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Submitting a nomination for the Food & Beverage Industry Awards is a great way to acknowledge recent success within your company. The Awards recognise the best in food and beverage manufacturing.

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NOMINATING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Nominating is free, and must be completed using the online form below by 11:59pm Friday 10 July 2020.
  • Your nomination must be completed in one sitting; a partially completed form cannot be saved and reopened at a later date.
  • Please have any supporting documentation (i.e. export approvals, photographs, marketing materials) ready to upload.
  • All products and/or technologies must be manufactured and commercially available in Australia and/or New Zealand (‘commercially available’ does not include products sold exclusively at markets).
  • Executives nominated must reside and work in either Australia or New Zealand.
  • All product nominations must be accompanied by a high resolution image (at least 1MB in size) suitable for print publication.

AWARDS TIMELINE:

  • Nominations open: Monday 9 December 2019
  • Nominations close: Friday 10 July 2020
  • Finalists announced: Monday 13 July 2020
  • Judging of finalists: Monday 20 – Friday 31 July 2020
  • Winners announced: September edition of Food & Beverage Industry News

 

Best of the Best

The best new food or beverage product – chosen from the winners of the other Awards.

 

  1. Winner must be a food or beverage product.
  2. Product must be a winner in another category for the Food & Beverage Industry Awards.

 

Export Product of the Year

A food or beverage product that has recently been exported successfully at a commercial level.

 

  1. Export of the product must have begun from 1 January 2019 (product may have been sold commercially in Australia or New Zealand before that date).
  2. The exported product must fill a gap in the market for the country/s it is being exported to. (30 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate the success of the product in the export market – i.e. financial gains, customer satisfaction, increasing orders. (40 points)
  4. Nomination must discuss packaging and how this enhances exporting quality, shelf life of product, and marketing/promotion in export markets, as well as the packaging’s sustainability. (30 points)

 

Start-Up of the Year

A new food or beverage product that has been processed by an Australian or New Zealand start-up.

 

  1. Company must have been established on or after 1 January 2017.
  2. Nomination must focus on a product that has been introduced to market from 1 January 2019, and that is available for retail or foodservice in Australia and/or New Zealand. (30 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate the sustainability of the product. (20 points)
  4. Nomination must showcase the success and reception of the product – fulfilling an overall market need or gap.(50 points)

 

Innovative Technology Award

A technology designed to enhance food and/or beverage processing. This category is for technology manufacturers who sell their products to food and beverage processors.

 

  1. Technology must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate how technology improves manufacturing efficiency and cost-saving (25 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate how technology differs from other available market offerings. (20 points)
  4. Nomination must showcase how technology improves at least one of the following: environment, production outputs, waste reduction. (25 points)
  5. Nomination must include a case-study demonstrating success at an Australian or New Zealand food and/or beverage manufacturing operation.

 

Safety Solution of the Year

A process or technology that enhances safety in the food and/or beverage manufacturing process. This category is for companies who sell their safety solution to food and beverage processors.

 

  1. Solution must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate how solution improves manufacturing safety. (40 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate how solution differs from other available market offerings. (20 points)
  4. Nomination must include a case-study demonstrating success at an Australian or New Zealand food and/or beverage manufacturing operation. (40 points)

 

Convenience Product of the Year

A food or beverage product that meets a convenience need for consumers – be it a snack, ready meal or beverage.

 

  1. Product must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must identify which need the product identifies, and how it addresses this issue. (25 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate any health benefits of the product for consumers who live an ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle. (25 points)
  4. Nomination must demonstrate how packaging assists in making the product convenient for consumers, and detail its sustainability. (25 points)
  5. Nomination must include information on the accessibility of the product, and how consumers can obtain it – i.e. grocery store, online shopping, nation-wide stockists. (25 points)

 

Retail Product of the Year

A food or beverage product available to end-consumers at a retail outlet. The retail outlet can be an independent grocer or store, or a chain.

 

  1. Product must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must include information on marketing and reception of the product by consumers. (25 points)
  3. Nomination needs to highlight the sales success of the product for the manufacturer – i.e. percentage of sales increase. (25 points)
  4. Nomination must clearly demonstrate how packaging contributed to the success of the product – i.e. a clear focus on sustainable messaging for environmentally conscious shoppers, shelf-life extension, point of difference from other similar products available to consumers. (25 points)
  5. Nomination must demonstrate how the product fulfils a consumer demand – i.e. why would they purchase the product? (25 points)

 

Foodservice Product of the Year

A food or beverage product designed for foodservice applications.

 

  1. Product must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must include information on marketing and reception of the product by consumers. (25 points)
  3. Nomination needs to highlight the sales success of the product for the manufacturer – i.e. percentage of sales increase. (25 points)
  4. Nomination must clearly demonstrate how packaging contributed to the success of the product. (25 points)
  5. Nomination must demonstrate how the product fulfils a need for the foodservice industry – i.e. why would they purchase the product? (25 points)

 

Locally Sourced Award

A food or beverage product that is made from Australian grown and/or made ingredients, and can demonstrate traceability.

 

  1. Product must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Product must contain between 90-100% Australian or New Zealand ingredients, and all main ingredients must be Australian or New Zealand sourced (where an Australian/NZ source is available). Where the main ingredient of a product is water, 90-100% of the remaining ingredients must also be sourced from Australia or New Zealand. (40 points)
  3. Product packaging and/or marketing includes information on source of ingredients – demonstrating traceability. (40 points)
  4. Nomination must describe how locally sourcing provides benefits in terms of the environment and sustainability. (10 points)
  5. Nomination should include any further information on support provided to local communities from where the product is sourced, if available. (10 points)

 

Food & Beverage Executive of the Year

An executive who has contributed to a growth in their company, through new product development, export markets and/or overall profit growth. This could apply to executives working on branded products, or “home brand” products for a supermarket or grocer.

 

  1. Executive has been in their role for six (6) or more months at 1 July 2019.
  2. Nomination include demonstrable company improvement and may focus on: new products developed and introduced to market from 1 January 2019; new export markets, for either a new or existing product (with export beginning on or after 1 January 2019); increased outputs of new and/or existing products, with increased from 1 January 2019. (50 points)
  3. Demonstrate the increase in overall revenue, sales volumes and/or new distributions channels from the above activities – this can be demonstrated as a percentage increase. (50 points)