The deadline for entries to this year’s global NutraIngredients Awards has been extended to Wednesday 8 February to accommodate high demand. As such, it's not quite too late to get your entry to us.
With 13 categories tackling everything from heart healthy ingredients to service providers, personalised nutrition initiatives, start-ups, and our much acclaimed Readers Ingredient of the Year and Readers Food Supplement of the Year awards, there is something for everyone.
If you've started the submission process, or been prepping and planning your submission, there are only a few days left.
For a few last minute hints, you can even find some important hints and tips on what our independent panel of top industry judges are looking for by checking out our recent interview with veteran judges Jens Bleiel and Ewa Hudson.
“We’re looking for innovative products, so if there’s an ingredient that is different, or provides a benefit that’s not commonly available or hasn’t been researched before, that’s very interesting,” said Hudson, head of health and wellness, ethical labels and nutrition research at Euromonitor International.
Bleiel, CEO at University College Dublin-based, business-focused dairy innovation incubator, Food Health Ireland (FHI), said he was looking for three things: “Real innovation, impact, and defined target market.”
Get your entries finalised before 8 February or be set to miss out.
Expanded categories, simplified criteria
Last year the NutraIngredients Awards received more than 130 entries across our categories, and with an expanded selection of awards for 2017 competition will be tight.
“We’ve added some ingredient-based categories and revamped entry criteria across-the-board to better target true nutrition innovation – wherever it may come from,” said NutraIngredients senior editor Shane Starling.
“There is so much happening in food supplements, healthy foods and nutrition around the world you can never capture it all, but we hope the independence of these awards will provide some kind of measure of what is truly innovative in global nutrition,” Starling added.
“The kind of work that improves people’s lives, optimises health and performance and reduce diseases deserves reward and recognition and that is what the NutraIngredients Awards are all about.”
Criteria has also been simplified and clarified for 2017, so take a look below in each of the categories to see how you can achieve stardom. The awards are global and not limited to European entrants.
- Readers’ Ingredient of the Year – in association with Vitafoods Europe 2017
- Ingredient of the Year – Healthy Ageing
- Ingredient of the Year – Weight Management
- Ingredient of the Year – Sport & Energy
- Ingredient of the Year – Immunity
- Ingredient of the Year – Heart Health
- Ingredient of the Year – Infant Nutrition
- Personalised Nutrition Initiative of the Year
- Readers’ Food Supplement of the Year – in association with Vitafoods Europe 2017
- Healthy Food of the Year
- Startup of the Year
- University Research of the Year
- Service Provider of the Year
Winners will be announced at a glamorous awards evening and dinner, held in association with Vitafoods Europe, at the the Starling Hotel on 10 May in Geneva.
Our independent judging panel will decide winners in 11 categories, with two categories – in association with Vitafoods Europe – decided by NutraIngredients readers in an online poll.
“250 folks from all over the world had a smashing night at the Awards ceremony last year in Geneva and we can’t wait to make it all happen again in 2017.” said Starling. “Come forth all ye nutra stars!”