• Caroline Quentin judge of Gluten Free
  • John Whaite judge of Confectionery
  • Richard Corrigan judge of Smoked fish
  • Sophie Atherton judge of Craft beer
  • Rosemary Shrager judge of Savoury preserve
  • Nathan Outlaw judge of Cheese
  • Val Warner judge of English wine
  • Tim Hayward judge of Gin
  • John Torode judge of Charcuterie
  • Edd Kimber judge of Sweet Bakes
  • Natasha Lovell-Smith, GBF Editor
  • Holly Brooke-Smith, GBF Deputy Editor
  • James Fell, GBF Editorial Assistant

The panel for this year's Great British Food Awards includes a selection of the UK's leading food figures: John Torode, Nathan Outlaw, Rosemary Shrager, Richard Corrigan, Valentine Warner, Tim Hayward, John Whaite, Sophie Atherton, Edd Kimber, Caroline Quentin – as well as the Great British Food magazine team.

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The 14 categories, listed here, cover the full spectrum of British food today.

Charcuterie - judged by John Torode

Cheese - judged by Nathan Outlaw

Smoked fish - judged by Richard Corrigan

Gin - judged by Tim Hayward

English wine - judged by Val Warner

Savoury preserve - judged by Rosemary Shrager

Confectionery - judged by John Whaite

Sweet Bakes  - judged by Edd Kimber

Craft beer - judged by Sophie Atherton

Gluten-free - judged by Caroline Quentin

Sweet preserve - judged by the GBF team

Dairy (non-cheese) - judged by the GBF team

Savoury pastries - judged by the GBF team

Sausages - judged by the GBF team

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Want to enter?

Great! Here's how it all works:

Go to http://www.greatbritishfoodmagazine.com/awards and fill in the online nomination form before Friday July 1st. You can enter as many products in as many categories as you like, but you'll have to fill in the form again for each additional entry

After the closing date, our awards panel will devise a shortlist and we'll be in touch with the top ten companies in each category

Shortlisted companies will then need to send in two samples of their entry for the judging week, between Monday 18th – Friday 22 July. We'll let you know when and where to post them

We will announce the winners in our October issue of Great British Food magazine, on sale September 2. We'll be making a real fuss over the winning products and producers – with profiles, interviews and lots of lovely photography! We'll be in touch to let winners know they've won, and discuss pictures etc on Monday 25 July

Great British Food Awards promotional material will be available (logos, a template press release etc) to help winners shout about their achievement as much as possible