Final contestants will be announced February 20, 2017.
All finalists receive a one-year, silver-level Georgia Grown membership from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and a customized Flavor of Georgia logo for their label and promotional materials, along with the opportunity to pitch their product to grocery buyers and food industry professionals who judge the final round of the contest.
Category and grand prize winners will receive trophies. The grand prize winner will also be awarded an exhibit space for up to two registrants at the Georgia Food Industry Convention - a more than $1,500 value - and three consultation sessions from the UGA Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center (FOOD PIC) on product or process design, ingredient functionality, sensory testing and/or shelf-life determination, a $1,500 value.
Winners will be announced March 21, 2017.