Outdoor toy firms are being urged to get their entries in to this year’s Outdoor Playtime Awards before the submission window closes on May 1st.
With a judging panel headed up by UK YouTube toy sensation, Beau of Beau’s Toy Farm, the Awards offer brands the chance to be part of a definitive top ten of must have toys for summer 2015.
Beau will be joined in his role as judge by Fun Kids Radio presenter, Bex Lindsay and Toyologist Peter Jenkinson.
Fun Kids will be on hand to announce the shortlist of finalists and the ten winners in June, as well as talk-up the judging day in The Club with Bex. Fun Kids Radio will be regularly sharing editorial pieces regarding the Awards and entrants and the event will be promoted the more than 30,000 readers of its weekly newsletter.
Meanwhile, Beau will put together a unique video for his YouTube channel as well as a number of one-off reviews of his favourite toys from the Awards.
The list of toys will then be made available to a number of print media outlets ahead of the school summer holidays.
“We have already received a great number of entries from brands including Hasbro, Re:Creation and Playmobil – this is further proof that this category of toy really does deserve its own Awards, as there is so much breadth to it,” said Lesley Singleton, Playtime PR, co-founder of the awards.
“And there’s still just enough time for brands to submit their games, blasters, ride-ons, climb-ons, etc…if it gets kids outside, we want to know about it.”
Entry closes on May 1st. One winner in each category will make it onto the must have list of ten products.
The categories are:
- Climbing & Adventure
- Sport & Splash Fun
- Outdoor 'Board' Games
- Flying Toys
- Preschool Outdoor Play
- Battle & Blaster Toys
- Houses, Tents & Hideaways
- Nature & Science
Full details of how to enter can be found at www.outdoorplaytimeawards.co.uk