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World Dairy Innovation Awards 2024

We're thrilled to announce that the annual World Dairy Innovation Awards is returning in 2024, celebrating excellence and innovation in the global dairy industry. Now in its 17th year, the awards recognise and honour the companies, products and services that shape and disrupt the dairy industry, setting a new standard of ingenuity and showcasing a commitment to delivering extraordinary consumer experiences. 

 

The 17th annual Global Dairy Congress will feature two days of conference sessions, a visit to UK's largest dairy, extensive time for networking and discussion, the winners ceremony will take place at the end of the first day.

 

This isn't just about showcasing products; it's a comprehensive spotlight that illuminates your entire company, solidifying your presence and influence within the industry. 

 

Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards ceremony – it's an enduring testament to your brand and product/service. Exhibit your brand on the international canvas at this year’s World Dairy Innovation Awards and spotlight the contributions your products and team make to the dairy sector. 

Best Product 2024

  • Artisan dairy

  • Cheese

  • Children’s dairy product

  • Dairy alternative

  • Dairy drink

  • Dairy protein product

  • Dairy snack

  • Ice cream/frozen yogurt

  • Functional dairy

Best Innovation 2024

  • Dairy alternative innovation

  • Intolerance-friendly innovation

  • Manufacturing/technology innovation

  • Health innovation

Best Business 2024

  • Marketing campaign

  • New/start-up business

  • Packaging design

  • CSR/sustainability initiative

2024 Categories 

Entry Open!

  • Add as many entries as you wish, you can select your categories after payment.

  • If you wish to use a discount or deal code, add this to the payment page.

  • After purchase, you will receive an invoice email & redirected to enter your entry bio, images and logos (failure to provide these may lead to disqualification).

  • Please reach out to us for any questions or concerns​

Step by step guide & FAQ >

Enter via proforma invoice > 

£250/per entry

The World Dairy Innovation Awards are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the international dairy industry.  Join us to mark a new chapter in the dairy industry's evolutionary journey and secure your position at the forefront of its progress.

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2023 Winners

    1. Complete the Enter Now form 

    2. Once completed, you will be redirected to our payment portal (if you wish to pay via proforma invoice please contact our team)

    3. After payment is complete you will have access to our online entry submission form

    Once you have completed the first entry details form, you will receive an email with information for the next steps, allowing you to pick up where you left off without resubmitting step 1. This email also includes the link to complete your entry submission.

    Each standard entry costs £250 (+VAT). There is also a reduced rate of 40% (+VAT) for small businesses. Please contact awards@foodbev.com for more information.

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  • ​Each standard entry costs £250 (+VAT).  One entry is valid for one submission. One product can be entered into multiple categories. 

    1 product entered into 3 categories = 3 entries

    3 products entered into 1 category = 3 entries 

    2 products entered into 2 categories = 4 entries

     

    We offer special discounts and offers for multiple product entries as well as product flavours and editions which are each charged as separate entries.

     

    There is also a reduced rate of 40% (+VAT) for small businesses. Please contact awards@foodbev.com for more information.

    Checkout Help & FAQ >

  • All entries are judged on the information you provide, no product samples are required for this award scheme. To ensure consistency and validity we ask that you provide:

    • a 400-word maximum description of your product/entry

    • a company logo

    • maximum of 3 high-resolution images

    • (Optional) Supporting Documents. This can be in the form of a video link or a link to studies and supporting documents, please provide links to documents in your 400-word description.


      TIP  Please communicate clearly how your product is genuinely innovative, introduces new concepts, offers added value, and has a market impact. 

  • All products entered must have been launched/created/rebranded within the last 14 months. Products that are not yet in the market can still be entered as long as they are in their prototype/packaging stage by the closing date of this scheme. Products can be entered into multiple categories. 

  • The winners will be announced during the Global Dairy Congress, in a special awards ceremony hosted by FoodBev Media.

    Entry details must be submitted no later than - 31st May 2024

    Entry deadline - 31st May 2024

    Awards ceremony - 25th June 2024

  • + By entering the awards...

    By entering the World Dairy Innovation Awards you receive: 

    • FREE 1-year digital subscription package to our industry-leading magazines, FoodBev and The Plant Base worth £98.

    • Sign-up to our industry-leading weekly FoodBev Media newsletters

    As a finalist or commended...

    • A digital certificate as a finalist.

    • Finalist’s logo and media pack to assist in showcasing your finalist status on your social media, website, email, packaging, and print materials.

    • An announcement of your business on social media to FoodBev’s 70,000+ followers.

    As a winner...

    • Winner’s category trophy & certificate 

    • Winner’s logo and media pack to assist in showcasing your win on your social media, website, email, packaging, and print materials.

    • Your success will also be promoted as a dedicated top story on FoodBev.com reaching our 150,000 unique monthly visitors.

    • Your winning entry published in our winner's article feature in our FoodBev magazine and distributed to readers globally.

    • Photographed at Zenith's Global Dairy Congress.

    • Winning entry featured in FoodBev Magazine
       

Important Information 

Join us @Global Dairy Congress

Join us at Global Dairy Congress 2024 for a special winner's ceremony!

The premier industry event devoted to marketing and brands, consumers and innovation, designed for industry leaders, innovators, suppliers, customers and advisers worldwide. The 17th annual Global Dairy Congress will feature two days of conference sessions, a visit to UK's largest dairy, extensive time for networking and discussion, and presentation of the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2024.

2023 Winners Announced!

Our panel of experts can finally reveal the winners for our World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023. Read the full article at Foodbev.com

2024 shortlist announced!
Read more >
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