Returning for its third year in 2021, the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards (ESSNawards) is designed to honour the most successful products and campaigns within the sports nutrition world. The very first of its kind, our goal is to put on a ceremony that recognises excellence in a rapidly expanding and competitive industry.
In our first year, the biggest and best from the sports nutrition industry across Europe gathered to celebrate the sector’s expansion and prosperity. Over a hundred attendees, from fifteen different countries across the world, came together to celebrate.
In 2020, we hosted our first ever virtual awards. The event celebrated finalists in 11 categories, introduced people via online speed networking and heard from special guest speakers: Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores, Graeme Close; Business Development Director Collagen Peptides EMENA at Gelita Jean-luc Guichard and Informed Sport and Informed Sport Choice’s Business Development Manager Terence O’Rorke.
Delivered by the Whitehouse Communications in partnership with the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance – a forum for discussion and a vehicle for action for the sports nutrition sector – the ESSNawards gives brands, organisations and ambassadors in the sports nutrition industry an opportunity to gain recognition for their impressive contributions to the sector.
7th July – Launch & opening of entry submission
3rd September – Extended deadline for early bird submissions
*NEW* 13th October – Extended deadline for entries *NEW*
To be announced soon – Deadline judging for category shortlist
To be announced soon – Announcement of shortlist
To be announced soon – Deadline judging for category winners
9th December – European Specialist Sports Nutrition awards ceremony and announcement of winners
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.
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