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.
  • 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:

    This is a new category. Any local supplier may enter a product which is new and innovative and tick the most important retail boxes:

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

    This category requires an entry fee of R500 excl VAT per product as a one-off. All of the entered products will be featured in the June issue of DIY & Industrial Trade News. Products will be scored out of 10 in the above by our readers as well as the internal DIY team. For 2019, Product of the Year will only receive Gold Awards in each category, as nominated by the suppliers. For more information, please get in touch with Natalie Sanders at

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.