Food Inc Awards


who we are looking for

The submission period has ended, and we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2013 Food, Inc. Awards! Congratulations to our winners: Despi Ross of Indianapolis, Indiana, who received the Lifestyle Award; Michel Nischan of Bridgeport, Connecticut and founder of Wholesome Wave who received the Pioneer Award; and Lexicon of Sustainability in Petaluma, California who received the Non-Profit Award.

THE FOOD, INC. pioneer award

We’re looking for a local leader who created a community movement inspired by the film. This person encourages food habits towards more sustainable, responsible and organic choices.

Questions to consider:

  • When did you start this community effort?
  • What changes did you instill in your community?
  • What impact have you had to date? (number of projects implemented, greatest victory, number of people affected, etc.)
  • Which story, character or issue from the film impacted you the most?
THE FOOD, INC. lifestyle award

We’re looking for an individual who embodies the eating revolution sparked by Food, Inc. This person will have completely changed the way s/he approaches food on a daily basis by going the extra mile when it comes to sustainable and ethical eating practices.

Questions to consider:

  • What specific changes did you make in your personal life to ensure you are eating responsibly and sustainably?
  • How has it changed your buying and eating habits specifically?
  • What impact has that had on your personal life? Over time and/or on a day-to-day basis?
  • Which story, character or issue from the film impacted you the most?
What You Can Win
  • A trip to Los Angeles for one night the week of November 4-8, 2013 that includes a sustainable meal with the producer of Food, Inc. and participation in publicity for the contest and Food, Inc. movement, which may include your appearance in a produced spot and promos to air on Participant Media's new TV network, pivot and a dedicated article about you and your efforts to be featured on
  • A hand-crafted trophy.
How We're Picking the Winners

Our panel of judges will select the winners for each category, which will be announced during the Food, Inc. premiere on pivot on November 24th at 9pm EST. Winners will have addressed the questions above to their best ability. Click here to read more about the panel of judges.