The Peekaboo Smalltalk Awards
The Peekaboo Awards supported by Smalltalk Magazine.
The Peekaboo Smalltalk Awards are here to offer a simple but honest award scheme for the parenting industry.
Easy to enter, all products will be judged by an independent panel of experts. No laborious, weighted public voting, no need to send multiple products to multiple testers. One product sample no matter how any categories – simple! You can see the categories and key dates on the left.
We have teamed up with Smalltalk Magazine, Yorkshire’s premier family title aimed at parents of 0 – 11 year olds.
We will be shouting about the awards in the Summer issue and will publish wide coverage of the winners in the Autumn edition.
The judging panel will gather to view and mark each product. Together we will sit down, analyse the marking, discuss, agree, disagree (because we’re all strong-willed, confident people very capable of having an opinion) and finally agree on the best products in each category. Who are we:
Managing Director of Peekaboo Communications
Mum to three boys under three (they’ve all made it to school age and she is now in the calm before the teenage storm.)
FACTOID: Passionate about teaching children to be independent, Michelle recently appeared on the This Morning sofa discussing the issue of free range parenting.
Managing Editor of SmallTalk Magazine
In an age where magazine titles may not make it past issue 2 and even well-established, national publications are not sustainable, Smalltalk has bucked the trend for over a decade and gone from strength to strength.
FACTOID: Corrine’s picture shows her applying makeup for a BBC radio interview
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Not only does Karen hold a super responsible job, she is also a busy mum to four kids – two of which are not yet at school! A bit of a supermum, Karen will happily whip up a stretch of birthday bunting, while the cake bakes in the oven after she’s finished her swim training for the triathlon she’s entering later that month!
FACTOID: All of Karen’s kids wore real nappies.
Original mummy blogger
FACTOID: She once travelled with her children from Mayfair to Euston Station on the world’s fastest sofa to catch a train.
Senior midwife at St James’ and Leeds General Infirmary Trust (home of One Born every Minute), mum to two boys, loves running and keeping fit.
FACTOID: Shelley wil be cycling from Leeds to Liverpool this year to raise funds for her birthing unit.
Her work has appeared in magazines including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Mother & Baby, Prima Baby and even the Waitrose magazine. Mum to one of each, Jill has a keen eye for design and form.
FACTOID: Jill used to be an air hostess.
Primary school teacher turned full time 0 – 3 year old foster carer and mum to one of each. Jo knows the importance of marrying practicality, with creativity and fun to provide a stimulating learning environment.
FACTOID: Jo is an experienced camper!
Dad of three Steve is a swim instructor, running an independent swim school in Leeds and Bradford called Future Stars. The only male on the panel, he’ll give us the much needed dad angle.
FACTOID: Steve loves competing in triathlons.
You can view the awards categories, deadlines and other important information on the left, then please complete the entry form below. If you have any questions regarding the awards please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01274 583043.