Now entering its 13th edition, the Veggie Awards are the definitive consumer guide for plant-based customers, celebrating the best in meat-free food, cruelty-free beauty, and sustainable living, as well as the brands, organisations and people making a positive difference for vegetarian, vegan, sustainable and ethical causes.
The Veggie Awards provides the perfect opportunity to have your product tried, tested and judged by some of the best-loved celebrities and influencers in the plant-based and ethical industry. This year, we’re opening new categories, and there’s an opportunity to have thorough feedback from the judges. Entries open on 22nd January and close on 30th April 2021, and cost £100.
Products need to be entered online before 30th April, and then sent into us for initial testing. The knowledgeable Veggie Awards team will judge products based on the criteria set for each category, and will create a shortlist of the top 15 products in each category.
Shortlisted products will be sent to our celebrity judges in June 2021, who will rate the products according to the criteria set for each category. They will then select their winners and highly commended products.
The winners and highly commended products will be announced in our first ever virtual ceremony as well as in a digital magazine. This will be accompanied by extensive and ongoing social media promotion.
The panel on this year’s Veggie Awards includes some of the UK’s best-loved vegetarian and vegan celebrities and influencers. This year, we’re delighted to team up with the following personalities.
Martyn, aka ‘The Lagom Chef’, is a no-nonsense chef with a passion for healthy eating and saving the planet. He recently launched his healthy and sustainable meal plans, which he calls a blueprint for a better future.
Bettina is a plant-based pioneer, professional chef and the author of vegan cookbook, Happy Food.
Lucy is a vegetarian recipe creator and food photographer, who blogs under the name Lucy & Lentils, and has nearly 160,000 Instagram followers.
Dr Joe is chiropractor and wellness expert who’s passionate about helping people to reach their health potential, and teaching others the benefits of growing their own vegetables.
TV presenter, health guru and travel writer Amanda Byram is famed for her passion for health, beauty and wellbeing.
Niki is an award-winning blogger and food consultant. She launched her blog Rebel Recipes in 2015, and has gone on to amass an army of foodie fans looking for recipe inspiration and plant-based eating know-how.
Award-winning bridal makeup artist, content creator and vegan beauty influencer, Jaineesha is recognised for creating awareness around eco-living, sustainability within the beauty industry and empowering South Asian women through speaking about taboo subjects.
Katy Beskow is an award-winning cook, writer and cookery tutor with a passion for seasonal ingredients, vibrant food and fuss-free home cooking. Katy’s sixth and latest book, Easy Vegan Bible, is out now.
Aine Carlin has forged a unique niche for herself in the world of plant-based cooking with her refreshingly fun and easy approach to veganism. A regular on Irish television, Aine has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and has contributed recipes to Sainsbury’s Magazine, Stella and more. Her latest cookbook, The Festive Vegan Table, is on sale now.
Amy Stuckey is a vegan blogger who founded All Things Vegan UK, providing vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians with inspiration on vegan meals and recipes, as well as honest views of new plant-based food and beauty launches on the market.
Rosie is a fully qualified nutritional therapist who set up her company, Miss Nutritionist, in 2010. Specialising in helping people to increase their energy and recover from burnout, she has recently published her first book, Burnout’s a B*tch.
Aimee is the recipe developer, writer and photographer behind award-winning blog WallflowerKitchen.com and author of Great British Vegan, where she shares comforting British classics made without meat, dairy or eggs.
Karen is an influencer who is passionate about sustainable living in the real world. She can be found daily on Instagram @n4mummy or writing her blog n4mummy.com. Karen lives in North London with her husband and three energetic children.
Demi is a vegan and lifestyle blogger, as well as a veterinary nurse and law student. Her content focuses on making veganism relatable and casual whilst also challenging her audience to consider topics such as racism within the vegan community.
This year, the Awards are divided into food, beauty and sustainability categories. Each category will include a winner and two runners-up.
Teas, coffees, soft drinks, vegetarian and vegan alcohol
Sweet and savoury nibbles including crisps, chocolate, sweets and cereal bars
Dry ingredients and pantry staples
Vegetarian sausages, burgers, mince and more
Plant-based pantry staples and dried foods
Plant-based chocolate, sweets and savoury nibbles
Plant-based milk, cheese, desserts, ice cream
Shampoos, conditioners and treatments
Body creams, scrubs, soap, body washes
Moisturisers, cleansers, serums, exfoliators, masks
Cruelty-free and vegan lipsticks, mascaras, eyeshadows, blushers
Plant-based shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments
Plant-based body lotions, body washes, scrubs
Plant-based serums, facial oils, scrubs
Toothbrushes, deodorants, supplements, protein powders
Products using alternatives to single-use plastic, brought to market within the last 12 months
Our newest category is open to brands that are going above and beyond to create more ethical products and services.
Trade entries closed on 30th April, and the shortlist will be announced on 1st June. Shortlisted products will be sent on to our all-star line-up of judges, who will select one Winner and two Highly Commended finalists in each category. Stay tuned for the results, which will be revealed in September 2021!