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CAPTURE A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
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TO A NEW AUDIENCE!


Winners take advantage of a multitude of benefits.
(A full list follows the product categories)


QUALITY OF LIFE OMNIMEDIA
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
PRODUCT CATEGORIES




  • Accessories
    Maternity clothes, nursing bras


  • Audio


  • Baby Care
    Creams, soaps


  • Bedding
    Cribs


  • Book


  • Book, parenting


  • Clothing, adults


  • Clothing, baby


  • Community Events


  • Dad


  • Entertainment, Toronto
    Live performances, family attractions


  • Feature Films for Kids


  • Feeding
    High chairs, breast pumps


  • Food
    Beverages, snacks, organic foods


  • Gear and Equipment for Newborn and Baby
    Booster seats, car seats, diaper bags, Doppler systems, strollers, travel systems, carriers, backpacks, slings, activity equipment, high chairs, monitors, diaper pail equipment, other


  • Gifts


  • Home Video/DVD


  • House wares
    Appliances, cookware, electronics, home decor, cleaning products, other


  • Magazine


  • Mom


  • Safety

  • Gates, gadgets, brackets, locks, guards, other

  • Service for Newborn or Baby


  • Software


  • Sporting Goods


  • Television


  • Toys & Games
    Art, construction, digital, dolls, doll houses, educational, games, infant, magic, outdoor, puzzle, plush, radio controlled, ride-on, train systems, other


  • Travel Destination City in Canada


  • Travel Destination & Family Entertainment


  • Travel Destination International


  • Video Games


  • Web Sites

YOU ARE A WINNER!

Your recognition as an award winner will reach the highly targeted audience of consumers, professionals, retailers and suppliers.

Quality of Life Omnimedia is a known leader contributing experience, entertainment, knowledge and tips to Canadian families pertaining to every stage of family life.

The minimal investment of entering your product in the Quality of Life Omnimedia Best of the Year Award of Excellence program will give you much in return.

WHO IS QUALITY OF LIFE OMNIMEDIA?

Quality Of Life Omnimedia operates one of Canada's largest networks of parenting content producing web sites, high-end community shows, magazines, videos, books and syndicated press format materials.

Quality Of Life Omnimedia offers a variety of media platforms to reach targeted consumers. They service clients ranging from large corporations to small privately held companies.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF LIFE OMNIMEDIA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE?

The Quality Of Life Omnimedia Award of Excellence was established in response to the deluge of unsolicited products that we receive each year. This process offers consumers the confidence that the award winning products have been evaluated in an objective fashion. This program ensures that the products and those who produce or market them are globally recognized for their contributions and accomplishments.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE BEST OF THE YEAR!


YOUR BENEFITS - YOU WILL GET:

  • Winners and Finalists are featured on Qualityoflifemedia.com

  • Winners and Finalists are featured in the next issue of Parents & Kids magazine.

  • View the most recent online copy.
  • Winners of the Pregnancy, Baby Birth and Newborn categories will be announced at the proceeding 8 GTA Mother To Be & Natural Baby expos! After the announcement and a brief product description, one lucky mother will win the publicly displayed product in front of the live audience. If your product is honoured with a win mid-way through a show season, you will benefit from the 8 shows that follow your award announcement.

  • Winners and Finalists are exposed to an extensive media campaign during the holiday season.

  • Winners have an opportunity for high exposure and will have the product seen by a new audience.

  • A winner certificate is given to the award winning product.

  • A one year listing in the Award Of Excellence area of www.qualityoflifemedia.com is given to the award winner.

  • Your Valuable Award Of Excellence press release statement is written and issued by the Quality of Life Omnimedia Award of Excellence Committee for your use. One or more evaluators will provide these sentences that can be used at the winner's discretion. Those who do not qualify for an award will also be offered a confidential statement detailing any safety concerns or product shortfalls.

UPCOMING QUALITY OF LIFE OMNIMEDIA AWARDS SUBMISSION DATES:

Quality Of Life Omnimedia offers two opportunities to submit products for the Award of Excellence every year. Currently, we are accepting submissions for all of the listed categories.
  • Submissions open January 15th.

