Award Entry Now Open!

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council is delighted to announce that the inaugural Food Heartland Awards 2016 are open for entries.

2016 Northern Ireland Year of Food & Drink is a golden opportunity to showcase and champion the outstanding food & drink created and produced in the Borough. It is also a unique opportunity to celebrate and champion the great people driving the local agri-food sector forward.

The Food Heartland Awards will take place on Wednesday 25th May at Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre. The awards give local businesses and individuals in the agri-food sector a platform to recognise their hard work, passion and commitment to business excellence.

The award categories for the Food Heartland Awards 2016 are:

  • Best New Start Award
  • Best Growth Business Award
  • Best Export Business Award
  • Best Marketing Initiative Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Sustainability Award
  • Rising Star Award (for anyone under the age of 25)
  • Best Dish Using Local Ingredients
  • Best Use of a PGI Product
  • Best Licensed Eating Establishment
  • Best Non-Licensed Eating Establishment
  • Best Independent Retail Food Business

Please note that ENTRY IS FREE and you can enter as many categories as you wish. The deadline for entries is 5.00pm on Friday 15th April.

Further information on the Food Heartland Awards can be found at