BANTA Awards & Networking
The Baby Products Association has announced the opening of its 2018 Baby and Nursery Trade Awards (BANTAs); and all companies exhibiting at Harrogate International Nursery Fair are invited to enter products which they feel are a cut above the rest.
Julie James of the Association explains: “The BANTAs are judged by a panel of industry experts who all have in-depth knowledge of the nursery industry and excellent commercial awareness. The finalists and winners are chosen for a number of factors including consumer appeal, innovation, marketability, safety and value for money. The Awards provide visitors and buyers attending the show an indication of products which the judges consider are likely to do well in 2018.”
There are four categories in the BANTAs this year, which are kindly sponsored by Nursery Today magazine:
|HOME||High chairs, stair gates, cooker guards, tap guards, harnesses and reins, changing bags, mealtime accessories such as bottles, bowls, cutlery and soothers.|
|NURSERY||Cots, Moses baskets, changing units, sleep sacs, cot bumpers, bedding, mattresses, mobiles, nightlights, monitors, bed rails, bathing equipment and nappies.|
|TRAVEL||All groups of car seats, wheeled conveyances and travel systems, travel cots, infant carriers/slings, parasols and canopies, rain covers and sleep-shades, car seat accessories and pushchair accessories.|
|BEST NEW PRODUCT||Any new product which has launched to market after Harrogate International Nursery Fair 2017 and has not been seen at the show before.|
Entry is just £45 + VAT and must be received no later than 15th March 2018. Finalists will be asked to make a sample of their product available for judges to view at Harrogate International Nursery Fair by Saturday 24th March and the winners will be announced at 4pm on Sunday 25th March in the Seminar Theatre in Hall Q.
Entry forms can be downloaded from the website HERE.