Why Enter?

Food producers throughout New Zealand are encouraged to submit their goods for consideration with the assurance that judging is objective and transparent and conducted by an independent panel of food experts.

These awards:
Recognise producers of all sizes
Value the importance of authenticity and brand story
Endorse primary produce as well as crafted products
Recognise and reward innovation and sustainability

Seven outstanding reasons to enter these Awards

1. Brand exposure and awareness

These Awards are supported by media partner NZ Lifestyle Magazine Group (NZ Life & Leisure and NZ Lifestyle Block and www.thisnzlife.co.nz). NZ Life & Leisure is New Zealand’s leading lifestyle publication. Their May 2017 issue will have significant editorial on New Zealand’s most outstanding Food Producer and all category winners.

Event organisers, Marvellous Marketing, are experienced publicists and will promote all finalists and winners, supported by their website, social media marketing, digital marketing and by Awards partners.

2. A money can’t buy quality endorsement
Provide a quality endorsement to be used in marketing. Category Champions, Gold and Silver Medals pack stickers and artwork are available for use by all entrants whose products reach judging benchmarks.

3. Content marketing opportunity
All medal and category winners have a strong content angle for social media and publicity.

4. Authoritative judging process
Judging is conducted by an independent and experienced panel led by Lauraine Jacobs.

Judging is conducted in a double-blind manner

5. Exposure to New Zealand’s leading food experts and influencers
Entrants build the awareness and recognition of their produce among New Zealand’s leading food experts.

6. Feedback
Entrants receive feedback on their entry based on our judging criteria.

7. Produce Brand Building Workshop presented by Marvellous Marketing                       

All entrants have the opportunity to attend a complimentary two-hour brand building workshop including content on how to best leverage awards, food marketing trends and maximising social and digital communications. Workshops will be held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch between June and August 2018.