Nominations for the 2023 Expo East NEXTY Awards are open now through June 30, and we are here to answer any questions you might have about the awards or how to nominate a product.
But it's not just us. We'll be joined this Friday by a recent NEXTY judge and natural products retailer, as well as a three-time NEXTY winner, so get those questions ready!
What are the benefits of nominating? How have the NEXTYs helped past winners? How many samples should I send?
We'll talk about all this and more during the LIVE Webinar on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 9:15-10:00 a.m. MDT. WATCH HERE.
Our panelists and NEXTY experts:
Gianna Rosenbach – New Hope Network, Content Creator for the NEXTYs
Emily Kanter – CEO and Co-owner of Cambridge Naturals and Expo West 2023 NEXTY judge
Jake Deleon – CEO/Founder of Fila Manila, Three-time NEXTY Award Winner
The LIVE webinar will cover the following:
- Gianna Rosenbach will review the NEXTY nomination form, how judging works, the criteria, the benefits of nominating and other tips.
- Emily Kanter will discuss from a retailer’s perspective why the NEXTYs are so important to the natural products industry, what judges look for and how to stand out.
- Jake Deleon will talk about his experiences nominating, being a finalist and three-time winner. We will learn how he did it and how winning the awards has impacted his brand.
- YOUR specific questions. Send them in below or ask during the event!
About the awards
The NEXTY Awards are the official awards program of Natural Products Expos East & West. Natural Products Expos are the industry’s largest gatherings and a significant time to discover what’s new. The awards are open to all CPG brands regardless of it they are exhibitors. Opening the awards to non-exhibitors has allowed the whole industry to highlight the best of the best and share these products on a broad platform.
Exhibitors receive a discounted nomination fee, and finalists/winners receive signage to display at their booth, as well as a host of other benefits, which you can read about here. Winners will be announced on-site at Expo East. In addition, all finalists/winners are displayed on-site in the award’s showcase, giving exhibitors prominence (the brand’s booth number is shown next to its product) and a chance for non-exhibitors to be seen at Expo East.
As such, New Hope Network, producer of Natural Products Expo, has a thorough vetting process for each nomination and a robust group of judges to evaluate each product. Therefore, it is essential for brands to fill out the nomination form completely to have the the best chance of standing out!
The Expo East NEXTY Awards differ from those at Expo West because there is generally a smaller pool of nominees. This gives each nominee a better probability of being recognized. Nominating a product(s) for a 2023 Expo East NEXTY Award is an excellent starting point for many emerging brands to put themselves on the map.