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Nominations

Nominate. Participate. Inspire.

We would like to thank all that nominated a deserving company or individual.​ 

Important Dates

Nominations open: April 3rd - June 14th

Finalists announced: August

Public Voting open: Sept 9th - Sept 23rd

Product of the Year Competition: October 9th - more info

Awards night: November 2024

Award
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Product of the Year

Do you have an award worthy BC made food or beverage product that is exceptional on taste, quality and all things that make for an amazing product? Apply to be one of the top ten finalists to compete at the Product of the Year competition on October 9th, 2024.



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Best in Brand

The Best in Brand Award celebrates brands achieving growth through innovative strategies, recognized as leaders in their category, utilizing diverse consumer-facing media, and distinctive packaging design.

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Circularity

The Circularity Award celebrates businesses operational for at least two years, demonstrating commitment to minimizing waste, promoting reuse, repair, and recycling while integrating circularity principles into their daily operations.

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Emerging Business

The Emerging Business Award celebrates startups within five years, showing impressive growth, industry attention, and entrepreneurial drive.

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Export

The Export Award honors companies that have been exporting for at least two years, have a presence in one or more geographic markets, and has demonstrated significant foreign revenue growth in the past fiscal year.

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Indigenous Led Business of the Year

The Indigenous Led Business of the Year Award recognizes Indigenous-owned and led businesses in British Columbia operating for at least one year, specializing in producing food and/or beverage products while actively supporting the development and knowledge of the Indigenous community.

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Innovation

The Innovation Award honors a food & beverage product that creatively addresses consumer needs, challenges, or trends, showcasing potential to significantly impact the industry or consumer habits through inventive solutions.

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Leadership

The Leadership Award celebrates a seasoned leader in the food & beverage sector who inspires, mentors, and promotes diversity while embodying integrity and respect.


*this is an individual award

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Outstanding Workplace - Health & Safety

The Outstanding Workplace – Health & Safety Award honors organizations excelling in workplace health and safety through innovative programs, positive culture, and a spotless safety record over 5 years.

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People's Choice

The People's Choice Award celebrates brands and products that exude a captivating 'wow' factor, compelling customers to return for more and sparking a continuous buzz among friends and family.

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Social Impact

The Social Impact Award recognizes businesses with socially conscious models that actively engage with their communities through innovative initiatives, fostering a strong sense of purpose-driven community both internally and externally.

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Sustainability

The Sustainability Award recognizes exemplary leadership in sustainable practices, making positive contributions to the environment through effective execution of sustainability initiatives.

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Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors a leader in the food & beverage industry with at least two years of experience, who inspires growth, champions diversity and inclusion, upholds integrity, and demonstrates exceptional business acumen and market strategy.


*this is an individual award

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2024  Sponsor Support

Product of the Year

Do you have an award worthy BC made food or beverage product that is exceptional on taste, quality and all things that make for an amazing product? Apply to be one of the top ten finalists to compete at the Product of the Year competition on October 9th, 2024.



2023 Product of the Year Gold

Blueberry Maple Craft Cacao Bar, The GOOD Chocolatier

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Best in Brand

The Best in Brand Award celebrates brands achieving growth through innovative strategies, recognized as leaders in their category, utilizing diverse consumer-facing media, and distinctive packaging design.

2023 Best in Brand Winner: oomé

Circularity

The Circularity Award celebrates businesses operational for at least two years, demonstrating commitment to minimizing waste, promoting reuse, repair, and recycling while integrating circularity principles into their daily operations.

2023 Circularity Award winner: Farming Karma Fruit Co.

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Emerging Business

The Emerging Business Award celebrates startups within five years, showing impressive growth, industry attention, and entrepreneurial drive.

2023 Emerging Business Award winner: Blume Supply Inc.

Export

The Export Award honors companies that have been exporting for at least two years, have a presence in one or more geographic markets, and has demonstrated significant foreign revenue growth in the past fiscal year.

2023 Export Award winner: Chewters Chocolates

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Indigenous Led Business of the Year

The Indigenous Led Business of the Year Award recognizes Indigenous-owned and led businesses in British Columbia operating for at least one year, specializing in producing food and/or beverage products while actively supporting the development and knowledge of the Indigenous community.

2023 Indigenous Led Business of the Year Award winner: Spirit Bear Coffee Company

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Innovation

The Innovation Award honors a food & beverage product that creatively addresses consumer needs, challenges, or trends, showcasing potential to significantly impact the industry or consumer habits through inventive solutions.

2023 Innovation Award winner: Daiya Foods

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Leadership

The Leadership Award celebrates a seasoned leader in the food & beverage sector who inspires, mentors, and promotes diversity while embodying integrity and respect.


*this is an individual award

2023 Leadership Award winner: Patt Dyck, Cannery Brewing

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Outstanding Workplace - Health & Safety

The Outstanding Workplace – Health & Safety Award honors organizations excelling in workplace health and safety through innovative programs, positive culture, and a spotless safety record over 5 years.

2023 Outstanding Workplace - Health & Safety winner:  Kicking Horse Coffee Co.

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People's Choice

The People's Choice Award celebrates brands and products that exude a captivating 'wow' factor, compelling customers to return for more and sparking a continuous buzz among friends and family.

2023 People's Choice Award winner: Grandpa J's Seasonings

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Social Impact

The Social Impact Award recognizes businesses with socially conscious models that actively engage with their communities through innovative initiatives, fostering a strong sense of purpose-driven community both internally and externally.

2023 Social Impact Award winner:  The GOOD Chocolatier

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Sustainability

The Sustainability Award recognizes exemplary leadership in sustainable practices, making positive contributions to the environment through effective execution of sustainability initiatives.

2023 Sustainability Award winner: Freybe Gourmet Foods

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors a leader in the food & beverage industry with at least two years of experience, who inspires growth, champions diversity and inclusion, upholds integrity, and demonstrates exceptional business acumen and market strategy.


*this is an individual award

2023 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner: 

Karen Danudjaja, Blume Supply Inc.

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