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 in to 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 of 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.
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 Ive hit a brick wall, I can’t find anything in the UK thats open to us normal folk. HELP!
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