Frequently asked questions: MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019

Got a question about entering the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019? Find the answer here

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We’re delighted to announce that the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019 are open for entries!

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Our annual, consumer-facing Toy Awards, judged by children as well as grown-ups, celebrate the best toys at every age and stage, from newborn to preteens. And our winners get showcase editorial coverage – with click-to-buy links – timed for publication at the peak of Christmas-gift search traffic.

Here is the full list of FAQs to help make entering the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019 as smooth and simple a process as possible…

Q) How do I know which category to enter?

A) 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 more than 1 category or, if you only want to enter 1 category, please pick the one that seems the most appropriate.

Q) I can’t decide which category to enter. Can I talk to someone on the MadeForMums Toy Awards team?

A) Yes, of course! We’re more than happy to discuss which category is right for your toy. Please feel free to email us at toyawards@madeformums.com

Q) How many categories can I enter in the MadeForMums Toy Awards?

A) You can enter as many categories as you like and you can enter the same product into more than 1 category. If you enter multiple toys, you will get your 3rd entry FREE and you will benefit from a 10% discount on your 6th entry, and a 20% discount on your 10th entry.

Q) How much does it cost to enter the awards?

A) The fee is £190 (plus VAT) per entry. If you enter multiple toys, you will get your 3rd entry FREE and you will benefit from a from a 10% discount on your 6th entry, and a 20% discount on your 10th entry.

Q) How do I pay for my entries?

A) All entries must be paid for online, using our secure online payment form. We accept Maestro, Mastercard, Switch, Visa, Delta, Connect, Visa Debit or Visa Electron only. We’re afraid we cannot accept cheques. Please note that entries will not be considered until full payment has been made.

Q) When is the closing date for entries?

A) Entries close at midnight on July 19th 2019.

Q) My toy’s not on sale yet? Can I still enter it?

A) All toys entered into the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019 must be available to purchase in the UK on or before September 31st 2019. If your product is shortlisted, you must be able to supply 3 samples of your product for testing in August 2019. Your toy will not be considered for judging if requested samples are not sent.

Q) I’m having problems using the online entry form. Who should I contact?

A) Please contact the MadeForMums Toy Awards Team at toyawards@madeformums.com.
 We’d be happy to help.

Q) Will I be told if my toy is shortlisted?

A) Yes. And, in order for your toy to be considered for judging, we will require you to send 3 samples of your toy. We anticipate that this will be in the first weeks of August 2019.

Q) Will I need to send samples in? And if so, will I get them back?

A) Yes, samples will need to arrive in early to mid-August. We will request three samples of all shortlisted products. Your toy will not be considered for judging if requested samples are not sent. We cannot return any sample product.

Q) How will the awards be judged?

A) Entries will initially be shortlisted by the MadeForMums Editorial team. Then our team of baby and child testers will judge all shortlisted toys, together with the MadeForMums Editorial team and invited child influencers and toy-industry experts

Q) What happens if I win?

A) you are shortlisted or judged to be a winner in the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019, you will be given exclusive rights to the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019 accredited logo, which can be used for a range of marketing and packaging activity. All winners will also be featured in showcase editorial content – with click-to-buy links – on madeformums.com in articles timed for publication at the peak of Christmas-gift search traffic, and supported by social-media promotion. For a full list of benefits, see the ‘Why enter?’ tab on our entry site.

Q) When will I find out if I’ve won?

The exact date for announcing winners is TBC – but will be early in October 2019.

Q) Can I get feedback about my entry?

A) Due to the large size of the awards, we’re afraid we cannot provide individual feedback for any entries.

Q) My question isn’t listed here. Who can I ask about it?

A) For all other enquiries, please contact the MadeForMums Toy Awards Team at toyawards@madeformums.com

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