The winners of the ISPO Awards 2020 have been selected and will be announced on January 26, the first day of ISPO Munich 2020.
A jury of highly respected experts picked the highlights from a group of more than 430 submissions. Nearly 100 products will receive the honor of Product of the Year, Gold Winner or Winner this year.
The winners who competed in the four segments Snowsports, Outdoor, Fitness & Team Sports and Running impressed the jury with their innovation, function and design and beat out the competition in the process. The issue of sustainability was considered as a supplemental topic. Visitors attending ISPO Munich from January 26–29, 2020, will be able to experience many of the award-winning products in Hall B1 and attend the official award ceremony.
The nominated products were closely evaluated during a three-day meeting of the 42 jurors who came from 13 countries. The jury consisted of retailers, designers, athletes, media and product specialists as well as selected consumers from the ISPO community. Beforehand, some of the jurors also took part in three experience days that gave them the opportunity to try out the winter sports, outdoor and fitness products. A separate jury of experts evaluated the sustainability aspects of the products.
“We had some very lively discussions and some really close decisions,” said Franziska Zindl, who oversees the ISPO Award. “All of the submitted products demonstrated the extent to which the industry has adapted to social changes and consumer needs. We also clearly saw the entire industry’s growing commitment to sustainability issues.”
The first day of ISPO Munich 2020 will be devoted to the ISPO Award 2020. For the first time in the award’s history, the products of the year will be officially presented on the first day of the trade fair. The awards in the Outdoor and Sustainability segments will be presented at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 26, on the Academy Stage (West entrance). The winners of the Snowsports, Fitness & Team Sports and Running segments will receive their awards starting at 3 p.m.
The award-winning products of official ISPO Munich exhibitors will be showcased throughout the trade fair in Hall B1.