FBA Awards 2022

The FBA Awards celebrates Atlantic Canada's leaders in the Food and Beverage Industry.

Award nominations for any food processor are welcomed provided they are within the Food and Beverage Industry that are a FBA member in good standing. Closing date for nominations is September 21, 2022.

The FBA Awards will be celebrated during the FBA Conference on November 24, 2022. 

The Awards

The Mover & Shaker of the Year recognizes an FBA member who has successfully demonstrated their growth and accomplishments within the industry as a mature business. The Mover & Shaker of the Year has clearly demonstrated a strong go-to-market strategy and has plans on how they will build on this for new growth/new markets/new products.

Eligibility:

  • Be an FBA member in good standing.
  • Be 4+ years in business.
  • Demonstrate strong market growth and expansion.

The Innovator of the Year recognizes an FBA member who has demonstrated initiatives to achieve growth through innovation. The Innovator of the Year has clearly demonstrated how they challenge the status quo and have developed an innovative solution that successfully enables positive change to occur.

Eligibility:

  • Be an FBA member in good standing.
  • Demonstrate innovation in any of the following: processes, technology, ingredients, human resources, culture, engagement, sales and marketing, product development, health and safety, research and development.

The Rising Star of the Year recognizes an FBA member who has demonstrated strong market growth and expansion. The Emerging Business of the Year clearly demonstrated how they have grown from start-up to a successful business with plans for future growth.

Eligibility:

  • Be an FBA member in good standing.
  • Be in business less than 4 years, more than 2 years.
  • Demonstrated strong market growth and expansion.
  • Has caught the eye of industry and consumers as ‘one to watch’.

The Storyteller of the Year recognizes an FBA Member who has demonstrated their brands narrative in a compelling and engaging way. The Storyteller of the Year has clearly demonstrated a strong marketing strategy and execution plan to build their brand.

Eligibility:

Nominees must:

  • Be an FBA member in good standing.
  • Demonstrate how their marketing initiatives and campaigns have been successful.
  • Utilize a variety of consumer facing media and activity to build brand awareness such as traditional media, digital media and in store.

The Nomination Process

  1. An individual can only win one award out of all categories.
  2. Nominations for any food processor are welcomed provided they are within the Food and Beverage Industry.
  3. Nominees must be a member of good standing with Food and Beverage Atlantic.
  4. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, the person you are nominating must be aware of the nomination.
  5. The Judging Panel may contact members of the nominee’s organization to corroborate or obtain additional information.
  6. Closing date for nominations is September 21, 2022.
  7. Nominations will be approved by the committee.
  8. Approved nominees will be notified of their nomination September 23, 2022 and asked to complete an application.
  9. Closing date for nominee applications is October 7, 2022.
  10. Winners to be selected by the judging panel on October 17, 2022.  
  11. Awards will be presented at the FBA Conference on November 24, 2022. Awards will only be presented if nominations received meet set criteria.
  12. All decisions of the judging panel relating to the awards will be final.

You may name yourself, or another individual, as the nominee. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, the person you are nominating must be aware of the nomination. Please be sure they are advised before completing the nomination form.

A complete nomination has the following components:

  • Nominator Name/Contact Information
  • Nominee Name/Contact Information
  • Summary of how nominee meets the listed criteria (500 words or less)
  • One reference letter (one can be written by the Nominator) in support of the nominee & Reference Contact Information

Use this form to complete your nomination. Once a nomination has been submitted it will be considered final and no changes may be made.

FBA Award Finalists and Winners

●      Up to four finalists will be selected in the Storyteller of the Year, Mover & Shaker of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Rising Star Award categories.

●      1 award will be presented in each category.

●      All award winners are requested to attend the FBA Conference & Awards to accept their award.

●      All award winners will be asked to deliver a short acceptance speech during the Awards ceremony.

Contact Us

Any questions regarding the submission or the FBA Awards general rules and regulations should be directed to: Food & Beverage Atlantic at admin@atlanticfood.ca