The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) has launched the 2019 UK Outdoor Industry Awards, which are now open to entries from the brands across the UK outdoor industry until 22 June 2018.
All products entered will be initially displayed to over 1,000 visitors at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), the UK’s largest outdoor trade exhibition, on 3-5 July, where a panel of experts will select the finalists in each category. The finalist products will then be displayed to over 90,000 consumer visitors at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show in February 2019, allowing them to vote for their favourites in person, as well as online.
The 2018 Awards received 102 entries across the ten categories, as well as a great amount of media coverage and over 2,000,000 impressions on social media, before the panel of expert judges (including specialist outdoor retailers and journalists), proclaimed Katadyn’s BeFree bottle as the overall ‘product of the year’ at the OIA Conference in March.
Award categories include accessories, backpacks/travel, luggage/bags, camping equipment, climbing equipment, clothing, footwear, sleeping, tents/awnings, family products and digital products.
For further information and to download the entry form, visit www.theoia.co.uk/awards