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UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2025: Finalists Announced - Press Release


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20thJune 2024


UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2025:
Finalists Announced



Finalists for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2025 have been selected today, with consumers shortly having the opportunity to select their favourite new outdoor products.The award finalists can be viewed on the OIA website.


Following 98 entries to the awards, as in previous years all products entered were on display at this year's Outdoor Trade Show, the UK's largest outdoor trade exhibition, held at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The finalists were shortlisted by a panel of expert judges from the outdoor industry, across ten categories:


  • Accessories
  • Backpacks/Travel Luggage
  • Camping Equipment
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Sleeping
  • Sustainability
  • Tech Accessories
  • Tents/Awnings


The prestigious list of judges comprised: Adele, Head of Planning, JD Outdoor; Cat Ellis, Editor and Pat Kinsella, Consulting Editor, Advnture; Cath Casey, Director, The Climbers Shop & Joe Brown Shops; Chris Townsend, Gear Editor, TGO; Lawrie Kemp, General Manager, Nevisport; Nat Jackson, New Business Lead, Outward Bound Trust; Tom Cain, Buyer-Outdoor,


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Some of the 2025 finalists, with OIA CEO Andrew Denton.


Promotion of the finalists and the opportunity for the public to vote will be done through our partners' databases, to around 1 million opted-in consumers.


Online voting will be open from November 2024 until February 2025 and the winners of each category will be officially announced at the Outdoor Industries Association Annual Conference & AGM in March 2025 (dates and location to be confirmed). After the awards ceremony, news of the winners will be shared via various trade and consumer channels.



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