timeline for 2023

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15th july: Early bird entry opens.

Normal entry remains open into August.


15th july: Early bird entry closes.

Normal entry remains open into August.

12th August: Close of Entry period

The deadline of 12th August cannot be extended, so please ensure all entries are competed by close of business on this date.

Our assessment period commences as we prepare for our judging sessions in mid September. All product must be supplied in time for scheduled panels. Suitable notice will be given, in advance, so that product can be prepared and delivered in its optimum condition to go before our panels.


12-23rd september: Judging Sessions 2022

Our panels will be assembled for several weeks. We will continue to abide by any remaining guidance in relation to covid and ensure safety and comfort of judges. The vast and exciting task of preparing and presenting to our discerning judges continues throughout September, with our final day of judging on Saturday 1st October.


28th October: Gala Presentation Night 2022

At long last, the awards ceremony of the 2023 FFFAIs in real life in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin. This black tie optional affair, will include a sit-down five-course meal, with presentations, entertainment and the all important photos to help winners promote their products. We will have much to celebrate after a long hiatus and can’t wait to see our friends and colleagues in the FreeFrom industry once again.