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2022 Categories and criteria

First of all, browse the different award categories to check eligibility and criteria before submitting your entry.

Note the entry fees (per entry):

Don't miss the early bird discount until 15th of May! Full price applies from 16th of May onwards.

  • Early bird: V-Label licensee 25€* / non V-Label licensee 50€
  • Full price:  V-Label licensee 50€* / non V-Label licensee 100€

* V-Label Licensee, ask your local partner for a discount voucher to benefit from the licensee pricing

For orders placed outside of Switzerland, tax liability of the recipient of the services (reverse charge) 

Remember: if you are not a V-Label licensee, make sure to submit your entry for the eligible categories: "Innovation" and "Best Ingredient Innovation"

Once ready...

Select the first category you wish to enter from the list above. Expand the category, Click ENTER NOW.

Register to set up your account. PLEASE NOTE - The account login requirements on the Awards entry system and ensure that you complete all questions. When registering, you will receive an email with a validation code which must be added to complete the registration process. Please check your junk folder.

You will need to register on the platform before you can complete your entry. If you do not want to complete you entry in one sitting you can part complete your entry, your information is automatically saved, and you can return later, login using the YOUR ACCOUNT tab in the menu and complete the entry.

To submit your entry, agree to the terms and conditions then click the COMPLETE button at the bottom of the page. If you forget your password please use the reset password link on the login page.

Awarding plant-based tofu, TVP, tempeh, seitan, burger patties, sausages, ground meat, meatballs, nuggets, crumbles, and other meat alternatives for their quality and innovation.

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based fish products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products.

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)".

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury.

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based milk, ice cream, creamer, yoghurt, butter, cheese, and other dairy alternatives for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)". In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based confectionery & snack products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based functional food products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based breakfast meal products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)". In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based ready meal products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based free from food products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based ingredient innovations targeted towards the B2B market

Eligibility:

Open to ALL plant-based ingredients, it does not require to be V-Label certified. (Plant-based: does not contain animals or parts of animals, must not be created with the help of living animals or animal-derived products on all production and processing steps)

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based cosmetic products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based household products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding plant-based textile products for their quality and innovation

Eligibility:

V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness
  • Presentation
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact
  • Sustainability
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Awarding companies offering products in the plant-based space that are making an effort to minimise their impact on the environment (carbon neutral, zero plastic, recycling programs, circular economy etc.).

Eligibility:

Companies offering V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness of initiative
  • Demonstrated results
  • Scalability of initiative
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Awarding companies and products that are expanding their plant-based offering by providing new quality, sustainable alternatives to consumers.

Eligibility:

Open to ALL plant-based products, it does not require to be V-Label certified. (Plant-based product: does not contain animals or parts of animals, must not be created with the help of living animals or animal-derived products on all production and processing steps)

Criteria:

  • Ingredient innovation
  • Process innovation
  • Packaging innovation
  • Final product innovation
  • Consumer engagement innovation
  • Uniqueness of initiative
  • Sustainability of initiative
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Awarding companies offering plant-based products that work to make a positive impact, beyond sustainability, by supporting causes that affect their community (collaboration with social programs, NGO‘s, animal sanctuaries, etc.)

Eligibility:

Companies offering V-Label certified products

This category is open to V-Label licensees only. If you are not a V-Label licensee, submit your entry in the categories of "Innovation" or "Best Ingredient Innovation (B2B)"

In this category, only entries from V-Label licensees will be handed over to the jury

Criteria:

  • Uniqueness of initiative
  • Demonstrated results
  • Scalability of initiative


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Awarding companies or products in the plant-based space for their quality, innovation, sustainable approach, and social impact, as chosen by popular voting. All eligible entries automatically enter this category.

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Awarding companies or products in the plant-based space for their quality, innovation, sustainable approach, and social impact, as voted by a panel of relevant influencers. All eligible entries automatically enter this category.

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All participants that take part in the International V-Label Awards, automatically participate in their National Award. They contest in the same categories and are evaluated by the same judges. Their score is valid both for the international and the national contest. There are as many national winners as there are categories.

The categories of Special Influencers' Award and Special Consumers' Award do not observe a National Award as they are voted by a special jury.

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