As an award recipient you will gain public recognition for your work in food and health and the winner from each category will receive a prize worth $10,000. Winners can only use the prize on eligible business expenditures such as:
- business or research tools;
- education (for example the winner may attend training or a conference pertinent to their area of research or sector);
- funding for additional research, including, but not limited to, hiring temporary research staff; or
- product development services.
The prize must be used for eligible business expenditures, and cannot be transferred, assigned, or substituted. Expenditures must be made within one year of receipt of the prize. Any costs or expenses incurred by the winner in claiming or using the prize will be the responsibility of the winner.
Winners will be determined after a selection committee reviews the application forms, written submissions and food product samples (if applicable) in February 2011.