The gift industry’s biggest product competition is open for entries until 30 November. The GA is looking for the best products in gift and homeware across all 20 categories of the competition, and will announce the winners on the first evening of Spring Fair 2019.
Winners and highly-commended products are featured in the Winners Brochure, which is distributed at trade shows throughout the year and to GA retailer members.
The top prize, sponsored by Autumn Fair, is a free stand for the winner of the Judges’ Choice award. The organisers are keen to point out that it’s not just about winning. Nominating a product for a Gift of the Year award provides access to logos that can be used on websites, social media and in print. Products often find their way onto the GOTY social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram.
As well as the publicity that entering can provide, every entry is put before a panel of judges during the online stage of judging in December. This is a great way to get your product in front of buyers, some of whom ask to be put in touch with entrants to talk more about their products.
Interested parties can enter until the end of November by going to the GOTY website.