Terms of entry

  1. Entrants must be cattle farmers or suppliers or producers of farmed cattle or suppliers of meat products from farmed cattle for retail and/or foodservice outlets. Employees of the Organiser, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the Awards are not eligible to enter.
  2. Entries must be submitted online at www.WorldSteakChallenge.com. The entry form must be completed in full and be received together with the entry fee no later than Monday 4 June 2018.
  3. The cost per steak to enter is GBP 495 (+ VAT as applicable).
  4. Entrants must send enough meat to provide 10 steaks per entry, to be delivered to a specific address provided by the event management team.
  5. Entrants may submit more than one entry.
  6. Entrants are responsible for all delivery costs, including excise duties, relating to their entry.
  7. Steaks must be from an animal born, raised and slaughtered in one country of origin; and comply with all relevant legislation.
  8. Steaks entered from outside the UK must comply with the import conditions as laid down by IMTA – see www.imta-uk.org
  9. Steaks entered from the UK must be from an assured source compliant with the Red Tractor, AHDB Beef and Lamb Quality Standard Mark or equivalent name quality scheme.
  10. There is no maximum or minimum maturation limit for the steaks.
  11. Steaks must be fit for human consumption on Wednesday 4 July 2018.
  12. Entrants who notify the Organiser that they wish to withdraw their entry prior to Friday 4 June 2018, will receive a full refund of their entry fee. Entrants withdrawing after that date will not receive any refund.
  13. Steaks will be grilled in accordance with the Organiser’s directions.
  14. Judging, based on the criteria set out in the Entry Form guide, will take place and the results will be announced on Wednesday 4 July 2018. Gold, and Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded as the judges deem appropriate and an overall winner selected from the Gold standard award winners as the ‘World Steak Challenge – World’s Best Steak and World’s Best Steak Producer’.
  15. The overall winner will be licensed to use the title World’s Steak Challenge – World’s Best Steak Producer and World’s Best Steak from Wednesday 4 July 2018 – Tuesday 3rd July 2019. All Award winners will be licensed to use the relevant Awards logo with their beef products for three years, the year must be stated and clearly visible. The logo itself must not be altered but can be resized; as long as it can be clearly read and recognised. The Organiser licenses any winner to use the relevant Awards logo in connection with its award, as long as the artwork is previously sent to the Organiser for approval.
  16. The Organiser reserves the right to change the judging panel without prior notice to entrants.
  17. The Organiser’s decision on all matters affecting this competition is final and legally binding.
  18. No correspondence will be entered into.
  19. Entries will become the property of the Organiser and will not be returned.
  20. Entrants consent to the publication by the Organiser of any of the documents or materials constituting their entry.
  21. Winners may be required to take part in some post-event publicity and consent to their name and photographs being used for such purposes.
  22. By entering the Competition, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules and consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Data Controller for the purposes of the administration of the Competition and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented. All entry instructions form part of the rules.
  23. The Organiser and Data Controller is William Reed Business Media Ltd, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT