The World Plant-Based Taste Awards, in association with Plant Based World Europe Conference & Expo, are a celebration of taste across many categories of the global plant-based industry.
As one of the first of its kind in this sector, these awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your plant-based brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.
Being named ‘winner’ or ‘finalist’ 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 plant-based industry.
With news that the Plant Based World Europe Conference & Expo will be postponed to October 2021, in a move that prioritises the safety, comfort and confidence of the attendees; we want to assure you that the World Plant-Based Taste Awards 2021 will still be taking place.
The awards will still be held at the PBW Europe Conference & Expo, at the Business Design Centre in London, on the new dates: 15-16 October 2021. Our awards team are committed to ensuring our entrants the best opportunity to showcase taste in the pant-based industry and celebrate their successes with a live tasting event and awards ceremony.
With that in mind, the deadline for entries into the World Plant-Based Taste Awards will be extended to the new date of Friday 20 August 2021, which means there is still plenty of time to get your entries in. As one of the first of its kind in this sector, these awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your plant-based brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.
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Our helpful guide below should contain all you need to know about the World Plant-Based Taste Awards, but if you have any other queries please don’t hesitate to call us on +44 (0)1225 327855 or email [email protected].
Below are our categories for this year’s awards. There are 12 awards to win, covering all aspects of the plant-based industry.
Best faux meat sausage – LIVE
• Meat analogues
Best faux meat burger – LIVE
• Meat analogues
Best faux chicken product – LIVE
Best faux bacon product – LIVE
• Streaky style
• Back style
Best faux fish/seafood product – LIVE
• Faux fish fingers
• Faux shrimp
• Faux fish burgers
• Faux fish cakes
• Seaweed based
• Faux smoked salmon
Best cheese alternative – LIVE
• Faux cheese
• Nut-based cheese style products
Best faux analogue meat product
• Faux chicken/chicken nuggets/chicken burgers
• Faux pork/pulled pork
• Faux bacon
• Faux turkey
• Deli slices: prosciuttos, salami etc.
Best soy-based/fermented product
• Fungal fermented
• Miso soups, broths & bowls
Best sauce/store cupboard product
• Sauces for heating
• Cold sauces inc. mayonnaise, mayonnaise-based
• Fermented condiments
• Dips & dressings
• Nut butters
Best egg/dairy alternative
• Faux butter
• Faux cream
• Faux egg
• Nut-based creams
• Nut-based milks & cream
• Cereal-based milk & cream
• Plain yogurt
• Flavoured yogurt
Best convenience/ready to eat product
• Ready meals to be re-heated
• Ready to serve chilled meals
• Veg, pulse & grain-based nuggets, sausages & burgers
• Faux meat products
• Mushroom-based pies
• Veg and faux meat sausage rolls
• Veg & faux meat pies
• Scotch eggs
Best savoury snack
• Faux-meat flavoured crisps, snacks & savouries
• Veg-based snacks & savouries
• Nut, seed & grain-based
• Protein snacks
Best sweet snack, biscuit or confectionery
• Chocolate bars
• Bars & bites
• Nutrition bars
Best chilled dessert/ice cream
• Chocolate desserts
• Vanilla ice cream
• Flavoured ice cream
• Ice cream bars
In addition to the prestige of winning a World Plant-Based Taste Award, winners and finalists will also receive a comprehensive media package to showcase their success.
The package will include:
• A presentation of your shortlisted product during the World Plant-Based Taste Awards ceremony at Plant Based World Europe in front of an audience of leading decision makers.
• The opportunity to have your product tasted live on stage at Plant Based World Europe by a celebrity panel. This will be videoed by our digital content team, showcasing your great achievement, which you can then share with clients.
• A dedicated announcement of your success on social media to FoodBev’s 70,000+ followers.
• The chance to be photographed by a professional photographer, showcasing your win.
• A comprehensive communications kit complete with a press release, logos to use on packaging, websites or emails signatures; a certificate of excellence; and of course a special prize for winners!
• Your success will also be promoted as a dedicated top story on FoodBev.com reaching our 100,000 unique monthly visitors including our video presentation of all winners and finalists.
Plus, all entrants will receive a FREE 1-year digital subscription package to our industry-leading magazines, FoodBev and Refreshment plus weekly food news updates, worth £98.
Entering is easy, simply click ‘Enter Now’, select the categories you wish to enter and then fill out the personal details form on the right-hand side.
Entry cost (exclusive of UK VAT)
Early bird entry – £280
Standard entry – £350
Small Business entry – £210
Exhibitor entry – £280
Early bird entry – £195
Standard entry – £250
Small Business entry – £150
Exhibitor entry – £195
Please contact [email protected] for more information.
All entries must be received before close of business Friday 20 August 2021.
What do I need?
Once you have paid and filled in the entry form, you will be sent a confirmation email with a unique username and password so that you can log into your awards portal to submit your product images and ingredients list. Please ensure you submit:
This information is essential to secure your entry.
Once the scheme closes for entries we will notify entrants on where to send samples.
You can enter multiple categories or products. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Entries are to be paid via credit/debit card and on receipt of payment, you will be sent a confirmation email with a PDF e-receipt attached as proof of purchase. We can only accept payment in GBP.
If you are unable to pay by credit/debit card then please email us: [email protected]
The awards ceremony will take place on 15-16 October 2021 at Plant Based World Europe Conference & Expo at the Business Design Centre, London.
Every entry will be personally tasted by a panel of leading figureheads in the plant-based industry.
The categories will be split into two judging categories; live-tasting and behind closed doors.
The live-tasting categories will be split into 2 separate judging sessions. On 15 October (AM), all entries will be tasted and scored by a handpicked judging panel of industry experts in a dedicated tasting room. The top 3 highest scoring entries will then be tasted live on Thursday afternoon by a celebrity panel. Whilst the tasting will take place in front of an audience, the scoring will not.
Finalists of the live-tasting categories will be contacted via email or phone as the results are in. If you do not hear from us then, unfortunately, it means you have not been shortlisted.
The behind closed doors categories will be judged by our handpicked panel of industry experts on 15 October (PM), in a dedicated tasting room. The judges will score each entry and the winners and finalists will be determined by the highest scores.
We will let the finalists of the behind closed doors categories know on Thursday afternoon, as soon as the results are in. If you do not hear from us then, unfortunately, it means you have not been shortlisted.
All of our winners and finalists will be announced during our 2021 World Plant-Based Taste Awards ceremony which will take place on 16 October 2021, at Plant Based World Europe Conference & Expo.
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