Article 1: Organization

SOCIETE DE PROMOTION ET D’ANIMATION DE LA SEINE (SPAS) – Simplified joint stock company with paid-up capital of 160,071 euros, registered in the Nanterre Trade and Companies Register under the number 393 528 062, registered office 160 bis rue de Paris – CS 90001 – 92645 Boulogne-Billancourt cedex – France, is organizing the “NATEXPO 2023 AWARDS” to coincide with the NATEXPO exhibition, which will be held on 22-24 October 2023 in Paris Nord Villepinte.

Article 2: Acceptance of the rules and regulations

Participation in the Awards implies total acceptance of all the provisions of these rules and regulations. All practical difficulties relating to their interpretation or application shall be resolved by the Organizer, whose decision shall be accepted as final. Entries that fail to comply with the provisions contained in these rules and regulation shall be invalid.

Article 3: How to participate in the competition

Entry to the competition is open not only to those taking part in the exhibition but to all professionals in the sector with grounds for submitting an entry.

Entry to the competition is subject to:

  • for exhibitors, payment of the fees for participating in the exhibition.
  • for non-exhibitors, payment of the sum of €618 incl. VAT for each entry submitted. This sum is based on the registration fees paid by exhibitors participating in the exhibition, in addition to the costs of their stand. Non-exhibitors who have paid the sum of €618 incl. VAT for each entry submitted will not be reimbursed if their product is not selected.

A) Participation criteria

Every participant must:


  • Be a manufacturer or producer (whether they are exhibitors, joint exhibitors or non-exhibitors).
  • Enter only one product per category.
  • Enter products launched for the first time between May 12th 2022 and May 12th 2023.
  • Products entered by competitors from outside France must comply with EU regulations relating to the product concerned.
  • A product may only be entered in one category.


Products entered in the competition must be:

  • Marketed for the first time between between May 12th 2022 and May 12th 2023.
  • Any products that do not fulfil these conditions will be eliminated from the competition.
  • Listed in the NATEXPO 2023 classification, attached to these rules and regulations.
  • Compliant with EU regulations:
    • Organic products: provide valid organic certificates (AB, Agriculture Biologique (European label), Demeter, Nature et Progrès…) issued by an accredited verification organization (issued in accordance with regulation no. 834/07 for EU Member States).
    • Dietary supplements: these must comply with European Directive 2002/46/EC of 10 June 2002.
    • Cosmetics: Valid certificates issued by an accredited verification organization (issued in accordance with regulation no. 834/07 for EU Member States).
    • All other products: home (furniture, fabrics, home accessories, cleaning products, etc.), stationery, office and school equipment, toys, games, etc.
    • Products entered in the competition must have been manufactured using uncontaminated natural or recycled materials, not obtained using contaminating or resource-depleting processes, and comply with the relevant legislation (FSC, Imprim’vert, …)
    • The use of protected species or those threatened with extinction must also have been avoided.

The application’s conformity will be examined in accordance with the selection criteria. 

Submission of entries:

  • Businesses wishing to take part in the NATEXPO 2023 AWARDS must submit their entry online by May 12th 2023 on the NATEXPO website: : Features >NATEXPO 2023 Awards page. If the company is unable to submit its entry online, it may complete a paper entry form (entry forms will be sent on request) and send it by post to: J2C COMMUNICATION, TROPHÉES NATEXPO 2023, Gaïa Muccio, 88 avenue du Général Leclerc, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt – France (in charge of storing samples).

No entries will be accepted after this date.

Payments by non-exhibitors must be made by bank transfer using the following details:

Account holder



Account number










FR76 1480 6000 8372 0165 2064 188


Entries without payment will not be taken into account.


