The 29th Annual PAPA Awards have been launched to showcase the finest pizza, pasta and Italian food businesses across the country. 

Whether your business is a major high street name or a thriving independent, the PAPA Awards are an opportunity for gaining recognition as well as promotion. The awards recognise excellence in all aspects of the market from designing pizzas to making and selling pasta products. We will be scouring the country for the very best examples of pizza, pasta and Italian food.

We are delighted to announce the categories for this year's 2018 PAPA Awards:

This years awards will be held in conjunction with the European Pizza and Pasta Show at Olympia, London with the Pizza Chef and Pasta Chef Finals being staged on the third and final day of the show, 15th November.

The awards take place at the Royal 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 31st August 2018. Nominations can be accepted from anyone. You can even nominate yourself! Simply visit the specific award page and download an entry form.