Enter the IGD Awards

The IGD Awards are closed for entries.


This wide-ranging category rewards excellence across our industry. Show how you have created supply chain innovation, cutting-edge digital initiatives or an outstanding in-store experience.


We recognise the leaders and companies who have achieved exceptional things for our industry.


Demonstrate how your company’s commitment has brought measurable benefits to your team and wider industry. Or, if you’ve gone the extra mile, show how your passion has boosted your business.


Has your company successfully tackled a sustainability or health challenge facing our industry and its customers? Shout about your world-class initiative.


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  1. The IGD Awards are open to anyone who is involved in the food and grocery industry. Projects are not limited to the UK and can be global
  2. Entries can be made independently, or as joint client/supplier submissions
  3. Activities on which entries are based must have proven their value during the year to June 2018
  4. Please ensure that the information submitted is accurate and the correct companies are credited as appropriate. IGD accepts no responsibility for any incorrectly submitted information which is then published
  5. Entries must be made online using the official entry form for the respective award. Each category has a different form, which can be accessed from igd.com/awards. Entries will not be accepted by any other means. All questions on the category-specific entry form must be answered
  6. If your submission requires supporting material and you are having difficulties uploading through the online entry form please email to [email protected]
  7. When submitting logos, please send an eps file of the logo for the brand and entering company. We will also require hi-resolution images for printing in the awards brochure if your entry is shortlisted – we will contact you if the supplied materials are not of high enough quality for print. You give IGD permission to use the logo in relation to the IGD Awards, whether online or in printed publications
  8. Please bear in mind that the first round of judging will be done solely on the basis of the information supplied in the category-specific entry form
  9. You can enter as many categories as you wish. Each submission must be made using the online entry forms here. Each submission is subject to IGD's Privacy Policy
  10. Please make sure any website access details, usernames and passwords needed for judging are supplied, that they work, and that they will continue to work until 2 October 2018
  11. The judges reserve the right to re-categorise entries if they think another category would be more suitable. We will contact you if your submission is felt to be better placed in another category
  12. By submitting an entry, the entrant confirms that they have read and agree with the rules of entry and understand these now apply
  13. Sponsors are not permitted to enter the category that they are sponsoring
  14. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them
  15. Finalists will be confirmed w/c 2 July and this shortlist will be displayed on igd.com/awards
  16. Winners will be announced at the IGD Awards evening at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Tuesday 2 October 2018
  17. For further details on the judging criteria, please click here
  18. IGD reserves the right to change these terms and conditions 


For the purposes of judging, all information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will only be viewed by the judging panels for each award. However, content from your submission may be included in the brochure distributed on the night of the awards. Any information that is commercially sensitive and which may not be used should be clearly marked ‘judges’ eyes only.’

By submitting an entry for an award, you agree to IGD using it on igd.com and in other publications including, but not limited to, case studies. However, we will always contact you before such material is published.

Cost to enter: Entering the IGD Awards is free.



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Key dates

  • Closing date for entries
    Friday 1 June
  • Finalists announced
    w/c Monday 2 July
  • Finalists judging
  • IGD Awards ceremony
    Tuesday 2 October