About the Global Vegan Awards

Global Vegan Awards

Introducing the Global Vegan Awards 2021, hosted by LUXlife! Our awards are an opportunity to showcase the truly remarkable global businesses and professionals who have brought about positive change through a plant-based lifestyle.

Some key trends show that environmental, health and ethical considerations have contributed to rising demand for vegan products and services. The significant rise in vegan popularity has stimulated investment to improve the appearance, quality and taste of food products. New businesses have entered the industry to benefit from a growing consumer base.

Although the awards focus on vegan businesses and products, we also include those who aim make the same positive impact to the world via their mission to be sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly.

Our prestigious Global Vegan Awards 2021 are highly revered because the awards are based on industry excellence, overall performance, client experience/feedback and incredible innovation.

Once a nominee that has accepted the nomination, will be added to the shortlist and be given the opportunity to provide us with supporting evidence via a tailor-made questionnaire. Those nominated for the Global Vegan Awards will be carefully judged solely on merit (as opposed to the number of nominations) by our in-house research team. The winners selected by the judges will receive their award and complimentary marketing materials that will be valuable to their PR portfolio in publicising their win.

Even taking part in the award programme is a huge privilege, being recognised for your hard work and dedication, praised for your innovation and high standards and receiving a congratulations based 100% on merit, proves once more your excellence. LUXlife dedicates and prides itself on their ability to showcase a varied group of companies as its winners’, as the judgment isn’t based on size, length of service, number of employees, turnover etc. we have the ability to award and highlight companies based on what truly matters!

Achieving the Global Vegan Awards 2021 will not only create the chance to boost your brands publicity but will also increase your credibility. The award will help to increase your reputation and give you a competitive advantage in the global vegan industry, which will in turn increase your number of potential customers. The award can also improve your business internally, as a visual reminder that can raise employee morale and motivation.

If you wish to participate in the Global Vegan Awards 2021 or if you would like to propose a company or individual who you feel deserving of a place on the shortlist this year, please use our voting form to submit a nomination.

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Jazmin Collins

Jazmin is both creative and dedicated in her role as Awards Co-ordinator for LUXlife. Jazmin works hard to ensure a great customer journey for her clients and is committed to supporting award winners and nominees in gaining the best exposure for their efforts and their business.

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Monday 9th August 2021

Entries Closed:

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Winners Announced:

November 2021


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This is the first year this award has run. Check back soon for the results!

Methodology

How it works

Criteria

We operate an open-vote policy, whereby any organisation can put themselves forward or be nominated by a third party. Votes are cast anonymously via our secure online portal. Voting is promoted digitally to LUX magazine’s extensive circulation, across our social media platforms and where appropriate, across our partner network. We, the publisher, also nominate candidates whom we feel are appropriate and deserving of recognition. The number of votes is not directly influential to the ultimate category winners.

All nominees will be contacted and given the opportunity to accept, or decline, their nomination. Only those who accept, will go on to form our shortlist.

Our specialist researchers scrutinise the shortlisted candidates, putting them through a period of extensive investigation prior to judging where we will make the ultimate decision. We review supporting evidence submitted by the nominees in addition to conducting our own independent research. The probe is typically centred around the evaluation of skills and services on offer; we will consider client and customer feedback and testimonials whilst recognising the nominee’s wider market reputation.

To move successfully, from nominee to winner; there must be evidence of extensive expertise within a given field or discipline, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.

After notification of their success, our winners are given a time-frame to discuss the celebratory items on offer. We are proudly not a pay-to-play enterprise with all winners encouraged to select a promotional package, be it commercial or free of charge.

When we make the formal announcement, we again reach out to LUX magazine’s extensive circulation, as well as our social media followers and, where appropriate, across our partner networks to promote the news.

FAQ

When did LUX launch?
Today, LUX is one of AI Global Media’s most popular standalone publications but it launched as a bi-product of the luxury lifestyle sections from two of our flagship brands, Acquisition International & Wealth & Finance. In this respect, we’ve been active in the Lifestyle Sector since 2010; however, as demand for this type of coverage increased, we made the decision, in 2015, to separate the content and launch LUX, as an independent brand.

Who nominated me?
A large part of the nomination process is driven by LUX, we spend a great deal of time identifying potentially suitable candidates within their appropriate markets. A publisher-cast nomination doesn’t hold any more weight than a self, or third-party nomination, they all filter through to the research stage in the same manner.

If you didn’t self-nominate the nomination will have come from either a third-party vote via our online voting form or, by us the publisher. We run the nomination process via our website entirely anonymously, prohibiting us to provide specific details. Tried and tested over the years, response rates are always higher this way. As we operate in this manner, we run a very rigorous filtering system and do not directly link the number of votes received with success. We store encrypted versions of the IP address associated with the nomination, allowing us to track unusual behaviour.

I’ve accepted the nomination, what happens next?
Once a nomination is accepted, the organisation will be moved on to our shortlist. Shortlisted parties are encouraged to submit supporting materials via our optional questionnaire. This is the perfect opportunity to put forward any specifics you’d like our judging panel to take into consideration before they undertake extensive research for up to 8 weeks.

Who makes the final decision?
We have an entirely unbiased internal panel. It consists of an international, collective of individuals, with backgrounds from a myriad of fields, such as business, economy, politics, media, journalism, history and education. The panel is led by a veteran academic leader with international pedagogic and coaching experience who is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation; allowing the panel to operate with efficacy and dependability.

When’s the ceremony?
We do not gather our winners together to present the news. We’re a little bit too new-media for that! All announcements are made digitally, online and across our network. Hosting events and celebration dinners is an expense we’d rather our clients not entertain. We’d much rather keep the cost of our services and products low, so our winners can choose to spend money on marketing that generates real-world value.

So, what happens if I do win?
You get to select the level of coverage that suits you and we set to work to prepare all the relevant elements in time for our public announcement. Our main coverage takes the form of a digital winner’s magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, window stickers, certificates and varied online packages offering social media exposure.
We have a highly experienced editorial and production department who will guide you through this process and give you full control over your eventual coverage.

What are the costs?
There are no obligatory costs in accepting a nomination or winning a LUX award. In fact, to demonstrate our commitment to this, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain, regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to leverage the value of the award and our seal of approval.

We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.

It’s important to highlight, all conversations pertaining commercial add-ons are conducted after winners are announced, so there is no possibility an organisation can influence any internal decisions, based on their appetite to spend on marketing; this remains our utmost concern.