Why enter the New Zealand Food Awards


Benefits are not just for the Supreme Winner

NZ Food Awards Quality Mark

Recognition and cut through

You didn’t create your product to sit on the back of a shelf, sad and unseen (or unsold!). Your innovation deserves recognition in the market place – entering the New Zealand Food Awards can help your product achieve break through.


Working through our entry process will give you a great overview of your product/s and your business. This can be further enhanced by feedback you’ll get from our expert industry and technical judges.

Quality mark

The New Zealand Food Awards quality mark is a badge of honour worn by only a select few products at the very top of your industry. The mark, available to finalists and winners, provides hard-won differentiation, recognition and validation.

Gala dinner

Finally, the gala dinner and winner announcement are a great networking event where you can rub shoulders with key industry experts, influencers, sponsors and peers.

Prize packs

Prize packs for each category, specifically designed to assist you to grow your business, will be announced later in the year.

Get the recognition your product deserves