Editors Award for Functional Food Innovation

The Editor's Award is decided on by our own NutraIngredients editors. This year’s award will celebrate the best in functional food innovations and is open to new and innovative finished products in addition to ingredients and delivery systems that are able to demonstrate novel delivery systems or examples of innovative use in finished products. If you have made the seemingly impossible now possible, then we want to hear from you. Whether it’s a new delivery mechanism or formulation method that makes using an existing product possible, or a new ingredient, encapsulation or delivery system that makes using previously impossible combinations or formats possible, this award celebrates the best in novel technologies and functional food and drink innovations.

    Our judges will base their decision on evidence for:

    • A development that means the use of nutritional ingredient(s) are possible in new food or beverage format(s)
    • A novel or innovative delivery system that meets a consumer need or trend
    • Solid scientific evidence for the product’s claims Commercial success, including evidence of retailer and consumer interest and any other accolades won
    • What gives your product the ‘X factor’ – something that makes it stand out from the crowd and edge out the competition (including evidence to back up claims)

    To view the requirements for this category, click to download


    Entries are now closed for the 2022 NutraIngredients Awards. The 2022 finalists have now been announced. Take a look at the full list here


    • Once all entries are received they will be reviewed by the NutraIngredients Awards Judging Panel made up of independent judges from the industry.
    • The three finalists will be confirmed and notified in March 2022. 
    • The winners will be announced in May 2022.