Why Should I Enter?

The Australian Food Awards (AFA) is Australia’s leading national fine food awards program, celebrating excellence and recognising the best Australian food producers across ten major categories, including dairy, meat, seafood, produce, pantry goods, beverages and convenience foods.

The AFA offers broad opportunities for Australian producers to leverage success locally and internationally with the AFA’s national brand seal of excellence.

The AFA presents producers, large and small, with the chance to benchmark their products, establish their credentials in the Australian food industry, and provides differentiation in the market for award winners.

5 reasons to enter the Australian Food Awards

  • Award-winning products will receive gold, silver and bronze medals which are a national brand seal of excellence.
  • 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 and PR Kit to assist with promoting their win.
  • Award-winning producers have the opportunity to market their products in the Winning Tastes Pavilion at the Royal Melbourne Show.
  • Exhibitors can attend the AFA Awards Presentation Dinner, held in a unique setting where the champion trophies will be announced.

2020 Garlic Key Dates


Entries open in 26 November 2019 and will close 7 February 2020


Judging for Garlic will take place in February. Judging is a closed event.

Awards Presentation Evening

The Champion Trophies will be awarded at the 2019 Australian Food Awards presentation dinner, held in August.

2019 Australian Food Awards Presentation Dinner

2019 Australian Food Awards Presentation Dinner

2019 Australian Food Awards Trophy

2019 Australian Food Awards Trophy