The Artisan Bacon Awards not only offers the opportunity to benchmark your product in a truly national competition but it also offers:

  • Expert confidential feedback and tasting notes for improvement
  • Celebration of state winners
  • Celebration of an overall national winner whose product is advertised in their area of business
  • Bragging rights to your Australian bacon

Entry Categories:

  • Full Rasher
  • Short Cut

Judging Criteria:


  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Lean to fat
  • Cure process
  • Cooking cure process
  • General texture


  • Aroma
  • Shrinkage
  • Texture and moisture
  • Taste

Entry fee $75.00 per entry

One entry per entrant per category. This fee includes GST and courier charges. Please note leftover bacon will not be returned.

The Prize:

The overall artisan winner of the Australian PorkMark Bacon Awards will receive one week of radio advertising in their local area. Category winners will receive a plaque for shop display, state winners will receive winner certificates and both will receive help with media and PR for their local area. All entries will receive feedback on their product. Previous winners have reported considerable sales increases following the competition.

Registrations have now closed.

For any questions regarding the bacon competition, contact the PorkMark team on 02 6270 8842 or