The Independent Toy Awards 2020 are now open for entry

The 2020 Independent Toy Awards, founded by the online directory Toy Shop UK, are now open for entry.

Championed as unique within the industry for being the only awards voted for by the nation’s independent toy retailers who list themselves for free on the directory, the awards are open to submission now.

Companies can submit unlimited products to as many categories as they like, with each entry costed at £125 with discounts available for multiple entries.

Gold, silver and bronze digital medal logos will be awarded to the three most popular toys in each category for unlimited use on packaging, catalogues, websites, trade stands, press releases and more. Runners up who obtain at least 10 per cent of any category’s votes will be awarded a “commendation” logo.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 26th. Find out more about the awards – and download an entry form – at

Categories in the 2020 Independent Toy Awards are: Advent Calendar, App Toys, Baby, Children’s Gifts, Collectable, Creative, Construction, Dolls, Eco, Educational, Electronic, Game (Action), Game (Board), Game (Card), Game (Educational), Game (Electronic), Jigsaws & Puzzles, Licensed, Music, Novelty, Outdoor, Pocket Money, Radio Controlled, Ride-On, Role Play, Soft, Special Needs, STEM/STEAM, Vehicles, and Wooden.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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