The Soil Association is accepting nominations for their annual Organic Awards, which have become a benchmark for excellence and set the highest standard for innovation, quality and commitment within the organic health and beauty industry.
Sophie Bolton, Soil Association Marketing Manager says “The Organic Industry Awards acknowledge the very best of organic business and are a fantastic marketing tool for anyone wishing to demonstrate their brand’s innovation, quality and ethics.”
The awards presentation will form part of The Natural & Organic Awards, hosted in association with Natural Products – the industry’s leading trade magazine, on Sunday 3 April at Olympia Conference Centre after the close of business on the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.
The deadline for nominations in all five organic categories is Friday 25 February:
- Best Organic Retailer
- Best Organic Textile Product
- Best Organic Facial Skincare Product
- Best Organic Baby Product
- Best Organic Bodycare Product
Nomination forms are available to download from www.naturalproducts.co.uk/awards and should be submitted to Events Co-ordinator Laura Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Soil Association. Winners, who stand to gain huge competitive advantage from displaying the winning logo on their products, will be decided by a panel of industry professionals.
The shortlist for the Organic Retail category is decided by a public vote. While the award for Best New Organic Food Product is open to Natural & Organic Products Europe exhibitors only and will be chosen by visitors to the show’s New Product Showcase throughout Sunday 3 April.
Outstanding Achievement Award
Nominations are also being accepted for this year’s Natural Products Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Pegasus PR, which honours an inspirational individual (or organisation) whose contribution to the natural and organic sector has been genuinely transformational. The ten individuals who receive the most nominations by the deadline of Friday 4 February (email Jim Manson at email@example.com) will be published in the March issue of Natural Products. The readers of the magazine (both in print and online) will then be called upon to cast a final vote. The eventual winner of this prestigious Award will also to be announced at the Natural & Organic Awards ceremony.
Soil Association exhibitor space
The Soil Association is a key supporter of Natural & Organic Products Europe and show highlights for 2011 include the official Trade launch of the annual Organic Market Report, plus the return of the popular Soil Association Organic Marketplace. Specifically designed to promote smaller organic producers, the marketplace offers a cost-effective way for Soil Association licensees to launch their fledging brands to some of the world’s leading buyers.
Natural & Organic Products Europe is free to attend for pre-registered trade visitors. To register, please visitwww.naturalproducts.co.uk