Great Taste Awards

With only one month to go until the final entry deadline, we review why getting your Great Taste entry right really matters.

For many, a Great Taste Award is a huge accolade. Winning such a prestigious award can benefit you in many ways such as:

  • Recognition of all your hard work
  • Increased sales – buyers and consumers do buy on the back of Great Taste Awards
  • Brand building
  • Valuable feedback on your product from a panel of expert judges
  • PR opportunities

If you still need convincing we have written an entire blog on the subject, as well as another article from a winners perspective

So, what do you need to know?

Key dates

17-31 January – Members Fortnight (Guild members can enter early)

1-16 February – General Entry (capped at 12500)

1 August – Results and Feedback

September – Golden Fork Awards Dinner


17-31 January (members fortnight) Turnover under £1m

Turnover over £1m

£35 per product + VAT

£45 per product + VAT

1-16 February (general entry) Turnover under £1m

Turnover over £1m

Supermarket own label

£56 per product + VAT

£88 per product + VAT

£230 per product + VAT


What do you need to know about entering?

You have to enter online, so check out the form online and then write your copy. You only have 150 characters to share information all about your product, please ensure that you include:

  • Product description (check website)
  • What makes it special
  • Ingredients – what is stated needs to be tasted
  • Allergens

When sending your entry, ensure you follow despatch instructions in the finished product.

Entries are limited to 12,500 and so you would be well advised not to sit back and leave it too long or it might be too late.

Be sure to read through your entry before you submit and ensure it has all the information needed. The judges will only see the copy you submit, not the product packaging, so it is vital they know as much as possible to understand the product so they can judge it. In fact to get more of an insight, why not read our blog from a judges perspective.

We wish you the best of luck on your entry, however, if you still require more advice and assistance with your Food Award entries contact us now.