Firstly, we require you to be eligible to enter an award category based on the criteria set for each award and on the basis you must be based in Hampshire. Secondly, you will need to complete a nomination entry form and select the categories you wish to be selected for. Once the registration fee has been paid you will be considered for the award. You must also be in attendance at The Big Eat 2022 as this is where judging will take place.
HAMPSHIRE STREET FOOD AWARDS
Welcome to the website for the Hampshire Street Food Awards. The main aim of the awards is to celebrate and reward all the hard work that goes on in Hampshire.
It seems that everywhere we go nowadays street food is available to the public. Street food has come a long way in recent times and the standard of the ingredients, choice and cooking has vastly improved. Street food has adapted to our modern way of life by providing our breakfast, lunch and dinner on the go.
As the quality of our restaurants has improved the standards have also risen in the street food industry. The public is now accustomed to high standards of food at festivals and markets up and down Hampshire.
Hampshire is a perfect location for the modern street food trader due to the high quality of local produce that is available on our doorstep. These awards are designed to recognise the contribution to our way of life that modern street food represents.
We wish to reward the efforts and hard work that goes into running a successful and tasty street food business. And recognise the caterers that put providing a quality service at the top of their shopping list.
We want to acknowledge all the early starts to prep for an event and the hours that go into organising a hectic schedule. In this busy and sometimes chaotic life we live in it’s reassuring to know that the quality of our street food in Hampshire is in safe hands.
Street Food traders of Hampshire we salute you.
Why Should You Enter The Hampshire Street Food Awards
Estimated value of Street Food market in 2018
Mentions of “street food” on social media each month
Number of results when searching “street food” in Google News in a 24hr period *millions
Common questions about the Awards
Drop us an email at email@example.com if you’ve got more questions and we’ll do our best to answer.
How do I register to be nominated for an award?
How can I vote for a nomination?
You can vote for your favourite vendors by coming to The Big Eat 2022 Festival at Victoria Country Park on 4th June. Entry is free to the public and you will be asked to vote for your favourites as you sample the delights of Hampshire’s finest street food vendors.
Can I vote on Instagram?
Please follow us on Instagram for any updates on the event. All public voting will take place at The Big Eat Festival.
What happens if I want to vote for someone that is not nominated?
You can only vote for vendors who are at The Big Eat 2022. If you are a vendor and would like to attend then register for the event and complete a booking form before 4th May 2022.
Can I nominate myself for multiple categories?
Yes. You will be required to be at The Big Eat but you can enter as many categories as you like.
What happens if I vote for someone who isn't based in Hampshire?
All qualified entries must be based in Hampshire. You can only cast a vote for a shortlisted caterer/vendor if they are at The Big Eat.
What are the deadlines for entering the awards?
Stage 1 – Vendors/Traders
Register to attend The Big Eat street food festival for your chance to be crowned best in class for your chosen category. All traders who wish to be considered must be at The Big Eat to be judged by the public and judging panel.
Stage 2 – Public Vote
A public vote will take place at The Big Eat festival on 4th June 2022 at Royal Victoria Country Park. Showcase your best food and drink to impress and leave the competition in your wake.
Stage 3 – Judges’ Decision
An expert judging panel will also be present at The Big Eat to give their professional opinion. The winners will be decided from a combination of the public and judges’ opinions. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be announced towards the end of the year.
The deadline for entry is 4th May 2022.