2021 Artisan Award Entries Now Open!

The NZ Artisan Awards has given New Zealand food and beverage producers an opportunity to showcase product innovation. The 2020 New Zealand Artisan Awards saw fierce competition with over 600 entries. It made a tough job for the judges which consisted of an expert panel of food writers, chefs, and packaging design professionals.

“For the 2021 competition we are looking for producers of premium quality products who are looking to break into foodservice or FMCG,” said head judge, Tania Walters.

Those who would like to be a winner in the 2021 New Zealand Artisan Awards will triumph over their competition with a product that is innovative, fit for purpose, has great visual appeal and taste, an excellent price point, and stand out packaging.

The team at Inspire+ New Zealand Artisan Awards are proud to once again in 2021 provide a platform for emerging and established businesses to bring their products to be recognised, grow their business in foodservice and retail. Established by SupermarketNews magazine and Restaurant & Café magazine, the New Zealand Artisan Awards were set up to support artisan producers and showcase innovative products. The annual awards programme has a long history of success for participants who display exceptional creativity and potential.

Retailers, chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice providers are always looking for local suppliers who are providing inspiration and food solutions and never more so than in a COVID-19 world.  The Inspire+ New Zealand Artisan Awards provides suppliers with the opportunity to be recognised, to grow their business and get in front of both the retail and foodservice markets. The Awards celebrate the best that New Zealand’s artisan producers have to offer.

This year, entrants will have the opportunity to put their product(s) forward for PITCHme Food & Beverage. PITCHme is an exciting initiative from Review Publishing that opens lines of communication between small, large, and artisanal producers and respective buying groups. A Dragon's Den-style opportunity you don't want to miss out on. Simply indicate your interest in your Artisan Entry Form and you'll be sent a PITCHme entry pack to complete.

All finalists and category winners will be able to display the 2021 Inspire+ New Zealand Artisan Awards logo on their products, which provides recognition of product excellence for both consumers, retailers and restaurateurs. These are badges of excellence, a testament to the hard work and high quality the judges have seen and recognition of quality, innovation, consumer appeal, and taste.

Think you have what it takes? Click below to enter now!