Judging Criteria / How to enter

There are four categories for products: best cured sausage, best muscle meat, best meat snack and best cooked or smoked meat. Products must arrive into Cannon & Cannon between the 15th and 23rd of April. Each entry package must be labelled as follows:

Cannon & Cannon, British Cured Meat Awards 2019, Arch 12 Apollo Business Park, St. James’s Road, London SE16 4ET

On the reverse, please state your product’s name, your company name, to clearly label any allergens and what category or categories you are entering. Also please inform us of storage conditions ie Smith Salami, Smith Meats Ltd, Salami category, chilled/ambient.

Every product entered must also be pre sliced or ready for slicing or cooking with instructions on a sticker on the pack on how to serve plus ingredients, allergens and use by date. Meats must be made using 100% British meat and be available to the producers usual customer base (ie not specifically produced for the British Cured Meat Awards).

Every meat submitted will be tasted and judged by a minimum of three judges – gaining points for clarity of flavour, texture, balance of flavour, appearance and concept. Feedback will be available on every product.

This year, we are proudly introducing the Grand Master Award which will recognise the best producer or producing team in the country in 2019. In order to win this award and be the Grand Master 2019, you will need to welcome our judging team to your premises. Judges will require a tour, a tasting and time with you to learn about your sourcing, innovation, method and ethos. Once all the shortlist have been visited, a Grand Master will be decided upon and crowned live on the main stage at the British Cured Meat Festival on 1st June. To be shortlisted, you must have at least four products awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal in their category. You can enter up to 2 meats per category and any 4 can medal to be in with a chance.

Every entry of at least four products this year will get a free ticket to the festival and 8 products entered will get two free tickets.