Awards Categories | 2021 Grow Up Awards Gala

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Voting Categories

Below are the available categories and their criteria/description.

1. Growing (6 total awards)
The nominees can be either a person (where indicated) or a company. Nominations in the category are created by cannabis industry professionals and reviewed by our awards jury. The winner is chosen online by cannabis industry voters.
Master Grower of the Year (Person)

A leader in her or his operation, this award annually recognizes the professional grower whose dedication to their craft consistently produces top quality crops for the marketplace. The nominees will be growers that set the bar for others to match.

Craft Grower of the Year

This award recognizes the effort and perseverance towards producing a crop of extremely high-quality product in a small footprint.

Celebrity Grower of the Year

Growing the perfect strain is monumental to a celebrity brand, you need to maintain that quality on everything with their name on it. This award will go to the person or company that maintains the excellence in their plant to match the celebrity brand.

Cultivation Education Award

The education of our cultivators has never been more important. As public demand for various strains evolves, our cultivators are responsible for staying ahead of the curve with high quality products for our medicinal and recreational users. This award will go to the person or institution that has led the way in the education of a new crop of growers.

Outstanding Research

Research into new avenues of growth in an effort to supply the ever-growing consumer demand continues to expand rapidly. This award recognizes a researcher who is constantly striving to discover ways to improve yield and quality.

International Cultivator

The Cannabis space is becoming a more global business each year. This award recognizes cultivation leadership outside Canada.

2. Equipment/Products (17 total awards)
These awards cover the wide variety of products that contribute to the efficiency and quality for Cannabis growers and producers. Nominations in the category are created by cannabis industry professionals and reviewed by our awards jury. The winner is chosen online by cannabis industry voters.
Innovative Product of the Year

In a world where new Cannabis products are hitting the shelves constantly, this award will go to the most innovative and impactful industry product released in the last year.

Hemp Product Company of the Year

As the efficacy of CBD products expands into a myriad of health uses, new products are coming to market steadily. This award will recognize the best hemp product released in the past year.

Celebrity Product of the Year

Whether it is CDB oils, bongs, infused beverages or an elite strain, celebrities and athletes are becoming more open to the notion of branding with cannabis. This award will recognize the best celebrity.

Environmental Impact Award

As we grow “green” the industry also tries to stay green in its environmental impact. This award will go to the company creating products that recognize a strong commitment to environmental concerns.

Packaging Equipment

Cost, compliance and design are the cornerstone of packaging equipment. This award will go to the company that meets and exceeds the needs for both the consumer and the supplier.

Hydroponic System

Cost effective production is a balance of growing space, quality and quantity and your hydroponics are key. This award will go to the company whose hydroponic systems are clearly a notch above.

Lighting System

Lighting your greenhouse is a tricky business. With their long life, durability and tiny power consumption, a great LED lighting system can make all the difference to crop output. This award recognizes the best LED Lighting product used and voted on by the cannabis industry.

Best Growing Media

Choosing the right growing medium is key to the success of your cannabis crop. The nominated products have proven themselves for consistency in root growth and yield.

HVAC System

Climate control is central to crop maximization. An efficient and cost-effective HVAC system is central to our growers. This award will recognize the HVAC system that stands out in the marketplace.

Filtration System

Water purity is a main component in product quality, yield and compliance. The award winner will have a proven track record providing top scalable filtration products to the industry.

Extraction Equipment

The consumer will continue to demand infused, edible and health care products created by the cannabis and hemp streams. The award will go to the company supplying the best equipment that reliably produces extracts for market.

Pest Control

The industry relies on the health of its crop and pest control can make the difference between success and failure. The winning company will supply the top product that provides an effective and green pest solution

Testing/Laboratory Equipment

These labs and testing facilities provide cannabis growers and producers state-of-the-art cannabis analysis and consistent reporting. We recognize their excellence with the top spot going to the company voted best in class.

Best Trimming Equipment

The consumer demands consistent product quality and a great trimmer delivers that consistency every time. The voters will choose the best of the best trimmers in this category

Grow-at-home Package

As legislation changed, growing at home has become a real option. However, ensuring that your home-grown is of high yield and quality you need the right tools. The winner of this award will have created a top-quality package to help the home grower.

Innovative Sustainable Technology

The cannabis industry must be committed to sustainability. This category is open to innovative approaches to a broad range of categories: soil, water consumption, packaging, extraction and energy to name a few.

3. Company/Supplier (13 total awards)
Nominations in the category are created by cannabis industry professionals and reviewed by our awards jury. The winner is chosen online by cannabis industry voters.
Greenhouse Designer

Designing a high-tech greenhouse solution allows production of a year-round high-quality product for the grower. This award will go to one of our top industry greenhouse designers.

Nutrients Product

Creating the perfect nutrient balance based on the strain and growing conditions is an art and science. This award will recognize one of the top companies in the business as chosen by our voters.

Packaging Supplier

Doing business in the North America Cannabis industry means compliant packaging, and a lot of it. This award goes to the company that provides unparalleled packaging solutions to cannabis product producers.

Cannabis Consultant

Building brand awareness and communicating to your clients are two key pieces to marketplace success. This award recognizes the creative minds that help put our companies on the industry map.

Extraction Facility

Extraction labs are key to ensure consistency in potency, safety and compliance. Our voters will choose the lab they feel is the top choice in the cannabis space.

Toll Processing

Toll processors convert your biomass into refined oil. This will save you the expense of owning a dedicated facility and expensive extraction equipment, allowing you to focus on what you do best - growing.

Lab/Testing Facility

These labs and testing facilities provide cannabis growers and producers state-of-the-art cannabis analysis and consistent reporting. With compliance and reliable test results, our companies can safely move forward in the consumer space. The award will go to the facility most recognized by our industry voters.


Direct to consumer retail is the fastest growing segment within the Cannabis space. A successful retail dispensary has to balance education, compliance, staff-training and customer service, while at the same time running a successful business venture. This award recognizes excellence in the retail sector.

Security Service

This award recognizes the companies that keep our incredibly valuable products and properties safe and monitored utilizing the best state of the art equipment available.

Engineering Service

Using their in-depth skill sets, engineers solve problems. Their expertise includes engineering, automation, virtual design, facility management and construction. The award will honour an engineering service that has set the bar in their field.


This category celebrates a Seedbank’s commitment to supplying the growing industry with the best seeds obtainable, allowing their next crop to be the best one to date!

Plant Propagation/Breeding

The cannabis industry is always on the hunt for new reliable strains on both the medical and recreational sides. In this category we recognize the plant propagation and breeding companies for their contribution to the ever-evolving creation of new products.


Having all the tools you need, when you need them, is critical to cultivation. This award is presented to the best one-stop supplier for all that is cannabis.