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What are the Great British Food Awards? Plus
How do the awards work? Plus

Step 1: Companies enter their products here (add link to form) and then send two samples of each to the following address as soon as possible:
Jenny O’Neill
Great British Food Awards 2020
Great British Food
1 Phoenix Court
Hawkins Road
Colchester
Essex
CO2 8JY

Step 2: Our in-house team of experts will test out every product, giving each a final mark out of 15. Marks out of 10 are given for taste, and marks out of 5 are given for provenance – based on the information given in your entry form. We will also fill out detailed feedback forms for companies who want them.

Step 3: Our team will shortlist the best scoring 10-15 products in each category. Shortlisted companies will then be required to send samples to our celebrity judges around the UK during the week of 7th-10th August. For more information about them click here (link to judges page). Our judges will pick one winner and two highly commendeds in each category.

Step 4: Winners will then need to send samples into our studio for photography, and to the chosen judge of our Best in Britain category, the award which goes to our champion of champions and the ultimate endorsement in British artisan food and drink.

How much does it cost? Plus

£70 (+ VAT) per product, plus and additional £20 (+VAT) if you wish for your product to be entered into the regional awards. Feedback from our in-house judges is £100 + VAT.

When will the winners be announced? Plus

The winners and runners up will be announced to the public on October 15th 2020, though winners and runners up will be informed beforehand in order to arrange photography samples to be sent out.

Why should I enter? Plus

Imagine being able to say the likes of MIchel Roux Jnr, Nathan Outlaw or John Torode chose your product as the best cheese, gin or pie in all of Britain? The Great British Food Awards give you the opportunity to have your food and drink tasted by some of the UK's most acclaimed chefs, critics and influencers.

The Great British Food Awards brings with it a great deal of kudos; as the only food awards scheme entirely dedicated to discovering the best British food and drink products, winning or even being shortlisted in one of our of categories is an incredible feat.

How do I enter? Plus

Simply fill in our entry form here

How does feedback work? Plus

When entering your product you will have the option to receive feedback from the Great British Food team for an extra fee. Forms will include a score out of 15 (marks out of 10 are given for taste, and marks out of 5 are given for provenance) plus detailed and constructive comments from our judges. Previous entrants have found the comments very useful for marketing purposes. Even if you don't win, getting feedback provides invaluable knowledge that may help you grow, improve and develop your offering, or reassess certain aspects of your product's taste or packaging.

Who will be judging the awards? Plus

Firstly the Great British Food team will painstakingly test every product entered to compile a shortlist of the best in each category. Next, we have enlisted a fantastic group of celebrity judges to pick our winners; each and every one is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen category. Find out more about them by clicking here.

What is the Best of Britain award? Plus

All of our winners will be required to send their product out one last time to our prestigious judges and buyers. They will then pick their overall favourite product, based on a strict criteria taking into account provenance, packaging and innovation – but first and foremost, taste.

How will the winners be promoted? Plus

Our winners and highly commended products will be announced in the autumn issue of Great British Food magazine (on sale 15th October 2020), with lots of online and social media promotion across our platforms. There will also be coverage in the December issue of Speciality Food, which has a significant audience in the fine food industry. Winners and runners up will all receive a detailed press pack with logos, quotes, promotional material and tips on how to make the most of their win.

When will I receive the invoice for my entry? Plus

Invoices will be sent out approximately 14 working days after entries close on June 22nd 2020.

What are the terms and conditions of entering? Plus

The final closing date for entries is 22nd June 2020. Entries made after this time will not be counted. Payments are made securely using Stripe. No card details are stored once payment has been made. Invoices will be generated within 14 working days of the closing date. By entering you agree to Aceville Publications contacting you regarding the Great British Food Awards. The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entries and those that do not abide by these terms and conditions will be disqualified. Once you have completed the form please send a sample of each entry, clearly marked with the product name and category, to this address:
Jenny O’Neill, Great British Food Awards 2020, Aceville Publications, 1 Phoenix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, CO2 8JY.

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