The entry process of the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards for 2018 is now closed.

Every application requires a separate & relevant entry. The judging panel reserve the right to move your entry to the appropriate category if it is deemed an entry has been entered into the wrong category.

Retailer Award categories are listed below for your information. Entries for the 2019 competition will open again in late October 2019.

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year

You may enter this category if you are;

* An independent toy retailer with a single store

Criteria judged in this category:

1. Customer experience
2. Customer service
3. Staff knowledge
4. In-store promotions
5. Breadth of range offered
6. Any key additional information

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year

This category is for multiple toy retailers which specialise in toy retail. Categories available for entry are;

Specialist Multiple retailers with 2 – 29 stores
Specialist Multiple retailer with 30 stores or more

Retailers in this category should enter based on their business size.

Criteria judged in this category:

1. Customer experience
2. Customer service
3. Staff knowledge
4. In-store promotions
5. Any key additional information

General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year

This category is for non-specialist toy retailers with toy departments or aisles.

This category includes entries from supermarkets / grocers.

Criteria judged in this category:

1. Customer experience
2. Customer service
3. Percentage of the year toys feature as a main promotion in store
4. Any Key additional information

Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year

This category is for department stores with toy departments or aisles.

Criteria judged in this category:

1. Customer experience
2. Customer service
3. Percentage of the year toys feature as a main promotion in store
4. Any Key additional information

Online Toy Retailer of the Year

Companies can enter this category if the main business is through online sales OR if there are online toy sales which compliment main store retailing. This category will be judged on the toy offering of the website alone.

Criteria judged in this category:

1. Layout
2. Image Quality
3. Product Information
4. Additional features, including any other key information

Best Overall Toy Retailer of the Year 2018 for UK & Ireland

Picked as overall winner from the winners of the other categories.

* Judges Special Recognition Award

Judges have the ability to make a Special Recognition Award at their discretion after considering all entries. This is not a category for which retailers can actively submit an entry. If two companies are on equal points on the shortlist the other factors that will be considered are: percentage of market sales, supplier relations and contribution to the industry at large.