Visa WOAP Awards

We’re changing things up a little this year to uncover local champions when it comes to reflecting the capital’s flavour. There are three Visa WOAP Festival Awards up for grabs in 2017:

  1. Best Festival Dish (thanks to Dine Wellington, presented by Wellington Wine Country)
  2. Best Burger (thanks to Burger Wellington, presented by Garage Project)
  3. Best Cocktail (thanks to Cocktail Wellington presented by Spirits New Zealand)

All three Awards will follow the same format. The winning eatery, food truck or bar will score some pretty sweet prizes, as we up our game. Read on for how you can be in it to win it!

The Festival Awards Process

DATE

ACTION WHAT CAN I DO?
25 Jan Applications for Visa WOAP 2017 open Apply! Get your Dine/Burger/Cocktail offer in the programme.
11-24 August Scoring is open from 10am 11 August until midnight 24 August. Consumers can rate (out of 10) every burger, cocktail and festival dish they consume on visawoap.com/cocktailwelly.com/burgerwelly.com

 

Promote your offers and encourage them to score yours highly. Find out what people think early on so you can tweak if need be to get those 10/10’s
25 August Scoring is tallied and analysed, and the top 5 finalists from each category announced. Let everyone know if you are a finalist – or if not, you still have 2 days to feed the masses.
26 & 27 August Mystery judging commences. Our panel of judges will anonymously visit to experience your offer. Be on your game! Presentation, atmosphere, service and more are all scored by our judges during their mystery visit this weekend.
31 Aug Festival Awards Night. Finalists, stakeholders, sponsors and media will be invited to our Awards night, and potentially the public may be able to buy tickets too. The final criteria (taste) will be decided on this night, and the winners announced.

As a finalist, you’ll need to recreate your dish at the Awards night for the judges to taste in front of the crowd.

Winner’s plus finalists are encouraged to keep their offer on the menu following the Festival ending.

Judging Criteria 

Best Burger

Best Cocktail Best Dish

20%: the final average score from the public

15%: service (such as knowledge of staff, timeliness)

15%: presentation

15%: use of local ingredients

5%: beer matching

5%: tapas matching

5%: local beverage matching

5%: relation to the festival theme

25%: taste

 Prizes

Best Burger Best Cocktail Best Dish
Consumer winner Double pass to the awards night
Opportunity to taste the 5 finalists with the judges on stage
GP merchandise
GP cellar door tour/visit
Double pass to the awards night
Opportunity to taste the 5 finalists with the judges on stage
Visa WOAP Goodie Bag
Double pass to the awards night
Opportunity to taste the 5 finalists with the judges on stage
Visa WOAP Goodie Bag
All industry Finalists Certificate
Case of GP beers
Certificate Certificate
Industry Winner $1,000 Value GP Trade
A custom GP brew
Celebrate your win in style with you and your team with a GP hosted party for up to 20 of your staff
Free Garage Project presents Burger Wellington entry in 2018
Mega bragging rights
A high quality trophy!
Free Cocktail Welly entry 2018

Mega bragging rights

A high quality trophy!

More prizes TBC, watch this space…

Free Dine Wellington entry 2018

Mega bragging rights

A high quality trophy!

More prizes TBC, watch this space…

Second place $700 Value GP Trade TBC TBC
Third place $300 Value GP Trade TBC TBC