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Each category has been specifically tailored to represent the key drivers in today’s ever-changing marketplace. This year each category has a definition to help you select the right place for it to be entered. If unsure please contact Ellie Ray.

To enter, click on a category name below and you will be taken to the online entry form. You can enter multiple categories within one form. 

Entry fee per product: £454 + VAT
Small Producer entry fee (fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under £2 million): £119 + VAT.
Please click here to apply for your code.
 
Please be aware that if you are looking for freefrom categories or your product is part of the health or alternative diet range these are now part of Good Choice! Quality Food Awards.
 
 
Breads that are sold refrigerated - chilled garlic bread, chilled flatbread, chilled focaccia etc
 
Loaves of bread that are pre-sliced - can be small, medium or large
 
Individual portioned breads - rolls, buns, baguettes etc
 
Bread that has a particular niche quality that is not common in bread and provides a unique selling point including instore bakery - Seed bread, sourdough, corn bread etc
 
Cakes that are sliced for serving - Victoria sponge, banana bread, carrot cake etc 
 
Cake sold in an individual serving - muffins, fairy cakes, cupcakes etc
 
Products that are sold in the bread aisle that is targeting the breakfast market that are savoury - English Muffins, Crumpets etc
 
Products that are sold in the bread aisle that is targeting the breakfast market that are sweet - croissants, petit pan de chocolate, crepes
 
Any biscuit item which has a savoury flavour - biscuits for cheese, crackers, oatcakes
 
Any biscuit item which has a savoury flavour - cookies, shortbread, sweet biscuits etc
 
Bars that are made for convenience to eat on the go - Cereal Bars, Granola bars etc (please be aware that if your bar has a health benefit or is diet specific we recommend you enter the relevant category in the Good Choice! Q Awards)
 
Cereal that is sold in a packet - Corn Flakes, Granola, Muesli etc (please be aware that if your cereal has a health benefit or is diet specific we recommend you enter the relevant category in the Good Choice! Q Awards)
 
Cheese that is typical created in Britain either hard or soft - Cheddar, Red Leicester, Wensleydale
 
Cheese that is typical created in abroad either hard or soft - Brie, Camembert, Roquefort
 
Cheese that has a particular niche quality that is not common in cheese and provides a unique selling point - cheese made for milk other than cows, flavoured cheeses, cheese sold seasonally etc
 
Food that is specially designed and marketed for children, infant food is not included.
 
Any chocolate - chocolate bars, chocolate boxes, dark, milk or white chocolate
 
Any coffee product - ground, beans and instant etc
 
Cold drinks that are made out of fruit - fruit juices, cold press juices, fruit smoothies etc
 
Any other cold beverages - cordials, fizzy drinks or flavoured water
 
Any Sweets - boiled sweets, gummy sweets, laces or liquorice 
 
Includes cooking sauces and marinades applied to food prior to cooking and serving
 
Any dairy product that can be spread - butter, soft cheeses, margarine etc
 
Dairy products refrigerated at home e.g. milks, creams, crème fraiche
 
Any type of yogurt product - fruit yogurt, flavoured yogurt, natural yogurt etc
 
Products that are sold on the delicatessen shelves or counter- olives, stuffed peppers, sundried tomatoes etc
 
Products that are sold in the delicatessen shelves or counter typically produced in the UK - sliced ham and cooked chicken etc
 
Products that are sold in the delicatessen shelves or counter typically produced in the rest of the world - Parma ham, chorizo, salami etc
 
Any dip product - Hummus, sour cream, salsa etc
 
Any other products sold in on a deli counter or shelves - pork pies, pate, Scotch egg etc
 
Any sweet pudding or dessert - cakes, pie, pudding etc
 
Fish that is stored and cooked from chilled e.g. seafood, fillets, shellfish
 
Fresh or frozen fish that is pre-prepared and ready to be cooked e.g. breaded fish, marinated fish, fish goujons
 
Any shellfish product e.g. Prawns, mussels, crab etc
 
Fish that is smoked and ready to eat e.g. smoked salmon, smoked mackerel
 
Pre-prepared, ready to eat sandwiches and wraps 
 
Pre-prepared, ready to eat salads 
 
Other pre-prepared, ready to eat products - instore bakery pizzas, sushi 
 
Fruit that is sold pre-cut e.g. fruit pots, pre-cut bags of fruit, pineapple slices or fruit salads
 
Whole fruits bought in their natural, un-cut state e.g. apples, berries, nectarines, peaches
 
These are pre-prepared salad products e.g. coleslaw, potato salad, salad kits
 
Salad items bought in their natural, un-cut state e.g. tomatoes, lettuce
 
These are pre-prepared vegetable products e.g. stir fry kits, roasting trays, pre-cut vegetables ready to cook
 
