Specialty Food. sofi Awards

42nd sofi™ Awards Competition

2014 Call for Entries

Since 1972, the sofi Awards have honored the best of the best in specialty foods and beverages from members of the Specialty Food Association. The Awards represent culinary innovation across America and around the globe. Finalists are selected at the Association’s offices in New York City by a national panel of specialty food retailers, foodservice professionals and journalists. The winners are selected by retailers and foodservice buyers attending the Summer Fancy Food Show and are announced at a red-carpet ceremony.

Everyone who enters the sofi Awards benefits. Every product is evaluated and feedback from each judge will be sent back to each participant.

sofi Finalists and Winners benefit from:

sofi Trophy- sofi Finalists and Winners receive the coveted and widely recognized sofi trophy -- an instant symbol of excellence for our industry.

Exclusive rights to sofi™ logo to use in promotions and packaging.

Special feature on specialtyfood.com and in Specialty Food Magazine dedicated to your award-winning product, including a professional photograph of your product (with unlimited rights to you.) Your product description links back to your site helping to gain valuable exposure. click here for examples

Exclusive display in the sofi Awards Showcase at the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows. Your product will be prominently displayed in this special display seen by 44,000+ qualified buyers.

Local and national media coverage – sofi Awards Finalists and Winners are media magnets. Past coverage includes outlets such as The Today Show, The New York Times, Good Morning America and the O Magazine.

An exceptional marketing opportunity – Promote your win in all your sales materials, presentations, catalogs, press releases and websites. There is no better way to demonstrate your distinction to retailers, press and potential clients.

Exclusive toolkit including customizable press releases, social media tools and banners.

Read here how past sofi Finalists and Winners benefited from winning a sofi.

More about the sofi Awards Competition

About the sofi Awards

The sofis have honored the outstanding specialty foods of the year since 1972. 
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The Judging Process

A national panel of specialty food professionals taste and evaluate entries to determine finalists.
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Past Winners

Browse through past sofi Winners and Finalists in our sofi gallery section at the link below.. 
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sofi Awards Contact

Contact us at (212)-482-6440 x 305 or sofiawards@specialtyfood.com with questions related to the sofi competition.