The annual Right Start Awards are a hallmark of excellence. Hundreds of toys, books, software, and baby products are put through a stringent testing process to ensure that they offer children the highest quality.


This year we are combining Baby and Toy into one comprehensive guide. The best products will be featured, free of charge, in the Right Start Awards Guide 2018, distributed with the November/December 2018 issue of Right Start, on sale October 5, 2018.


You can enter in any one of 10 categories including:





Maternity wear, support pillows, toiletries etc.


Baby needs

Feeding, toiletries, out and about etc.


Baby toys

First toys for babies under two


Nursery kit

Furniture, bedding, monitors, nightlights etc.


TOYS from 2+



Indoor and outdoor, scooters, sit ‘n rides, garden toys etc.




Role play, dolls, playsets, books etc.



Games and dressing up



Mini iPads, tablets, apps etc.


Hands on

Art and craft, construction, puzzles etc.


Pocket money picks

Collectables under £5


Awards include Editor’s Picks; Top Value; Top Investment; Top Wow Factor; Recommended.


An invaluable shopping guide for readers, the Right Start Awards Guide carries significant editorial endorsement. Each selected product in the guide is accompanied by a full editorial review and image, in an A4-format. Winning products will also appear on the Right Start website.


All companies featured in the 2018 Awards Guide will be able to obtain Winners’ Logos free of charge, for use on packaging and in marketing. Top award winners will be invited to a prestigious Awards Ceremony to celebrate their success.


We are also offering top award winners the chance to take one free page of advertising in the magazine, or one free banner ad on the website.


1. Cost of entry is £170 per product plus £34 VAT. Please include your invoice/receipt address with all entries. Closing date is Wednesday 11th April.


2. One sample of each product for testing should be sent to our testing manager by Tuesday 17th April.


3. Every product must be supported by an image. Please supply images (with clipping paths if possible) by email to info@rightstartmagazine.co.uk, putting BTA Images in the subject bar and labelling each image with the product name. All images must be sent at time of entry.




ENJOY a 10% discount on four or more entries.



Terms and Conditions Entries without fee cannot be processed • There can be no refund following entry • Each product can only be entered once • Products arriving after the closing date, or to the wrong address, may not be considered • We accept toys up to age 8+ • Age range is defined by guidelines on packaging • We reserve the right to move products between categories • Samples are not returnable • We cannot accept prototypes to test • Products must be available instore from October 1, 2018.


Right Start is the essential family life magazine for parents of children aged 6 months to 7 years. Each issue delivers an essential mix of support, practical advice and cutting edge information on issues crucial to parents.  Published in association with Tumble Tots, the UK’s leading pre-school physical activity programme, Right Start has a circulation of 30,000 per issue and a readership in excess of 120,000 per issue.


Lynette Lowthian



For further information email lynette@rightstartmagazine.co,uk, quoting “RSA’ in the subject bar


Click here to enter online