Entries open for Outstanding Food Producer Awards

Entries are open for an expanded second edition of the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards, which recognise our best food and drink producers.

The inaugural awards attracted more than 150 entries, and this year there are more categories, recognising innovation in sustainability, design and artisan non-alcoholic drinks.

Categories are: Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer 2018, NZ Life & Leisure Spirit of Innovation Award, Fresh.co.nz Outstanding NZ Dairy Producer, Outstanding NZ Water Producer (Ocean, Lake or River), Ara Wines Outstanding NZ Paddock Producer, Farro Fresh Outstanding NZ Earth Producer, FMCG Business Outstanding New Product, T & G Global Outstanding Sustainability Award, Label & Litho Outstanding Design, Outstanding Drinks Award. Products for the FMCG Business Best New Product must have been launched between 1 January 2017 and 28 February 2018.

Judging takes place on 21 March, gold and silver medalists are announced on 9 April, and special award winners, category champions and the Supreme Champion announced at a gala evening in Auckland on 2 May.

Entrants get free entry to food marketing workshops in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. You can enter online here