DIY Awards 2019

DIY & Industrial Trade News 2019

  • The DIY & Industrial Trade News Industry Awards is into its 9th year and the nominations process has started!

    The nominations are based on company performance judged by the DIY & Industrial Trade News team through industry events, engagement with the brand, news, features – to mention just a few.
  • Judging:
    All nominated companies are judged as follows:
    • Every month DIY & Industrial Trade News readers can vote online at
    • Voters must add their email address and each address can only vote once per month
    • All nominated companies are scored internally on the following criteria:
      • DIY & Industrial Trade News Advertising
      • Featured articles in DIY & Industrial Trade News
      • Industry activities
      • Overall brand exposure
      • Product articles featured in DIY & Indsutrial Trade News
    • Votes and overal scores are combined to calculate winners.
  • Product of the Year:

    The DIY and Industrial Trade News awards have an exciting new category in 2019

    • Merchandisable
    • Product turnover
    • After-sales service
    • Come backs

    This is the category of PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – suppliers can nominate one or more of their products that they feel are deserving of receiving the product of the year status. The products will be judged on innovation, merchandising, turnover, public feedback and after-sales service
    The cost to enter a product is R 500-00 plus vat per entry
    In our September print issue a collage of all the entries will appear over a double page with the URL address for online voting. A stand-alone digital publication showing each product with a write up per product will be sent to our 12 000 digital database with a link to the voting sheet where retailers will vote for their PRODUCT OF THE YEAR from the entries received
    The winning product will receive a GOLD award at our annual awards PLUS a free full page advert in the January issue of DIY and Industrial Trade News valued at R 13 500-00 plus vat
    To enter a product/products please contact Natalie on or 082 4502317 and please forward product information including a high res image by no later than the 10th August

How votes are tallied: Industry votes make up a percentage as well as an internal scorecard based on the following – advertising, new products featured, industry awards and overall market presence.