Judging Criteria

Gift of the Year honours are awarded to the latest most original and innovatively designed products that could be given as gifts. During the intense judging process our judges are looking for, considering and selecting on the following elements:
  • Design, innovation and originality
  • The WOW factor
  • Presentation and packaging
  • Quality of manufacture
  • Customer appeal and value
  • Sales potential and commercial viability
  • Retail profit potential
  • Marketing and merchandising material
The Shortlist and Selection
The judges will shortlist approximately 10 items per category.
One ‘outright winner’ and two ‘highly commended’ will be chosen from each category.
One item will be chosen for the ‘Overall Judges Choice’.
All winning and highly commended product will be showcased at the Spring Fair, Harrogate Home and Gift Fair and Autumn Fair.