Guidelines for Submission

Listed below are general guidelines for all Parents' Choice award applicants. Product specific guidelines are listed on each product category page and within each entry form.

Eligible Products
Eligibility dates for product categories are listed on each individual entry form. Parents’ Choice accepts products designed for infants through young adult.

Toy or game prototypes are not eligible for submission; nor are Beta versions of software or videogames. F & G’s are acceptable.

Products that are NOT awarded a level of commendation are not eligible to be resubmitted.

Entry Fees
Entry fees may be paid via PayPal, or check. Checks should be made payable, in U.S. funds only, to Parents' Choice Foundation. For checks not drawn on a U.S. bank, please add a $15 processing fee. Returned checks will be subject to a $25 fee.

Parents’ Choice will not accept COD or “postage due” packages. If your package is considered to be oversized or overweight by the United States Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, DHL, or Airborne Express, please contact our office for shipping instructions.

Digital Images for Use on the Parents' Choice Website
It is requested that companies submit digital images of their products. Images of award winning products will be used for individual product description pages on the Parents’ Choice website (

Images must be 200 px by 200 px .jpg, .gif or .png files, no larger than 72 dpi. You must upload these images with your entry form.

Product & Entry Shipments
Please submit all entries in one package.
Applicants must print a copy of their entry form (included in their confirmation email) and submit with their product.
Completed packages should be shipped to:

Parents' Choice Foundation
201 West Padonia Road, Suite 303
Timonium, MD 21093

Please Note: Results of product evaluations will not be released. Products submitted to the Parents' Choice Awards program will not be returned. Submission fees will not be refunded.

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