Please select the best category for your product at registration from the list below. Final product categories and placement are at the discretion of contest organizers and all decisions are final. If you have any questions about your entry, please contact us. 

Barbecue Sauces — sweet, tangy and more

Excludes marinades, which compete in Sauces and Seasonings.

Beverages — things you drink, of course

Includes all cold and hot beverages, including smoothies and teas. Excludes alcoholic beverages.

Condiments and Salsas put them on your favorite foods

Includes pickles, relishes, chutneys, other pickled vegetables, hot sauces and salad dressings.

Confectionsdelicious treats

Includes sweet baked goods (breads, cookies, cakes and pies), chocolates, caramels, candies and cold confections (ice creams and gelatos). Excludes mixes, which compete in miscellaneous.

Dairy Products — cold and creamy

Includes animal-derived milks, cheeses, butters and yogurts. Ice creams, gelatos and frozen dairy novelties fall under Confections. Excludes plant-based products, which compete in miscellaneous.

Honey and Related Products — straight from the bees

Includes honeycombs, infused honey, etc.

Jams and Jellies — ready to be slathered on bread

Excludes chutneys, which compete in condiments and salsas.

Meats and Seafood for the grill

Includes animal-derived cooked or uncooked meats and seafood, excluding jerky, which competes in snack foods.

Meat Alternatives — protein-packed power

Includes plant-derived cooked or uncooked meat alternatives.

Miscellaneous — everything else!

Includes mixes, single ingredient products (oils, flour, etc.), nut butters, plant-derived milk, cheeses, etc. and any products not represented by another category. 

Sauces and Seasonings — cooking ingredients

Includes pasta sauces, spice rubs, mixed spices, marinades, finishing sugars or spices. 

Snack Foods — ready for the afternoon munch

Includes chips, popcorn, jerky, snack bars, cheese straws and nuts.