The Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition has been seeking out New Zealand's tastiest snarlers since 1996. There are 13 categories in the competition ranging from traditional to gourmet. 

Our delightful  judges are a combination of butchers, industry experts, food writers and chefs, who spend two days anonymously  judging the sausage entries within their categories, this is done in both fresh and cooked form. Our judges assess the sausages based on visual appeal, flavour, texture and composition and award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. All Gold winners are then eligible for the second day of judging, which determines the Supreme Winner.

To guarantee the validity of the individual sausages, we mystery shop samples. These shopped samples are then judged alongside their corresponding sausage entry so that judges can confirm consumers are able to buying these exact sausages in stores.

This competition celebrates a Kiwi classic. There aren’t many New Zealanders out there that would go through the summer season without indulging in at least one sizzling sausage, whether that be at the local hardware store, at the beach or on their dinner plate.
— Kathy Paterson, Head Judge
Sausage Competition Judge
Sausage Competition Judge