Most Innovative New Product Awards

Set the industry on fire with your new products.

The Most Innovative New Product Awards are highly competitive awards that recognize the most innovative candy and snack products and companies for their achievements during the past year.

Directives pour la soumission de produits

Date limite de soumission : 28 mai 2021

Les produits soumis au prix du nouveau produit le plus innovant doivent :

  • Be produced after May 23, 2023
  • Être soumis avant l'exposition par une société exposante.
  • N'inclure qu'une seule saveur par UGS soumise au jugement.
  • Inclure le code UPC du produit

Les produits soumis aux Prix du nouveau produit le plus innovant ne peuvent pas :

  • être un prototype de produit ou être produit en dehors de la fenêtre de 12 mois
  • Être soumis sur place pendant l'exposition Sweets & Snacks Expo
  • Dépasser un maximum de dix (10) inscriptions par entreprise
  • Être soumis pour plus d'une catégorie par UGS
  • Inclure tout merchandising ; seul un produit et son emballage peuvent être soumis.

Apporter des produits à l'exposition

Les produits soumis peuvent être apportés au salon le lundi 21 juin, de 11 h 30 à 19 h, dans la salle 109 de l'Indiana Convention Center ou peuvent être expédiés à l'avance. Pour toute information sur l'expédition des produits, contactez Mindi Cherry à mindi.cherry@sweetsandsnacks.com.

Tous les produits doivent être enregistrés avant 19 heures le lundi 21 juin pour pouvoir être jugés. Le Sweets & Snacks Expo n'est pas responsable des produits non livrés. Aucun remboursement ne sera effectué si les produits ne sont pas reçus avant le 21 juin.

Les produits et les emballages ne peuvent pas être retournés après le jugement. Les exposants ne seront pas autorisés à changer d'arômes ou de produits lors de l'enregistrement.

Coût

  • 225 $ jusqu'au 14 mai 2021
  • 350 $ après le 14 mai 2021

Marketing et promotion

Les lauréats des prix des nouveaux produits les plus innovants feront l'objet d'une promotion intensive dans le cadre du marketing précédant l'exposition, sur l'application et le site web de l'Expo et dans un communiqué de presse publié après l'exposition.

The panel-selected product finalists will be displayed in the Most Innovative New Product Awards showcases.

Ne manquez pas de chercher le trophée des lauréats dans les stands des exposants au salon et dans le planificateur du salon - c'est votre boussole pour trouver les produits "sélectionnés par le panel" !

PARRAINÉ PAR :

Circana

Le panel de juges nomme cinq articles dans chacun des 11 segments :
  • Chocolat
  • Gourmet/Premium - Bonbons
  • Chewing-gum et menthes
  • Non-Chocolate Candy
  • Novelty/Licensed - Bonbons et snacks
  • Saisonnier - Bonbons et snacks
  • En-cas à base de viande
  • En-cas salés
  • En-cas salés
  • En-cas sucrés
  • Baked Goods

Best in Show as well as Small Business Innovator will also be awarded.

All products are judged based upon the three weighted criteria:
  • Innovation - 60 points
  • Goût - 30 points
  • Emballage - 10 points

FAQ

The cost per entry is $400 until April 12. After April 12, the cost to enter is $525. The deadline for new submissions is April 19.

No, the same product cannot be entered into multiple categories. Only one category per SKU is allowed.

Your company can win in multiple categories if it is a different product that is entered.  The same product cannot win or be a finalist in multiple categories.

Only one flavor is allowed per entry.  You may purchase additional entries for additional flavors however, the same product cannot be entered into more than one category.

Category should be selected based on where your product is sold in the store.

Below are basic definitions for each product category.  Please contact Mindi Cherry for further information.

Chocolate
Everyday chocolate.

Gourmet/Premium – Confections
Chocolate and non-chocolate candy products typically found in gourmet or premium sections or specialty stores.

Gum & Mints
Chewing gum and mints in the category of breath freshener.

Non-Chocolate Candy
Everyday candy that is not chocolate. Includes lollipops, hard candy, chewy candy, licorice, caramels, gummy candy, etc.

Novelty/Licensed
Licensed chocolate, non-chocolate candy and snacks of all types, as well as products that have an interactive factor, serve as an accessory or include another unique feature in addition to the confection or snack item.

Seasonal
Chocolate, non-chocolate candy and snacks that are produced for a specific season of the year or holiday. Includes holiday-specific packaging, colors, flavors and/or shapes.

Meat Snacks
Snacks containing meat product or other flavored protein.

Salty Snacks
Snacks that include salt as a main flavor ingredient. Includes chips, nuts/seeds, crackers, pretzels, ready-to-eat popcorn, etc.

Savory Snacks
Snacks that are spicy or highly flavored (e.g., bold, mild, cheesy, peppery, bar-b-que, hot, etc.). Includes chips, nuts/seeds, crackers, pretzels, ready-to-eat popcorn, etc.

Sweet Snacks
Snacks with sweetness as a primary descriptor that include a wide variety of main ingredients other than flour. Includes fruit snacks, marshmallows, snack or protein bars, sweet snack mixes, ice cream and chocolate/candy covered nuts or pretzels, etc.

Baked Goods
Sweet snacks that use baking in the cooking process and likely contain some type of flour as a main ingredient. Includes cakes, pastries, doughnuts, pies, cookies, etc.

All photos and product descriptions must be updated by April 19.

Each submission requires (40) individually packaged or sealed samples for judging samples and three (3) retail packaging samples for display and media use. Samples do not need to be manufactured packaging. Click here for sample photos.  Note: Products and packaging cannot be returned after judging.

Product check-in is on Sunday, May 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m and Monday, May 13, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All products must be checked in by 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, to be eligible for judging. NCA is not responsible for products not delivered. No refunds will be given if the products are not received by the deadline.

Yes, products can be shipped to the Advance Warehouse to arrive between April 9-May 2 (warehouse is not temperature controlled) or to Show Site at the Indiana Convention Center. Show Site shipments will not be accepted before May 9 (May 10 for refrigerated or frozen storage). We recommend you do not ship via USPS and use UPS, FedEx or DHL.

Please complete this form with shipping and tracking information once shipped. Please note: NCA is not responsible for products not delivered. No refunds will be given if the products are not received by the deadline.

Shipping Labels for Download:

Only the actual product will be placed on display in the judging room and in the MINPA Showcases.

Product check-in is at the Indiana Convention Center in Room 104.

Judging will take place on Monday, May 13, beginning at 11 a.m.

All category finalists and winners will be announced at the Most Innovative New Products Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the 500 Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center.

All MINPA entries will be on display in the Most Innovative New Product Awards Showcase in the Crossroads Lobby outside Hall E. Finalists and winners will be highlighted in separate showcases.