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World Food Innovation Awards 2023

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.

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony, at IFE on 20 March 2023 at ExCel London.

Best Product of 2023

  • Artisan product

  • Children’s/baby product

  • Snack product

  • Low or no product

  • Natural/organic product

  • Dairy product

  • Plant-based product

  • Chilled/frozen product

  • Meat/poultry product

  • Seafood product

  • Functional product


Best Innovation of 2023

  • Drink innovation

  • Food innovation

  • Ingredient innovation

  • Health innovation

  • Technology innovation


Best of Business 2023

  • Marketing campaign

  • New/start-up business

  • Packaging design

  • CSR/sustainability initiative

  • Foodservice initiative

2023 Catagories 

Important Information 
Entry Process

Once you have added the entries to your basket and checked out, you will receive an email with information for the next steps. This email will include 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 for more information.

Find out more with our FAQs >

Entry Requirements 

All entries are judged on the information you provide, to ensure consistency and validity we ask that you provide: a 200-word maximum description of your product/entry, a company logo, maximum of 2 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 200-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.


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. 


How many finalists are there?

Each category has 3-5 finalists and 1 winner

Can I request an invoice?

Yes, invoices are sent automatically when your order 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 debits cards through our payment provider.

Can I enter the same category more than once?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of times you can enter the awards. Please check your entries in the checkout before paying.

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

Please get in touch with us via email and we can help fix your submission,

Are the awards accepting entries globally?

Yes, the awards accept entries worldwide.

How is my entry judged?

Each entry is judged on information you provide via your entry form submission (this form is sent to your email when your order is completed).

My product has multiple flavors/versions

Each flavour/version requires a separate entry, every entry is valid for only one product name. We offer a 3 for 2 deal on multiple flavour entries, please get in touch to find out more.

Find us at IFE

Find this years entrants and previous winners at IFE 2023 in March at the London Excel, visit IFE website to find out about how you can attend and register attendance

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Entry Open!

  • Add as many entries as you wish, make sure to check the category selection before checking out.

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

  • After purchase, you will receive an email instructing you how 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. 

£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.

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