All sporting goods manufacturers that have their headquarters based in a member country of the Olympic Council can participate. There are 7 different categories, brands can apply for with all kind of sports products: OUTDOOR PROFESSIONALS AND EXPEDITION, CAMPING, HARDWARE, FOOTWEAR, BIKE, APPAREL and URBAN OUTDOOR.
For the WOMEN'S GEAR AWARD summer 2023 you can submit products from both the summer 2023 and summer 2024 seasons, including those that are not yet commercially available. Products that have already been submitted for a previous award can only be resubmitted if they have been fundamentally revised in their essential product features.
If you are passionate about creating outdoor gear that is tailored to the needs of women, the WOMEN'S GEAR AWARD is the ideal opportunity to showcase your commitment and dedication to advancing the industry.
At #she is outdoors, we're dedicated to providing a platform and increasing visibility for brands and products that are driving innovation and pushing boundaries in developing women's outdoor gear.
Join us in driving progress towards equal access and opportunities for female adventurers and making a positive impact in the industry.
As an outdoor gear brand, you are passionate about creating products that meet the unique needs of women adventurers. But how do you showcase your commitment to the industry and gain recognition for your innovative products? The answer lies in participating in product awards, such as the WOMEN'S GEAR AWARD.
At #she is outdoors, we are dedicated to providing a platform and increasing visibility for brands and products that are driving innovation and pushing boundaries in developing women's outdoor gear. By submitting your products to the WOMEN'S GEAR AWARD, you can showcase your commitment and dedication to advancing the industry and driving progress towards equal access and opportunities for female adventurers.
But what are the specific benefits of participating in the WOMEN'S GEAR AWARD and other product awards? Let's take a closer look...
Product Benchmarking from Independent Jury: Participating in product awards allows your products to be evaluated by a group of independent experts, providing valuable benchmarking for your brand.
Gain Industry Recognition: Winning an award is a powerful way to gain recognition from your peers in the industry, as well as from customers.
Increase Visibility: Product awards provide a platform to increase visibility and generate buzz for your brand and products.
Access Expert Feedback and Evaluation: You'll have access to expert feedback and evaluation on your products, which can help you improve and innovate.
Drive Innovation: By participating, you'll be part of a community that is pushing the boundaries of innovation and driving progress in the industry.
At #she is outdoors, we encourage brands to submit their "Evergreens" - products that have stood the test of time and have longevity. We value diversity in our awards and encourage brands to showcase a range of sizes and selections to meet the needs of all women. Sustainability is also a crucial topic, and we want to highlight products that prioritize sustainable practices.
Winning an award can lead to curation of your products, formulation of added values, and increased information for the industry. It's a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact in the outdoor gear industry and showcase your dedication to driving innovation and progress.
So, what are you waiting for? Submit your products to the WOMEN'S GEAR AWARD to gain recognition, increase visibility, access expert feedback and evaluation, drive innovation, and make a positive impact on the industry. Join us in celebrating the brands that are driving progress towards equal access and opportunities for female adventurers.
An application fee will be charged for each application.
We do accept multiple applications, which means a company can submit more than one product in one or more categories. The participation fee per product varies depending on how many products are submitted by the same brand. Please note that the full participation fees are due per application.
1 Product – 700 € per product
2 Products – 650 € per product
> 3 Products – 600 € per product
The submission deadline for the WOMEN‘S GEAR AWARD summer 23 #she is outdoors is prolonged to June 27th 2023
All Applications have to be completed and submitted online at www.she-is-outdoors.com by the deadline.
All shipments of all products have to arrive at
KontraPixel | Forststraße 25| 82069 Hohenschäftlarn by the 28th of June
The Jury Meetings will be taking place in July 2023. We will test the products under realistic conditions to ensure the jury has a ‚hands-on‘ experience.
The Award Ceremony will take place at the end of July. Join us in driving progress towards equal access and opportunities for female adventurers and positively impacting the industry.
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In the light of these developments, and the scientific consensus of the environmental and health risk associated with chemicals of the PFAS family, the WOMEN'S GEAR AWARD jury members have in depth discussed the role of PFAS in outdoor products. In unison, the jury has decided as follows:
There is currently a global movement restricting the use of PFAS, including the uses in textiles and apparel, both from a policy and legal perspective, but also within widely used and accepted industry standards, labels and certifications. The national authorities of Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have already submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) under REACH, the European Union’s (EU) chemicals regulation. ECHA will publish the detailed proposal, one of the broadest in the EU’s history, on 7 February 2023.
Going forward, all products submitted to the WOMEN'S GEAR AWARD #she is outdoors, and destined for sales seasons of 2023 and beyond, must be PFAS free. This criterion also applies to laminated products (PTFE-free).