The Foodies FAQ’s

Who can enter?

The Foodies are open to current financial members of Food Writers NZ. If you are not a current financial member (ie your membership fees are not paid up) we will ask you to renew these to be eligible for entry.

How many entries can I make?

You can make as many entries as you like. Each entry will need to be completed separately and paid for as per the payment instructions.

What’s the time period for entries?

Entries are open from Tuesday 4th June until Sunday 30th June at 5 pm. Late entries will not be accepted.

When does my work have to have been published?

The Awards are open for work published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018. The exception is the Best Book Award, which is for books published between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2018.

How do I submit an entry on the Judgify platform?

  1. Before you can submit an entry – you will be asked to ‘Register’ as a New User, where you will need to create your own personal login and password.
  2. You will need to use this login and password to sign in before you can SUBMIT AN ENTRY (Look for the green button on the bottom right-hand side of The Foodies page)

How will judging work?

There are two rounds of judging.

  1. All entries will be judged and scored by assigned judges (specific to each category) to determine the finalists.
  2. Once the finalists are announced, all members will have the opportunity to cast their votes on the finalists to determine their picks for the winners.

The winners will be announced at the Awards event in late August.

The Best Book Award will be judged by a panel of judges.

There are also two Special Awards which will be judged by the Senior Judges at their discretion, based on all entries received.

All winners will be at the ultimate discretion of the senior judging panel. No correspondence will be entered into once the winners are announced.

How much does it cost?

Cost for entries:  $30 per single entry.  $50 for multiple entries.  To be paid online upon entry. *NB: there will be a 3.5% charge for use of the platform.

Can I change my entry?

Up until the submission deadline on 30th June, you can amend your entry. All you need to do is go to the Judgify platform and Log in using your own registration details and password and you can change/amend your entry anytime up until the 30th June.

I’m a judge – can I still enter?

Yes, you can enter the awards if you have also agreed to be a judge. Just let Kate know the category you’re entering, and she will ensure there’s no conflict.

Who sponsors the Awards?

We are delighted to be sponsored by Meadow Mushrooms. It’s with their support that we are able to run these Awards; please show them as much love as you can in your work.

What if I have a problem or question?

Contact or click the ‘Contact the organiser’ button on The Foodies.