How it works


To be eligible to enter the Quality Food Awards, the criteria is that your product(s) must be available to purchase in the UK, either instore or online, and on sale by the end of October.

Products don't necessarily have to be produced in the UK, and they don't need to be brand new to the market.

Don't forget, if you are a Small Producer, you may be eligible for our Small Producer discount! If you have fewer than 10 members of staff, and your annual turnover is less than £2 million, simply let us know on the link below and we will send you your discount code.

The Entry Process

The entry process for the Quality Food Awards has been created to be as simple as possible:

  • Create an account on the Quality Food Awards website
  • Select the category that is the best fit for your product
  • Add your product information
  • Add your payment details

A handy Entry Guide, that goes into more detail, can be found here.

Product Categories

Once entries are open, producers and retailers are invited to browse the product categories and select the one which is the best fit for your product. Each category relates to a single product as sold instore.

Our awards categories are separated into different areas:

  • All Year Round
  • Christmas
  • Foodservice
  • Performance Awards (launching in April)

The categories are structured to provide a range and variety of options, ensuring that every food product has a place in the awards.

What happens next?

Following the submission of your entry you will receive an email confirming receipt, and your invoice will follow. Delivery instructions for your tasting samples will be sent to you approximately a month before judging.

All entries must be accompanied by product samples to be considered for a Quality Food Award.

Please ensure that you provide us with the recommended number of products, in their packaging; It is important that our judges can experience your product as consumers would - if packaging is not available, please include visuals of how the packaging will look.

If you need some help, please don't hesitate to contact our team.

The journey of your product