The awards celebrate the very best in plant-based living, as voted by plant-forward consumers across Australia and New Zealand.
Terrigal, New South Wales – 28 April 2022
Australia’s leading vegan lifestyle magazine Nourish plant-based living has launched its third annual Nourish Vegan Awards, revealing nominees in 27 categories ranging from food and fashion to wellness and beauty.
In response to the burgeoning array of plant-based products on the market, the awards have expanded from 22 categories in their first year to 27 this year, each comprising nine shortlisted nominees. The 2022 awards also see the return of two open nomination categories: People’s Choice and Vegan Change Maker of the Year.
Following shortlisting by a panel of renowned plant-based industry advocates, it is now over to the public vote to determine the winners for 2022.
Shortlisted brands celebrate their nominations
The Nourish Vegan Awards recognise dedicated vegan brands as well as businesses diversifying into plant-based options, with each nominee chosen for its quality, impact, and commitment to plant-based living.
“We are delighted for every single one of the brands that has been shortlisted this year,” said Rachael Morris, editor of Nourish magazine. “Together, they represent the outstanding quality and innovation that makes plant-based living accessible, abundant, and joyful for all.”
Speaking about their nomination in the Best Vegan Cheese category, Julie Martyn from plant-based cheese brand Artisa said, “The Nourish Vegan Awards have quickly become Australia’s leading platform for recognising excellence in the range of vegan products that are now available nationally. We are thrilled to have been nominated!”
Major national pizza chain Crust appears in the shortlist of nominees for the first time this year, within the Vegan Friendly category.
“We’ve worked very hard to give our customers more choices in the vegan category so being nominated for the 2022 Nourish Vegan Awards is quite an honour,” said Crust Marketing Manager Alana Wilson. “We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that we’ve not only sourced the best vegan ingredients including Beyond Sausage and BioCheese, but that we haven’t compromised on taste and flavour in the range.”
The expert panel
This year’s panel comprises ten of Australia’s leading minds in the world of veganism: Nourish editor Rachael Morris and digital editor Catherine Laurence, The Proof founder Simon Hill, World Vegan Guides founder Renee Buckingham, author and journalist Katrina Fox, Plant Powered Press founder Jessica Cotton, Vegan Australia board director Lucy Stegley, Collective Fashion Justice director Emma Håkansson, Vegan Interior Design founder Aline Dürr, and Vegan Diaries founder Elizabeth Douglas.
Douglas is a former food buyer turned vegan content creator. She is delighted to bring her passion for all things plant-based to the awards panel for the first time this year.
“The Nourish Vegan Awards are a fabulous opportunity to celebrate how far the movement has come and to share some of the best products on the market, as well as exciting up-and-coming brands. It’s a great way to drive interest and awareness of all the plant-based alternatives out there – it makes veganism even more accessible for newcomers,” she said.
Partners and prizes
The Nourish Vegan Awards 2022 are an initiative of Nourish plant-based living publisher Lovatts Media in partnership with major sponsors Coles and Cruelty Free Super, and supporting partners Vitamix, Eden Health Retreat, Vegan Easy, and Vegan Australia.
Voting for the 2022 Nourish Vegan Awards is open from 28 April to 17 July at NourishVeganAwards.com, with voters given the chance to win one of five premium prizes from a prize pool valued at over $12,600. Up for grabs are: a four-night stay at Eden Health Retreat plus spa voucher, flights and transfers; a Vitamix Ascent® Blender; and gift cards from Cruelty Free Super and Coles.
Following the public vote, the winners in each category will be announced on World Vegan Day, 1 November 2022, with the complete Nourish Vegan Awards guide published as a special supplement to the November edition of Nourish magazine.
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2022 NVA full nominee list: Available at https://nourishmagazine.com.au/nominees-revealed-for-nva-2022.
Interviews: Rachael Morris, Nourish plant-based living firstname.lastname@example.org
About Nourish plant-based living
As Australia’s leading plant-based magazine, Nourish plant-based living empowers people to make positive changes in their everyday lives. Distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand, each issue of Nourish includes advice for holistic health and wellbeing, ideas for more sustainable living, the lowdown on ethical fashion and cruelty-free beauty, and a huge range of delicious vegan recipes. Nourish advocates for a compassionate lifestyle in a way that uplifts and empowers readers, enabling them to make fulfilling plant-based choices while still enjoying all that life has to offer.