Our decision to postpone the Junior Design Awards 2020
A LETTER FROM OUR EDITOR …
How are you? We really hope everyone is staying safe, staying well and staying home. It would be an understatement to say what a strange and uncertain time we’re all having as the knock on affects of Covid-19 effect our home, family and working lives.
As a close-knit team at Junior we have been learning along with many other small businesses how to continue to communicate and support our brand message and heritage during this very unfamiliar time.
One of these ways was our decision to run this year’s Junior Design Awards with us very much wanting ‘the show to go on’, just as they have always done for the last decade. But, it is with a truly heavy heart that we have now made the decision to postpone the #JDA20 until later in the year.
Earlier this year we really did think long and hard about whether it was right to go ahead with the JDAs – and, we had every intension of putting on a show that kept everyone safe while still celebrating and rewarding the very best the children’s lifestyle arena.
Despite us receiving a really positive reception when we launched last month – and, a high number of entries already (we truly thank you for this) it has become clear that with each passing day running the Junior Design Awards to the exceptional high standards we set for ourselves year after year, is not going to be possible at present.
We’ve had many messages about samples being delayed and possibly not even ready, many concerns about the reality of running our judging days with our usual esteemed panel to suit our current ‘new normal’ and, really from my personal viewpoint as the Editor being able to offer an awards programme – one all of us at Junior believe is still the most highly respected and sought after – that truly gives back to YOU our loyal brands.
Rest assured the 2020 Junior Design Awards are NOT cancelled just postponed or, rather running fashionably late. This is to ensure we can present them safely for all involved and of course, in true Junior style. Once we have a clearer view of the Covid-19 situation, we will be in touch with a confirmed new date.
Until next season – our loyal Junior family please stay safe and stay in touch. Any questions please do get in touch.
JUNIOR EDITOR – APRIL 2020