Categories 

The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards offer a large selection of categories to ensure your product is best positioned for judging. We have grouped these categories to make it easier for you to enter. Please select from the options below to be taken to the relevant categories.

Don't forget if you are a small producer you can benefit from a reduced entry fee. The Small Producer Award is open to all companies with fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under €1 million, find out more here.

Food Categories

These categories are specific to retail and convenience products available in Ireland. Each category has been tailored to represent the key drivers in today’s ever-changing marketplace.


Good Choice Categories

The Good Choice categories are open to food products that are specifically designed and marketed as Free From, for an alternative diet, or are healthier options to mainstream products. These categories focus on healthier options or products for a specific dietary need, and include reduced sugar and reduced fat categories.


Foodservice Categories

These categories are specific to foodservice and wholesale products available in Ireland, and will be judged with a foodservice focused set of judges and judging criteria.



Drink Categories

The drinks categories comprise of categories for wine, beer, cider and spirits. These categories are open to alcoholic or 0% alcohol products. Each judge brings their expertise to bear on the drinks submitted and rewards according to industry standard marks of excellence and quality.