FAQS 

The awards can be entered online. You can see our categories and enter the awards here. 

You can enter a wide range of products in to the Quality Food Awards. You can see the full list of categories here.

Your product must be on sale by 13 November, unless entered into a seasonal category, within the UK to buy (in-store or online).

Our category criteria will help you decide where your product is best suited.

If you have an unusual product and need advice you can contact Senior Event Manager, Katie Theofanous on 020 8253 8392 or katie.theofanous@emap.com.  

Yes you can. There will be an option after your product questions when you can add further products to your entry. 

There will be an option after filling out your first products' questions where you can add further products to your basket. There is no limit to the number of categories you can enter. 

Yes but don't forget to click on 'Save' if you don't have all the information required, to add your entry to your basket. You will then be able to go back to this point and complete your entry at a later stage.

Yes. We have made the entry process more clearer and simpler to enter, by combining product categories into headline categories such as ‘Bakery’, ‘Cheese’ and ‘Meat’. Products will then be sorted and judged in their appropriate subcategories.

E.g. You might want to enter a packet of Crusty rolls into the awards this year, so you would choose the ‘Bakery’ category to enter them into. When completing your entry form, you will then have the option to choose a subcategory, i.e. ‘Bread – Rolls’.

Products are also judged on their individual merit rather than as a category whole so if you enter similar products into the same category, they will all still have the chance to be shortlisted and put forward for an award. 

Products are judged on the following criteria: taste; flavour; texture; aroma; ingredients list; value for money; innovation; packaging; presentation. A successful entry will possess all these qualities. 

The panel judging all foodservice products entered will also be considering the target sector and benefits for chefs.

A good entry will follow the category criteria. Take a look at some of our hints and tips here

Entry fee per product: £464 + VAT

Foodservice entry fee per product: £385 + VAT

If you are a small producer with fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under £2 million you are eligible for a reduced rate and should complete and submit the Small Producer Form before entering a category. You will be given a discount 'promo code' to use in the entry form: £125 + VAT.

If you have a discount voucher you will be asked to enter this on the payment page, only then will your discount will be visible. 

Entries close on Friday 17 July. If you miss this deadline please contact katie.theofanous@emap.com

Yes, simply log into your account and request for changes to be made. 

You will receive confirmation via email as soon as your entry has been submitted, and then at a later stage, you will receive an email with details of where and when to send your products for the judging in August. You will also receive an attachment in the same email containing delivery labels to stick on to each product you have entered.

Products should be sent directly to the judging venue. You will receive delivery instructions via email, which will include the date to send your products in. 

You will not be able to get a refund on your entry after Monday 27th July 2020.

Results will be published on our website after the awards presentation on Friday 13 November. 

Shortlisted products will be announced in September, shortly after judging has finished. Awards will be announced during the awards evening on Friday 13 November.

This year we will be announcing the Christmas Winners online in September. Christmas Retailer of the Year will also be announced in September with the trophy being presented at our Quality Food Awards Presentation Dinner

Yes! All products entered will receive full judge’s feedback. Due to the high number of entries we receive, these will be compiled and sent to you in the month following the awards presentation. 

Logos will be available to download in a variety of formats on the website. A link will be sent via email the day after the awards evening.