Submit your entry
In in the entry form please provide the following:
name of the product you wish to enter
the cooking method e.g. pan fry, boil, oven bake
the casing they are produced in
a brief description of your entries
Make sure you include your store name and contact details. Retail Meat New Zealand will be in contact to confirm your entry has been received and if necessary, advise you of any category changes .
If you entering online and have more than 10 entries please use this form and upload this into your online entry.
Entries close Friday 17 August 2018
send your product to us
During the week of Monday 17 September and Friday 21 September send your freshest entries to us using an overnight courier of your choice, or utilise the chilled transport offered through Big Chill. Further information including address details etc, will be provided with your entry confirmation. All entries, except Continental Ready-To-Eat will be frozen until judging.
Category Judging takes place in Auckland on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September.
Sausages are initially judged on their inner and outer visual appearance. Once cooked they are judged on appearance, aroma, texture, composition and taste. All entries are judged by two judges, one with a butchery background and one with a culinary background.
The top scoring sausage (gold medal winner) in each category will progress through to the final judging. All gold medal wining product will be mystery shopped between Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 4th October. The final judging will be held in Auckland on Thursday 11 October.
The top six scoring products, as determined on the semi-final judging days, will progress through to the People's Choice, taking place in Auckland on Friday 12 October.
The award presentation will take place on Thursday 18 October. We encourage all entrants and wider industry to attend as we announce the competition winners and celebrate the small goods industry.
Medalist will receive a complimentary ticket. Further details will be available in due course.