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Last chance for GOTY entries

Closing date for prestigious awards is noon tomorrow

THERE’S just over a day left to enter your product in the prestigious Gift Of The Year as the closing date is tomorrow, Wednesday December 17, at noon.

So you need to get cracking if you want to enter and put your products in front of major buyers such as John Lewis, Achica, Ocado, The National Gallery and many more, including successful independents and online retailers.
Organised by The Giftware Association with headline sponsors i2i Events, all entrants get exposure to the judging panel made up of 19 prestigious buyers, with V&A Enterprises Alison Cant, John Lewis’ Anna Rigby, Ocado’s Martin de la Fuente and Yvonne Carr from New Lanark Visitor Centre the new ones for 2015.
There are 21 award categories, including Card & Wrap, the new Festive & Season section, and Branded/Character, with one product set to win the ultimate title of Gift Of The Year 2015.
The criteria, full list of judges and entry forms are available on the website, and the first round of judging takes place between December 18 and January 4, then comes the call-forward of all shortlisted product samples and all Card & Wrap entries to be received by January 9.
On January 19 the second round judging takes place at the GA’s HQ in Birmingham, and the winners will be announced on Sunday, February 1, the opening day of Spring Fair at the NEC.
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