I. About the Award

Yes, GBWA is arranged every year.

There are awards arranged by fashion media, exhibition organizers, bloggers and industry associations. According to industry professionals some of these awards are of short-term fame, others have limited categories, again others have a small jury with less known personalities. Again, others are sponsored and have no genuine prestige.

The Global Beauty & Wellness Award eliminates all these bottlenecks and represents an independent, prestigious award system for over 100 categories, where nominations are judged by a global panel of judges with unquestionable integrity. GBWA is supported by top industry associations as well and the Award will receive international publicity.

II. Classic Award categories

The truly global character, the organization methodology, the highest integrity judging process, the 100% independent character of the award, the unquestionable composition of top judges make GBWA unique in the world. There is no better comparison than to the Nobel Awards, which have a widely accepted, credible mechanism. However, the process for selecting the GBWA winners is even stricter than that of the Nobel Prize:



Any cosmetics industrial products or product categories and innovative chemical components, positively affecting the human body. Also, innovative personal care products are considered, including products for cleaning and personal hygiene. When in doubt, please contact the Award Management Team at nominations@thegbwa.com.

In addition, companies, marketing campaigns, and packaging designs are recognized by judges, too. Products with ingredients of a proven negative effect on the body and health to the extent of regular daily usage will not be considered during the GBWA judging process.

On the wellness side, hotels with excellent and differentiating wellness services, new fitness and wellness technologies, equipment, systems. On the wellness nutrition side, food supplements, sport nutrition products, herbal teas, functional drinks and organic food products or product categories with an expiration date of not less than 3 months, which help people to lead a healthy life and improve human well-being.

In addition, companies, marketing campaigns and hotel interior or packaging designs are recognized by judges, too. Products with high added sugar, salt, and are not appropriate for the consideration of the GBWA jury. When in doubt, please contact the Award Management Team at nominations@thegbwa.com.


III. Special Award categories

Special awards are of high prestige as well since they are also judged by the same jury and the judging process is the same. Still, Classic awards represent the top of the industry recognition and Award Management Team suggests that you go for such an Award, whenever you can since these are of an outstanding value. Special awards give applicants the opportunity to identify genuine, existing niches and these awards may support specific brand marketing objectives. Since the number of applicants will be smaller for special niches and for a special territory at the same time, the chances of winning such an award are higher. However, your proposed category should not be so different that it may exclude too many products from nomination.

The process related to special awards requires more attention and time from the Management team since it has to decide whether the category proposed is applicable or not, it has to decide on which jury members will be most relevant for the given nominees, and it also needs to adjust website structure to any new categories. Also, there is an extra communication workload for the organizers for these awards. However, chances are also higher that you will win in the category selected by you.

GBWA team wanted to provide the opportunity to any company, who considers any of its products or product categories so special that they do not fit any of the classic nomination categories to be able to participate in the GBWA. Also, Award Management Team is aware that there are specialized niche products targeting a special circle of consumers, which cannot be part of a standardized award system. However, these companies are worth the acknowledgment as well and GBWA offers a flexible alternative for them. Also, these awards are excellent tools to support marketing objectives while considering prestige is important as well at the same time.

IV. Jury

This is strictly prohibited. Jury members or award management team members cannot be approached directly or indirectly by applicants in relation to the nominee’s status in the competition. Any attempt will lead to the immediate exclusion of the applicant from the competition without fees being repaid by the GBWA.

Category: IV. Jury

Criteria depend on the category. Product and product category awards are given to nominees who perform well in most of the above factors: composition innovation, support healthy lifestyle without compromises, have a positive physiological effect on the target group based on laboratory analysis, are superior to competitors and have an overall impact based on packaging, smell, texture, efficacy, and effect on body. Companies and products’ sustainability approach is also evaluated. The jury is primarily considering objective parameters that can be refined by the results of the Award Management team’s individual research on companies and products, whenever necessary.

Category: IV. Jury

Management team and a pre-selection jury assesses the candidates’ applications and prepares a shortlist. All jury members receive one sample and the complete documentation of the nomination. Jury members may contact advisors. Each jury member ranks nominations in each category for the No, 3, 2 and 1 place. No. 1 receives 3 points, No. 2 receives 2 points, while No. 3 receives 1 point from each jury member. We add up the values of the votes and the nomination with the highest amount will be the winner.

In case there are two or three nominations with an equal value, then the vote of the Chairman of the given Jury committee is decisive. The jury is not allowed to communicate with each other; voting is going on completely independently so that nobody is able to influence the decision of the jury or any of its members. Only the name of category chairmen will be published for the general public in order to avoid any attempt to influence the jury’s decision. Voting process for the GBWA is stricter than that of the Nobel Prize:


Category: IV. Jury

V. Nominations

The GBWA is a fully democratic award system. Anybody can propose a product or a service for an award:

  • the brand itself
  • consumers, who have already used the product or the service
  • experts familiar with the latest products and services in the cosmetics, food, food supplement, fitness, wellness and hotel industries.

Category: V. Nominations

Products must be on shelves or sold electronically in the country of origin on the day of application and after the award ceremony as well. Services, technologies, and know-hows nominated should be in operation at the time of nomination and after the award ceremony as well. Organic food products must have at least 90 days of expiry from production date.

Category: V. Nominations

Yes, it is, but fees are non-refundable.

Category: V. Nominations

Your payment should be fully processed and nomination submitted by the official deadline of the award.

Category: V. Nominations

VI. Payment and fees

No, all bank charges should be borne by the applicant. Fees indicated in the table are net fees.

Once paid, fees are final and not returnable.

Yes, it is, but fees are not returnable.

VII. Samples and sample delivery

Samples should be packaged in a way not to suffer any harm during delivery. Award Management team is not responsible for such damages, which might affect the jury’s decision. Original company or brand packaging is required, products should not be anonymous.

Arrival time of your products to any of our depots worldwide.

VIII. Usage of logo

There are no territorial, time, or media usage restrictions. Award-winning brands may use the “Global Beauty & Wellness Award” logo. All other nominees may use the term, “Finalist for the Global Beauty & Wellness Award” or “Finalist for the Special Award for Beauty Excellence” or the “Finalist for the Special Award for Wellness Excellence” in all international markets for marketing, PR, point of sale and any other media purposes for the full lifecycle of the product or service so long as the product formula or service content remains the same as during the application. If the award is for a product category, whereas the logo is valid for use across the entire range, if any change emerges in any part of the category’s product range, the logo from that point of time cannot be used anymore and another application should be made the following year.

IX. Award ceremony

No, it is not. By default, the Award Management team assumes that winners will accept their awards at the award ceremony; however, if that is not possible, physical awards can be requested to be sent to the Award winner’s address and to the applicant’s name as was on the nomination form. This service is free of charge (only Postal or courier costs of sending the awards should be borne by the Applicant).

As many persons you consider appropriate, but no more than a dedicated company table in order to provide the opportunity for every applicant to take part in this event.

Shortlisted nominees are informed more than three weeks prior to the Award Ceremony.

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