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Terms and Conditions

Read the terms and conditions of entry for nominations in the 2019 BBC Food and Farming Awards.

  • The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any nomination not being properly registered.. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday 18th February 2019.
  • Please make sure you read through the description for each of the categories you are submitting a nomination for. Make sure you clearly explain how your nominee meets, or exceeds, the criteria in the description. The BBC has the right to disqualify entries that don’t contain the information requested on the nomination pages.
  • The BBC will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering the Awards and in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. The personal data provided will be shared within the BBC and with external third parties for the purposes of administering the award. The third parties include external judges and Monterosa (hosting service), the BBC will not share your information with any other third parties. The names of entrants who are shortlisted, commended and winning persons may be disclosed to the public. The BBC will retain your information to maintain an accurate record of the award, for the purposes of administering future awards and will destroy this information provided when it is no longer required. Please feel free to ask questions about what happens to the information provided in the nomination form or let us know if you would like to withdraw your entry by contacting us at The BBC will keep your information secure and in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy Policy, available at
  • All entries will be sent to members of The Food Programme and Countryfile teams to be processed and checked against the criteria before being sent to the judges for consideration.
  • The judges work in pairs to select a ‘long list’ for shortlisting. All judges are listed on the BBC Food & Farming Awards website. The judges are independent and have been selected for their knowledge in the various category areas. All judges see the long lists, and their decisions are final in every category.
  • During the judging process, judges will review nominations against set criteria that could cover a number of areas including community involvement, sustainability and other business operational matters. If any ongoing or previous legal proceedings emerge that pose risks, reputational or otherwise to the BBC this may result in a breach of criteria. The judges may choose to disqualify that nomination.
  • You can nominate yourself or the organisation or company you work for. However, you will need to state if you are nominating your own business.
  • Because of the number of nominations we receive it will not be possible to update you on the outcome of your individual nomination. We may contact the nominees directly for further details, but all those shortlisted will be contacted personally in March 2019. The next stage of the process will include a visit from selected judges before the winner in each category is decided.
  • The Awards are not open to employees or contractors of the BBC, BBC Group company or any person directly involved in the organisation or running of them, or their family members. This exclusion covers both the nominating process and the right to be nominated.
  • Excluding the BBC World Service category, the nominee has to be based in the UK and will also need to have been trading for at least one year to be considered for entry. For the BBC Future Food category only, we will accept nominations from internationally-based companies that have a significant customer base and significant business operation located in the UK.
  • A press release will be issued with details of finalists in each category, and a later release will name the winners. The finalists will also be announced on the Food Programme and listed on the website during March-April 2019.
  • To the extent that they apply – this Award is subject to the BBC’s Code of Conduct on Competitions and Votes -
  • These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.