Panel judges' comments:
"The product was considered to be excellent value, especially compared to conventional clarinets and this made it more accessible to children.
The company has addressed all the factors which inhibit children form learning the traditional Bb flat clarinet, its weight, size, cost, fragility and difficulty in producing notes, and remedied them. The company has taken a new approach to a conventional instrument without it being electronic.
This was a pioneering use of plastics incorporating a clever use of moulding. The result was a very robust instrument with a good acoustic quality."