The Play for Change Awards:
Celebrating toy makers who help kids confidently navigate the world around them in ways that show respect for themselves, for others and for our planet.

Are you a toy maker who is going the extra mile to protect the planet, encourage kids’ respect for one another or invest in the skills they need to succeed in the future? If so, you could be one of this year’s winners!

The Play for Change Awards have been created to recognise toy companies who are innovating in the fields of SUSTAINABILITY, EMPOWERMENT and FUTURE SKILLS.

This year, we will also award a Special Commendation to toy makers who have proactively responded to the COVID-19 crisis to help children and/or the wider community.

As well as innovative toys, these pan-European Awards are also looking for innovation in company initiatives such as innovative packaging, impactful processes and community outreach. We welcome entries from all sizes of toy company – as conservationist Jane Goodall says “cumulatively our small decisions, choices, actions, make a very big difference”!

The Play for Change Awards are an initiative of Toy Industries of Europe, the voice of reputable toy manufacturers in the EU. The 2021 Awards will be open for entries on 31 March. Have a look at the winners of the first edition in 2020 for inspiration.

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2021
31 March
Entries open
19 May
Entries close
June
Judging starts
September
Winners announced
2021
31 March
Entries open
19 May
Entries close
June
Judging starts
September
Winners announced