The Dad Network Awards 2018

The Dad Network Awards were created so that Dad’s can champion the very best baby, toddler & children’s brands in the market.

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These awards are back for the 3rd time and are gaining respect within the industry – Why? Because brands are recognising the importance of Father’s in society and in the parenting industry.

If you haven’t ever seen how our awards work, it’s really simple.

Step 1:

Enter your product into the awards for just £100*

Step 2:

Send your product for testing**

Step 3:

Ask your friends, family & followers to vote for their favourite products

Step 4:

Join the virtual award ceremony for a glass of virtual prosecco and to hear the results!

But what makes these awards different from all the others?

The Dad Network Awards are completely unique for many key reasons:

  • We put your products in front of real-life dads to test out for themselves. They put the products through their paces, each dad scoring them individually until they reach an accumulative score. In today’s shifting culture, Dad’s are making more decisions on purchases, which makes a dad’s opinion on your product extremely valuable. This is your way of getting a dad’s seal of approval on your product!
  • We also share your products with our closed, private network of 12,000 dads. They get the chance to learn about your product,  vote and have their share their opinions.
  • Our awards are fully independent meaning you get integrity, credibility and reliability!
  • We offer a fair and honest judging process. We don’t run our awards as a popularity contest whereby the product with the largest social following is guaranteed a win. We weight our judging so that the opinions and thoughts of dads are what counts.
  • We offer exceptional marketing potential for your product. Being crowned victorious by one the largest networks of dads in the world gives you kudos to go and shout about from the rooftops. We will provide winners with awards badges that can be used to market their product.

Entries open on 12th March 2018 and close on 7th May 2018, so make sure you get your product into the running. And just to wet your appetite as to what categories we’ll be judging, here’s our 2018 list. (subject to change).

Best Pregnancy Essential

Best Dad Fashion Brand

Best App

Best Blog

Best Baby Essential

Best Nursery Essential

Best Baby Fashion Brand

Best Children’s Fashion Brand

Best Children’s Shoe Brand

Best Baby Toy

Best Children’s Toy

Best Baby & Children’s Food Brand

Best Changing Bag

Best Pushchair / Stroller

Best Family Day Out

Best Travel Essential

Best Product

Best Gadget

Best Toiletry

Best Family Holiday Destination

Best Family Holiday Provider

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  1. Can we get a VAT receipt?

    Yes. We will issue VAT receipts in batches throughout the period in which we’re accepting entries.

  2. Will I get an email confirmation?

    You won’t receive an email straight after entering, however, you will receive an email once the entry deadline has passed.

  3. What are the timeframes for the awards?

    The timings are as follows:
    12th March 2018 – Entries open
    7th May 2018 – Entries close
    July 2018 – Product testing & Scoring (information regarding sending your samples will be sent out prior) 
    July/August – Public voting 
    September 2018 – Winners announced
    Precise timings will be confirmed via email.

Please find all our terms and conditions here or for more information, email:

*VAT not included

**Products will need to be sent to a specific address on a specific date – TBC