Terms and Conditions


Introduction The search for New Zealand’s most innovative and promising food and beverage start-up is about to get underway. FoodStarter – a New World of Awesome Food Innovation is a competition to find an innovative, on-trend food or beverage product to take to market across the New World group in the South Island. By entering this competition Entrants agree to the following terms and conditions.  

Organisers The competition is organised by Foodstuffs South Island Limited (“Foodstuffs”) and the Ministry of Awesome and is supported by ChristchurchNZ, FoodSouth, Blinc Innovation and Strategy Creative.  

Entering the Competition

  • All entries must be submitted on the official entry form no later than 11:59pm on Sunday 7th October 2018 (“competition closing date”). 
  • Incomplete entries will not be considered.
  • Product(s) entered must be food or beverage (including pet food). 
  • Products must be manufactured in New Zealand (imported ingredients are allowed, but extra points will be awarded for ingredients that celebrate the South Island).
  • Alcoholic beverages may be entered, providing they fall within the New World Group Liquor Licensing requirements. (Section 58 of the Sale of Liquor Act). Refer to the Foodstarter.co.nz website to check if your product is eligible to enter. 
  • Supporting materials (e.g. samples) may be included with your entry if desired. Send clearly identified samples to: FoodStarter Competition, Foodstuffs South Island Limited, 167 Main North Rd, Christchurch 8051 
  • All Samples and other supporting material must be received at this address by the competition closing date. Samples and Supporting material will not be returned. All entries must comply with these terms and conditions and the instructions provided on the foodstarter.co.nz website.  
  • Judging and Winners
  • A shortlist of five entries will be selected by the expert panel at Foodstuffs and Ministry of Awesome and announced on Wednesday 10th October 2018.
  • Shortlisted entrants will be invited to the Pressure Cooker final event on Wednesday 31st October, where they will present their product in a short pitch to the judging panel. 
  • Finalists will be expected to provide samples of their product to the judging panel at the Pressure Cooker event. 
  • Entries will be judged on the criteria listed on the FoodStarter.co.nz website.
  • The overall winner will be announced on the night at the Pressure Cooker event.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize winner and finalists consent to participate and co-operate as required in all promotional activities relating to FoodStarter.  


  • Prize Package 
  • The winning entry will receive the Prize Package as set out on the FoodStarter.co.nz website.  
  • This will be a contractual arrangement between the winning entrant and the organisers to ensure full commitment to the opportunity offered by the Prize Package.
  • The Prize Package or any part of it, is not exchangeable for cash. If you do not fully utilise any part of the Prize Package by [31/12/2019] then that part will be forfeited.  
  • Privacy and Intellectual Property
  • By entering this competition each Entrant agrees that the Organisers may collect, store and use the information contained in their entry (“Entry Information”) as set out below.
  • Entry Information will be used to select the five shortlisted entries and contact the finalists.  
  • The New World and Ministry of Awesome websites will publish details of the five shortlisted entries including the title of each entry, the name of the Entrant and location and a short summary of the entry (the full details will not be published). The Organisers may also use this information for promotional purposes. 
  • The Entry Information will be shared between the Organisers for the purposes of judging the competition.
  • All information provided by the Entrants will be collected, used, stored, disclosed and corrected in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. 
  • All Entrants have the right to access their information and request that any personal information held to be corrected. The Organisers may contact Entrants to provide feedback on their Entries, post competition analysis and other entrepreneurship opportunities.
  • Every Entrant warrants that to the best of their knowledge, their product details and branding ideas are new and original and not subject to any third-party claim, and that the Entrant owns all intellectual property, trademark or any other ownership and/or moral rights expressed in their entry. 
  • The Organisers reserve the right to remove or delete any Entry and exclude the respective Entrant immediately if they have reason to believe that the entry breaches, or could be seen to be in breach of, any third party’s legal or moral right(s). 
  • The Entrant grants the Organisers the right to use the Entrant’s Intellectual Property for the purposes of this Competition. 
  • Except as provided for in these Terms and Conditions, the Organisers will keep Entry Information confidential. 
  • Entrants retain ownership of their product, including any intellectual property therein.
  • Should an Entrant wish to use the fact they have entered this Competition as part of their own promotional activities then they must seek the consent of the Organisers prior to that activity commencing.  
  • Exclusions
  • The Organisers reserve the right to exclude an Entrant who is in breach of the Terms and Conditions, misleads, deceives or acts in a fraudulent manner, or who acts in such a way as to, in the sole opinion of the Organisers, bring the Competition and/or the Organisers into disrepute. 
  • Entrants take part in this Competition of their own volition. The Organisers will not be liable for any claims for loss, damage or injury whatsoever or for any physical or mental injury suffered by any Entrant, as a result of, or in connection with, this Competition.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to amend or change the Terms and Conditions at any time at their sole discretion, including extending, postponing or cancelling the competition.
  • The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New Zealand and shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of New Zealand courts.


  • We collect personal information from you, including information about your:
  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Product/business


  • We collect your personal information in order to allow you entry into the FoodStarter competition. Besides our staff, we share this information with:
  • The Ministry of Awesome, FoodStuffs, and the FoodStarter judges in order to achieve the competition's goals.
  • Providing some information is optional. If you choose not to enter name, email address, phone number, and idea, we'll be unable to allow entry into the FoodStarter competition.
  • You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at info@foodstarter.com.