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About the Awards

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

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.
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 Shaun Rankin 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.

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. Finally, the winning product in each category will be sent to our final expert judge, for them to pick our overall winner - the British Grand Champion.

Stage 3 - Winners announcement

The winners of each category will then be announced and will be featured in a special issue of Great British Food magazine.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Key Dates

  • JAN 17
    Currently Here

    Awards open

  • JUL 24

    Awards Close

  • JUL 31

    Last date for samples to arrive

  • AUG 18

    Shortlist announced

  • OCT 27

    Winners are announced

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