Nourish Vegan Awards®


Welcome to the Nourish Vegan Awards!

We are excited to judge all plant based products in an award chapter dedicated to them. We aim to find and reward food or beverage products that provide a nutritious plant based alternative with no compromise on taste and texture.

The Nourish VEGAN Awards® are a prestigious award program for the food & beverage sector. Launching for the first time in 2023 as a stand alone Award Chapter of the highly acclaimed Nourish Awards® with 12 plant based categories.

The Nourish Awards® have been running since 2018 and are widely recognised in the industry for their robust judging process and criteria for businesses of all sizes.

We accept both UK and International entries. Products should provide a healthy alternative with less sugar, less processing, good nutrition and ingredients. We are looking for wholesome and nutritious plant based food & beverage products that will appeal to a wider market.



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2024 Categories


Entry Criteria
The awards are for packaged food, and beverage products that are typically sold in supermarkets, independent retail outlets or online. We also have a special category for Cupboard Essentials & Ingredients – which is important to recognise and share with consumers.

Products should provide a healthy option. This means that not only they are plant based but we would also like to see products that are either low or lower sugar or free from refined sugars and chemical sweeteners where possible. Plant based eating should not be based upon consuming low quality processed foods or high amounts of sugar. We expect to see products that provide a good source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – as well as being delicious and appeal to a wide market, not only consumers on plant based diet, but to anyone. This will help increase the consumption of plant based foods that everyone can benefit from – including the planet.

The shortlist is determined based on the judges scores. Winner will be identified based on judges nomination for award, scores and overall judges feedback. We award Gold, Silver and Bronze and Special Awards for the Best Organic and Best Ethical Products.

Our judging panel includes expert nutritionists and nutritional therapists, chefs, free-from and food industry experts – who are either vegans or vegetarian themselves or are experts in plant based nutrition.

The awards are for businesses alone. Your business must be a registered, trading and the products you enter must be on sale and available to purchase by consumers directly or by wholesalers / distributors in the UK by 30th July 2023.
Products from outside the UK may enter if they are actively engaged in talks with with UK distributors or began the process of marketing or selling the products in the UK. Online sales are accepted as long as they are available to UK consumers for pound sterling.
Businesses of all sizes can enter with a finished product.

You must be able to provide full nutrition information.
Product samples must arrive in full retail packaging.

- Each entry is for a single specific product and flavour, not for product lines and product ranges.
- You may enter as many products as you like
- Products that entered into the awards in previously years, can re-enter again
- Entrants are responsible for sending the correct sample to the correct address
- Entrants are responsible to send the required quantity of samples for our judges to try
- No refund will be given to products that do not arrive on time; where incorrect product was sent or there were no sufficient amount of samples provided. These products will not be judged.
- No refund will be given for products that have been discontinued or samples are not available at the time of judging however, we may provide a discount for 2024 entry at our discretion
- All entry fees must be received by the organisers by the 15th January 2023. Entries not paid for by this date will not be judged.
- Products will be prepared according to the instruction on the retail packaging
- It is the responsibility of entrants to ensure that all samples sent are safe to consume and sent in chilled delivery (where required). The organisers reserve the right to discard any sample deemed to be unsafe to consume on arrival.
- We cannot accept products that require specialist equipment to prepare such as pizza oven, dehydrator, coffee machine, BBQ etc. Permitted equipment are a conventional oven, microwave oven, blender, gas or electric hob and a kettle. Chilled and frozen items are permitted.

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