The Heinz Food Heroes awards aim to acknowledge and reward people working within the food industry (from delis to diners, caterers to columnists, manufacturers to marketers and scientists to sandwich makers) who have gone above and beyond, outside of their job role, to give back to their communities (the “Awards”). This can be anything that is making a positive impact, such as volunteering with a charity, running an initiative, or being a passionate mentor or community leader.

There are two categories in the Awards:

Most Heroic Individual – celebrates someone who works in food and has gone the extra mile to make things better in their community in the last 12 months (between 22 July 2019 and 22 July 2020). 

Most Heroic Team – celebrates part of or a whole team working in food who has gone the extra mile to make things better in their community in the last 12 months (between 22 July 2019 and 22 July 2020).    

Most Heroic Individual, Most Heroic Team (the “Category” if referring to each individual category or “Categories” if referring to all categories). For each Category, there will be one winner, making two (2) winners in total.

The Heinz Food Heroes awards is a partnership between Heinz (the “Organisers”) and Arena – The Hospitality Network.
If you (the “Nominator”) know someone or a team in the food industry within the UK, that has gone ‘the extra mile’ and made a positive impact in the community - then we want to hear from you.

Anybody can nominate a person or team of their choice (of any age) who works in the food industry. Individuals and teams can also enter themselves (the “Nominee”).

Entries are welcome from Nominators for Nominees who work in the food industry which includes, but not limited to, contract caterers, nutritionists, pub/hotel/restaurant operators, PR, recruitment, food manufacturers, wholesalers etc. The Organisers have the sole discretion in deciding whether a Nominee works within the food industry for the purpose of these Awards.

The Awards are FREE TO ENTER.
A contribution of £5000 towards a training and mentorship programme(s) of the winner’s choice for the winner(s) only will be awarded to the winner of the Most Heroic Individual and Most Heroic Team Categories.
The Nominator should select a Category to nominate a Nominee and then complete and submit the entry form online at www.heinz.co.uk/heroes(the “Entry Page”).

The Nominator will need to provide the following details:
Your name (Nominator)
Your email address (Nominator)
Your contact number (Nominator)
Nominee full name
Nominee email
Nominee contact number
Region of Nominee
To support the nomination, the following information will be required and listed in the online entry form - to be completed in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

MOST HEROIC INDIVIDUAL - Please tell us what your nominated Heinz Heroic Individual has done in the last 12-months to be crowned most Heroic Individual and why you think they should win? (be sure to detail what the individual has done, dates and results achieved as a result) [500 words max]

MOST HEROIC TEAM - Please tell us what your nominated team has done in the last 12-months to be crowned Heinz Heroic Team and why you think they should win?* (be sure to detail what the individual has done, dates and results achieved as a result) [500 words max]
Heinz has carefully selected a panel of expert judges to decide who will be crowned a Heinz Food Hero 2020. The panel consists of respected food industry figures who will review all nominations duly and collectively. This panel includes Candice Brown, winner of The Great British Bake Off and TV cook personality; Leo Kattou, head chef at Simpsons; Lorraine Wood, Director of Arena – The Hospitality Network and Georgiana de Noronha, Kraft Heinz Northern Europe President.

The process consists of two phases, Semi-Finals and Finals. During the Semi-Finals, all entries will be reviewed internally to deliberate and decide on 12 finalists for each category (twenty-four finalists in total for the Awards). This stage will aim to recognise one Nominee per region in the UK, per Category, and will be publicly announced in October 2020.

The regions are as follows:
1. Scotland
2. Northern Ireland
3. Wales
4. North East
5. North West
6. Yorkshire
7. West Midlands
8. East Midlands
9. South West
10.South East
11.East of England
12.Greater London
The final stage will involve the judging panel. The judges will jointly discuss and choose one winner for each Category, two in total, to be decided from the 12 finalists shortlisted per Category during the Semi-Finals. The two winners will be revealed in November 2020.

(i)  By ticking the check-box accepting the Terms and Conditions on the Entry Form the Nominators and Nominees will be deemed to have read and understood these rules and to be bound by them. These rules include any instructions set out within the Entry Page.

(ii)  The Nominator is eligible to nominate multiple people or teams through individual submissions.

(iii) The Nominator cannot nominate a Nominee more than once. This doesn’t influence the deliberation process.

(iv)  Entries will only be accepted on the official online Entry Page. Any financial information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to anyone other than the panel of judges.

(v)  The Organisers reserve the right at their absolute discretion to reject any entry that is deemed inappropriate.

(vi)  The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any entry which has not been made in compliance with these Terms and Conditions or any applicable legal obligation, without prior notice and in its own discretion, and shall not be liable for any damages. The Organiser’s decision will be final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

(vii)  Anyone directly professionally connected to the selection of the winners is ineligible to enter this Awards.

(viii)  The Organisers are entitled to modify these Terms and Conditions without prior notice to participants.

(ix)  The Organisers reserve the right to extend the deadline for entries.

(x)  All Nominees who are selected during the Semi-Finals and Finals will be chosen impartially.

(xi)  The two winners will be selected by a panel of judges selected by the Organisers. The judges’ decisions are final and legally binding at all stages of the Awards.

(xii)  All finalists and winners will be contacted by telephone or email to inform them they have been shortlisted or have won. The Organisers will make all reasonable efforts to contact successful Nominees. If a successful Nominee cannot be contacted or is not available within a reasonable timeframe, the Organisers reserve the right to select a new successful Nominee.

(xiii)  No correspondence will be entered into regarding questioning of judging or results.

(xiv)  Any winner or finalist may publicise the Awards provided the year of the Awards is stated and that the Organisers are credited.
If you are a Nominator nominating a Nominee, you will submit the personal data of the Nominee on the Entry Page. Following the nomination by a Nominator, all Nominees will be contacted by the Organisers informing them of their nomination and seeking consent to enter the Awards and for the Organisers to use their personal data in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. If a Nominee does not consent to these Terms and Conditions before 1 October 2020, the Nominee and respective Nominator’s personal information will be deleted immediately after 1 October 2020 and the Nominee will not be entered into this Awards.

The Organisers will review Nominator and Nominee data in order to process the Heinz Food Heroes awards, assess applications, verify eligibility of Nominee’s and contact Nominees in relation to this Awards. Upon the Nominator’s consent to participate in the Awards, the Organisers will publicise the shortlisted candidate’s through media and social media (Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn).

To the best of their ability, the Organisers will assess nominations and pick 12 finalists per Category (one per region) and then one overall winner per Category.

By ticking the check-box on the Entry Page, Nominators consent to the Organisers using personal data collected during the application process for the purposes of enquiring for more information regarding the nomination, verifying the eligibility of Nominees, assessing applications and contacting Nominees.

The information you provide to the Organisers shall be collected and processed only to the extent and in such a manner as is necessary for the purposes specified in these Terms and Conditions. The Organisers shall not sell or transfer your personal data to third parties without your consent.

Your data will be deleted by the Organisers within two months following the end of the Awards.

Your rights as data subjects are set out in Kraft Heinz’s Privacy Policy which can be accessed at www.heinz.eu/privacy-notice