Online Entry is now closed
Thank you to everyone who has signed up, the next stage is judging.
The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hEireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.
Now in our 13th year, Blas na hEireann, The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Over 2500 products were entered into the 2019 competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in a broad range of food and drink categories as well as key awards such as Supreme Champion and Best Artisan Producer.
Research has shown that the Blas accreditation has the highest recognition amongst Irish consumers and using the award logo on packs encourages shoppers to buy these products. It is their guarantee of a top quality Irish product.
Blas na hEireann was founded so that quality benchmarks could be established for Irish produce on a level playing field. Winning at Blas has made a significant business difference to our winners.
Key dates for 2020
17th March - Entries open online
25th May – Final date for entry
July - Judging with UCC
August - Bread Judging with TU Dublin
August - Finalists Notified
30th September & 1st October - Finalist Judging
2nd & 3rd October – Blas na hEireann awards presented and producer networking events
Note on entry fees:
Entries received online between 17th March and 30th of April are at the discounted early bird fee of €60 per entry (ex VAT)
The full entry fee, applicable from 1st May – 25th May is €75 per entry (ex VAT)