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GIMA Awards are back for 2024 

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Entries are now open for the awards, celebrating the best in gardening product development, marketing initiatives, and export achievements



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19 April 2024

The GIMA Awards are back for 2024 and entries are now open for this year’s edition of the annual event.

The GIMA Awards is known for recognising excellence in new product development, marketing initiatives, and export achievements within the past 12 months. The results will be announced at the Gala Dinner taking place on 7 November at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales. 

If you’ve introduced a ground-breaking gardening product or executed a standout marketing campaign between June 2023 and May 2024, it’s your moment to shine.

There are 17 categories to choose from, each offering an unrivalled opportunity to get your brand in front of an influential panel of judges, composed of top UK garden retailers and esteemed journalists. 

This year’s confirmed judges to date include key stakeholders from Haskins, Blue Diamond, Yorkshire Garden Centres, Polhill and Stratford Garden Centres plus top gardening influencer, Mr Plant Geek, and representatives from Garden Trade News publisher, Potting Shed Press.

New for 2024

New for this GIMA Awards in 2024 are some changes to the crucial marketing categories.  Creative businesses and marketing professionals are invited to enter their latest campaigns into the following:

  • Best Point of Sale
  • Best Online or Social Campaign
  • Best Multi-Channel Marketing Campaign
  • Mark your calendars with the following key dates:

Products and Marketing Awards Deadline: Friday, 31 May 2024

Supplier of the Year and Export Achievement Award Deadline: Friday, 16 August 2024

Entry fees for GIMA members are £60 (€70) + VAT per entry, while non-members can enter at £120 (€140) plus VAT per entry. The judging venue for this year’s awards will once again be the centrally located Warwick Racecourse, situated with the setup and judging processes are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 9 July, and Wednesday, 10 July.

Early Bird Discount

If you book and pay for your tickets for the GIMA Awards Gala Dinner by 31 May 2024, you’ll be eligible for a 5% discount on bookings. 

To enter the awards, book your tickets and find out more information here.

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