Information required for entries submitted online:


  • A description of each product (one product per category): Name of company, name of product, intended use of product, export area, date of market launch, recommended retail price, description of product, name and contact details of person responsible for the Awards entry.
  • Four samples of each product to be sent before May 19th 2023. If the company wishes it may attach an information pack in French or English for each product (e.g. press pack). The samples should be sent by post to: J2C COMMUNICATION, TROPHÉES NATEXPO 2023, Gaïa Muccio, 88 avenue du Général Leclerc, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt – France (in charge of storing samples).
  • For non-exhibitors, payment for their entry (a copy of the bank transfer order and debit notice)

Please note that incomplete entries will not be accepted and will be returned to the entrant.

B)Categories of products eligible for the competition (listed in the NATEXPO 2023 classification)


  • Sweet grocery products
  • Savory grocery products
  • Fresh products
  • Beverages
  • Dietary supplements
  • Cosmetics and hygiene products
  • ECO Products / ECO Services
  • Equipment for retail
  • Ingredients and Raw Materials
  • Seeds


Applications for the “Seeds” category is only open to organisations to organisations with an annual turnover for 2021 of 500 000 € (excl. VAT) maximum. Please enclose proof of company registration with your application as well as a proof of CA 2021. The registration cannot be submitted in the absence of these documents.

The winners of each category will be determined if at least 10 applications are submitted in this category.

C) Nomination criteria

The nomination criteria recognized by the Jury and which will enable entries to be validated are that the products presented should be new, innovative or original. Product packaging will also be taken into account by the Jury when validating entries.

Article 4 – Preselection Committee

Initially, entries will be examined and validated by a committee of experts before being presented to the Jury.

The Committee reserves the right to reject any entry that does not comply with the competition rules and regulations and to change the category selected if this is deemed to be unsuitable for the product presented.



Article 5 : The Jury – Awards

A) Jury members

The Jury will consist of journalists, entrepreneurs, retailers, organic market experts and health and wellness professionnals. The Jury’s task is to select one winner (Gold Award) from the candidates in each product category, as well as an International Special Mention across all categories.

B) Validation of entries by the Jury

This process will consist of checking the quality of entries and their compliance with the rules and principles of the “NATEXPO 2023 AWARDS” competition according to the participation criteria, categories of products admitted to the competition and various nomination criteria.

The Jury reserves the right not to select a product if it considers that it does not meet the nomination criteria, or if there is not enough products submitted to a category. The Jury’s decisions are final and binding. Should the Jury reject an entry, it is not obliged to justify its rejection.

C) Short-listed products:

The Jury will short-list a selection of products from among the validated entries on June 2023.

The jury is responsible for scoring the candidate products using a scoring grid containing the following criteria:

  • innovation, composition, practicality, eco-responsibility, provenance, and packaging for food products;
  • innovation, composition, usefulness, practicality, eco-responsibility, provenance, and packaging for dietary supplements;
  • innovation, composition, smell/texture, practicality, eco-responsibility, and packaging for cosmetics;
  • innovation, usefulness, practicality, eco-responsibility, and packaging for household and personal products and services and equipment for retail.
  • innovation, practicality, functionality, supply, origin, method of obtaining, sustainability, industry practice, taste (if applicable) for the ingredients.


D) Selecting the award-winners

The best scores in each category will designate the winner (Gold Award).

The best score awarded to a product offered by an international company, across all categories, will win the International Special Mention, if it has not already been designated Gold Award for a product category. If the best rated international product has already been awarded a Gold Award, the jury’s International Special Mention will then move to the next product in the order of ranking of the scores awarded by the jurors. Please note that an international winner will be defined if at least 10 international nominations are submitted.

The chosen entrants will be notified by e-mail that their product(s) has (have) been selected. The selected products will also be displayed in the NATEXPO 2023 “Awards” area throughout the exhibition.

However, the Jury reserves the right not to make any awards if it considers that the products entered do not meet the nomination criteria for an Award. The Jury’s decisions are final and binding.

Note: entrants solemnly undertake only to provide the Jury with accurate and honest information and in particular to avoid any omission or inaccuracy that might lead to an erroneous decision. In the event of an irregularity being proven, the Jury reserves the right to withdraw an Award already given and justify this withdrawal in the press.

