We have a prestigious panel of judges, headed by leading Sussex dairy farmer and Nuffield Scholar William Goodwin, who make the final decision at each stage (top 10, top 3 and overall winner). 6 categories are also voted by the public through online voting; and 4 categories are judged in their own special way tailored to suit each one.
The Judging Process
24th September 2019 – Awards open for entries
Launch: Food Producer, Food Shop, Drink Producer, Farmers Market, Butcher, Eating Experience, Newcomer, Young Chef and Young Farmer.
24th October 2019 – Entries close
All categories (excluding Farmer, Young Chef and Newcomer which are open for entries until 3rd January 2020)
27th October 2019 – Street Food Final, Horsham
Public can vote on the day plus expert panel of judges.
11th November 2019 – Public Voting Opens
Farmers Market, Butcher, Drink Producer, Eating Experience, Food Shop and Food producer.
28th April 2021 – Awards Winners Announced
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