The Junior Design Awards 2019 are HERE!!
Welcome to our new look – this year’s highly respected Junior Design Awards programme. Often referred to as the #JDA’s they are and continue to be the most esteemed accolade in the Uk children’s lifestyle awards arena recognised by brands, clients and consumers alike.
We know winning a #JDA is an highly sought after achievement for a brand, we also know it’s trusted and highly regarded by YOU – our readers and shoppers – as a signed seal-of-style-approval, knowing it’s truly loved by all of us at Junior and our esteemed panel of judges (to be announced very soon…)
Here’s the 2019 Junior Design Awards low-down…
What’s new for 2019?
This year’s Junior Design Awards have been refreshed to not only celebrate our rich history and legacy – but to celebrate all that is new and relevant to children in 2019. We’ve updated and reinvigorated existing awards that have stood the test of time to identify, reward and acknowledge the very best in design products on the market for parents, parents-to-be and children to reflect the varying nature of modern family life in 2019.
This year we have 59 awards up for grabs across 7 categories. It’s going to be exciting to see who comes out as the best-of-the-best this year. You can take a peek at all of the awards categories here.
And, finally we’ve fully revised some of the wording on the awards site to make entering easier and smoother as well as putting together this article from our Editor with tips, tricks and insider knowledge on how to best enter the awards. You can visit the Junior Design Awards dedicated site HERE.
We will also again be hosting our Editor’s Choice Award – The Junior Absolute Design Award or the #JADA which launched in our 20th year in 2017 which will see the Junior editorial team pick 20 exceptionally designed brands or products of the year. These will be revealed along with the winners and runners-up from the 59 categories. See the 2018 JADA Winners HERE.
Inspiration behind the Junior Design Awards 2019…
It always starts with the logo. Although the design and branding hasn’t changed over the years – this is to keep it instantly recognisable – the colour does.
We are always influenced by current trends but also aware we have a massive back history in our Junior archive, so merging the two is what we always aim to do. This year we took inspiration from the Pantone Colour of the Year: Living Coral which we thought perfectly summed up our refreshed new site and our renewed optimism for the Junior brand for 2019. And, the deal was sealed when we found this beautiful fashion editorial from a 2007 issue.
Shot by renowned Paris based children photographer Igor Borisov this striking back and white ‘Beach Belles’ story showcased classic beachwear with a 1940’s retro edge.
You can see the cover image and captures below.