The Drapers Footwear and Accessories Awards 2013 has opened for entries, following this week’s launch at footwear tradeshow Micam.
The awards, which for the first time are being officially supported by the British Footwear Association (BFA), reward the very best in the footwear and accessories industry, including aspiring designers, standalone indies, established brands or high street multiples.
The awards officially opened for entries on September 18 and entries can be submitted up to November 30. The ceremony will take place on April 24 at London’s Grosvenor House hotel.
“We are very excited to have launched next year’s event, which is being supported by the BFA,” said Caroline Nodder, editor-in-chief of Drapers.
“The 2012 event was one of our most successful ever and we hope the 2013 event will be even better, so make sure you get your entry in as soon as possible.”
Last year Schuh walked off with high street footwear retailer of the year – the top gong of the night – while Jacobson Group executive chairman Harvey Jacobson was awarded outstanding contribution to footwear.