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British Food Fortnight 2019 Competition

British Food Fortnight 2019 Competition

The British Food Fortnight competition, run in association with Co-op, is looking for the best community celebration of British food for this years event taking place 21st September - 6th October. Schools, hospitals, care homes, community groups, pubs, restaurants and whole villages, towns and cities can get involved.

Now in its 7th year, more and more entries are received each year from people wishing to celebrate the delicious food from their region. Last years winners, Hampshire, delivered British meals to over 450 schools across the county, and organised interactive foodie activity with individual schools. Other winners have included the cities of Peterborough, organising a 2 day food celebration including 500 locals joining for a celebratory dinner in the city centre. The village of Haslington, Cheshire, organised a lunch on the village green for the whole community proving that large and small communities can take part.

The competition panel includes Love British Food ambassadors Raymond Blanc, OBE, Liz Earle, MBE, Candice Brown and Minette Batters, President of the NFU, finally founder of British Food Fortnight Alexia Robinson and a member of the Food team at Co-op.

Get involved for 2019 - How To Enter:

  • Hold a celebratory event during or around British Food Fortnight (21st September - 6th October).
  • Take plenty of photos and post them on your social media sites if you can.
  • Email details of your event to before midday on 18th October 2019.
Winner will be presented Love British Food 2019 trophy, £250 in Co-op vouchers as well as a case of Co-op Irresistible Eight Acres Sparkling Rose and a selection of goodies from the campaign ambassadors.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. The competition is open to residents of the UK, except for anyone professional association 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 Friday 18th October 2019.
  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 this 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 recognised.
  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 2019 trophy plus a case of Co-op Irrestible Eight Acres Sparkling Rose and £250 in Co-op vouchers. Winner will also receive goodies from the Love British Food ambassadors.
  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.