Retail Competitions

AMIC Retail Competitions

Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger Competition!

Entries are now open for AMIC’s Retail Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger Competition

AMIC’s retail Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger Competition is a great opportunity to compete with the best in your state, promote your business and products and raise your local business profile. Whether it’s Traditional Australian Beef or Pork, Poultry or Continental Sausages, or perhaps a burger in the Best Butchers Gourmet Open Class, we hope there is a category of interest for you. The Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger competition returns in 2023 with hundreds of our members set to compete Australia-wide for the chance to win the ultimate state and National sausage sizzle showdown.

The quality of sausages and burgers, unique flavour combinations and creativity on display in 2022 was second to none and we hope our members can once again showcase their quality creations and for those that won at Nationals, defend their title as the best in the country. The competition is a great way for you, as an Independent Local Butcher to highlight your creative ability and efforts to make a great tasting product for the general public to buy, cook and enjoy.

This year, in a change to the program from previous years, we are conducting state-specific, centralised programs. We hope this will aid in ensuring consistent judging across the program while still awarding at both regional and state levels. This change in program is designed to ensure that all entrants are judged equally and to the same standards within each state competition. We hope this change will provide a better overall showcase of the competition: you the butchers, your products, and provide a greater appreciation of the industry as a whole.

Categories and Entry Price

For 2023, we have maintained last year’s entry price of $35 and are offering six sausage categories and two burger categories for members to enter:

  •      Traditional Australian Beef Sausage (Max 1 Entry)
  •      Traditional Australian Pork Sausage (Max 1 Entry)
  •      Poultry Sausage (Max 2 Entries)
  •      Australian Lamb / Open Class Sausage (Max 2 Entries)
  •      Continental Sausage (Max 2 Entries)
  •      Gourmet / Open Class Sausage (Max 2 Entries)
  •      Best Butchers Beef Burger (Max 2 Entries)
  •      Best Butchers Gourmet Burger (Max 2 Entries)


2023 Competition Schedule

State Location Date
South Australia Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival July 13-16
Victoria William Angliss Institute August 22-25
Western Australia

Day 1: Sth Metro TAFE Bentley Campus

Day 2: WEBER store Cannington.

September 1-2
Queensland Norman Hotel September 5-8
New South Wales Granville TAFE September 13-15
Tasmania TBC TBC

*Entries close one week prior to the competition date.

Competition Guidelines and Entry Details


  • Download the category descriptions and terms and conditions here.
  • Regional and State winners will be awarded with awards presented at the State Award evenings.
  • Delivery and expenses for entries to the judging sites will be at the onus of the member competing.
  • Please ensure you read the category descriptions carefully to ensure the correct selection for your entries. For verification of category, you must provide a brief description of each entry. For example, Lamb and Rosemary Sausage, Chicken & Chilli Chive Burger etc.
  • Click Here to enter a product via the online award force platform.
  • For further competition details, please call us on 1300 28 63 28 or email our retail team at [email protected].