Below are some frequently asked questions relating to the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show.

How do I enter into a competition?

  • Competition schedules and entry forms are available online. Refer to the category of interest on the homepage to download the competition schedule. The schedule contains the Rules and Regulations relating to the competition of choice.  It also helps determine which class/es are available for entry.
  • Submit your entries using the online entries system or download a copy of the entry form and forward to:
    Brisbane Showgrounds
    Competitions Department
    Locked Bag 1010
    Albion QLD 4010
    Fax: 07 3253 3988

Can I have multiple exhibitor names under one online user account?

Yes.  Once you have logged into the online entry system simply click ‘Add New Exhibitor’ and complete the exhibitor details before submitting entries under the preferred exhibitor name.  Payment will still be completed by the main entity.

Who do I contact if I am experiencing an error with my online entry?

If you are experiencing difficulties while completing your online entries, or an error has occurred with your entry, please call the Competitions Department on 07 3253 3900.

Is it possible to send a cheque as payment if I have submitted entries online?

If entering online, the only method of payment is debit/credit cards.  To complete your application online, you must supply your credit card details - Mastercard or Visa. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express and Diners Cards.

Has my entry form been processed?

Entry forms take up to 7-14 days to process. Please allow for this time.

How do I know I’ve been accepted into a competition?

A receipt and exhibit listing will be posted to exhibitors once applications have been processed. Please allow up to 7-14 working days for entries to be processed.  On receipt of your exhibit listing, please ensure that it is checked thoroughly to ensure the entry details are correct.  Failure to do so will reflect a misprint in the competition results catalogue (if applicable).

When will I receive my labels?

E-labels will be emailed to you after the entries closing date.

What do I do once I receive my labels?

Labels are to be printed and attached to the corresponding exhibit prior to dispatch to the RNA.

When do I deliver my entries?

Each competition has its own delivery day and time. Please refer to the relevant competition schedule.

Will someone contact me if my entries do not arrive in time?

It is the exhibitors responsibility to ensure entries are received within the delivery timeframes.  If an entry has not been received within the entry receipt dates, we will endeavour to contact exhibitors if/where required.

How do I become a sponsor?

More information on how to sponsor an award and gain exposure for your business can be found on the Sponsorship page.

How can I become involved in the competition?

If you are interested in registering to volunteer as a steward in our competitions please email the Competitions Department at

Can I get a refund if I don’t send the entries in?

No refunds will be made after the close of entries.

Who do I contact if I have a question about the class listed in the competition?

Please contact the Competitions & Event Coordinator on 07 3253 3900.

What event/s can I attend to sample the winning products?

You can sample Gold-medal winning beef and lamb at our RQFWS Tastings stall on Gourmet Plaza at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka). In 2018, the Ekka will run from 10 - 19 August. Some winning exhibits will also be on display at the RQFWS Cooking Stage, located in the Woolowrth Fresh Food Pavilion, at Ekka.  

When do entries close?
Branded Beef 2018 date TBA 
Branded Lamb 2018 date TBA
Cheese & Dairy Produce 2018 date TBA
Ice Cream, Gelato and Sorbet 2018 date TBA
Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018 date TBA