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Benefits of Entering

Why should you enter?

  • The Australian Food Awards is Australia's leading national food awards program
  • Award-winning products will receive gold, silver & bronze medals which are a national brand seal of quality
  • Exhibitors can benchmark their product against competitors with unique, innovative results reporting, providing more information on where your product is ranked against your competitors
  • Award-winning producers will be provided with the AFA Marketing & Promotional Tool Kit to assist with promoting the win
  • Award-winning producers have the opportunity to market their products in the Winning Tastes Pavilion and the AFA Deli at the Royal Melbourne Show
  • Products that are awarded gold medal status for three consecutive years will be eligible for the Consistency of Excellence Medal
  • Exhibitors have the opportunity to attend an exclusive Exhibitor Tasting to sample this year's medal-winning products
  • Exhibitors can attend the AFA Gala Awards Presentation Dinner, held in a unique setting where the Champion Trophies will be announced
  • Opportunity to be showcased at International and Local Trade Shows and promotional events

What our trophy winners say

"A win is a fantastic external recognition of our quality and everyone's role in the bakery from baker to financial controller. To our customers, it is an unassailable confirmation of our products from a very reputable source." - The Farnans, Zeally Bay Sourdough

"These awards validate the level of excellence in the quality of products commercially supplied by our company and are a testament to the passion, the spirit and the hard work devoted by the team at Bertocchi." - Bertocchi Families

"The Australian Food Awards encourage and promote excellence within the Australian food industry. The recognition this provides is of immense benefit to a business like ours and motivates us to develop our enterprise and strive for greater results." - Anna King, Wildes Lane, Victoria

“We enter the Australian Food Awards because we see it as being one of the most prestigious food competitions in Australia, attracting an array of amazing produce. We display the Champion Trophy and gold medal artwork through our retail partners, who tell us that sales of our chickens has increased as people recognise and trust the Australian Food Awards seal.” – Bruce Burton, The Milking Yard Farm, Victoria

“Winning Champion Australian Produce at the 2016 Australian Food Awards has drawn attention and interest from many markets, particularly China and the Middle East. It will save us time and money in meeting the right business partners. It has also helped us decide to commit to major developments. We are now planting twenty times more area and talking with export farmers for a five and ten-year production plan.” – Peter Marshall, Terra Preta Truffles, New South Wales

Winning Tastes - Opportunities for Medal-Winning Exhibitors

Find out about opportunities to showcase your award winning product to close to 10,000 food and drink loving subscribers, tell your brand story and connect with around 450,000 consumers at Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual event, the Royal Melbourne Show. LEARN MORE