Entry Window for 6th Annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards Open

April 1, 2024

Submission deadline is April 24, 2024; Winners announced during reception at Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation in June

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Outdoor Retailer, the premier business event for the outdoor industry, announced the opening of the entry window for the 6th annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards. The awards program showcases cutting-edge products, materials, and retail services from across all seasons that are pushing the industry forward and improving the outdoor experience. Now aligned with the Summer show, the winners will be celebrated at a reception on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, during the second day of Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The submission period for products and services is open through April 24, 2024. As the awards now take place during the Summer show, entries are open to new products introduced in the past year. Rules and the entry form can be found online at outdoorretailer.com/innovationawards.

“Innovation remains a cornerstone of the outdoor industry, and we’re excited the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards return for their sixth year,” said Sean Smith, Outdoor Retailer show director. “This industry is engineering new designs, discovering more sustainable solutions, and improving performance of gear and materials. We’re looking forward to recognizing the work of the people and brands transforming innovative ideas into gear to support outdoor recreation.”

All finalist products, materials, and retail services will be on display in the Innovation Gallery on the show floor throughout Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation this June 17-19, 2024, in the Salt Palace. Winners will be celebrated during a reception on Tuesday, June 18 from 4:30-6 p.m. in The Camp space on the show floor.

A panel of judges will evaluate all entries for their unique, useful, and innovative attributes. Each entry will be rated based on four criteria – Spark: concept, design, appeal; Desire: opportunity, differentiation; Function: innovation, functionality, insight; and Impact: cultural, environmental, business.

For sponsorship opportunities around the awards or to exhibit at Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation, contact the sales team.

Outdoor Retailer and the new Outdoor Design + Innovation sourcing show are co-located and kicking off the summer buying season this June 17-19, 2024, in the Salt Palace. Registration and housing are open.

About Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Retailer, the leading U.S. business events for the outdoor and winter sports industry, brings together retailers, manufacturers, designers, distributors, industry advocates, journalists, and more to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through commerce, unique product experiences, dedicated media events, content, and web-based business solutions. Outdoor Retailer provides critical platforms for face-to-face commerce, product launches, networking, and focused industry education to enhance business and support the outdoor recreation economy. Visit outdoorretailer.com for more information.

Media Contact

Lisa Ramsperger, Outdoor Retailer, lisa.ramsperger@outdoorretailer.com