity found across the preschool industry.

The new Product Award deadline is Wednesday 17 August. Suppliers are encouraged to send in their very best ranges from the past year, to be judged by a diverse panel of retail buyers. To enter, simply send in a product sample, along with the official entry form, which can be downloaded here.

Companies can enter as many product awards categories as they wish and may submit more than one entry in each category. Each entry or range may consist of up to five items.

The Retail Awards recognise the entire market, with awards for independent, major and online retailing. Retailers can (and should!) nominate themselves via this online entry form, while suppliers are also urged to nominate retail partners. The extended deadline for the retail awards is Wednesday 12 August.

The Wholesaler/Distributor Award and the Marketing Award are open to everyone involved in the preschool industry. Nominations should be made via the linked online entry forms, before Wednesday 12 August.

Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Award should be emailed to Rob Willis before Wednesday 12 August. 

Headline sponsor of the PPS Awards 2016 is GfK Retail Technology, while the PR partner is Bump PR. The full sponsor line-up includes Misirli, Rainbow Designs, Tomy Europe, East Coast Nursery, Golden Bear, Smart Toys & Games, BBC Worldwide, DHX Brands, Nickelodeon, Harrogate International Nursery Fair, Cheeky Rascals, MIPR Global and Redan Publishing.

The awards will be presented at a lavish lunchtime event, held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Thursday 10 November 2016.