The application process for the 2014 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards is now open.
Retailers can compete nationally in like for like categories and can apply in more than one, if applicable. Self-nominations are permitted, together with nominations coming from a panel of industry experts.
The categories are as follows:
Independent Toy Retailer of the Year - an independent toy retailer with no more than two stores OR an indie that runs no more than two toy departments within a larger store
Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year - up to five stores, up to 30 stores and over 30 stores
General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year - for non specialist toy retailers with toy departments or aisles. This category includes entries from supermarkets, grocers and department stores
Online Toy Retailer of the Year - companies can enter this category if their main business is through online sales OR if there are online toy sales which complement main store retailing. This category will be judged on the toy offering of the website alone
Best Overall Toy Retailer of the Year 2014 UK & Ireland - will be selected from the winners of the other categories
Special Recognition Award - judges have the ability to make a Special Recognition Award at their discretion after considering all entries. This is not a category for which retailers can actively submit an entry.
Entry into the Toy Retailer of the Year awards has been designed to be a straight forward online process. Simply click on this link. Applications should be supported with photos.
Shortlisted retailers will be announced in December, with the winners being unveiled alongside the Toy of the Year Awards on Tuesday, January 20th 2015 at the Science Museum in London's South Kensington.
Enquiries about the Toy of the Year and Retailer of the Year awards should be directed to Matt Jones at the BTHA.