Creative Play Awards 2021 now open for entries as the event returns for the 14th year running

The Creative Play Awards 2021 is now open for entries, recognising the best creative toys, games, books, and resources available for young children, and supporting learning through creative play.

Despite the challenges of last year, the awards witnessed a record number of entries received in 2020, encouraging high hopes for an even greater number as it makes its return for the 14th year running this year.

Testing will take place in early autumn, with products independently tested by parents, childcarers, home educators, early years, nursery and primary school settings, with winners featured in the Winter issue of Creative Steps, the awards organiser’s published title with more than 65,000 readers.

Winners and Highly Commended were selected across 25 categories in last year’s Creative Play Awards, with triumphant companies including the likes of VTech, Ravensburger, John Adams, and Addo Play among others.

Check out more information on this year’s awards by visiting or accessing an entry form by contacting John Hopley –

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