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QCS Awards

We are no longer accepting awards entries. Thank you to all who have submitted their projects and initiatives. Best of luck! Below is a recap of the 2022 award categories:

Best Collaboration Award

The QCS Best Collaboration Award honors initiatives that deliver excellence through the joint efforts of a member and supply partner working together to either solve a problem or achieve the desired outcome. This can include initiatives such as new packaging innovation, new product launch, cost savings, regulatory compliance, operational improvement, process improvement, and more. Award entries are open to joint efforts from all QCS members and approved supply partners. All entries must be jointly submitted by the member and supply partner who took part in the collaboration.

Outstanding Marketing Awards

The QCS Outstanding Marketing Awards honor industry members and supply partner organizations whose creative integrated marketing campaigns have stood out and earned attention in the ever-changing food and beverage industry. These awards are judged on merit, so no matter how big or small your budget or audience is, we invite you to enter the marketing campaigns you are proud of. Award entries are open to all QCS members and approved supply partners.

Philanthropic Recognition

QCS Purchasing Cooperative will be recognizing the philanthropic efforts of our members and supply partners during the QCS Annual Conference for making significant contributions to charitable organizations in their communities. We invite all QCS members and approved supply partners who have played an integral role in mutual aid, volunteer and pooled fundraising efforts to submit their initiatives for recognition.

View the QCS 2021 Award Winners (click here)


And don’t forget to enter your products in these industry contests:

QCS Orange Juice Product Quality Contest

The 2022 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Orange Juice Judging Contest (juice from concentrate only) took place on July 13, 2022, and was be judged by a panel of USDA juice experts. View the contest requirement here. Winners will be announced at the 2022 QCS Annual Conference this October in San Diego, California.


World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Products Contest

The call for entries is now closed for the 2022 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Products Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association (WDPA). We will post the winners once they become available.


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