There’s only six days remaining for entries into the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2018.
Closing on Wednesday 28th June, the awards are still open for last minute entries from brands across the outdoor industry.
Outdoor Enthusiast Retailer is also thrilled to announce that Editor Tom Hutton is part of the 2018 panel of judges, who decide which products are finalists in the competition.
All products entered will be on display in a feature area at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), taking place on 11th – 13th July 2017, in front of over 1,000 retail visitors. Visitors to the show will be able to vote for their preferred product in each category during the first and second day of the show.
Finalists will be chosen by visitor votes and a panel of judges, which include our Editor Tom Hutton; Lee Bagnall, CEO of JD Sports Outdoor Division; Pete Holtmeyer-Cole, Senior Buyer (Outdoor Footwear and Equipment), Outdoor and Cycle Concepts; Anthony Greasby, Owner of Countryside Ski & Climb; Ben Weeks, News and Features Writer at Trail magazine; Will Renwick, Gear Reviewer and Staff Writer at The Great Outdoors (TGO) magazine; and Claire Carter, Writer, Filmmaker, Artistic Director at Kendal Mountain Festival and Engagement Officer at the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA).
Finalists for each category will be announced at the OTS Party on the 12th July and will then be displayed for consumers to see and vote for their favourite products at The Telegraph Travel Show in February 2018.
The winner of each category and overall product of the year will be announced at the annual OIA Conference in March 2018.
The categories of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards include: Accessories, Backpacks/Travel Luggage/Bags, Camping Equipment, Climbing Equipment, Clothing, Footwear, Sleeping, Tents/Awnings, Family Products and Digital Products.
For further information about the UK Outdoor Industry Awards, please visit www.outdoorindustriesassociation.co.uk/awards.