OutDoor Awards 2015 Open for Applications
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – As of immediate effect, all manufacturers, designers, developers, importers, sales organisations and dealers can submit their new products for the 10th OutDoor Industry Award.
Anyone can take part, regardless of whether the company or designer has a stand at OutDoor 2015 from 15 to 18 July or not. This aspect underscores the neutrality of both the award and the judges on the panel who are not part of the trade-fair organisation.
The Outdoor award is presented in ten categories: apparel, shoes, backpacks/travel luggage, mountain-climbing equipment, camping equipment, sleeping bags, water sports, accessories, innovative materials and sustainable innovation. The closing date for applications is 16 June 2015 and any product can be entered that hasn’t been on the market for more than two years.
The award is organized by Messe Friedrichshafen, with the Deutsche Designer Club (DDC) on board too as another partner. After the positive experience gained the previous year, the DDC will chair the judges’ panel this year too. Six international judges with outdoor experience from the worlds of retail, media, industry and design will decide who is given the award. The six judges will spend two days looking at all the products and ideas submitted in detail, discussing their merits and then making their decisions.
The sought-after Awards and Gold Awards will be presented in Friedrichshafen based on nine criteria: Level of innovation, functionality, design, selection of materials, quality of the craftsmanship, sustainability, value, weight/pack size and added value. All the prize-winners will receive awards in a special ceremony. Companies from the outdoor industry can register their new products from immediate effect until 16 June 2015 at www.outdoor-industry-award.com.