Revealing the WINNERS of this year's Junior Design Awards...
Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Travel Product for Children
Travelling with kids really makes you rethink your packing strategy. No longer just about what shoes go with what outfit you have to consider the holiday as beginning from the moment you leave the house to finally arriving a your destination.
That's why we have really considered these entries and included some really great products that make a more pleasant, more fun or even more stylish journey with kids - as well as items that are useful on holiday too.
The Play & Go storage bag is not only a home essential - it's the perfect travel item too. Not only will it keep all this little toys together it offers a safe and clean place to play no matter where you are.
This Colour My Bag design creative in collaboration with by OMY ( OMY a creative graphic design brand based in Paris) means playing becomes creative too. Not only can storage and play on it but you can colour in the cotton drawstring bag too.
What's more you can wash the bag and start again. The color your storage bag is the perfect partner to take with you on holiday, weekend or to the grandparents. Oooh and 3 textile pens are included too.
Junior Editor Bonita said "What a brilliant idea for travelling as they can sit, play and colour and then you can scoop it up and pack in your suitcase - just don't let them bring everyday with them!"
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR CHILDREN IS... AMAZON FIRE KIDS EDITION 7
The all-new Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition is designed from the ground up for kids and their parents - as kids want a real tablet, not a toy - it features a 7” IPS display, quad-core processor, 16 GB of storage with up to 256 GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot, and up to 8 hours of battery life.
What makes the Amazon Fire a top choice for kids and parents is the with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee, a year of ‘Fire for Kids Unlimited’, which provides unlimited access to thousands of age-appropriate books, videos, educational apps and games.
And, the innovative Fire for Kids parental controls which allow parents to manage what content their kids can access and for how long, the lightweight design and each tablet comes with a kid-proof case available (in blue, pink or the new yellow colour) making it perfect for travelling.
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR CHILDREN IS... THE KIMONO TRAVEL KIT BY ATTICS & GILDA
Atticus & Gilda is a premium brand of children’s nightwear and accessories who have produced a stunning new fashion travel kit. Coming in a branded fabric storage bag the kits features a childrens kimono, matching fabric eye mask, a bamboo toothbrush and hairbrush that can be used year round.
This cute little set packs neatly into your luggage and has dual uses as the kimono is the perfect cover up for holidays over swimsuits or used as a dressing gown for sleepovers. The matching eye mask, a fun yet practical item, is a godsend on long car journeys and flights.
Beautifully made with 100% cotton or linen only a limited run of each adorable design is produced making them a unique gift too.
The Etihad Explorers Activity Pack (for kids aged 3-8 years) has been designed and created by Milk Jnr's & Kidworks - an agency specialising in creating activity packs for famous brands. The pack was designed to give children a fun and educational experience through engaging content, to ensure they enjoy their time onboard.
The pack reflects the facets of Abu Dhabi that Etihad Airways has utilised for its livery, packed with quality items and strong content offering something special, quite unlike other packs on the market as well as being culturally sensitive and considering the wider Etihad brand and Emirati landscape.
Activity books, crayons, colour in masks, company characters and a board game complete with make your own dice and counters helps bring the children’s play experience to life while the activities help to keep them busy with lovely retainable items to keep as a small memento of their journey.