Frequently Asked Questions 

The awards can be entered online here. 
You can see a guide to entering the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards here.  

You can enter a wide range of products in to the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. You can see the full list of categories here.

Your product must be on sale in Ireland (in-store or online) by October 2024, unless entered into a seasonal category.

Our category criteria will help you decide where your product is best suited. See a full list of categories here

If you have an unusual product and need advice on where to place it, you can contact Euan on or by calling +353 (0) 1 817 6363

Yes you can! There is an option after your product questions where you can add further product entries to your basket to fill out before payment.

Yes you can! There will be an option after filling out your first product's entry questions, where you can add further products to your basket. There is no limit to the number of categories you can enter. You can also enter the same product in to multiple categories, however each category entered has a separate entry cost. 

For further information, please take a look at entry guide here

Yes, but don't forget to click on 'Save' if you don't have all the information required at this point in time. This will add your entry to your basket. You will then be able to go back to this point and complete your entry at a later stage.

Yes. We have made the entry process clearer and simpler to enter, by combining product categories into "headline" categories such as ‘Bakery’, ‘Cheese’ and ‘Meat’. Products will then be sorted and judged in their appropriate subcategories.

E.g. You might want to enter a packet of crusty rolls into the awards this year, so you would choose the ‘Bakery’ category to enter them into. When completing your entry form, you will then have the option to choose a subcategory, i.e. ‘Bread – Rolls’.

Products are judged on the following criteria: taste; flavour; texture; aroma; ingredients list; value for money; innovation; packaging; presentation. 

The panel judging all foodservice products entered will also be considering the target sector and benefits for chefs.

You can find out more about our judging process here.

If you have any further questions about judging or deliveries, please feel free to email

We have extended our deadline and entries will now close on Friday 17 May. If you miss this deadline, please contact Euan at, and he will assist where he can.

If you have a discount code, you will be asked to enter this on the payment page. Only then will your discount will be visible. 

If you are taking advantage of our Early Bird Discount, this will be automatically applied at checkout.

Standard Rate: €349/per entry (Early Bird Rate) / €369 per entry 

Foodservice Rate: €319/per entry (Early Bird Rate) / €339/per entry 

Small Producers: If you are a small producer with fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under €1 million, you are eligible for a reduced rate and should complete the Small Producer Form before entering a category. You will then be given a discount code to use in the entry form, reducing your entry to €89+VAT.

Yes, simply log in to your account and request for changes to be made. 

You will receive confirmation via email as soon as your entry has been submitted. The delivery schedule will be confirmed once entries have closed. Entrants will be notified of delivery details in July.

You will also receive an attachment in the same email with delivery labels to stick on to each product you have entered.

If you have any further questions about judging or deliveries, please feel free to email

The IQFDA team pledge to reduce the number of samples required to alleviate pressure on supply chains and additional costs. This year, for all products, we will require only four samples for judging.

If you have any further questions about judging or deliveries, please feel free to email

Products should be sent directly to the judging venue. You will receive delivery instructions in July, via email, which will include the date to send your products in. 

If you have any further questions about judging or deliveries, please feel free to email

Results will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 10 September 2024 at The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dublin.

We will be announcing the winners at the Awards Ceremony on the 10 September 2024, and results will be published on our website following the awards. All entrants will also receive an email with their results.

Yes! All products entered will receive full judges' feedback. Due to the high number of entries we receive, these will be compiled and sent to you following the awards presentation. 

All, entrants will receive free access to the IQFDA logo that can be used as a powerful endorsement for your product. Every product entered will continue to receive a detailed feedback report.

Logos will be available to download in a variety of formats on the website. A link will be sent via email the day after the awards presentation.