In the absence of a live trade show, this year’s Natural & Organic Awards Europe will be celebrated virtually on 10 September, Diversified Communications has confirmed.

The awards, usually marked at a reception within Natural & Organic Products Europe, are now open. Products which have been launched on or after 1 January 2020 will be eligible for entry, allowing product launches which have been delayed by the pandemic to get increased exposure to the entire market and giving brands an opportunity to get their products into the hands of some of the industry’s most esteemed buyers.

All entries will be judged by a small panel of industry experts and highlighted in the September issue of Natural Products News (NPN). The shortlist and winners will be announced during a live virtual online ceremony, with the winners then featured in the October issue.

“The Natural & Organic Awards Europe are an integral part of highlighting the incredible innovation on show at Natural & Organic Products Europe each year,” says Dominic Roberjot, publisher, NPN. “With the show moving to April 2022, we felt it was important to find a way to still recognize and celebrate the incredible number of brands who have continued to innovate and launch products throughout the pandemic.

“We are therefore delighted to announce that the Natural & Organic Awards Europe will run this year via a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 10 September 2021. We are now inviting brands to enter their products into the awards across a number of categories.”

You can find more information about the entry process and available categories here. The deadline for all entries is 23 July.