May 2009 | Vol. VIII - No. 5
Submit Your Products for TDmonthly Awards
Winners to be Announced in Early Fall 2009
TDmonthly Magazine is excited to announce open submissions for its annual awards program, which recognizes superior products in the toy industry via TDmonthly’s Top Toy, Top Seller, Classic, Innovations and In the Lab awards!
As the No. 1 online trade resource for the specialty toy industry, ToyDirectory/TDmonthly is committed to honoring products that exhibit exceptional quality, play value, safety and other factors that help shape independent toy stores and positively influence children. (Access TDmonthly’s Specialty Toys Report, “Positive Toys for a Promising Future,” to see previous award winners.)
Submissions are evaluated based on multiple criteria, including play value, safety, price point vs. quality, aspects of social or environmental awareness, best-seller status in specialty stores, and review from retailers, consumers, experts and/or TDmonthly staff. Winners for this product call will be announced in August/September 2009.
Please see submission deadline and other guidelines below.
There is no fee to submit for TDmonthly Magazine’s awards program. Companies may submit up to three products and must provide the following for each, by Monday, June 22:
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When you complete the online submission form for each product, it will ask that you send an image of the product via email. Here are the guidelines for the images, which we must receive in order for your product to be considered:
What kinds of toys have a good chance for a TDmonthly award?
TDmonthly considers the following criteria when evaluating product submissions:
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Writer's Bio: Julie L. Jones has written articles for both newspapers and magazines. Before joining the staff of TDmonthly Magazine, she worked as a communications writer and provided editorial support for a market research company. Read more articles by this author
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