Celebrating the overall best street food vendor in Hampshire. All shortlisted finalists in the other categories are automatically entered into this award and will be decided by our panel of judges. This category isn’t open for caterers to enter and will be judged independently from all finalists in all other categories. Judges decision is final.
Caterers can choose which categories they would like to be considered for. Enter the awards through our website and once your entry is confirmed, you can start canvassing for votes.
Entry Opens 1st March 2020.
Entry Closes 31st July 2020.
The public will be invited to vote for their favourite vendor from each category. Votes will be cast through our website and caterers will be encouraged to promote their entry to their customers. The public voting stage will determine the finalists for each category.
Voting Period – 1st August 2020 – 31st October 2020.
Once the public voting has concluded, the top 3 caterers in each category will be announced as our shortlisted finalists. These 3 will then be independently judged by our panel of experts to determine our winners, who will be announced at our ceremony in November 2020.
Judging this year will take place at our Big Eat Street Food Festival on 22nd August 2020, in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth.
Please note this year there are two entry types –
£150.00 – Big Eat Pitch and Award Entry or
£50.00 – Award Entry Only.
Best Street Food in Hampshire
Best Festival for Street Food in Hampshire
This category is open to any festival taking place in Hampshire. This is a public vote category and we will be looking for the festival with the best selection of street food as well as the quality of food and price. This category is also open to fetes and shows of all sizes with the qualifying criteria that the event must be based in the Hampshire region.
Best Street Food Burger
This category is open to any street food burger vendor in Hampshire. You don’t need to be solely a burger vendor as long as the burger forms part of your overall menu. Again, you must be based in Hampshire.
Best Vegetarian/Vegan Food Vendor
This category is open to all vendors who provide vegetarian or vegan dishes. This can be for dedicated vegetarian/vegan vendors or caterers that provide vegetarian/vegan options as part of their menu. You must also be based in Hampshire.
Best Locally Sourced Produce
This category is open to all vendors who use locally sourced Hampshire produce. To be considered for this category you must be able to prove that your produce is locally sourced from Hampshire. This category is open to any cuisine and the caterer must be based in Hampshire.
Best Newcomer/Start-Up Vendor
This category is open to all street food vendors that have been trading for less than 24 months. Please provide evidence of the date your business was formed. Traders can serve any cuisine and must be based in Hampshire.
Best International Street Food Vendor
This category is open to all Hampshire based vendors that provide great food from around the world. Any international cuisine will qualify for this award. Judges will be looking for quality of food, service and pricing.
Best Gluten Free Street Food Vendor
This category is open to any vendor that provides gluten-free dishes. Evidence will be needed to support your entry into this category. To qualify you must provide at least one gluten-free dish as part of your menu and be based in Hampshire.
Best Drinks Vendor
This category is open to any vendor that offers drinks, be it a coffee or alcoholic beverage. All vendors must be based in Hampshire to qualify.
Best Dessert Vendor
This category is open to any vendor that offers desserts from icecreams, churros to doughnuts or waffles. All vendors must be based in Hampshire.
Biggest Street Food Community Contribution - sponsored by Hampshire Fare
This category will be awarded to the street food vendor who has made a significant contribution to the local community in Hampshire. The awards have a huge charity element to them and we want to reward others for the hard work they do for people in Hampshire. If you provide contributions to the local community then please get in touch with us to be considered for this award.
Fan Favourite Award
This category is for a public vote only. Vendors cannot enter themselves into this category. To be eligible for this award vendors will need to be nominated by their customers and the public. Vendors that have entered other categories can encourage their customer to also vote for them in this category when completing the voting form. This award will be open throughout vendor entry and voting stages. Vendors that haven’t entered another category but would still like to be considered for an award can still encourage customers to cast a vote in this award for them.
DECIDING OUR WINNERS
The following awards will be decided based on a combination of online public voting and the judging panel:
- Best Festival for Street Food
- Best Market Street Food
- Best Street Food Burger
- Best Vegetarian/Vegan Street Food
- Best Locally Sourced Produce Vendor
- Best Newcomer/Start-up Vendor
- Best International Street Food Vendor
- Best Looking Vendor Setup
- Best Gluten-free Street Food Vendor
- Best Hot Drink Vendor
- Best Dessert Vendor
To determine the shortlist for these awards, vendors will need to enter the designated category that best fits their business. Vendors will then be encouraged to ask their customers to cast an online vote for their favourite Street Food vendors. The top 5 vendors per category will then be shortlisted as a finalist for each award.
Our judging panel will then collectively judge each finalist based on a number of criteria with the winner set to be announced at our awards evening in 2020.
The following awards are voted for by the public only:
- Fan Favourite Award
This category isnt open to vendors to enter, it is solely based on voting by the general public. Vendors who have entered other categories can encourage customers to vote for them in the Fan Favourite Award through our Facebook page. Details on this will be announced soon.
The following awards are chosen by the judging panel only:
- Best Street Food Vendor in Hampshire
- Biggest Street Food Community Contribution
These awards cannot be entered and will be selected by the judging panel. The Best Street Food Vendor will be awarded to a winner from one of the other categories. The contribution award will be judged independently from the other categories.