Call to entries: June to July

The FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland timeline runs from June to November.

  • Early-bird Entry – opens Friday 7th June to close of business Friday 21st June
  • Normal Entry – opens Monday 24th June
  • Close to Entry – close of business Friday 26th July

Following the entry period, all products are assessed to ensure they meet Terms of Entry, before preparation for judging sessions, including arranging Product Calls.


Judging Sessions: September

Our panels assemble for several weeks. The vast and exciting task of preparing and presenting to our discerning judges takes place throughout September, with an intensive few weeks of judging.

  • Week 1: Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th September
  • Week 2: Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th September
  • Week 3: Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st September (exact days to be confirmed)

Final Judging Day: Saturday 28th September


Shortlist – Friday 4th October

Once all the Judging has been completed for each category, we will release the Shortlist on Friday 4th October, ahead of the final awards announcements in November.


Gala Presentation Night: Friday 1st November

The 2024 Awards Ceremony takes place 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 achievements.

We look forward to being joined by many of our judges, entrants and friends in the FreeFrom industry once again, as we celebrate our 9th year of the awards in Ireland.