The OUTDOOR INDUSTRY Award is one of the leading international design awards for companies in the outdoor industry. The independent, expert verdict of the panel of judges acts as valuable independent source of information for both consumers and retailers in what is a broad and diverse market. In addition, it provides important feedback to companies regrading the market opportunities and innovation value of new products.
OUTDOOR exhibitors and co-exhibitors will receive an invoice by email for the entry fee after the closing date for registration.
If you prefer to pay by credit card, please use the corresponding direct debit authorization provided online when submitting the product.
Otherwise, payment is due by bank transfer upon receipt of the invoice.
Non-exhibitors & Start-Ups need to pay the fee during the product submission with their credit card or via PayPal and an invoice is provided online right after the payment has been processed.
If you are unsure whether the OUTDOOR INDUSTRY Award is the right platform for your product and which category it might fit in, please contact us.
Yes, we offer a special category for Start-Up companies. You’ll find more information here under START-UPS.
To register your product online all you need are two photos, a product description and, ideally, a video link to explain your product more in depth and make it more "approachable" for the judges during the digital pre-selection already.
If your product is selected for the final, it must arrive at our logistics partner DB Schenker by August 9thth, 2019, the latest (see LOGISTICS).
The panel of judges require fully-functional original products or prototypes, although prototypes must be clearly labelled as such and any potential limitations need to be indicated.
However, larger exhibits may be presented as scale models or with high-quality large-format photos with detail shots. Digital content, concepts or apps must be accessible to the expert panel (tablets or smartphones may be submitted for this purpose). Drawings or renderings of products which are not finished, are not sufficient.
Prototypes must be clearly labelled as such. If your product is chosen as a finalist, you must display clearly on the product and ideally on the packaging that it is a prototype.
If it is only possible to use a product in a restricted manner, this must be clearly indicated. If a product is insufficiently labelled and this results in damage to persons or property, Messe Friedrichshafen reserves the right to claim damages from the entrant.
It is possible to withdraw your product free of charge up to the closing date for registration on July 25th, 2019. Please inform us in writing, by sending an email including the respective entry-ID.
If you cancel between July 26th - 30th, you will lose 50 % of the entry fee. Later cancellations mean forfeiting the full entry fee.
It will be possible to assemble your product on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019, from 08:00 to 12:00. You will be able to deliver your product in person and assemble it in the judging hall. Dismantling your product will be possible on Friday, August 16th, 2019, between 08:00 and 12:00.
If you want to assemble your product yourself, please inform us accordingly.
Unfortunately, an individual explanation in case of a dismissal in the pre-selection round respectively of not receiving an award is not possible.
Individual logistic arrangements can be made possible. Please contact our logoistic partner DB Schenker (contact person: Thomas Liedtke).