Article 6: Dissemination of information and promotion

Information provided by entrants may be used by the Organizer in documents to promote the NATEXPO exhibition without the entrants, their principals or rights holders having any right to oppose such use in any manner. Should an entrant not wish their information to be used by NATEXPO or the Jury, they must specifically state this in an e-mail sent to:

The Organizer of the “NATEXPO 2023 AWARDS” may not be held responsible for the confidentiality of information transmitted to members of the Jury. Competitors must have taken all measures necessary to protect their invention or innovation prior to submitting their entry. Participants will be held personally responsible for any complaints of any nature whatsoever relating to items entered into the competition, and hereby declare that they discharge the Organizer of any responsibility in this respect.

Article 6 bis: Publication of results 

A press kit will be sent to all the press to announce the 11 winners of the “NATEXPO 2023 AWARDS”, once the products have been selected. 

Article 7: Presentation of awards – During the show

The awards will be presented to the winners on October 2023 during Natexpo 2023 – date and time to be confirmed.

Award winners may use the words “NATEXPO 2023 AWARD” in any promotional communication relating to the award-winning product. Award winners will be sent a “NATEXPO 2023 AWARD” logo by e-mail after the exhibition for use in any promotional communication relating to the award-winning product.

In addition, the winners undertake to use the “NATEXPO 2023 AWARD” logo or to mention the award in all their communications for professional purposes (professional press, retailer brochures, etc.), and relating to their winning product.

Awards may not be exchanged for cheques, cash or any other prize.

Article 8 : Changes – Restrictions – Limitation of liability

The Organizer reserves the right to shorten, extend, change or cancel the competition if circumstances so require. It shall not be held liable as a result.

Article 9 : Intellectual property rights

Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their intellectual property rights have been safeguarded and the corresponding patents registered. Entrants are reminded that under the terms of articles L611-11 and L611-13 of the French Intellectual Property Code, patents in France – to be admissible – must be registered less than six months after the disclosure of the invention to the public.

SPAS ORGANISATION declines any responsibility for any commercial or other use that might be made of projects entered in this competition in contravention of entrants’ rights. In accordance with the modified Data Protection and Civil Liberties law of 6 January 1978, entrants to the Awards have the right to access, correct or delete any information held that concerns them. They may refuse to allow this data to be disclosed to a third party by writing to SPAS ORGANISATION : 160 bis rue de Paris CS 90001- 92645 Boulogne Billancourt Cedex, France.

Article 10 : How to obtain a copy of the rules and regulations

The full rules and regulations may be consulted on the NATEXPO website ( ). A copy of the rules and regulations may be obtained free of charge by writing to the following address: SPAS ORGANISATION – Natexpo Award 2023: 160 bis rue de Paris CS 90001 Boulogne Billancourt Cedex, France.

Article 11 : Applicable law

These rules and regulations are subject to French law.

Any dispute with a participant acting in their professional capacity as to the application and construction of these rules and regulations shall be referred to the court within whose jurisdiction the head office of the Organizing Company is located, said court to have sole jurisdiction in this matter.


Annexe 1 : NATEXPO 2023 exhibition classification




 Pancakes and galettes (round, flat biscuits)
 Viennoiseries (croissants, pains au chocolat, etc.)

