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British Food Fortnight 2018 Competition

British Food Fortnight 2018 Competition

Love British Food is delighted to launch this year's competition, run in association with Co-op, to find the best community celebration of British food.  Schools, hospitals, care homes, community groups, pubs, restaurants, whole villages, towns and event cities are invited to take part during British Food Fortnight which takes place 22nd September to 7th October 2018.

Now in its 6th year, this popular competition has seen a tremendous variety of entries over the years from care homes, schools, village groups, councils, local authority caterers and many community leaders who use British Food Fortnight as an opportunity to celebrate the food produced in their part of the country.Previous winners include the cities of Peterborough and Bath, Emsworth market town in Hampshire and the village of Haslington in Cheshire, proving that large and small communities can take part. Last year’s winner was the Ginger & Spice Festival in Market Drayton that used the competition to establish a community celebration of their food heritage, particularly the much-loved Gingerbread Man!

A superb group of high-profile judges from the food industry are involved in the competition this year, include Raymond Blanc, OBE, Liz Earle, CBE, Candice Brown and Minette Batters, President of the NFU alongside founder of British Food Fortnight, Alexia Robinson and Breige Donaghy, Director of Delicious Food at Co-op.

Get involved for 2018 - How to enter:

Hold a celebratory event during or around British Food Fortnight (22nd September - 7th October 2018). Email details of your event to before midday on 15th October 2018. Take plenty of photos and make sure you post them on your social media sites if you can. 

As well as having a Love British Food Ambassador attend their event in 2019, the winners will be presented with the Love British Food 2018 trophy, £250 in Co-op vouchers as well as a case of Co-op award winning ‘Les Pionniers’ champagne and a selection of goodies from the campaign ambassadors.

Terms & conditions: 

1. This competition is open to residents of the UK, except for anyone professionally associated with the competition.

2. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3. To enter this competition, participants must send their entry by emailing Entrants must 1) Describe their main activity and use pictures where possible, 2) Describe what difference your event has made to the community. The final shortlisted events will be asked for more information. Entries may be supported by up to three photographs.

4. All entries must be received by midday on Monday, October 15th, 2018.

5. All entries submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that their entry does not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.

6. All entries must be submitted by a responsible adult over the age of 18.

7. The competition is open to all groups, formal or informal.

8. Copyright in all entries submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Love British Food to feature any or all of the submitted entries in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition. Entrants will not receive remittance for such publication, though their work will be credited.

9. An entry to the competition serves as written confirmation from the responsible adult that consent has been gained from all individuals (or their parent/guardian in the event that they are under the age of 18) for the use of the photographic images submitted, to include the use of individual’s name, likeness and biographic and other information for purposes of publicity and promotion.

10. There is no limit on the number of nominations but nominations are restricted to one per person. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission or posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.

11. The judges will select one overall winning initiative and one runner-up which, in the sole opinion of the judges, best demonstrate the following criteria:

Competition entries will be judged on the extent to which they:

  • Celebrate British food within their community: help people discover British products they have not been aware of before and promote local producers.
  • Strengthen the local community through the fun of celebrating food and bring colour to the lives of people from different sectors of society.
  • Support the economy, encouraging people to visit and buy from British producers and retailers.
  • Use new and innovative ways of celebrating British Food. New initiatives or established initiatives with new features will be particularly recognized.

12. The judging panel comprises Raymond Blanc, Liz Earle, Alexia Robinson, representative from Co-op. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

13. The organisers of the winning entry will receive Love British Food 2018 trophy plus a case of Co-op award winning ‘Les Pionniers’ champagne and £250 in Co-op vouchers.  Winner will also receive goodies from the Love British Food ambassadors.  The winning event will also have the opportunity for a Love British Ambassador to attend either the 2019 event, or prize giving in the town.  There is no guarantee which ambassador this will be and this prize is dependent on availability and dates.

14. In the event of the Promoter being unable to contact the winning organisers or of their being unable to accept their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant who, in the opinion of the judges and in accordance with these terms and conditions, is the next best entry.

15. The winning organisers will be required to take part in publicity.

16. The prize as described is available on the date of publication. The prize is non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

17. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.