NutraIngredients Awards 2022 – Prepare to be judged!

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NutraIngredients Awards 2022 – Prepare to be judged!

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With a new prize acknowledging Innovation in Women’s Health, the NutraIngredients Awards for 2022 is one of new categories, new industry focus and more importantly new additions to the judging panel.

Now with seventeen categories in total for consideration, the online awards ceremony on Wednesday 4 May 2022, ​will gather a chosen a panel of 13 experts​​ from the nutrition industry to cast their beady eye over this year’s range of applications.

“The very best of luck to all applicants for 2022,”​ says Will Chu, Science & Tech Editor of NutraIngredients and one of the judges for this year.

“We are constantly amazed and impressed by the standard of applications year on year and 2022 is no exception with some well-deserved recognition currently in the works.

“With the innovation, research and product R&D on show at the awards, the nutrition industry is truly in a position to bounce back stronger than ever from the disruption of these past two years.”

The judges for the NutraIngredients Awards of 2022 are:

  • Jens Bleiel, Independent Food Innovation Consultant for Bleiel Ltd
  • Will Chu, Science Editor at NutraIngredients
  • Patrick Coppens, Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs at Food Supplements Europe
  • Sandra Einerhand, PhD, Founder of Einerhand Science & Innovation BV
  • Mal Evans, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at KGK Science Inc.
  • Joerg Gruenwald, Founder & CEO for analyze & realize GmbH
  • Ewa Hudson, Director of Insights at Lumina Intelligence
  • Wenche Emblem Larssen, Research Manager for Møreforsking AS
  • Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Lecturer at London South Bank University
  • Steve Osborn, Food Technology Scout & Commercial Development Director at The Aurora Ceres Partnership
  • Lloyd Parker, Head of Nutrition at Everton Football Club
  • Kavitha Sivasubramaniam, Senior Editor at NutraIngredients
Kacey Culliney, Editor of CosmeticsDesign-Europe.

Returning this year as a judge, Kacey Culliney, Editor of CosmeticsDesign-Europe describes the Awards as a "benchmark of innovation in the field of nutraceuticals and functional ingredients.

"For the beauty and personal care industry, this is a space where we are seeing plenty of exciting concepts and breakthroughs and within the NutraIngredient Awards, we have two hot-button categories this year: Beauty from Within and Women’s Health.

"In these two fields, we have seen incredible strides made on the formulation and ingredient side but also on the science side, with clinical trials, research and proof of concept developments advancing fast.

"For innovators in the field, the awards are a means to proudly outline your advances and champion your products; they are also a great means to have your inventions looked at closely by industry experts and peers.

"The competition has never been higher, as we continue to learn about the gut-skin and gut-brain axis and scientific understanding on female health continues its mighty rise.

"I’m very much looking forward to taking a look at and judging the cutting-edge developments coming through the ranks in these spaces and getting a sense on where this might take the market in years to come.”

By entering the NutraIngredients Awards, this is a chance to stand out in your market segment and showcase your success and innovation to the rest of the industry

Here’s a reminder of the Award categories:

Ingredient of the Year​

Our Ingredient of the Year awards aim to celebrate the best ingredients and innovations that industry has to offer in key consumer categories. 

Ingredient of the Year: Beauty from Within

Ingredient of the Year: Cognitive Function

Ingredient of the Year: Healthy Ageing

Ingredient of the Year: Prebiotic

Ingredient of the Year: Sports Nutrition

Ingredient of the Year: Weight Management

Product of the Year

Our Product of the Year awards are your chance to showcase the best in finished product innovation and market success related to specific ingredients categories.

Product of the Year: Botanical

Product of the Year: Immune Support

Product of the Year: Omega-3

Product of the Year: Probiotic

Product of the Year: Sports Nutrition

Specialty Awards

Our awards go beyond ingredients and products and gives other stakeholders the chance to shine. Giving the opportunity to bring to light projects, initiatives, companies, people, and innovations making an impact in our industry.

Editors Award for Functional Food Innovation

Innovations in Women’s Health Award


Nutrition Research Project

Personalised Nutrition Initiative

Start-up Award

Entries are open now​​ and the closing date for entries is Monday 24 January 2022​ at 23:55 CET​. Entry to the awards will be set at a fee of €175 (£150 per entry)​ except for the NutraChampion​​ Award, which is a free category.

Please see the NutraIngredients Awards​​ website​​ for further details. Please note that most categories require a European-based element (commercially available in Europe or impact in Europe, based in Europe, etc) in order to be entered for this year’s Awards.

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