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Innovation Award 2021

Innovation Award

What's new on the market?

Finally, the industry is coming together again and visitors will once again have the opportunity to get an overview of the latest trends and the best innovations from 9 categories.

The new category 'World of Sustainability Kids' takes into account the wish of many parents who want more and more sustainable products in the children's room.

Focus on your innovations
As an exhibitor, take advantage of the opportunity to present your nominated innovations right in the heart of the industry at the special Innovation Award show.

The award ceremony will take place on the Trend Forum stage at the start of the fair on 9 September 2021 and, for the first time, can also be followed digitally on the internet via livestreaming.

  • Until 15 June 2021

you can register your highlights here - the winner's seal is an established quality feature for the international trade and an efficient sales argument for you!

Application Innovation Award

Apply now to participate in the Innovation Award 2021!

To the application form

General informations about the Innovation Award

Eligible products

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 18 months (from March 2020) 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 2021 as well as they must offer consumers a special practical advantage.


Every exhibitor at Kind + Jugend 2021 has the right to register a maximum of products to the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award competition. The registration for the first product costs Euro 200.00, each additional product entry will cost Euro 305.00. If the product is nominated, further Euro 105.00 per product are due. For first–time-exhibitors the registration is free of charge.

The categories

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 nine 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

NEW: World of Sustainability Kids
sustainable products for babies and toddlers


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
  • Sustainability
  • Additinal utility for the customer
  • Design
  • Quality of the workmanship

Do you have any questions or need support?

Contact planungsbuero vierfahrt/4F
Innovation Award im Auftrag der Koelnmesse

Tel. +49 201 83 9116-10