Source: The Toyologist

After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK’s Outdoor Toy Awards are back in action.

Founder Peter Jenkinson aka The Toyologist tells the Toy Book that this year’s program will feature 10 categories to honor outstanding products that kids and families have embraced in the era of lockdowns and staycations.

Outdoor Toy Awards 2021 categories include: Climbing and Adventure; Sport and Splash Fun; Outdoor Games; Science and Nature; Ride-on; Trampolines; Preschool Play; Battle and Blaster Toys; Houses, Tents, and Hideaways; and Flying Toys.

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UK bloggers and media outlets are expected to take part in judging for the event with #OTA21 being used to share products across social media. Those interested in more information can contact for details.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.