Terms and conditions of entry

1. Entrants must either be the manufacturer of the product entered or the retailer for whom the product has been manufactured.
2. Products entered by manufacturers must be sold within a UK grocery retail chain.
3. Entrants can enter as many products as they wish however products can only be entered once into one category. Entrants must choose the category that is most appropriate for that product. The Organiser reserves the right to change category at the time of judging where deemed appropriate.
4. To be eligible to win the SuperMeat & Fish Awards Retailer of the Year award, a retail chain must have a representation of at least 12 everyday products and 5 Christmas products entered into the awards.
5. Everyday products must be readily available in-store at the time of judging on 9th July 2018. Christmas products must be available in store within the time frame of 1st September to 31st January to qualify as a Christmas Product.
6. Entries for the Ready Meal category must have a minimum meat, fish or poultry content of 12.5%.
7. Entries for the Pie category must have a minimum meat, fish or poultry content of 12.5% and contain either a pastry topping or be encased in pastry. Potato topped pies will NOT be eligible for this category.
7a. Entries into the New to Market category must be on course to be launched in stores no later than Monday 10th September 2018.
8. The Organiser reserves the right at its absolute discretion to reject any entry that it deems inappropriate.
9. All product entries must be entered online in full by 5pm on Friday 25th May. All processing & supply chain entries, must be entered online in full by 5pm on Friday 8th June.
10. Entries will only be accepted if they are submitted on online and completed in full with accompanying payment. Responsibility is not accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
11. Entrants who notify the Organiser that they wish to withdraw their product entry prior to Friday 25th May will receive a full refund of their entry fee. Entrants withdrawing after that date will not receive any refund.
12. Entries must be submitted by the person responsible for the entry and to whom all correspondence concerning the Awards should be addressed.
13. Products must be submitted for judging as directed by the Organiser. Correspondence will be sent following entry confirmation. Failure to deliver products in accordance with the Organiser’s directions may result in the imposition of a surcharge for the rescheduling of a tasting or the disqualification of the entry, in which case entry fees are not refundable.
14. Products must be in date for consumption during the judging with an expiry date no earlier than 13th July 2018.
15. Three samples of each product presented in standard retail packaging must be delivered to Ashdown Manna Cookery School, Blackham, East Sussex on Monday 9th July. Full delivery details will be provided on receipt of your entry.
16. Products will be prepared for tasting according to the on-pack instructions. Christmas products not sent with full packaging will be cooked in accordance to the instructions supplied at the time of entry.
17. Christmas products packaging and marketing material does not have to be supplied. If products are supplied in Christmas packaging it will not be judged but can be supplied for information.
18. Winners will be announced during a broadcast on 10th September 2018.
19. The Organiser reserves the right to change the categories and the judging panel without prior notice to entrants.
20. The Organiser’s decision on all matters affecting the awards is final and legally binding.
21. No correspondence will be entered into.
22. The Organiser reserves the right at the time of judging to change the requested entry sample and/or category, dependent on appropriateness and availability.
23. Entries, supporting materials and products will become the property of the Organiser and will not be returned.
24. Any winner may publicise a winning category Award provided the year in which it was won is stated. The Organiser licenses any winner to use the Awards logo in connection with its Award until 31st December 2019, as long as the art work is previously sent for approval.
25. Winners may be required to take part in some post-event publicity and consent to their name and photograph being used for such purposes.
26. By entering the Awards, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules and consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Data Controller for the purposes of the administration of the Draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented. All entry instructions form part of the rules.
27. The Organiser and Data Controller is William Reed Business Media Ltd, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT.