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Nominations open for UK's only national ice cream championships

Calling all ice cream creators! If you make your own ice cream you can enter the UK’s only National Ice Cream Competition 2019.

The ice cream industry’s premier event is held every year at the Ice Cream and Gelato Expo, with the next show at Harrogate’s Yorkshire Event Centre on 12th to 14th February 2019.  The Expo is organised by the industry’s trade association – The Ice Cream Alliance.

There are 16 categories ranging from the most popular flavours across ice cream, sorbets and frozen yoghurts to innovation in new flavours and presentation, as well as a ‘Newcomers’ award.

Category winners are judged at the Expo and an overall UK Champion is also announced.

Winners receive a coveted Ice Cream Alliance Winners Certificate and magnificent silver trophy, and the UK Champion is publicised both in national and regional consumer media.  Past winners have experienced significant boosts to their business as a result.

“The National Ice Cream Competition has been held for 74 years,” commented Zelica Carr, The Ice Cream Alliance CEO.  “It allows our industry to stimulate and recognise innovation, creativity and the highest standards of production.  Ice cream is big business in the UK – worth over £1 billion per year – but it is also big on talent.  That is what we celebrate with this competition.”

The closing date for entries is 11th January 2019.  Full details on how to enter, the rules and entry costs can be found at:  www.ice-cream.org/content/national-ice-cream-competition-2019#!form/Shopping

This is the 69th Expo organised by The Ice Cream Alliance.  It is the UK’s only ice cream trade show and is free to attend for everyone in the business – or anyone thinking of setting up manufacturing or selling ice cream.  You can pre-register on the Ice Cream Alliance website (follow the links):   www.ice-cream.org