After many months of receiving nominations and for the last six weeks judging the hundreds of nominees, we are now at the exciting stage of announcing the winners of the Vegan of the Year Awards.
But, before we get to that, I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the awards vegantastic. Firstly, a big thanks to the sponsors of this announcement: Empower Total Health, Vegan Online, Cruelty Free Super and Pure & Green Organics. VegansAreCool.com is chuffed to be supported by such ethical, pioneering businesses. Thank you so much!
A huge heartfelt thanks also to Shuang Wu for designing the winners’ certificates and virtual badges, the vegan judges – Mariana Tosca and Sundara De Silva – who judged a selection of categories and the advisory team – Tara Lomax, Sy Woon and Nami Gohil.
It goes without saying that choosing the winners was an extremely difficult process. There are so many vegans worldwide doing amazing things to promote the vegan lifestyle. Without a doubt, the winners below are among the best of the best. Luckily, we will be holding the awards annually, so there will be plenty of opportunities for more amazing vegan individuals, organisations and businesses to be recognised every year.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted nominations. The purpose of the awards is to recognise vegans who are making outstanding contributions in their area of expertise and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
Continents and countries to which no awards were given indicates that we did not receive any nominations for that region. We hope to receive nominations from these in future.
And the winners are:
These two outstanding individuals have been working for many years to increase awareness about the many benefits of the vegan lifestyle. Amazingly cool vegans!
Highly Commended: Nami Gohil, Jordan Turner, Mitch Dawes, Imogen Dawes and Genevieve Doyle
4. Outstanding Animal Activist:
North America: Paul Watson
Highly Commended: Emmy James
Asia: Maneka Gandhi
6. Outstanding Vegan Business:
Africa: Fry’s Vegetarian
Asia: Loving Hut
Oceania: Vegan Perfection
Highly Commended: Pangea
7. Outstanding Vegan Restaurant:
Asia: Veganburg – Singapore
U.K/Europe: Loving Hut - Menton, France
USA: Follow Your Heart (Canoga Park, LA)
8. Outstanding Vegan Chef: Sophie Lapaire
Highly Commended: Gemma Dryburgh
10. Outstanding Vegan Journalist: Jane Velez-Mitchell
Highly Commended: Katrina Fox
11. Outstanding Vegan Media Outlet:
Outstanding Vegan Television: Supreme Master Television
Outstanding Vegan Radio: Go Vegan Radio with Bob Linden
Outstanding Vegan Magazine: Living Vegan
12. Outstanding Vegan Non-Profit Organisation:
U.K/Europe: Vegan Society (U.K)
Our sincere congratulations to all winners!
In the coming months, we will be publishing posts with more details about the Vegan of the Year winners, including pics and links so you can discover for yourself how cool these vegan individuals, organisations and businesses really are.
Thank you again to our kind sponsors and until next time have a vegantastic day!