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Suppliers, Show us your Best

The BPMA is pleased to announce that it will be overseeing all entries to the Merchandise World Promotional Product Awards 2019. The Merchandise World Promotional Product Awards provide exhibitors with and promotional opportunities for the latest and most exciting products. New for 2019, all BPMA members can enter their first product into an award category free of charge. Additional products will be charged at £50+vat. For non-BPMA members to enter, the first entry will be £150+vat with additional product entries at £50+vat.


The entry process is slightly different this year. Entries must be received by Monday 19th November 2018, and should an entry be shortlisted the BPMA will contact you and request a product sample for the judging process. Results will be announced prior to Merchandise World in January 2019 to enable winners to promote their winning products before and at Merchandise World. Daniela Arena, head of education and best practice for BPMA said: “There are some great products out there and we want to make them award-winning. Winning awards for your products gives your business a great marketing and PR opportunity and helps your product and business stand out over others. As the saying goes, ‘you have to be in it to win it’ so we encourage all January 2019 Merchandise World exhibitors to take part. It’s easy to enter.”


Each of the 10 product award categories will have a Platinum, Gold and Silver, winner. They are:

  • Desk product of the year
  • Pocket product of the year
  • Executive product of the year
  • Edible product of the year
  • Eco product of the year
  • Promotional pen of the year
  • Promotional bag of the year
  • Technology product of the year
  • Most innovative product of the year
  • Textile product of the year


All shortlisted products will feature in Product Media magazine and on Sourcing City News. Winners will be notified prior to Merchandise World, so that they can feature winning products and the award logo in their marketing before the exhibition.


All Platinum, Gold and Silver award winners will be displayed with the supplier name, stand number and product description. Winners are notified prior to Merchandise World, so that they can feature winning products and the award logo on their stands. Platinum Award Presentations will be made on winners’ stands at Merchandise World on the first day (30 January 2019).


All winning products will feature in Product Media and on Sourcing City News. All winning products receive an ‘Award Winner’ logo which suppliers can use for their own marketing and promotional purposes before, during and after Merchandise World. Winners could ask catalogue groups who feature their products to the winner logo next to their product entries.

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