International Spice Conference has always given impetus to disruptive innovations in the industry. As a part of encouraging the most path-breaking innovations

ISC 2020 Innovation Awards is a step taken towards identifying and recognizing innovations in our industry . The award will primarily focus on the innovative aspect, problem solving capability and the potentiality of impact that the solution can offer to the industry. The qualified entries will be showcased in an Innovation Pavilion during ISC 2020 during the entire duration of conference.

Submit your most innovative concepts before 20th February 2020 and let the global spice fraternity applaud your achievement. Be the winner at the ISC 2020 Innovation Awards!


ISC 2020 Innovation Awards

The following are the details of ISC 2020 Innovation Awards.

Application Eligibility: Only registered delegates of ISC 2020 can apply for ISC 2020 Innovation Awards

Product Eligibility: To be eligible, product(s) must have been introduced between January 2018 and December 2019.

Application Process: -

  • Step 1: Register for ISC 2020
  • Step 2: Register for ISC 2020 Innovation Award using unique delegate registration ID
  • Step 3: ISC secretariat will forward unique password for login
  • Step 4: Fill the registration form using required details.

Description of entry (Maximum 500 words). Description should address the following areas:

  1. Why is it innovative?
  2. Does it solve a problem?
  3. What are the benefits to food manufacturers/consumers?

The entries can be product/service/initiatives.

Multiple entries of maximum 2 per company

Additional Supporting Document

  • 1 PDF/PPT file not exceeding 4 MB
  • Maximum of 2 photographs, each not exceeding 2 GB
  • 1 external link for videos/ slide-share, etc

Submissions: Products may be nominated directly by manufacturer-processor representatives by submitting the details to ISC website before 20th February 2020.

Judging: Each entry will be evaluated by a panel of seasoned industry experts appointed by the Management Committee of ISC 2020 based on the originality, problem-solving nature, and demonstrated benefits of the entry. The judging panel will shortlist 10 entries for the final round. The finalists for ISC 2020 Innovation Awards will be displayed on ISC website before 20th February 2020.

Judging Criteria - ISC 2020 Innovation Awards

Our panel of seasoned industry experts will carefully review each submission against the judging criteria. After close scrutiny, they will choose top 10 entries as ISC 2020 Innovation Award Finalists.

How do the judges score entries ?

Our awards are based on innovation, therefore all entries will be judged based on the concept of their potential to solve problems and the benefits they provide to manufacturers and consumers. All judges will be doing their evaluation against the 500-word description that entrants submit alongside their supporting imagery and documentation. This is to ensure that judging is fair and based exactly on the submission made by the entrant. The judges decision will be final and abiding to all contestants.

Evaluation Parameters

  • Case - an overview of the product/ innovation/ initiative
  • Creative innovation - the solution to the identified problem/industry need
  • Impact - the effectiveness/benefits of the product/ innovation/initiative

Once all judges have submitted their scores, all points will be counted and verified.

Second-round Test:All the 10 finalists of ISC 2020 Innovation Awards will be given a special Pedestal Display inside the Innovation Pavilion at ISC 2020 throughout the duration of the conference from 8th March to 11th March 2020. The dimensions of the pedestal will be communicated to the finalists. Finalists need to display their entry on this pedestal. The pedestal will carry a description of 100 words. A judging panel constituted by the Management Committee of ISC will visit the display pavilion, interact with the company representatives and evaluate the final 10 entries on Day 2 of ISC.

Timing:The ISC 2020 Innovation Award entries need to be submitted before 20th February 2020. The ISC 2020 Innovation Award Finalists will be announced before 28th February 2020.

The finalists will get special pedestal displays at the Innovation Pavilion of ISC 2020. The second round of evaluation will be on Day 2 morning. Winners will be announced on the final day of ISC 2020.

Winners:The final winner, Gold category will be announced and presented with ISC 2020 Innovation Award on 10th March 2020, at the gala dinner. The 1st and 2nd runner ups would be awarded with Silver category and Bronze category respectively. Certificates of appreciation will also be given to the other 7 finalists.

ISC 2020 Innovation Award Gold category, Silver category and Bronze category winners will get a plaque and a logo inscribed with ISC 2020 Innovation Award Winner for use in various collaterals.