Competitions & Weeks

BUTCHERY COMPETITIONS – DATES & DETAILS:Judging at AHDB Pork Awards, Newbury May 22

Below is a listing of events that can be entered by butchers, some are regional and some are open to all.  They are ones I am currently aware of at the time of publishing, however, if you know an event has changed, been stopped or you wish to feature here please let me know .



  • 2nd – NFMFT Premier Young Butcher Competition (GuidelinesClosing Date Entry Form
  • 7th – Q Guild Butchers – Annual Smithfield Awards read more.
  • 14th/15th – Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition judging – open to Hampshire Butchers only
  • 16th – British Pie Awards – closing date – details
  • 22ndInstitute of Meat & WCB Prize Giving Awards – for young apprentice butchers and individual achievements within butchery. Contact IoM for more info


  • 5th – Meat Management Awards – Closing Date
  • 7th – British Pie Awards Judging – Melton Mowbray  read more
  • NFMFT Spring Roadshow including BBQ Competition, find out who is exhibiting and how to enter.

  • 20th-22nd – World Butchers Challenge, Belfast, to be held at MeatIfex



  • 13th – Q Guild Members BBQ Product Evaluation
  • Meat Trades Journal – Super Meat and Fish Awards
  • 24thMeat Management Awards, Hilton Birmingham


  • 8th – World Steak Challenge – Closing Date


  • ? World Steak Challenge Judging


  • Q Guild (members only) Smithfield Awards – product evaluations
  • The Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausages & Products Competition
    • worth noting – this event has categories open to all UK butchers – not just Yorks.
  • Meat Trades Journal ‘Sausage’ Champion of Champions 2017 entry form – open to any butcher who has won a recognised Sausage award during the previous 12 months.


  • Meat Trades Journal – Butchers Shop of the Year read more about this year’s event
  • English Winter Fair, Staffordshire, Sunday 20th November download an entry form
  • British Sausage Week Finals  read more


  • South West Sausage Championship held at the South West Winter Fair. To be held on Monday 5th December 2016 – Presentation Dinner on Thursday 8th December at Somerset County Cricket Club read more


  • March: MTJ National Butchers Week (13-19) read more
  • Sept-Oct: British Food Fortnight read more
  • Oct-Nov: British Sausage Week read more


For more general events or awareness days/events check here

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