Winners will be announced Wednesday 26 April 2017. 


Hunting out New Zealand’s Outstanding Food and Drinks Producers

Entry Form

Kiwi’s pride ourselves on fresh, seasonal produce served with a twist of innovation and a side of hard work. Its this Kiwi passion which is behind The Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards, created to celebrate every one of the hard working folk responsible for the country’s finest food and drink. Find out about entry below.

We’re seeking the best primary products grown in New Zealand, as well as value-added goods made with New Zealand or imported ingredients. Products will be assessed on taste, quality, innovation, sustainability and brand story.

For those considering entry more details are in this entry-kit-food-producers. Also attached here is a word version of the OUTSTANDING PRODUCER ENTRY FORM so you can formulate your answers and then simply drop them into the online Entry.

Entry is confirmed when the details below are completed and the judging fee of $75 +GST ($86.25) is paid. Entries close on Friday 17 February 2017 and produce must be in Auckland by COB Wednesday 1 March. Judging will be undertaken at Fresh Factory on Thursday 2 March, timing has been chosen to ensure seasonal produce is judged at its best.


  • For multiple entries, draft on above attached word document and then cut and paste the information to fill in the online Entry Form. Make payment at the checkout for each single entry and begin the process again. 
  • When filling out the Entry Form complete an answer in ALL boxes. If the question is not relevant put ‘not applicable’. If you are unsure of which category your product should be entered under please write TBC (to be confirmed) and we will categorise it.