Monday 2 November 2017


Entries open

Launch communications campaign

Friday 2 March 2018


Entries close

Entry acknowledgement and label template for delivery emailed

Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 March 2018

Judging samples to arrive in Auckland

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Judging at Fresh Factory in Auckland

 Monday 2 April 2018

Individual results sent to entrants via email

Monday 9 April 2018

Finalists announced

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Gala Cocktail Awards evening at Fresh Factory, Auckland

Supreme winner and category winners announced

Monday 7 May 2018

NZ Life & Leisure on sale with Outstanding Food Producer Awards feature

June 2018

Small Producer Marketing Workshops begin in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch