Monday 31 October 2016

Entries open

Launch communications campaign

Friday 17 February 2017

On receipt of entry (Nov to 17 Feb)

Entries close

Entry acknowledgement and label template for delivery posted

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Final day for judging samples to arrive in Auckland

Thursday 2 March 2017

Judging, Auckland

Week of 13 March 2017

Individual results sent to entrants via email (all entrants to get a feedback form on their entry)

Monday 20 March 2017

Finalists announced

Monday 1 May 2017

NZ Life & Leisure May issue on sale

Outstanding NZ Food Producer 2017 and category winners announced

Media and publicity

Winning products tasted at NZ Food Writers May

Market Day

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Marketing and Storytelling Workshop: Auckland

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Marketing and Storytelling Workshop: Christchurch