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About the Awards

The Great British Food Awards celebrate the
country's finest home-grown ingredients.

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What are the Great British Food Awards?

The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the country's finest artisanal produce, as well as the hard-working people behind the scenes. This year, the awards are bigger and better than ever, with lots of new categories and amazing celebrity judges, including Raymond Blanc OBE, Masterchef's Monica Galetti, Olly Smith, Eric Lanlard and Miguel Barclay.

This year, the British Speciality category was added to the roster to celebrate classic food and drink made in a traditional way , while the Best New Product group rewards exciting new launches from the last two years. From dairy to cheese, artisan drinks to savoury preserves, The Great British Food Awards has a category for everyone.

Every year, fresh new faces are added to the judging panel, each wielding a hefty influence in the realm of British food and drink. Imagine being able to say the likes of Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux Jr or John Torode chose your product as the best cheese, gin or pie in all of Britain? The Great British Food Awards provide you with the opportunity to have your food and drink tasted by some of the UK's most acclaimed chefs, critics and influencers.

How the Awards Work?

Stage 1 - Enter your products

Once you've applied via our online entry form, you'll need to send your products to our offices where the products will be tested and shortlisted by the Great British Food Awards team. The closing date for entries is 13th July. The shortlist will be announced 7th August.

Stage 2 - The judging stage

The shortlisted products in each category will then need to be sent to our esteemed panel of judges for them to pick their winning product, as well as two finalists. Please note our judges are located around the UK so please ensure your product can feasibly be dispatched to them before entering. For more details please email the team here. Finally, the winning product in each category will be sent to our final expert judge, for them to pick our overall winner - the Best of Britain award.

Stage 3 - Winners announcement

The winners of each category will then be announced and will be featured in the Autumn issue of Great British Food magazine, on sale nationally in supermarkets and in WHSmith.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions about the awards, how they work, or invoicing, head over to our FAQs page.

Key Dates

  • NOV 12

    Awards open

  • JUL 14

    Closing date for entries

  • JUL 21
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    Product samples to be sent in

  • aug 10

    Shortlist announced

  • aug 24

    Panel begin judging entries

  • oct 17

    Winners are announced

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