National Fish & Chip Awards Shakeup with New Finalist Format

NEW FOR 2019

In addition to a simplified and more streamlined online entry process, one of the major changes to this year’s awards program is the revamped judging format for the latter stages of the flagship Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award – with the introduction of an exciting ‘free draw’ element for the Top 20 judging stage. Instead of the previous format of shops within a defined region competing against each other, names of shops will be drawn from the Top 20 listing in order to pair respective shops that will be judged against one another. For example, allocating a letter of the alphabet against each individual Top 20 shop, shop D could be drawn to compete against shop K, shop P could be drawn to compete against shop E, and so on, etc., etc.. This judging stage will determine the overall Top 10 shops in the UK that will progress to the national final judging stage.