Entering a Pet Product Awards competition is something I’ve been thinking of for a while. I had a bit of time today so I thought I’d look into it. I did a bit of research and came up with PATS – PAT Show UK. However and here’s the catch, you can only enter if you exhibit at their show, the next one being September 2017. The cost for this would be £1760 (inc VAT), so basically the cost of and privilege to have your products considered for an award.
Now yes, I could probably pay this and yes I’d get some publicity, but I can’t commit the time off from my dogs and kennels plus I’d have to make a lot of stock to exhibit, I’d have to buy stands and displays to show off my products and I’d actually not be making enough money to cover this.
I thought this was a real shame. If anyone is reading my blog and knows of a more easily accessible route then I’d love to hear from you.
My other business, DevDogz web design won an award, Best Web Design company Lincolnshire 2018. However, you have to know that the people giving the awards are just using you for marketing. So although I was happy to be recognised, I also knew I was just part of their SEO and marketing strategy.
Are there any smaller organisations that run awards schemes?
Upon doing a bit of research, as you do, its all a bit of a money spinner for the people who run the awards and what makes them so good anyway, I mean $500 to submit 1 product to Hot Diggity Awards? Woah, now hang on a minute, we’re here to make money not hand it over as easy as that for mega bucks! So I’ve hit a brick wall, I can’t find anything in the UK that’s open to us normal folk. HELP!
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