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Innovation Awards

Innovation Awards

Innovators get noticed.

Winning entries will be announced at IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food in Chicago. This allows winning companies to promote their achievements at their booths, increasing booth traffic and attracting prospective customers. In addition, IFT will further spread the word by publicizing these outstanding innovations in the IFT18 News (electronic show daily), on-site press materials, ift.org website and in the September Official Post-Show issue of Food Technology magazine.

Deadline:CLOSED

Eligibility & Guidelines

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  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Open only to exhibiting companies at the IFT18 food expo in Chicago, Monday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 18.
    • The product, technology, ingredient, instrumentation, equipment, or service must have been commercially introduced since January 1, 2017.
    • New applications of existing products/services that were commercially introduced since January 1, 2017 also are eligible.
    • All entries and supporting documentation must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018.
    • All entry materials must be in English.

    There is no entry fee, and each exhibiting company may submit up to three entries. Qualifying entries will be reviewed by an independent, expert panel of judges.

  • Submission Guidelines: READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING
    • All entries must be submitted online.
    • All entry descriptions must be 500 words or less.
    • Description of Entry should address: Why is it innovative? Does it solve a problem? Does it represent a major technical and/or scientific advance? What are the benefits to food manufacturers? What are the consumer benefits?
    • A login is required to submit your entry. If you do not have a website account with IFT, you will be asked to register.
    • The process to register and submit will take under 10 minutes.
    • Please have your supporting documents ready before you begin.
    • Once you have submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.
    • Once your entry has been submitted, you cannot re-submit the form.
    • You may attach up to 3 supporting documentation, such as brochures, specification or application sheets or video links.
    • If you experience technical difficulties or have questions, please email bswientek@ift.org.
  • How to Submit Your Entry

    The process to register and submit will take under 10 minutes. Please have your supporting documents ready before you begin. Once you have submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.

    Please note:

    • A login is required to submit your entry. If you do not have a website account with IFT, you will be asked to register.
    • Once your entry has been submitted, you cannot re-submit the form.
    • You may attach up to 3 supporting documentation, such as brochures, specification or application sheets or video links.

    If you experience technical difficulties or have questions, please email bswientek@ift.org.

    Deadline has passed for IFT18.

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