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Announcing the 2012 Cribsie Awards from and

New York, NY, January 06, 2012 --( Co-hosted by and, the second annual Cribsie Awards recognize the best products, brands, services, and websites for babies and tots. New this year is the special “New Arrival Award,” honoring the best NEW products of 2011, as voted by an exciting Academy of judges.

How the Cribsie Awards Work
Nominations for the general Cribsie Awards are free and open to the public (through January 20th, 2012) in the following categories:

Nursery – décor, sleep essentials, skincare
Mealtime – nursing, bottles, baby food, sippys, utensils, highchairs
Play – toys, entertainment, activities
Gear – diaper bags, strollers, essentials
Fashion – layette, clothes, accessories
Web – webshops, community boards, sale sites, info sites, photo sharing sites, blogs

Finalists will be selected by top editors and baby industry experts, with some consideration given to popularity (number of nominations). A voting period will follow (February 21-March 16th, 2012), wherein votes will be limited to one vote per user, per award.

Key Dates
Nominations : November 18th, 2011 – January 20th, 2012
Finalists Announced: February 21st, 2012
Voting: February 21st – March 16th, 2012
Winners Announced: April 2nd, 2012

About the New Arrival Award
The New Arrival Award is an exclusive new industry honor, recognizing the best new products, services, and websites of 2011, across six categories: Nursery, Gear, Fashion, Play, Mealtime, and Web. Award winners are selected by the prestigious Cribsie Academy, comprising the most influential minds and talents in the parenting industry. Only products introduced to market in 2011 are eligible for a 2012 New Arrival Award; entries are judged on their innovation, design/style, marketability, and utility.

The Cribsie Academy was founded in 2011 to honor innovation and achievement in the baby and kids industry. Comprising top luminaries, influencers, and experts in the parenting sphere, the Cribsie Academy includes industry celebrities ranging from chefs to TV morning show producers to top retail buyers.

Meet the Academy
· Alicia Ybarbo & Mary Ann Zoellner of Today’s Moms
· Tyler Florence of Sprout Organic Baby Food
· Jennifer Cattaui of Earnshaw’s Magazine
· Jamie Grayson of Baby Guy Gear Guide
· Sabrina James of Babytalk & Parenting
· Tiffani Thiessen & Lonni Paul of PetitNest
· Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom
· Nicholas Manville of Little BG
· Dina Freeman of BabyCenter
· Ali Wing of Giggle
· Julia Buck of Forty Weeks
· Olivia Mark of

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Media Contact:
Natalie Markoff

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Natalie Markoff

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