Meet the winners of the Embla Nordic food awards!

20.06.22 | News
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Espen Solli / Embla Food Award

Three winners of the Embla awards together at DogA in Oslo

Norway, Sweden, and Denmark were the big winners of the evening, as the 2021 Embla Nordic food awards were awarded for the third time. The Norwegian ‘Geitmyra Credo’ - a gastronomic knowledge centre for children and young people in Oslo, ‘The Junk Food Project’ which works with social sustainability in Denmark, and the Swedish beverage entrepreneur Andreas Sundgren are just some of the winners of the 2021 Embla awards.

The winners of the 2021 Embla awards were announced during a live awards ceremony at DogA in Oslo on Monday night. There have been a record number of nominations for the 2021 Embla awards and the jury has selected the winners based on criteria such as sustainability, inspiration, originality, honesty, and Nordic identity. The emphasis of the seven prize categories is ingredients, artisanal craft, communication, and people involved in the Nordic food culture.

The Embla awards were launched in 2017 by six Nordic agricultural organisations with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers to create awareness and spread knowledge about Nordic food.

Norway and Denmark each win three prizes

Norway and Denmark won six Embla awards in a total of seven prize categories. Competition was tough, with up to seven nominations in each category.

Here are all the winners:

Nordic Food Producer 2021: Fredriksdal Kirsebærvin, Denmark

Nordic Food Entrepreneur 2021: Andreas Sundgren, Brännland Cider, Sweden

Nordic Food Artisan 2021: Undredal stølsysteri, Norway

Nordic Food Communicator 2021: Det Grønne Museum, Denmark

Nordic Food for Many 2021: The Junk Food Project, Denmark

Nordic Food Destination 2021: Kvitnes gård, Norway

Nordic Food for Children and Young People 2021: Geitmyra Credo, Norway

About the Embla awards

Six Nordic agricultural organisations are behind the Embla awards, which are partly funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers as part of the New Nordic Food programme. The aim is to promote Nordic food culture and increase interest outside the Nordic Region. The Embla awards are given out every other year. National juries in each country nominate candidates in the various categories and a Nordic jury selects the final winners.