The Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015 – the event championing the best in outdoor activity toys – is now open for entry.
In a partnership between Toyology, Playtime PR and a panel of young toy experts, the awards will crown a selection of ten toys as the ‘must-haves for this summer.’
Headed by YouTube personality Beau of Beau’s Toy Farm, the panel will reveal its ten winning toys this June, ahead of the summer holidays.
Products will be awarded in ten categories, including:
- Climbing and Adventure
- Sport and Splash Fun
- Outdoor ‘Board’ Games
- Outdoor Tech Toys
- Preschool Outdoor Play
- Battle & Blaster Toys
- Houses, Tents & Hideaways
- Nature & Science
“These are the only awards dedicated to purely applauding the toys which get our kids up and out in the fresh air,” said awards co-founder and Toyologist, Peter Jenkinson.
“Our bank of mini play gurus will put the toys through their paces far better than us grown-ups can and we’ll really find out what makes them want to ditch the TV and tablets for some more active play in the great outdoors this summer.
“Having Beau on board is a real coup – not only will he lead the final judging in June, but he’ll also be involved in deciding the shortlist: he can’t wait to get his hands on all the entries and he’ll be charting his involvement through his various social media channels and YouTube, too.”
Playtime PR’s Lesley Singleton, added: “What’s really exciting here for brands and retailer is that the Awards will effectively reveal the ultimate shopping list for the summer holiday – ten key outdoor toys judged by the very people who have a whole lot of playtime to fill in the school holidays.”
A shortlist of five products per category will be taken forward to the final judging day in June when ten winner will be revealed. A video showcasing the judging process will be released on social media.
For further details, check out www.outdoorplaytimeawards.co.uk