The Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition is designed to recognize the best in seafood products represented at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global each year. A distinguished group of seafood experts will judge each entrant on eating experience, innovation, health and nutrition and market potential. The winners will receive a prominent product display in the Seafood Excellence Global stand, and special recognition at a reception during the exposition and in the press.
Grand Prizes will be given to:
Special awards may also be given, at the judges’ decision, for the best products in the following categories:
You may wish to review the application questionnaire before submitting entries. This questionnaire is just for reviewing purposes. All applications need to be submitted online.
Benefits for All Product Entries:
Benefits for Finalists:
Benefits for Winners:
Finalists Selection Process:
Winners Selection Process:
Early Bird Deadline: 15 January 2018, 11:59pm EDT
Final Application Deadline: 7 February 2018, 11:59pm EDT
Criteria % of total
(flavor, texture, aroma, cooked appearance) 30%
(label information, environmental factors, food safety) 15%
(potential for commercial success, correct pricing
and profile for target market, value [quality/price ratio]) 15%
(for the end user and consumer) 15%
(appropriate for product and meal occasion) 10%
All judging will be based on a numerical scale to keep it as clear and objective as possible. Scores will be audited by an independent accounting firm.
The tasting portion of the judging will be conducted as a blind tasting (product names and manufacturers are not identified). There will be one winner in each category, with special mentions made at the judges’ decision. All winners must meet a minimum score threshold.
There is an entry fee for the products submitted. Pricing is as follows:
|Entry Fee||EARLY BIRD (Ends 15 January 2018 – 11:59pm EDT)||
LATE DEADLINE (From 16 January – 7 February 2018 – 11:59pm EDT)
|Single Product||295 Euros||395 Euros|
|Additional Product||255 Euros||335 Euros|
Entry fees will be invoiced upon receipt of the Application. If payment has not been received by due date, the products will be removed from the Seafood Excellence Global awards competition and their application will be annulled.
Products must be entered in either the “Retail” or “HORECA” category, but not both. Please choose the category that fits the primary market for your product. Finalists will be limited to no more than one grand award and one special award in the competition.
Each category must have at least three products in it for an award to be given. A category will be eliminated if less than three items are entered.
The judges reserve the right to not grant an award in a category at their decision.
The judges’ decision shall be final.
All entry information, screening results and judging scores and comments are strictly confidential. However, product information from the winning products (not to include pricing) will be used in press information announcing the winners.
Early Bird Application Deadline: 15 January 2018, 11:59 EDT
Final Application Deadline: 7 February 2018, 11:59 EDT
For Questions and More Information:
Seafood Expo Global
Attn: Minh Ly-Gordon
121 Free Street, P.O. Box 7437
Portland, ME 04112-7437 USA
Telephone: +1 207-842-5525