By submitting their entries or nominating any person or company, all entrants are assumed to have read the terms and conditions of the Food Business Africa Industry Excellence Awards.

FoodWorld Media Ltd (the Organiser) reserves the right to reject any entry or nomination that does not meet the criteria or is inappropriate, without further correspondence with the entrant.

Only companies based in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are eligible for the 2018 edition of the Awards.

Entries for the New Product of the Year must be products manufactured in the 4 countries listed above and must have been launched between January 1 2016 and December 31, 2017. The entrant must fill all the relevant information on the form and provide full details to support their entry.

The entry must clearly state the nominating individual responsible for the company’s entry with whom the Organisers will communicate from time to time.

Entries must be received within the stipulated deadline. Any entries received later than the deadline will not be accepted. The organizer is not responsible for lost, damaged or entries that fail to reach them in time for one reason or the other.

The judges’ decision is final and legally binding. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants once the winners have been announced.

If insufficient entries are received or the entries don’t meet their expectations, the judging panel may decide not to announce any winner for the category.

Only one winner will be selected and announced for each of the New Product of the Year categories. For the Industry Champion Awards, nominations shall be received from either the individual him/herself or from a nominating person. The judges will pick a number of Industry Champion Award winners from the nominated individuals and may add other relevant winners as per their discretion.

The winners of the various categories will be announced at the AFMASS Conference & Expo Kenya edition Dinner & Awards celebration in Nairobi, Kenya.

The winners will be published in print and online issues of the Organiser’s magazines, websites and social media platforms.

The Organisers reserve the right to make changes on the judging panel, criteria, venue etc without prior notice to the entrants.

Award winners are expected to take part in publicity activities and agree to their names and images being used for purposes of promoting the event in future or in the Organiser’s magazines, websites etc.

Winners can make use of their win in advertising or similar promotional activity, but must state the category they won and the year they won. The Organisers shall provide appropriate logo or text that the winners must use in this regard. Strict requirements are in place to ensure that winners don’t misuse the logo and appropriate action will be taken on companies that flout this rule.

By submitting their entries or nominations, the entrants agree that the Organisers can make use of information that is not marked confidential during the awards process in their publications etc.

All entrants consent to FoodWorld Media sending them information related to the Awards, events and other relevant industry information from time to time.