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For more than 40 years, IFE, International Food & Drink Event, has sat at the heart of the food and drink community, welcoming 30,000 retailers, wholesalers and foodservice professionals to taste, test and source products from a global list of suppliers. Meet the FoodBev team at stand 317 and pick up a copy of our magazines. 

World Food Innovation Awards winners ceremony Monday 25 March, 2.45-3.30pm, Trends & innovations platform IFE, London.

+ By entering the awards...

By entering the World Food 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 + our dedicated plant base monthly newsletter.

  • FREE entry to our post-show digital networking f&b webinar.

As a finalist...

  • Your entry showcased in our presentation as a finalist during the IFE ceremony, presented in front of industry-leading experts, and influencers.

  • 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.

  • Photographed at IFE showcasing your win, and have images shared via our social media channels and website.

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

  • A chance to be interviewed at IFE showcasing your win, video shared via our social media channels and website. 

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

  • A chance to participate in our post-show webinar as a winner of the awards, and network with industry professionals.
     

Award Outcomes

World Food Innovation Awards 2024

2024 Judges

Photo Gallery

Winning Innovations

Get ready for an exciting return – the World Food Innovation Awards are back and they’re better than ever before! This prestigious event stands as FoodBev’s longest-running scheme, having celebrated over 300 winning businesses and innovations in the food and beverage industry.

The World Food Innovation Awards, in association with IFE, International Food & Drink Event, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global food industry.

As the longest and most established awards scheme in the industry, these awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your food brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.

Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards ceremony and can highlight the contribution your company’s products and team are making to the food industry. Read more about FoodBev Awards here >

Best Product 2024

  • Artisan product

  •  NEW  Bakery product

  • Children’s/baby product

  • Chilled/frozen product

  •  NEW  Confectionery product

  • Dairy product

  • Functional product

  • Low or no product

  • Meat/poultry product

  • Natural/organic product

  • Plant-based product

  • Seafood product

  • Snack product

 

Best Innovations 2024

  • Drink innovation

  • Food innovation

  • Ingredient innovation

  • Health innovation

  • Technology innovation

 

Best Business 2024

  • Marketing campaign

  • New/start-up business

  • Packaging design

  • CSR/sustainability initiative

  • Foodservice initiative

2024 Categories 

Important Information 
Entry Process
  1. Complete the Enter Now form 

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

  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.

Checkout Help & FAQ >

Entry Requirements & Judging

All entries are judged on the information you provide, 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.


Although not compulsory, in your entry description, you can add additional information you feel will support your entry for any claims made within your 400-word pitch. This can be in the form of a video link or a link to studies and supporting documents.


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

Awards Ceremony 

The ceremony will take place at IFE International Food & Drink Event, ExCeL London, on 20 March 2023.

We will be notifying you whether or not you have been shortlisted as a finalist by 3rd March 2023. Due to the nature of the independent judging process, we are not able to offer feedback as to why you have or have not been successfully shortlisted.

Eligibility 

All products entered must have been launched/created/rebranded from 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. 

2024 Shortlist Announced!

FoodBev is thrilled to unveil the shortlist for the 2024 World Food Innovation Awards! From groundbreaking new flavours to revolutionary initiatives, these awards celebrate the latest innovations from companies shaping the future of the global food industry.

With more than 80 companies that have secured their place across 23 categories, each entry encapsulates the astounding ingenuity and vision that defines the global food industry.

FAQs

Do I need to attend the event?

There is no requirement to attend the winner's ceremony. We partner with trade show events to showcase the shortlisted entries in person around the world. If you still want to watch the ceremony, we stream live on our website and social media.

Do I need to submit product samples?

Not for our Innovation Awards, entries are judged on the information you submit in your entry description, images and supporting documents. Our Plant-based Taste Awards have a separate set of rules, please get in touch if you require additional information.

How do I know if I win?

Once entry is closed, judging will begin! We will announce a shortlist a few weeks after the entry period has closed, you will be informed via email of our outcome. It is really important to check the email you use to complete step 1 as this email will be informed regarding outcomes.

Can I request an invoice?

Yes, invoices are sent automatically when your entry payment is complete, if you lose or require the invoice resending please get in touch.

What forms of payments are accepted?

We accept all major credit and debit cards through our payment provider. If you wish to enter via proforma invoice please get in touch with the team.

Can I enter the same category more than once?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of times you can enter the awards. Make sure to visit the award scheme landing page and check the 'eligibility' section for more information.

I think I have entered the wrong details on my submission, how do I fix this?

Once you complete the submission form you will receive an email with your details for your records, to change this - please reply to that email with the changes you wish to make or contact awards@foodbev.com

Are the awards accepting entries globally?

Yes, the awards accept entries worldwide! FoodBev Media is an international media publisher with an audience spanning across the globe, being successful ensures you gain global recognition.

How is my entry judged?

Each entry is judged on the information you provide via your entry form submission (step 3) for your records, this form is sent to your email when your form is completed.

My product has multiple flavors/versions

Each flavour/version requires a separate entry and individual payment. But don't worry! We offer discounts and deals on multiple flavour entries, please get in touch to find out more.

    1. Complete the Enter Now form 

    2. Once completed, you will be redirected to our payment portal (if you wish to enter via invoice)

    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.

    Checkout Help & FAQ >

  • ​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 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. 

    • Entries are accepted internationally, our awards celebrate all innovations across the globe including those sold internationally or locally.

    • There is no requirement for companies to be exhibiting at IFE to enter our awards. To ensure you recieve the most exposure we highly recomend attending the winners ceremony.

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

    Entry details must be submitted no later than - 22nd February 2024

    Entry deadline - 22nd February 2024

    Awards ceremony - TBC

  • + By entering the awards...

    By entering the World Food 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 + our dedicated beverage monthly newsletter.

    • FREE entry to our post-show digital networking f&b webinar.

    Finalist or commended...

    As a second-place finalist or third-place commended entry you receive the following:​

    • Your entry showcased in our presentation at IFE, in front of industry-leading experts and influencers.

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

    • Finalist/ commended logo and media pack to assist in showcasing your 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.

    •  NEW   Exclusive for IFE exhibitors - you're company listing highlighted on IFE's website as a shortlisted entry

    As a winner...

    • Winner’s category trophy 

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

    • FoodBev Awards promotional winner bunting for use at events, office or store.

    • Photographed at IFE showcasing your win, and have images shared via our social media channels and website.

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

    • A chance to be interviewed at IFE showcasing your win, video shared via our social media channels and website. 

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

    •  NEW   Your winning entry published in our FoodBev Awards winning innovations 2025 publication.

    •  NEW   Exclusive for IFE exhibitors - you're company listing highlighted on IFE's website as a shortlisted entry

    • And more...

Important Information 

Entry Closed

  • Start by completing the enter now form.

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

  • Please reach out to us for any questions or concerns

Step-by-step guide & FAQ >

£250/per entry

The World Food Innovation Awards, celebrated at IFE, International Food & Drink Event, are a shining example of innovation and excellence across every category of the global food industry. Entry deadline is the 22nd February 2024

2024 WINNERS Announced!
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