When are winners announced?
Applications close on May 31 every year. We strive to notify all winners and non-winners by August 31. Because judging takes place during the busy summer holiday/vacation season, and the availability of the judges is inconsistent during this time, notifications may be delayed as late as September 15 in some years.
Winners are given ample time to plan their award acceptance, which includes time for a live, public statement. This happens at the FoodTreX Innovation Summit in London in years when that Summit is held in person (in conjunction with our strategic partner World Travel Market). In years when it is not held in person, an award ceremony is held online in conjunction with the online summit. The dates of the FoodTreX Innovation Summit are always the last week of October OR the first week of November.