Consumer Judge Competition

The New Zealand Food Awards is looking for keen food lovers for our judging panel. No experience necessary – in fact, no experience is mandatory!

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This is a unique opportunity to be part of the consumer panel who taste (so much tasting!) and score the amazing entries to determine who will be the 2019 winners.

We have panels of technical, culinary and other specialist experts. But how can we genuinely judge the best of New Zealand food without the people’s voice?

We’re searching for up to six lucky panelists. You’ll each receive a goodie bag and you’ll go into the draw to win a double pass to our epic Gala Dinner in October. And let’s not forget the experience of this enviable opportunity which will be more than worth your time (did we mention the tasting … aaaaalllll the tasting!).

Head over to our Instagram page to enter.

The promotion commences Tuesday 4 June and closes 11.59pm Tuesday 18 June 2019.


The six winners will be contacted by the New Zealand Food Awards team via Instagram message and awarded the role of consumer judges. This decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winners must then private message the New Zealand Food Awards page with their contact details, to be sent further information regarding the judging location.Variations

The New Zealand Food Awards reserve the right to vary any of the terms of entry applying to this promotion or to modify, terminate, suspend or reschedule this promotion.

Exclusions and Liability

Entrants to the 2019 Food Awards, their family or employees, may not enter this competition. The New Zealand Food Awards is not responsible for late or misdirected entries and takes no responsibility for any entries not correctly lodged. To the extent permitted by law, and without limiting any rights entrants may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 in relation to the promotion, Massey University and its related companies, employees and agencies shall not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) suffered by any person arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with entering this promotion or claiming/winning any prize. The New Zealand Food Awards is not responsible for the transmission or receipt of any incorrect information associated with entries, either caused by user error or any equipment or programming malfunction associated with the promotion.

Additional Terms and Conditions

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. You are providing your information to The New Zealand Food Awards and not to Instagram.

The personal information provided by each participant in entering this Competition will be held in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. The personal information will be stored on a database and may be used only by Massey University for publication of the winner’s name on the Massey Website and Social Media sites. Massey University will not sell, disclose or distribute the personal information provided by customers to any person, organisation, agency or other third party. Entrants may request access to their information or may request their information be removed from the database by contacting Massey University.

Terms and Conditions

The following entry terms and conditions apply to individuals entering the 2019 New Zealand Food Awards Consumer Judge Call Competition.


Up to six winners will be awarded the role of consumer judge for the 2019 New Zealand Food Awards. Judging to take place at Massey University, Auckland between 8.30am to approx. 4.30pm on either Monday 8, Tuesday 9 or Wednesday 10 July 2019 (date to be confirmed on announcement on winners).

Each winner will receive:

  • Money can’t buy opportunity to be a judge of the 2019 New Zealand Food Awards.

  • Goodie bag containing various product entries.

Additionally, two winners will each receive:

  • A double pass to attend the New Zealand Food Awards Gala Dinner on at Sky City in Auckland on Wednesday 23 October 2019 (awarded and selected at random).

Terms binding

Information on how to enter form part of these terms and conditions. By entering into this promotion, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


In order to enter the competition, the entrant must have an Instagram account, be following @newzealandfoodawards and post their entry to the original post on the New Zealand Food Awards Instagram page before 12pm Wednesday 18 June 2019. Entries will only be accepted from those who:

  • Are available for the entirety of the judging period (8.30am to approx. 4.00pm on either Tuesday 9 or Wednesday 10 July 2019)

  • Are able to travel at their own expense to the judging location at Massey University, Albany Campus

  • Are responsible for household shopping

  • Have children at home between the ages of 0 – 18 years

How to Enter

To enter the competition entrants must comment on the original Instagram post dated June 4 2019. Entrants must tag their favourite New Zealand food or beverage in the post comments and tell us why that product could be an award winner.

Abbie Harris

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