Terry Hart Director of Competition at 1-323-241-2733 (Terry@fbma.us)
Michele Tell Public Relations – media inquiries at 1-702-682-2583 (Michele@fbma.us)
Food & Beverage Magazine Awards
Consumer Packaged Goods
Mini Muncher Awards
Now through August 7, 2020
Private Judging Competition: September 13-14, 2020 – Las Vegas
Final Entry Date:
All entry submissions and payment must be received by 6 p.m. on Friday,
August 7, 2020. All food and essentials submissions must be received by 6
p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020.
Food & Beverage Magazine Awards, Design Distinction Awards &
Mini Muncher Awards will be held concurrently September 13-14, 2020 in
Main Category $425 (Must Enter to Apply for Other Competitions)
Add On Sub categories $35 each
Mini Muncher Awards – $99
Design Distinction $199
Food and Beverage Magazine Awards Receiving Center
3825 S. Durango Drive
Dock No. 30
Las Vegas, NV 89147
c/o FBMA (888) 959-7260
All expiration dates must exceed September 30, 2020 on food products. All nutritional and certifications must be submitted to enter.
CPG Awards, Kitchen
Essentials, Mini Muncher Awards®, Design Distinctions
Food and Beverage Magazine Awards will be held on September 13-14, 2020 with a private double-blind tasting event, creative design event and children’s tasting event in Las Vegas. There is no public access to our awards judging programs.
Any brand (domestic/international) that is widely considered a Shelf-Stable Consumer Packaged Good (consumers use up and replace frequently) that is comes in a box, bag, can, plastic or glass container, bottle or tub. This awards program is designed to highlight shelf-stable food goods. We do NOT accept perishable goods, meats, dairy or any refrigerated/freezer product.
Yes! All of your CPG products can enter. There is no limit. Our competition is “Brand
against Itself” so each brand is rated by a judging group individually. Brands are not compared to each other, but
rated based upon our proprietary 100-point rating system.
You must submit three (3) full-sized sample
products with every entry.
We have made it simple. Enter your category, let’s say its called Linda’s Rice in the main Rice Category for the main category price of $425. For all flavors you want to enter – such as Broccoli and Cheese, Chicken, Beef, Linda’s Spicy – each flavor can be entered in for $35 per flavor. We wanted to make entering an affordable experience, so that many of your flavors, or health-conscious nutritional elements can enter an have a chance at winning a Gold or Double Gold medal, receive national and international publicity with social media, and all that goes along with a competition sponsored by Food and Beverage Magazine and FB Podcasts Network
We know that nutritional health-conscious food elements are instrumental in the CPG platform – so we have added 17 sub-categories for you to enter to highlight the amazing nutritional platforms.
For instance, if you are Linda’s Organic Rice, Fat-Free and Kosher. You can enter Rice ($425) + Organic $35, Fat-Free $35, and Kosher ($35). You would in essence be entering four separate awards programs for value oriented add-on fees, with chance of winning four separate medals and accolades in four separate categories – and those ingredient-sensitive terms are what set your brand apart from your competitors will be highlighted for marketing and publicity purpose.
You must submit a digital
copy of your formal certification of these terms with every add-on entry and
there is a question on our registration form that allows you to upload your
We will be assembling a group of children ages 6 – 16 to taste and sample your food. Rather than the complex 100-point system, our children will rate by Yummy Thumbs Up. A separate medal, logo/seal of approval for marketing purposes (no licensing fees-ever) social media graphics and more will be given to all brands that receive 4 thumbs up or higher. We will also provide you with kid pictures holding your brand (all approved and photo release forms) – for marketing purposed. Yep, tell the world that Kids Love You with a Food and Beverage Magazine Mini Muncher Award!
This is our “other half” of our awards
program – non-food related. All kitchen supplies, kitchen small appliances,
pots, pans, flatware, apparel, kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies, restaurant
supplies, etc. We have more than 300
categories to enter. A team of
restaurant supply buyers, grocery store buyers and kitchen brokers will test
your wares in a restaurant kitchen atmosphere to rate function, appeal and
There are no add-ons for this award,
only a one-time fee of $425 per product.
Group products of five or more will receive a discount entry price. Info@fbma.us.
Nope. And we mean, NOPE. Your entry fee
(main category, plus add-ons) provides you full entrance into the FBMAwards.
Your entry fee provides you with entrance into the competition; one Medal of Honor per entry product should you win; a photograph of your product with a medal for social posting; a press release template that you can customize and distribute to your database our outside media. In addition, there will be worldwide post publicity with our presenting partner Food & Beverage Magazine and the Food & Beverage Podcast Network. This all comes with the one-time entry fee. WE DON’T CHARGE LICENSING FEES FOR YOU TO USE OUR MEDALS, OUR LOGO OR BRAND TO PROMOTE THAT YOU ARE A WINNER! Post away!
Any chance we can get
personalized retail with your logo and medal when we win?
Yes, we work directly with our partner printer that has our registered logo and we can custom create anything – from step-and-repeat banners to outdoor banners, to point-of-sale materials, etc. For more information:
No. Because we are a “Brand Against Itself” platform, meaning
brands are only judged by a 100-point system by itself, we could have multiple
winners in each category. It is most likely that we will have multiple winners
in each category.
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Our judges will know the winners on the last day of the competition but we have asked the judges to not disclose the winners, verbal or social media until our program is complete. Our winners will be notified approximately two weeks after the competition via an email. Medals will be mailed out simultaneously when the Food and Beverage Magazine Special PR%F Awards edition is released.
We are thrilled when a
new brand enters our FBMAwards and we announce the new entrant by creating a
graphic with your product and letting the world know that you have entered the
most sought-after food competition. Right away, the publicity engine revs and
the recognition of your brand begins in the eye of the public. Our social media
posting includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – on a variety of
sites that includes Food and Beverage Magazine, now reaching 12 million viewers
monthly. We are proud of all of our entrants and winners and promote all
winners Bronze, Silver, Gold, Double Gold and Century Award!
Check out our sister
company PR%F Awards – Spirits Competition to see the hoopla, publicity and PR
programs we do for our entrants at www.proofawards.com
Who says the consumer doesn’t judge a book by its cover? Well, it’s our nature to be drawn to captivating boxes, logos, designs and marketing genius. So, here’s your chance to prove it. Food and Beverage Magazine’s Design Distinction is a chance to do just that – recognize your creativity. Our judging panel is headed up by the World Renown Artist Michael Godard who leads a talented team to designers, creative directors and artists to rate based upon a 100-point system – the artwork, marketing, design, logo, and container of your food product. You will receive a separate award, graphics, a press release and more when you take home a medal in Design Distinction. It’s time to reward your “creatives” with medals and accolades since they, well, drive the consumer to buy your brand!