COMING SOON: The ESSNawards 2023
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards (ESSNawards) – Europe’s premier sports and active nutrition ceremony – is returning in 2023!
Now in its fifth year, the ESSNawards recognises and celebrates innovation and success in the sports and active nutrition industry, highlighting key issues and developments such as new ingredients, innovative products and sustainability.
Previous years have featured special keynote speakers, including Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, one of Britain’s most decorated Paralympians, Team Jamaica’s powerlifting world champion, Chloe Whylie, leading consumers experts, FMCG Gurus, and a host of high-calibre judges, including the chair of ESSNA, Dr Adam Carey.
This year’s ceremony is delivered by Whitehouse Communications in partnership with the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, and will feature 10 awards, including brand new categories such as Best Sports Hydration Drink, as well as previous fan favourites including Best Sports Nutrition Product, Most Sustainable Company, and Best ‘Free From’ Product.
If you are interested in featuring in this year’s event, whether as an entrant, sponsor or judge, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more!
Watch the highlights of our 2022 ceremony here.
Early bird entries: 15 June 2023
Standard entries: 1 September 2023
Shortlist announcement: 21 September 2023
Deadline for ticket sales: 17 November 2023
Who are we?
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is the voice of sports nutrition in Europe. Our membership includes big international sport nutrition brands; smaller specialist companies; ingredients’ suppliers; and national associations.
ESSNA was founded in 2003 with the intention of creating a forum for discussion and vehicle for actions on the concerns of the specialist sports nutrition sector in order to secure appropriate and proportionate European legislation on sports nutrition products.
Today, ESSNA is in close dialogue with a wide variety of stakeholders to do this. We work with officials from the European Commission and the European Food Standards Agency, Member States’ Governments, Parliamentarians from the European Parliament and Member State legislatures and other trade bodies and sporting organisations, so that we are best able to represent the views of the specialist sector in a wide range of discussions.
ESSNA also takes the argument for sports nutrition and the reputable brands involved in the industry to TV and radio, the mainstream press and the specialist media, as well as to anti-doping organisations. We work to disassociate responsible brands from those tarnishing the reputation of the sector and so improve perceptions of the industry. All ESSNA Members sign up to the ESSNA Code of Conduct that insists that they abide by all relevant rules and regulations.
For change. For impact. For making a difference.
We support long-term business and policy objectives; and run high-profile campaigns for organisations in the private, public and charitable sectors to influence public opinion; to shape policy, legislation and regulations; and to build support among key opinion formers and decision makers.
We work across sectors including health and social care, food and nutrition, media and creative industries, education, energy and the environment, human rights and equality. We understand our clients’ needs and provide a bespoke, proactive and outcomes-driven service.
We’re not your typical ‘log-on, sign-out’ agency: we go above and beyond to make your issues our own.
We have offices in London and Brussels covering our clients’ communication needs at the local, national and European level.
Get in touch to find out more.