 Breakfast – Snack time

 Biscuits, cakes
 Cereals, muesli
 Chocolate bars
 Cocoa, powdered chocolate
 Fruit purée, jellies
 Gingerbead, waffles, cakes
 Granola & cereals
 Herbal teas
 Instant vegetable drinks
 Puffed cereal cakes
 Snack bars
 Sweets, confectionery


 Delicatessens and saltings
 Fresh meats and poultries
 Meat alternatives


 Animal cheeses
 Animal milks
 Butters, fresh creams and margarines

 Vegetable cheeses
 Vegetable milks
 Yogurts, plain and flavoured creams


 Alcohols and spirituous
 Fruit juices
 Lacto-fermented juices
 Lemonades, fizzy drinks
 Vegetable drinks
 Vegetable juices
 Wines and champagnes

 Fish market


 Fresh products

 Fresh fruits
 Fresh pasta
 Fresh ready-made meals
 Fresh smoked fishes
 Fresh soups
 Fresh vegetable purée
 Fresh vegetables
 Rolled pastries and pizza dough
 Stewed fruits
 Vegetable proteins

 Frozen food

 Frozen breads
 Frozen fishes
 Frozen fruits
 Frozen meats and poultries
 Frozen pastries
 Frozen pâtés
 Frozen ready-made meals
 Frozen vegetables
 Ice creams
 Pizza, frozen quiches


 Appetizer / crisps
 Cereals, semolina
 Child food products
 Chocolate confectionery
 Culinary helps
 Dessert preparations (sugar/sugar free)
 Dried fruits
 Dried meats
 Dried seaweeds
 Dry vegetables
 Food oils
 Powered soups
 Preserved fish
 Preserved fruits
 Preserved meats and poultries
 Preserved ready-made meals
 Preserved seaweeds
 Preserved soups, vegetable soups
 Rice, purées
 Stewed fruits, preserved fruit purées
 Tinned vegetables
 Vegetarian specialties




 Drainage, detox
 Memory, intellect
 Skin, sun protection, nails, hair
 Stress, sleep
 Vitamins and minerals




 Body and face creams
 Body milks
 Body oils
 Eaux de toilette
 Hair-removal waxes
 Hygiene for babies
 Hygiene for children
 Hygiene for men
 Hygiene for women
 Make-up removing milks
 Prod Dental / oral health products
 Repellent products
 Shaving products
 Slimming products
 Solar products



Textile and Accessories

 Clothes and accessories for babies
 Clothes for children and adults
 Fashion accessories
 Leather craft

 Products and services for the home

 Bathroom – Zero waste
 Bedding and bedding accessories
 Cooking equipment
 DIY products and accessories
 Equipment for air
 Equipment for water
 Furnishings (small fixtures, rugs, etc.)
 Games, toys, gifts
 Gardening products and accessories
 Household linen
 Kitchen – Zero waste
 Leisure accessories
 Lighting equipment
 Maintenance products
 Natural accessories
 Recycled paper




 Automatic dispensers
 Cash tills and sales point terminals
 Catering equipment
 Chilling appliances
 Click and collect equipment
 Communications agencies
 Data / Processing
 Decoration / Atmosphere
 Drive-in equipment
 Electronic / contactless payment
 Energy saving
 Food packaging
 Furniture / Showcases
 Interactive furniture
 Interactive terminals
 Interior design
 Kitchen equipment
 Labelling / coding
 Mobile apps
 Silo, bulk retailing
 Social commerce
 Specialist retail equipment
 Store fitting
 Store signage
 Tactile screens / tables
 Vacuum packing machine




 Aromatic and medicinal plants
 Bread, pastry and biscuit intermediate products
 Cereals, rice, pasta
 Cocoa, coffee, tea
 Cosmetics ingredients / raw materials
 Dairy IFP and ingredients
 Egg products
 Essential oils and floral water
 Fruit IFP
 Functional additives / ingredients
 Herbs and spices
 Liquid and drink-related IFP
 Marine-based IFP and ingredients
 Meat-based IFP and ingredients
 Multi-purpose ingredients
 Nut-based IFP and ingredients
 Plant extracts
 Sauces, condiments and seasonings
 Seeds, oilseeds, pulses
 Sugars, honey and other sweeteners
 Sweet preparations and ingredients
 Vegetable and mushroom IFP
 Vegetable fats and oils




 Hygiene products


 Certification bodies
 Professional bodies
 Specialist press
 Training bodies

 Wholesalers and distributors



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