Key dates & schedule
Key dates & schedule
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The integrity of Sydney Royal competitions rests in the hands of accomplished, knowledgeable and, most importantly, independent judges. Judging process The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW engages the most experienced and respected Judges in the industry and endorses the development of future Judges. The process is overseen by a Chair of Judges and includes six separate judging panels. Each panel consists of one Panel Chair, three Judges and one Associate Judges. Medals are determined by the Judges using the following point scale: Gold medal for outstanding Exhibits gaining 81.0pts and over; Silver medal for excellent Exhibits gaining 74.0pts but less than 80.9pts; Bronze medal for quality Exhibits gaining 70.0pts but less than 73.9pts. Associate Judges The Committee has embarked on a path of growing the pool of Judges available and have adopted a rotation policy to refresh the judging panels and give them a different dynamic and capture potential new judges coming through the industry and therefore endorses the development of future judges by offering Associate Judging positions. Stewarding Stewards play a valuable part in the judging of each competition and ensure the day runs smoothly through the coordination and preparation of exhibits for Judges. Stewarding is a fantastic way of leaning more about the industry, competitions and the judging process, with opportunities to develop into Associate Judge and Judge roles in the future.
The benefits of entering the Sydney Royal Chocolate Competition include ; Rigorous score-based evaluation, allowing you to compare your product against industry benchmarks Confidential feedback given on every exhibit Opportunity to win a prestigious Sydney Royal award, demonstrating that your product has achieved a high level of quality and positive recognition from industry peers Opportunity to present and promote medal-winning products at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, an iconic international event attracting close to 822,000 visitors every year. Opportunity to be handpicked by Sydney Showground to supply your medal-winning product at hundreds of events that happen on site throughout the year, including the Sydney Royal Easter Show Exhibitors of the top Exhibits will be invited to participate in the President's Medal Competition. Since 2005, the President's Medal has recognised excellence in Australian food and drink production with only the best of the best nominated to compete. These Producers undergo a rigorous independent review of their business model to assess their social, economic and environmental impact both up and down-stream. It's the triple bottom line audit that makes the President's Medal award one of the most unique and prestigious in the country.
Since 2006, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW presents the ultimate award in agricultural excellence, The President’s Medal. It is unique in that the Medal is not awarded solely on taste; the Medal recognises a producers overall financial, social and environmental integrity through the entire production cycle from gate to plate. It draws from Sydney Royal Champions from throughout the year, examines, and celebrates truly inspirational, innovative agricultural food and beverage achievers.