In a two-tiered judging process, the New Hope Network editors, Sterling-Rice Group staff and industry judges have selected 66 products across 21 categories to represent what’s next in the natural products industry. The judges selected between two and four finalists per category, depending on the number of total entries for the category. Based on the criteria of innovation, inspiration and integrity, the NEXTY Awards are the pinnacle biannual award bestowed upon worthy contenders in the natural products industry.
Whittled down from a pool of 420 nominees, these 66 products will be highlighted at Expo (and beyond). Only one product per category, however, will go on to win the coveted NEXTY Award. The 21 winners from this pool (one per category), plus the Editors' Choice NEXTY Award winners, will receive their awards right in their booths on Friday, Sep. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore.
Check out the finalists—and the judges' take on each category—in the following slides.