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We’re leading the search for New Zealand’s Outstanding Food Producers.

Kiwi food producers entered 152 products across four categories in the inaugural 2017 awards. Whether you’re a small producer, a large producer or grower with an established brand, if you have a product or products that you are proud of, we want to celebrate your endeavour!

One producer creating benchmark goods of exceptional quality, will be named Supreme Champion  of Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards 2018, along with four Category Champions and special award winners. Special awards are; NZ Life & Leisure Spirit of Innovation Award, for the entry showing excellent Kiwi ingenuity;  FMCG Business Outstanding New Product; Label & Litho Outstanding DesignOutstanding Drink and the
T & G Global Outstanding Sustainability Award for the food or drinks producer championing sustainability.  

The Supreme Champion will receive a feature story in NZ Life & Leisure and a marketing workshop valued at $2,500 from Marvellous Marketing to help maximise the benefits of winning the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards.

Entries are open to New Zealand producers, with judging in on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Gold and Silver Medallists will be named in early April 2018.

Winners of the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards will be announced in the May 2018 issue of NZ Life & Leisure and the June 2018 issue of FMCG Business.

We’re also calling on Kiwi foodies to choose the country’s finest with a special Peoples’ Choice vote. Food lovers are encouraged to vote for their favourites to choose the Outstanding Farmers’ Market, Coast Outstanding Product and Coast Outstanding Producer.