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Enter the Urban Food Awards or nominate now!

The Mayor of London and London Food Link need your help to find the enterprises, initiatives and organisations bringing good food to the capital’s table

Urban Food Awards 2016 ready to be presented . Chris Young / CC-BY-SA 4.0

Urban Food Awards 2016 ready to be presented . Chris Young / CC-BY-SA 4.0

People can enter themselves or someone else until Sunday 17 February and winners will be announced at an invitation-only ceremony in March. Everyone who makes a nomination will be entered in a draw to win a pair of tickets to the awards.

Plus this year the London Growth Hub is sponsoring this year’s ‘Superfood Social Enterprise’ award category, which will see the winner receive up to £5,000 of free business support.

Full details, entry guidelines, and how to enter


Chair of the London Food Board, Claire Pritchard, said: “I’m delighted the Mayor of London is once again supporting the Urban Food Awards in partnership with London Food Link. I’m really looking forward to seeing Londoners nominate the projects and social enterprises which are growing, producing, selling and promoting good food. I’m also thrilled that, for the first time, the awards will be used to celebrate some of the fantastic women doing great things for food in London – whether through food education, charity work or campaigning.”

This year’s categories

  • Good To Go: Rewarding takeaways dumping the junk. For example, by offering healthier options, plant-based menus, less but better meat, sustainably-sourced fish and seafood, and operating in people and planet-friendly ways.
  • Surplus Superstar: For those working to reduce food surplus and waste, including those involved in circular economy
  • Super Social Enterprise*: Open to food-related social enterprises launched in the past 12 months
  • Innovation and Tasty Tech: Throwing the spotlight on good food enterprises based around innovative new ideas or technology
  • Good Food on Prescription: Enterprises and initiatives helping to improve people’s health and wellbeing through the growing and production of good food
  • Veg City Champion: Local campaigns or initiatives on a mission to encourage kids in the capital to eat more veg.
  • Sugar Smart Hero: Organisations and partnerships helping people to reduce their sugar consumption.
  • Good Food For All: Businesses, organisations and partnerships working beyond the food bank to help improve people’s access to good food.

*The winner will receive up to £5,000 of free business support from The London Growth hub.

In addition, this year’s Urban Food Awards will be celebrating…

Women in Food

This special award will recognise a number of amazing women doing great things for food in London. They could be working alone or as part of a team in food education, community food, good food enterprise, urban food growing, or good food campaigning or policy.

If you know (or are) an amazing woman doing great things for food in the capital, enter/nominate now


Founded in 2014, the Urban Food Awards are open to London-based nominees/entrants that also operate in the capital.

The judging panels will be chaired by London Food Board chair Claire Pritchard and include members of the The Mayor of London’s food team, London Food Link staff, and other good food experts.

Full details, including entry guidelines, and a link to the nominations form

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Published 22 Jan 2019

London Food Link: This is the umbrella for all of Sustain's initiatives in London. Our work includes helping to influence local government policy, hands-on food growing training, running sessions for public sector caterers, creating guidance for independent eateries and food producers, public awareness campaigns, and joining the dots between people around specific food issues. The LFL supporter network is open to everyone who grows, produces, teaches, peddles, promotes and simply enjoys good food in the capital.

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