Innovation Award

The application deadline has expired: So, now we have to keep our fingers crossed for the many entries!

In order to do justice to the high innovative spirit and exceptional commitment of the baby and children's outfitting sector, Kind + Jugend traditionally confers the Innovation Awards for particularly outstanding product developments.

The Innovation Award is entering the second round.

It is up to the jury now: They have the difficult decision of nominating products for the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award 2016 from among the submitted entries and selecting the winners per category.

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Only registered exhibitors of Kind + Jugend are entitled to participate in the Innovation Award.

The competition is open to newly developed products and refined products that have been on the market no longer than one year (from 1 September 2015) and have not been exhibited at Kind + Jugend before. Those products must differ from the products that are already on the market in terms of their design, appearance, materials, mode of use and/or technology.

The products must be completely developed and exhibited at Kind + Jugend 2016 as well as they must offer consumers a special practical advantage.

Every exhibitor at Kind + Jugend 2016 has the right to register a maximum of products to the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award competition. The first product costs Euro 190.00, each additional product registration will cost Euro 300.00.

For first–time-exhibitors the registration is free of charge.

Up to five innovations will be nominated in each category. The award winner will be elected from those nominees.

The Kind + Jugend Innovation Award will be presented in eight categories:

  • World of Moving Kids
    babies, infants and kids carriages and travel systems
  • World of Travelling Kids
    car safety seats for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Moving Kids & Travelling Kids Accessories
    accessories for carriages, travel systems and car safety seats for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Safety at Home
    security devices for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Toys
    toys for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Textiles
    home textiles, fashion for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Care
    nursery products, electrical appliances for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Furniture
    furniture and accessories for babies, infants and kids

The products will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria, with the greatest emphasis being given to the first two:

  • Innovative nature
  • Safety
  • Additional utility for the customer
  • Design
  • Quality of the workmanship

The jury

The jury consists of representatives from international trade magazines covering the baby and infant's outfitting sector as well as health and safety experts.

The judgement

In due consideration of all applications received up to the registration deadline, the jury selects in the first step on the basis of the product descriptions and photos, the innovations that will reach the final round of the competition. In the second step - the final round - the jury comes together to see the products and votes for the nominated products as well as for the winner of each category.

Please note: A product sample will not be required for the preliminary round! The participants selected for the final round will be notified and requested to send in their products.


Review Innovation Award 2015

In 2015, 174 applications from 25 countries were submitted.

Here are the winners: