All Year Round Categories

    These categories are for products that are sold throughout the calendar year, and not marketed specifically for the festive or Christmas period. Category definitions have been provided to help you select the right place for your product to be entered. Some of these categories may be split further at the point of judging, depending on the nature of the entries, to better represent the products entered.

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

    Please note that categories have been grouped by relevance before A-Z and so your category may appear further down the page.

    Entry Fee (per product): £469+VAT
    (£79+VAT for qualifying Small Producers)

    Bake at Home

    Any ready to bake at home sweet or savoury product whether they be stored chilled or frozen. This could be a batch of cookie dough that you simply slice and bake, a pizza dough you add your own toppings to or a pre-prepared item such as a croissant, bread roll or cinnamon swirl that you pop in the oven and heat to eat. Please note dry baking mixes should be entered into ‘Home Baking Kits’

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Categories include sweet and savoury biscuits.


    Inclusive of all bread products whether they are ambient, chilled or frozen.


    Inclusive of all cakes whether they are ambient, chilled or frozen.


    Includes sweet and savoury non-main meal pastries, pain au chocolat, croissants, brioche, pastel del nata, Danish pastries, cheese twists etc. Does not include savoury main meal pastries e.g. beef slice. See ‘Quiches, Pies and Savoury Pastries’ category

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Cereals and Porridge

    Any cereal or porridge e.g. porridge, cereal, granola

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Includes all cheese products: British, continental, hard and soft, goats, sheeps, baked etc.

    Chocolate and Confectionery

    Chocolate bars, boxes, sharing bags e.g. fudge, tablets, truffles, seasonal (excludes Christmas), sweets, nougat, marshmallows.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Anything you add to your meal after preparation to enhance the flavour, i.e. mayonnaise, ketchup, balsamic glaze etc. For vinegar – see ‘Store Cupboard’.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Cooking Sauces

    Anything you add to your meal during the cooking stage, i.e. stir-in pasta sauce or pesto etc.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Includes butters and spreads, milk, cream, yoghurt, kefir. Excludes Cheese

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Products that are sold on the delicatessen shelves or counter.

    Desserts and Puddings

    Sweet pudding or desserts, whether they be stored ambient, chilled or frozen e.g. cheesecakes, tarts, crumbles, pies, crème brulée, sticky toffee pudding. Excludes ice cream and lollies.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Including fillets, prepared fish e.g. breaded fish, fishcakes; shellfish and smoked fish.

    Food to Go

    Including pre-prepared, ready to eat sandwiches, wraps and salads, ready to heat/eat hot food products, sushi.

    Free From

    Products specifically created and marketed so as to exclude at least one of the following allergens: celery; crustaceans; eggs; gluten; fish; lupin; milk; mustard; molluscs; nuts; peanuts; sesame; soya; sulphates.


    Fresh or frozen fruit including prepared or unprepared e.g. whole fruits, pre-cut fruit pots, frozen mixed berries.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Hot Beverages

    Includes coffee ground, instant and pods (excludes beans); tea and herbal tea; hot chocolate etc.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Ice Cream and Ice Lollies

    Any ice cream or ice lolly product including individual hand-held lollies, tubs and pots, frozen yoghurt, sorbet

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Meal Accompaniments

    Any prepared or unprepared accompaniments to the main meal whether ambient, chilled or frozen.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Meal Kits

    Kits that include all the flavouring and accompaniments to a meal that needs additional ingredients such as protein or rice added, e.g. fajita kits, curry kits

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Includes both chilled, frozen, and roast-in-the-bag. Products can include sauces, garnish, crumb, and can be plain or stuffed. If specifically reduced fat, enter the ‘Reduced Fat Meat’ category.

    Pasta, Rice, Grains and Pulses

    Pasta or noodles can be fresh or dried, with or without filling; rice; grains and pulses of any variety, e.g. couscous, pearl barley etc.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Pickled and Fermented

    Any food which has been pickled or fermented i.e. kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha etc.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Pizza with any type of toppings, including chilled and frozen. For garlic pizza bread – see ‘Garlic Bread’ category.

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Preserves and Sweet Spreads

    Including jams, marmalades, sweet spreads, syrups, honey, nut butters

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Quiches, Pies and Savoury Pastries

    Includes ambient, chilled or frozen. Also includes sausage rolls, slices and savoury tarts

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Ready Meals

    Pre-prepared products that just require heating up at home e.g. seafood linguine, curry and rice, chilli and rice. Products may be split by cuisine/type at judging

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Products specifically created with reduced sugars, salts, fats in comparison to their standard counterparts e.g. reduced fat salad dressings, reduced salt condiments, sugar-free drinks, ice cream etc. Does not include reduced fat meat products or Ready Meals, see ‘Meat’ or ‘Ready Meals’ categories

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Relishes and Chutneys

    Any relish or chutney including savoury jams or marmalades suitable for cheese e.g. pickled chutney, onion marmalade

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Fresh salads, prepared or unprepared, not intended to provide a whole meal e.g. whole lettuces, salad bags, coleslaw, potato salad. For salads designed to eat immediately, e.g. as a lunchtime option with fork included – see ‘Food to Go’

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Sweet and Savoury food designed for snacking includes crisps, nuts, popcorn, jerky, bars. Does not include Chocolate

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Soft Drinks

    Includes all juices, smoothies, cold-pressed, carbonates, waters, cordials, iced coffee, milkshakes, whether sparkling, still or flavoured

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Including ambient, tinned, and chilled soups

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)

    Store Cupboard

    Includes home baking kits, herbs and spices, salts, oils and vinegars, all canned goods except Soup.

    Subscription and Recipe Boxes

    Subscription items delivered to the home e.g. nut boxes, coffee, meat, fresh produce, vegan items (does not include alcohol) or box delivered to the home that contains all ingredients required to create a meal with a recipe card or step by step process

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Products specifically created to cater to the vegan market. Click through for a full list of Vegan categories.

    Vegetarian Meal Centres

    Vegetarian products created to replace a meat centrepiece, but may still contain dairy or egg, e.g. halloumi burgers, cheesey veggie sausages etc. For Vegan options – See ‘Vegan Meal Centres’

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)


    Fresh or frozen vegetables including prepared or unprepared e.g. whole vegetables, vegetable roasting trays, stir fry kits, frozen broccoli

    £ 469.00 +VAT (20%)