QSMA is proud to announce the return of the Queensland Seafood Industry Awards. The 2024 Queensland Seafood Industry Awards will be presented on Friday, 15th March 2024 at the Rydges South Bank in Brisbane during a Gala Dinner and celebrations.
Pre-dinner Drinks: 6.30pm
Gala Dinner & Presentations: 7.00pm
Dress Code: Cocktail
The Queensland Seafood Industry Awards showcase the Queensland seafood industry; its value to the national economy, its professionalism, and its commitment to supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national and international markets.
It does this through recognising and celebrating the positive contributions of individuals, partnerships, businesses and organisations towards a sustainable and profitable Australian seafood industry. As is the case in previous years, State Award winners will go on to the National Seafood Awards presented at Seafood Directions Conference held from 10-12 September 2024 in Hobart, Tasmania.
The Gala Dinner will not only reveal the 2024 Queensland Seafood Industry Award winners but also provide Gala Dinner guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with Queensland’s celebrity chef and seafood enthusiast Chef Mel Alafaci also known as “Chef Mel – The Happy Chef”.
In addition to the awards presentation, dinner guests will be treated to an “after-dinner talk show” where Chef Mel Alafaci will join the evening’s MC to discuss “all things cooking and seafood”.
Is there anything you always wanted to ask a celebrity chef? Now you can.
Do you have a question for Chef Mel? Send us your question(s) and we will try to incorporate them into the conversation. Only condition, you have to be a Gala Dinner ticket holder and let us now your question before February 15, 2024.
So, don’t hold back.
Email us your question(s) with your name and seafood industry occupation (if applicable). If you prefer not to be named during the interview, no problem, just let us know.
Why not overnight in Brisbane and stay at the Gala Dinner venue? Rydges South Bank offers sophisticated Brisbane accommodation with thoughtful amenities and Free WiFi in the city’s arts and entertainment precinct. Attendees can take advantage of a special 20% discount on best flexible rate offer.
Please note rooms are not being held for event guests and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking and discount may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24 hour cancellation policy applies to all reservations. Any bookings cancelled after 14:00 the day prior will incur a charge equivalent to one night’s accommodation.
For bookings call Reservations on (07) 3364 0800 (please let Reservations know the event name and date) or use this special hotel online bookings link – discount is not available through the hotel’s public online booking.
Rydges South Bank Brisbane
9 Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
The judging will be undertaken by a panel of up to three experts. Three are to be selected by the Queensland Seafood Marketers Association, one representing wild-catch, one representing aquaculture and one representing post-harvest with neither from the state/NT hosting the Seafood Directions conference in that year. In selecting the panel, QSMA and the organising committee should take into account the desirability of:
The judging panel will select three finalists, including the winner for each category. These will be announced at the Queensland Seafood Awards Gala Dinner.
The judging panel’s decision will be final and no discussion will be entered into.
The judging panel will evaluate each nomination against the judging criteria for each category. It will mark each criterion out of five, with each criterion receiving equal weighting.
Nominations should, therefore, provide comprehensive information about the nominee, and strong evidence of how, and to what degree, the nominee meets the criteria. Where possible the nomination should include quantitative as well as qualitative evidence. Importantly, the nomination should state where a criterion is not applicable to a nominee.
Any reference to the seafood industry applies to wild-catch and aquaculture and any segment of the supply chain.
An ‘entity’ means a person, partnership, business or organisation at national, state, NT, regional or sector level.
Where the award criterion refers to an ‘activity’ it may apply to an on-going role of the nominee, a one-off project, or an event undertaken or managed by the nominee.
To enter, please download awards entry form and return completed form by 9th February 2024.
Please attach this form to your written application. The written application should address all judging criteria and include at least one (1) photograph or image, and any supporting documentation you wish to be considered with this entry.Download Form
To enter, please download awards entry form and return completed form by 9th February, 2024.
Please attach this form to your written application. The written application should address all judging criteria and include at least one (1) photograph or image, and any supporting documentation you wish to be considered with this entry.Download Entry Form