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Be in it to win it at the IGD Awards 2017!

Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive, IGDWe are living through times of great change – yet with this change comes great opportunities for our industry. From exciting new products and inspiring shopping experiences to first-class supply chains and dedicated, passionate people, there is much for food and grocery to celebrate. Every day I am impressed by how our industry is constantly evolving, to keep delighting shoppers. 

There’s no finer way to showcase your hard work from the last 12 months than by entering the IGD Awards, which have been celebrating our industry’s greatest achievements for more than 25 years. These awards are very competitive and the great number of entries we receive reflects the innovative, high-quality work taking place across our industry. To be selected as a finalist or a winner is recognition of your outstanding contribution to food and grocery. 

The awards are free to enter and our simplified online form makes it easier than ever before to throw your hat in the ring. You can enter as many categories as you wish. In addition to our regular line-up, there are two new categories for 2017, Retailer of the Year and Online Retailer of the Year, the winners of which will be voted for by some of our industry’s most important judges – shoppers themselves! You’ll find further details on the entry pages. 

So, if you want to celebrate your team’s achievements in 2017, start writing your IGD Awards entries today. Good luck to you all! 

Joanne Denney-Finch OBE, Chief Executive, IGD


Why enter?

Have you developed a first-class product or inspirational training initiative? Did you achieve a significant business transformation in the past year? Now is the ideal time to shout about your success.

The IGD Awards have a long and respected history of celebrating outstanding achievements across the food and grocery industry. Enter today and show how you are shaping the future.

Five great reasons to enter

  1. It’s free, quick and easy
  2. Celebrate your success and reward your team
  3. Gain media coverage, industry recognition, and the chance to work with the biggest names in food and grocery
  4. Raise your profile with the prestigious IGD Awards branding
  5. Launch your business and its achievements into the mainstream

Can I enter?

The IGD Awards are open to any company of any size, in food and non-food. Wherever you operate in the food and grocery industry, there’s an award for you. The judges will acknowledge the relative impact of the entry based on your company’s size.  

How do I enter?

Follow this link, check out the awards and submit a simple entry form. You’ll find full details and judging criteria on each form. With a wide range of categories, there’s something for everyone. Why not enter more than one?

Key dates

  • Closing date for entries: Wednesday 31 May
  • Finalists announced: w/c Monday 3 July
  • Judging: September
  • IGD Awards ceremony: Tuesday 3 October 

Need any help?

If you’ve got any questions, or have a problem completing the online entry form, contact us on or call +44 (0) 1923 857141

Hints and tips for a great entry

  1. Spelling, grammar and presentation are all important in creating the right impression
  2. Your entry form is your ‘sales pitch’ – use it to sell yourself and what you’ve done
  3. Identify what the problem area was in the first place and address it
  4. Give examples from the wider industry or research to support the development of the project
  5. Don’t assume a level of knowledge in the reader. Explain clearly what you’ve done, how you’ve done it and what the benefits have been
  6. Show examples of what you’ve done as well as what you are going to do
  7. Be clear on what has changed because of the project i.e. how it has made a difference in all areas – to people, processes and the bottom line
  8. Articulate the benefits – supply details on hard benefits as well as soft
  9. Quantify the results with numbers achieved and give a benchmark
  10. Ask someone who hasn’t been involved in the project to read your entry before you send it

Congratulations! You’re shortlisted...

  1. Keep the presentation punchy with clear messages
  2. Stick to the time provided for your presentation – don’t overrun
  3. Bring examples and/or supporting materials to bring your entry to life
  4. Make the most of your success. It’s a big achievement to reach the finals, so let the world know about it and gain support on the night

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Key dates

Closing date for entries
Wednesday 31 May

Finalists announced
w/c Monday 3 July


IGD Awards ceremony
Tuesday 3 October