To coincide with the Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) this weekend, online voting for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2020 is now open, which provides an opportunity for consumers to select their favourite new outdoor products. Votes can be placed via theoia.co.uk/awards/.


Not only can outdoor enthusiasts vote for their favourite finalists online (via the OIA and UKClimbing websites), but they will also be able to vote in person and see the products at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show in February (18th – 23rd), where the finalist products from all ten categories will be on display to almost 100,000 visitors at the NEC in Birmingham. To find out more information please visit our awards partner UKClimbing on their stand at KMF.


This is the final stage of the awards process, following 120 entries being received across ten categories. All products entered were on display and shortlisted by a panel of expert judges (including specialist outdoor retailers, journalists and gear testers) in July at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), the UK’s largest outdoor trade exhibition.


The 2020 judging panel includes the following retailers, journalists and gear testers; Robert Brigham (Managing Director, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports), Adrian Plumb (Senior Buyer, Tiso), Chris Townsend (Gear Tester, TGO), Iain Duff (Editor, Camping), Alan James (Director, UK Climbing & UK Hillwalking) and Graham Thompson (Gear Tester, Trail).

Visit http://www.theoia.co.uk/awards/ to see the the finalist across ten categories. 

Online voting will remain open until the 28th February, and the winners of each category will be officially announced at the Outdoor Industries Association’s (OIA) annual Conference & AGM in March 2020, taking place at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire. After the awards ceremony, news of the winners will be shared via various media publications for both the consumer and the industry.


For further information about the awards, please visit theoia.co.uk/awards/




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Editors: 

Online Voting URL:  

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/oia-awards-2020 - can be also accessed via the OIA website at www.theoia.co.uk/awards/

Disclaimer:  

Members of the public will be allowed to vote for one product from each category and submit their entry. Only one entry per email address will be allowed, and email addresses relating to the finalist’s brands (employees or sister companies from the same group) will not be counted.

For further information about the OIA contact:

Dave Bowler, Marketing & Communications: david.bowler@theoia.co.uk

General Enquiries: info@theoia.co.uk  

www.theoia.co.uk


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