Whole vegetables bought in their natural, un-cut state e.g. potatoes, peppers, broccoli
 
Any desserts, pastry or fruits that are stored frozen at home
 
Fish that is stored and cooked from frozen e.g. frozen seafood, frozen fillets, frozen shellfish
 
Any ice cream that are stored frozen at home
 
Any meat or poultry products that are stored frozen at home e.g. burgers, meat joints, chicken nuggets 
 
Frozen products that are added to meal - Yorkshire puddings, chips etc
 
Any pizza or pies that are stored frozen at home, also includes Garlic Bread
 
Any ready meals that are stored frozen at home
 
Any vegetable which is stored frozen at home - frozen pre chopped vegetables, peas, and falafel
 
Products used by the home baker e.g. cooking chocolate, pre-made mixes, fruit mixes, syrups  
 
Products such as jams, honey, maple syrup, lemon curd, dessert sauce, peanut butter
 
Products that include everything to make a meal by adding a few simple ingredients - fajita kits, taco kits and burrito kits
 
Bacon products sold as bacon rasher, smoked and un-smoked. Includes gammon.
 
Beef products e.g. beef joints, diced beef, prepared beef cuts. These can be stuffed and with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Beef steaks from all cuts. 
 
Burgers and meatballs of any meat type, including similar options such as kebabs. Products can include sauces and flavours
 
Game meats and birds e.g. duck, pheasant, venison, rabbit. These can be plain, stuffed or with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Lamb products e.g. lamb joints or prepared lamb cuts. These can be plain, stuffed or with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Pork products e.g. pork joints or prepared pork cuts. These can be plain, stuffed or with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Poultry products e.g. chicken, turkey, goose. These can be plain, stuffed or with garnish, crumb or sauce.
 
Sausages can be of any meat variety and can be plain or flavoured.
 
e.g. olive oil, flavoured oil, balsamic vinegar
 
Food created to be served at a party sweet or savoury, can be ambient, chilled or frozen - mini pizzas, wedges, canapes, mini cakes
 
Pasta can be fresh or dried, with or without filling. Rice and grains e.g. couscous and pearl barley, can be of any variety or flavouring.
 
Chilled Pizza, ready to cook or prepare.
 
These are products bought fresh, either cooked or un-cooked. If your product is frozen please enter Frozen Food - Pizza & Pies
 
Pre-prepared, ready to cook and eat as a whole meal e.g. roast dinners, filled potatoes, stews
 
Pre-prepared, ready to cook and eat as a whole ethnic flavoured meal e.g. Chinese, Indian, Thai 
 
Products comprising the main ‘ready to cook’ component of a meal. The consumer adds a garnish or side dish themselves e.g. marinated / stuffed meat portions, en croute dishes, ribs, stuffed vegetables
 
Any spicy condiment, sauce or pickle eaten with plain food to add flavour e.g. red onion relish, cucumber pickle, mango chutney
 
Products used straight from the bottle as a pouring condiment or dressing alongside a meal e.g. ketchups, dressings, sweet chilli sauce, vinegars 
 
Chilled products used straight from the bottle as a pouring condiment or dressing alongside a meal e.g. fresh pesto, refrigerated dressings
 
Products sold for specific time periods during the year like Easter, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Halloween (excluding Christmas as we have Christmas Q categories) e.g. hot cross buns, Halloween cookies, mother’s day chocolates
 
Any pre-prepared or partly prepared dish which serves the purpose of accompanying a meal e.g. stuffings, red cabbage, gratins
 
Any crisp product - large packets of crisps, individual portions, hand cooked etc
 
Any snack that has a savoury flavour - Savoury Nuts, Savoury Popcorn, beef jerky etc
 
Any snack that is sold in a packet that has a sweet flavour - Sweet Popcorn, sweet fruit, nuts mixes etc
 
Any soup that require ambient storage
 
Any soup that requires chilled storage
 
Products such as seasonings, salts, rubs and spice mixes. Also includes products in tins etc.  (Please ensure you are very clear how you would like these to be prepared.)
 
This category includes black, white, herbal, fruit teas and infusions. They can be of any variety and country of origin. Alternatives hot drinks also included e.g. hot chocolate, hot cordials, spiced juices, malted milks.
 
Savoury or sweet products often stored in a larder, that are sold as part of a company’s ‘value’ led range only e.g. jams, crisps, sweets, cereals
 
Savoury or sweet products refrigerated at home, that are sold as part of a company’s ‘value’ led range only e.g. cheeses, butters, desserts, ready meals
 
Soft drink products that are sold as part of a company’s ‘value’ led range only e.g. teas, coffees, cordials, juices
 
Savoury or sweet products kept frozen at home, that are sold as part of a company’s ‘value’ led range only e.g. burgers, ready meals, pizzas, vegetables

 

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