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Contest Categories

Please select the best category for your product at registration from the list below. Final product categories and placement are at the discretion of contest organizers and all decisions are final. If you have any questions about your entry, please contact us. 

Barbecue Sauces — sweet, tangy and more

Beverages — things you drink, of course

    All cold and hot beverages, including smoothies and teas (excluding alcoholic beverages)

Condiments and Salsas put them on your favorite foods

    Pickles, relishes, chutneys, other pickled vegetables, hot sauces and salad dressings

Confectionsdelicious treats

    Sweet baked goods (breads, cookies, cakes, pies), chocolates, caramels and other candies, excluding mixes which compete in miscellaneous

Dairy and Related Products

    Animal- and plant-derived milk, cheeses, ice creams, gelatos, butters and yogurts

Honey and Related Products — straight from the bees

Jams and Jellies ready to be slathered on bread

Meats and Seafood

    Animal-derived cooked or uncooked meats and seafood, excluding jerky, which competes in snack foods

Meat-Alternative Products

    Plant-derived cooked or uncooked meat alternatives

Miscellaneouseverything else!

    Mixes, single ingredient products (oils, flour, etc.), nut butters and any products not represented by another category

Sauces and Seasoningscooking ingredients

    Pasta sauces, spice rubs, mixed spices, marinades, finishing sugars or spices

Snack Foods — ready for the afternoon munch

    Chips, popcorn, jerky, snack bars, cheese straws and nuts