Online voting for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2022 is now open, which provides an opportunity for consumers to select their favourite new outdoor products. Outdoor enthusiasts can vote for their favourite finalists HERE
This is the final stage of the awards process following over 90 entries being received and as in previous years all products entered were on display at the Outdoor Trade Show, the UK’s largest outdoor trade exhibition, held at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The finalists for each of the ten categories were shortlisted by a panel of expert judges from the outdoor industry.
This year the categories included a new addition ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ which attracted some interesting entries. Other categories included accessories, backpacks, camping equipment, climbing, clothing, tech accessories, footwear, sleeping, tents.
The judging panel includes key journalists and retailers. Judges included Nick Hallissey, Deputy Editor, Country Walking, Alex Roddie, Editor, Sidetracked and contributing editor, TGO, Tina Collins, Editor, TentLife, Iain Duff, Editor, Camping, Ben Weeks, Senior Writer, Trail, Harriet Cavill, Buyer/Merchandiser, Ellis Brigham and Gary Fine, Category Manager, SportPursuit.
Promotion of the finalists and the opportunity for the public to vote will be done through our partners’ databases and will be hosted online as in previous years. Current partners include Trail, Country Walking, SportPursuit and TentLife with more to be announced shortly and will comprise of a database of around 1 million opted-in consumers
Online voting will remain open until the August 19, and the winners of each category will be officially announced at the Outdoor Industries Association’s (OIA) Annual Conference & AGM in Sheffield on September 7, 2022. After the awards ceremony, news of the winners will be shared via various trade and consumer channels.
For further information about the awards, please visit the OIA website here