Melbourne Market Awards

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Melbourne is a truly blessed city when it comes to the depth and diversity of our market culture. The MYOB Melbourne Market Awards is a valuable opportunity for Market traders to be recognised for their hard word and the contribution they make to our city.

Voting opened this week and ends on July 31. Market-goers can vote by completing and submitting a form in one of the many voting boxes around the Markets of Melbourne, or online at marketsofmelbourne.com.au.

The competition sees the addition of four new voting categories this year, meaning voters will be given the opportunity to determine their ‘favourite’ Market traders across 12 different classifications from each Market. Market ‘favourites’ will then go on to be in the running for the title of Melbourne’s ‘Best’ Market trader in their category.

This year’s esteemed judges will be Executive Director of the Australian Retail Association (ARA), Russell Zimmerman, Head Chef and Owner of Saint Crispin and The Estelle, Scott Pickett, and TV presenter and food journalist, Arabella Forge.

Freshness of produce (where relevant), presentation, and customer service will all be assessed during the judging process.

Categories for 2014:

  • Poultry and game
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat delicatessen
  • Specialty food
  • Seafood
  • Coffee
  • General merchandise
  • Eateries – NEW
  • Nursery and flowers –NEW
  • Fashion and accessories – NEW
  • Services – NEW

All voters also go in the draw to WIN 1 of 12 $200 Markets shopping vouchers. Visit the Markets of Melbourne website to cast your vote: marketsofmelbourne.com.au/market-awards

Market ‘Favourites’ will be announced on August 8 with Melbourne’s ‘Best’ Market Traders revealed on September 7 at the exclusive MYOB Melbourne Market Awards ceremony, part of Market Week 2014 (September 6 – 14).

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