Judging and selection of winners

Our panel of judges represents the spectrum of food product arena including processors, distributors, buyers, grocers and more. Our preliminary judging evaluates each product and three finalists from each category are selected to compete in the final round in person to select the category winners. The Grand Prize is given to the category winner with the highest overall score. 

View Judging Criteria

Contest Categories

Whether savory or sweet, we have a category for every flavor that Georgia offers

  • Barbecue sauces
  • Beverages
  • Condiments and salsas
  • Confections
  • Dairy products
  • Honey
  • Jams and jellies
  • Meats and seafood
  • Miscellaneous
  • Sauces and seasonings
  • Snack foods

View Category Descriptions

About the contest
Since 2007, Flavor of Georgia has launched new products into success and garnered more publicity and sales for products already in the market. From rural farmers to urban businesses, successful and talented food artisans have emerged from all over Georgia to create delicacies from the abundant agricultural products our state has to offer. Over 1,500 products have entered the contest since the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development began the contest.
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Contest Contact

Sharon P Kane Sr. Public Service Associate, Food Business Development Specialist
Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development (CAED)


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