Key Dates 2018-19

The judging process

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.


24th October 2019 - Entries close

All categories (excluding Farmer, Young Chef and Newcomer which are open for entries until 17th January 2019)

9th November 2018 - Public Voting Opens

Farmers Market, Butcher, Drink Producer, Eating Experience, Food Shop and Food producer.

21st October 2018 - Street Food Final, Horsham

Including public voting and expert panel of judges

17th January 2019 - Public Voting Ends and all categories closed

Final judging commences and three Grand Finalists in each category will be announced on 7th March.

15th May 2019 - Awards Banquet at AMEX Stadium

Vote NOW for Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2017!