BlogOn Toy Awards will be held twice in 2024
The BlogOn Toy Awards will be held at both BlogOn Kids events. The summer awards will take place at the end of May and the winter awards will take place at the beginning of November.
We will once again have the kids choice winners as well as the influencers choice. Each category will see their favourites winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd and then the toy with the most votes overall will also win the Influencer’s Choice Award/Kid Influencer’s Choice Award.
To find out more, please read the FAQs below.
TOY AWARD CATEGORIES Summer 2024 – Open for entries until 30th April
For the Summer awards there are 24 different categories for the BlogOn Toy Awards:
- Baby and Toddler
- Primary School
- Secondary school
- Creativity and Crafts
- Family Games
- Play Pretend
- Plush and dolls
- Pocket Money (under £10)
- Ride ons
BlogOn Toy Awards T&Cs
Entry forms must be completed by midnight on 30th April 2024
Two samples of each entry must be received by 7th May 2024 (if you may struggle with this date please get in touch)
The address for samples can be found on your entry confirmation email.
Invoices issued for entries must be paid before 14th May 2024 for entries to be included.
All toys entered into the Summer BlogOn Toy Awards 2024 must be available to purchase in the UK on or before 30th May
BlogOn Toy Awards FAQS
When do the awards open for entries?
The BlogOn Toy Awards open for entry in February 2024
How much does it cost to enter the awards?
The BlogOn Toy Awards cost just £10 per entry. This admin fee helps to cover the cost involved in running the awards whilst ensuring that everyone can enter no matter what their marketing budget restrictions
When is the closing date for entries?
Entries close at midnight on 30th April 2024.
Will I need to send samples in? And if so, will I get them back?
You will need to send your samples. Your product cannot be considered for judging if the samples are not received. We cannot return any sample products.
Why do you need two samples?
When judging the awards we also take into consideration the packaging of the item. By asking for two samples we can display one in its packaging and one out of its packaging.
What do you do with the samples after the event?
The sample that we open is donated to charity if appropriate. If the sample can not be donated for whatever reason we look to rehome it in settings such as schools. If we can’t do that then we will find it a different home. We do not throw away any of the items donated unless absolutely necessary such as a one-use item.
The second sample that is still in its packaging is placed in a raffle at the event. This year the raffle will be in aid of the Toy Trust.
How will the awards be judged?
Entries will be judged at our events, by kids and parent influencers from around the UK
How do I know which category to enter?
Have a look at the list of categories. There may be several categories that suit the toy you wish to enter. You may enter your toy in as many categories as you like but you must send two samples per entry
I can’t decide which category to enter. Can I talk to someone on the BlogOn Toy Awards team?
Yes, of course! We’re more than happy to discuss which category is right for your toy. Please feel free to email Laura@Blogonuk.com
How many categories can I enter in the BlogOn Toy Awards?
You can enter as many categories as you wish. If you wish to enter multiple categories you must send two samples per product per category.
Does exhibiting at the event make a difference?
We have found that having your product available at the event does helps to increase the likelihood of an award.
My toy’s not on sale yet can I still enter it?
All toys entered into the BlogOn Toy Awards 2024 must be available to purchase in the UK on or before the event date AND you must be able to supply 2 samples of your product for testing a week before the event. If you have a new launch that will be on sale on for the date but you might have difficulties with the delivery date please get in touch. Your toy cannot be considered for judging if a sample is not received.
What happens if I win?
If you are shortlisted or judged to be a winner in the BlogOn Toy Awards 2024, you will be given a BlogOn Toy Awards 2024 digital badge and a certificate, which can be used for a range of marketing and packaging activities. All winners will also be featured in showcase editorial content on BlogOnUK.com, and supported by social-media promotion. We will also issue a press release to the trade.
When will I find out if I’ve won?
We will announce the winners on social media, and within a few days via email. A full list of winners will also be posted to the website and shared on our Instagram account.
Can I get feedback about my entry?
Due to the large size of the awards, we’re afraid we cannot provide individual feedback for any entries. If you want to know what attendees think of your product you should consider exhibiting at the event.
My question isn’t listed here. Who can I ask about it?
For all other enquiries, please contact the BlogOn Toy Awards Team Laura@blogonconference.com
If you would like to be added to the mailing list to find out more about the BlogOn Toy Awards and be notified when they open for entry please register your interest.