Nominations for the 2023 AHPA Awards are now open

November 9, 2022

AHPA is pleased to announce that the association is now accepting nominations for the 2023 AHPA Awards.

First presented in 2006, the annual AHPA Awards acknowledge individuals and organizations for making positive and substantive contributions to the herbal products industry.

The 2023 AHPA Award categories are as follows:

  • AHPA Herbal Hero Award: Recognizes an individual who makes outstanding contributions to AHPA committees or initiatives.

  • AHPA Herbal Industry Leadership Award: Recognizes a company that sets an example of outstanding business practices or an organization that works to move the industry forward above and beyond normal business practices.

  • AHPA Herbal Insight Award: Recognizes individuals or non-commercial organizations that have a significant impact on furthering knowledge and understanding of botanicals and their uses.

  • AHPA Herbal Diversity & Inclusion Award: Recognizes excellence in commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion and equality benefitting both the herbal products industry and broader society.

  • AHPA Environmental Impact Award: Recognizes an individual, organization, or company that has implemented innovative sustainable or regenerative business practices that will continue to have a meaningful positive impact on the environment.

More information about the awards, including a list of previous winners, is available here.

Nominations can be submitted by using the online nomination form OR by email to and must be received by December 16, 2022 for consideration.

To submit your nomination by email, please provide the following information:

  • AHPA Award category

  • Nominee's name

  • Nominee's organization

  • Why you think this individual or organization should receive the AHPA Award (in 500 words or less)

  • OPTIONAL: Documents supporting your nomination of this individual or organization

After the nomination period closes, nominees will be reviewed by members of the AHPA Communications Committee, which represents a diverse group of industry stakeholders. The AHPA Communications Committee recommends recipients for each award category and presents these recommendations to the AHPA Board of Trustees for approval.

AHPA Awards will be presented at the AHPA Annual Member Meeting on March 8, 2023, during Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.




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