These special awards are not directly open to entry except the Bickford’s Australia Leader Award which is open to individual entry. They are presented to individuals or businesses that are judged by a panel of industry experts, or through the Regional Awards Program or by consumers.
SAN REMO Hall of Fame
Aim: To recognise an individual or business that has demonstrated ongoing high-level success in their designated profession and has made a significant and sustainable contribution to South Australia’s food industry.
Eligibility: Hall of Fame is judged by a panel of industry experts and is not open to entry.
Industry Skills Development Recognition Award
Aim: To recognise an individual or business that demonstrates commitment to planning and developing their people and their industry and business skills in order to improve their overall business performance.
Eligibility: Industry Skills Development Recognition Award is judged by a panel of industry experts and is not open to entry.
PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS SOUTH AUSTRALIA Duncan Macgillivray Entrepreneur Award
Aim: To recognise a passionate individual who has developed and driven a successful entrepreneurial idea for the food industry that encompasses the current award categories (innovation, export, new product, sustainability, primary producer or people skills development).
Eligibility: Duncan MacGillivray Entrepreneur Award is judged by a panel of industry experts and is not open to entry.
PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS SOUTH AUSTRALIA Regional Award
Aim: To recognise a regional food company producing or manufacturing that has contributed to their regional community and sets a benchmark for excellence.
Entry to this Award is through the Brand South Australia Regional Awards Food category, online at www.brandsouthaustralia.com.au/programs-and-awards/regional-awards. Entries close Monday 10 July 2017.
Each regional winner will automatically become a finalist in the South Australian Food Industry Awards, and judged via the site visit process with an overall state Primary Industries and Regions South Australia Regional Award winner selected.
BICKFORDS AUSTRALIA Leader Award
This special award is open to individual entry. It provides the opportunity for high achievers to be acknowledged for leadership excellence.
Aim: To recognise an individual within the South Australian food industry who has a commitment to excellence and who inspires and influences others. They will demonstrate evidence of leadership, creativity and achieving goals, leading to a shared vision within their own business and across the industry.
Eligibility: An individual working in the South Australian food industry.
(500 words maximum per question)
- Describe your current role and your recent and current professional and personal development.
- Outline your significant career achievements to date.
- Describe your contribution to the South Australian food industry.
- Describe your future vision for yourself and the industry.
Please provide the names and contact details of two referees.
Aim: To enable South Australian consumers to vote for their favourite South Australian food business, and to drive consumer recognition and engagement with South Australian brands.
Consumers can vote for their favourite food business via:
- The South Australian Food Industry Awards Website – www.safoodawards.com.au/consumer
- SMS – 0447 FOODSA (044 736 6372)
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/safoodawards
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/safoodawards using @safoodawards and #ILoveSAFood you’re your favourite #SAFood business name.
Entry is limited to one vote per person. Please confirm your vote via the email notification that you will receive to validate your entry and make it count. Unconfirmed votes will not be counted.
The 2016 winner Golden North is not eligible to win in 2017, so their votes will not be counted.
First round voting closes noon Friday 30 June 2017. Second round voting closes 5pm Friday 29 September 2017.