Entry Deadline Friday 17 July
Small Producer Award
How does it work?
Stage 1: Simply enter your product into any of the Irish Quality Food Awards for the reduced fee of €125 + VAT by Friday 22 May.
Stage 2: In addition to your entry being judged in the Irish Quality Food Awards, our expert judging panel, working closely with Dunnes Stores Simply Better, will also select products to be put forward for the Small Producer Award.
Stage 3: Held at Dunnes Stores HQ, shortlisted companies will have the opportunity to present a Dragons’ Den-style pitch to Simply Better executives.
Stage 4: Winners are announced at the Irish Quality Food Awards awards ceremony on 29 October at The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin.
What previous winners have to say about the awards…
"Our success in the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards helped to open the door for us to exciting new business opportunities. Recognition through these awards is a great testament to the dedication of our team."
Mary O’Neill, O'Neills Dry Cure Bacon - 2019 Small Producer Winner
“The Irish Quality Food Awards and the UK Quality Food Awards give you credibility, they’re very highly thought of, so it’s a great introduction to a new company just to be in the Awards.”
Susan Robbins Fehily, Wildberry Bakery - 2018 Small Producer Winner
“Winning IQFA small producer 2017 means so much to us as a small family run business. Not only has all our hard work been rewarded but the opportunity to grow our business with Dunnes Stores Simply Better range is so exciting. When we attend a tasting or a market, telling people of our awards, changes the way they taste our products. Having these awards has become a tool that we can use, it gives us a different edge."
Orlaigh Meere, Meere's Pork Products - 2017 Small Producer Winner