The 28th Annual PAPA Awards have been launched to showcase the finest pizza, pasta and Italian food businesses across the country. This year we will also be celebrating the Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association’s 40th Anniversary!

We are holding the awards again this year in conjunction with the European Pizza and Pasta Show, with the Pizza Chef and Pasta Chef of the Year finals being staged on the second day of the show. The event takes place at Olympia, London, on 16 November 2017, followed by the PAPA Awards dinner, at the Lancaster London Hotel in the evening when all the winners will be announced.

How to enter: Whether your business is a major high street name, or an independent, the Awards are an opportunity for gaining recognition as well as promotion.

Over the summer we will be scouring the country for the very best examples of pizza, pasta and Italian food to showcase in the awards. So make sure you are not left out by entering now – all it takes is a phone call or email to get yourself on the nomination lists. There is no cost involved.

The aim of the awards is to recognise excellence in all aspects of the market, from designing pizzas to making and selling pasta products.

Not only are the awards a great opportunity for benchmarking your business against others but they can provide a huge endorsement for all those working with you and who have helped to make your business a success.

Judging:

All judging will be undertaken by experts in the field who are bound by confidentiality agreements. To ensure that there is absolutely no bias in judging, all those involved on the main judging panel are excluded from entering awards or having strong links with those entering. Furthermore, at least one panel member will be a representative of the Secretariat to ensure fair play.

Closing date:

All entries must reach the Association by no later than 1 September 2017. Nominations can be accepted from anyone. You can even nominate yourself! Simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating which category you wish to enter, details of what you are entering and why you think it deserves consideration.