SPECIAL RECOGNITION 

Special Recognition Awards are celebrating the brands and retailers that make Christmas Magical. Nominate your company for  special recognition to be featured in the digital Christmas Food Guide distributed across the lifestyle portfolio. Winners will also have the opportunity to license the award logo.
The entry fee is £250 + VAT per entry. Take a look at the categories below

Fit & Well Healthy Christmas Pick
Criteria: specifically for a Christmas food product which is targeted at the health conscious amongst us. Just because it’s healthy, there should be no compromise on flavour or quality.

Good to Know Christmas Hamper
Criteria: For the ultimate Christmas hamper. Not necessarily the biggest or the fullest, but a hamper that’s full of quality product and is good value for money.

Christmas Food Retailer of the Year
Criteria: this will be awarded to the retailer which offers the best overall Christmas selection. All categories will be judged and the retailer which performs highest overall will be awarded. The winning retailer will not necessarily be the one which wins the most categories as other factors, such as sustainability, may be taken into consideration.

Online Retailer of the Year
Criteria: this will be awarded to the online retailer which offers the best overall Christmas selection. All categories will be judged and the online retailer which performs highest overall will be awarded. The winning online retailer will not necessarily be the one which wins the most categories as other factors, such as sustainability, may be taken into consideration.

Sustainable Christmas Supermarket
Criteria: awarded to the supermarket which champions sustainability in its Christmas products. Both sustainability and quality will be considered.

Christmas Drinks Retailer
Criteria: awarded to the retailer (or online retailer) that provides the best drinks offering. This is based solely on alcoholic drinks and their quality. 

Best Value Retailer
Criteria: this will be awarded to the retailer (or online retailer) which offers the best value to its customers. This will be assessed on the quality of the food products and their RRP.

Retailer with the Best Vegan/Vegetarian Offering
Criteria: this will be awarded to the retailer (or online retailer) that has the best vegan/vegetarian Christmas offering. This will be based both on the variety of products on offer and also the quality of the products.

New Brand or Product
Criteria: open to any brands or products that are new to market in 2021. This will be assessed over all of the categories and the judges will choose their favourite.