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To enter, click on a category name below and you will be taken to the online entry form. You can enter multiple categories within one form. 
 
Entry fee per product: £315 + VAT
Small producer entry fee : £119 + VAT
(fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under £2 million)
Click here to request your Small Producer discount promo code.  
 
N.B. All companies looking to enter alcohol products, should enter the Quality Drink Awards here.

The Categories 

Bread in any form, e.g. loaves, rolls, baguettes, cobs, buns, bloomers 
 
Any cake product, e.g. victoria sponge, muffins, swiss roll, banana bread 
 
Products targeting the breakfast market e.g. crumpets, scones, pancakes, croissants, Danish pastries
 
Any biscuit item which has a savoury flavour, e.g. biscuits for cheese, crackers, oatcakes
 
Any biscuit item which has a sweet flavour, e.g. cookies, shortbread, sweet biscuits
 
Cereal that is sold in a packet, e.g. corn flakes, granola, muesli, or in bar form e.g. granola bar
 
Any hard or soft cheeses. 
 
Any chilled savoury product that does not fall into another specific category, e.g. soups, non-seasonal appetisers 
 
Any chilled sweet product that does not fall into another specific category such as 'Desserts & Puddings' or 'Dairy'
 
Any chocolate product, e.g. chocolate bars, box of chocolates
 
Any cake, bakery or dessert item created and marketed to be sold at Christmas, e.g. mince pies, Christmas pudding, panettone, yule log, stollen
 
Any chilled savoury item created and marketed to be sold at Christmas, e.g. stuffing, cheeses, pies, deli products, flavoured butters
 
Any chilled sweet item created and marketed to be sold at Christmas, e.g. brandy cream, whiskey cream, seasonal yogurts or mousses
 
Any sweet or chocolate item that has been created and marketed to be sold at Christmas, e.g. Christmas sweets, fudge, chocolate
 
Any item created and marketed to be sold at Christmas, often stored in a larder, e.g. mint jelly, cranberry sauce, meat glaze, gravy granules
 
Any meat or fish product created and marketed to be sold at Christmas, e.g. smoked salmon, whole fish, turkey joints, ham joints. These can be stuffed and with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Any coffee product from any origin, e.g. ground, instant, beans
 
Cold beverages that are made from fruit and/or vegetables, e.g. fruit juices, cold pressed juices, smoothies
 
Any other cold beverages, e.g. cordials, fizzy drinks or waters
 
Candies and sugared confections, e.g. boiled sweets, bon bons, lollies
 
Any dairy or milk based product, e.g. butter, margarine, soft cheeses, yogurts
 
Products that are sold on the deli shelves or at the deli counters, e.g. olives, sundried tomatoes, parma ham
 
Any sweet pudding or dessert, e.g. mousses, pies, roulades, cheesecakes
 
Any filleted or whole fish product, e.g. salmon fillets, whole seabass, king prawns
 
Pre-prepared, ready to eat food and snacks, e.g. sandwiches, salads, chopped fruit
 
Whole fruits bought in their natural, un-cut state, e.g. apples, berries, nectarines, peaches 
 
Any prepared or unprepared salad items, e.g. cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, bagged mixed lettuce, coleslaw
 
Any prepared or unprepared vegetable products, e.g. peppers, broccoli, potatoes, stir fry vegetable kits 
 
Savoury products that are stored frozen, e.g. pies, quiches, burgers, chips, vegetables
 
Sweet products that are stored frozen, e.g. ice cream, desserts, pastry
 
Savoury products often stored in a larder. Includes cooking sauces and marinades applied to food prior to cooking and serving, e.g. seasonings, spices, ambient curry sauces, vinegars, savoury chutneys
 
Sweet products often stored in a larder, e.g. jams, marmalades, honey, sweet chutneys
 
Bacon products sold as rashers, smoked and unsmoked. Includes gammon.
 
Beef steaks from all cuts. 
N.B. Entries will be assessed against similar products during judging
 
Beef products e.g. beef joints, diced beef, prepared beef cuts. These can be stuffed and with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Game meats and birds e.g. duck, pheasant, venison, rabbit. These can be plain, stuffed or with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Lamb products e.g. lamb joints or prepared lamb cuts. These can be plain, stuffed or with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Pork products e.g. pork joints or prepared pork cuts. These can be plain, stuffed or with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Poultry products e.g. chicken, turkey, goose. These can be plain, stuffed or with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Sausages, burgers and meatballs of any meat type, including similar options such as kebabs. Products can include sauces and flavours.
 
Any product or ready meal that is free from meat, e.g. vegetable curries, nut cutlets, bean burgers
 
Pasta can be fresh or dried, with or without filling. Rice and grains e.g. couscous and pearl barley, can be of any variety or flavouring.
 
Any pies or pasties bought fresh, either cooked or un-cooked. 
N.B. If your product is frozen please enter Frozen Food – Savoury.
 
Chilled or frozen pizzas, ready to cook or prepare.
 
Pre-prepared, ready to cook and eat as a whole meal e.g. roast dinners, stews, curries
 
Ambient products used straight from the bottle as a pouring condiment or dressing alongside a meal, e.g. ketchups, dressings, sweet chilli sauce, vinegars
 
Chilled products used straight from the bottle as a pouring condiment or dressing alongside a meal, e.g. fresh pesto, refrigerated dressings
 
Any snack that is sold in a packet that has a savoury flavour, e.g. crisps, savoury nuts, savoury popcorn
 
Any snack that is sold in a packet that has a sweet flavour, e.g. sweet popcorn, dried fruit, boiled sweets
 
This category includes black, white, herbal, fruit teas and infusions. They can be of any variety and country of origin. Alternative hot drinks also included e.g. hot chocolate, hot cordials, spiced juices, malted milks 
 

Please note - All ‘Value’ products may only be judged in the 'Value Q' categories, and are not eligible for any other main award categories

Savoury or sweet products often stored in a larder, that are sold as part of a company’s ‘value’ led range only, e.g. jams, crisps, sweets, cereals
 
Savoury or sweet refrigerated products, that are sold as part of a company’s ‘value’ led range only, e.g. cheeses, butters, desserts, ready meals
 
Soft drink products that are sold as part of a company’s ‘value’ led range only, e.g. teas, coffees, cordials, juices
 
Savoury or sweet products kept frozen at home, that are sold as part of a company’s ‘value’ led range only, e.g. burgers, ready meals, pizzas, vegetables

Entry Deadline: Friday 30 June 2017

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