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Judging criteria guidelines include the following when evaluating products:

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Product name/description:

Does the name/description accurately describe the product?
Is the name description exciting/unusual?

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Time/ease of preparation:

How easy is it to prepare and serve the product?

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Product appearance before cooking/serving:

Does the product look attractive?
Would you buy it?

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Served product appearance prior to eating:

Do you want to eat the product?
Does it have an attractive appearance?

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Taste/Flavour:

Does the product have a good acceptable flavour?
Is the taste/flavour characteristic of the product? For example – curry

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Texture:

Any toughness, texture or tenderness problems?

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Smell:

Does the product have an appealing aroma/
Is the smell characteristic of the product? For example – lemon/mint

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Packaging and Presentation:

How well has the product been presented to the customer?
Is the packaging good, could it be improved in anyway?

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Originality or innovation:

What makes the product original/unusual? For example – microwaveable?

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Price / Value:

Is the price shown / supplied? Can the product be regarded as good value or priced according to its target market (i.e. premium market, value brand market etc.)

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Environmental:

Is the packaging ‘green’/recyclable?
Less material being used?
Using materials ‘kinder’ to environment?

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Technological/Production:

Is the packaging created using new production techniques? Technological advancements?
Does this enable faster production – ie more automation perhaps?
Is the packaging able to withstand different temperatures?

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Transportation:

Are there any limits to transportation?
Is the product able to be transported easily and quickly – external scanning features

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Multi-purpose:

Can the packaging be used for a variety of products/range/introduced into new markets?
Does the product have more than one ‘innovative feature?’
Does the packaging allow the product to be consumed/cooked via various means?

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Marketing:

Can the packaging be marketed in a ‘new’ way/to a new audience?

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Cost Saving:

Are there considerable cost savings to be made from the packaging process?

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