In support of talent and brilliance in vertical farming, Cultivatd is proud to be the Headline Sponsor of the inaugural Vertical Farming World Awards 2021. These awards of distinction celebrate excellence and innovation in the industry, across the globe.

There are 17 awards to be won, spanning crops, technology, sustainability, and commercial initiatives. Categories include:


  • Best Crop Innovation
  • Best Crop Enhancement
  • Best Yield Improvement


  • Best Lighting Development
  • Best AI/Automation Development
  • Best Climate Control Innovation
  • Best Farm Design Innovation


  • Best Energy Efficiency
  • Best Sustainability Initiative
  • Best Water Saving Initiative
  • Best Community Initiative


  • Best Profitability Improvement
  • Best Return on Investment


  • Best Brand Marketing
  • Best Retail Innovation
  • Best at Home Innovation
  • Best New Business

Nominations for awards opened on April 13th, and entries must be received by Friday, July 30th, 2021. Products can be entered into multiple categories.

To enter, you must submit a 200-word description of “why your product deserves to win”, and include up to four high-resolution images. For the category ‘Best Brand Marketing’ you are invited to send an additional single-page document to include any video content or imagery relating to the entry.

The winners will be announced at the Vertical Farming World Congress on September 21st, 2021.

For additional information, telephone +44 (0)1225 327900 or email