Submissions Open for OR Innovation Awards

Outdoor Retailer will host the second annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards this November at its Winter Market even in Denver. The awards recognize achievements in the outdoor industry, showcasing the products and brands “that are pioneering new technology in outdoor gear, materials, and retail services,” said the show. Winners will be revealed during a live ceremony on the first night of Winter Market, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Denver.

The submission period for products and services eligible for entry is now open and runs through September 25, 2019. Entry categories include outdoor specialty retail operations and support services: Accessories, Apparel, Backpacks / Bags / Luggage, Cycling, Books / Electronic Applications / Electronics, Camping, Climbing, Consumables, Footwear, Materials, Retail, Support Services, Sleeping, Water Sports, and Winter Sports. Complete rules and the entry form are available online at

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Judges select winners from the pool of finalists, which will be on display on the show floor in the Innovation Gallery throughout Winter Market. In addition to a foundation of judges named by Outdoor Retailer, individuals interested in serving as a judge for the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards are invited to submit an online application, available at The judge application period is open now through October 2, 2019. ff