  • The first submission deadline is March 30th.

  • The second submission deadline is August 30th.

  • Winners will be announced on April 15th and on September 15th of each year.

EASY SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: TO ENTER YOUR PRODUCT
  • Simply complete application form.


  • Send in entry fee, application form and product samples.


  • Thank you for participating in the Omnimedia Best of the Year Award Of Excellence program. We wish you a wonderful experience and much success with our evaluators and with your business!

ENTRY INVESTMENT

The entry fee is $260 +GST for each product submission. Cheques are payable to Quality Of Life Omnimedia. Returned cheques are subject to a $25 fee. Submission fees are non-refundable.


PRODUCT FOR TESTING AND DISPLAY
  • For each product submission, ten non-refundable product samples are required. It is not necessary that the products are of identical flavour or scent. If applicable, one sample product will be on display and given away as a door prize at the next 8 GTA Mother To Be & Natural Baby Expo locations or at Weddings Expos. This will be communicated to you at the time of your submission.


  • Two product samples will be used for the testing process.


  • If the product is oversized, only one product is required to qualify. Oversized products include strollers, high chairs and bicycles.


  • Final packaging is not required.
SHIPPING DETAILS

Ship all items via Canada Post to:
Quality Of Life Omnimedia
Award of Excellence
Box 100
Nobleton, Ontario
L0G 1N0

If a courier service other than Canada Post is your preferred method of delivery, please contact our office for our alternative address.

Postage Due or COD packages will be declined by Quality Of Life Omnimedia.

WHO EVALUATES THE PRODUCTS?

Products are evaluated by experts, teachers, parents and specialists who complete a series of checklists, surveys and anecdotal evaluations. Products must meet or surpass a rigid and measured standard of excellence. There can be multiple winners in a category as long as they each surpass the decided upon standard of excellence. Each product is evaluated individually and not in comparison to others in the same category.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WON?

Quality Of Life Omnimedia Award of Excellence winners will be e-mailed an award notification and certificate.

Digital images of the award emblem are available for use on the award winner's website, print materials and packaging. These will be emailed in Adobe Illustrator, Pdf and JPEG format.


QUALITY OF LIFE OMNIMEDIA
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

QLA RETAILER NETWORK


View Retailer Benefit Analysis for a partial synopsis of the benefits of joining.


JOIN TO
REAP THE BENEFITS
OF BEING AN AUTHORIZED
QLA RETAILER


Through the years we observe that our customers (readership, show patrons) and your potential customers want the products that they see showcased in our magazines and at our shows.

To illustrate, in the case of a recent popular winner, The Arianna Baby Vac, customers have been known to email us for contact so that they could make a quick purchase to help their baby in her hour of need. The problem is that sometimes, the request is made outside of our working hours when a quicker response might be required.

Customers seek to find who carries these new and sometimes specialty items. Our goal is to service customers who become aware of new products through our strong media arm. By achieving our goal we provide retailers with key benefits.
  • We provide retailers with a list of new and award winning products that their customers want.


  • We provide retailers with cutting-edge manufacturers and importers.


  • We provide retailers with increased customer visits.


  • Through our focus on their stores, we provide a targeted free advertising service, reinforcing their image of commitment to innovative, products that their customers want and need to improve quality of life.

PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT

QUALITY OF LIFE OMNIMEDIA ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR ANNUAL BEST OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Markham, Ontario. - June 15, 2005 - Qualityoflifemedia.com today announced the annual Award of Excellence. This new award is designed to showcase products and services that are available to the Canadian family and which babies and parents rate as the most fun and must-haves to improve their quality of life.

Baby products are a major consumer purchase category for young families today, and yet parents have concerns about quality and safety. "They need more information to help guide their purchase decisions," stated Maria, editor of Parents & Kids Magazine.

"These awards will let parents know which baby toys and baby gear are both appropriate for families and loved by kids, because a toy isn't good if your child doesn't want to play with it. That is why we decided to build the Best of the Year - Award of Excellence for baby and pregnancy products. For the past 5 years we have become a trusted source for parents looking for the hottest new toys and baby gear, as determined by parents and kids."

For more information, contact the Award of Excellence team.

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