Finalists undergo a rigorous independent review of their business model to assess their social, economic and environmental impact.
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What started 12 years ago as a celebration of the ‘Supreme Champions’ of the Sydney Royal Wine, Dairy and Food Shows has evolved to become one of the most unique and prestigious food and beverage awards in Australia, The President’s Medal.
What started 12 years ago as a celebration of the ‘Supreme Champions’ of the Sydney Royal Wine, Dairy and Food Shows has evolved to become one of the most unique and prestigious food and beverage awards in Australia, The President’s Medal. The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales is proud to host this spectacular competition, one that invites applications from Champions awarded at each of the Sydney Royal Wine, Dairy, Fine Food, Beer and Cider Competitions. Sydney Royal Medals are awarded to products of outstanding quality, while the President’s Medal differs in that it judges not only on sensory attributes but on the ‘Triple Bottom Line’. Judges examine the commercial success, environmental integrity and social involvement of the business behind the product. Competitors can be assured of unbiased, expert and ethical judging - the constant hallmarks of any Sydney Royal competition. Simon Marnie, Chair of Judges, has been a President's Medal Judge since the competition's inauguration. He will be supported by Ed Halmagyi, whose culinary career spans more than 20 years and two continents, and Michael Bullen, whose extensive career in primary industries and forestry has seen him responsible for undertaking Research, Development and Education to improve the profitability and productivity of the agricultural sector, experience that is in aligned with the key objectives of the President’s Medal.