2022
4 April
Entries open
27 May
Entries close
June
Judging starts
Early October
Winners announced

We welcome entries from small local projects through to global initiatives. All entries will be judged on their own merits.

The Play for Change Awards has three entry categories:

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Diversity and Inclusion

HELPING CHILDREN THRIVE

We believe that experiencing diversity, inclusion and equality will help children thrive.

The diversity & inclusion award recognises activities and toys that break boundaries based on outdated ‘norms’ of social status, ability, sex, race or religion.

We encourage entries that focus on one or more of the following:

Promoting ‘differences’
Helping children with disabilities, impairments
Promoting equality and inclusion for all
Smashing gender stereotypes
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Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE MAKERS

Our industry should contribute to the sustainability goals of the UN and of the EU.

The sustainability award is for initiatives and/or toys which aim to deliver an overall positive impact for the environment.

We encourage entries that actively demonstrate sustainable practices in one or more lifecycle stages:

Product, packaging and business model design
Materials sourcing, transportation and manufacturing processes
Purchasing and usage by the customer
Product, packaging and associated materials after use by the customer
Education and awareness
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Life Skills

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

Never before have children lived in such a fast-changing world and we need to ensure they are well-equipped and adaptable to meet the demands of the 21st Century.

The life skills award will recognise an initiative or product that prepares children for tomorrow’s world.

We encourage entries that aim to improve one or more of the following:

Literacy and ICT literacy
Children’s people skills: their ability to communicate, to show empathy and collaborate with others
Children’s analytical reasoning, problem solving, adaptability and initiative

FAQs

2022
4 April
Entries open
27 May
Entries close
June
Judging starts
Early October
Winners announced