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2022 Food & Drink Criteria

Why enter
  • It costs nothing
  • The online entry process is clear and simple
  • There is a wealth of interesting categories to suit all businesses big and small
  • You can enter as many categories as you feel are relevant, therefore increasing your chances with minimum extra effort
  • To increase brand awareness and company exposure
  • Connect with others in the sector plus opportunity to meet with potential new customers and support organisations that can help grow your business
  • It can be motivational for staff, helping them to grow and develop new skills
  • It can demonstrate your company’s commitment to new product development, innovation and good business practice
  • You can treat yourself and your colleagues to a night at the Awards Dinner & Ceremony.


Who can enter
  • The Midlothian & East Lothian Food & Drink Awards are open to food producers, retailers, catering and eating establishments, restaurants, hotels, and any businesses or organisation of any size operating in Midlothian and East Lothian.
  • All information will be treated as confidential and will be used solely for the purpose of the Midlothian & East Lothian Food & Drink Awards.
  • It is possible to enter more than one category. Entries into more than one category must be treated as a completely separate submission.
  • Any sponsors of the event cannot enter their own category.


How to enter
  • Download the 2022 F&D Awards Form and submit your application by email to mia@thebusinesspartnership.org.uk by 12 Noon on Friday 29th July 2022.
  • After uploading your entry, you should receive an email receipt of your submission
  • The Awards organiser cannot be held responsible for the non-receipt or loss of any entries.
  • Judging process will commence from mid-August and the judging visits will be made over a four-week period and will be unannounced.
  • The shortlist will be announced end of August. We will send you an email first before we make the shortlist public.
  • Winners will be announced at the Food & Drink Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday 6th October 2022 at Eskmills Venue, Musselburgh
  • On all matters relating to Midlothian & East Lothian Food & Drink Awards, the verdict of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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